gotta win a little, lose a little, always have the blues a little

3rd April 2014

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Doris Day & Frankie Laine - Sugarbush [1952]

Happy 92nd Birthday, Doris Day!

Tagged: doris day1950syour hit parade

2nd April 2014

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Lower Dens - Brains [2012]

filing this one under: sounds that physically manifest and diffuse all through my veins, aka, songs that you can feel in your gut.

Tagged: lower densnootropics2012secret chord

31st March 2014

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The Pogues - Haunted [1986]

Sung by Cait O’Riordan, who sounds a lot like Belinda Carlisle to me. Fun facts: she played bass in The Pogues for 3 years, she and Elvis Costello were married for 16 years, and “Fairytale of New York” was originally supposed to be sung by her and Shane MacGowan but she left the band before recording it. Kirsty MacColl’s iconic vocal track on Fairytale was originally intended to be just a guide vocal until they found another singer, but the demo was so good they asked her to do the final recording, too.

Tagged: the poguescait o'riordanbassists1980s1986sid and nancysoundtrackskirsty maccoll

27th March 2014

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Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out [1997]

I found this footage on YouTube from the first show I ever went to. July 1997. Central Park, NYC. I was 13 and EVERYTHING CHANGED afterwards.

Tagged: sleater-kinney1990s1997live showssummerstagecentral park

26th March 2014

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Suzie Quatro - If You Can’t Give Me Love [1978]

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25th March 2014

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Sylvie Vartan - Comme Un Garcon [1968]

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28th January 2014

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RIP Pete Seeger, writer of these songs and many, many more.

[update: he did not write We Shall Overcome. the origin is unclear, in a good way. everybody credits other people before them with the writing of the song. this makes it a collaborative effort spanning decades. it appears to have originated from a 1930s hymn by Louise Shropshire, which was picked up by Zilphia Horton from members of the CIO Food and Tobacco Workers Union. Horton taught it to Pete Seeger, and she published the lyrics in Seeger’s People’s Songs Bulletin, September, 1948.

Tagged: pete seegerfolk songszilphia hortonlouise shropshire

12th December 2013

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The Softies - Just A Day [2000]

Still one of the saddest songs around.

Tagged: the softiesk records2000 albums

2nd December 2013

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Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon [1984]

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5th November 2013

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Grass Widow - Goldilocks Zone [2012]

I just stumbled upon what the name of this song means. And delightful and significant as that little discovery is, it is the absolute least significant discovery in this article about the minimum 8.8 billion planets that are supposed to be Earth-like in our galaxy. space is the place.

Tagged: grass widowspacemilky way