Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Song of the Day: Damien Rice - Older Chests

Such a soft, beautiful, thoughtful song.  I could play it over and over and over.  And I am.

Damien Rice - Older Chests (Album O)

Song lyrics from AZLyrics.com:

"Older Chests"

Older chests reveal themselves
Like a crack in a wall
Starting small, and grow in time
And we always seem to need the help
Of someone else
To mend that shelf
Too many books
Read me your favourite line

Papa went to other lands
And he found someone who understands
The ticking, and the western man's need to cry
He came back the other day, you know
Some things in life may change
And some things
They stay the same

Like time, there's always time
On my mind
So pass me by, I'll be fine
Just give me time

Older gents sit on the fence
With their cap in hand
Looking grand
They watch their city change
Children scream, or so it seems,
Louder than before
Out of doors, and into stores with bigger names
Mama tried to wash their faces
But these kids they lost their graces
And daddy lost at the races too many times

She broke down the other day, yeah you know
Some things in life may change
But some things they stay the same

Like time, there's always time
On my mind
So pass me by, I'll be fine
Just give me time
Time, there's always time
On my mind
Pass me by, I'll be fine
Just give me time

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What shirt should I wear?

Slightly delayed post, but better late than never.  About a week ago, I noticed that there were two NHL games on (and this happened several times, based on the schedule) where I had free shirts from all the teams involved.  Two were given to me at the door, two were nabbed when they threw shirts into the crowd.  You can tell that they're free shirts, look at the backs.  Almost all of them have sponsors on them!  For what it's worth, I'm counting my old Atlanta Thrashers shirts as Winnipeg Jets shirts!   :)

So, I asked, which shirt do I wear?

First reaction I got when I posted this on social media was from a buddy in Ireland.  He said, "For a second there I thought the yellow one said 'Let's go penis.'"  Of course he did.

Also got a comment for a buddy at the gym who knows me all too well: "Fake question because we know it's too hot to wear a shirt."  Touche, Harry.

Turns out I made the right choice.  I wore my Thrashers shirt, and the Jets kicked ass that night (May 5, 2018).  Then later, May 11 I believe, I wore my Capitals shirt and they took Game 1 on the road in Tampa.

As I type this, I'm not wearing my Capitals shirt and the Lightning are winning.  Hey, I do want a longer series, and more hockey.

So at this point, I think it's pretty clear.  If Tampa or Las Vegas want to win the Cup, they need to send me a shirt!!!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Song of the Day: Camila Cabello - Havana, ft. Young Thug

Here's a new song that I can't get out of my head.  Me encanta.

Camila Cabello - Havana (Audio) ft. Young Thug

Friday, April 27, 2018

Song of the Day: Mariana and the Diamonds - True Colors (Cyndi Lauper cover)

You know how much I love this song.  And I'm fascinated by songs that I seem to love regardless of who sings them.  Except this song was not sung by just anyone.  It was sung by Marina.  Who, as you, my seven* readers, know, is one of my favorites.  Thanks to YouTube (which seems to know exactly what I like), I found this song.

First of all, here is my past post about this same song.
Song of the Day: Eva Cassidy - True Colors

And now the new version:

Another challenge with this blog post was to find a picture of Marina that I haven't used before, because I've posted so many songs by here.  Yeah, there a lot of pictures out there, but I mean a picture I would be happy to put on my blog.  Hopefully I haven't used this one before.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Song of the Day: Girlpool - Picturesong

I love the vibe of this song.  Not sure what to make of the lyrics, but it doesn't matter.

Girlpool - "Picturesong"

Lyrics from SongLyrics:

Girlpool - Picturesong Lyrics
Artist: Girlpool
Album: Picturesong

You're a god charade I'll let you down
like a noise complaint I know my cover's blown
Fetish and fury tax worshiping everything I lack is dumb
Invention strung

Into empty space where hollow shapes will misbehave
What does holy want?
I'll be that Picturesong
Make me into a hundred words hide me in bathroom walls

It's a spastic shame that hollow shapes will break the frame
What does holy want?
A wind up Picturesong
A muse to sing a dozen words a silence for the wall

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Song of the Day: The Cranberries - No Need To Argue

You're heard the news, no doubt, that Dolores O'Riordan (Cranberries lead singer) unexpectedly passed away recently at the too-young age of 46.  That caused me to dig out a bunch of Cranberries albums I have, and reminisce.  And share with my daughters (who don't fully understand why I'm sad when I hear news like this, and Prince, and Tom Petty, etc.).

I had the pleasure of hearing the Cranberries in concert a LONG time ago, at the Riverside theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Looking it up...
Yep, there it is.  November 18, 1994.  I feel old.  But happy to have heard them at their peak.

You've heard the popular songs (Linger, Zombie).  But this song really conveyed her tenderness, and also the power of her voice.  Brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it.   :(

Cranberries - No need to argue, Dreaming my dreams (Later with Jools Holland)

And a bonus song, as well, also one of my favorites.

Rest in peace, Dolores.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Song of the Day: Nilüfer Yanya - Baby Luv

Just heard of a new (to me) artist, a young woman from London.  I listened to this song, didn't think much of it initially.  Then I listened again.  And again.  And again.  I LOVE the vibe of this song.  I think she has a bright future.  And even if she doesn't, well, this song is more than enough.

Nilüfer Yanya - Baby Luv (Official Video)

She also did a TEDx Teen performance, in which she played "Small Crimes" and "Baby Luv."  You can hear Baby Luv in an earlier form, apparently.  Nice to see hear the song in an earlier form.

PERFORMANCE | Nilüfer Yanya | TEDxTeen