Within five seconds of listening to “Waves” I knew this was going to be something I liked. I haven’t posted in forever, because I haven’t gotten any specific submissions. Normally I just receive submissions via email because I’m on a listserv. AND this is especially noteworthy because these folks are from the D! Alright!
"To Feel Small" is a really enjoyable listen. I’m currently grooving away in my favorite coffee shop and neglecting my reading assignment. I dig the groove, I dig the vocals courtesy of Lianna Vanicelli, and the instrumentation, mixing, mashing, and production by Alex Kaye is top notch.
My sweet boyfriend Jaren and I had a nice date yesterday. He gave me a mix cd called “Beautiful Morning With You” except Jaren has kinda bad handwriting so it looks like “Beautiful Morning With Yon” and I teased him for it. :)
I Love You - The Pippettes
Wrapped Up In Books - Belle & Sebastian
Happy Valentine’s Day - OutKast
Six Six Six - Say Anything
Big Poppa - Notorious BIG
Dinner for Two - St. Vincent
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
You Shook Me - Led Zeppelin
Quality Time - Hindu
Bem, Bem, Maria - Gipsy Kings
Peggy Sue - Lou Reed
Mac Tonight - SAINT PEPSI
Baptize Me - The Book of Mormon
There’s No Goodbye Between Us - Plastic Ono Band
I’ll Be Your Mirror - The Velvet Underground & Nico
Only You (And You Alone) - The Platters
Love Will Save You - Swans
Let’s Dub - Fritz von Runte
Pretty Women/The Ladies Who Lunch - Barbra Streisand
Beautiful Morning With You - The Pillows
Let me be frank with you, guys. I really love this boy. The fact that he put God Only Knows on here sums our relationship up. I’m pretty sure “I’ll Be Your Mirror” is our “song”. I’m chuckling over The Book of Mormon. I’m so enamored with doo-wop so I’m sooo digging The Platters’ track. Jaren is currently obsessed with Hindu, and rightfully so (haaa). I can sing the shit out of The Ladies Who Lunch ad I LOVE LOVE LOVE the musical Company.
I could comment on every track but this would probably turn into “TL;DR” and I don’t want that to happen. I would highly suggest for all of you to check out the last track and find a translation of it’s lyrics. It’s lovely.
Today I bring to you one of my favorite discoveries since starting Good Tunes: High Tyde. I’ve already done two features on this great band from Brighton, Great Britain. One of which was on their EP “Teal”, which you can find here. Additionally, I wrote a little “piece-ette” (har har) on their latest single at the time, Solana.
The boys of High Tyde are going to be releasing a new single on July 14th called “Karibu”. My pal in the band Louis shared with me a fun fact about this jammin’ tune. He got the original melody from a tweeting bird, which he recorded on his phone. Cute, eh? It’s always so fun to be inspired by little things. I know I’ve definitely been before in my own music.
High Tyde has just finished up playing at a festival in Leamington Spa. They’e also been busy bees filming the music video for “Karibu”. AND, they’re playing at Lainfest and Redfest this summer. AND, they’re going to be having a single release show in Brighton on July 18th.
I’m so happy and proud that these guys are getting so much recognition in the world of UK music.
A little while ago I made 3 playlists for a few of the girls in my music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota. The first girl, Lillian, digs country…so I gave her a bit of alt-folk indie stuff with some recent alt. Nothing too guitar-laden or heavy. Some well-known, some lesser-known.
Viola - Girlyman
Machine Ballerina - Suzanne Vega
Fill It Up Again - Indigo Girls
Julianne - Ben Folds Five
Girl - Beck
Mushaboom - Feist
I’m a Cuckoo - Belle & Sebastian
Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple
Postcards and Picture Frames - Caroline Gorman (Check out my pieces on Caroline and her band Madness and the Film! They’re great!)
Building A Mystery - Sarah McLachlan
Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Safe In Your Arms - Beth Orton
You Are What You Love - Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins
We’ve got something interesting going on in the land of Good Tunes for Good People.
My boyfriend Jaren is going to be helping me out with my blogging fun.
The format will be the same and I’m still going to be setting everything up. I’ll send him some of my submissions, and he’ll give me his opinion on them. He’s got a really good taste in music, y’all, so have no fear.
You can find his personal blog here. (He’s a bit of a weirdo, but he’s fun. Give him a follow.)
MC: Ah, she’s walking out now, looks so lovely. Yes indeed! Here’s Lady Day!…Billie, good to see you and you sure look pretty. Billie Holiday: Thank you MC: Uh huh, you wanna tell them what you’re gonna do tonight? Billie Holiday: Well, I’m going to try and do a recording I just did for Norman Granz, Mercury [Records], Tenderly