Today on DD I thought maybe I’d lighten things up a little bit and reach into our history for some tokens of cognitive oblivion and hummable lore, to have a little light-hearted fun on a Saturday. I attempted to find all the songs on YouTube and attach the corresponding URL’s. For anybody who’s actually decent […]
For some reason the thought just dawned on me this past week that a car might actually be a PERFECT place in which to listen to music. Think about it — all that space on the dashboard allows for a pretty good sound system setup and pair of speakers and the close, fairly well-rounded space […]
Is it possible for an album to be “classic” but not “listenable”? Yes — it’s Mule Variations by Tom Waits, his ’98 “comeback album” (albeit one which found him handling the lyrical topic of sleeping in a graveyard) which is so full of unforgettable songs as to put it on par with Abbey Road or […]
16 “The Power of Jazz” This song, granted, does have one thing commendable about it: you get a narrative of Ira Kaplan professing that “I thought I’d go to New York / And see what Doug was up to”. This little anecdote is perhaps marginally entertaining because it implies the proximity of YLT’s native Hoboken, […]
50 “Mellow My Mind” (Tonight’s the Night/1975) “Mellow My Mind” comes in the easy-hearted, groovin’ mid-section of Tonight’s the Night, with such a natural, organic feel of rock and roll, but still brings some complex emotions nonetheless, with the guileless desire to slow down and relax laced with the crazy disposition of “Lonesome whistle on […]
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100 Morrissey – Low in High School Of course my age-old bit is constantly inquiring “What makes Morrissey good?”, to which you might answer that he always makes an impression with his supreme honesty, he makes these overarching, absurdly bold statements like “Irish blood English heart I am made of / There is no one […]