Tuesday, June 28, 2005

What's In BeckEye's Ear

This will most likely turn into a recurring post...just a list of the songs that I can't (and don't want to) get out of my head:

1. Revealed, Bill Janovitz and Crown Victoria - The record, "Fireworks on TV", came out last year, but I just discovered it (or, more to the point, was led to it) about a month or so ago. I've only owned it for 3 days, and it has yet to leave my CD player. In the span of 3 days, I think almost every song has taken a turn being my favorite. I think I've settled on this one though. It just rocks, plain and simple. It also contains my newest favorite lyrics, "You’re just a little monkey brain/With a forty dollar chain".

2. Tell Your Children Not To Look At The President, Vic Thrill - One of my favorite bands. Their new record is scheduled for release in September, but you can hear this song as well as a few others (old and new) on their MySpace page. It's a groovy little number....kind of like a mix of David Bowie, Outkast and Devo.

3. My Window Faces The South, Los Super Seven - I originally thought this was a Lyle Lovett tune, turns out he's just the guest vocalist on this particular song. Great, toe-tapping rockabilly stuff.

4. Driver Education, Amy Ray - One of the chicks from the Indigo Girls. I like some of their songs, but have never been a huge follower, so I couldn't tell you which one she is. Very cool tune. Weird though, it sounds like something that would come out of Liz Phair or Juliana Hatfield.

5. Because We Love You, Juliana Hatfield - Speak of the devil and she appears. I have a love/hate thing with this girl...but she hit the nail on the head with this one. Such a sweet pop confection, with just enough of that indie vibe to keep her off the Top 40 stations.

6. Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson - Speak of that other devil (Top 40 radio) and it also rears its ugly head. All of you hipster doofuses out there snickering at me for this, I guarantee that you know the words to this song and when it comes on in the car and you're alone you roll all the windows up and sing it at the top of your lungs. You're not fooling anyone. Come on, this song is so freaking catchy, it would be silly to deny it. Go Kelly. You go, girl.

7. How You Play The Game, Michelle Shocked - This is a great song. Very Dylan-esque. Michelle is in fine voice here.

8. Trouble With Dreams, The Eels - Kind of a weird song...very ethereal sounding. But it's got a very pretty melody.

9. Boomerang, Roomful of Blues - Damn, I just wanna do the twist and smoke cigarettes when I hear this song. And not just any cigarettes, Pall Malls or Lucky Strikes or something along those lines. Very old-school dance-hall bluesy fun.

10. Speed Of Sound, Coldplay - Yeah, I know it sounds pretty much like every other Coldplay song, but I pretty much like every other Coldplay song.


The Everglades said...

I can't believe how popular Kelly Clarkson is. I figured she would be gone by now, but even I know the words to all of her radio songs. Crazy world.


girlfiend said...

Sick (and embarrassing) as it is, I can't get enough of Kelly, especially that song.


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