Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Are you kidding me?!

So I've been hearing a lot about this Spiderman musical and was definitely skeptical at first like I'm sure many others were. Because, let's be real, Spiderman...singing? Doesn't really seem to go together. I decided this morning to read a little about it on the internetsss and I know this is probably old news but take a look at who wrote the music & lyrics:

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(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
Oh look, it's Bono and The Edge from my favorite band in the world...on opposite day!
All I have to say is...


Now I'm really not so sure about this Spiderman musical, folks.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Remember that time I said I was going to blog for 50 days?

Yeah, that obviously didn't happen! Oh well. Maybe I'll try it again in the summer. But I still intend to finish 50 songs for this time around, at least. To check out the songs I've previously blogged about for this project, check the tag "50 songs" and all the entries should pop up.

In unrelated news, what is going on with LCD Soundsystem?! Talk about a shit show. Too bad the added shows at Terminal 5 aren't the same week as my spring break.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

What happened last week...

- On Wednesday, The White Stripes decided that they wanted to pull a publicity stunt and announce their break-up. I mean, really. Everyone knows they're going to make at least one more album together whether it be three days or three years from now. To me, Jack White just seems like the type of person who needs variety and needs to play and experiment music with other people or else he gets a little bored. That might be how he is in general, which is probably why his relationships, including his marriage with Meg, didn't work out so well. Speaking of Jack's relationships, I discovered a couple weeks ago that Karen Elson is trying to have a music career. Um, what?! Anyway...
It could also be the fact that he tends to have these stages where he becomes obsessed with one particular female musician and has to create with that person at that moment. Maybe. Personally, I think he should just stop wasting his time with The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather and focus on The White Stripes. I think that's where his creativity and talent is displayed the best. All I know is, I'm really going to miss this if they really are gone:
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Photo courtesy of Photo Musical Group
- James Murphy unfortunately is disbanding LCD Soundsystem! And if you're asking yourself, "are you serious?!" Yes, dead serious. Sad day. Murphy's reasoning is so that he can take more opportunities to work with other people he wouldn't be able to otherwise due to his obligations to LCD Soundsystem. Whatever.

- Atmosphere announced they will be releasing a new album this April titled The Family Sign.

- Those are pretty much all the highlights I can think of. I'll be back with a song review within the next couple of days, I promise! And on an unrelated personal note, The National and Best Coast are my newest music obsessions. Who knew The National was so amazing? Err...I guess...everyone, actually? Definitely not what I expected. Once again, I was very very late with that one.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

12/50: The Beatles "I'll Follow the Sun"

50 Songs in 50 Days
The Beatles "I'll Follow the Sun"

If you're not in the Northeast or the mid-west today, consider yourself lucky. I've been snowed in all day and will be tomorrow as well however it does give me some time to rediscover some songs that I haven't listened to in a while, one of them being The Beatles "I'll Follow the Sun" (Good segue, right?). You might already know this but, I'm pretty much one of those "The Beatles can do no wrong and if you don't like them it's just because you're jealous" kind of fans, so expect more songs by them being chosen for this project in the future. "I'll Follow the Sun" is one of those gems that was an underground favorite amongst hardcore Beatles fans from the US in the 60's, the song only appearing on the UK's release Beatles for Sale, until it became accessible to the American masses on Beatles '65 (which strangely enough, released in 1964...how does that work?!).
Anyway, despite the fact that it hasn't been a song that only the secretive Cavern Club society knows about and has therefore lost it's enigmatic aspect to it for quite some time now, it's still a fan favorite because of the simple fact that it's a really good song! Even though it was recorded way back in the day, (it's unknown when it was initially written/performed however, the earliest recording of it is 1960,) it definitely mirror's the sound they had during the time it became popular, 1965, right before Help!, Revolver and Rubber Soul, personally my favorite time for the group. Right in between kitschy-"I wanna hold your hand"-Ed Sullivan Show-matching outfits Beatles and taking LSD-Hare Krishna-long hair-straggly beards-"Helter Skelter" Beatles. A very good time in Beatles history indeed.