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Monthly Archives: November 2009

So…I was going to post this yesterday but I was too tired and ended up deferring it, and now it isn’t as apropos but oh well it’ll do. An old Commodore‘s song covered by the incredible 80’s rock band Faith No More called “Easy” will be the topic of recommendation for today. I first heard this song in a Levi’s commercial(starts like 4 secs into it) and it immediately called out to me. The gritty voice of the lead singer Mike Patton is an incredibly appealing force when combined with the bluesy guitar solo and the simple yet homey sound of the keyboard. It kinda sounds like i’m talking out of my ass but i can’t really help it lol. something about this song just kinda rocks me to my core so i’d best advise anyone to just check it out and see if they get the same response as well.


PS: the video is so incredibly 90’s


i wasnt meaning to continue on with the cover song theme but i just couldn’t help it. When I logged onto youtube, this video was waiting for me under my subscription to the fabulous Jamie Cullum, and boy was i glad. Not only is Mr. Cullum’s cover mind-blowingly awesome, the video for it adds a certain James Bond (exploding piano FTW!) like charm to the entire experience. It’s rare for me to actually watch a music video especially all the way through not because i don’t enjoy the artistic quality of it but cuz i prefer to listen to music as a stand-alone. However, this music video just drew me in. The mesmerizing close ups of the inner works accompanied by the soothing yet edgy voice of Jamie is just indescribable so i urge everyone to go take a gander. enjoy.


I love covers. It’s kind of a music fetish of mine when a great band/singer can take someone else’s song and make it their own, whether it be remaining true to the original or mutating into something completely different altogether. Some of my favorites off the top of my head are Bitches Ain’t Shit by Ben Folds; Hey Ya by Obadiah Parker, Crazy by Ray Lamontagne, This Charming Man by Death Cab for Cutie; etc. and so on goes the list. However! Today I will share one that i just heard like ten minutes ago and inspired me to write this post. It’s not so much that this song is exceptional or life-changing or anything. It just happened to fit in perfectly with how I feel this exact moment and whatnot so here it is. With or Without You by U2 covered by Keane. Enjoy.

So it’s rare that a band makes me feel so ambiguous but Ra Ra Riot seems to have managed that feat quite easily. At first listen, my initial reaction was WTF. I couldn’t decide whether I liked it or not. The strange reminiscence resounding from the unique sound of the band that uses driving violin riffs and mesmerizing bass lines certainly creates an interesting musical nuance that’s not exactly for everyone but almost everyone is bound to enjoy at least one song by this amazingly talented band. So here’s my favorite Run My Mouth by Ra Ra Riot! hope you guys enjoy