Posted in acoustic, piano on April 12th, 2007 No Comments »
Browne’s first wife, Phyllis, committed suicide in the spring of 1976. During that time, he wrote the album “The Pretender”. The record climbed into the Top 10 upon its fall 1976 release, going platinum in the spring of 1977.
This song is about a man who gives up his dreams and lives a life of routine monotony in order to accumulate money. He is the pretender.
This recording is from a live performance Jackson gave in 2005. It’s simply stunning.
Posted in acoustic, Indie Rock, piano on April 13th, 2007 4 Comments »
“Pretty Things (Always break your heart)”
I love the composition and the melody in this song. Josh is coming out with another CD this year. Be sure to check him out.
Posted in acoustic, classical, piano on April 15th, 2007 4 Comments »
Listening to this, one would find it hard to believe that the artist sucked at sightreading. Carly admits cheating her way through piano lessons because she has perfect pitch. She says she writes off the top of her head.
If you’re an avid youtuber, you’re probably asking yourself “Where have I heard this from? It’s familiar!”.
That’s because its from This youtube video made by Noah.
The video encompasses photos from
January 11, 2000 – July 31, 2006. 2,356 Days. A work in progress.
Sarah started Lilith Fair – a fact that I had forgotten. At each Lilith Fair venue, one dollar for each ticket sold was given to a women’s charity in that community.
If you listen closely, you’ll hear a high-pitched “bendy” instrument. It’s a saw. A soccer game I attended last year included a performance by an artist who played the National Anthem on a saw. Here is a picture I took of that performance.
Posted in covers, girl power, piano on April 26th, 2007 1 Comment »
“Life is just a bowl of Cherries”
This song was written in 1931. I used to be in like with Lisa Loeb when I was in high school (10 years ago). I still think she’s awesome. I wish she would come out with more music.
By the way, Lisa was also a part of Lilith Fair. Go go gadget girlpower.
||"Life is just a bowl of Cherries"
From the EP Cherries
“Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
I’ve listened to this song a few times since Easter. I’ve been wanting to play it, but needed a good time to do so. This ends girl power week, and better way than to post a song about girls having fun? :)
I might have to continue this trend and post songs about girls. We’ll see. I have a day to mull it over.
||"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
Posted in piano on May 9th, 2007 No Comments »
“She’s got a way”
I’ve known about this song forever. I don’t know why I’m posting it now other than to say that I’ve been listening to it more recently. Go out and buy Billy Joel’s greatest hits CDs. They’re quite amazing, and well worth the purchase price.
“Leaving for Paris No. 2″
He is? No. This is a track from his new album, “Release the Stars” coming out on May 15th. The whole CD is pretty good. It’s what you’d expect from Rufus – ornate, unique, and with a bit of classical flair.
Loquat is based out of San Francisco. They’re named after a fruit? I wonder if it’s citrusy. This song is one of few by Loquat that I like. I feel like I’m walking toward a desert wasteland where no music exists. If you know of excellent music I haven’t posted, please let me know. I need it like a wanderer needs an oasis of water.
Posted in acoustic, piano, soul on July 6th, 2007 5 Comments »
“When the Lights Go Down”
This one’s feels like a soulful gospel song. I know very little about this guy. I ran across him through a suggestion from a friend and I’ve been very impressed with a few songs on this CD. You should give it a listen. He apparently tours with Andy Davis, Will Hoge, and others.