Jeez but the Travelling Willbury’s takes me back a year or two. This is pure Rock ‘n Roll classic at its ultimate best! The English-American supergroup consisted of music legends Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, and recorded two albums together in 1988 and 1990, although The Voice of An Angel Orbison passed away before the second was recorded. Take a second to appreciate the members of this band…mind blowing! Here’s a fun fact: ‘Tweeter and The Monkey Man’ is considered a playful homage to The Boss, who was often hailed as “the next Dylan” early in his career. The lyrics include the titles of many of his songs, and the song borrows many of his themes. You know what to do next, right? Plugin those earphones, turn this one up and enjoy it with me.
I’ve enjoyed the indie-folk tunes from Of Monsters and Men recently. The band is from Iceland and are pretty alternative. As most are who hail from Scandinavia. They’re music remains within the above mentioned indie-folk-vibe but the music videos they produce gives an insight into their vibe. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not questioning it. In fact, I kind of dig it. Check out the music video below for their song ‘King & Lionheart’. Most of their videos follow a similar theme. Regardless, the music is cool. Plugin and turn this up!
You know what time it is, don’t you? No, not hammer-time. It’s Throwback Thursday time which is the best kind of way to remind yourself that it is almost the weekend. For today’s Throwback Thursday, we head back to 1983. A year which saw the world gripped by the fear of nuclear war between east and west, a year which saw Luke Skywalker defeat the Darkside and Journey release their classic hit ‘Separate Ways’. Although it never did too well back then (peaking at #8), ‘Separate Ways’ has established itself as a classic rock song hit and has featured in 2010 Disney film ‘Tron: Legacy’ and the 2008 film ‘Yes Man’. For interests sake, the music video for this song (featured below) is considered to be one of the worst music videos ever made. EVER. Plugin those earphones, turn this one up and enjoy it with me.
I got introduced to music from a Finnish band called French Films this past weekend and found myself really digging their vibe. It had my foot a-tapping and that’s generally a good sign. Their music reminds me of what The Killers sounded like in their early days and considering I’m something of an undercover The Killers fan, French Films are right up my undercover alley. Plugin in your earphones, turn this song up and enjoy this with me. Then tell me your thoughts on the music.
13h00 on a Thursday and it’s all downhill to the weekend from here. High-five! Let’s celebrate by kicking back, rolling up our blazer sleeves, popping our collars and throwing back to the 80’s with this classic synth pop song from Norwegian band A-Ha. Plugin your earphones, turn this one up and enjoy it with me. Then check out the Family Guy guys spoof the music video. Pure genius. Continue reading →
This week got off to a rocking start and whilst that’s a good thing as it tends to make time go faster which results in the weekend arriving that much faster, it’s also good to take a few moments to pause and chill out a little. Here’s a quiet-ish, unrecorded, song from the Mumford & Sons lads from their session at the Live Lounge at BBC Radio 1. I love stumbling upon shit like this! Put the world on hold for a second, plugin your earphones, turn this one up and chill out with me for a second.
Monday’s done and dusted. Well done and thank fuck! Nothing drags quite like a Monday. But it’s a goner, so let’s not dwell on that blue bastard. Let’s move on and get your Tuesday off to a good start with some live music from this past weekend’s Glastonbury Festival. How does MGMT busting out ‘Kids’ catch your fancy? It certainly does mine. Plugin those earphones, turn this up and enjoy it with me.