Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Ronaldinho Goal - Barcelona x Villarreal 4-0

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Why couldn't he do a third of that play during the last World Cup?

Coldplay - Talk (the unreleased version)

This was one of the first songs leaked from last Coldplay's album X&Y. For a long time I got so used to this version that I just couldn't get use to the "officially released" version. It has more of the Echo & Bunnymen, Smiths kindda beat. I don't know... I just prefer this version. What do you guys think?
+ Check it out!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Greg Laswell - Through Toledo (2006)

There will be always space for good new music. Greg Laswell's just finished touring with Sia and that's how I've got to know him. What an amazing talent, completely underrated. I'll leave these comments from another amazing blog (Chrome Waves).
"It's no secret that I can be a little tough on singer-songwriter types, so when I say that San Diegan Greg Laswell's new record Through Toledo really impressed on first listen, that's saying something. Written, performed and produced entirely by Laswell, Through Toledo is a lovely slice of adult-ish pop. Heavy on melancholy but also hooky and melodic and able to range from delicacy to rocking out without ever sounding forced or overwhelming Laswell's emotive, weary rasp. There's actually something very Coldplay-ish about this record, but only in a positive sense - replace Chris Martin's empty platitudes and arena rock gestures with real emotional depth and intimacy, for example. I'm actually somewhat surprised how much I'm enjoying this record, but I do/am/whatever the gramatically correct way to end this sentence is."
+ Sing, Theresa Says
+ High and Low
+ Through Toledo
Bonus song from Though Toledo:
+ Amazed
Bonus songs from Greg' debut Good Movie:
+ Bright Ideas
+ 7 am
+ Video: Greg Laswell - "Sing, Theresa Says" (MOV)

Friday, November 24, 2006

Blind Melon - Live @ Woodstock (1994)

This one we will never forget. Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon @ Woodstock brought their music to a different level...
01 - 2x4
02 - Tones of Home
03 - Soup
04 - Wilt
05 - No Rain
06 - Time
07 - I Wonder
08 - Paper Scratcher
09 - Change
10 - Deserted
11 - Soak the Sin
+ Download it here (alternative link)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Army of Anyone - Rain Song (Boston,Ma 11/21/06) - Led Zeppelin Cover

Fantastic Dean DeLeo in this classic of Led Zeppelin! I can't wait to see them live!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

VA - Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba (2006)

This unique compilation project brings together the legendary musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club & some of today's most popular music stars Chris Martin (Coldplay), Dido, Franz Ferdinand, Sting, Bono, Radiohead among others, performing collaborations of some of their classic hits. Great to listen when you have friends over your place during T-Day, Xmas...
+ More info here!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Keane - Live @ Hull Arena (UK) - 10/17/06

This one took me some time to get it, but totally worth it. Here is their first gig in UK after Tom returned from the rehab clinic. Although we're sad that the US tour is still cancelled, we're glad that at least we can hear their new songs in this GREAT A+ recording. This live CD was available 10 minutes after the gig!
Disk 1
01- Under The Iron Sea
02- Put It Behind You
03- Everything Changes
04- Leaving So Soon
05- We Might As Well Be Strangers
06- Nothing In My Way
07- Bend And Break
08- Try Again
09- Your Eyes Open
10- Hamburg Song
Disk 2
01- Can't Stop Now
02- The Frog Prince
03- Crystal Ball
04- A Bad Dream (with the WB Yeats poem read first)
05- The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
06- Broken Toy
07- Somewhere Only We Know
08- Is It Any Wonder
09- Atlantic
10- This Is The Last Time
11- Bedshaped

pass: onediedsimply.blogspot.com
+ Alternative link

Friday, November 17, 2006

Jeff Buckley - Live at Sin-é (2003) - Extended version

Listeners shouldn't get too hung up about Jeff Buckley's bloodlines--although they're impossible to ignore. His father was Tim Buckley, one of the most poignant, enigmatic figures of the 1960s' folk scene; but young Jeff grew up with his mother and didn't even meet his father until one Easter when he was eight--two months before Tim Buckley's death. While the ecstatic, keening quality of Jeff Buckley's vocals recall the haunting timbre of his father's voice, there are also overtones of a young Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Delta blues legend Robert Johnson, Pakistani vocal master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and something indefinable--the sound of an individual talent beginning to blossom. Originally released in 1993 and 4-track EP (year out from his death), this expanded version of the splendid live EP, LIVE AT SIN-E, we hear Jeff Buckley stripped down and raw... transmuting, transforming, and ultimately transcending his influences before an audience at a small Irish club in Manhattan's East Village. Standing there with nothing but his voice and an electric guitar, Buckley is simply mesmerizing. Buckley's Telecaster playing on "Mojo Pin" and "Eternal Life" is exceptional--orchestrating his vocals with a torrid stream of chords and melodic counterpoint, a la Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. He never descends into stock licks or hackneyed accompaniment; his classical arpeggios on Edith Piaf's "Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin" impart a calliope-like grace to her tune. The ecstatic nature of Buckley's art is showcased on his extended journey through Van Morrison's "The Way Young Lovers Do," where the lyrics gradually dissolve into long scatting choruses of wordless moans and cries, as his voice and flamenco-styled guitar evoke an almost gospel fervor. Buckley's lyrics are just as personal as his voice. "Mojo Pin" is a dreamscape full of delirious visions and moody imagery of lost love, while on "Eternal Life," his rolling blues chords set the tone for nightmares about his own mortality, recalling the tormented hellhounds of Robert Johnson. A talent like Jeff Buckley's comes along once in a lifetime, and LIVE AT SIN-É certainly whets the appetite for his first group recordings, GRACE. (Big thanks to Sarajevo-x.com forum)
1. Be Your Husband
2. Lover, You Should've Come Over
3. Mojo Pin
4. Monologue - (duane eddy, songs for lovers)
5. Grace
6. Monolugue - (reverb, the doors)
7. Strange Fruit
8. Night Flight
9. If You Knew
10. Monologue
11. Unforgiven (Last Goodbye)
12. Twelfth Of Never, The
13. Monologue - (cafe days)
14. Monologue - (eternal life)
15. Eternal Life
16. Just Like A Woman
17. Monologue
18. Calling You

1. Monologue - (nusrat, he's my Elvis)
2. Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai
3. Monologue - (I'm a ridiculous person)
4. If You See Her, Say Hello
5. Monologue - (Matt Dillon, Hollies, classic rock radio)
6. Dink's Song
7. Monologue - (musical chairs)
8. Drown In My Own Tears
9. Monologue - (walk through walls)
10. Way Young Lovers Do, The
11. Monologue - (walk through walls)
12. Je N'En Connais Pas La Fin
13. I Shall Be Released
14. Sweet Thing
15. Monologue - (good night bill)
16. Hallelujah

Susanna And The Magical Orchestra - Love Will Tear Us Apart

Susanna And The Magical Orchestra is in fact a duo with keyboard player Morten Qvenild and singer Susanna Karolina Wallumrød from Oslo, Norway. With Melody Mountain (new album) they have chosen to do an album of only interpretations, some quite radical, of mostly well-known songs, all personal and moving performances with Morten Qvenild´s naked and to the bone playing an important part in the overall soundscape. Full track list includes Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen), It´s A Long Way To The Top (AC/DC), These Days (Matt Burt) "Condition Of The Heart" (Prince), "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Joy Division), "Crazy, Crazy Nights" (Kiss), "Don´t Think Twice, It´s All Right" (Bob Dylan), "It´s Raining Today" (Scott Walker), "Enjoy The Silence" (Depeche Mode) and "Fotheringay" (Fairport Convention).
What a beautiful interpretation of this amazing song by Joy Division!
+ Love Will Tear Us Apart
+ Check their MySpace website

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Foo Fighers (Dave Grohl) - Marigold (Live)

Written by drummer Dave Grohl, "Marigold" is very notable in that during their seven year tenure, it is the only song Nirvana officially released that was fully done by a band member other than Kurt Cobain. It is a b-side on the band's 1993 single, "Heart Shaped Box".
The version below is part of the new live acoustic album by Foo Fighters entitled "Skin & Bones". Enjoy!
+ Dave Grohl - Marigold (live from "Skin and Bones" new Foo Fighters album)

Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City (2007)

This leaked version just came out a couple days ago. According to Wikipedia, the whole album was leaked on November 10th 2006. This is the same link available on the band's message board. The first single off the album will be called "The Prayer" and is due for release 01/29/07.
Tracklist: (link corrected)
01- Song for Clay (Disappear Here)
02- Hunting for Witches
03- Waiting for the 7:18
04- The Prayer
05- Uniform
06- On
07- Where is Home?
08- Kreuzberg
09- I Still Remember
10- Sunday
11- SRXT

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)

This album changed my life... Writing this post here from Chicago, I wished for a moment I could go back in time and see them back live... Billy is trying though to get the band together.
I've found this great review of Siamese Dream that I'd like to share if you (thanks to The Breeze)
+ The review
+ The album

Friday, November 10, 2006

Bob Dylan - Sacramento, California - October 18th , 2006

Disc 1
01 - Maggie's Farm
02 - (Just Like) Tom Thumb's Blues
03 - High Water (For Charley Patton)
04 - When The Deal Goes Down
05 - Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
06 - Tangled Up In Blue
07 - To Ramona
08 - It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
09 - Rollin' And Tumblin'
10 - Ballad Of Hollis Brown
11 - Highway 61 Revisited
12 - Nettie Moore
Disc 2
01 - Summer Days
02 - Encore - Audience
03 - Thunder On The Mountain
04 - Like A Rolling Stone
05 - Band Intros
06 - All Along The Watchtower
+ Complete set here! (thanks to Sarajevo-x.com forum)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Army of Anyone - Upcoming new CD and live tracks!

Take the lead singer of Filter, add the guitarist and bassist from Stone Temple Pilots and bring in one of the leading session drummers around and what do you have? Those are the ingredients that went into forming Army of Anyone, which features vocalist Richard Patrick, Stone Temple Pilot founding members Dean and Robert DeLeo and seasoned drummer Ray Luzier. Between the years 1994-2002, Richard and Robert and Dean have shared many a stage and have crossed many a path. Each of them being fans of the others’ work, the guys would jam and hang out at any given opportunity. The foundation for the group was laid when Patrick enlisted the DeLeos to help him co-write a song for the Filter album he was working on at the time. The result, “A Better Place,” turned out to be prophetic, and the beginning of something new. Within a couple of days, the three musicians decided they would take this working relationship to the next level, and Army of Anyone was born.
Army of Anyone - Disappear
+ Army of Anyone - Goodbye
+ Army of Anyone - It Doesn't Seem to Matter
+ Army of Anyone - Leave it (exclusive from DC101 - live performance on 10/12/06)
+ Army of Anyone - Interstate Love Song (exclusive from DC101 - live performance on 10/12/06)
+ Listen here to snippets of all the tracks for the upcoming album
+ Official website

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Friday, November 03, 2006

Staind - Nutshell (cover) @ Stripped

Great vocals by Aaron Lewis. Staind deserves all the respect for covering this masterpiece by Alice in Chains. Listening to this gave me goose bumps!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Silent Years - So good from so close!

I am gladly surprised to hear such great band from here (Detroit)! The Silent Years manage to craft an indie pop soundtrack that could be anyone’s soundtrack to their life. Catchy melodic hooks that delve into ranges usually reserved for a select cast of Elliott Smith, Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, and Wilco; this is an album of the year runner-up for sure. They are currently touring the US supporting the release of their self-titled album released on Oct 24th. Check it out!
+ No Secrets
+ Someone to Keep Us Warm
+ Someday
+ Sharks
+ Other great previously unreleased songs @ Garage Band website
+ Official website
+ SPIN reviews the new video - check it out!