Saturday, June 27, 2009

80s are out, early 90s are in.

I've actually been wanting to make this list for a little over a year.
Anyone who knows me and my music probably knows I have a thing for shitty house pop from the early 90s. I decided to finally compile some sort of list. It will probably be added to or altered, but I've finally gotten to a stage I'm pleased with.
These are all the songs that I listened to on the radio as a little kid. It was shitty radio, and I probably never knew the names or artists, but they never fail to pump me up now.

Here we go: ( I tried to make each link a youtube video, we'll see if they all end up working.)

Corona - Rhythm of the Night
Corona - Baby Baby
Crystal Waters - 100% Pure Love
20 Fingers - Short Dick Man
Technotronic - Get Up
Technotronic - Move it to the Rhythm
Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam
Powerhouse - Rhythm of the Night (different, name anomaly/coincidence)
Culture Beat - Mr. Vain
Captain Hollywood Planet - More and More
Le Click - Tonight is the Night
Le Click - Call Me
Snap! - Rhythm is a Dancer

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Acoustic Back in My Life

I'll admit to having been swallowed up into the electronic music of the moment.
Love the beats, love to dance to it.
But I forgot about that human something that cannot be found in electronic music.
That soul. That emotion. The longing, even.
Sometimes I don't want to be so moved my music emotionally - there are times when i really can't listen to elliott smith without wanting to curl up.
But recently I think I realized that it is okay to curl up once in a while.
It can't all be dub beats and pop synths and breaks.
So - i'm going to that genre of music that is defined by the singer-songwriter (gasp.)
Here are two tracks that I can't seem to get out of my head.

Bon Iver- Skinny Love.
I had a moment in december when I drove home from east atlanta with this song on repeat. I had kindof forgotten about it, but rediscovered it recently, and now it's on heavy rotation.

Jessica Lea Mayfield - Kiss Me Again
This song is so soulful, and makes me miss having my guitar in berlin. We forgive it for being featured on the gossip girls soundtrack.