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Songs That I Have Cried To.

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(you know..if I wanted to)

Here’s to another random music list that was in my dashboard draft and decided to let out. I think everybody got songs they wanna fucking cry to. Whether its the stupid, similar to your life lyrics, the memories brought back by the song or, just whatever. Sometimes you just want to close your eyes, put on some songs, pray to god it rains today and get in the mood for a little boo hoo, because you know, there’s a little teary eyed, eyeliner wearing emo, in all of us.

1/ Mariah Carey – I Stay in Love

Our favorite 8 octave girl sings a song (and sometimes talk rap) about..well, staying in love and riding shotgun next to your boy. I tried to sing this at karaoke. No one cried.

2/ Jason Mraz – Beautiful Mess

A friend once said, what is it with girls and Jason Mraz? Well I admit, he makes me feel like a beautiful mess. Scratch that. More like Just a Mess. I’m sure you all have this song already.

3/ Explosions in The Sky – Your Hand in Mine

No lyrics to get nonsensical at, this song is just plain emotions pouring out. Convey this to your convenience. Interpret this, listen to this while driving, listen to this until you fall asleep.

4/ Portishead – Music to Fuck To

I do not know why. Do not ask questions.

5/ The Streets – Dry Your Eyes

Maybe because the song keeps telling you to do the opposite, maybe because Mike Skinner is such an emotional Brit, maybe because there is really no more fish in the sea.

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April 7, 2009 at 6:36 pm

The Middle East – Recordings of the Middle East

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Recordings of the Middle East

Recordings of the Middle East

I’ve been listening to countless Kid Cudi songs and watching Kanye West’s videos at 2 AM last night. 

And here’s where the schizophrenia kicks in.

I featured The Middle East on the Song of the Month for March and as much as I love my good old top 40 and the mainstream, popular music, I also love discovering overlooked bands. This has caused quite a stir in numerous indie music blogs across the blogosphere. I say, I’m spreading the word.

Think of how much Ashlee Simpson and Vanessa Hudgens we’ve been fed. Think of these talentless hacks dominating the airplays. Then think of a humble band, self funded without a major record label playing in small venues. Picture them after the show, they’d get back home, chill with friends and maybe squeeze a practice in someone’s basement or garage. No money is wasted on PR’s, stylists and entourages. 

The result: AWE-fucking-SOME

The Middle East are a very unique band out of Townsville in Queensland, Australia. They use various influences from indie to post-rock to folk to ambient etc. and create a magical, hypnotic sound featuring varying instrumentation and gentle, addictive guitar hooks.

Their live shows have been describe as “surreal” and often create a very calm, space-like atmosphere.

So you know, you be all cool by listening to Sigur Ros, Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky. Well, add them up and you’d get this (no kidding! at least in my opinion!), very very atmospheric sound. I’m actually babbling because I have no fucking idea how to describe what they sound like. I just know this is the music to contemplate to. It’s fucking insane! In-fucking-sane! The female vocal that comes in the middle of songs is just epic! 

My favorite tracks are: The Darkest Side, The Fall of Man and Fool’s Gold

Listen to them, if you like them, spread the word.

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March 30, 2009 at 8:42 am

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Song of the Month : March

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You Say Party! We Say Die! – Nightswimming
Worry not about their pretentious band name, this Bird and the Bee sound alike is pretty easy to listen to, especially when they cover one of REM’s greatest song.

Kid Cudi – Superboo
Kanye’s latest trail of posse sings about me. What? I’m crazy sexy cool. Ha!

Pavement – Shady Lane
Who here still listen to Pavement? Pavement is the indiest of indie. Sounds like Weezer but Rivers Cuomo aint got nothing on Stephen Malkmus.

The Middle East – The Darkest Side
For a band called The Middle East its very very peaceful and atmospheric, almost dream like. So I guess people should stop stereotyping. Please. 

 Zooey Deschanel And Leon Redbone – Baby It’s Cold Outside 
Our favorite quirky girl sings an oldie about obligations of going home, but its just so cold outside. I relate! I relate!

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March 29, 2009 at 5:34 am