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Jun 12

Dun burn' me a CD

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 in Music

I’ve just finished burning a new miscellaneous driving mix CD.  If anyone’s interested, here are my current favourite songs to listen to:

1. Lighthouse – The Waifs
Friends introduced me to this group when I was renting in Wicklow.  I love this album, it reminds me of chatting in the sun over a bottle of wine.

2. Run – Air
I don’t know.  This repetitive sound attracts me.  It’s nice driving music.

3. 50 Ways to Leave your Lover – Paul Simon
Because it’s just a great song. Full stop.

4. Somewhere over the rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
I don’t have cable, but every now and then there’s a hype that infects radio stations stemming from some ad or other on tv.  This is my latest favourite.  There is always the recent cover of ‘Let’s Dance’ done in a sexy young wan’s voice, but you just can’t beat David Bowie.  He has sinister tones in his music that can’t be reproduced.

5. Cradle to the Grave – 2Pac
I’ve never given this dude a chance.  I keep hearing about how he was a modern Shakespeare and a true genius, but I’m just not so keen on rap.  I’m willing to give this track a shot though.  If anyone has any better 2Pac songs, please let me know!

6. Bleeding me – Metallica
This song is just so dark, with a great riff in the middle you just can’t bate.  Also has nice memories paperclipped to it, also is good driving music.

7. White Man in Hammersmith Palace – The Clash
This song featured in one of John Peel’s top favourites, God rest him, so I thought I’d give it a listen, even if it is mod.

8. My first born for a song – BellX1
The piano riff in this tune is fascinating to me.  It makes me want to go out and discover Jazz.  The lyrics aren’t too shabby either.

9. Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
Possibly my favourite Beatles song?

10. Tribute – Tenacious D
If you’ve ever heard this song, you’ll know why I included it.  It has a brilliant music video too…

11. You can call me Al – Paul Simon
Paul Simon gets two hits on my CD because he’s such a legend.

12. So much trouble in the world – Bob Marley
Bob is my rock.

13. Walking after you – Foo Fighters
One of their few slow tracks.  Completely beautiful lovesong.

14. Weather with you – Crowded House
Because it’s a classic, and because it holds nice memories for TAT.

15. Forgive them Father – Lauryn Hill
So she has her problems.  Who doesn’t?  The music on this album will always be in my CD collection.

16. Street Spirit – Radiohead
‘The Bends’ is my favourite album from Radiohead.  They lost the plot a little bit after that.  Street Spirit is a beautiful haunting tune that always makes someone say ‘Oh Cool! Haven’t heard this in ages!’ when they hear it.

17. Junkie Song – The Be Good Tanyas
This is a Canadian group which was again introduced to me by friends in Wicklow.  Soft voices, beautiful lyrics and atmospheric music.  They did a good version of ‘The lakes of Ponchartrain’ too.  Here’s their ‘It’s not happening’ video… they’re such happy little campers!

 I’m now going to put this music on full volume to exact revenge on my tacky neighbour who thinks ‘Cascada’ is music which should be played very loud on a sunny Sunday morning… and thinks that it is music at all for that matter.  I hope she hates Metallica.

Bring on the comments

  1. baino says:

    I’m ashamed to say that I don’t recognise a few of these. I’ll have to seek them out. Never even heard of the Be Good Tanyas but with a name like that? They’ve gotta be great. BUT, I share your affection for Metallica, Foo Fighters and Radiohead. I love Crowded House too but have never bought any of their CD’s. Blow the neighbours outta the water!

  2. Grandad says:

    Queen
    Marvin Welsh & Farrar
    Sky
    The Byrds
    Crosby Stills & Nash
    10cc
    The Who
    Rolling Stones

  3. K8 says:

    This your list of revenge music, da?
    Or are you lookin’ for me to make you a CD… :)

    Baino, I haven’t bought many CDs either. It’s wonderful having music software on your computer. People come over with stacks of CDs so that we can upload their music onto their iPods- this means we get to copy their music in the process :)

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