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    Default A new Song of the Day

    Since it's been a while since we did this, I figured I'd start it up again.

    Today I'm putting up "Bloodstained Heart" by Darren Hayes. I've always enjoyed his vocals, but this song really surprised me. The guitar on this track is particularly nice, reminding me a little of Dave Keuning's style from the Killers. (As adorable/insane as Brandon Flowers might be, that man's lead guitar is still the best thing that band ever had going for it.)

    And the video and concept behind the song... Ah, it gets me every time. You love someone and you want to save them from their own suffering, but there's only so much you can do.

    So now they are just dirt-covered English people in fur pelts with credit cards.

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    This next one comes courtesy of hobbler's latest musical recommendation. It's "Lek Nauy Tee Ying Yai" ("Trivial, but Significant") from "Pang" Nakarin Kingsak. I've never spent a lot of time listening to music with non-English lyrics aside from some French and German, but this has been an enjoyable addition to my playlists.

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    Deacon Blue's infectuous Paul Simon-esque pop romp "Twist & Shout" from 1991

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    Hmmm, just realised you mightn't want others posting in this thread, delete my last post if so Zuul!

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    Nope! Go for it, AG. Fill 'er up.
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    Verbal gymnastics have always intrigued me, whether it is clever lyrics or fast paced rapping, so this one is worthy of a look.

    Some people would say that scat singing is just a nonsense and should not be considered seriously at all.

    Scatman John would beg to differ...



    What I liked about this song was that Scatman John was also born with a severe stutter and this song was written to inspire those similarly afflicted.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

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    This is MY song of the day:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=A68j28KQaik
    Last edited by Orual; 03 Oct 2011 at 11:44 AM.

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    To commemorate the last bullfight in Barcelona:

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    Fake hipster megastar in the making


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    For Discoverer's Day in Hawaii, commemorating the Polynesians who found the Hawaiian islands:

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    Just 'cos I heard it again after years.

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    Spitz sent me a link to this song:


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    It's been ages since I last heard this one.

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    Because Cliff Richard doesn't get enough love. Here he is with a '60s classic, "Out In the Country".



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    This is my favorite recent earworm - Cobra Starship's "You Make Me Feel...."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpyZEzrDf4c&ob=av2e

    See if you recommend the movie star and his daughter.

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    A local songer-singwriter's paean to Bob Dylan!

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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    ...See if you recommend the movie star and his daughter.
    This should be "recognize."

    Still love that song!

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    This song was a huge hit in New Zealand in the early '70s when Shona Laing was only 17.

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    The singer's voice annoys me, but nice geetar.
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    The joys of big hair and big noise

    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

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    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    The joys of big hair and big noise

    I woke up the other day with that playing in my head, couldn't think of the title but unusually enough remembered the singer (Barry Ryan).
    As a teenager, that was a popular song and particularly in our crowd as there was one of the girls, spectacularly good looking, called Eloise, quite an unusual name at the time.
    There were also to called Louise, also very, very attractive, one with an Italian mother, the other with an Italian father. Both fathers were solicitors, partners in the same company.

    All three girls were killed in car accidents before they were 18.
    One was rather spectacularly beheaded while a passenger in her boyfriends open top sports car. A tree had fallen by the side of the road and brought some electrical cables down across the road they were driving down, just at the wrong height for poor Louise.
    The boyfriend survived but never really recovered.

    Leading on from the sad songs thread I continued watching some Vanessa Paradis clips.
    I had always liked "Joe Le Taxi" from first hearing it, probably down to the saxophones, I'm a sucker for saxophones, but the following version came as a very pleasant surprise:




    The original:



    She still retains a lot of the child-like qualities, a very unspoiled individual despite all her success.I believe that she was 13 in the original video.
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    Myglaren you've got great tast in music!

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    Quote Originally posted by The Original An Gadaí View post
    Myglaren you've got great tast in music!
    Thank you kindly
    There are many who would not agree though - my family among them, bar one
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    If you liked that, you will probably love this:

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    By tast I of course meant taste.

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    So now they are just dirt-covered English people in fur pelts with credit cards.

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    Quote Originally posted by The Original An Gadaí View post
    By tast I of course meant taste.
    Didn't get that ? Perhaps you were referring to Tricky? I don't like Tricky one bit, but PJ is something else.

    Perhaps you meant Mrs Depp? If so then:



    Right now:

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    This is a recommendation from spitz, which is well worth adding to the colection.

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    So now they are just dirt-covered English people in fur pelts with credit cards.

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    So now they are just dirt-covered English people in fur pelts with credit cards.

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    Something a bit different:

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    Absolutely stunning cover of "Somebody that I Used to Know." And the MP3 is only $1.
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    Quote Originally posted by Zuul View post
    Something a bit different:

    This guy grrrr! He's a brilliantly talented musician and can sing really well BUT he insists on putting on this cod Irish brogue in some of the songs that completely ruins them for me. I'd prefer if he sang in his own accent. It's a crying shame as he's really talented otherwise but the fucking brogue is a deal breaker.


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    Quote Originally posted by The Original An Gadaí View post
    This guy grrrr! He's a brilliantly talented musician and can sing really well BUT he insists on putting on this cod Irish brogue in some of the songs that completely ruins them for me. I'd prefer if he sang in his own accent. It's a crying shame as he's really talented otherwise but the fucking brogue is a deal breaker.
    Apparently, he doesn't think an Ontarian accent is good enough for folk music. He is a talented musician, but yeah, the fake "Oirish" is grating.
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    Quote Originally posted by Zuul View post
    Quote Originally posted by The Original An Gadaí View post
    This guy grrrr! He's a brilliantly talented musician and can sing really well BUT he insists on putting on this cod Irish brogue in some of the songs that completely ruins them for me. I'd prefer if he sang in his own accent. It's a crying shame as he's really talented otherwise but the fucking brogue is a deal breaker.
    Apparently, he doesn't think an Ontarian accent is good enough for folk music. He is a talented musician, but yeah, the fake "Oirish" is grating.
    Don't they have folk in Ontario? I mean putting on the cod accent is kinda against the whole point of having folk music. Anyway, it's a crying shame.

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    Oh, there's tons of Canadian folk music. I'd assume the fake accent comes from the strangely common North American idea that accents from across the Atlantic are somehow more authentic or "charmingly old-fashioned" or something.

    Brandon Flowers of the Killers did that to a degree with their first album, with faking an English accent in songs.
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    Yeah he was kinda tapping into the auld '80s British indie with his vocal accent on that record. The folk music of Newfoundland is very close to Irish folk and indeed some of the accents there aren't a million miles from accents you'd hear here but that kid needs to knock off the stage Irish and find his own voice.

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    So now they are just dirt-covered English people in fur pelts with credit cards.

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    Why is this song stuck in my head?


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    Largely just because it has Leonard Nimoy:

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    I can't get this air out of my head (AIRHEAD!)


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    Not so much a song but a full concert.

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