Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Song 34 - Ring Them Bells by Heart featuring Layne Staley


Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I was on a vaccation and had no internet access. I think this time, rather than trying to catch up, I'll just pick up where I left off. (song 34)

This is a beautiful song!!! I love this Bob Dylan cover. Gah, one time where I like a cover better than an original. jgliseilguj/;sj!!! It's just so amazing! I cry/almost cry everytime I hear it.

I'm not much of a Heart fan but I LOVE Layne Staley and this combonation of voices is woven together beautifully. I feel bad for not updating dor so long and giving you such a short update but my mind is just. not. working.! I blame it on the insane heat of today (40 something C) and the crazy studying for my culminatings--they've fried my brain. Anyways, have a great day


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Song 33 - Bullet With Butterfly Wings by The Smashing Pumpkins


My favourite Smashing Pumpkins song!

This was when Billy didn't look like a Voldemort twin, even...kinda cute. But onto more important matters aka the music.

Some say Billy's voice is to whiney in this song, I think it's amazing for the song. Too rough a voice wouldn't suite the song and ruin it. Also the instruments are sooo awesome! The beat is so heavy and almost army like, I love it. gliurliiwrlaiou, so freakin epic.

Gah, going in such random directions with this blog posts...my 2 favourite parts of the song are the acapella intro and right when the verses change into the choruses.

OK my mind isn't coming up with much more interesting to say, so good night.


Saturday, 21 May 2011

Song 32 - You've Got to Hide Your Love Away by The Beetles


Who doesn't love The Beetles? I say you're crazy if you don't like atleast 1 song of theirs. I know I could've put up much more popular songs like Hey Jude. I really felt like putting this one up though. It's not even my favourite Beatles song, though it is high on the list.

See I heard Eddie Vedder doing a cover of this song in the movie I am Sam, while watching it in religion class. I thought it was a really cool song. While Eddie did a pretty good cover I wanted to hear what the Beatles original sounded like. I have to say it's absolutley freaking fantastic. Blew Eddie away.

Not only are John's lyrics and voice amazing, but for me the music (instruments) are really the high light of this song for the most part. I can't find the right words to explain it -total blog fail- sorry. ...Tamborine is really epic.

My favourite vocal part is when John goes "Hey you've got to hide your love away!" I live how the word hey is sort of shouted. ^^

Until tom,

Friday, 20 May 2011

Song 31 - Superman's Dead by Our Lady Peace


I don't really like the video though, the singer kinda creeps me out in it. It's a great song, nonetheless.

I used to be a much bigger OLP fan than I am now, however this song has stuck with me. It doesn't seem to stop rocking. More great Canadian, alternative, 90s stuff = yay! :)

I don't really get half the lyrics. Ex "Doesn't anybody know that the world's a subway?" but the other half (which I do understand) cinveys an interesting message, which I like. Carrying on about being ordinary in everyway, going through the motions of life, until you finally creak. Just go crazy! Burst out of the phoniness and just show your true self. I mean, it can really suck being part of the crowd.

I guess everyone who pretemds to be 'normal' really has their clock ticking. We're all gonna go crazy one day, right?


Thursday, 19 May 2011

Song 30 - Small Town Dead by Bleeker Ridge


More Canadian goodness! We do create more than  pop crap like Justin Beiber, yay! Bleeker Ridge.

This song is off their same debut album of the same name. I'm sure these guys are gonna go far. They have a pop punk sound with a bit of a rock edge in it. They sound great live, I heard about 1/2 their set in Novemeber. Opening for Three Days Grace. (Yes, it's the same show where I saw My Darkest Days play.) Too bad I missed the first 1/2 though, stupid traffic. Oh well.

I love this song, it's so fun! I can't say I've ever lived in a small town, but hey I can still like the song. You don't relate perfectly to EVERY song you like right? Sometimes you've just gotta enjoy the song for it's awesomeness. Afterall, lyrics are only 1 aspect of the song. You've still got the drums, guitar, and bass (add or remove some inturments depending on the band) in every song. So I lovee this song.

Also, did anyone notice that Ricky plays the cop in the video. Check if you don't believe me ^^


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Song 29 - Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana


I know, I know. This is the same old generic song that gets put up practically every time Nirvana's mentioned. I can't help it, even though Kurt came to loathe the song and all, I can't help but to love this song. It's one of my favourite Nirvana songs. And Nirvana is one of my favourite bands. (3rd favourite if you're wondering) They do have MANY other great songs, don't get me wrong.

Man, I wish school assemblies/pep rallies were this cool! Instead of mini torture sessions.

I'm totally in the mood for teen spirit. First of all I'm a teen so that works. Also it's been raining for more than a week straight, which really helps you get in the mood. Been dealing with pop crap constantly due to certain family members. School stress. Gah, TEEN SPIRIT!!! And you know what I mean, not pop, follow all the trends, bright, fake teen spirit. I mean fucking real teen spirit!

Blast it, head bang, dance! Do it! You know you want to. If you're a teen you can relate. If you're older? Well, you were a teen once you can relate. If you're younger? You'll be a teenager soon enough you can relate.

Gah feeling moody can't think of much else.


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Song 28 - Save Me by My Darkest Days

(link to live video)

I chose to link to a live video rather than a studio version link because this link is special. I was at that concert! Wooo! I can even hear myself scream at some point in the video.

Anywho...MDD = yet another Canadian band. Go Canada. This is one of my favourite MDD songs because it's not so sex based, it's more about the actual love in a relationship. "Only your love can save me!" for example. Unlike, say...Porn Star Dancing.

If you want you can go check out the album version too, it's pretty good both ways.