Sunday, June 14, 2009
First time heard this from the 'New In Town Movie' and truly liked the song. The song entitled 'Steer' is sung beautifully by Missy Higgins who's Australian born and that's pretty much I know of this pop sensation down under. www.missyhiggins.com is the official website for Missy Higgins.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
This song had been included in 'The Aeroplane Flies High' Smashing Pumpkins compilation, which came in a lovely black-white box set. All songs compiled were extensions of the previous double-CD album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, and were very limited.
'The Boy' was composed by guitarist James Iha, whose musical direction contrasts to Billy Corgan's own (leader and main vocalist of the Smashing Pumpkins). But James being a Pumpkin band member after all, had his songs accepted.
I love the way the song is able to correctly interpret the visceral experience of joy and infatuation of a boy towards a girl. The Pumpkins' ability to connect our range of emotions through their music is uncanny and this is part of the reason why this band will always be my favourite.
Stereophonics - One of the greatest bands to have surfaced. 'Lying in the Sun' is a timeless piece of work along with other beautiful songs that came in tandem. The live version plays in a slower tempo than the studio release and sounds great too. The 5 stars rating on youtube attests to this claim.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
'Feelium' is an unreleased instrumental that was produced by The Smashing Pumpkins during the 'Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness' era, a period between 97-98 or so. Recently, it was made available in youtube by a kind 'pumpkin' soul out there.
The music suits me well, bearing a quasi hypnotic melody, fusing percussion with beautifully distorted guitar pickings. It imbues an eerie and enchanting feel and works as an effective rock lullaby.