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They don’t really care about us!!

Posted by ella-mae on August 8, 2009

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Songs for today are…..

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on November 21, 2008

I don’t know what is wrong with me today. I keep listening to love songs from different eras. Anyway, here is what I like to share

Haddaway: What is love?

Jennifer Paige: Crush

Michael Learns To Rock: That’s why you go away

Richard Marx: Hazard

One Republic: Apologise/Apologize

I find that I like this original version without Timberland much better.

My previous post on music includes

Alternative music (the old, the undergound and the cool)

My favourite music (part 2), dedicated to….

Music of my heart (Part 1)

A little nostalgia and some nice songs

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Alternative music (the old, the undergound and the cool)

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on October 6, 2008

When I listened to one of Pink Martini’s singles today, I never thought it was an American band because it sounded so Spanish. Their single, ‘Let’s Never Stop Falling In Love’ is so beautiful. It sounded like a song from the 1940s or 1950s. Pink Martini is actually a fairly recent band founded in 1994. They release three albums, the third album was released in 2007.

Life In Mono was a hit song by Mono in Europe during the mid-1990s. Unfortunately for them and maybe for me too, it is a one hit wonder. Mono is now defunct. Don’t think it was popular enough to even go underground……

One of more recent bands which I have just discovered, Thirteen Senses, is indeed a wonderful band. It is unlike any indie band that I have listened to. The musical style seems to be somewhere in between Radiohead (but less eccentric) and Muse (but less heavy). Their album, Contact, which was released in 2007 is a highly recommended album. One of my favourite single from this album is ‘Ones and Zeros-You and I’.

Country music seems to sound a little Celtic to me sometimes, maybe because these cowboys from USA might have some Irish roots in the past from their immigrant ancestors. Seriously, I am not joking! I like Irish music a lot and when I listen to country music, it does bear some resemblance with Celtic roots. Other than the Eagles, Brad Paisley is the first person in the more recent time to introduce me to Country music. I especially like this video, ‘Celebrity’. He sure knows how to poke fun at himself! And William Shartner’s impersonation of Simon Cowell, lol!

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Music of my heart (Part 1)

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on September 21, 2008

One of my favourite bands of all time is Mana. Any Latin music lovers out there? Mana would be a good choice, it is a Mexian band. Mariposa Traicionera and Bendita La Luz. Don’t ask me what it means! I only know a few Spanish words here and there but not enough to even construct a sentence. I desperately trying to sign up for a Spanish Language course!

Muse is also top on my list with its distinctive adventurous musical taste. I feel like it is more towards sort of an emotive metal rock group. Sing for Absolution is great, it feels ethereal and psychedelic while Supermassive Black Hole is a metal music with a pop spin.

Stereophonics can never be counted out as well. I first came to notice the band when I was watching Crash, and the soundtrack ride where the movie ends was fantastic. So I decided to google it up and I found Stereophonics and came into realisation that Maybe Tomorrow is the single that I like a lot. Another single which strikes a chord with me is Mr. Writer due largely to the state of Malaysia’s MSM.

Of course I do like female artistes too. Imogen Heap is my epitome of ultimate adorable and charming eccentricity. Take a look at Headlong and I dare anyone of you not to like this video. Sheryl Crow, I like, but I have problem trying to identify her musical genre. I like her James Bond music, Tomorrow Never Dies.

Next time: Why some of the dandelions have complimented or accused me (depending on how I want to look at it) of being a Neolithic cave painting, in the midst of Leonardo Da Vinci’s and Michelangelo’s paintings because I happen to like oldies like Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin? Should I blame this on ageism?

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