Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rhymes with Cheddar

Oh, how I love Eddie Vedder. A man of many amazing musical collaborations, in my opinion, and I discovered a new band of his a few weeks ago. I am a Girl Talk fan and about 2 minutes and 30 seconds into their song "Play Your Part" off the Feed the Animals album, I've been hearing this awesome, addictive guitar melody and I decided that I had to find out what song it really was. To my surprise and joy, it was a song called "Hunger Strike" by Temple of the Dog, for which Eddie Vedder did vocals. Now, maybe I'm crazy, but I don't believe I've ever heard of this song or this band before, but I love it...and yes, it just has this amazing guitar melody throughout.

According to Wikipedia (Great source...I know, right?), David Fricke of Rolling Stone said, "Cornell and Vedder...turn its four minutes into a veritable opera of rock-star guilt...Cornell turns on the Robert Plant-style napalm full blast, but it is Vedder's scorched introspection that brings the conscience in the song to a full boil. "Hunger Strike" was his first starring vocal on record; it is still one of his best."

Well said, David Fricke. Well said. And without further adieu, here is the awesome 80s music video to go along with it.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ask and I shall tell

Sometimes, you have to ask people what's wrong to really find out what's wrong. And sometimes that means bugging the heck out of them until they tell you. Or showing them you love them so that they trust you and then tell you.

Sometimes life sucks. Everyone knows that. And sometimes you need someone to break down the walls you put up...especially when you are stubborn and not always willingly forthcoming, like me. But when you find someone who can help you break the walls down, and make sure you know that everything will be OK, it's amazing. And I'm lucky enough to have some people that do that for me.

And hence, the song of the day is "Walls" by the Rocket Summer. This song is really growing on me. It was a bit eerie at first, but now it gives me chills, in a good way. The lyrics are simple, the sound is simple and the message is about real life. Enough said.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Nerd Central Station

So, I am obsessed with One Tree Hill. It's been a guilty pleasure ever since high school and I just can't bring myself to give it up. I even tweeted #SOSOneTreeHill because I cannot bear the thought of this show not existing. Also on the list of teen dramas that I am addicted to: Dawson's Creek. I have to admit that I own all six seasons, plus the finale, on DVD. Yup, I'm a nerd.

Also, because I know you want to hear more of my nerdiness, I fondly refer to the show in code as OTH811...(Dawson's Creek was DC711 for anyone that cares)...and yes, those are the abbreviated letters of the show's title, plus the time they run in CST and the channel they are on here locally in STL. Oh the things you learn about me when I write blogs...

Here is a song from tonight's episode of OTH811 that I am in love with. Grubbs was SO adorable singing this on the show and there's nothing I love more than a good, innocent slow dance. Well, that's not true. Earlier today I was actually thinking about how I wanted to go to a club and get wild to a little Usher "OMG." But, "Dance So Good" by Wakey Wakey will be gently rocking me to sleep tonight. Check it out!