- Jon Brion – Knock Yourself – A short, folky song from the I Heart Huckabees soundtrack that I completely fell in love with after picking up the DVD and listening to the first few lines, over and over again, in the menu screen for the second disc. Mmmm, existential pop music. Yummy.
- Roger Waters – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Waters, to my knowledge, has never been much for cover songs, but his particular voice, as well his musical sensibilities, make him a perfect fit for this song. Another one I’d love to use, somewhere, in a play one day.
- REM – Leave (Alternate Version) – Don’t think I’ve heard this one before. That’s the great thing about my music archive – always something new to discover.
- Joe Satriani – What Breaks a Heart – Don’t think I’ve heard this one before either, but I’m liking it on a first listen. Some nice, slow, sad guitar work going on here. What does break a heart, anyway? Loss? Death? An icepick?
- Roger Waters & Ron Geesin – Hand Dance-Full Evening Dress – From the soundtrack of “The Body” I believe. Downloaded, but never listened to. And I will never understand why.
- Michelle Branch – Goodbye to You – I think this was another album that was downloaded, essentially, just to get my hands on a single song, though this one does sound vaguely familiar. I probably heard it at a bar once, somewhere in the background. It has that kind of sound to it…
- U2 – Pride (In The Name of Love) – A live version, from somewhere or another. Good song, and a reminder that, as I think I mentioned before, U2 kind of fell apart in the late 90s.
- Nine Inch Nails – The Day the World Went Away – A really fantastic song off of “The Fragile”. I’ve got a really spiffy, toned-down, almost mellow version of it kicking around somewhere, but this isn’t that version.
- Sivak Drac – Deus Ex Main Title (Piano) – This is an odd little thing I found on a web site for the game Deus Ex – someone performing the main title on a piano. As a fan of both the game, and the game’s music, I couldn’t avoid downloading these acoustic takes on what were highly electronic pieces. These songs, and a really interesting piano-only version of Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” make interesting reminders of just how much can be done with a piano if you know what you’re doing with it.
- The Offspring – LAPD – Is this the third week in a row that The Offspring has shown up in the Random 10? I didn’t think I had that much of their stuff…
- Twin Peaks – The Pink Room – Haven’t listened to it much in years, but I always liked the kind of surreal, jazz-esque music from this show. Loved the show too, mind you, which probably helped.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
I'm running out of ways to use "Crap" in my headlines
Okay, so it’s Saturday, which means this is only one day late, which means – technically – that this is a small improvement over last, and weeks previous. Now I’m not expecting you all to send me congratulatory notes or anything, I just thought I’d point that fact out.