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What are you listening to right now? What is cool about it?
Song, Album, Band/Musician/Composer. What's cool about it?
posted by Cody Phipps on Apr 04, 2006 10:09AM

Song: Warning
Band: Green Day
Album: Warning

This song has such a badass groove, nothing but pure attitude. Real true rock on acoustics. I love this song. He's all about telling it like it is. How everything is so messed, so rock it real and live hard before its all over...

posted by Cody Phipps on Apr 04, 2006 10:12AM

Changes
Tupac

"Lets change the way we eat, lets change the way we live, and lets change the way we treat each other...you see the old way wasnt workin so its on us to do what we gotta do...to survive. Cant a brother get a little peace? Theres war on the streets and a war in the middle east...instead of a war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me."

Its just got an awesome sound...and awesome beat...and if you enjoy this genre, its a pretty powerful, emotional song. Rock..."damn the man."

posted by StU aRt on Apr 04, 2006 11:46AM

"I don't want another pretty face
I don't want just anyone to hold
I don't want my love to go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul
You're the one I wanna chase
You're the one I wanna hold
I wont let another minute go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul" Jesse McCartney
I love the lyrics to this song.
I love all forms of music. I love to listen to the beat of the music first, but if I do not like the lyrics I will not listen to it.
posted by Latricia Saucier on May 05, 2006 05:00PM

"The common thread
The lies between you and me
Would break if you breathed on end
That's why I'm treading so carefully

The view from your eyes
Is too different than mine
I should know finding the truth in a lie, is nothing but a waste of time.

I do, but I don't
I should, but I won't
And I don't want to be alone
Knock, knock my door before we run out of time.
Break into my heart and rob me blind
Just leave the pieces scattered on the floor
Don't worry my hearts been broken before."
(This song is on the Show Summerland. It is on the soundtrack. I cannot think of who writes it but it is awesome.)

I think this song is cool because of the lyrics. My favorite line is "break into my heart and rob me blind."

Thank you for letting me share.

Peace!

posted by Latricia Saucier on May 08, 2006 09:26AM

Band : Radical Kneehighs
Album(still in the works): Built For You
Song : Jaysons Song
Composer:

"Falling through the attic called my mind
Colors run together no longer defined
Chemical Alterations inside my brain
You couldn't understand suppression of such pain.
I'm fighting you, fighting me, fighting all I wanna be.
Fighting you , fighting me, fighting everything I see.

Eagerly awaiting to say good bye
Then I took a long hard look into your eyes
Chemical alterations leaving my brain
Ready to live me life and leave behind the pain.........but still
Fighting you fighting, me fighting all I wanna be
Fighting you me, fighting me, fighting everything I see

Wading through this river called my life
All the painful pictures just float right by
Chemical alterations escaped my brain
You couldn't understand the purging of such pain
But now loving you, loving me, loving everything I am
Loving you loving me loving everything I can."

Beautiful song about where someone was, how one single experience can change a life, and were lifes experience and healing can take a person.

posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 17, 2006 11:16AM

A song near and dear to my heart...

flaming lips, "feeling yourself disintegrate"

posted by Zach Beane on May 18, 2006 04:25PM

Just got a chance to listen to the new RHCP album. What's cool about it? Its a double album.
Oh yeah, and -- its RHCP! AND: they are at #1 for the first time in their band's career... "Wed May 17, 2006 By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Funk-rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the U.S. charts for the first time in its 22-year history on Wednesday. The Chili Peppers' two-disc set, "Stadium Arcadium," opened with sales of 442,500 copies, a record for the Los Angeles-based quartet. Its previous best was 282,000 for its last studio release, "By The Way," which opened at No. 2 in 2002. The band's biggest commercial success was the 1999 album "Californication," with sales of 5.3 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Stadium Arcadium" was also tops in Austria, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland, the band's spokeswoman said. In the United Kingdom, it marked the group's third No. 1. The band is more popular in Europe than at home."
posted by Cody Phipps on May 20, 2006 12:18PM

"Testify" by Rage Against the Machine. The Battle of Los Angeles disc. 'Cause it rocks.
posted by Clint Phipps on May 21, 2006 01:37PM

"A Daughter worries too, by Latricia Saucier.

The reason it is cool is because I wrote it. Another reason why I have been singing it all day long is because I am recording it this weekend. It should be my first single. :) I am very happy. I can not site the lyrics yet, but will shortly. In the meantime if any of you are interested in listening to it let me know.

Take care.

posted by Latricia Saucier on Jun 15, 2006 07:48PM

Landlocked blues by bright eyes
Conor Oberst def. has a way with lyrics.This song been called the “’for what its worth’ war anthem of our generation.” I’m not sure if I would go that far but you have to agree that Oberst has an interesting way of composing songs to reflect a vision of existence. The best part about this song is it is a collection of vexing affairs that encompass our lives. It wraps up a variety of different entities of our culture into one song. There are also multiple references to the irking shifts in our society. A lot of it seems to be about a reaction to what is going on in the world and a feeling of not having control in it.
posted by Misty -- on Jun 21, 2006 09:49AM

I'm listening to the new PHLUX CD mp3 samples that I'm putting on phlux.net - help me out! I'm trying to make sure they all work, but its slow with a dial up! You guys can listen to clips from the new CD before you grab a copy for yourselves! Rock!
posted by Cody Phipps on Jun 23, 2006 05:10PM

Over the weekend, our outdoor show was rained out, but we jammed acoustically indoors anyway. On the trip home, Clint, Katie and I stopped into this cool store that sold old tools and antiques, where I found this collection of LPs. I ended up buying 8 for $8 bucks. Here's what I thought...

1. I got Alice Cooper's "From the Inside," released in 1978, a rock opera about a man who goes insane, and writes his autobiography from within the nuthouse; its somewhat a cheesy contrived album, production-wise anyway, it seems to have a lot of disco references, which don't really mix with Alice Cooper's personal style, I'm sure it was the producer's influence - very arranged. The overall concept of the album is interesting though "Its not like we did something wrong, we just burned down the church while the choir within sang religious songs..."

2. Weather Report, an essential jazz fusion band from the 70's: known in musician circles for a lineup that included Tony Williams on drums and Jaco Postarius (sp?) on bass (legendary bassist folks)... This is a record from 1985, much later, with a totally different lineup, called "sportin' life." Unusual fact: Bobby McFerrin (you know, that "don't worry be happy" dude) is singing lead vocals on this album, on a Marvin Gaye tune, WR plays a mostly instrumental spinoff of "what's going on"... These people don't even have to try to play well. Oh yeah, and Wayne Shorter rules eternal on the Bamboo Saxes...

3.Kansas's seminal "Point of Know Return" - a "masterpiece of prog rock genius", definitely a "defining musical event", "paved the way" for a lot of bands, includes "dust in the wind," (you know the tune); personally, I think its ok, these are very talented musicians and composers, but let's face it folks, its no Yes or King Krimson... Its really fun to listen to the inventiveness and the fact that these guys were definitely over-writing, pushing the limits of technology and recording possibilities at the time.

4. 1980's "permanent waves" by Rush. A classic prog album. Every song rocks. Not bad for $1.

5. Kiss "Alive II" a double album of liveness - wish I found the original alive... no dice.

6.Black Oak Arkansas's first release. Before they were overcommercialized to extremelamenessland. Good mississippi blues based rock. Southern tinged to the last. There's an instrument on "memories at the window" that I can't place. I can't tell if its an organ, or a guitar with some weird effects on it; its very interesting, and right now, a mystery.

I am not a big fan of the singer's voice on this album, but on their famous songs, it sounds great, which makes me wonder if they ditched this origianl singer when they got big...

"I could love" you is a cool simple tune. Good groove.

7. Santana's Moonflower, also a double live recording. What a great band. These musicians ruleses.

8. Here's a hilarious one: Enoch Light's "Guitar Underground (7 guitars with the NOW sound)" Released in 1966, this is like one of the first attempts at the "man" of the record companies trying to "get hip" and "be in with the heads." Totally Sucks, corniness to the max; some dude with a musicology PhD degree and some neoclassical composer probably set down together for brunch at some ultra-cheezy resturaunt and stabbed out the whole fucking cat-puke-laden thing in 45 minutes. It really blows, folks. I mean, really, really, really blows. Reeks of old moldy goat cheese and coffee brandy - Just as I knew it would by looking at it in the store. Whew, I'm laughing right now, just thinking about it. If you ever find it, grab it - but for a good laugh ONLY.

I bet some dorks in the late sixties bought it to try to pick up chicks - and now they are middle managers of superwallmarts with 2.3 kids, a dog, a cat, and a white picket fence on 1/2 acre in suburbia. They drive a monstrously too big mobile, some retched SUV with 8 mpg. They drive 2 1/2 hours to and from work. They put this on to "feel groovy" again. Ok, that's called venting folks, no hard feelings if you happen to work at wallyworld...

Honestly, I could only listen to 2 songs before I needed a break...

9. J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding
"Jay and Kai" serious trombone cats here, these people swing and then some. They are some of the best trombonists on record, and very in the zone. They play unison parts, it sounds like one instrument, almost impossible on the 'bones. And their harmonies are impeccable. Unreal stuff. Even computers can't sound this good. Smooth smooth smooth. If you like jazz, groove, samba, anything with swing, this is the shiz.

posted by Cody Phipps on Jul 25, 2006 09:58AM

The spin doctors' "What Time is It?": 10+ years later, its still right on the money. Man, these guys can rock, funk, and jam, all at the same time. Beautifully mixed album, too! And still potentially current in light of today's political snafus!
posted by Cody Phipps on Sep 06, 2006 05:41PM