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YouTube Video of the Day: Band of Horses – The Funeral 31 December, 2006

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At every occasion i’ll be ready for the funeral.
At every occasion, once more it’s called the funeral.
At every occasion, i’m ready for the funeral.
At every occasion, one brilliant day funeral.

i’m coming up only to show you down for…
i’m coming up only to show you wrong.
To the outside, the dead leaves, they are alone.
‘Fore they died, had trees to hang their hope.

Band of Horses: official site | Wikipedia

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Song of the Day: Brad – Buttercup 30 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

i know that ain’t a part of the deal —
We’re through.

needle and wheel

It’s just a matter of time…

it’s just a matter of time —

before we’re thrown back in the wheel.

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4625773/view]

Brad – Buttercup (3.9MB mp3)

from the album Shame

Flickr photo from ChrisB in SEA / blakeleyphotography.com

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Song of the Day: Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign 28 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

Hey, there’s a horseshoe on my door — big deal.
And say, there’s a black cat on the floor — big deal.

Time.

Well do you know where you belong?
And is your star sign ever wrong?

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4624773/view]

Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign (6.8MB mp3)

from the album Bandwagonesque

The cards are speaking…

If these things change your day,
well if this song makes your day —

Seen it all before, seen it all before.
Given time these things will change…

***

Teenage Fanclub links:     Wikipedia         official site         unofficial fansite

Flickr photos from Alistair Craven

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Song of the Day: Vince Guaraldi Trio – Skating 25 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

good grief!!!

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4608623/view]

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Song of the Day: The Rolling Stones – I Am Waiting 23 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

i am waiting, i am waiting…

slow or fast, end at last…

Waiting for someone to come out of somewhere.

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4609863/view]

The Rolling Stones – I Am Waiting (2.9MB mp3)

from the album Aftermath and the film Rushmore

Flickr photo from Heinekren

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My top schools are Oxford and the Sorbonne. Harvard’s my safety.

“When one man, for whatever reason,
has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life,
he has no right to keep it to himself.”

YouTube Video of the Day: ccc – Go Go Go 22 December, 2006

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Going to a Go Go —
like it’s 1999…

video/audio mashup by ccc

more ccc mashups

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Song of the Day: Harvey Danger – Little Round Mirrors 20 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

And when you dream, you dream of the day
when you find something you can love half as much
as you love all your little round mirrors…

there’s a hole in the middle you can’t seem to fill…

See yourself reflected in one —
there’s a hole in the middle you can’t seem to fill.

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4608733/view]

Harvey Danger – Little Round Mirrors (8.8MB mp3)

from the album Little by Little…

harveydanger.com

Harvey Danger on Wikipedia

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YouTube Video of the Day: Johnny Cash – Hurt 19 December, 2006

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i hurt myself today to see if i still feel.
i focus on the pain —
the only thing that’s real.

What have i become?
My sweetest friend…
Everyone i know goes away in the end.

If i could start again a million miles away,
i would keep myself —
i would find a way.

° ° °

Words and music by Trent Reznor.
Sung and played by Johnny Cash (1932-2003).

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Song of the Day: Linda Strawberry – Fight 18 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

All this lip distortion it brings me down.
So i’m not perfect — i still want you around.

I fight a peace that does not include you.  I fight an ending i didn’t choose.
photo art by Kristin Burns & Linda Strawberry ~ click to see a larger image.

***

i disagree with all this nonsense
so i go on and take these chances…

…at least i can say i took these chances.

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4608503/view]

Linda Strawberry – Fight (6.9MB mp3)

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Song(s) of the Day: The Kleptones – Let’s Get The Dirt + sources 16 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

Since we got to be here, let’s live…

In the least likely places, if you look, you will still find life - and hope.

Don’t you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4607743/view]

The Kleptones – Let’s Get The Dirt (6.6MB mp3)

from the album From Detroit to J.A.

kleptones.com

The Kleptones on Wikipedia

Flickr photo from Dave Ward / www.DaveWard.net

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sources (Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye and Digging in the Dirt
by Peter Gabriel) after the jump…

(more…)

Song of the Day/YouTube Video of the Day: Boulevard of Broken Songs 14 December, 2006

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i walk alone.

video mashup by Deltasix

***

There are many things that i would like to say to you
but i don’t know how…

Maybe you’re gonna be the one that saves me.Green Day vs. Oasis
vs. Travis vs. Aerosmith:
Boulevard of Broken Songs
(8.9MB mp3)

by Party Ben

alternate link

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Song of the Day: Damien Rice – Grey Room 11 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

° ° °

Well i’ve been here before —
sat on a floor in a grey, grey mood.
Where i stay up all night
and all that i write is a grey, grey tune…

…pray for me, child —
even a smile would do for now.

T€stS of iLuMIn@ti0n

Have I still got you to be my open door?
Have I still got you to be my sandy shore?
Have I still got you to cross my bridge in this storm?
Have I still got you to keep me warm?

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3528483/view]

Damien Rice – Grey Room (7.5MB mp3)

from the new album, 9

damienrice.com

Listen to/watch Damien Rice perform on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

Flickr photo from Hugo Provoste

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Song of the Day: Beck – Movie Theme 7 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

Looking for a ladder in the stratosphere
so I can be happy –

let my bones melt away…

one particular wave

Listen to the voice on the radio wave,
somebody needs you –

somebody who’s far away…

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3173113/view]

Beck – Movie Theme (3.6MB mp3)

from the new album, The Information

beck.com

Beck on Wikipedia

Listen to/watch Beck perform on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Song(s) of the Day: from Damien Rice 3 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

(click on each photo to view slideshows)

Oda a la Luna

It’s a small crime and i got no excuse…

And is that alright, yeah?
i give my gun away when it’s loaded.
If you don’t shoot it,
how am i supposed to hold it?

…is that alright with you?

Damien Rice ~ 9 crimes (4.3MB mp3)

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3506873/view]

Snow | Road

my drum my drum my drum
gonna make you come.

my book my book my book
gonna make you look…

my fall my fall my fall
gonna break your w
all.

Damien Rice ~ me, my yoke and i (8.7 MB mp3)

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3507103/view]

from the new album, 9

damienrice.com

Listen to/watch Damien Rice perform on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

Flickr photos from ®oberto and Aprevit

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Song of the Day: Linda Strawberry – Orchid 28 November, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

There’s a girl so lonely in the water, longing for the shore.
There’s a fear that’s screaming out inside her
that makes her really pure…

Such a delicate orchid – too beautiful to abandon.

i see through satellite eyes…
photo art by Kristin Burns & Linda Strawberry ~ click to see a larger image.

***

strawberrySo misunderstood,
she’s not difficult –
she’s just different from the rest of us.

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3153353/view]

Linda Strawberry – Orchid (demo) (3.1MB mp3)

see + hear more

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Muchas gracias to the lovely ladyalison for the introduction…

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Quote of the Day: from Timothy Leary 24 November, 2006

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because i couldn’t have said it better myself…

Any reality is an opinion.

You make up your own reality.

Dr. Timothy Leary (1920-1996)

listen:
[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3143723/view]

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reality (5.4MB mp3)

Any reality is an opinion.  You make up your own reality.

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YouTube Video of the Day: Chet Baker – Let’s Get Lost 22 November, 2006

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…let’s get lost,

let them send out alarms…

…and though they’ll think us rather rude,

let’s tell the world we’re in that crazy mood…

Chet Baker (1929-1988)

* ° *

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