Monday, May 31, 2010

Who died and lifted you up to perfection?

FINAL STRAW, "Around the Sun" (2004)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

leave it all behind

LEAVE, "New Adventures in Hi-Fi" (1996)

It's under, under, under my feet
The sea spread out there before me
where do I go where the land touches the sea
There is my trust in what I believe

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Let's begin again like Martin Luther zen

BEGIN THE BEGIN, "Lifes Rich Pageant" (1986)

Friday, May 28, 2010

open the window to lift into a dream

PARAKEET, "Up" (1998)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Houston is filled with promise

HOUSTON, "Accelerate" (2008)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I don't know what you mean to me

STRANGE CURRENCIES, "Monster" (1995)

You know with love come strange currencies
And here is my appeal:

I need a chance, a second chance, a third chance, a fourth chance,
A word, a signal, a nod, a little breath
Just to fool myself, to catch myself, to make it real, real

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I remember all these things


Monday, May 24, 2010

You're on your ear, the ocean's near

Tomorrow's gaining speed on you
It's all you want to do
You know where to run
You run Electron Blue
You know where to run
You run electron blue

ELECTRON BLUE, "Around the Sun" (2004)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

was I wrong? I don't know, don't answer

I'VE BEEN HIGH, "Reveal" (2001)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

this one goes out to the one I've left behind

THE ONE I LOVE, "Document" (1987)

Friday, May 21, 2010

I've got my orange crush

ORANGE CRUSH, "Green" (1988)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

there's a lot of honey in this world

ME IN HONEY, "Out of Time" (1991)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I landed on my feet, crawling

YOU'RE IN THE AIR, "Up" (1998)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

not everyone can carry the weight of the world


Monday, May 17, 2010

Where the people drown and people serve

Automatic for the People (1992)

Me, my thoughts are flower strewn
Ocean storm, bayberry moon
I have got to leave to find my way
Watch the road and memorize
This life that pass before my eyes
Nothing is going my way

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Aluminum, it tastes like fear/ Adrenaline, it pulls us near

E-BOW THE LETTER, "New Adventures in Hi-Fi" (1996)

I can't look it in the eyes
Seconal, Spanish fly, absinthe, kerosene
Cherry-flavored neck and collar
I can smell the sorrow on your breath
The sweat, the victory and sorrow
The smell of fear, I got it

Saturday, May 15, 2010

That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane

Document (1987)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mr Richards, you're fogiven For a narrow lack of vision

MR RICHARDS, "Accelerate" (2008)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

the water is evening now, the catacombs are filling in

LETTER NEVER SENT, "Reckoning" (1984)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I would give my life to find it/ I would give it all

TEXARKANA, "Out of time" (1991)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

everybody hates a bore, everybody hates a drunk


Monday, May 10, 2010

we can reach our destination but there's still a ways away

DRIVER 8, "Fables of Reconstruction" (1985)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

This winter song/ I'll sing alone

I'LL TAKE THE RAIN, Reveal (2001)

I used to think
As birds take wing
They sing through life so why can't we?
You cling to this
You claim the best
If this is what you're offering
I'll take the rain
I'll take the rain
I'll take the rain

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Buy the sky and sell the sky

FALL ON ME, Life's Rich Pageant (1986)

Friday, May 7, 2010

If you could see yourself now, baby

BANG AND BLAME, Monster (1994)

You've got a little worry,
I know it all too well,
I've got your number,
But so does every kiss-and-tell
Who dares to cross your threshold,
Or happens on your way

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The ocean sang, the conversation's dimmed

SO. CENTRAL RAIN, Reckoning (1984)

Did you never call? I waited for your call
These rivers of suggestion are driving me away
The trees will bend, the cities wash away
The city on the river there is a girl without a dream

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Shred this sad masquerade


If I have a bag of rocks to carry as I go
I just want to hold my head up high
I don't care what I have to step over
I'm prepared to look you in the eye
Look me in the eye
And if you see familiarity
Then celebrate the contradiction
Help me when I fall to
Walk unafraid

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm Steve McQueen

Your eyes are burning holes through me
I'm gasoline
I'm burnin' clean

ELECTROLITE - "New Adventures in Hi-FI" (1996), an album which did not reach Billboard's #1 spot. Hmm...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Face à la mer

Întrerupem seria REM pentru o piesă fascinantă din punctul meu de vedere, o combinaţie de rock profund european (à la Noir Desir, Madrugada and co.) şi influenţe orientale autentice, alături de valurile mării şi sunetul pescăruşilor - care by the way, întotdeauna mi s-a părut sinistru. Destul de sinistră a fost şi soarta trupei Les Negresses Vertes al cărei solist a murit în anul 1993, la 30 de ani neîmpliniţi, în urma unor complicaţii survenite ca urmare a consumului intens de heroină. Piesa de mai jos nu a fost lansată ca single datând chiar din anul morţii solistului Helno. "Face à la mer" nu este un cântec uşor de digerat, în primul rând pentru că beat-ul oriental nu este pe placul multor "iubitori de muzică bună," fiind imediat asociat cu sound-ul muzicii orientale aşa cum, din păcate, am cunoscut-o noi, şi anume corupt. Nu este şi cazul aceste piese care inspiră cu totul altceva: imaginea unei morţi resemnate şi liniştite, pe o plajă, suspendată undeva între minunata Africa şi sudul cel mai sud al Europei. Pe mine, după prima ascultare m-a dus cu gândul la Styx, la Charon şi la sentimentul de teamă care trebuie că există atunci când eşti suspendat între două lumi - şi nu mă refer aici neapărat la moarte.

Dans la chaleur, le silence
A l’heure où les cyprès se balancent
Les morts reposent
au cimetière
Sous le sable, face à la mer


It's these little things, they can pull you under

SWEETNESS FOLLOWS de pe "Automatic for the People," 1993, one of my favorite albums everrr

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I looked ahead, I'm sure I saw you there

LEAVING NEW YORK, "Around the Sun," 2004

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Rapid Eye Movement

Pentru că în ultima vreme am redescoperit REM (pentru a câta oară, oare?), luna mai va fi dedicată în întregime lor, pe sistemul "un post pe zi".

- mai multe despre REM aici
- site oficial aici

I'm kicking it off cu HALF A WORLD AWAY, single extras de pe albumul "Out of Time," lansat în 1991, cel mai bine vândut şi probabil cel mai cunoscut al trupei.