This post marks the start of something for me, although even as I say this, I’m trying to understand how anything changes at all.
Not on this blog, it won’t.
Well, here’s to making it to post 200 successfully!
Why not start this second set of hundred, loud, noisy, and energetic right?
Here’s Gomez for you with Get Miles.
At this point, I think I should mention that this entire playlist is an accumulation of songs I’ve listened to in the past two weeks and thought to myself “Why not share this?”
Honestly, I was surprised I hadn’t shared anything by Gomez in a while.
The next song I have for you is a classic I’m sure you’ve heard sometime before. I don’t think there’s a lot of people out there who haven’t heard of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, or their super-group Genesis.
And from all the hit Genesis songs that I realize I could’ve instead shared, I decided I’ll give you Tonight, Tonight, Tonight this time.
I’ve always admired Phil Collins for the very talented musician that he is, but his voice in this song stands apart from the rest.
So my brother and I have always enjoyed listening to music from the good old 70s, be it whatever genre. Elton John is one of those artists we’ve followed since a really long time as well. And very recently, I came across this MTV Unplugged version of his song Benny and the Jets, and I found that I just couldn’t get enough of how good a pianist this man is!
I mean, sure, he’s up there on that list of The Best Rock/ Pop Pianists of All Time, but watching him in this gig had me mesmerized beyond words could describe. Geez, what a performer!
(There might also have been drool.)
(Also, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else looks so smashing in hot pink before.)
I now have none other than The Man Robert Plant with Ship of Fools.
I’ve always enjoyed this song quite casually (not overly fond of it), but the other night, after a long day of work, listening to it felt really really good, and so I decided I should share.
I just realized that I’ve had a very British playlist so far.
Electric Lights Orchestra now with Living Thing.
This song is just so much fun, I can’t think of any other way to describe it.
Right from the lyrical quality, to the musical arrangement, to the vocal parts and arrangements- this song is three and a half minutes of beautifully orchestrated fun.
Also, there’s something about those backing voices isn’t it? Almost like there’s a conversation they’re having.
Had enough of the Brit scene?
I’ve now got American grunge super-group from the 90s, Mad Season, with Wake Up.
I’ve never been able to decide how I feel about Mad Season, Alice in Chains, and Layne Staley.
The confusion is because Layne plays a central role in all of it, and is also pretty important in my eyes (or ears) while I listen to either of the bands he was in.
Personally, I think I prefer Alice in Chains over Mad Season because, somehow, Staley seemed less lost for cause or damaged.
All that aside, his voice in Wake Up is simply… haunting.
The song itself is.
That’s playlist 101 for you. I’ll see you around.