Back again this week with 7 more songs to share with you. Here’s playlist #18-
This song is something that gets played at my household all the time. Carole King is a favourite. Her musical style, her voice, her energy, they’re all so appealing and wonderful to listen to on a regular basis.
Carole King has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be so honored.
Plateau was originally written by the band Meat Puppets, but then got popular when they performed it with Nirvana during their MTV Unplugged appearance in 1993. The song is really unlike most Nirvana songs, and the lyrics are pretty unique as well. I like how simple it’s melodic structure is, almost like a nursery rhyme. Kurt Cobain’s voice is as usual, remarkable and hypnotic. Reminds me of why I had fallen in love with Nirvana over 10 years back in the first place.
I’d been wanting to share this song for over a month but I just couldn’t find it on Grooveshark’s library. I decided to upload it myself because it deserves the attention. The track is called Japan and it’s by Australian talented musician, Tim McMillan.
I have to give my cousin credit for this song as well, he’s the reason I know of Tim McMillan and this song.
I love everything about the track! I’ll admit I don’t see anything “Japanese” about it, but I’m sure McMillan had his reasons for calling it what he did.
Go ahead and listen to the sheer guitar genius that the man is!
‘Crazy Lucky’, being the lead single from their newest album ‘All Together Now’, was released on March 25th, 2014. ‘All Together Now’ was released on September 9th this year.
According to singer/guitarist Kevin Griffin, the song is about “the serendipitous nature of a relationship — just how it’s happenstance, how we meet people and the significant events over the course of our lives are so random.”
Why I like this song? Yeah I know it’s rather typical a song, but I think I like it because of how catchy it is, the vocals sound really nice, I love the melody on the chorus as well.
Probably about three or four years back, this Iranian student in the city approached our (then) band, and requested we perform a bunch of Iranian songs at an event. The gig happened, I wasn’t able to be a part of it. So anyway, among all the songs the lady shared with us, I loved this one. Still do. I’m also of the opinion Persian is an awesome sounding language!
If you are new to the song, the language, the unique nature of this music, I hope you love the experience.
A little about the song; ‘Sexual Healing’ is a 1982 Grammy winning classic by American singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye, from Washington D.C. It stands at #233 on the Rolling Stone’s list of “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time”.
Here’s a little sad fact I just found out about Gaye- he died in 1984 (aged 44), because he was shot twice by his father Marvin Gay Sr.
was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy. Some of these are among the most popular theatrical music in the classical repertoire.
I have tried my hand at piano transcriptions of various of Tchaikovsky’s pieces, and I guess one thing does stand out- the man was a hopeless romantic. It’s all amazing music though. Not too difficult, rather simple and pleasing, gentle, always telling a story.
Another playlist comes to a close here. It’s week 18, my 18th playlist to the world, and I hope the world enjoys it.
I will talk to you again in a week’s time. Until then.