Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Playlist Pulse: Acousti-goodness.....

This time i'm pulling from my playlist 'acousti-goodness'. I have a playlist for faster, drivin' songs as well as one for slow, mellow ones, so i needed one to catch those mid-tempo, (often, but not always) acoustic, thinkers.

Normally, i'll pull up the playlist, scroll through and pick a song i want to post. From there i let shuffle do the rest. There was no question which song was going first today. I've been playing this one over and over since i picked it up:
1. mp3: The Raconteurs - Steady, As She Goes (Acoustic Version)
i really can't get enough of this song for many reasons: i like how they ask if there's a dog in the room as if they can't begin if there isn't - it shows their 'real' talent - great harmonies - it uses that contrapuntal vocal technique i love. If The Raconteurs put out an entirely acoustic album like this, i might have to become a fan.

2. mp3: Colin Hay - Waiting For My Real Life To Begin
Colin is the former Men At Work lead singer - y'know "i come from a lan-down-unda". i first came across this Aussie as a solo artist thanks to the epic Garden State Soundtrack.

3. mp3: Brian Rung - For You
buy Brian Rung (2000)
I picked up this CD quite a while ago - in the heat of my Texas Music phase, and, to be completely honest, didn't like it. It wasn't until my musical tastes matured and i gave it another listen that it really hit me.

4. mp3: Dwight Yoakam - Buenos Noches From a Lonely Room
This is the only Dwight Yoakam album i own. A friend of mine recommended it during a conversation about digging artists' original intentions for songs portrayed through quiet acoustic recordings. Nail on the head.

5. mp3: Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life
Conor at his best.

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