Monday music post, “final exams!11” edition

Hello readers! You may have noticed that I have not updated in a week or so. This is because I have been busy with final exams and such. But I have a lot of cool posts planned for when I am FINISHED with finals, so please bear with me.

Anyway, here are some songs that I have been enjoying as of late. If you have songs that you would like to share, you may leave YouTube links in comments (lyrics are also good!). Or just talk about stuff you’ve been listening to lately, or concerts you’ve seen, or albums you’ve (re)discovered. Whatever — it’s up to you.

First up, here is a suitably intense version of Tori Amos’s “Blood Roses” from 1999 or so (lyrics here):

Next, we have “Here Lies Love” (lyrics; vid is audio-only) by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim with Florence Welch, from the recent concept album of the same name, which is SO AWESOME and you should track down a copy (especially if you like disco, concept albums, and/or female singers):

Finally, an oldie-but-goodie, “Ocean” by the Velvet Underground (lyrics; vid is audio-only):

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2 thoughts on “Monday music post, “final exams!11” edition

  1. Geo M. says:

    I’m really enthused about this music-themed post, especially due to the fact that you have the distinction of introducing me to Florence Welch. The road of artist discovery begins anew, yet again.

    I feel a little shamed now, as I’ve nothing to share. I’ve been neglecting all music lately. I’ll seriously endeavor to return with an actual contribution.

  2. Geo M. says:

    A bit tardy here, so apologies for that. Couldn’t really force a return to song-mindedness. All links have been selected for stereo channel availability.

    When the Levee Breaks (originally written by Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy)

    Peace, Love, and Understanding (originally written by Nick Lowe)

    These are two excellent covers by Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle, from a tremendously underrated album of theirs. I’d suggest the whole album to anyone who appreciates either social commentary or emotiveness in music.

    And, more obligatory Tori. This is a live recording of a song from To Venus and Back:

    Concertina

    A very dear song to me, fell in love with it five years ago. On a separate note: the entire set from the Paris show of the Sinful Attraction tour is worth an afternoon listen.

    I’m getting to know PJ Harvey for the first time, today, of all days. To anyone that cares to, any songs or albums to suggest?

    This is where I have to mark a departure from song and stop, as I’ve been getting reacquainted with Ennio Morricone, recently. This comment doesn’t really have the range that I had initially hoped for.

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