On a Lighter Note…

 

Songs You May Have Missed #641

Lily Allen: “Littlest Things” (2007)

Lily Allen can be sassy, bratty, clever and poignant–often all at the same time. “Littlest Things” is a look at how the ordinary moments and mundane memories can take on a rosy hue from the perspective of a relationship’s end:

Sometimes I find myself sittin’ back and reminiscing
Especially when I have to watch other people kissin’
And I remember when you started callin’ me your Mrs.
All the play fightin’, all the flirtatious disses
I’d tell you sad stories about my childhood
I don’t know why I trusted you but I knew that I could
We’d spend the whole weekend lying in our own dirt
I was just so happy in your boxers and your t-shirt

Dreams, dreams
Of when we had just started things
Dreams of you and me
It seems, it seems
That I can’t shake those memories
I wonder if you have the same dreams too.

The littlest things that take me there
I know it sounds lame but its so true
I know its not right, but it seems unfair
The things are reminding me of you
Sometimes I wish we could just pretend
Even if for only one weekend
So come on, tell me
Is this the end?

Drinkin’ tea in bed
Watching dvd’s
When I discovered all your dirty grotty magazines
You’d take me out shopping and all we’d buy is trainers
As if we ever needed anything to entertain us
The first time that you introduced me to your friends
And you could tell that I was nervous, so you held my hand
When I was feeling down, you made that face you do
No one in the world who could replace you

Dreams, dreams
Of when we had just started things
Dreams of me and you
It seems, it seems
That I can’t shake those memories
I wonder if you feel the same way too

The littlest things that take me there
I know it sounds lame but its so true
I know its not right, but it seems unfair
The things are reminding me of you
Sometimes I wish we could just pretend
Even if for only one weekend
So come on, tell me
Is this the end?

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2012/08/17/songs-you-may-have-missed-167/

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/11/28/songs-you-may-have-missed-505/

Songs You May Have Missed #640

Angelique Kidjo: “Congoleo” (2004)

West African singer Angelique Kidjo mixes the influences on 2004’s “Congoleo”, an infectious Afro-Caribbean earworm which features balofon, a West African xylophone-type melodic percussion instrument.

The entire Oyaya! album is an infectious exploration of the cross pollination between Latin and African musical traditions.

Songs You May Have Missed #639

Brendan Benson: “Cold Hands (Warm Heart)” (2005)

Hooks and melodies, the things that distinguish power pop, are the forte of Brendan Benson. If you like music with roots reaching back to the best pop of past decades, you’ll find Benson’s tunes instantly likeable.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/12/21/songs-you-may-have-missed-507/

Video of the Week: ‘Her Voice is a Playground’–Vocal Coach Reacts to LP’s ‘Lost on You’

This blog recently recognized a most remarkable song and performance, that of Laura Pergolizzi’s “Lost on You”. In this video a vocal coach reacts with delight on her first listen.

2008 Universal Studios fire destroyed up to 500,000 original master recordings, according to magazine report


(Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times)

(via Los Angeles Daily News Business) by City News Service

SANTA MONICA — The Universal Music Group is pushing back on a New York Times Magazine report that, contrary to official statements made more than a decade ago, a 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood destroyed a staggering number of original master recordings stored there.

The devastation, which company executives downplayed or dismissed outright after the fire was extinguished 11 years ago this month, is breathtaking in scope, amounting to what the new report describes as “the biggest disaster in the history of the music industry.”

Read more: https://www.dailynews.com/2019/06/12/2008-universal-studios-fire-destroyed-up-to-500000-original-master-recordings-according-to-magazine-report/

(AP Photo/Ric Francis, file)

Video of the Week: Jay Graydon Shows Us His Guitar Solo from Steely Dan’s ‘Peg’

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