Tuesday, December 6, 2011

1994 and Jeff Buckley

Took a long break, but here I am, attempting to get back into the routine of blogging about stuff. The last post I did was on the 30 day challenge, but that is what got me stuck, so instead of going back to that, I'm gonna go back to just doing album reviews of all the albums I have on my computer. That was the main purpose of the blog in the first place, right? So going back and looking at where I was, it looks like I'm going into 1994, and Jeff Buckley is the first on my list with his album Grace.

Grace is one of those albums that I don't think everyone will love, but it has grown on me, and it is now one of my favorites of all time, so if you don't at least give it a good try, I will have to kick you from my blog or something along those lines. I hope to be seeing plenty of comments that are along the lines of, AHHHHH I LOVE THIS!!!!

So anyways, here are a few of my favorites from the album, and I hope you enjoy them too.
This is Last Goodbye

I wish everyone I knew loved this guy, 'cause I personally think he made some truly fantastic music.And if I have any other Radiohead Fans out there, here's a fun fact for you: Thom Yorke was inspired to write Fake Plastic Trees right after he came back from a Jeff Buckley concert.

Here's Hallelujah, which I think everyone will recognize, because the song is on the Shrek soundtrack.

Hallelujah was originally done by Leonard Cohen, so this isn't an original of Jeff's, but Jeff did cover it before pretty much anyone else, and if I'm not mistaken it was his cover that really popularized the song.

And the last song for the post, Lover, You Should've Come Over

Jeff Buckley is one of those musicians that I really wish could have lived longer. He had only released one album, and was getting ready to record new material when he disappeared in a river and drowned.

Hope you all love it. Next up I have The Very Best of The Eagles, unless people want me skipping Best of CDs, then I have Four by Blues Traveler, so let me know in the comments, and I will try to finish the next post as soon as possible. I *should* be able to keep up on blogging now, since I'm out of school and and have free time in the evenings, so expect these posts to be more regular than they ever were before.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Turntable and Day 24 - A Song I Want Played At My Funeral

I guess I have to apologize for not posting again. I got a job, and I've had plenty of time to do posts, however, I've found a new music thingy that I'm kind of addicted to now. There is this site called Turntable.fm, and if you love music, this site is a blast. So instead of blogging about music, I've been playing music on there and learning about a whole bunch of other artists. If you're ever bored and just feel like sitting back and listening to music, get on there and sign on with your Facebook account, and if you're friends with me come find my room and say hello.

Now, to get this 30 day song challenge done. Hmmm... For this day I have a couple songs... one is a probably, and one is a maybe. And the other one I wanted for a funeral song got taken by someone else.

This one... 

And.... this one. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Day 23 - A Song I Want Played At My Wedding

Well I got behind, and here's me starting again now that I have a job and don't have to spend my evenings scouring the internet for job openings.

Hmm... A song I want played at my wedding... hmm. I could make a whole playlist, so I'll try to pick just one...






ok, got it. This one is it. It must be played. I love it, and it's The Beatles.

So... if anyone reads this quickly enough to give feedback, should I do the next one today too and just try to start getting this challenge done since I'm so behind? Or just leave the next one for tomorrow and keep doing them by days?