On the one hand, the Google overlords know everything about me. But on the other hand, it’s very handy to hold my phone up to the radio and immediately find out what song I’m listening too. Then I can take a picture of the result and come back to it later.
I should have know this was Brandi Carlile. Her voice is so distinctive.
KINK Sunday Brunch is my favorite block of radio. From 7:00 am to noon, Peggy La Point plays a variety of interesting songs, old and new. A good 80% of them hit my sweet spot. Like this one. Which I cannot recall, but know that I liked because I had google search it and then took a screenshot of the name.
I’m listening now and am still liking it. YouTube seems to not be giving me access in the way I’m used to, but maybe this link will work?
Oh my goodness, do I love this song. It was one of those where I heard it in the car and did my best to remember enough of the lines to google it. It helped that “blood red coupe deville” happened to be the title.
This song hits all those blues/soul/rock notes that were imprinted on me from an early age. And it’s got some great lyrics to sing along to:
And I wonder what they’ll say about me after my final drive Rollin’ in my Blood Red Coupe Deville They say that I lived too fast, that I died too free That I got lost in alcohol but found in the reverie
Apparently Hadden Sayers is a native Texan and is “as comfortable on a massive festival stage with a Stratocaster in his hands as he is strumming an acoustic guitar in your living room.”
He’s touring this summer and you can find the dates and locations on his website.
Thanks to whatever the blues show is called on KINK on Sunday night. I would have missed this song, otherwise.
I no longer remember where I heard this song, but it’s great! And the video has families making up a dance routine in 30 minutes and then performing it.
It’s a classic rock song setup (verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/chorus) and that bluprint imprinted on me early.
Also, if I hadn’t watched this video I would have had no idea that the lyric was: Hey now kid, you’re my salvation.
“Now That You’re Gone” The Raconteurs
Speaking of things that imprinted early, everything about this song is something that imprinted on me. The steady drip of the bass, the guitar lick responding to the lyrics, the angry/sad/triumphant lyrics. These are all things I love.
Never known such unhappiness/Never thought it would end like this/What will I do now that you’re gone?
As for the video? Eh. The mirror thing is cool. There’s also classic boobage. Not my thing.
This is one of those songs that I like even though everything is so muted I can’t really tell what’s going on.
Reading the lyrics I see an illustrative use of words, and a life that I haven’t lived but hear about a lot in popular culture.
It seems to combine being ultra cool and laid back, with a more-or-less depressing message that kind of comes off as positive if you aren’t listening too closely.
Lotta stuff going on here.
“Hearts Beat Loud” from the movie Hearts Beat Loud
I watched this movie in the waning hours of 2018 and it was a great way to end the year. I’m a sucker for “making the music”-type movies, and so that scratched that itch. Plus, the winning charismatic combo of Kiersey Clemons and Nick Offerman doesn’t hurt either.
The song itself is a good and happy one. Even though it’s kind of sad, lyrically.
Buildings. Going up everywhere in Portland. This song was written about Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, but it could have been written about Portland (except for the fact that two of the lines are “and they keep digging it down and down / so that their cars can live underground” and in Portland most building don’t build so the cars can live underground, but park on the street in a haphazard and unzoned way that is eventually going to have to be fixed.)
I’m trying not to be a fuddy-duddy about the building. A ton of people are moving here and will keep moving here, just as I did. And we all have to live somewhere. But it’s hard to see all the old buildings go and makes these lyrics that much more poignant.
I remember a winter’s night we kissed beneath the street lamplight outside our bar near the record store that have been condos for a year and more now that our haunts have taken flight and been replaced with construction sites oh, how I feel like a stranger here searching for something that’s disappeared digging for gold in my neighborhood for what they say is the greater good but all I see is a long goodbye a requiem for a skyline it seems I never stopped losing you as every dive becomes something new and all our ghosts get swept away it didn’t used to be this way
On-point lyrics aside, I was first drawn first to this song because of the musical arrangement, which is more prominent than the lyrics. It’s gauzy and the repetitive “Gold Rush” nicely drives the song.