Friday, February 1, 2008

Asymmetrical sound and other musical styles

So I was thinking about music today and just for fun, I decided to post some of my favorite music for a change. I'm not saying they are my most favorite songs or artists in the world, and they aren't in any particular order, but here they are, some of the favorites that just came to me "off the top of my head" so to speak.

Tom Sawyer
Geddy Lee has one of the most wonderful rock n roll voices going. He's skinny, lanky and you could chop wood with that blade-like nose. And still, he's sexy. Go figure. They play on the off-beat. They have such an asymetrical sound. I like it. This song is perhaps one of the best examples of their "off-beat" style.

Hair of the Dog
What a great driving song! I don't mean the beat is "driving", the song is great to drive the car to. But it makes you drive faster than you probably should. This video is obviously lip-synched, but... that was "standard procedure" back in those days when a band appeared on a TV variety show.

Bad English
When I see You Smile
My ode to Makoto Nagano because I love his smile. I don't know what it is about the man, but he is just plain beautiful to me. I have this whole big fantasy in my head about what he's like, what it would be like to meet him, ect., ect. And tho I know it is a fantasy and I'll never meet him and he probably isn't anything like I imagine him to be, his smile is still inspiring to me. When I watch Sasuke while I'm doing my walks or my exercises, I can do more, walk faster, feel stronger, when I see his smile. Don't ask me what it means, I couldn't tell you. It just is what it is.

Sniff n the Tears
Driver's Seat
One of my all time favorite songs, EVER. I never get tired of this song. It is so sexy. It gives me chills. And it makes me feel... alive. Listening to it in the car can also result in speeding fines if you aren't careful. It's a special favorite of mine during my walks. The singer does not look anything like what his voice would lead you to believe he should look like. He's so cool in this video, tho. All the other guys are there sort of twitching, shaking their shoulders or making some movement and he's just... um... there. With that voice, he doesn't have to do anything else, tho. It's kinda hoarse, kinda husky, with a slight undertone of screechiness. I like it. This song also makes me want to bang on something. I'd love to learn how to play the drums.

Peter Frampton
I'm In You
Quite possibly the sexiest, most beautiful man God ever placed on this Earth. I have been in love with this artist since I was 8 years old. Before "Frampton Comes Alive", before he went "Hollywood", before he lost everything and had to work as a "studio musician" to make ends meet, before David Bowie took pity on him and asked him to tour with him as a member of his band! He was beautiful when he was young and had all that wonderful blonde hair. He's beautiful now, when he's old and doesn't have hardly any hair left at all. He's just beautiful. He was my first serious "crush" and he's still the only fellow who could ever make me forget that either of us is married. I'd give almost anything to be able to see him perform, just once, before one or the other of us dies.

That's about it for now, folks.
Thanks for playing along.


Mr. Mike said...

Great songs! I liked the Sniff N The Tears song because I had heard it before but had no idea who sang it. Guess I'll be poking around ITunes looking for that one.

I've never seen Geddy Lee's nose described as a blade that could chop wood, that's really funny. I've been a Rush fan for a long time, but I never bothered to see them live and then regretted it when they stopped touring. When they resumed touring, I was determined to see them perform. When I went, I got so drunk that I think I had passed out for most of the concert. I remember about 5 songs. Good thing they opened with Tom Sawyer or I would have missed it!

I hope you get to see Frampton perform, I saw him play a few years ago and thought he gave a really good show.

Thanks for the Tunes!

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Aaaaah! You SAW him?! I am so jealous! The man is so exceptionally talented. I don't think he gets his props like he should.

Glad I could supply the name of the band for you. I liked that song from the first time I heard it and it's always been one of my favorites. I actually like the long version better that the one I put up, but I didn't have the time to search deeper at youtube for it.

Jeannie said...

Mr. Mike was nice. He didn't tell you that the second time we saw Rush, we had to go home. I got very drunk and tossed my cookies.

I never heard of Sniff n the Tears. Their song is catchy. Thanks!

Love ya!!

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Awwww. Mr. Mike was so chivalrous and then you went and told on yourself.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one to have had that problem on occasion.