Friday Music resumes it’s normal schedule — welcome to those new readers out there. Hope you like it.
First things first — I need to get this out of my brain. Since Heartland, it’s been impossible for me to hear this song without picturing
On the subject of new music — Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has a solo album coming out next month, and tracks from it have been leaked. I’ve always been a fan of his compositions and his haunting voice, and it looks like this solo album will be on my must-purchase list. Thom Yorke – “Black Swan.”
I can’t mention “haunting voice” without thinking of Rufus Wainwright. This is one of my favorite songs from him, from his 2001 album, Poses. Rufus Wainwright – “Grey Gardens.”
We’ll shift gears to something more upbeat — and a track specifically for
A little bit of second-wave Ska to get your ass moving on a Friday, by my favorite band of that era: The English Beat — “Mirror in the Bathroom.” “Can I take you to a restaurant that’s got glass tables — you can watch yourself while you are eating…”
“Engine, Engine Number Nine, On the New York Transit line. If my train falls off the track — pick it up, pick it up, pick it up!” One of my top-5 hip-hop tracks of all time, and one that is forever locked into a time and place: singing along to it as it played at a tattoo parlor in the East Village, where the Jaffe brothers (the owners of the game company I was working for at the time) were getting new ink. BlackSheep – “The Choice is Yours (This or That).”
There you have it. More next week. Enjoy.