Favorite Song of This Monday Morning

Pete Yorn “Social Development Dance” (from his new album “Back & Fourth” that I really, really like)

And when we kissed it was electric
A chemist made us for each other…
There’s something missing in us
We long to make it whole
Though it never feels like it
I know you have it all
I know you have it all…
I heard you were staying up north with a friend
And that your hair was falling out
I tried to find out what had happened to you
I googled you in quotes, got no results
I never learned how you had died
But I knew how you had lived…

Favorite Song of This Crappy Afternoon

“Honey Let Me Sing You a Song” -Matt Hires.

I got it off the Paste #48 sampler. But you could get it off my latest mix. Depending on what you want to trade me for it. Make me an offer, you might get lucky.

Honey let me sing you a song
and listen to my words as they come out wrong
but don’t run away, run away this time
Honey let me look in your eyes
you open them one at a time
but don’t look away, look away this time

Good Mood Song of the Weekend

It’s amazing, it’s amazing.
All that you can do.
It’s amazing, makes my heart sing,
Now it’s up to you.

And I know, ’cause I’ve been there before
Knocking down the doors
Won’t take no for an answer
And you’ll see, ’cause if it’s meant to be
Nothing can compare to deserving your dreams
It’s amazing, it’s amazing
All that you can do
It’s amazing, makes my heart sing
Now it’s up to you…

Jem “It’s Amazing” (from new album Down to Earth*)

Is it just something about the word “amaze”?? Because My Morning Jacket “I’m Amazed” is also an awesome song. (And then there’s Jem’s cover of what I believe is a Paul McCartney song “Maybe I’m Amazed.” Also: Awesome.)

*In addition to this song in particular, I really like this entire album. Although musically a lot of it sounds more like a remix album. Not her normal backdrop. But good. Nice contrast with the vocals.

Favorite Album of Today

“Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford” Everlast
I’ve loved his gravelly thick voice for a long time and if you’ve never heard his cover of Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”…then you probably didn’t get a mix from me during that two-year period when I put it on every mix because I just couldn’t stop listening to it. He also does the theme song to Saving Grace (love the song way more than the show!).
I guess they probably file him under rap/hip-hop? But he’s not really a rapper. Some of the lyrics are a bit rough and tumble…if you’re feeling a little murderous, they certainly keep you hyped up and may push you over the edge into actual violence, ha ha ha (I’M KIDDING). But that’s only some of the songs. And there’s his lovely bass singing over a kind of rollicking rambling background that is sometimes hip-hop-ish in its beats, but sometimes almost country.