Saturday, April 11, 2009

Been Neglecting My Musical Interests

I haven't been listening to good music for a while (long story and very boring). My kids have been exposing me to really interesting things in the last couple of years and, yeah, they're good - some are even great (particularly Rilo Kiley and Whispertown 2000). But, as we all know, music gets embedded in your soul only if you discover it on your own.

I'm still very grateful that I have people that constantly put me in touch with all the great things out there. It makes getting the exploration started a lot easier. Now that I've reawakened my interest in music, I'm totally amazed at the sounds I'm hearing.

Here are three old albums I've recently resurrected out of my collection. Man, oh man - why did I stop listening to these in the first place:

Black Celebration - Depeche Mode
Two Ring Circus - Erasure
The Whole Story - Kate Bush

And, here are the bands I'm discovering right now. I know some of them might be old news to others but they're new to me and so worth it:

Phoenix (I love, I love, I love this one)
Glas Vegas
The Sounds
Rock Kills Kid

Any music you want to recommend, let me know. I'm totally open to suggestions right now.

3 comments:

jayeff9999 said...

give these guys a try, same genre but of different country hopefully you still understand the lyrics......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw_N4nL0x-0&feature=related
6 cycle mind - sige

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPybt_NPAmQ&feature=related
Sponge Cola - KLSP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BywlzpzxotE&feature=related
Sponge Cola - Nakapagtataka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1ga425cSu0&feature=related
Eareserheads

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBWT5SfbQvs&feature=related
Wickermoss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymPHxIPQ7Xo&feature=related
Sugarfree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl9HCdO_RlA&feature=PlayList&p=B4DF4AC4DFEF2048&index=72
Kitchie Nadal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iddMLJ53x_M&feature=related
Kitchie Nadal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV4t3Iomvck
Rivermaya

Krys D. said...

Hey, some of these are really good. I just briefly visited these clips but will definitely put them on my list to check out further. I particularly liked Kitchie Nadal, Rivermaya and Wickermoss. Thanks jayeff9999. Send me more suggestions.

jayeff9999 said...

thanks, your friends might call you fobbish but anyway nowadays I listen to more smooth jazz, the likes of; Chrir Botti, Brian Culbertson, Kirk Whalum and many more. Also for happier music you can give Island Music a try. A little bit more on the reggae side with alot of ukelele.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsLcnvnAt68
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf9Qa7DcJY8
PAU HUANA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yks-PMvdhcE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e90Y3aY71DU&feature=related
3 PLUS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGYvh3Ckm80&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79P-c0WJ6WM&feature=PlayList&p=FFEEA067B4FB534C&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=34
KA'AU CRATER BOYS