Zoe Keating – Radical Cello

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One of my favorite artists is Zoe Keating, a very modern cellist who uses a Mac (see the tech angle) to loop music live on stage. The results are fascinating, haunting and often highly emotional pieces.

It takes a bit to get going. If you are the impatient sort, skip to around the three minute mark.

photo by: poptech

YoungBlood – Naked and Famous (cover)

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Photo by WonderlaneThis is a year old? Hey, I still discover music from 10 years ago! You all are just lucky, I haven’t put up any Foster the People … yet.. :)

Here’s a good slower cover by Birdy:
Young Blood (The Naked & Famous Cover) — Birdy by hesallears

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Colours (Xaphoon Jones MEGA EDIT)

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I just came across this song on Hype Machine. My wife says it’s on the alternative station a lot. But, I don’t know anything about that because I’m over 40 and haven’t listened to commercial radio in years. So I have no idea which songs are on constant rotation and which are new. I hear music when I hear music and that’s it!

Anyhow, it’s good. So plug in your hearings aids and enjoy!

Colours (Xaphoon Jones MEGA EDIT) by Xaphoon Jones

cc photo credit: Sukanto Debnath

Kate Nash – Foundations

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A great song about bad relationships by Kate Nash. There a certain meanness and spite which I can relate to, and regret. I guess I like country music just fine (so long as it’s British).

Kate Rusby – The Unquiet Grave

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A sad and wonderful song

Bear McCreary – Kara Remembers

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Bear McCreary accordion version of “Prelude to War” (it’s good! it’s good!) got me searching for his other work. Here’s “Kara Remembers.” Listening to this got me watching the first season of Battlestar Galactica streaming on Netflix.


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Jump with Joey – “Shot in the Dark”

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I love the transition from “Pink Panther” to “Gilligan’s Island.”

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Erasure – Always

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One of my favorite songs.

House of Love – Christine

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This came on the iPod while I was shredding old records. Good stuff! Dang, 1988: junior year of high school(!)

Brian Ferry – Roxy Music – Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

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I have no idea why Roxy Music fell into the oubliette. Perhaps it was before its time (and in 1977 a bit before my music listening time as well).