"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" was a song that always caught my ear when I was a kid. Most likely, it was the Walker Brothers version that did it but I actually don't know. I just remember it being an earworm for me when I was a little girl. Still is but it's okay, it's an awesome song to get stuck into you brain.
I've become quite fond of Keane's version of the song. Again, this isn't an official video for the song but rather a bunch of clips of the band put together by a fan but you can get the idea. Hope you enjoy it and if gets stuck in your head for a day or so, well, you're welcome xo
The Psychedelic Furs provided me with many perfect pieces of pop during my teenage years. They obviously influenced so many of us and you can see it when you realize just how many folks have covered their stuff.
I found this version of "Love My Way" by Rogue Wave recently. There isn't a video of it that I could find but I found this audio and you should give it a listen if you like to smile. This should do the trick. Enjoy it lovelies xoxo
If you were a kid in the late 70's/early 80's and lived in Kingston, you probably remember Studio 801.
For those of you who don't know or remember, Studio 801 was a roller rink, located at 801 Development Drive in Kingston. In addition to the roller rink, there was a disco, arcade and bowling lanes. I don't think I ever went into the bowling area but I spent a lot of time in the rink and arcade, on roller skates no less. It was one of the few places in town at the time where kids could hang out, unsupervised.
We were exposed to kids from other schools (us suburban kids got to mingle with actual city kids!) and felt quite grown up, or at least I did. Music was a big part of what made Studio 801 so cool. Certain songs were associated with certain "skates." For example, they would play Joe Dolce's "Shaddupa You Face" for the backwards skate, "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" for the speed skate and of course, The Beatles "Help" for the adult skate (ie over 21 - they looked so old to our 13 year old selves).
One song that I really loved and that I'll forever associate with that roller rink with the orange shag carpet and christmas lights was a big hit for Steely Dan. "Hey Nineteen" is one of those songs that takes me right back there. It's probably as perfect a Steely Dan song as ever there was. Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
Oh Buffalo Tom... so happy that you guys are still around.
I saw them live once, in Toronto in the early 1990's with my friends Jane and Justin. As it happens, Mark was catering the show. We hadn't met yet and didn't meet that night but he was on the other side of the wall from where Justin was interviewing Bill Janovitz.
Anyway, last week I stumbled upon this on YouTube. It's another version of one of my favourite Simon & Garfunkel songs. Buffalo Tom have a brand new long player out, Quiet and Peace. It's terrific, check it out!
Every once in a while, well probably more often than once in a while, I find a song I cannot stop listening to. Just that one song. On repeat. Maybe for a half a day, maybe for a couple of days. Depends on the song, depends on my moon.
Alone, by Stars from their most recent album, "There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light" is one of those songs, or has been for me the last couple of days.
It reminds me a little bit of Squeeze but it's still very Stars-y. I just like everything about it. I always have been a big fan of the lyrics of Stars songs. I particularly like what is essentially the last line of the song, "don't make me need you when I come this far alone."
Have a listen and let me know what you think. I'm interested to see if it gets into your head too lovelies xoxo
Echo and the Bunnymen. So many memories of high school years flood back whenever I listen to them. They truly hold a special piece of my teenage heart. Today's cover is "Killing Moon" by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. I love the covers they do, so brilliant and sweet. Their voices are beautiful together and I don't think I've hear a cover of theirs that I haven't liked.
If you are a fan of theirs, or of cover songs in general, you should definitely investigate their "Under The Covers" albums. Lots of fun, terrific selection of songs. You will absolutely find something to fall in love with.
Trust me, I know about this stuff. Enjoy kiddies xoxo
So I've been rethinking this whole Guilty Pleasure thing. I'm going to switch it up a bit (and perhaps occasionally post a song which truly is a guilty pleasure) and instead, post songs on Friday that I just really like.
Going to start this off with Chris Rea's "Fool If You Think It's Over." I remember hearing this on the radio when I was a kid and I have always liked it. I love his voice (one of my all time favourite Christmas songs is "Driving Home For Christmas") and I'll always stop and listen whenever I hear this song.