Wednesday, 29 March 2017

My Playlist Pearls #4: The Decemberists - Rox in the Box

Oh what a great, melodic folk song that is: Rox in the Box! Especially the melody sounds so fresh, unique and unspoiled to me, that it is just so enjoyable everytime I listen to it – whether intentional or unintentional :-)

I love to sing along with the lyrics as well, although apparently they have quite a sad meaning. The text is said to refer to the mine disaster that happened in Butte, MT, in 1917 – one of the largest mine disasters ever.

Anyhow, you can learn from this song – not only regarding the historic event it is referring to, but also how a really nice, neat folk song is done. Bravo to The Decemberists! And to you for getting this pearl on your playlists now ;-)

Friday, 3 March 2017

My Playlist Pearls #3: Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You

Back in the days, when I did not own a CD burner, yet (!), my cousin sometimes burned my favourite songs to compilations for me - under my instructions of course ;-) And I remember quite well, one day in 2000, we were sitting together for hours doing nothing but listening to songs and making "burning lists". I was totally in love with Bohemian Like You and told him "This one! This is so great, you can just burn it twice, in a row, then I don't need to skip one song back too often to listen to it again." And he did it. And I still have this CD with good memories all over it, but most important: Bohemian Like You on Track number one and two.... And, self-evidently, I still love this song :-)
Put it on your playlist and I am sure you will, too....