Over the last week or so, I've had several friends here in Nashville mention the strange activity of our local avian population. As a fan of (and one scarred for life by) Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, I am intrigued. Is it the above average temperatures or does it foretell some darkness to come... Who knows... we have gaggle of songs so let's get to the shuffle...
After the JUMP!
1. Come 'N Go by Bleu from A Watched Pot (2009)
Boston-area singer/songwriter. Was in a band called L.E.O. with Nashville rock legend Matt Mahaffey of Self. In-demand pop songwriter.
2. Gigantic (Pixies Cover) by Ok Go from Dig for Fire: A Tribute to Pixies (2007)
L.A. via Chicago Power pop band known for their intricate videos covers one of the most well-known alt-rock songs of the late 80s/early 90s.
3. Life Gone Wrong by PABC from Blessings (200?)
A PSA written and directed by my lovely wife and featuring the voice of yours truly.
4. Strange Kind of Woman (2002 Remix) by Deep Purple from Deepest Purple (30th Anniversary Edition) (2002)
British hard rock legends with a song released a single in 1971. The song later appeared as a bonus track on a reissue of the band's 1971 album Fireball.
5. Happy Death Day by Drunksouls from Revolution (2011)
French Indie, Reggae, Rock band with a song from their 16 song release Revolution. Devastating hooks b/w emotional/political lyrics.
A Different Drunksouls song...
6. Black Jack by Jack Ashford and His Funk Brothers from Jack Ashford and His Funk Brothers (2008)
These are the guys who powered the Motown sound. Dig this...
7. Knock Knock by Band of Horses from Mirage Rock (2012)-->
The debut single from the Seattle band's fourth studio album which was released back in the fall.
8. 10 by jj from High Summer (2012)
Swedish Indie-pop band samples The-Dream's Shorty is da S**t. Dream pop/hip-hop.
9. Black Helicopters by Gaggle of Cocks from Heavy Planet - Bong Hits From the Astral Basement (2012)
Lead track from this heavy rock band's latest album Low Class Trendsetter.
10. City of Immigrants by Steve Earle (with Forre in the Dark) from Washington Square Serenade (2007)
An joyful and exuberant song from the Texas born, ex-Nashvillian joined by the collection of Brazilian ex-pats known as Forre in the Dark.
11. Desire by U2 from Rattle and Hum (1988)
Rattle and Hum is not my favorite U2 album by any means, but I've always liked this song. "With a red guitar...on fire"