Thursday, October 2, 2008

Take this sinking boat and point it home

We've still got time

I am feeling very uninspired at the moment. Sorry. I hate to disappoint, but sometimes it's tough to come up with something interesting to write, so instead, I will just highlight a few tracks that I think are interesting.


Funny thing JUST happened! I put iTunes on shuffle to have something to listen to while I sit down to write this, and I totally fell in love with a new song from an album I had not gotten around to listening to yet. The group is The Frames. The song is Falling Slowly. I know nothing about the artist, song, album. Nothing.

But the song stopped me in my tracks just now. So good it earned a spot in the title for this post.

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'll paint it black

[Download The Frames- Falling Slowly]

I went to see Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters recently. Good show as always. Although I have seen better Foo shows, it's still good to see them live. 

A friend of mine thinks that Grohl and Taylor Hawkins have had gay relations. I mean they do seem to be inseparable. I think I might disagree. Well. Maybe they did experiment together? Taylor could have been a power bottom.


They played Gimme Stitches in the encore. They haven't played it in MANY years. That was kick ass.

[Download The Foo Fighters - Gimmie Stitches]

My last thought is that I may have to eat my words, because I have always talked shit about Chris Cornell. Two important people in my life love Cornell. I would spout off how untalented I thought he was as soon as his name was mentioned.

Then things start unraveling.

My friend requested some specific tracks. One of them was Chris Cornell covering Micheal Jackson. I was appalled, and quickly said: "Don't hold your breath." But I was intrigued. I was confident that hearing Cornell do a cover of Billy Jean would crystallize his awfulness. Fuck. I was wrong. I was sorta awestruck after hearing it. Then I made the mistake of listening to more of his acoustic covers. Led Zeppelin cover. Amazing. Bob Marley cover. Even more amazing.

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.

Then I discover that Cornell is doing an album with Timbaland. Oh...I cracked jokes for a week. Then I heard the single Scream off the upcoming album. Damn it all to hell. It was great!

My stomach hurts just at the thought of publishing this post. You just don't understand the shit I am about to get.

I deserve it.

Listen for yourself:

[Download Chris Cornell - Scream]

...and bonus downloads:

[Download Chris Cornell - Bob Marley Cover]

[Download Chris Cornell - Michael Jackson Cover]

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