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third eye blind - the background (studio - 1997) - For The Sarg ...

3rd song from the end of their debut, Third Eye Blind ... this track, Motorcycle Drive By, and God Of Wine ... is w/o a doubt one of the best closing sequences of any record ever IMHO. Let alone any band's debut album.

This is some random persons vid collage thingie but it's pretty decent and the sound quality is awesome, so ... using this one.

Pretty much any real 3EB fan has this one in their top 5 songs of theirs, for sure ... and it's just a killer freaking song.



the background

everything is quiet
since you're not around
i live in numbness now
... in the background

i do the things we did before,
i walk haight street to the store,
and they say
"where's that crazy girl?
you don't get drunk on red wine
and fight no more?"

i don't see you anymore
since the hospital

the plans i make still have you in them
as you come swimming into view
and i'm hanging on your words
like i always used to do
the words we use so lightly
"i only feel for you"
i only know because i
carry you around
... in the background

ghosts they come
and memories all repeat
lift your head while
they change the hospital sheets

and i would never lie to you, no
i would never lie to you, no
i felt you long after we were through
we were through

the plans I make still have you in them
as you come swimming into view
and I'm hanging on your words
like I always used to do
the words we use so lightly
"i only feel for you"
i only know
because i carry you around
... in the background

cause I felt you long after we were through

as you come swimming into view
and i'm hanging on your words
like I always used to do
the words we use so lightly
"i only feel for you"
i only know because
i'm way
i'm way
in the background

i'm in the background

chvrches - clearest blue (live - 2015 - pitchfork music fest)

I have such a big crush on Lauren Mayberry (yeah, I know ... CREEPY!!!)

But as one of the comments on YT says ... "may she never return to her Elf Kingdom". I concur ...

For real though, this song is badass ... I just love the buildup, then the ecstatic release at 2:50 mark.

btw ... NEEDS TO BE PLAYED LOUD w/lots of BASS ...

lyle lovett & his large band - i've been to memphis (live - mid 90's i think - san antonio)

The killer opener of Joshua Judges Ruth album, this *might* be my favorite Lyle song ... at least on a given day, lol ...

Another example of sheer friggin' musical perfection ... performances don't get much better (nor classier) than this in my book. The piano work in particular ... TREMENDOUS, man. The rhythm section, too ... keep this rather oddly-timed song tight as HELL.

john hiatt - have a little faith in me (live - guessing 1986?) ... Sunday AM Song II

Many have covered this classic song of his ... some pretty good ones ... but for my money, the original, with just the songwriter and his piano, pouring out his heart and soul ... will never be outdone.

John NAILS it here too ... well, other than the one little lyrical flub lol ... pure songwriting and performing perfection.

lyle lovett - if i had a boat (live - 2010) ... perfect Sunday AM song ...

with an all-too-brief interlude from the great John Hiatt.

i tell ya the real hidden beauty here is the (seemingly effortless) otherworldly perfection he pulls off playing and singing at the same time on this. That is NOT a simple finger picking pattern, and there's many parts where the singing cadence is totally 'detached' from the rhythm of the picking, which makes singing and playing much more difficult. Compared to, say, 'wish you were here', which is a dirt simple song to sing and play ... this song would be like 100x harder to pull off.

Granted by 2010 he's been playing this for 20 years, but even 20 years ago he could nail it. Dude is no slouch on the axe ...

lyle lovett and his large band - church (live - sometime)

At this point I'm convinced Lyle will never really get his proper due ... but he is, and has always been ... one coolass mofo ... absolutely brilliant songwriter and musician ... enjoy ... hope you're not hungry



spoon - knock knock knock (live in studio - 2014) - no more good music?

well allow me to retort ... this whole album (they want my soul) is awesome, top to bottom ...



you just want everyone
to talk slow
and give you consent!


High Volume Highly Recommended

The Who - Eminence Front (live - Toronto -1982) ...

Pretty friggin' kickass ... Entwistle was a friggin' God ...

yes - roundabout (live at montreux 2003) ... aka old white dudes kicking some rock and roll ass ...

I'm so glad there's a great video/recording of this whole show ... seriously.

Aside from Bruford (and White is no slouch, though he's also no Bruford), we get the ultimate Yes lineup ... all the way out in 2003, when recording tech was thankfully 1,000 times better than the early 70's ... Jon still had a semblance of his old voice, Chris was still alive ... I could go on and on with nerdy Yes shit, but ... yeah ...

So, hope you enjoy ... this is pretty much 'end of an era', IMHO ... but there's lots of other great versions of great songs from this show if you hit up the YT ... 'And You And I' in particular is also killer, among others ...

Jason Isbell - Dress Blues (live - 2013) ... posted a day late I guess ...

but the post about the French at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier reminded me of this song, so ... enjoy ... errr ... to the extent that's possible w/such a devastating song ...



and mamas and grandmamas love you
cause that's all they know how to do ...
but you never planned
on the bombs in the sand
or sleeping in your
Dress Blues
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