song obsession friday! (for the week ending june 12)

Song obsessions are those songs that we listen to on repeat. I noticed that my obsessions are often a week long. I also thought that other people might have similar obsessions. I’ve collected a panel of a few like-minded individuals and gotten their “song obsessions of the week.” Quite often it’s easy to explain why the song is good; it’s much hard to explain why we’re obsessed. Maybe you’ll become obsessed with one of these.

Adrian (me):
John Vanderslice – Too Much Time (original) (mp3) (buy original)

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John Vanderslice “Too Much Time” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

While I’m still listening to that Adele song a lot, this video–or really the audio from the video, as I rarely actually stare at the video while it’s playing–has caught my attention big time. (And it’s caught at least one other panelist’s attention; see below). I loved when he did a version of “Too Much Time” like this in January but with the studio version more prominent in my head, the magic of the orchestral version had faded in my mind.

I’m so glad this captures something like what that concert felt like.

Keith:
Beastie Boys – Sure Shot (mp3) (buy)

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So many fantastic lines in this loopy lead-off to their most sublime pleasure, Ill Communication. Don’t know if the Rod Carew or grey hairs references are my favorite, but with the new Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 movie coming I definitely recommend resisting the Tony Scott urge and seeing the original.

Oz:
Other Lives – Paper Cities (mp3) (hearya session, buy original)

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I’ve been obsessed with Other Lives and their self-titled album for a few months now, but their trip into the studio for our recent live session took me to stalker level. “Paper Cities” is one of my favorite tracks from the session and the album. I’m a little shocked we’re not seeing more buzz about them on the blogs.

Dave:
John Vanderslice – Too Much Time (original) (mp3) (buy original)

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I had heard the album version (above) before and really liked it, but there’s just something about this that really grabbed me. The string arrangement, drum, and even JV’s delivery add so much energy that it feels like a completely different song, it’s almost cinematic. I’ve definitely been walking around humming this one.



2 Responses to “song obsession friday! (for the week ending june 12)”

  1. Dave says:

    Keith, glad to see someone else still gets the Beastie itch every now and then…

  2. Sean says:

    Thought you might be interested that DiS managed to have a chat with Beastie Boys last week, have a read of what they said here http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4137232-boys-will-be-boys–beastie-boys-talk-hot-sauce-committee-pt-1 . My favourite quote from it is “You could get in the shower one day and, boom, all of a sudden you’re showered with MP3s.”

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