Wednesday 1 February 2012

Things I Love About Music

I love live Jason Mraz recordings, when he totally underplays a key line and makes it a hundred times more powerful. I love the way John Mayer delivers the line "I don't remember you looking any better," in the song 'Who Says.'

I love how Counting Crows make pain poetic. I love how Bruce Springsteen gives the struggle meaning. I love how you think you know what Tupac is, but then you listen to 'Dear Mama' and get completely blown away. I love that Mumford and Sons exist.

I love all the famous Lionel Richie songs. I love how sincere Rod Stewart is on record. I love what it meant to be an Oasis fan. I love that Hanson kept going and quietly became amazing. I love the softer Pearl Jam songs.

I love absolutely everything about Tom Petty. And Aretha Franklin. And Dave Matthews Band. I love what happens to a room full of people when Sinatra's "My Way" gets played. I love Joni Mitchell's 'Blue'. I love every piece of Jazz music that ever came out of New Orleans.

I love that you can listen to an Ennio Morricone film score and have a better experience than when you watched the movie. I love Michael Kamen's 'Band Of Brothers' score. I love how 'Ooh La La' by The Faces was used in 'Rushmore', and I love the Elton John moments in Cameron Crowe movies.

I love 'Ave Maria', and 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered', and 'What A Wonderful World', and 'When The Saints Go Marching In.'

What I am saying is this: I love music. 

Care to share?


  1. You've heard every piece of Jazz music that ever came out of New Orleans?

  2. I love that I discovered Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" in Shaun of the Dead. I love that Richard Cheese covered Disturbed's "Down with the Sickness" in Dawn of the Dead.

    I love how some stories are told ABOUT music, like the Pearl Jam documentary and some WITH music such as "Chicago."

    I love how theme songs let us know the hero is on the way, especially Batman, Indiana Jones and Superman.

    I love John Williams' work period and more recently, Michael Giacchino, especially the Marriage theme from "Up."

    I love music but even more so when it's paired up with film.

    I love this post.

    I love lamp.

  3. Thank you for your swift responses!


    MASS: Great to see you back here by the way. You're a piece of the furniture or something like that. Stick around!

    BRADY: You rock the disco!

  4. You had me with Jason Mraz. :-) Some musicians are just so GREAT live. I always wonder how they can take a song they wrote years and years ago and have sung a million times and still make it sound fresh, emotional, powerful, new and wonderful!
    I particularly love Ryan Adams live. Saw him last Saturday and was again blown away. His voice has unbelievably gotten even better. So clear, smooth, open, raw, velvety, full.... Love! I also dig Ainslie Henderson's 'Dust, Live & Dirty'. Though he's not really making much music anymore that's one that really makes me wish I could see him live. S-E-X-Y!

  5. And don't we all. Isn't that the wonderful thing about it--a universal language. :)