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Song of the Day #198: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Linwood & Jeff Lynne – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Watch Prince’s guitar solo in the last half of this song. It is¬†tremendous.

Very sad to see one of the greatest musicians of my generation pass away. I never got to see Prince, but I came close. In 2014 I went to see him in Oakland, California but it was not meant to be.

Another must-see clip is this one: Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour at Super Bowl XLI

Published on April 22, 2016
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Song of the Day #195: Breadcrumbs

Deca – Breadcrumbs

Love died with the troubadours, now its all ego driven
We’re fetal position with the needle dripping
A foul ecosystem, keep on living, be persistent
In a prison where heaven and hell are equidistant

Read the rest of the lyrics, they are good.

Directed illustrated and animated by Steven Martens, with accompanying artwork by Deca himself. Buy the full album on Bandcamp here.

Published on April 7, 2016
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Song of the Day #194: Mirror in the Attic

Disasterpeace – Mirror in the Attic

While searching his attic, a boy finds a strange mirror that contains someone who nearly looks the same as him.

A short, cinematic piece by Disasterpeace, the composer who scored indie platform breakout hit Fez and the 2015 minimal thriller It Follows.

A note from Ryan Hemsworth, who released the song earlier this year on his Secret Songs label:

“Fans of horror films are familiar with cliche, in what we’ve seen and heard. i’ve been seeking out horror since i was about 9 or 10 years old, and eventually when a film like It Follows comes along you have to stop and marvel at how it’s held together – by the elements we’re used to, but also by something new. if you’ve seen the movie, you quickly realize that besides the great writing and everything, it has one of the most unique soundtracks in a horror film ever. this is thanks to Disasterpeace, composer and producer based out of Berkeley. his portfolio also contains the legendary Fez soundtrack, amongst others. so the honour is all mine today to help put some more people onto his patient, beautiful, and sometimes harrowing work.”

 

Published on April 5, 2016