Category Archive: Music

May 27 2013

When will you come back home?


As someone who becomes obsessed with things generally, and musical ideas in particular, I have to a large extent inhabited the Ryan Adams song "When will you come back home?" over the past couple weeks. Often, recording a song helps me kick an obsession. Once I've totally dissected a song to its component parts, re-recorded, …

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Nov 08 2012

Signe videosong

Cover of Eric Clapton's Signe that I recorded. When I was 16 I got an acoustic guitar and two tab books (Nirvana Unplugged and Eric Clapton Unplugged). Those two books taught me more about guitar than any other thing.

Jun 28 2010

New videosong posted: Ol' '55


Sep 28 2009

Great Songs - No Surprises

Song name: No Surprises Composer: Radiohead (Thom Yorke, Johnny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway, Ed O'Brien) Album: OK Computer No Surprises occupies kind of a strange place in the Radiohead oeuvre, and marks the end of a kind of tender song that Yorke stopped composing in 1997 (he eventually returned to it in recent work). …

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Jun 13 2008

Indisputably the best songs ever

Recently I happened upon this list by Rolling Stone of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time". It is, of course, mired in old-fart music, relying on "importance" of songs rather than on aesthetics. It's also clearly not the work of an individual. The top 2 songs are both really just lines of bullshit: Dylan's …

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