“You got a heart of glass or a heart of stone. Just you wait till I get you home.”
Hello and Happy Friday to you, dear reader.
Welcome to Week #5 of The Listening Booth.
Hello? Hello? Is this thing working? Just checking. Hey there. No, don’t look behind you, I am talking to you. Thank you for “liking” this, but I was hoping to use this series of posts to start some discussions on music. Don’t just press the Like This button, tell me more. Things like
- What you liked and what you didn’t
- Did you recognise the tracks, or were some new to you?
- Does my taste in music match your own or does it horrify you?
- You could even have a go at guessing the song lyric
Someone. Anyone. Please talk to me, because I’m starting to feel like a right Billy No Mates in here. Thank you please. 🙂
Answer to last week’s song lyric quiz:
Title: All Right Now
Title: Águas De Março (Waters Of March)
Artist: Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina
Album: Elis & Tom
I like the to and fro of this song. The fact that the musicians are obviously enjoying their work adds such joy to the whole listening experience.
Title: Home And The Heartland
Album: Riverdance: Music From The Show
Artist: Aphex Twin
Album: Selected Ambient Works 85–92
Ambient music that you can either chill out or dance to: it really just depends on what mood you’re in when you press play.
Artist: The Arlenes
Album: Stuck On Love
I remember first hearing this song on the radio and just being drawn to the harmonies and the gentle, rolling beat of it.
Title: The Motorcycle Song
Artist: Arlo Guthrie
Album: Alice’s Restaurant
I have an attraction to motorcycles, so this song got my attention. That, and the artist’s first name. It’s just fun listening and yet seems to capture the 60s era.
Title: Raining Revolution
Artist: Arrested Development
Album: 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of…
This song reminds me of my university days and all the new adventures that came at that point of my life. The base gets me every time.
Title: Your Easy Part
Artist: Art Of Fighting
Album: Coastal Chill 05
This album is one of the many I purchased during my travels around New Zealand and Australia; that in turn, became the soundtrack to the whole experience. It makes me think of riding in the car with the windows rolled down, the road stretching out enticingly before us and marvelling at the passing landscape.
Title: Dolphin Song
Artist: Ash Grunwald
Album: Live At The Corner
Let him tell you the story – he’s better at it than I am.
Title: Private Sunshine
Artist: Ashley Slater
Album: Ashley Slater’s BigLounge
I loved this track on first listening because the singer sounds like a male Nina Simone.
Title: Heat Of The Moment
A classic 80s track that still rocks.
Now it’s YOUR turn. Aural pleasure or just a load of noise? Share your thoughts on this week’s selection in the Comment Box below.
To add a little spice
This post opened with the song lyric “You got a heart of glass or a heart of stone. Just you wait till I get you home.”. Can you identify the song and artist/band from which the lyrics are taken? No Googling now!
Use the Comment Box below to submit your answer. All will be revealed in next week’s post.
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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.