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Music Monday: Counting Crows

This is my favorite band:

These are some of my favorite Counting Crows songs (I like them all)


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This is possibly my favorite song ever

St. Robinson In His Cadillac D…

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Monday, March 1, 2010

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Music Monday: Better Than Ezra

I’ve chosen one my favorite all-time bands for today’s edition of “Music Monday,” Better Than Ezra. My first memories of BTE are from 1995 when I first heard ‘Good’ on WHFS. I remember driving in my car and horribly singing the lines “aha, it was good living with you, aha.” At the time BTE had already been making music for 7 years and they are still going strong today, after 22 years. ‘Good’ was the first and only #1 song for BTE (to date,) but the truth of the matter is, as “good” as ‘Good’ was…BTE has gotten better with age.

BTE has released 7 studio albums to date and in my opinion they started really hitting their stride with album #4 Closer. Don’t get me wrong BTE’s first 3 albums rocked, including the underrated How Does You’re Garden Grow? However, Closer is on a different level and it’s one of my desert island albums…it’s also an album that my 5 year old has been enjoying lately, we’re wearing out ‘Misunderstood.’

In addition to churning out great albums, BTE still tours regularly. They are a bad ass live band with their shows featuring various covers and medleys. My wife and I never miss a chance to see BTE. It’s no surprise that our 5 year old loves BTE…it was his first concert…when he was still in his mommy’s tummy.

The past couple weeks have been very good to BTE, they are natives of New Orleans and huge Saints fans…so they got that going for them, which is nice. In addition, Taylor Swift (a big BTE fan) performed a cover of their song ‘Breathless’ on the Hope For Haiti Now Telethon.

I recommend all of BTE’s music, but you can start your BTE collection by purchasing some of the tunes listed below. GO SAINTS!

PS- 15 years later I’m still singing “aha, it was good,” and I still sound horrible.

Good

Desperately Wanting

Extra Ordinary

A Lifetime

In The Blood

Breathless

Absolutely Still

Just One Day

At The Stars

Misunderstood

Daylight

A Southern Thing

Under You

Our Last Night

Hollow

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Monday, February 1, 2010

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Music Monday: Elvis

In honor of what would have been his 75th birthday last week, today’s “Music Monday” features one of my favorite people of all-time…Elvis Presley. Long after his death, Elvis is still one of the coolest people on the planet.

There’s not a lot that I could tell you about Elvis that you haven’t heard before. We all know he’s the King of Rock and Roll, had about 100 #1 hits and made a lot of crappy movies…crappy movies that are still good. If you’re an Elvis fan you may also get the question, do you like young Elvis or fat Elvis better? I love the music from both…but I like the fat Elvis best, he was an original bad ass.

Fat Elvis ate whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted (I have his cookbook, you can have a heart attack looking at it.) Elvis could order up 2 peanut butter, bacon & banana sandwiches with a side of Miss Tennessee. Before Elvis “possies” didn’t exist and without Elvis there would be no MTV Cribs…he still has the 2nd most famous and most visited house in the US.

For the clips I give you a couple outtakes of Elvis in his later years and one of my favorite Elvis songs…covered by Pete Yorn.

The greatest part of this clip is the thank you at the end:

“Buried in a beaver”

Suspicious Minds/Happy Bday from Yorn

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Monday, January 11, 2010

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Music Monday: Pete Yorn

For my first “Music Monday” post I’m choosing one of my favorite (if not my favorite) singers, Pete Yorn. Pete’s 1st album, Music For The Morning After (MFTMA) is one of the albums I need to have if I’m ever stranded on a desert island.

MFTMA was Pete’s debut album. He first arrived on the scene when he scored the movie Me, Myself & Irene. 2 songs from MFTMA were featured in the movie. Pete now has 5 studio albums plus live recordings and songs that were featured on various soundtracks. I had the opportunity to see Pete at a bar in St. Pete, Florida a couple months ago. It was awesome seeing a guy who has 1.2 million fans on Twitter, in a bar that holds only 400 people. Pete put on a bad ass show and now my wife who knew very little of him is now a huge fan.

I recommend all of Pete’s stuff, however if you don’t know his music and want to invest $5 or $10 to download some tunes, I recommend:

Life On A Chain

Strange Condition

For Nancy

The Man

Murray

Crystal Village

Come Back Home

Long Way Down

All At Once

Shotgun

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Monday, January 4, 2010

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