Friday, September 23, 2011

Song of the Week #161

This week I’ve started with a few tracks that my students thought I should listen to. Their selections aren’t all that bad!


The first one has an excellent lo-fi cheesy synth sound. It reminds me of computer games music from Atari days gone by:


Calvin Harris - Bounce


Next up is a cool tune. But the lyrics are worth a listen. Did my generation and yours feel the same?


Example – Stay Awake


Props to anyone who rhymes with the word Elastoplast!


And finally here’s one I’m not at all sure about. I have no plan to be hip with the kids but fair’s fair – I make them listen to classic rock in return!


Kimbra – Settle Down


All that clapping gave me flashbacks to music classes in high school.


Now for something so new it has only just been released. This got an airing on the radio and I just had to turn it up. It’s the bubbling bass/guitar line at the beginning of the song that caught my ear. I’d love someone to take this tune and toughen up the chorus.


Kasabian – Re-wired


If you believe the hype, 20 years ago this band changed rock music. I dunno. They were cool but… Anyway, this isn’t their song but it sort of sums up the way I feel about the band.


Nirvana – Jesus Don’t Want Me For A Sunbeam


OK, I have to run now. My Batman costume is waiting….seriously.


Let’s close with two covers of stone cold classics. It doesn’t get much better than either of these:


Johnny Cash / Joe Strummer – Redemption Song


Serena Ryder – Racing In The Street


That’s it for this week. Let’s all hope that the Wallabies can win with their #1 supporter Angus in attendance tonight in Wellington!


DJ Rob


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1 comment:

  1. Stay Awake has a stellar clip. So much fun, so much beautiful, without resorting to cliches or blatant objectification of females.
    ..makes me feel old, though. :)