Some inspiring Music…
OK I admit this is a recycled post… It’s late, I was asked by a pal on facebook to offer some music suggestions… Half way though, I realised I was actually listing music I like…
I’m avoiding my mainstream faves, like Radiohead, PJ Harvey, The Pixies etc. and it’s a time limited (I gave myself 20 mins to compile this and not a minute more…) report so don’t say “sux compared to xxxx or what about”…. unless you’re offering me some hints on what to listen to…
Here’s some music by people who actually mean what they sing…
Angela Ai – She’s an ABC, somewhat Christian overtones, Piano heavy, Broadwayesque, moments of shining beauty from the darkness.
Tom Waits – Kentucky Bourbon Fried Blues from a man who practically lived on the streets to get his inspiration.
Damien Rice – Awesome emotion, Catholic upbringing, the guy literally has to be carried off of stage on a stretcher.
Magdalen Hsu Li – OMG real life slapyaindaface songs! A truly beautiful person who quite literally went through hell. Famous for her classic, “Fuck Bush” which is actually far lower quality than her usual stuff.
And the rest:
who else who else…
Sia… what a soulful woman. luv luv!!!
Imogen Heap… Best full on fem voice since the Annie Lennox of Eurythmics and solo fame.
Sarah Nixey of Black Box Recorder – Political and Social disconnect brought to life in song.
Emilie Autumn – Life vs. Death, Religion vs. Sex. Violin vs. Rock. Awesome talent, unique voice: Mega intelligent, witty, a gorgeous lolita and a great songwriter (she’s actually one of the finest living violinists on the planet) she’s also a bag of pure contradiction.
The Decemberists – Widest eclectic vocabulary of any band, mixed in with a sweeping vista of influences.
Savatage – Metal – As is often the case with metal, heavy moral/corruption overtones but played out to a T… have Two great albums, Gutter Ballet and Streets.
Gregory Hoskins: Fund this guy randomly last moth… Mix of Sting, Paul Simon and Buena Vista Social Club. The guy is gold.
Didn’t have much to go on but I hope this helps.
’nuff already. I’m off to watch Battlestar Galactica.