Again to Alive

Special occasions aside, I figured I’d start close to the beginning of the alphabet.  Some gems in here!  I’ve seen Tapping the Vein live about 60 times, back when they were still playing the Philly scene.

I had all of the singles from Achtung Baby on tape, and wore them out playing them over and over for months.  Alex Descends Into Hell was one of the sleeper b-sides, not quite connected to anything else, but definitely in the experimental vein of the album.

And finally, I’ve linked to my favorite remix of Alejandro, just for my wife.

Again” – Tapping the Vein
Agent Orange” – Tori Amos
Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love” – Van Halen
Air” – Ben Folds Five
Airships” – VNV Nation
“Al Jorn Triana” – Estampie
Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast” – Pink Floyd
Alchemy Mondays” – Voltaire
Alejandro” – Lady Gaga
Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk / Korova #1” – U2
Alex Kidd” – This Ascension
Alive” – Pearl Jam

New Year’s Day to Night

I apologize for the lapse.  Winter vacation affords me a lot of time, which I generally use to stay the heck away from the computer.

In honor of it being a new year, and hopefully better than the last, we’re going to party all day. There’s a lot of U2 (and even more Irish) in this short list.

Screenshot from the music video to New Year's Day

New Year’s Day” – U2
New Year’s Day (Live from Red Rocks)” – U2
New Year’s Day (Live from Slaine Castle)” – U2
New York” – U2
The Newry Highway Man” – The Dubliners
“Nickel to the Stone” – Kacy Crowley
The Night” – Voltaire
“Night And Day (All World Mix)” – U2
Night And Day (Steel String Mix)” – U2
Night And Day (Twilight Remix)” – U2
“Night And Day (Youth’s Remix)” – U2
Night Courtyard” – Mists of Avalon Soundtrack
“Night Fire Dance” – Luciano Pavoratti and Andreas Vollenweider
A Night of Love” – Mists of Avalon Soundtrack
Night Ride Across the Caucasus” – Loreena McKennitt
“Night Riders (b00l3 Remix)” – Stromkern
The Night Visiting Song” – The Dubliners

Sorrow, to Speak…

One of the things I want to do with this blog is to write a few weekly series, mainly to keep me honest and posting.  One of my favorite blogs, Slacktivist, does a weekly music post on Fridays that I am shamelessly going to rip off.  I’m going to do mine on Tuesdays, however, to avoid flooding the market.

So the general idea is I pick two words (we’ll start with that), and list all of the songs I have in my collection that fall between them alphabetically.  Feel free to do the same in the comments below.

Sorrow and Speak seem to be good starting points.  We can get so wrapped up in the sorrow of a tragedy that we forget how to speak to each other.

We’ll begin and end with Pink Floyd:

Sorrow” – Pink Floyd
Sorrow Expert” – Iris
A Sort of Homecoming” – U2
Soul Food” – Harper
Soul To Bleed” – Carfax Abbey
Soulmate” – Natasha Bedingfield
“Sound of Girls” – Nicki Jane
Sounds That Can’t Be Made” – Marillion
Sour Times” – Portishead
South Ferry Road” – The Hooters
Southampton Dock” – Pink Floyd
Southhampton” – Titanic Soundtrack
Space & Time” – VNV Nation
The Space Between” – Dave Matthews Band
Spacedog” – Tori Amos
Space Monkey” – Placebo
Spaceboy” – The Smashing Pumpkins
Spancil Hill” – The Dubliners
Spanish Doll” – Poe
Spanish Eyes” – U2
Spanish Lady” – The Dubliners
A Spanish Piece” – Pink Floyd
Spark” – Tori Amos
Sparkling Diamonds” – Moulin Rouge Soundtrack
Spawn” – Beborn Beton
Speak” – Queensrÿche
Speak to Me” – Pink Floyd