Paul Simon : ‘You Can Call Me Al’ (Original + Flight Facilities remix)

I was unable to post yesterday as I went for an Alt-J concert. It was one of the most annoying experiences I have had in terms of concerts, but that was largely due to the event organizers. Anyways, it’s times like these that I look to ‘You Can Call Me Al’. It never fails to make me smile every single time I listen to it. Also Chevy Chase’s face throughout this video – cracks me up every time. Those trumpets are instantly recognizable, and the music has ‘happy’ written all over it.

Also to make up for yesterday, am posting a remix of the song by Flight Facilities. No remix can come close to the original, but I like the fact that FF have only subtly tweaked the track, while maintaining the spirit of the song.

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(FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD OF THE FLIGHT FACILITIES REMIX IN THE ABOVE SOUNDCLOUD LINK)

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Simon & Garfunkel : ‘The Boxer’

THIS WEEK’S 2 GUEST POSTS BY DAHLIA FERNANDES:

“I am a singer-songwriter based out of Toronto and I would describe my music as jazz pop. My musical influences include Patsy Cline, Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone, Adele and Feist. I am excited to be releasing my new EP this year (produced by Roy Hamilton III and Nick Name) that shares my recent stories of love, pain and the attempted journey of conquering them both. ”

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DAHLIA’s 2nd Pick : My second drop is a classic. ‘The Boxer’ by Simon and Garfunkel will always remind me of my father and my sister. Paul Simon’s signature guitar arpeggios, the moving string arrangement and the anthem chorus ‘lie-la-lie’ are only a few of the many beautiful elements of this classic.

 

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Feist : ‘Let It Die’

THIS WEEK’S 2 GUEST POSTS BY DAHLIA FERNANDES:

“I am a singer-songwriter based out of Toronto and I would describe my music as jazz pop. My musical influences include Patsy Cline, Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone, Adele and Feist. I am excited to be releasing my new EP this year (produced by Roy Hamilton III and Nick Name) that shares my recent stories of love, pain and the attempted journey of conquering them both. ”

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DAHLIA’s 1st Pick : The first track I want to share is by Canadian songstress, Feist titled ‘Let it Die’. It is easily one of my favourite songs and one of the most emotional songs I have ever heard. The haunting lyrics paired with minimalistic percussion, delivered perfectly with Leslie Feist’s vocals is a masterpiece. The song’s strong message of letting something go is enveloped with such sweetness – just brilliant! It is the centrepiece of the 2003 album ‘Let it Die’ that with the production and musicianship of Chilly Gonzales tailored a bestseller and her breakthrough album.

 

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Third Eye Blind : ‘Mine’ (Beyonce cover)

So, Third Eye Blind just released a cover of a Beyonce song, and well, it sounds very Third Eye Blind. In fact it sounds like Beyonce covered them instead, because it’s exactly like something they would have released back in the 90’s, especially on their second album, Blue. Needless to say, I’m in nostalgia mode right now.

They’ve also got a new album coming out next month! I’ve been a big fan ever since their debut album, so the excitement levels are definitely up, up, up.

 

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Beatsteaks : ‘I Don’t Care as Long as You Sing’

I know that I’ve been posting a lot of music by Beatsteaks lately, but they really do have that many great tracks. And what’s not to love about this one with the off-key yet infectious melodies, to the continuous shrill guitar strumming, to the switch between rhythms including something that almost resembles ska. On paper it may sound like a mess, but the song comes together in a tight and neat little music package. Can you say that a song has swagger? Well this one certainly does.

Also I need to put it out there that the singer looks like the love-child of Tom Hardy and Andy Samberg.

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My Morning Jacket : ‘Traces (Erase Traces)’

Another favourite of mine from the new My Morning Jacket album and mostly because of that monster of a guitar lead from 3:45 onwards. Do yourself a favour at the end of today :  throw on some headphones, put this track on repeat, and forget about everything else as Monday slowly melts away.

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