This Island Earth: The Nylons
Calling all dreamers and optimistic fools... A song of inspiration and a reason to carry on. Everything is a miracle or nothing is a miracle.
The Valley: Celestial Navigations
If you have never heard Celestial Navigations this will be a treat. The Valley is uplifting, insightful and inspiring. Geoffry Lewis is the writer and speaker. You may recognize his voice from many movie roles as a 'sidekick' or character with a strong regional accent.
Wonderland: John Mayer
Everyone will be hearing about John soon. Just won a grammy for this song - 2003. The tunes here were found online. 'Wonderland' is a sensitive love song about the pleasures of having a physical body and exploring it with someone else. This is an acoustic version, live, and very nice.
No Such Thing: John Mayer
The first thing I heard from him and I really liked it. His chord phrasing and timing are refreshing and passionate even in this acoustic version. It's always great to hear a good pop song that is NOT about someones girlfriend or boyfriend.
Don't Get Killed: Andy Breckman
I'll end up putting all I have and all I can find of Mr. Breckman here. Ever live in a city? In a bad part of town? Andy finds something funny to say about it and his setup alone is worth a listen.
A very funny man and songwriter.
Calling Occupants: Klaatuu
One of my personal all time favorite songs.
Klaatuu was the robot in 'The Day The Earth Stood Still'. 1950's sci-fi thriller about aliens insisting humans act peacefully or suffer the consequences.
Klaatu's members were John Woloschuk, Dee Long and Terry Draper. They
are all from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Klaatu was officially formed in 1973, and disbanded in 1982. They made five records and two compilations.
Low Life: Roland Orzabal
One half of 'Tears For Fears', Roland Orzabal makes some great music on his own. 'Low Life' is a haunting examination of a hollow life experience. Techno and rock with interesting lyrics and layers of vocals and effects. Odd, abruot ending tho - isn't my fault.
Tough Enough: Johnny Clegg and Savuka
The first time I heard this song I thought there was no way these instruments and influences could be combined fruitfully. I was wrong.
Clegg is a genius and his music addresses world and personal problems with a style unique to this band. 'Tough Enough' asks outrightly, can you survive the coming changes?
Lover of the World: Michael Thomlinson
An unforgettable voice, songwriter, musician and poet. I had the good fortune to briefly meet Michael and hear him perform live. His words are finely crafted expressions of the questions and realizations many of us are experiencing make every song a personal experience.