Song of the Week – 05 (Spanish Lady)

4 December 2008

Each week, I’ll bring you a new song to listen to. You may like it, or you may not. Either way, I’d love to for you to post your comments.

This week it’s “Spanish Lady” performed by Celtic Woman. This is a proper Irish folk song dating from 1624!

This post is in part a nod to my housemate who is infatuated with Celtic Woman (although it still is one of my favourites). I especially enjoy the epic feel to this particular performance, created by the addition of a choral element.

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Song of the Week – 04 (Butterfly Lovers Concerto I)

26 November 2008

Each week, I’ll bring you a new song to listen to. You may like it, or you may not. Either way, I’d love to for you to post your comments.

This week it’s Part I from the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto. I recommend a good pair of headphones for this one.

When the violin soloist first comes on, I can’t help but imagine China’s countryside and villages.

It’s a very interesting peice: a fusion of Chinese folk melodies and Western arrangement; and is an orchestration of an ancient legend. You can find out about it here. I also highly recommend Part II (and subsequent parts).


Song of the Week – 03 (FBI)

19 November 2008

Each week, I’ll bring you a new song to listen to. You may like it, or you may not. Either way, I’d love to for you to post your comments.

This week it’s “FBI” by The Shadows

While this recording isn’t amazing, you can get the gist of it. Go here if you want to see a more recent recording (still not great).

I can certainly imagine a car chase to this track – probably somewhere along the flat and dusty fields of central US. Probably during the prohibition.


Song of the Week – 02 (Magic Carpet Ride)

12 November 2008

Each week, I’ll bring you a new song to listen to. You may like it, or you may not. Either way, I’d love to for you to post your comments.

This week it’s “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf

A great one for cycling. The video fits well too. Not sure about the melody tail-off though.

– PS – Awfully sorry about the delay in posting. No excuse will do. Please watch this space…


Song of the Week – 01

4 November 2008

Each week, I’ll bring you a new song to listen to. You may like it, or you may not. Either way, I’d love to for you to post your comments.

This week it’s “Mausam” by Nitin Sawhney

This is definately in my top five. It fits almost any mood I’m in.

– PS – My apologies if you’ve already seen this link on my Facebook wall.