Archive for July, 2011

Arctic Monkeys – Mardy Bum

Let me start off with an apology.  I was not aware that members could reply to the email sent every Monday.  Last week I went and checked the email account associated with marksmusicpicks.com for the first time.  I wish to thank everyone who sent replies to my picks and I am now in the process of catching up.  One of the oldest emails is from a former MBA classmate Deidre.  She is a fan of the English Indie band called Arctic Monkeys and so am I but for some reason I missed this song and I have listened to it a number of times now and like it, so Arctic Monkeys – Mardy Bum  is the song of the week for this Tardy Bum that finally got around to reading the emails.

I was wondering why no one was posting messages on the site…I now realize you were emailing me.  I promise to check that email at least weekly.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Also check out these other Arctic Monkey songs – any one of which could be song of the week but they did not rhythm with Tardy Bum.

I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor

When the Sun Goes Down

Crying Lighting

Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair

Marlena Shaw & Ya Boy – California Soul

I find movies a great source for finding new and interesting music or even rediscovering old classics. I found an old gem that has been remixed in the movie “The Lincoln Lawyer”.  “California Soul” is a pop-soul tune originally released as a single by American pop quintet The Fifth Dimension in late 1968. It was also covered by Motown vocal duo Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell the next year and was the duo’s last single together when released in early 1970.  In 1969 Bluenote singer Marlena Shaw also did a version of the song which has been remixed with Ya Boy to create an updated version of “California Soul” and it is the song of the week.

Also check the other older versions of California Soul from Marlena Shaw, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell and the Fifth Dimension.

If you like what you hear from Marlena Shaw go on iTunes and check out her repertoire, there are lot’s of good songs to choose from.

Bruce Springsteen – Ain’t Good Enough for You

If you are looking for some songs that have the sound of the early Bruce Springsteen era, he released a double album last year called “The Promise” that consisted of many outtakes that never made it to any previous albums plus a few remakes.  There is also a documentary that was produced called ‘The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story,’ which Rolling Stone called “extraordinary and fascinating” and The Washington Post described as “a revelation.”  I have not seen the documentary but I know it was released on HBO and have been searching for it.  There is a short seven minute video on his home page about the documentary and music.

One of the songs off the album that reminded me of the early Bruce Springsteen is the song called “Ain’t Good Enough for You” and is the pick of the week.

DJ Lobsterdust – Whole Lotta Extra Dougie

Let me start out by saying that I am not usually a fan of mashups but this one I found to be quite good.  A mashups is the taking of two or more songs/videos and mixing them up to create a new song and/or new video.  I think I like this one because of the underlying guitar rift from the song “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zepplin.  With the event of technology it has become easier to create a mashup but from what I can tell they are still illegal due to copyright issues.  I am sure this is an area where the record companies will have another round of law suits but in the meantime enoy the song of the week, Whole Lotta Extra Dougie (first song on the page click on the video to see both song and video mashup) by DJ Lobsterdust.

The Sheepdogs – I Don’t Know

I became aware of The Sheepdogs through my sister-in-law Rena.  The Sheepdogs are an old-school rock and roll revival band.  I hear bits of CCR, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Guess Who.  Currently they are in a contest where the winning band gets featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, a slot at Bonnaroo, and a deal with Atlantic Records.  The competition is to become the first band featured on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine that is not signed with a recording company.  There are only two bands left in the competition and they are one of them.  They are a Canadian Band from Saskatoon and if you like the song of the week go and vote for them to be on the cover here.

The Song of the week is “I Don’t Know”.  Check out the whole album by clicking here.

They are also coming to North Bay’s Summer in the Park Festival” and are playing opening for Hey Rosetta and City and Colour – two other bands that have been picks of the week.

Today is week 26 of marksmusicpicks.com – thanks for joining.

 
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