14.12.11

STUCK IN MY HEAD

** I'm going to be guest blogging for Volcomunity again! Below is a Volcomunity post I did back in October. . . Check in on Thursdays to see my posts!


There are certain songs that get stuck in your head. Ones that you are addicted to the first time you hear them . . . ones that you can’t not blast at full volume. The lyrics don’t even have to resonate with me, it’s usually about the song’s buildup. If it starts out slow but has an intense refrain, oh man. When I first heard Florence and the Machine’s “Dog Day’s Are Over” it had that affect. I listened to it a million times on repeat and to be honest i’m still not sick of it (if you want to see the song’s magical effects watch this video). Below are a few other songs that have stolen me, mesmerized me, and burned a hole in my speakers since first discovering them. I hope they have the same affect on you.
This Band of Horses song totally reminds me of 127 Hours now, which means that I get even bigger goosebumps than I did before. It has the most beautiful guitar riff and Ben Bridwell’s voice is out of this world. I would love to see them in concert someday.



I was thirteen years old the first time I ever heard The Stone Roses’ “I Wanna Be Adored;” sitting on the floor of a teenage boy’s bedroom (who’s walls were covered floor to ceiling with professional grade-grafitti) in a converted Monk monastery in Edinborough, Scotland. The monastery’s stone walls were over two feet thick so even though we were blasting music, our parent’s in the next room over couldn’t hear us. Casper (a punkish, uber sarcastic, bright red-haired Scottish kid) was showing my sister and I what real music sounded like (he also introduced us to Propellerhead that night) and The Stone Roses were where it was at. The song’s eerie lyrics and early nineties electric guitar had me hooked (this was also about the same time as my The Craft obsession). Now, every time I hear this song my heart aches for that night when I learned what good music was.






Recently Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” is my audio fixation. The first time I heard the song I happened to be watching the music video for it. Wouter De Backer’s voice (which I think sounds like Peter Gabriel in this song) is fantastic, but what really mesmerized me was his face! When he starts really singing you realize that he has this gigantic mouth full of teeth. He’s like this striking frog and I love it. The back and forth between Kimbra and him in the video is totally sexy too. Lyrics wise, it’s not the most groundbreaking. . . but the song just won’t quit.

5 comments:

sadie d. love said...

band of horses rock, and the stone roses, omg, i'm so nostalgic hearing them..and volcomunity..i'm just jealous ;)

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Elegantly Wasted said...

Band of Horses will never get old.

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quesoburgesa said...

The Stone Roses have significantly shaped my life too... awesome post.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Band of Horses sond, I like it!

K.

Helen said...

The Stone Roses have that weird ability to make me nostalgic for something I never lived. And you introduced me to Goyte-love that man!!