Previous Songs of the Day…

When I love a song, I really love it… So I started sharing some of my favorites on Twitter, and over time it’s grown into my Song of the Day. I’ve been archiving my picks manually on my blog – but since it wasn’t automated, it was rarely as up-to-date as I’d like it to be. So I’ve decided to move the whole thing from Twitter, to my blog, which will then update Twitter – it’s a big circle – but it works!

So here’s a list of all my previous picks… A true archive!

“My Best Theory” by Jimmy Eat World – My threat, My appetite, My true desire  22 Oct
“Say You’ll Haunt Me” by Stone Sour – 21 Oct
“Radioactive” by Kings Of Leon – 20 Oct
“Politicians” by Switchfoot – 19 Oct
“Animal” by Neon Trees ––Yu4kzz0 18 Oct
“Alien” by Pennywise – 17 Oct
“Bubble Toes” by Jack Johnson – 14 Oct
“Taylor” by Jack Johnson – 13 Oct
“Good People” by Jack Johnson – 12 Oct
“At Or With Me” by Jack Johnson – 11 Oct
“Wasting Time” by Jack Johnson – 10 Oct
“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! – 7 Oct
“Need You Tonight” by INXS – 6 Oct
“Take My Breath Away” by Berlin – 5 Oct
“I Wanna Be A Cowboy” by Boy’s Don’t Cry – 4 Oct
“Eyes Can’t See” by Marty Casey & The Lovehammers – Should’ve learned by now… 1 Oct
“Driving Blind” by Marty Casey & The Lovehammers – 30 Sep
“Mr Brightside” by Marty Casey – It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss 29 Sep
“I See Stars” by Marty Casey – Come with me… 28 Sep
“(Hit Me) Baby One More Time” by Marty Casey – I must confess, I still believe… 27 Sep
“Creep” by Marty Casey – I want a perfect body, I want a perfect soul 26 Sep
“Summer’s End” by Foo Fighters – Golden lips & cherry wine, Moonshine in your hair 24 Sep
“Monkey Wrench” by Foo Fighters – What do you do when all your enemies are friends? 23 Sep
“Times Like These” by Foo Fighters It’s times like these you learn to live again 22 Sep
“Wheels” by Foo Fighters I wanted something beautiful, I wished for something true 21 Sep
“Everlong” Acoustic and Live by Dave Grohl – Breathe out, so I can breathe you in 19 Sep
“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry – 17 Sep
“Thinking Of You” by Katy Perry – 16 Sep
“Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry – 15 Sep
“Waking Up in Vegas” by Katy Perry – 14 Sep
“California Gurls” by Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg – 13 Sep
“Love Hurts” by Incubus – ’cause without love I won’t survive. 10 Sep
“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield – Drench yourself in words unspoken… 9 Sep
“Taste It” by INXS – Sweet, sweet, sweet… Could you taste it? 8 Sep
“Taste You” by Melissa Auf Der Maur – Tempt you with it now… I will taste you. 7 Sep
“Taste” by Josh Abbott Band Our lips collide in a burning ride with a warm embrace 6 Sep
“Eyes Can’t See” by Lovehammers – Wanna hop on a plane and see a show NOW! 2 Sep
“After Hours” by We Are Scientists – Thoughtful, sometimes epic, vaguely danceable 1 Sep
“Must be Dreaming” by Frou Frou – 31 Aug
“Check My Brain” by Alice In Chains – 30 Aug
“Californication” by Red Hot Chili Peppers – If you want these kind of dreams… 27 Aug
“Dragonfly” LIVE by Patrice Pike – 26 Aug
“This Is War” by 30 Seconds To Mars – It’s a brave new world!v24 Aug
“In The Sun” by She & Him – How can you not like Zooey Deschanel? 23 Aug
Vintage Trouble live at Harvelle’s Blues Bar Gracefully – Ty Taylor’s new band! 20 Aug
“The High Road” by Broken Bells 19 Aug
“My Body” by Young the Giant Orange County band signed to Roadrunner Records 18 Aug
“California Via Tennessee” by Shooter Jennings – 17 Aug
“The Fixer” by Pearl Jam – Love this one! So awesome! 16 Aug
“YOU” by Deanna Johnston – Sultry and gorgeous… 13 Aug
“Barricade” by Interpol – Full speed half blind, full tilt decline… 12 Aug
“Skinny Little Bitch” by Hole – 11 Aug
“Collector” by Here We Go Magic – It’s dizzyingly hypnotic and fun! 10 Aug
“Believe” by Suzie McNeil – Suzie with a full orchestra and Olympic athletes! 9 Aug
“Real A Lie” by Melissa Auf Der Maur – I want to make a video like this someday… 6 Aug
“No Mercy” LIVE by LA Guns w/ Marty Casey – Missed this live? You missed out… 5 Aug
“Let go” by Frou frou – Love me if you dare… 4 Aug
“Hollywood” by Lukas Rossi It’s Lukas NOW and it’s beautiful. 3 Aug
“Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS featuring Ben Harper Brand New Song! Released today! 2 Aug
“Taste It” from the Max Sessions by INXS 2.0 – Is there such a thing as too sexy? 31 Jul
“Elegantly Wasted” by INXS – Sexier than you thought was humanly possible… 30 Jul
“Madame Chung” by Mink Hear it tonight on the season two premiere of Jersey Shore! 29 Jul
“Driving Blind” by Marty Casey & The Lovehammers – So luscious… 28 Jul
“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry Come on… Listen to it! It’s really good! 27 Jul
“Breathe” by Ryan Star – 26 Jul
“A New Day” by Tamar Kaprelian 24 Jul

If I Could Be With You (One Hour To-Night)

I’ve written about my grandfather’s cousin before – Ruth Etting – who was arguably the most popular female singer in the 1930’s, but lost her career due to scandal – her ex-husband shot her new boyfriend. Today a scandal like that would likely give her career a nice boost, and cement her place in history, but back then it was the kiss of death for an entertainer’s career.

She made quite a few films, and so there’s lots of footage out there of Ruth singing – but not all of it has ended up on YouTube yet – although I have no doubt it will eventually! But this is the first time I’ve found a clip of her on a stage, with just a piano. I like the simplicity. And the song. And the fact that at the end of the song she plays with the phrasing. It’s definitely stylized, and definitely torchy, and definitely an acquired taste, but if you like a good torch song, she’s the best!

For more on Ruth Etting, go to

Merry Christmas, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone! One of my favorite musicians, JD Fortune, just posted an acoustic version of Silent Night that is simple and honest and really beautiful. It’s the perfect thing to listen to on this Christmas Eve!

The coming year should be fabulous for JD – he has a solo album coming out in early 2009 – and there are rumors that he may tour. I hope so! But I absolutely love that with all that going on, he made a simple recording with just him and a guitar and a favorite Christmas carol, and posted it today. Just very, very cool!

I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas!