tune in tuesday

Tune in Tuesday {16}: Tell Her No

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ginger at GReads that showcases music. It  helps bring attention to new and/or old songs or artists.

This Tuesday’s Tune: “Tell Her No  by The Zombies

The Zombies are one of my all time favourite groups. Along with The Beatles they are always on the most played list. The fact that their lead singer Colin Blunstone was so darn cute also helps! Tell Her No is my absolute favourite from them. I think I have listened to it more than any other song in my collection and inevitably each time I hit the repeat button. I love Colin Blunstone’s vocals in this song, especially the part ‘don’t hurt me now’. I can feel the pain and the desperate plea hidden in that line.

Here are two videos for it. The first is from an appearance The Zombies made in a show called Hullabaloo (seriously?) sometime during 1965-1966.

The second one is a video of Phantom Planet playing The Zombies in the show American Dreams. Its behind the scenes footage of Alex Greenwald goofing around the set and then singing Tell Her No. Too bad the Phantom Planet version is not available in its entirety.

Tune in Tuesday {15}: Gone Daddy Gone

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ginger at GReads that showcases music. It  helps bring attention to new and/or old songs or artists.

Tune in Tuesday Random Playlists Special Edition: Open up your music library (iTunes?) and pick a song at random from your collection to feature with us.  The choice can be as eclectic as you want it to be!  Share one song, or share a couple songs.  Feature your random mixes with us all month long.

This Tuesday’s Tune: “Gone Daddy Gone  by Violent Femmes

Gone Daddy Gone is a song I discovered recently and I am hooked! The song has got such a raw feel to it and such weirdly wonderful use of the xylophone! Great that it popped up on my playlist!

Now I need to hear more by the Violent Femmes. This underrated 80’s band was way ahead of their time in my opinion.

Tune in Tuesday {14}: Rewind

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ginger at GReads that showcases music. It  helps bring attention to new and/or old songs or artists.

Tune in Tuesday Random Playlists Special Edition: Open up your music library (iTunes?) and pick a song at random from your collection to feature with us.  The choice can be as eclectic as you want it to be!  Share one song, or share a couple songs.  Feature your random mixes with us all month long.

This Tuesday’s Tune: “Rewind  by Goldspot

Rewind is a song I like but for some reason I don’t listen to as often as I would like to. It is not often that it pops up on my playlist but today it did. There is something inherently melancholic about the song. The lyrics don’t really make much sense to me but together with the music it works.

Tune in Tuesday {13}: This Boy

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ginger at GReads that showcases music. It  helps bring attention to new and/or old songs or artists.

Tune in Tuesday Random Playlists Special Edition: Open up your music library (iTunes?) and pick a song at random from your collection to feature with us.  The choice can be as eclectic as you want it to be!  Share one song, or share a couple songs.  Feature your random mixes with us all month long.

This Tuesday’s Tune: “This Boy  by The Beatles

Ah The Beatles! Nothing in my world comes even close to them.  I have almost their entire song collection and there are innumerable favourites. But I couldn’t have been happier when this popped up. This Boy just melts my heart! The intensity of John’s vocals, the pain, the frustration and the plea flowing through the lyrics, the lovely tune, it is all perfect.

Here are two videos for it. The first one is an appearance they made of The Ed Sullivan Show.

The second one is the 2009 digitally remastered version.

Tune in Tuesday {12}: Shuffle

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ginger at GReads that showcases music. It  helps bring attention to new and/or old songs or artists.

Tune in Tuesday Random Playlists Special Edition: Open up your music library (iTunes?) and pick a song at random from your collection to feature with us.  The choice can be as eclectic as you want it to be!  Share one song, or share a couple songs.  Feature your random mixes with us all month long.

This Tuesday’s Tune: Just as Ginger did I put my music library on shuffle and this are the first 5 songs that got played

 1. “Somebody’s Baby  by Phantom Planet

I don’t really like Jackson Browne’s original from the soundtrack of Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), though I love the movie. This cover of Somebody’s baby from another soundtrack, Not Another Teen Movie (2001), is one of my favourites by Phantom Planet.

2. “Always  by Frank Sinatra

Ah another favourite! I am not much of a Frank Sinatra fan but Always is just incredible! I first heard it on the TV show Cold Case, in an episode titled Worlds End. That episode touched my heart and so did this song.

3. “A Time for Us (Love theme from Romeo and Juliet)  by Henry Mancini

Interesting. I haven’t listened to this in a while though I do love it.

4. “Movin’ Away  by My Morning Jacket

I haven’t listened to this song for ages!

5. “We are Young  by fun.

Fun is the word for it! I find myself humming We are young quite often.