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JMQ! (It’s been a while, I know)

“But everything you’ll ever be…You already are to me.”

This actually came from John Mayer’s new and untitled song. Nice one.

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Sunday Playlist: Nulle Part Ailleurs

I had a very busy day that I didn’t get to do my Sunday morning Musical Appreciation ritual. As I was about to get ready to accept the fact that for the first time in months, I won’t have an entry for my weekly playlist, I found a rare track thanks to the people over at the Jeff Buckley Community (JBC).

It’s Jeff’s live rendition of “Hallelujah” in 1995 at a French TV show entitled “Nulle Part Ailleurs”:

 

While searching for the video in YouTube, I found other performances worth mentioning (I know that it’s not a playlist technically, but I’m sure I’d put them in my iPod if only I had the audio recordings):

 

Artist: Jeff Buckley and band

Song: “Grace”

 

Artist: Jamiroquai

Song: “Space Cowboy”

 

Artist: Garbage

Song: “Push It”

 

Artist: Madonna

Song: “Don’t Tell Me”

 

Artist: The Roots (Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” band)

Song: “What They Do”

 

Artist: Hole

Song": “Northern Star”

 

Artist: Radiohead

Song: “Karma Police”

 

Artist: PJ Harvey

Song: “This Wicked Tongue”

 

Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Songs: “Scar Tissue” and “Around The World”

 

Artist: The Cure

Song: “The Last Day of Summer”

 

Artist: Portishead

Song: “Glory Box”

 

Artist: Bjork

Songs: “Bachelorette” and “Joga”

 

Artist: Nirvana

Song: “Drain You”

There are a lot more. I suggest that you check them out in various video search portals.

JMQ! Nutty Tweet

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Possible gossip headline for the said tweet:

 

JOHN MAYER, CAN’T KEEP HIS PANTS ON. PENS A SONG ABOUT IT.

 

 

That was me channeling tabloid editors/columnists and celebrity bloggers who seem to not understand the meaning of Sarcasm (a form of Irony, a  literary device which they should be familiar with since they call themselves writers).

Wait, tabloid editors/columnists and celebrity bloggers as writers? That’s another device right there – it’s called Oxymoron.

New JB Pick: “What Will You Say?”

For the past few days, I’ve been fixated with Jeff Buckley’s “What Will You Say?” I’ve been reading a lot of forums regarding his songs and, apparently, it seems that this is the most-loved by fans.

So I decided to check out the live tapes that I have “come across with”, and I had a conclusion: it was hypnotic. The eastern notes, his heart wrenching voice and the incredible lyrics (he co-wrote it with good friends Carla Azar of Autolux and Chris Dowd, formerly of Fishbone) mixed perfectly, and as soon as the listener wakes up from the trance, a deep emotion emerges.

Definitely one of the best songs I’ve heard.

LYRICS:

It’s been such a long time
And I was just a child then
What will you say
When you see my face?
Time feels like it’s flown away
The days just pass and fade away
What will you say
When they take my place?
It’s funny now
I just don’t feel like I’m a man
What will you say
When you see my face?
My face…
Mother dear, the world’s gone cold
No one cares about love anymore
What will you say
When you see my face?
Father do you hear me?
Do you know me?
Do you even care?
What will you say
When they take my place?
My heart can’t take this anymore
What will you say
When you see my face?
When you see my,
See my face…
I can feel your time crawling
To a slow end
I can feel my time crawling
To a slow end…
Mother dear, the world’s gone cold
No one cares about love anymore
What will you say
When you see my face?
Father do you hear me?
Do you know me?
Did you even care?
What will you say
When you take my place?
Well it’s so funny now
I just don’t feel like I’m a man
What will you say?

(It is tempting and really easy to link the words to his personal life, but the truth is, it’s not about him)

 

 

Interestingly, no studio recording was released commercially, but great great GREAT, super great live performances are included in discs that were made available to everyone after his death:

 

 

Live À L’Olympia” CD (featuring the great mugham singer Alim Qasimov)

I personally like this version the best.

 

 

 

 

Mystery White Boy” CD

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Buckley – Live in Chicago” DVD

 

 

 

(Calling Amazon – see this free promo I did for you???)

Cat Stevens’ “The Wind”

Maybe because of Boyzone‘s cover of “Father and Son”, which irritates the hell out of me, I didn’t really give Cat Stevens even a second of my ear time. But thanks to my adoration of the movie, “Almost Famous”, I am now a proud owner of one of Mr. Stevens’ (or Steven Demetre or Yusuf Islam – whatever he is called nowadays) tunes.

The reason why I love it, aside from the fact that Cameron Crowe and I have the same taste in music, is that the song is about self-reflection. A very simple song which tells us that eventually, we will all learn from our past and be at peace.

Have I already experienced that peace of mind? The serenity? No not really, but the song gives me hope.

Teaser and the Firecat album cover
Image via Wikipedia

“THE WIND”

I listen to the wind
to the wind of my soul
Where I’ll end up well I think,
only God really knows
I’ve sat upon the setting sun
But never, never never never
I never wanted water once
No, never, never, never

I listen to my words but
they fall far below
I let my music take me where
my heart wants to go
I swam upon the devil’s lake
But never, never never never
I’ll never make the same mistake
No, never, never, never