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Christopher O’Riley Plays Radiohead – Hold Me To This

11 08 2010

Listened: Wednesday July 28

Hold Me To This is Chris O’Riley’s second adaptation of Radiohead‘s music for piano. His versions of There There, Like Spinning Plates, and Paranoid Android are particularly impressive. Some might be challenged listening to the songs in their original form; I’m sure taking those challenging songs and translating them through the piano was really hard! If you like Radiohead, this is a true fan’s project, not a quickie for dollars.

Chris has gone on to do piano adaptation of Elliott Smith and Nick Drake songs as well; I’ll need to check those out.

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Pulp – His ‘n’ Hers

11 08 2010

Listened: Wednesday July 28

His ‘n’ Hers is when Pulp evolved into their current musical and vocal style. I only bought this album after I fell in love with Different Class, though; I wasn’t cool enough to be interested before then.

I vaguely recall Do You Remember the First Time being played on the radio back in the early high school years. I thought it was catchy, but didn’t give it much thought.

I like how the drawing of the band on the album cover looks kinda anime-y. Jarvis especially.





Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited

11 08 2010

Listened: Tuesday July 27

I love Highway 61 and there are a lot of personal experience things I could tell you about it, except, because of needing to protect the innocent and not so innocent – I can’t. All I can say is “Intense discussion of Bob Dylan records – getting people laid since 1962.”