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Press play above for a long version of "When the Music's Over" performed live by the The Doors at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968

 

 

"Konstantine"

by Something Corporate

(see fifth player, "Ain't love grand")

I can't imagine all the people that you know
and the places that you go
when the lights are turned down low
and I don't understand all the things you've seen
but I'm slipping in-between
you and your big dreams
it's always you in my big dreams

and you tell me that it's over
I wake up lying in a patch of four leaf clover
and you're restless, and I'm naked
you've gotta get out
you can't stand to see me shaking
no, could you let me go?
I didn't think so

and you don't wanna be here in the future
so you say the present's just a pleasant interruption to the past
and you don't wanna look much closer
cuz your afraid to find out all this hope
you had sent into the sky by now had crashed
and it did, because of me

and then you bring me home
afraid to find out that you're alone
no, and I'm sleeping in your living room
but we don't have much room to live

I have these dreams, in them I learned to play guitar
maybe cross the country
become a rock star
and there was hope in me that I could take you there
but dammit you're so young
well I don't think I care
and if I hurt you then I'm sorry
please don't think that this was easy

then you'd bring me home
cuz we both know what it's like to be alone
and I'm dreaming in your living room
but we don't have much room to live

and Konstantine is walking down the stairs
doesn't she look good
standing in her underwear
and I was thinking
what I was thinking
we've been drinking and it doesn't get me anywhere

my Konstantine came walking down the stairs
and all that I could do is touch her long blonde hair
and I've been thinking
it hurts me thinking that these nights
when we were drinking no they never got us anywhere, no

this is because I can spell konfusion with a k, and I like it
it's to dying in another's arms and why I had to try it
it's to jimmy eat world and those nights in my car
when the first star you see may not be a star, I'm not your star
isn't that what you said
what you thought this song meant

and if this is what it takes
just to lie with my mistakes
and live with what I did to you
and all the hell I put you through
I always catch the clock, it's 11:11
and now you want to talk
it's not hard to dream
you'll always be my Konstantine

My Konstantine, they'll never hurt you like I do
no they'll never hurt you like I do
no, no, no no no no no

this is to a girl who got into my head
with all the pretty things she did
hey
you know, you keep me up in bed
this is to a girl who got into my head
with all these fucked up things I did
hey maybe baby
you could keep me up in bed
my Konstantine
you spin around me like a dream we played out on this movie screen and I said
did you know I missed you? {x7}
I miss you

and then you bring me home
and we go to sleep, but this time, not alone, no no
and you'll kiss me in your living room, I know
no you'll miss me in your living room
cuz these nights I think maybe that I miss you in my living room
we don't have much room
I said does anybody need that room?
because we all need a little more room to love

my Konstantine

Listen

There's a lot of great music out there...

...and I have made a big effort to listen to all of it. Music is a piece of art and I believe art should stir and attack the senses. I like angry or edgy music. I built my music room as a place dedicated to appreciating recorded music.

Let's begin with some of my taste (or lack of same) in music. This may tell you whether to delve in further.

Most of the music-only tracks below are at near CD quality, and will be choppy on a connection slower than 48800. Windows Media Player is required. The latest version of the windows media player seems to be more forgiving of slower connections - you can download it for free from Microsoft at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp. The videos are less than ideal, as I am just an amateur using Adobe Premiere, but they should work with any connection speed over 100K.

Best song ever: "1979" by The Smashing Pumpkins from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Press play below for the song) (MAC users click here)

 

The music video for "1979" did a great job of capturing the abandon and fun of being a teenager. (Press play below for the video)

Best album ever: Nevermind by Nirvana - completely blew me away from the very first time I played it

Albums that most influenced me: Aqualung by Jethro Tull (religion), The Wall by Pink Floyd (frustrations) and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins (angst)

Most groundbreaking album ever: White Album by The Beatles

 

(Press play above for Nevermind's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Lithium", Aqualung's "Wind-up", The Wall's "Hey You", "Nobody Home" & "Comfortably Numb", Mellon Collie's "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness", "Tonight Tonight", "Galapagos" & "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" and the White Album's "Glass Onion" and "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except for Me and My Monkey")

Best new music: Paramore, Amy Winehouse, The Subways, Arcade Fire & Shiny Toy Guns

Best unknowns: Brownie Mary was a Pittsburgh-based group led by Kelsey Friday writing distinctive lyrics and delivering them with power. Ellen Woloshin has a voice from heaven and is still playing live for free at Starbucks on Long Island. Note: to buy good music from relatively unknown artists where they get a fair cut of the price, try CD Baby.

 

(Press play above for "CrushCrushCrush" and "Misery Business" from Paramore's 2007 Riot, "Rehab" from Amy Winehouse's 2006 Back to Black, "Rock and Roll Queen" from The Subways' 2005 Young for Eternity, "No Cars Go" from Arcade Fire's 2007 Neon Bible, "You are the One" from Shiny Toy Guns' 2006 We are Pilots, Brownie Mary's "Wonderful Enough" from 1998's Naked and "Plastic Girl" and "Collide" from 2002's Collide and Ellen Woloshin's "Whatever Happens" from 2000's Tried and True !Parent Advisory on the lyrics!)

Ain't love grand: Seven heartfelt songs: Press play below for "Konstantine" from Something Corporate (lyrics in left column), "Make You Feel Better" from The Red Hot Chili Peppers' 2006 Stadium Arcadium, "Why Can't I?" and "Red Light Fever" from Liz Phair's 2003 Liz Phair, "I'm With You" from Avril Lavigne's 2002 Let Go, "Good Riddance" from Green Day's 1997 Nimrod, "A Case of You" from Joni Mitchell's 1971 Blue and "You're My Home" from Billy Joel's 1973 Piano Man

   

Best Musical: A toss-up: Wicked or A Chorus Line, musical theatre that also makes you think.

Best live concert: Bruce Springsteen - 1975's Born to Run tour - back when he was an unknown and about to become famous.

Best Truly Obscure Old Song: "Memo From Turner" from a bizarre 60's style counterculture movie starring Mick Jagger and James Fox. The ad for the movie said: "Somewhere in your head there's a wild electric dream - come see it in Performance".

 

(Press play above for "Defying Gravity" from Wicked, "What I Did For Love" from A Chorus Line, live versions of Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road" & "Born to Run" and "Memo From Turner" by Mick Jagger from the 1970 soundtrack album Performance)

Best comeback group: The Go-Gos are playing better now than they did in the eighties. Five middle-aged chicks who can still rock. (Press play below for live videos of the classic "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "Vacation" from their 2001 Central Park concert)

(Press play below for "Unforgiven" from 2001's God Bless the Go-Gos, one of their new songs)

 

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