HAPPY 56, TORI AMOS!

Tori Amos, known for piano-driven songs written on themes of feminism, family, sexuality, politics, and religion; is among the most influential solo artists of her generation. She turned 56 today.

TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS TURNED 17

Today, New York’s sharpest-dressed miserabilists, the modern-day equivalent of Duran Duran’s empty-headed brilliance, Interpol, celebrated 17th year anniversary of their seminal debut album, Turn on the Bright Lights.

FICTION FACTORY: FEELS LIKE HEAVEN

There are happy synthpop songs. There are sad synthpop songs. And there are synthpop songs that instantly bring you to tears.

PIXIES AT TINY DESK CONCERT: GREENS AND BLUES

Same o’ story with all/most of Pixies’ songs: It took me a while to like it. And when it hit me, it hit me real hard. “Greens and Blues” is one of my current most favourite tunes of Pixies, especially, and alternative rock in general. Such a beautiful bittersweet goodbye song.

IMELDA MAY GOT A BOOM BOOM

Happy birthday, Imelda May! Johnny got a boom boom! Today, 10 July, is Imelda May’s birthday.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣This Irish singer was first known for her

DEVO ON FRENCH TV: GIRL U WANT

This month in 1980, Devo performed to a playback of “Girl U Want” on French TV. Promoting their newly released third album Freedom of Choice,

Sing Your Life!

This toe-tapping piece is one of my favourite songs ever. “Sing Your Life”, is to celebrate life and to celebrate the singer’s birthday—yes, Morrissey has turned 60 today!

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