Monday, April 23, 2012

Music of T: Talk, Think, Till, Turn. In that order.

Okay, there are a lot of songs here for the letter T. I'll make it up to you (and to myself) by having a shorter day for U tomorrow. Okay? Okay.

1. "Talk Tonight" by Oasis
When the brothers stop fighting and focus instead on lyrics and music, they make some truly beautiful songs. This is one of them. It takes me back a few years ago (my 10 year HS reunion, to be exact), which was the last time I really remember pulling an all-nighter. Party, then down to the bars, then the ride home and a bon fire until the sun came up, then off to Denny's for some greasy morning food. We walked in smelling like campfire, wearing the same clothes as the night before, sitting right next to people dressed all nice for church. It was an exhausting night, but one I'll never soon forget.

2. "Think" by none other than the amazing Ms. Aretha Franklin
I first really remember this song from the movie Blues Brothers. What a classic! I need to watch that again. ASAP. The clip is from the movie but the dubbing isn't lined up with the audio and it cuts off kind of abruptly. That's okay, it's still a total classic.

Elwood: "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses." 
Jake: "Hit it."

Anyone else want dry white toast? 

3. "Till Kingdom Come" by Coldplay 
I'm not a huge Coldplay fan, but I wouldn't say I'm not a fan, either. I really liked the album X&Y, so it's tough to imagine their latest album could top that. This track is off the X&Y album and along with "Fix You", they're probably two of my all-time favorite Coldplay tunes. Something about waiting for someone else really speaks to my inner romantic. Then again, I try not to listen to her. She's nuts.

4. "Turn the Page" by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
For me, this is the ultimate road trip song. And there's something about it that reminds me of the country tunes I grew up listening to, compliments of my parents. I know Metallica covered this song and some would say it's better than the original, but I can't. Something about the Seger version sounds like it's sung from the heart.

Okay, did you make it to the end of the T's? I'm sure I missed some biggies. Geesh, you all had to point out that I forgot Queen and Nirvana! Share your thoughts!


  1. ...i don't think i've heard any of these songs. That's kind of weird...

    1. What? Really? Not even Aretha Franklin's tune? Hang on... have you seen Blues Brothers? If not, you need to fit that, asap.

      Either way--I feel like my A-Z Challenge is now complete if I've introduced at least one person to all four of these songs.

  2. Gotta love Aretha with the Blues Brothers, and Segar's song is such a classic of life on the road.

  3. Triumph! There's a really old band for you.

  4. Great videos of the songs. Thanks for sharing. I'm growing to really like your blog.

  5. Nice! The last one is a classic. I second Alex's nomination of "Triumph!" Also, even though it's not Christmas, I've gotta add TSO. So amazing!

  6. I just got back from the Coldplay concert here in San Jose and to be honest with you, there are no words to describe tonight. I scoored great tickets i enjoyed my night …I can try, but it won't do it justice. These guys were something else live.


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