Song of the Day: "Powerful Stuff" by Sean Hayes

>> Monday, January 31, 2011

Just like his voice. And it feels good to shut my eyes too. Tow key ingredients to a great song.

"Powerful Stuff" by Sean Hayes

Project Of The Day: "Wings"

>> Saturday, January 29, 2011

So, one of my favorite Northwest treasures is asking for your help. He is trying to raise money to make a music video epic for the song "Wings" below. It is the kind of song that gives you a bit of chills, and deserves to be treated like a lady, and deserves to fulfill its destined vision.

The guys are trying to raise some funds, and they need our help. Click Here to be a part of something great.

Listen to the track and tell me it does not deserve your assistance. Even if you cannot give, repost the link on facebook or myspace or foursquare or whatev, someone you know maybe able to help build the dream Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and this song is worthy of.

"Wings" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Song of the Day: "Make Your Mind Up" by Chairlift

>> Friday, January 28, 2011

This is my song of the day. I am not choosing this song because I feel it needs to be listened too and shared (although, it does), I am choosing this song because it is what I need to hear today.

"Make Your Mind Up" by Chairlift

Song of the Day: "Irish Celebration" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

>> Thursday, January 27, 2011

It is about that time. Northwest HipHop is doing its thing.

"Irish Celebration" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Song of the Day: "Trophy Room" by Slow Club

>> Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yeah yeah yeah, you're all sick of me posting Slow Club songs. And by "your're all" I am referring only to my co-blogger Stevie. But you know what, STEVIE, if that is your real name, suck it. I do what I want to do. I listen to what I want.

"Trophy Room" by Slow Club

Slow Club - Trophy Room from Pete Ohs on Vimeo.

Song of the Day: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something

>> Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Just to make you feel good and sing along. Do it! Sing! SING DAMMIT SING!!!

Thanks for indulging. You may now return to your regular scheduled life.

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something

Song of the Day: "WEKH (East Kentucky Hallelujah Radio)" by Bishop Allen

>> Sunday, January 23, 2011

When a band does not something out of the ordinary, it is usually for publicity or notoriety, rarely does it benefit the music. That is where Bishop Allen went wrong. The started out on a project that was primarily about the music.
Every month, for an entire year, the released a 4 Song EP, as well as a Live LP for the month of August. It comes to 65 songs in all. Thats 1.25 songs per week. Crazy. None of which sucked. Most of which, were good enough to make their next full length record, one of my favorite albums of all time.
This particular song, is from the November release. It feels more like a story then a song. Like I want to know more about this guy. I love the details, his hands.

"WEKH (East Kentucky Hallelujah Radio)" by Bishop Allen

Song of the Day: "Waiting For My Real Life To Begin" by Colin Hay

>> Saturday, January 22, 2011

Exactly one year ago today, I posted this exact song. This was not planned. It is just one of those things. I wonder if every year I'll feel the same feeling on that one particular day, and that feeling will push me to a certain song. Something to ponder.

Anyways, I do not feel that there is a better song to exemplify exactly how I am feeling today.
Also, this will be included in the much anticipated best songs of the decade list.

"Waiting For My Real Life To Begin" by Colin Hay

Song of the Day (x2): "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore" by James Morrison

>> Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I know I posted a song of the day just 3 hours ago, but, so the fuck what. This is just a 2 song day.
This is just one of those songs. Some recent news has me living inside my head, in the 4 years ago memories, and I am just feeling like a sadsack. And this is my bit of whine tonight. It'll pass.

"The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore" by James Morrison

Song of the Day: "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) by Journey

This is not *clearly* the song of the day, and if it did not include a keytar, it would not have made it at all. Although, I do think the lead singer angry fist pounding is spot on.

"Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) by Journey

Song of the Day: "God Of Wine" by Third Eye Blind

>> Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The longer I let this album age, the better and better it gets, much like a glass of wine. When I wrote by best albums of all time list back in 2008, Third Eye Blind's self titled record checked in at number 29, but if I were to rewrite that list today, it is top three possible, top five probable, top ten easy.

"God Of Wine" by Third Eye Blind

Song of the Day: "I Don't Mind" by The Cave Singers

>> Monday, January 17, 2011

So, just on a whim, I went to one of my favorite bands websites, and found out they are in TACOMA at The New Frontier Lounge, which I have never been too, or new existed five mins ago, on Friday 2/11!!!!! So.... Who wants to come? Here is a sample, my second favorite track from the 2009 record.....
 p.s. my favorite track from the record, makes an appearance in the top five of my best songs of the decade list that is upcoming.

"I Don't Mind" by The Cave Singers

Song of the Day: Senorita by Puff Daddy

So I was going through old music that I used to love and came across this gem- back when Puff Daddy, er P Diddy, uh Puffy, er... Diddy?? made his own music (instead of just producing others)- oh and it was good then. Back when everyone was listening to Mo Money, Mo Problems I was listening to this track...

Song of the Day: "Paris (Ooh La La)" by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

>> Sunday, January 16, 2011

So, I left this off my best songs of the year list. It was both by choice and error. I loved the song, but the rest of the album fell flat. This was especially disappointing because I was so looking forward to it. So, although this song kicks, I boycotted it to punish the album. It's stupid and brash, but, I make my mind up.

But, it is still good enough to post as a song of the day. Now if the rest of that album sounded like this tune, it could have been something special.

"Paris (Ooh La La)" by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

Song of the Day: "Bulletproof Weeks" by Matt Nathanson

>> Saturday, January 15, 2011

I just compiled my best songs of the decade list, and I will be posting them as a short series as soon as Stevie completes her set. But, as a teaser, here is a song that may surprise, as it check in at number 79.

"Bulletproof Weeks" by Matt Nathanson

Song of the Day: "Open Air" by Lemolo

>> Thursday, January 13, 2011

If you would have asked me what I needed to hear tonight, I would have scratched my head and fallen back on old standards like Bishop Allen or Third Eye Blind, or I possibly would have tossed out new favorites like The Head and the Heart or The Tallest Man on Earth. But I would have just been taking stabs in the dark, because I did not know what I needed to hear, until I found this track. Instant love. Listen. Love. Pass on.

You may remember this duo, as they were our band of the week back in November. And, clearly, big things are on their horizon for 2011.

"Open Air" by Lemolo

Song of the Day: "Never Come Back Down" by BT feat. Mike Doughty

>> Wednesday, January 12, 2011

So, I was shuffling through my best albums of the decade, and I was once again reminded that at one point in my life, I enjoyed techno. It is not a common musical enterprise that I partake in, but some albums are undeniable. BT is one such album, and this is my favorite track from that record.

"Never Come Back Down" by BT feat. Mike Doughty

Song of the Day: Ring Around my Rosie by Jackie Q

>> Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Yea... it's from a movie but after reading the songwriters bio I had to show it here plus its so funny! PS: I love that Get Him To the Greek has a whole section for karaoke!

Song of the Day: "One More Night In Brooklyn" by Justin Townes Earle

>> Friday, January 7, 2011

I wish I found this album last year. Had a chance.

"One More Night In Brooklyn" by Justin Townes Earle

Song of the Day: "Today" by The Smashing Pumpkins

>> Thursday, January 6, 2011

My iPod just found this song. I forgot how great it is. It's right.

"Today" by The Smashing Pumpkins

Song of the Day: "Where Have You Been" by Manchester Orchestra

>> Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I was cycling through my best albums of the decade list today while at work, and nothing sounds like something I needed to hear. You know the feeling. That point where a song can either make or break your day, but, the silence is worse. So, I was at that point where it all seemed like white noise, and my day was getting shitter and shitter, then it all clicked. My favorite all time whiny angry song cycled through and all was right with the world. I played it again on the drive home, sang it all out, and was free. Now I share.

"Where Have You Been" by Manchester Orchestra

Song of the Day: "Spitting Fire" by The Boxer Rebellion

All I have to say is instant obsession. Love.

Song of the Day: "You Are Dangerous" by Deradoorian (Steel Train Cover)

>> Tuesday, January 4, 2011

So, I posted this song at number 39 of my songs of 2010. But, upon several listens today, I am very very tempted to rescript the entire list to push this into the top ten. But rather than do all that work, I'll just give it its own song of the day posting. The lazy way out.

This song is from the Terrible Thrills Vol. 1 release from Steel Train. It is a rerelease of their self titled record, but with all the songs gorgeously covered by some of the strongest women in the game. This track easily steals the show. It is so unrelentingly impactful with soft power. I want to curl up and live inside the notes.

"You Are Dangerous" by Deradoorian (Steel Train Cover)

Year In Music: Best 50 Songs of 2010

>> Sunday, January 2, 2011

So, my crazy knows no bounds. This year, I have a best songs list that totals 50 tunes. And it was hard to narrow it down to that. But I did my best.
How I made the list.... As the year went on, when I was cycling through my 2010 songs, if I found one I liked, I gave it five stars. Then I set up my iPod to automatically sort all '10 releases with high marks. When all was said and down, I had exactly 175 songs that had earned that rating. I realize that sounds like a lot, but its not like I am a song slut. You have to keep in mind that I purchased 163 albums/EP's this year. All in all, that totals 1352 total songs. That gives favorable marks on just over 12% of songs. So, yeah, I am actually pickier than it seems. Anyways.... Here are the songs.

View The List Here....