Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Cars . . . Cruiser



The clip is from The Cars "Shake It Up" Tour . . . performing one of my favorite Cars songs Cruiser, with my favorite musician Ben Orr singing the lead.

This one is from The Cars "Heartbeat City" Tour which was released on VHS in the mid-1980s . . . awesome tour! I just about wore the tape out.





Do you ever pay attention to song lyrics? This song has some quirky and cute lyrics like "glitter bombs that beat the beat" . . . my interpretation is the whirlwind of a glamourous and famous lifestyle. Ric Ocasek is great at writing those way out eclectic lyrics.

I'm easily amused . . .



Cruiser | The Cars
Lyrics


big city noise disappears
sucker punch is in your heart
light is reason light is due
my shape is shapeless in your suit
chrome red eyeballs reflect and roll
simple sun is slowly sinking
roman shoes and pretty hats
glitter bombs that beat the beat
you comb the night 'cause you're a cruiser
and you never get enough
when you're cruising down the street
and you're chasing off the heat
when you're on the moonlight run
floating jets and big vignettes
get the treatment grab a cab
set aside the screaming fish
tell the world why you're so glad
flip the switches pull the plug
you always wait for better news
you need a hit you need a slug
you don't easily get amused

Monday, April 6, 2009

Dido - Sand In My Shoes





~ Sand In My Shoes (Remix) | Dido ~



Warm breezes blowing through my hair, the sound of the birds, the smell of the ocean and long walks at sunrise & sunset . . . this song reminds me of being on a beach vacation, coming home and feeling like I'm still there. Anyone can probably relate to the words of this song and the realization of being back home with the same problems waiting, but seeing them in a different perspective after chilling out.

This remix version of the song Sand In My Shoes is so relaxing . . . like a walk on the beach getting sand in my shoes. The song comes from Dido's album Life For Rent.




Sand In My Shoes | Dido
Lyrics

Two weeks away it feels like the whole world should've changed
But I'm home now
And things still look the same
I think I'll leave it till tomorrow to unpack
Try to forget for one more night
That I'm back in my flat on the road
Where the cars never stop going through the night
To a life where I can watch sunset
I don't have time
I don't have time

[Chorus:]
I've still got sand in my shoes
And I can't shake the thought of you
I should get on, forget you
But why would I want to
I know we said goodbye
Anything else would've been confused but I wanna see you again

Tomorrow's back to work and down to sanity
should run a bath and then clear up the mess I made before I left here
Try to remind myself that I was happy here
Before I knew that I could get on the plane and fly away
From the road where the cars never stop going through the night
To a life where I can watch sunset
And take my time
Take all our time

[Chorus]

I wanna see you again
Two weeks away, all it takes to change and turn me around, I've fallen
I walked away and never said that I wanted to see again

[Chorus x2]

I wanna see you again
I wanna see you again



Dido's Official Website




Friday, April 3, 2009

Ari Hest . . . live at Deep Rock Drive






He's one of my favorite musicians that I discovered years ago cruising around MySpace. I'm still waiting for him to come to Florida . . . he plays small clubs in intimate settings, perfect for his acoustic sound . . . it must be a treat to see him in person.

This is a series of videos from an internet concert, live at Deep Rock Drive.