is of a new breed of musicians who wholeheartedly care about their fans. So much that they play in their living rooms from time to time. The California born singer is compared to Jeff Buckley sometimes, due to his high pitched, ardent voice and his incredible songwriting skills.
I was really into thrash metal in high school and Slayer is one of the best of that genre. This song’s a classic. I just took my girlfriend to see them play last summer. Any opportunity to get wasted and head bang is good for the soul.
Their «OK Computer» tour in San Francisco. I think they may still be the greatest rock band out there.
This is open to a fierce debate!
For me, that first Ryan Adams record is his best work. «Come pick me up, take me out, fuck me up, steal my records, screw all my friends, they’re all full of shit – with a smile on your face, will you do it again....». A real drunken anthem!
Anything on American corporate radio will pretty much make me want to curl up in a ball and sleep for a thousand years.
«You Kiss me, I hear the sound of Mandolins». It's such a frightening, intense and beautiful song. Nina is my artistic Guru.
I remember hearing «The Message» when I was a little kid and I think that was the first song I realized that there was something dark and important to the lyrics. Still a killer track for me.
It was the song my mom had played at her funeral and for me it will always be a beautiful message of empowerment and creating something positive in the world.
I first heard this album on my first summer in England. I was making my first album and in the middle of recording we went and saw the Lips play live. And it completely rearranged my psyche and reaffirmed for me how transcendental rock and roll can be.
There was a time when I was really depressed and I constantly listened to Red House Painters. It was like my medicine. Later I met Mark Kozelek and he invited me to sing back ups on one of his songs, which was a real dream come true for me.
That to me is one of the great classic hip hop songs that brings me back to breakdancing and doing graffiti as a kid. And «Dancing Queen»: The greatest song ever?!
It's a great song written about escaping LA to move up North to Portland to escape the masses and to find some real beauty.
Kids love Michael and apparently Michael loves kids as well...
Well someone recently said they thought of me as a cross between Daniel Johnston and Beck. I thought that was an interesting idea. So maybe the song is Beck's cover of Daniel Johnston's «True Love Will Find You In The End». I'd be happy about that concept.
Works well to soothe a hang over.
This song is a freakin masterpiece of lyrics and storytelling. Jeff tells the story of taking the subway to remaster his old album, seeing Bonnie Prince Billy on the train and in the end getting attacked and raped by Bonnie Prince Billy himself. Or maybe it's just his lookalike? He also explores concepts of artistic worth, the plight of the indie comic book artist as well as the meaning of life. Jeffrey is basically a genius.