Here are all of Amalynai's jams.
This song has been stuck in my head for weeks. I don't typically listen to this album, because every time I listen to it, it seems to snow (not kidding). So now that it's summer, it's safe to listen to again. It's one of my all-time favorites. And this version of the song is longer than the album version--not complaining!
Jammed: 26th May 2014
by Scott Joplin
<3 ragtime--this was, I think, the first ragtime song I ever heard as a child. It was being played on an old player piano at Farrells Ice Cream Parlor in Portland, Oregon. The piano creeped me out! I thought a ghost was playing it.
Jammed: 6th Apr 2014
by Dizzy Gillespie
<3 this song so much, it just made it into the revised version of my novel--although I had to change the words to "Soup Noodles" instead (copyright issues): A BOP-BEBOP—BOP-BEBOP squeals from a distant trumpet. Why, Meeshtar recognizes that beat and oh, my! This isn't any old jazz song. No, indeed! This is, “Soup Noodles," which happens to be Meeshtar's second most favorite jazz song ever! He BOP-BEBOP—BOP-BEBOPS his head. He TAP-DEETAP—TAP-DEETAPS his claws. The be-bopping trumpet floods Meeshtar's soul until it overflows down his legs. He jives with the notes and sings, “Soup NOO-dles—soup NOO-dles!”
Jammed: 1st Apr 2014
by Primal Scream
For some reason when I first moved to Los Angeles, I felt it was bad luck not to listen to this album when I drove--talk about OCD! I had it playing continuously in my car. It reminds me of working at Universal Studios and living in a really nice apartment without any furniture or electricity (My cell phone was dead, and my roommates didn't have one, so we couldn't call for service for the first few weeks--the neighbor lent us a flashlight), sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag in the living room with my two roommates, and playing cards for entertainment. Seriously, though, it's the one-and-only time in my life where I really felt alive. And even though I listened to this album nonstop, it's still one of my top 10 albums of all time. I don't think I'll ever get sick of it.
Jammed: 31st Jan 2014
Mystifying, curiosity-piquing, yet a little eerie (especially with the video). Like a Robby Cavanaugh photograph, it's beautiful, and yet that dark cloud eternally hangs on the horizon.
Jammed: 1st Jan 2014
by Benny Goodman
I so wish I'd lived back then. LOL! But isn't it always that way? If I'd lived then, who knows. Maybe I'd wish I lived now. In any case... here's to wishing.
Jammed: 1st Dec 2013
by Stanton Moore
I adore this whole album--it's impossible to select just one track from it; nevertheless, I chose to highlight this particular song today, because of it's wild-chaotic spontaneity.
Jammed: 29th Nov 2013
by Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac laments the passing of his favorite musician, Charlie Parker--two of my greatest inspirations. I could listen to Jack Kerouac's voice, wailing his rhythmic jazz-like words all day. Best music EVER! I really wish I could have been there when he read alongside Charlie Parker in those night clubs in the 50s. What magic that would be.
Jammed: 26th Oct 2013
I miss the old Garbage . When "2.0" came out, I was completely obsessed with it. I think it's because I had been dating a guy who changed and controlled me--down to the clothes I wore and the music I listened to--to the point where I had completely forgotten who I was. So this was the first album I bought after I dumped the excess baggage (a.k.a. the jerk). It helped me to define my love of music again. Moral? Don't date jerks who try to make you into someone you're not!
Jammed: 14th Oct 2013
We used to sing this in the car on the way to my babysitter's house when I was little. It was always playing on the radio when summertime rolled around. I had no idea who sang it, and just happened to come across it on youtube. So excited to finally know! :)
Jammed: 6th Aug 2013
Ahhhh :) Blocks out the noise in the library... Yes, I did say "noise" in the "Library." This IS a library, is it not? Truly, though, I do love this song, even when it's not blocking out noise. Actually, I love this entire album. It's one of the main albums I listen to when I write scenes in which my main character is about to meet their demise. Muahahahaha! It helps to build the tension. That, and an ol' fashioned, piping hot cup o' joe!
Jammed: 9th Jun 2013
by One Republic
To fully understand why I chose this song, go to: http://caroline-adele-obrien.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-battle-of-decibels-at-local.html Read "The Battle of the Decibels at the Local Starbucks!" And please, be the whistler today... not the sandwich man.
Jammed: 21st May 2013
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