Let’s pretend I, as an organized and responsible adult, actually posted this week’s Saturday Songbird on Saturday. We good? All right then. Happy Belated Birthday to the one and only, Amanda Fucking Palmer. One of my favorite songs of hers is the “Ukulele Anthem.” I can never stay sad listening to that song. And when… Read More Saturday Songbird (On Sunday): Rhapsodizing via Ukulele (Happy Belated Birthday, Amanda Palmer!)
Have you heard St. Vincent? Have you seen St. Vincent? Well, if you haven’t, here’s your treat for this otherwise dull Saturday: “Krokodil” (live) by St. Vincent. Here’s the studio version, if you want to actually hear the lyrics. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to showcase her awesomely tumbling around amongst her fans. You’re… Read More Saturday Songbird: Krokodil Dundee
When my grandparents took my sister and me on summer-long cross country road trips, it became a tradition to bring three key musical selections: a 9 CD set of the “fabulous fifties,” a 2 CD set of Neil Diamond – and a 2 CD set of Johnny Cash. That low, sad voice was a big part… Read More Saturday Songbird: I Will Make You… Hurt
Beck might be a Scientologist, but damn can he make good music (or at least could). If we were to compile a millennial music album – “Now That’s What I Call Millennial”? – this song would definitely be on it. Maybe I’m projecting. Maybe this would just go well on an album of my life. Hm. Eres un perdedor,… Read More Saturday Songbird: Beck’s Saying What I’m Feeling
Melanie Martinez is a boss ass bitch. ‘Nuff said. This is a prequel of sorts to her debut song and music video, “Dollhouse.” And I can’t stop listening to either. She made her breakout with her run on The Voice. I like her style. You can tell she has a good deal of say in the… Read More Saturday Songbird: Cry Baby, Cry Baby
I try not to feature a musician or a music group more than once, but Amanda Palmer is what my spirit animal strives to be, so I’d be remiss not to listen to my heart in sharing her work again. Recently, she released a Patreon-funded song inspired by and dedicated to a deceased best friend… Read More Saturday Songbird: Amanda Palmer’s Kickass, Authentic “Machete”
If you’re not familiar with the musical stylings of Storm Large, educate yourself. I got to see her live in Portland several years ago. I wasn’t familiar with her, but the energy of the crowd as they sang along to this song was electrifying, especially the “just the boys” part. She’s a classically trained rock star –… Read More Saturday Songbird: It’s OUR Vagina!
I don’t have much to say for this week’s Saturday Songbird. It’s dead week starting this coming Monday and my brain is very much deceased. So just take it away, Postmodern Jukebox, with your amazing rendition of “Seven Nation Army.” [Seriously, please. Take all the finals away.] Catch up on past editions of Saturday Songbird! (Or… Read More Saturday Songbird: I’m Gonna Fight ’em Off (Dead Week Blues)
I’m not gonna lie – nor am I going the “guilty pleasure” route: I’ve found recent Justin Bieber tunes to be quite catchy. While he’s still pretty vacuous, he’s come a long way from his teeny-bop “Baby, baby, baby, ooo” days. However, I’m not here to feature the Biebs – I’m here to feature Siddhant… Read More Saturday Songbird: “Sorry,” Beliebers – This Version’s Got Him Beat
I’m nearing the end of my (nearly) penultimate quarter of college. And what better way to help get me through these dark days than with some spirited tango-type music? Inspired by a post from BeeHive Your Life, I’m heading into this weekend determined to get shit done and not let work, school, and the inherent meaningless… Read More Saturday Songbird: Let’s Tango, Baby
It’s Valentine’s weekend, everyone. So go out and get lucky, whether it’s with your somewhat significant other(s) or with a carton of Ben and Jerry’s. Just do it. Here’s a cute and irreverent song by the witty and lyrically talented Matt Mulholland, “When We Kiss.” He reminds me of Michael Buble, if Buble had a New… Read More Saturday Songbird: When We Kiss… It’s Not What You Think (Valentine’s Weekend Special)
Welcome to another edition of Saturday Songbird, where we feature a song that either represents our zeitgeist of the week (“zeit-week?”) or just titillated our ears/brains recently. This was another semi-stressful week with midterms plus the starting of a new job (a retail one at that). So for all y’all else who had a semi-stressful… Read More Saturday Songbird: It’s Business, It’s Business Time!