Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Some Songs and Some Reasons

Hey Friends,

I gotta say - right now is yet another amazing time in music. There's so many great things happening and so many genres crossing over one another. The best part is being able to listen to them on the same playlist - knowing that they somehow all work.

I'll keep this one quick to let you check out the tunes instead of me talk too much about them. Please do at least try one out if you've come this far.

The first one is a massive chart topper in the UK right now - currently sitting at #2 on their National charts between Gaga and Bieber. It's a bloody banger...and I'm lovin it.
Tinie Tempah - 'Pass Out'

The next one is the current theme song to HBO's 'How to Make it in America'. It embodies the feel of the 70's yet fits perfect for NYC today.Aloe Blacc - 'I Need A Dollar'

This next track is a bit older now - but I recently heard it in the background of a scene from the TV series 'Parenthood'. Mike Snow - 'Animal' What a track.

'Nothin On You' is just a beautiful track and feel good hit for the season. It came on as I walked into a sneaker shop (said in an American accent) on Canal Street last Monday in New York. It's just a perfect pop song. B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars - 'Nothin' On You'

April came fast this year. Months ago I marked Friday April 2nd on my calendar as the date to see Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas' Toronto show. Well it's almost here and what better way to prepare that crank this bad boy on headphones. Julian Casablancas - '11th Dimension'

Those who know me will know that I can't write a list without the inclusion of at least one Oasis track. This is true - and so here's a beauty for you. I was given a stunning live recording entitled 'The Dreams We Have As Children' and it's a flawless Noel solo gig. I couldn't find the exact recording online to do it justice - but here's a version of 'Listen Up'.
Noel Gallahager - 'Listen Up' Thanks Rob

Thanks for reading and hopefully listening.

Gregg Stewart


  1. I really like Miike Snow's track "Silvia" if you havent heard it. Curious to see what Casablanca's live show will be like.

  2. yeah - diggin miike snow big time these days...and that is a killer track.
    Julian was amazing!!!! you must see!