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80 Piano Intros – David Bennett Piano

The Entertainer 0:13
Take the A Train
Mess Around
Hallelujah I Love Her So 0:32
Just a Gigolo 0:40
My Baby Just Cares For Me 0:45
Blue Rondo a la Turk
Money (That’s What I Want) 1:02
Cantaloupe Island 1:09
Linus and Lucy 1:19
She’s a Rainbow 1:25
Lady Madonna 1:39
Martha My Dear 1:48
Sexy Sadie 2:07
Hey Bulldog 2:20
Bridge Over Troubled Water 2:29
Let It Be 2:44
Close To You 2:58
Your Song
Maybe I’m Amazed 3:17
Imagine 3:30
Oh! You Pretty Things 3:42
Without You 4:00
Morning Has Broken 4:09
Lean On Me 4:20
The Great Gig in the Sky 4:32
Piano Man 4:49
Desperado 4:57
Firth of Fifth 5:15
Tubular Bells 5:24
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me 5:34
Seven Seas of Rhye 5:49
December, 1963 5:58
Mamma Mia 6:10
Year of the Cat 6:18
Money, Money, Money 6:28
Cold As Ice 6:37
Nobody Does It Better 6:46 *
Easy – Commodores 6:55
Vienna – Billy Joel 7:09
Hold the Line – Toto 7:24
Wuthering Heights 7:35
Because the Night 7:43
I Don’t Like Mondays 7:53

It Must Be Love 8:26
Don’t Stop Believin’ 8:35
Head over Heals – Tears For Fear 8:44
The Way It Is 8:54 *
Walking in Memphis 9:03
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You 9:12
Children – Robert Miles 9:27 *
You Do Something To Me 9:45
Don’t Look Back In Anger 9:56
Sunburn – Muse 10:09
Still D.R.E. 10:20
In The End – Linkin Park 10:27 *
Pyramid Song 10:37
The Luckiest – Ben Folds 10:57
Hallelujah 11:18
Clocks 11:26
A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
Feel – Robbie Williams
Mad World
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys 12:07
Everytime – Britney Spears
Bring Me To Life – Evanescence
This Love – Maroon 5
Breathe Me – Sia
Bad Day – Daniel Powter
Welcome To the Black Parade – My Chemical Romance
How To Save a Life – The Fray
Unfaithful – Rihanna
Starlight – Muse
Love Song – Sara Bareilles 14:03
To Build a Home – The Cinematic Orchestra 14:13
Halo – Beyonce 14:33
Someone Like You 14:47
Another Love – Tom Odell 15:04
All Of Me – John Legend 15:23
7 Years – Lucas Graham 15:32

Anti-Image as Preferred Image

“So, I hear you’re not really into the whole image thing,” she says.
“Not really,” I say, which of course couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s just that the image thing I am into is the anti-image thing.

Everything I’m Cracked Up To Be
Jen Trynin

It was 1994: post–Liz Phair, mid–Courtney Love, just shy of Alanis Morissette. After seven years of slogging it out in the Boston music scene, Jen Trynin took a hard look at herself and gave “making it” one last shot.

It worked. Suddenly Trynin became the spark that set off one of the most heated bidding wars of the year. Major labels vied for her, to the tune of millions of dollars in deals. Lawyers, managers, and booking agents clamored for her attention. Billboard put her on the cover. Everyone knew she was the Next Big Thing. But then she wasn’t.

In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snap­shots, Trynin captures what it’s like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. Everything I’m Cracked Up to Be is the story of a girl who got what she wished for—and lived happily ever after anyway.

RIP – Loretta Lynn – Fresh Air Interview With

‘Fresh Air’ remembers country superstar Loretta Lynn

Lynn, who died Oct. 4, grew up in poverty in eastern Kentucky and went on to have 16 No. 1 hits. Her life story was portrayed in the 1980 film Coal Miner’s Daughter. Originally broadcast in 2010.


This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross. Loretta Lynn, one of America’s most beloved and influential country music stars, died yesterday at her home in Tennessee. She was 90. Lynn was famous for her singing, her songwriting and her life story, told in the 1980 film “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The film was adapted from Lynn’s memoir, which described how she grew up in poverty in eastern Kentucky, became a wife at age 15 and, after having four children, started writing songs and performing. She made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry in 1960. Lynn became the first woman to be named entertainer of the year by the Country Music Association in 1972, and in 1988, she was inducted into the Country Hall of Fame. Sixteen of her songs reached No. 1 on the country charts. In her New York Times obituary, Bill Friskics-Warren wrote, quote, “Ms. Lynn built her stardom not only on her music but also on her image as a symbol of rural pride and determination. Her music was rooted in the verities of honky tonk country and the Appalachian songs she had grown up singing.”

Terry interviewed Loretta Lynn in 2010. A tribute CD had been released, which featured her songs recorded by The White Stripes, Steve Earle, Miranda Lambert and others. They started with Loretta’s first recording, “Honky Tonk Girl,” followed by the version on the tribute album performed by Lee Ann Womack.


LORETTA LYNN: (Singing) Ever since you left me, I’ve done nothing but wrong. Many nights, I’ve laid awake and cried. We once were happy. My heart was in a whirl. But now I’m a honky tonk girl. So turn…

Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer

JOHN TAYLOR: Robert Palmer wasn’t comfortable doing videos. “Addicted to Love” exemplified how he felt about it—it’s a video commenting on itself. He’s making fun of it. He didn’t really step outside of that. He did “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” and “Simply Irresistible,” and they’re both variations on “Addicted to Love.” He was a bit too old and self-conscious by the time videos became important.

JULIA BOLINO: Robert Palmer was very polite, very professional. His wife was there, so perhaps he had no choice.

MAK GILCHRIST: None of us felt we were being exploited in that video. That was a shock to me, when people said the video was demeaning to women. I thought the opposite; I thought we looked strong and quite scary.

I Want My MTV
Tannenbaum, Rob; Marks, Craig.

Out on the Tiles – Led Zeppelin Song – Idiom Explained

“Out on the Tiles” was mostly written by Bonham, who came up with the idea for the riffs that run through the track. The introduction was used to open live versions of “Black Dog” (from Led Zeppelin IV) and Bonham’s drum solo on the 1977 US tour.


Meaning of: to enjoy yourself at night by going out to nightclubs, parties, or bars

Origin: British English A to Zed” by Norman W. Schur says: “night on the tiles — Slang. This phrase is derived from the custom among cats of having fun at night on rooftops, which in Britain are often made of tiles.” Similar to “night on the town.

David Bowie – Considerate and Supportive Guy

Bruce Robb:
He was partying, having fun, but then during that period everybody was doing coke. It was unbelievable. He wasn’t close to the worst of the lot. I mean, I worked with Harry Nilsson for thirteen months, and that was tough. He was just doing what everybody else was doing. He was such a gentleman. He’d even pick up the trash after his sessions, which I’ve never seen another artist do, especially one of David Bowie’s stature. He would say it was his session so he should clear it up. He’d send Christmas cards every year, which looked like he’d made them himself.

Paul Smith:
… One time, a friend of mine’s eighteen-year-old son needed a suit, so he brought him into the Floral Street store. The boy tried the suit on, came out of the changing room, and looked into the big mirror we had. At the same time, the door to one of the other changing rooms opened and out walked David. “Wow, you look great!” he said to the kid. “You look really great, man!” And this boy nearly passed out, he went pale white! Nearly fainted! That was just David. He seemed to pop up everywhere.

David Bowie: The Oral History
Dylan Jones

(Excellent book. Highly recommended.)

Bono Picks 15 David Bowie Songs

1. Space Oddity – 1969
We walk onstage to this every night – like four astronauts.

2. The Man Who Sold the World – 1970
America fell in love with that song because of Kurt Cobain – a man who wouldn’t sell the world anything.

3. Changes – 1971
It’s not exaggerating to say, what Elvis meant to America, David Bowie meant to the U.K. and Ireland. It was that radical a shift in consiousness.

4. Five Years – 1972
This sounds likes it’s coming from the chanson tradition. Elsewhere on Ziggy Stardust, he talks about William Burroughs. I bought Naked Lunch, which is a hard read at 15. But Bowie made important introductions, just by talking about what turned him on.

5. Life on Mars – 1971
Bowie’s world was always full of intellectual and artistic static. Where he lived was a long way from where I lived in Dublin.

6. Starman – 1972
The first time I saw him was singing “Starman” on Top of the Pops. It was like a creature falling from the sky. Americans put a man on the moon. We had our own British guy from space — with an Irish mother.

7. Lady Grinning Soul
This is a beguiling and unusual David Bowie song. It’s already there, the black influence that would be on the next album. I’d be interested to hear what Roy Bittan [of the E Street Band] would think of that operatic piano part. Bowie was a big fan of Springsteen.

8. The Jean Genie – 1973
Every so often, Bowie goes up against Jagger. I love his take on blues and R&B — the discipline, that swing beat. The Smiths are born in that song too.

9. John, I’m Only Dancing – 1972
Again, I love the economy, this rockabilly beat. It’s not enough to be a great songwriter. You have to turn that song into a record, and that requires production and arrangement of a high order.

10. Young Americans – 1975
The great moment in this is that beautifully out-of-tune guitar break. I loved that.

11. Fame – 1975
I was fascinated by Bowie’s predicament in this song. This was a precious and precocious talent, wanting not to die stupid.

12. Warzsawa – 1977
I have powerful memories of meeting with my friend Gavin Friday in his living room on Monday nights to play music. We created our own world, listening to this album and trying to find out what it was about.

13. Heros – 1977
It encapsulates the thought that all lovers go through: They’re not alone and can take on the world. And it has Robert Fripp’s furious contribution on guitar.

14. Ashes to Ashes – 1980
The sonic innovation of Low and Heroes is becoming more pop. I remember figuring out how they got that ping-ping-ping piano sound – we ended up using it on “Lemon.”

15. Up the Hill Backwards – 1980
I chose this because it’s like my life.

What I’ve chosen from David Bowie is very strict. It’s my teenage life as a Bowie fan. I am still a Bowie fan. But this was when my heart and mind were very vulnerable to music. And these songs had a real impact. U2 owe him a lot. He introduced us to Berlin and Hansa Studios, to collaborating with Brian Eno. It’s the high singing, beyond your ‘man’ voice into the feminine. And there’s the staging, the attempt to be innovative. It has been pointed out that the Claw [the 360 stage] looks like the Glass Spider. Bowie wasn’t afraid to use scale, to dramatize things. His set list was not just a jukebox he could run through. It was drama.

From Rolling Stone’s The Playlist Issue – December 9, 2010

Let Go or Get Dragged. Embracing Change, David Bowie on

CARLOS ALOMAR: The trilogy—Low, “Heroes,” Lodger—changed my life forever. In adjusting myself to the methodologies that were used, and the new form of freethinking and linear thinking that I was exposed to, it changed me. They taught me that every time I came back to David, I needed to change. He wanted R&B, rock and roll, electronic music, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, romantic music. Stir the pot and out comes the Thin White Duke. He was such a restless person. He didn’t like being comfortable. Comfortable is genre-driven, and be careful, because it will outlive you and it will surpass you. David had a lovely saying, “Let go, or be dragged.” He was David 2.0, 3.0.

David Bowie: A Life
Dylan Jones

2014 – Pazz and Jop Poll – Top 50 Singles

Via Waybackmachine

1. Future Islands, “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
2. FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks”
3. Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
4. Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
5. Kendrick Lamar, “I”
6. ILoveMakonnen (ft. Drake), “Tuesday”
7. Sia, “Chandelier”
8. Charli XCX, “Boom Clap”
9. Beyoncé (ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie), “***Flawless”
10. DJ Snake (ft. Lil Jon), “Turn Down for What”
11. Perfume Genius, “Queen”
12. Flying Lotus (ft. Kendrick Lamar), “Never Catch Me”
13. Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
14. St. Vincent, “Digital Witness”
15. Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
16. Future (ft. Pharrell, Pusha T and Casino), “Move That Dope”
17. Alvvays, “Archie, Marry Me”
18. Run the Jewels (ft. Zack de la Rocha), “Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck)”
19. tUnE-yArDs, “Water Fountain”
20. The War on Drugs, “Red Eyes”
21. Caribou, “Can’t Do Without You”
22. Beyoncé (ft. Jay-Z), “Drunk in Love”
23. Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars), “Uptown Funk”
24. Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”
25. Tinashe (ft. Schoolboy Q), “2 On”
26. Courtney Barnett, “Avant Gardener”
27. Rich Gang (ft. Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan), “Lifestyle”
28. Iggy Azalea (ft. Charli XCX), “Fancy”
29. Sturgill Simpson, “Turtles All the Way Down”
30. Drake, “0 to 100/The Catch Up”
31. Ariana Grande (ft. Iggy Azalea), “Problem”
32. Dej Loaf, “Try Me”
33. Spoon, “Do You”
34. Usher, “Good Kisser”
35. Jeremih (ft. YG), “Don’t Tell ‘Em”
36. Jenny Lewis, “Just One of the Guys”
37. Beyoncé (ft. Nicki Minaj), “***Flawless (Remix)”
38. Hozier, “Take Me to Church”
39. Sleater-Kinney, “Bury Our Friends”
40. ILoveMakonnen, “Club Goin’ Up on a Tuesday”
41. Kira Isabella, “Quarterback”
42. Jenny Lewis, “She’s Not Me”
43. Spoon, “Inside Out”
44. Sharon Van Etten, “Your Love Is Killing Me”
45. Rae Sremmurd, “No Type”
46. Maddie & Tae, “Girl in a Country Song”
47. Cloud Nothings, “I’m Not Part of Me”
48. Rae Sremmurd, “No Flex Zone”
49. Lana Del Rey, “West Coast”
50. New Pornographers, “Brill Bruisers”