Here’s the first part of a two-part collection of some good “clothing” songs:
“Shirt” by The Belle Brigade:
“The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Sinead O’Connor:
“My Sarong” by Noise Addict:
“Famous Blue Raincoat” by Leonard Cohen (cover by Z Berg):
“Tight Tee Shirt” by Benji Hughes:
“Somebody Else’s Clothes” by Rilo Kiley:
“New Shoes” by Paolo Nutini:
Zac Hanson + family:
Z Berg + parents (her dad, Tony Berg, is producer & former A&R for Geffen):
Maria Taylor + parents (her dad writes jingles for commercials):
Lady Gaga + dad:
Taylor Hanson + family:
Ben Lee + wife:
Ben Kweller + wife + son:
Songs that have titles of months are usually interesting. Today’s post features songs about the month of June.
“June on the West Coast” by Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst):
“June Gloom” by The Like:
“June” by Pete Yorn:
At a live concert, stage banter is an important element of the show. Likewise, band interviews should not be boring/dull.
Here are three funny band interviews from YouTube:
1. Uh Huh Her
This is a snippet from an interview from 2008. The interviewer asked the question “Do you have any vices?”
3. The Like
This is the funniest interview of the three: It’s from 2006. Simon Amstell hosts this British fake/joke radio show, and Z doesn’t seem to be in on the joke.
Update: This video is gone from the internet forever 🙁
After months of waiting, all female pop/rock band The Like are back! With a great new MySpace and announcement of their tour with the Arctic Monkeys, The Like are back. Z Berg remains on vocals and guitar, Tennessee Thomas continues to drum, and 2 new members — Reni Lane (organ) and Laena Geronimo (bass) — have replaced old bassist Charlotte Froom.
Head over to The Like’s Myspace to listen to four brand new songs! “Wishing He Was Dead” and “He’s Not A Boy” retain The Like’s signature atmospheric vocals, slightly distorted guitars, and powerful drumming. But, listeners get even more with the added organ and skillful production of Mark Ronson. The added layers enhance The Like’s sound and make them a musical powerhouse. Berg’s vocals are clearer, stronger, and more assured than on The Like’s 2005 debut Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?
The electric version of “Release Me” shines with Berg’s emotive, vulnerable lyrics and the uncommon drum beat throughout the song. Note: “Release Me” was removed from The Like’s MySpace, but hopefully it will be put back up!
The last song is, in my opinion, the very best: “Narcissus in a Red Dress.” With allusions to Humpty Dumpty and Macbeth, the lyrics are quite clever. Just as importantly, the drums and guitar work together to create a catchy beat and melody. Berg’s aching voice creates the perfect balance between pain and vengeance. The subject of the song, perhaps “you clever little charlatans” — or was that “Charlotte-ans” — is mysterious and intriguing.
Catch The Like, with their new songs and lineup, on tour with the Arctic Monkeys now. Click here for tour dates and ticket information!