Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tom Waits

I'm running low in free time and consequently I'm offering up a bunch of older music. Here's a great song. Gotta run.

mp3 : Tom Waits - Day After Tomorrow


Monday, January 29, 2007

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Joseph Arthur

I've had a slight infatuation with Joseph Arthur since I first discovered his artwork, mainly paintings and mixed media. It was later that I realized his talent as a musician easily eclipses his talent as a painter. But I reckon both forms of creative expression feed each other.

This song is off of Joseph Arthur's latest release, Nuclear Daydream, and it's contains all the classic sounds of a typical Arthur song. And I really like the repetition of the lyrics "I'm no longer who I was, no longer who I thought I was." According to this song, time is moving on, and so am I.

mp3 : Joseph Arthur - You Are Free

[sorry for the lack of pictures and the lack of links to buy the music. as of now the internet access is still limited at best here in asia and i cannot upload photos or access amazon.]

Friday, January 26, 2007

Joni Mitchell

Well, my internet is still almost completely broken. They estimate that it'll be fixed sometime around the middle of February. It makes my heart sad.

And in honor of this sadness I thought I would post a song by a woman who seems trapped in eternal melancholy. She writes poignant melodies that can move a person to tears and they never seem to fail to capture a real piece of life.

Enjoy it, even if it makes you sad.

mp3 : Joni Mitchell - Blue

Thursday, January 25, 2007

J Tillman

I'm sick and my internet has been moving incredibly slow the past couple of days.

I just wanted to post another song, this time by a great artist who goes by the name J Tillman. It's a piano based song that feels a bit like a good morning smile. It's easy on the ears and would easily fit into the soundtrack of my life. I can just imagine it playing over footage of me reminiscing. And that would be wonderful.

mp3 : J Tillman - Crooked Roof


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Elvis Perkins

Another day has passed and another post has barely squeeze through the information gauntlet to find its way to this page.

Today I bring you Elvis Perkins, again with no picture, for your listening pleasure. I'm up early this morning because I have a horrible cough that makes it almost impossible to sleep. I'm groggy and bored and it's rather chilly in my room so I'm keeping this post short.

This song has a nice little folk guitar quality to it and I guess I would parallel Mr. Perkins work with that of Damien Jurado or Asher Lev. Download the song and enjoy.

mp3 : Elvis Perkins - While You Were Sleeping


Monday, January 22, 2007

De Novo Dahl

Internet, still broken.
Picture upload, not working.
Fileserver, offline.

Yousendit... suprisingly coming through big for both me and you on this glorious and gray afternoon. I hope you enjoy the music.

I don't remember how or when I first stumbled across this band, but this song is excellent and their sound is worthy of a listen. Enjoy the song and have a great day.

mp3 : De Novo Dahl - Shout


Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Killers

Still fighting a bad internet connection, hence no pictures in any of these posts, and a broken filehost, hence no multiple song uploads. It takes almost a half hour to upload a single song, and that's if it works the first time, so cut me some slack.

Here's a remix of the Killer's song When You Were Young. It's a remix by Jacque Lu Cont who made his name while making Thin White Duke remixes of pop music. This effort of his is a slow build and takes some patience for the first couple of minutes as subtle synth and echo effects can be a bit, well, slow at times. But the payoff at just over two minutes and thirty seconds into the song is well worth the wait.


mp3 : The Killers - When You Were Young (Jacque Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)


The Carpenters

So I am still fighting a little crash over at my filehost. But fear not, there is still music to be found here at The World Forgot. The only problem is that I had previously uploaded about a full month's worth of music to my host, which is now all unavailable.

Instead you're getting some classic tracks from way back. And yes, this song does have to do with Christmas, but you're getting it anyway. It's been sitting proudly on my desktop since my girl sent it to me and I thought it was time to return that favor to the masses.

Enjoy some class in your playlist today. Music like this doesn't happen all that often.

mp3 : The Carpenters - Merry Christmas Darling

I'll get back to the twenty first century when my host comes back online


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Damien Rice

Well, while I wait for the underwater fiber optic cables to be repaired, not to mention my fileserver is going through some allegedly massive overhauls, I'm relegated to posting short little rants about worldwide internet and how thoroughly bad their service is.

All that aside I might have found a loophole to jump through for the next couple of weeks. And that loophole is ye old Yousendit. I'm old enough to remember when Yousendit was the king of the hill, before upstarts like Gigasize, MyDataBus, and Filelodge [etc. etc. etc.] undercut their user base.

Anyway, I'm not even sure if I posted this song before. In some trick of the twentieth century I'm not able to post to my blog but I can't view it. It's really rather hilarious. But as funny as that may be this song is not. It's Damien Rice with his partner in crime Lisa Hannigan singing their own special rendition of Silent Night. I know Christmas is long gone, but this song is worth a listen at any point in the year.


mp3 : Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan - Silent Night

note : above file is hosted on yousendit and will only be available for a short time


Friday, January 19, 2007

My Internet is Dead

Hey hey, I'll be surprised if this publishes. I currently reside in a large Asian country that has had severe internet problems since an undersea earthquake off of the coast of Taiwan on December 27, 2006.

I'm doing fine, it's just the blog is floating dead on the information super pile up. They claim it'll be sorted out in a couple of weeks, sometime around the middle of February. Until then my posts will be sparse at best.

Carry on getting your music elsewhere for awhile. The World Forgot shall return and shall return with a vengeance.