Thursday, December 20

ORKL Holiday Giveaway # 4 - Lucinda Williams

For my 4th holiday giveaway this year I am giving away the latest release by the lovely Lucinda Williams.

Lost Highway album link, West.

Once again I must thank Skye and Lost Highway Records for generously providing me with a new Lucinda disc to give away to one lucky reader.

In order to win this giveaway leave a comment telling me what your favorite Lucinda Williams album is. I will pick a winning comment on Dec. 27th and get the disc mailed out to you!

Friday, December 14

ORKL Holiday Giveaway # 3 ~ Annie Lennox

Having trouble getting into the holiday spirit? The legendary Annie Lennox is here to help! To follow up the release of her fourth solo record this year, Songs Of Mass Destruction, and the recent release of charity single, "Sing," we've teamed up with Ms. Lennox to offer her entire catalog with signed goods as the perfect holiday gift for music fans.

Annie Lennox Holiday Prize Includes:

- Diva (1992)

- Medusa (1995)

- Bare (2003)

- Signed Songs Of Mass Destruction (2007)

All you have to do to win this Annie Lennox holiday gift package is leave a comment here telling me your favorite Annie Lennox solo song and why you love it. I will pick a winner on Dec. 20th, the package will be mailed to the winner directly from our friends at Filter! Thanks to Tristen for helping me offer this great gift package!

Thursday, December 13

My Top 20 Albums of 2007

Some albums that were in the running but didn't quite make it are listed below. It was a superb year for music!

The Fiery Furnaces - Widow City
Soulsavers - It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land
Tori Amos - American Doll Posse
Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
Band Of Horses - Cease to Begin
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
The Broken West - I Can't Go On, I'll Go On
Son Volt - The Search
Cloud Cult - The Meaning of 8
Editors - An End Has a Start
Feist - The Reminder
Interpol - Our Love to Admire
The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Minus The Bear - Planet of Ice
Beastie Boys - The Mix Up
New Pornographers- Challengers
St. Vincent - Marry Me
Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris

Wednesday, December 12

Ryan Adams Winners!!

The first prize winner of the contest is Bambusa. "In My Time of Need" is a great song and I liked the way Bambusa stated that there was not an unnecessary note in the song. I gave it another listen and I could not agree more!
Bambusa said...
My favorite Ryan Adams song is "In My Time Of Need" from Heartbreaker. The production is perfect - quiet and introspective and there are no unnecessary notes to be heard. In fact, if you listen carefully, you can hear some flubbed notes. The song is timeless. It could have been written in the Oklahoma dustbowl or in the big open sky of Montana. The lyrics are heartbreaking.
My favorite lyric:"Cause when the calm comes down I take the truck on into town And buy whatever we can't seem to grow I work these hands to bleed cause I got mouths to feed And I got 15 dollars hid above the stove Will you say to me a little rains gonna come When the sky can't offer none to me Cause I will come for you When my days are through And I'll let your smile just off and carry me "
My second prize winner is Coltond, because "Rosalie Come & Go" is one that I thought no one would chose, and yet a personal favorite of mine.
coltond said...
had a hard time narrowing it down, but i'm going with "rosalie come & go."without paying attention to the lyrics, it's just a rollicking fun tune, but when you do, it's anything but... it's the juxtaposition that i dig...
I wish I had a prize for everyone that entered, but alas there were only 2. Thanks to everyone!!