Posts Tagged ‘Randy Newman’

New Beginnings

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Welcome one and all to CD WOW!’s fancy new blog!

My name’s Doogs, and I’m here to chat about anything about all things music, movies and gaming-related.

Hard Boiled DVD

Hard Boiled

We’ve figured with all the banter that goes around the office, we might want to solve our differences, like “What was the best band of the 00’s?” by getting like-minded people involved (Is it 00’s, or naughts?).

We’re getting stacks and stacks of new stuff in at CD WOW!, some of which you’ll recognise the artist, some not so much. You’re going to love the superstar bands, but has anyone shown you a local band that has the potential to be something huge later on? You could be in the know sooner than later.

Blockbuster films are always huge, but has anyone shown you any of John Woo’s classic films before he started making movies in America?

These are the issues that need to be discussed here, and we’re aiming to expose a few more artists to you as well to mix up your tastes in all things entertainment.

Mike Brightley

Mike Brightley

So to start things off, we’re going to put in our two cents about a guy from London who’s been getting some good airplay in the office.

Mike Brightley’s got a very smooth, mellow sound you could almost zone out to, which obviously shouldn’t be tested out at work. But at home, it’s perfectly allowed, and therefore a good addition to the ‘Songs To Listen To When I Can’t Fall Asleep’ list.

His EP Say It comes with three tracks. He’s also got a nice video clip to accompany his track Forlonging, singing on the storybook design and alongside dancing skeletons.

From time to time I’ll ask a question to see what the rest of you think. First question I wanna put out there to you all is this: ‘What is your favourite CD to listen to after a stressful day at work?’

Sea Change

Beck - Sea Change

Mine has to be Sea Change by Beck. He’s always been known for his albums to genre-hop, but after he broke up with his long-time girlfriend, he created this album in 2002 that just hits the spot.

Stress, love life, post-stubbing your toe, it’s all suitable. What do you reckon?

Any artists, big or small, let me know so I can make some arrangements to my music player at night. That’s what the brilliant this about the internet. Although modern technology loses the romance when instead of making a tape deck of the songs that best describe how you feel about your loved one, there’s an mp3 CD with every band’s discography. “Honey, listen to these songs. Then when you’re done, you can listen to his back catalogue.”

Who said romance is dead? It’s just been upgraded.

If you’re struggling, anything by Randy Newman will knock you out.

That, or want to watch Toy Story.

-    Doogs

PS: Check out our old blog for a bit of nostaliga. The bloggers before me found some good bands and movies. Plus the prices will have dropped since then, so win-win!

New release CDs out Monday August 4th

Monday, August 4th, 2008

New release CDs out Monday August 4th with free delivery from CD WOW!

The last post from baddad… it’s been emotional folks!

Extreme_saudadesExtremeSaudades De Rock
Extremely good value at Just £9.99!!
Saudades De Rock is pronounced “sow-dodge”. It’s Extreme’s first studio album in 13 years and will coincide with their first world tour in over 12 years.
This is the iconic rock foursome’s – vocalist Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, bassist Pat Badger and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo – fifth studio offering and was recorded at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with Bettencourt at the helm as producer and mixer.
The album boasts 13 tracks, including the infectious roar of ‘Star’, the groove-laden, swagger of ‘King’, a raw funk rock anthem called ‘Learn To Love’, and the expressive ballad ‘Ghost’. If you loved them back then, this is a must buy record!

Randy_newman_harpsRandy NewmanHarps And Angels
This price set by an Angel, How Much? Only £7.99!!
‘A Few Words In Defense Of Our Country’ Slinky, bluesy piano work, witty, laconic, half-spoken vocals and a bitter-sweet story about mortality; it sounds like vintage Randy Newman, but it’s actually a song from his new album, Harps And Angels written, Newman alleges with tongue firmly in cheek, to counter foreign criticism of our (The US) current administration.
The rest of the album is pretty good too!

Also look out for these bargain new release CDs, all delivered anywhere in the world free of charge, in next week’s chart:

Fancy something a bit different… check out the essential New Releases and Upcoming Releases on your very favourite CD WOW!