My Morning Jacket – Gideon (Live)

Based off of the new Okonokos double CD album, this compilation of wonderful songs by My Morning Jacket is a superb way to discover why this band is quite possibly the best live rock band out today.

The song is called Gideon.  Gideon was a warrior king told in the Book of Judges in the Bible, which stated that God commanded him to raise an army and attack the neighboring Midianites and Amalekites.  Read more about Gideon at Wikipedia.  It’s a fascinating tale, and the song is amazing, especially hearing it live.

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Emanuel – Mayonaise

Smashing Pumpkins Tribute: The Killer in YouWhile listening to Pandora I heard a song that was a cover of The Smashing Pumpkins’s “Today” which I thought was really good.  I haven’t heard any covers of SP’s music before, so I checked and saw that it was off of a tribute album called The Killer in You.

After purchasing the album, I went straight to one of my favorite songs on the Siamese Dream album, Mayonaise.  The cover is by Emanuel, and I thoroughly enjoy how they did it, although I’ll always treasure the original version, which has special meaning to me growing up as a teen listening to their music.

Here’s the Smashing Pumpkins cover of Mayonaise:

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M83 – Don’t Save Us from the Flames

Space opera rock, there wasn’t much of it after Pink Floyd, but M83 (which is just one man) has really given it a style all their own with their “Before the Dawn Heals Us” album.  It spans the highest joys to the lowest sorrows, and sometimes does it in a single song.  On this album is a lot of fantastic songs, and the one I have up for listening today is one of the best.  The music video for it is just as awesome.  You can check it out at Youtube (do a search for M83.)  The album is the kind that grows on you very quickly with each listen.

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422 New Mashups Uploaded

Update: There are now 2,748 songs. As a thank you reward for a donation to help with bandwidth from sharing the whole collection, you get access to all of the songs, which totals 18GB. See the Tunes page for more details.

I’ve uploaded 422 new mashups for you to enjoy listening to via streaming over on the Tunes page. These tunes are great for parties, but you can listen by yourself to get a new take on old songs. If you’re unfamiliar with mashups, read this Wikipedia entry on the subject. Also, please don’t contact me asking to download these. I can’t honor every request, as I don’t have the bandwidth to spare for everyone that wants these. Enjoy!