OT: Music Recommendations for Some MGoBloggers

OT: Music Recommendations for Some MGoBloggers

Submitted by chatster on July 22nd, 2014 at 9:54 AM
MGoBlog occasionally has offered me some nice introductions to music of all varieties from pop to hip hop, and from synth-rock/techno to country and everything else along the musical spectrum that I’ve never heard before, but that I’ve liked on first listen.  A few years ago, right before what some considered to be the ignominious final season for Michigan football's previous coaching regime, I discovered the band Rilo Kiley’s song A Better Son/Daughter thanks to a Michigan Football Hype Video that was posted on MGoBlog.
While reading here this morning that Damien Harris's ship might have sailed for Michigan Football, I got one of those mass email messages from Jenny Lewis, Rilo Kiley’s lead vocalist, alerting me to her new solo album called The Voyager, produced by Ryan Adams and available for preview on NPR.  One reviewer has called it a “tribute to the history of studio rock.”  She's performing tonight and tomorrow in Michigan. LINK
DISCLOSURE:  I do NOT know or have any personal connection to Jenny Lewis.  I am NOT affiliated with her record company, her producer, her management organization, her promoters, NPR or anyone who might gain from my posting this message. 

Sometimes in the morning

Sometimes in the morning

Submitted by JonSobel on November 26th, 2010 at 4:10 PM

I am petrified and can't move, awake, but cannot open my eyes

And the weight is crushing down on my lungs I know I can't breathe and hope someone will save me this time.

And your mother's still calling you insane and high swearin' it's different this time

And you tell her to give in to the demons that possess her, that God never blessed her insides.

And you hang up the phone and feel badly for upsetting things, crawl back into bed to dream of a time

When your heart was open wide and you loved things just because like the sick and the dying.....

And sometimes when you're on, you're really fucking on, and your friends they sing along and they love you

But the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap, and it teases you for weeks in its absence

But you'll fight and you'll make it through, you'll fake it if you have to, and you'll show up for work with a smile

You'll better and you'll be smarter and more grown up and a better daughter or son and a real good friend

You'll be awake. You'll be alert. You'll be positive though it hurts. And you'll laugh and embrace all your friends

You'll be a real good listener you'll be honest you'll be brave

You'll be handsome

and you'll be beautiful.

You'll be happy

Your ship may be coming in. You're weak but not giving in to the cries and the wails of the valley below.

Your ship may be coming in. You're weak but not giving in, and you'll fight it.

You'll go out fightin all of em.

Go Blue!  Be brave!  Be beautiful!  Beat Ohio State!

Marching Band arrangement of Better Son/Daughter?

Marching Band arrangement of Better Son/Daughter?

Submitted by gpsimms not to… on August 13th, 2010 at 4:59 PM

I know MMB people have asked people before for ideas for the 4th quarter song, and I would be shocked if no one had suggested this song.  It seems like the percussion in the song should translate pretty smoothly to a marching band arrangement.  I can see the whole student section singing along (your friends just sing along...),

Anyway, if this suggestion has been made, then add my signature to the nomination form.  If no one has, then let's get on this MMB!