Posts Tagged ‘Kissing Music’

Song Of The Quarter | Moon River by Frank Ocean | Q1

Monday, February 26th, 2018


It is truly a sign of the terrible times that many American youths have never wept uncontrollably to “Moon River,” the heartbreaking ballad “a very lovely, very frightened girl” strums on her fire escape in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Lucky for them, Frank Ocean, the elusive romantic we truly do not deserve, dropped a cover of the Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer classic just hours after Valentine’s Day. As originally performed by Audrey Hepburn, “Moon River” is a wispy ode to wanderlust and the immense opportunities “two drifters” find in the glorious unknown. But it becomes something far different in Ocean’s hands; as he showed on his 2016 cover of the Isley Brothers’ (and Aaliyah’s) “(At Your Best) You Are Love,” he is never content with simply imitating another artist.

Ocean’s version of “Moon River” trades Hepburn’s gentle sigh for bold and confident yearnings. As he warbles about the wild surrounding world, Ocean envisions his own self-realization through double-tracked new lines like “What I see, What I become.” Ocean’s only sin here is cutting the original’s detail about “my huckleberry friend,” a sweet allusion to the carefree innocence of childhood that feels right up his alley. (As he once sang, wisely, “We’ll never be those kids again.”) Ocean’s “Moon River” retains the enchanting comfort of the Hepburn original without sacrificing any of his genius. It’s the balm we never knew we needed.



One, two

Moon river, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style someday (someday, day)
A dream maker (maker, maker)
My heartbreaker (you heartbreaker)
Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ that way (the same, the same…)

Two drifters off to see the world
There’s such a crazy world to see
We’re all chasin’ after all the same
Chasin’ after our rainbow’s end

Moon river, wider than a mile
Crossin’ in style someday
My dream maker, heartbreaker
Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ the same

Two drifters off to see the world
It’s such a crazy world you’ll see
What I see, who I become
What I see, who I become
We’re all chasin’ after our end
Chasin’ after our ends


Life’s just around the bend, my friend
Moon river and me


You can look at the songs that I’ve selected as my songs of the year/quarter right here.

Lie With Me: Live w/ Ry X

Saturday, October 7th, 2017


hands down.  ry x is the playlist that is just simply sexy as hell.

afternoons, evenings, candles, a shower, massage, nap, kissing, spooning.

with someone or just to let your mind wander.

stay healthy.







click on the image below to download two mp3’s you can import into Spotify or iTunes


(click here to download two concerts)

Northern Wind | City & Colour | Song Of The Quarter | Q3 2017

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

This song is #12 on my “most played” songs in iTunes.  The lyrics haunt me in a good way.  Just love the sound of Dallas.  3 years ago today… it played in a earbud against a wall…  After the song finished she could take her hands off the wall.  I needed the entire song to figure out how she kissed and I needed a head-start.  As the story goes… Two hours later… we went for drinks and left being in front of  that wall.  What a fucking crazy night.  Mind blown.

So for the entire length of the song… I could stand there and kiss her and all she could do is stand against a wall with her hands to her sides.  Did I mention it was the first time I met her in person…

I’m late picking my song of the quarter this year.  We will call this Q3 of 2017.  I still can’t decide on a song that represents my 2nd quarter of 2017… I will think of that one and update the blog.

1-northern wind

“Northern Wind”

You’re the Northern Wind
Sending shivers down my spine
You’re like fallen leaves
In an autumn night

You’re the lullaby
That’s singing me to sleep
You are the other half
You’re like a missing piece

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
You don’t know
What you do to me

You are all four seasons
Rolled into one
You’re like the cold December snow
In the warm July sun

I’m the jet black sky
That’s just before the rain
Like the mighty current
Pullin’ you under the waves

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
You don’t know
What you do to me

I’m the darkest hour
Just before the dawn
And I’m slowly sinking
Into the slough of despond

Like an old guitar
Worn out and left behind
I have stories left to tell
They’re of the healing kind

Oh my love
Oh my love
Oh my love
If I could just
Find you tonight
If I could just find you tonight
Oh my love

Do do do [x5]

Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Black Oak | Because It’s There | 2017 | Q2

Bahamas | Lost In The Light | 2017 | Q1

Ry X | Berlin | 2016 | Q4

Leon Bridges | Coming Home + Better Man | 2016 | Q3

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2015 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

Music For Your Head-Holes | RY X | Wanna Lie Down? |

Saturday, September 24th, 2016


Excited for Ry X to come to Toronto and I find his music beautifully haunting.  That makes you want to relax, think, kiss someone, lie in the dark.

Sweat is one of those songs below.  I find it sexy.  If you look you will notice the lovely Lady India Bourne with him supporting his European Tour.

RY X is new to me… sort of a Bon Iver feel…  love both tracks above and the one below.

A Little Casual Chillout On A Fall Night

Friday, October 9th, 2015


A little sample of some songs that will be in the next Rattlebear mixtape below:

I’m digging the little grove of “Oh Wonder” and the vibe.  Everyone needs quiet nights with tiny beats at night.