Songs that Talk to Each Other: Blue Jay Way vs. I Won’t Be Long

I like to nerd out and play Beck’s I Won’t Be Long  after The Beatles, Blue Jay Way (probably one of my top 10 Beatles songs) because I feel like they talk to each other (if songs could do that…) and I thought I was pretty cool for pairing the two, then I went to write this post, did a little Googling and found out plenty of other people made the same reference, but: 

I’ve been in a posting funk, and I still want to share it. Plus, through my internet research, I took a genuine look at the single artwork for I Won’t Be Long, and guess what I found, Paul and, what looks like Ringo hanging out (see here). I don’t buy singles because my ‘ballin’ on a budget’ lifestyle just can’t support that type of spending, so I wouldn’t have clued in otherwise #learningthings.

Now for the actually music:

  • It’s too difficult to find a good streaming version of the Beatles original (this post is just falling apart…), so I used a version from the Across the Universe movie way back when, I’d recommend listening to the original, either in the album or CD format (YouTube videos just aren’t the same), but you get the gist.


I’m ready for summer

With all the weird weather we’ve been having, this new wave of sunshine is exactly what I was waiting for.  Here is a playlist to kick start the summer, reveal the new blog design, and celebrate MUSIC BETWEEN FRIENDS being added as an Off The Grid blog for Toronto’s new mega-website THE GRID.

Katie and I have been contributing to the blog for over a year now and what started as a venue for us to share songs/bands that we were listening to among friends, is now looking like a real music blog.  Kind of?  Anyways, this playlist has some personal classics as well as new songs from bands I’m loving right now like Cults and Sleigh Bells.

01 The Shins - Sleeping Lessons
02 Gorillaz - Pirate Jet
03 Timber Timbre - Until the Night is Over
04 Sleigh Bells - Kids
05 The Kills - Future Starts Slow
06 The Strokes - Two Kinds of Happiness
07 The Beatles - Happiness is a Warm Gun
08 Mark Ronson and the Business Int'l - Somebody to Love Me
09 Vampire Weekend - I'm Going Down
10 Discovery - So Insane
11 Morrissey- I Don't Mind if you Forget Me
12 Wye Oak - The Altar
13 Cults - Most Wanted
14 TV Girl (DirtyGold cover) - OverBoard
15 MGMT - Pieces of What