By Cameron M.
As the tag line for the movie Alien goes, “In space, no one can hear you scream.” I’ve always wanted to go to space. Maybe even attend a concert on the moon someday, and call it “Moonstock.” That would be super dope. Except, the absence of an atmosphere prevents sound from travelling across the surface of the moon…. bummer. Maybe the music being performed could be broadcast via radio wave and played through the boss sound system I would have hooked up in my spacesuit. If this theoretically impossible concert were ever to be organized, here are five songs that are all available for free download right now on Freegal that I would request to be played at Moonstock.
Spiritualized – Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space (Can’t help falling in love)
When booking this stellar festival, the band Spiritualized would have to bat leadoff. As The Earth rose above The Moon’s horizon and behind the main stage, their song, “Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space,” would serve to set the tone for the entire show perfectly. The lyrics from Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling in Love” are sung in canon behind the main verse, creating a beautifully dissonant, albeit understated, backdrop. Continue reading “Freegal – Five for Free – Spaced Out Edition”
By Cameron M.
Each week, all Seattle Public Library card holders are entitled to five free MP3 downloads through Freegal. In this post, I’ll highlight five songs that are connected through the artists involved. Continue reading “Freegal: Five for Free (Connect the Dots Edition)”
~ posted by Cameron M.
Due to recent changes in the matrix, Seattle Public Library patrons are now allowed five free song downloads a week from Freegal, up from the previous allotment of three weekly downloads. Let’s take a look and see what’s available. Continue reading “Freegal: Five for Free”
In this summer’s most enjoyable movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill (aka Star Lord) is an Earthling snatched away from his home as a child in the Eighties and thrown into a life of crime and adventure on faraway alien worlds. His only reminders of his life on Earth and his beloved mother are his Walkman and precious cassette tape, Awesome Mix Vol.1. Now, you could just put a hold on a copy of the CD of this wonderful soundtrack, but wouldn’t be more fun to assemble your own on Freegal Music? Here are three for free to get you started! Continue reading “Three for Free: Guardians of the Galaxy edition”
by Library Staff
Are you tired of cookie-cutter songs with interchangeable melodies, sung by manufactured celebrities packaged in sound-bite-sized pieces? If so, I invite you to listen to one song which is the complete antithesis of this: “Isn’t It a Pity” by Nina Simone, from the album Emergency Ward (also available on Freegal). Continue reading “Isn’t It a Pity”