Freegal – Five for Free – Spaced Out Edition

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)

Find Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space in the Freegal DatabaseWhen 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”

Freegal: Five for Free (Connect the Dots 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)”

Three for Free: Guardians of the Galaxy edition

Click here to view Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Volume 1 in the SPL catalogIn 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”

Isn’t It a Pity

by Library Staff

Click here to find Emergency Ward in the SPL catalog Click here to access Baltimore on FreegalClick here to find The Best of Nina Simone in the SPL catalog
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”