There’s nothing like a day off from work to make you relish your freedom!
What are you listening to today?
Just the other day I was explaining to someone why I sometimes like the Glee version of songs better than the original. I’m a sucker for harmonies, and the way Glee arranges them really get to me.
Same with today’s song. I know it’s nearly sacrilege to say that you don’t love something that Kate Bush has done, and maybe it’s because I heard this version of the song before hers (yes, I have big gaps in my musical education), but to me this version is not just a cover, it’s a reimagining. It breathes so much life into the song. It makes it unforgettable. (Really, I dare you to get it out of your head.)
So, without further ado, The Futureheads covering “Hounds of Love.”
They’re one of my favorite bands, and one of the most fun bands to see (and travel to see) in concert. It’s been way, way, WAY too long since they were out here, though!
Do you ever like covers better than the originals? What are you listening to today?
Saturday night saw me in a bar populated with NYU students (and I’m far from a college student, let me tell you). When a familiar song, that I hadn’t heard in ages, came on: “More Than A Feeling” by Boston. And amusingly, one that so many of the younguns there wouldn’t even know.
But it seems fitting since I’ll be heading up to Boston on Thursday evening. So let’s take back the 80s!
I dare you not to tap your hands and feet along. 😉
What’s on your playlist today?
For various and sundry reasons, 2013 was kind of a huge bust. And I know, I know, that means I should so, so be looking forward to letting the door hit it on the way out, but I have been able to muster no enthusiasm for New Years.
Only a small part of the reason is that, once again, I’m single on New Years. And, sure, one could look at it as an excuse to go find someone to kiss at midnight, but, UGH. I’m too old and too over that. (Or maybe I’m just saying all this to have a good excuse to post this song.)
Either way, if I wind up doing something or if I don’t, this is going to be me New Years anthem. (But, if I could be half as awesome as this song and Robyn, I’d be doing quite well for myself.)
After all, “all adventurous women do.”
How was your year? Are you looking forward to New Years? What will your anthem be?
Lescop, the brainchild of Mathieu Peudupin (who was born the same year as me, finally, not a child!), do moody, atmospheric, French music like no one else. They released an EP in 2011 and then their full-length album in 2012.
La Forêt is the song that I listened to the most all autumn, but lately, it’s been this one on heavy rotation. (And it’s not narcissistic, I promise.)
(The only video I found was the long version, but it’s worth it!)
What do you think? What have you been listening to lately? Do your favorite songs on an album switch up?
Yesterday while I was doing blog work stuff, I had the TV on in the background and Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis came on. I’ve been dying to see Inside Llewyn Davis and knew the music would be right up my alley. (I mean, T Bone Burnett and Marcus Mumford?!) But then a group came on to perform that made me look up from my work and take note.
According to Wikipedia, the Milk Carton Kids are an indie folk duo from Eagle Rock, California, consisting of singers and guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, who formed the group in early 2011.
This song is the one that made me look up at the TV. The melody and harmonies were just so beautiful and wistful. I liked it even before I heard it was about New York. 🙂
What do you think? Do you like the new folk revival? Any new things you’re listening to?
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