Meera-Devi and The Mad Terran's Music Blog

Friday, September 30, 2005

Evening Stroll

Greetings: This is part two of "Strut Your Stuff" that became another mix for my advisor. I don't have much to say about it except enjoy.
Cheers,
-meera

Play list

1 - The Doors - Break on Through
2 - Nicola Conte - Bossa Per Due
3 - Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
4 - Aerosmith - Walk with this way
5 - Lambchop - Jan 24
6 - Tori Amos - God
7 - Amon Tobin - Switch
8 - Cure - A Forest (Mark Saunders Mix) remixed by John Digweed
9 - Peter Licht - Sonnendeck
10 - Moby - Porcelain
11 - Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
12 - The Beatles - Twist and Shout
13 - Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
14 - Space with Cerys of Catatonia - The Ballad of Tom Jones
15 - Aimee Mann - Red Vines
16 - Cream - White Room
17 - Led Zeppelin - D'yer Mak'er
18 - O.A.R. - Sometimes I Drink


Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Memoir of a Pink Floyd Fan boy

Oh My GOD!

No, I'm not going to gush for a dozen pages about the greatness that is this band. I'm saving that one for another post, actually. But I think my statements regarding them v. Led Zeppelin v. Queen have been well documented (though I can't remember if on this site.) Through my wanderings through the Pink Floyd world, I came across http://www.thedoctor.cc/, which is basically a guy who's been doing Floyd only shows for a while, apparently and recently entered the realm of podcasting (which apparently is what we do on this site). So if you're into Floyd and want to hear some oddities from them, enjoy.

Eventually, I'll get around to doing my own, but I'll make mine more of a primer for the un-initiated.

I also did my second, and first annouced show. We had about six stop in and listen at one point or another. The highest connected at one point was 4. If there's enough people on, and I'm bored enough, we'll do another one Saturday night.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Patrick's Mixing It Up

I'm so excited to announce that Patrick is doing another ShoutCast for all you happy people on Tuesday (9/27) night from 10 pm - 12 am.

http://www.shoutcast.com/directory/?s=mad+terran+music

Put the kids to bed, set the work aside, mix a drink and listen to Patrick mixing it up with some of the best selections his collection has to offer.

It’s going to be a great show, but it will be even better if you send him your requests via AIM (username: TheTainishOne). And remember, no song is too silly or too weird for ShoutCast! Be bold, be daring, and send us your requests!

We should also have a kooky chat going on as well, so stop on by, and chat us up on AIM (TheTainishOne and DilliaDigweed).


This ends your public service announcement. You may resume your normally scheduled activities.
Cheers,
-meera

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Indian Summer

Today I planned to run an experiment with the new set of drugs (no, not cocaine) I made on Thursday. Those plans fell through since I spent most of today recovering from a terrible hangover and enormous embarrassment of last night’s adventures. Analyzing data was out of the question and reading boring journal articles didn’t look too promising either. Unable to function today, I opted to spend my day listening to music and working on a mix.

In a previous post (see “Indian Invasion”), I noted that I wanted to put together a mix using only Indian music. Some will notice that, like most music, Indian music has a typical introduction, climatic high point, and resolution. Typically, the rhythm changes as the piece progresses, while it tests the skills of the musician. As a side note, the music itself is not terrible easy to listen to and requires a bit of concentration and attention.

Last month, I chose some tracks that ranged from classical Indian music (e.g., Tabla Beat Science AKA Zakir Hussain and Anoushka Shankar) to electronic music that used Indian instrumentation, rhythms, and melodies (e.g., Joi, Badmarsh & Shri). On Friday night I came back to the chosen tracks and arranged them the best way possible. Inspired by master DJs, Sasha, John Digweed, Hernán Cattáneo and others, I challenged myself by layering the songs at the beginning and end in an attempt to create a continuous mix rather than something pieced together with breaks between each song. I still have a lot to learn about making continuous mixes, but practice makes perfect.

I hope you enjoy this mix.

Cheers,
-meera

Play list
1 - A. R. Rahman - Mumbai Theme Tune
2 - The Beatles - Within You, Without You (Instrumental)
3 - Badmarsh & Shri - Mathar
4 - Indian Vibes - Mathar (R. Fearless Mix)
5 - Tabla Beat Science - Palmistry
6 - Mungal - Roshni
7 - Anoushka Shankar - Tilak Shyam
8 - Talvin Singh - Butterfly
9 - Richie Havens - Something Else Again
10 - Joi - Journey
11 - Jolly Mukherjee & Madras Cinematic Orchestra - Kirwani
12 - Tabla Beat Science - Alla

For those using a fast internet connection (i.e., cable, DSL), download the 64-mb .mp3 file.

DJ Dillia - Indian Summer

For those using a slow internet connection (i.e., dial-up), download the WinRAR files. Download all files before attempting to extract the .mp3 file. If downloaded and extracted correctly, one .mp3 file should be extracted. If you do not have WinRAR installed, visit http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm to obtain a setup file.

DJ Dillia -08- Indian Summer.r00
DJ Dillia -08- Indian Summer.r01
DJ Dillia -08- Indian Summer.r02
DJ Dillia -08- Indian Summer.rar

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Strut Your Stuff

As I put together these mixes, I try to challenge myself with each mix that compile. The featured mix for this post is no doubt a fine example of such a challenge. My undergraduate advisor walks in the park and asked if I could put together a mix together for her walk. Her only request was that the mix should sound upbeat, which is completely understandable given that you don’t want to listen to downbeats and choppy music during exercise.

Although I’ve known her for a few years and she’s a very good friend, I have no clue what sort of music she listened to and what she would listen to during a walk in the park. I do know that she’s willing to listen to everything, which gave me a wealth of freedom in my song selection. The challenge became selecting tracks that struck a balance between walking music, tracks that were fun and upbeat, while infusing some of her personality as perceived by me into this mix.

I was completely thrilled at this challenge because I wanted to test my skills and abilities. On the onset, I picked an hour’s worth of music, such that each of the tracks would work beautifully in any particular mix CD. When I finally started arranging the tracks, I came up with terrible flow issues in that the mix stuttered, which would result in a disruption of the pace you set for yourself. After listening to several different arrangements, the rhythm or pace between tracks wasn’t the problem, but the melodies between instruments and songs did not flow and transition well. I then proceeded to select more tracks that would make 2 hours of music. From there, I started sorting between files and decided what this mix should contain. Three days later and many hours of listening to these tracks, I came up with a mix that not only reflected my advisor’s upbeat and warm personality and an attempt to function as an exercise mix, but also a mix that reflected my interests. By the end of Monday evening, I was pleased with my arrangement. I hope all the listeners are satisfied, too.

Cheers,
-meera

Play list
1 - Beck - Where It's At
2 - Sarah McLachlan - Sweet Surrender
3 - Keane - Sunshine
4 - Coldplay - Speed of Sound
5 - U2 - Mysterious Ways
6 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Blue on Black
7 - Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
8 - Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way?
9 - Blue Man Group - I Feel Love (Featuring Venus Hum)
10 - Moby - Bodyrock
11 - Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)
12 - Bare Naked Ladies - One Week
13 - Santana - Corazón Espinado
14 - The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
15 - Dave Matthews Band - Jimi Thing
16 - Bob Marley - One Love

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Soundgarden v. Joni Mitchell

I'm sure you would think that it wouldn't work, but my god, it does. I was digging online for a song that I heard on the radio that I should have known was CSN&Y doing "Woodstock." In that search, I found a file that took Joni Mitchell's vocals and put them over Soundgarden's "Like Suicide." I don't know who Scott Murray is, Google didn't tell me much, but I really like what this DJ put together. I would never have thought these two would have worked, so I offer it up here. It strangely enough makes Joni sound like McLauchlan or Amos with the backing. It sure as hell puts Evanescence or even Nightwish to shame.

Like Woodstock

The second song I'm putting up is a random track I've found time and time again that I love, but it woefully miss labeled. It's called "Spaceship Blues" but it's definitely not by Jim, Jimi and Joplin. As far as anyone can tell, the three never performed together seriously (though I saw some speculation about a bar gig). I've got a CD of some "jamming" Jim Morrison did with Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy in a bar in New York in about 1968, but this definitely isn't from that. The song is a lot of fun though, but it sounds like a more recent track. If the creator of the track is reading this, please drop me a line so I can thank you in person and we can set this minor mystery to rest.

Spaceship Blues

Finally, there's a final track that I won't bother to add here. It is often mislabelled when you go searching for it, but Pink Floyd never seemed to do "House of the Rising Sun." That random file is actually done by a fairly obscure sixties band called Frijid Pink: which you will hear on this website one of these days since it is currently my favourite version of this song. It's a kick ass song performed by a kick ass Detroit band. I almost fainted like the sixties rock fanboy I am when I saw and bought the album with that song on it in Blue Note.

That's all for now, just a quick one for the evening. Expect some shows to come along shortly.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Shoutcast: Songs you can sing along too

I managed to get Shoutcast to work with my DSL provider. Meera, myself and Kammie and Kammie's Aunt had fun with a long, impromptu show that went on for a couple hours. I'm hoping to do this fairly often, say once a week once all the kinks are tweaked and we'll have a AIM chat going for commentary and request. Maybe once in a while, we'll be able to pull off an album played on the turntable.


1. Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused
2. The Flaming Lips - Fight Test
3. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
4. Blake Shelton - Some Beach
5. The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
6. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
7. Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
8. Parliament - Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)
9. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
10. Bloodhound Gang - Fire Water Burn
11. Spacehog - In The Meantime
12. Pink Floyd - Bike
13. Doors - Hello, I Love You
14. Tool - Stinkfist
15. Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson & Clover
16. Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
17. Prince - Purple Rain
18. Lenny Kravitz - American Woman
19. Green Day - Basket Case
20. Spin Doctors - Two Princes
21. Iggy and the Stooges - Gimme Danger
22. The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
23. Clash - London Calling
24. Sparklehorse - Wish You Were Here
25. Big Star - The Ballad of El Goodo
26. Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman No Cry
27. Rasputina - Wish You Were Here
28. cracker - guarded by monkeys
29. Cure - Lovesong

Friday, September 16, 2005

The Rach 3: Shaking Up Quiet Mornings

As soon as I get up, I turn on my computer and load up a play list on Winamp to get through the morning. For me, this is on par with waking up and turning on the coffee machine. Sometimes the play list is a mix I am working on or just some random tracks/albums I am currently interested in or leftovers from the previous night. Typically, I leave Winamp on “shuffle” track selection in order to get variety; this feature becomes important later. Some, particularly my mom, may suggest that this is a terrible habit, and mornings should be quiet and soothing. I disagree and figured that since mornings are typically chaotic anyways, why not up the anti, and listen to pulsating music that should be intended for clubs and big parties. Some people wake up with coffee; I wake up with dance music. I have not decided which is healthier, but I prefer music.

This morning, I reflected on my mom’s opinions of my music and opted to listen to some classical music. Stereotypically, one may think that classical music is calming and relaxing. While this may be true, if the music is good, soothing or not, you are going to fidget in time with the music, i.e., finger and/or foot tapping, head bopping, and swaying. Somehow, in the midst of trying to calmly start my day, I managed to head bop and tap my feet to the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concert No. 3, affectionately referred to as the Rach 3, while I ate breakfast, steeped afternoon tea in my thermos, and packed my book bag. My attempt to start the day with tranquility failed, not because this particular piano concerto is heavy on difficulty, notes and chords, but rather because it actually “moves”. The Rach 3 is composed in such a way that it is not a stagnant piece, but rather intense and bursting with rhythmic melodies. Various sub-melodies interplay with each other to create a piece that flows consistently and smoothly, yet keep a pace. Rhythmically, it has a great pace from start to finish, such that you wish there was no end, leaving you feeling like there should be something more. The rhythm in the piano concerto brings me to another point: I could not help but wonder how the audience/ would react if a DJ were to spin Rach 3 on his/her decks. Would the happy clubbers keep dancing or would they just stop and shout “WTF”?

As the first movement completed, the strangest occurrence suddenly happened. Winamp never progressed to the second movement. It went straight to “Holographic Universe” by Thievery Corporation because my playlist on Winamp was set on “shuffle”. What astounded me, as I was shoveling Cheerios into my mouth, was the flow of Rach 3’s second movement to “Holographic Universe”. Simply put, both pieces worked well together in my head. The rhythm from the Rach 3’s first movement to “Holographic Universe” apparently matched, and for a split second, I did not notice that the second movement never started. (I posted the tracks for everyone to listen to what I'm talking about.)

As this happened, I had a strange epiphany at 7:30 am and wondered what would happen if Rachmaninoff were to compose the piano concerto now in 2005 instead of 1909? Rhythmically, the Rach 3 may be relevant to typical electronic dance music, especially if remixed properly. Why aren’t DJs, particularly house-trance-progressive DJs incorporating more classical music in their remixes? Is this practice too­­ unconventional and will it raise too many hairs? I should note that few classical pieces were remixed, most notably, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings by William Orbit, which, according to All Music Guide, appeared on 41 electronic and/or rock compilations. Another classical remix cd was terrible and emphasized the beats rather than the composition of the pieces as a whole. Additionally, are DJs simply not educated in classical music such that they are unaware of its existence and perhaps its abilities on the dance floor? A good DJ knows music, not just the dance anthems and club classics.

There are other questions worth asking concerning the issue I raised above. Now, suddenly, mornings just got interesting!

William Orbit - Barber’s Adagio for Strings

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30- No. 1, Allegro ma non tanto (1st movement)

Thievery Corporation - Holographic Universe

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Topic: Long forgotten. . .


On the bus this morning, and while watching the Flaming Lips' recent DVD release "VOID" ( a collection of their music videos from the early years to Yoshimi) I had quite a few wonderful sentences strung out together on in my head about what I want to say. But ultimately, it was just me gushing about all the greatness that is Wayne Coyne and how much I admire his creative ability and on and on until you were all sick of my fanboying.

Suffice it to say, I've liked the Flaming Lips since their entry "Bad Days" on the Batman Forever soundtrack. It was a strange bright spot in a very, very dreary musical time. I've lived in Miami for most of my life and groups like the Flaming Lips sure as hell don't enter our radio play much since before Yoshimi (not sure if they had even after that, actually) The sad part was, since a muscially inclined friend of mine hadn't heard of them, it took the piss out of my excitement of this whimsical and very true song. It was also a period I still hadn't figured out that it was cool to like bands that everyone else you knew really hadn't heard of. Conformism at that stage was at it's peak for me. Thank the gods that it ebbed fairly quickly once I left high school. We wouldn't be having all these shows.

Fast forward a bit to when Yoshimi was released and I heard them again. I was taken aback by the album. It simply blew me away that their were people, let alone Americans who still had this kind of creativity in them. I put the album on at work after being tossed the promotional copy and was roundly told to take it off by many of my coworkers. . . thus I was being egged on to explore more. And I've found a happy, musical home with much of their catalogue, with them as part of a strange trinity of modern bands I know I can't live without (the other two being Mars Volta and Porcupine Tree).

So when I examined the packaging of "VOID" and found that sticker, I damn near made all kinds of girlish noises and jumped for joy. So in Early 2006, expect more fauning over Wayne.

I've also got a new mix up, one incorporating a bit of the experimentation from the previous one, but not so painful on most, highly attuned ears. For now, I'm just treating it as a fun mix for the end of summer. Looking over the playlist, quite a few friends went into it
Part One:
http://box.net/public/themadterran/files/756636.html
Part Two:
http://box.net/public/themadterran/files/756637.html
Part Three:
http://box.net/public/themadterran/files/756638.html


And the Playlist:

1. Jimi Hendrix - Long Hot Summer Night
2. Keller Williams - Bob Rules
3. Tilly and the Wall - Fell Down the Stairs
4. Jimmy Buffet - Margaritaville
5. Green Day - Brain Stew
6. Steve Burns - Mighty Little Man
7. Klaatu - Sub-Rosa Subway
8. B-52's - Hallucinating Pluto
9. The Solarflares - You Want Blood
10. Blake Shelton - Some Beach
11. Sublime - What I Got
12. Paranoid Social Club - Headphones
13. Flaming Lips - Be My Head
14. Incubus - Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)
15. Shout Out Louds - A Track and a Train
16. The Clash - Should I Stay or Go Now

Monday, September 12, 2005

Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós’ concert in Bethesda, Maryland was simply amazing. The set list was perfect: new songs from Takk, which will be released on September 13th, accompanied by some old favorites. Though I still have problems getting my ears wrapped around Jonsi’s vocals, I am always impressed by the instrumentation. A string quartet accompanied the band on several tracks and certainly added a wonderful dimension to the music. The quartet seemed to hold a perfect tension on the music and mood by simply holding notes for very long periods of time. Then suddenly, the music explodes. It’s absolutely mind blowing.

Most people would suggest that the Icelandic landscape influenced their music, which was previously described as icy, volcanic, and eruptive. While these descriptions are obvious and true, their music has a childlike dimension to it, such that many of the songs, particularly from the Bethesda concert, sound like children’s lullabies, especially when glasses were played in lieu of xylophones. Moreover, there is an aching tenderness in Jonsi’s voice, which just adds to the gentleness of Sigur Rós’ music. Imagine him calmly lulling a bawling baby to sleep. Additionally, I always feel that Sigur Rós’ music has a level of dreaminess and enigmatic feeling due to the quality of the music itself notwithstanding the environmental influences. I attribute it mostly to my inability to understand Icelandic and inexperience with the culture, although there could be any number of reasons. I will never forget what I felt when I heard “Sven-G-Englar” for the first time. A friend sent me the song from Ágætis Byrjun without telling me much about the band, something for which I am rather grateful. My heart seized and I felt an ache I’ve never felt before. It was a special moment that never quite repeated itself.

Patrick suggested that the music is cleansing. I’d have to agree with that, but also add that the music is isolating. After last night’s concert, I felt alone and musically purged, such that I was completely uninterested in listening to electronic house-progressive-trance music that I have been delving deeper into over the last couple of weeks. Their music is emotionally draining, but sometimes, it’s absolutely necessary.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

NPR : Sigur Ros Live in Concert Tonight!

We've got an hour before the show from where I sit. If anyone's interested in doing a chat, IM me at "thetainishone" on AIM.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4834623

Saturday, September 10, 2005

NPR : Sigur Ros Live in Concert

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4834623

Well this one is to let everyone know that Sigur Ros will be playing live on npr.org Sept. 11th around 8 PM EST. I know I'm going to try to connect up and listen. Something tells me that the local NPR affiliate, WLRN won't be having the show.

I also was able to hear their new album yesterday and I was amazed. It's very much like every other Sigur Ros album where each song and each album is like sonic exploration where in the end, you feel like you've been washed over and clensed. At least, that's what I experience when I hear something from them at key times. I don't know if it's their progressive instrumentation, where the songs build and build until they finally climax into a orgasm of sound; or their vocalist's ability to sound angellic. Also, having heard their first album Von, (where the first track off my latest mix came from), I've always enjoyed their ability to let loose and really rock out. They always sound so tight, no sound or note wasted, everything working in perfect synchronisity to create an aural landscape as well as a mood and an overall song. It does make me curious what the hell their lyrics mean though.

So if we can pull this off, let's see who's up for a group chat around the time of the concert. Join the Google group if you're interested. Thankfully though, if you miss it, NPR will leave it up to listen to at your leisure. Given a birthday party I'll have to go to tomorrow afternoon, I'm afraid I'll be listening to it that way.

And if you've got the time, there's also a concert for Secret Machines and Kings of Leon from August 11th up, and they're advertising one for the White Stripes on the 27th.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Venue Caves in

This is from an Ausie online site. I can't say I am a real big fan of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, but I thought this should be shared.

http://entertainment.news.com.au/story/0,10221,16540565-7484,00.html

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Another night, Another show.

Over the past couple days, I decided to make a new show. It started out as something I was playing around with. Then it morphed into a Mini-show. Then, I started adding trracks and pulling out the original ones I was working with and made this show. It's mostly a mix that takes the listener on some kind of aural trip. I really don't know what kind yet, but what I do know is that most of the songs contain a whole lot of guitars being abused to make some really nice distortion. There's something that is lovely in hearing an electric quitar being used and abused to the point of extracting every little auditory secret it contains. Hendrix and Pete Townsend were the first great masters of this art, but I left them out. I went with a lot of newer groups and The Flaming Lips.

I also started experimenting with Audacity and started using a few more of it's features, so I hope I produced a better sounding mix as a whole. I'm curious what everyone thinks.

A General Warning: This Mix really isn't for the kiddies, nor is it really meant for those who can't handle lots of highs and low sounds. Working on it, it temporarily exacerbated my own hearing issues from working in a music store for years.

Though, I do hope you all turn this one way the hell up. Headphones are beautiful for this one.

The links:
http://box.net/public/themadterran/files/678254.html
http://box.net/public/themadterran/files/678255.html
http://box.net/public/themadterran/files/678256.html
http://box.net/public/themadterran/files/678257.html

And the Playlist:

1. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (Intro)
2. Sigur Rós - Hún Jörð
3. Type O Negative - can´t loose you
4. Rasputina - Momma Was an Opium Smoker
5. Pitty Sing - Robots
6. The Flaming Lips - Seven Nation Army
7. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - If Love Is The Drug
8. The Mars Volta - This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed
9. Dredg - Catch Without Arms
10. Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
11. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Ha Ha High Babe
12. The Flaming Lips - Lucifer Rising
13. Pearl Jam - W.M.A.
14. Tricky - Wait For God
15. A Perfect Circle - The Nurse Who Loved Me
16. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Blues From A Gun
17. Flaming Lips, The - Hell's Angel's Cracker Factory
18. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

Monday, September 05, 2005

Wild and Dirty

This show is the cheeky follow up to “Slow and Wanting”. Again, the song selection and content is pretty self-explanatory.

I paired up Norah Jones with Tool in response to Patrick’s dare . Although this combination works well for this show based on the content, I still think that Patrick’s combination is better, especially with Type O Negative’s “Machine Screw” preceding Norah Jones’ “Turn Me On”.

Cheers,
-meera

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Cue files

Playlist
1 - The Herbaliser - The Sensual Woman
2 - Tosca - Fuck Dub
3 - George Micheal - I want your sex
4 - INXS - Need You Tonight
5 - DiVinyls - I Touch Myself
6 - Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
7 - Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me
8 - Chris Isaak - Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing
9 - Marvin Gaye - Lets Get it On
10 - Patty Labelle - Lady Marmalade
11 - Liz Phair - Flower
12 - Nine Inch Nails - Closer
13 - Tori Amos - Raspberry Swirl
14 - Prodigy - Firestarter
15 - Norah Jones - I've Got to See You Again
16 - Tool - Hooker With a Penis
17 - Thievery Corporation - A Gentle Dissolve

Slow and Wanting

The title of this post best describes this show. Given that this is such a personal mix, I prefer to say nothing more. The song selection and lyrical content are self-explanatory.

Cheers,
-meera

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Cue files

Playlist
1 - Deepak Chopra - Desire (feat. Demi Moore)
2 - Amon Tobin - Chocolate Lovely
3 - Thievery Corporation - Until The Morning (feat. Emiliana Torrini)
4 - Otis Redding - Satisfaction
5 - Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
6 - Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
7 - U2 - All I Want is You
8 - Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
9 - Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
10 - Ella Fitzgerald - Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
11 - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Dream a Little Dream of Me
12 - Billie Holiday - The Very Thought of You
13 - Fiona Apple - Slow Like Honey
14 - Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
15 - U2 - If You Wear That Velvet Dress
16 - Amon Tobin - Slowly

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Rock Star: INXS

http://rockstar.msn.com/video/performance/wk08

Over on Fleeting Glimpse , they've got a link to Rock Star: INXS because they recently did a cover of "Wish You Were Here" for the show. It wasn't bad. What I liked about it was that the singer, the band, the audience and apparently the judges seemed to really be enjoying the song. There was real energy and thought put into the whole affair. The videos also didn't have the drama that American Idol has, that do or die, this is it, feeling that makes the show kind of crappy. As I kept clicking around, I found the same for the version of "Supicious Minds" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." In fact, the singer seemed to really capture the spirit of the song, her costuming made it seem like it was something missing from Sin City too.

This was just a quick one, meant to share the link, I doubt that I will follow along with the show more than watching the occasional linked passed along. But hey, it killed some time in the morning.

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