Monday, January 18, 2010

Nerina Pallot NOW!! -Useless tomorrow

Note April'09: Actually not, redoing this post since her "I don't want to go out" sessions are going on pretty often. In fact there was one every Monday for a while. Keep an eye on her website for future sessions as she's currently busy on tour.
Great and so generous of her, in these webcasts there's room for live performances of her songs and also some chatting where she answers questions. She answered one of mine a while ago (asked her about the "Shania you impress me" line in Cigarette, yes it was Shania and not another name -but I hear another name.. weird- and it was S. Twain she refers to, since she said it's a song about guilty pleasures -indeed!- bit of everything aaand she'd smoke a bit back then, kinda non smoking smoker - ;) And the song rocks.
Nerina Pallot, 'I Don't Want To Go Out' Sessions. Just click

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Is it really over? oh bummer

So I guess this Christmas is finally over...well, I'll miss coming across some of the music stuff that only happens this time of this:

I agree with Stereogum, nr 1 of best late night tv performances of 2009, and Casablanca's + The Root's taking over the song...that's rock and roll! (even with the shiny wedding band and the baby on the way!)
And didn't this website take the words from my mouth in this other list with "We know you're as sick as we are of parsing critics' picks, so here's at least one countdown where you won't find Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, or Dirty Projectors in the Top 10" . Indeed, all "cool" "hip" lists had at least 2 of those. Not impressed, even saw the DP live, to me apart from the virtuosity of the female choruses..boring. And the singer... sooo full of himself. Whatever. I've now found two lists that I feel like exploring, one Butterfly Boucher pointed at this morning, here at KGRL (had already listened to a few of those, agree for the most part) and one via Sondre Lerche (he did include the DP and co but...). Still none of these include Camera Obscura's release and that is a major flaw!!
My most listened to these Christmas was old stuff though (but new for me) like one of the best covers I've ever listened to, Shelby Lynne's "I don't want to hear it anymore".
PS Post activated a few months late...ahem, just remembered it was there drafted. Reasons why I didn't back then... anyone's guess. Course by now vid link doesn't work, 'cos youtube needs some competence, basically. Well, it did make me laugh back then.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sade's comeback

After a slight delay in the program, Sade's first track released from her new album is now available to listen: "Soldier of love"

Her new cd out in February.
No big changes, seems, but she's always been one of my favourites. Ages ago I came across her when she was with a friend walking a dog in a park in Madrid (she lived here for a while), at a time when I was listening to Love Deluxe constantly, still said nothing to her. Figured it was the best way to thank her for her songs ... but somehow it was weird. Also saw her playing live, fantastic, wish I can do that again soon!.
And is Wikipedia right? Is she almost 51? Gosh, who'd have said..