Sorry I have been away! Better posts this week, I hope. I didn't find this iPod shuffle too illuminating, but I didn't cheat either... regardless, you get a few samples!
"The Gold Rush Variations" The Music Lovers While waiting for their new CD, we can listen to the songs we don't know so well from the old one!
"If You Don't Love Me" Kylie Minogue. Kylie turns this Prefab Sprout single into a jazzy cocktail hour song. Nice vocals. "You can tell me anything, I'll believe you..."
"Invisible" Alison Moyet (MP3). Ahhh!! A classic from high school. The album that this comes from, 1985's Alf is perfect. Everyone should be forced to own it.
"Stand Up For Love" Destiny's Child. Okay. This is embarrassing. Bouncey's attempt at becoming Diana Ross. End of story.
"I'm Sorry" Red House Painters. A recommendation from The Wyckoff Correspondent. Before he ran off with Will Young, he liked Mark Kozalek.
"Open Door" Bodies Without Organs. Another silly track. It's not bad for cheesy pop, but probably should not be on this iPod!
"Reconsider Me" Stevie Nicks. This one is a 198? cover of a Warren Zevon song. Everybody has covered this song because it's a secret classic. Check out Chrissie Hynde's just-released version on iTunes.
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" George Michael. Some might find this cover a bit mush, but his voice is crystalline on it, really pure. He is a brilliant singer determined to kill himself with a thousand tiny cuts, isn't he?
"Apocolyptic White Trash" Sandra Bernhard (MP3). This is a piece from her 1988 one-woman show Without You I'm Nothing. About nuclear war coming, Sandra surviving with Tina Turner and fantasizing that Sean Penn is dead ("Awwww fuck, don't tell me Sean is deaaaaad!?"). Expect more on Sandra this week...
"Return Of The Mack" Mark Morrison (MP3). Brit soul pop a la 1995ish. This is one of those songs that I never get bored of - it Makes. Me. Happy.