I think the above video of Siedah Garrett and The Agape International Choir doing Man In The Mirror, which she wrote, is a good way to sort of lay the Michael Jackson events down respectfully. It's an incredible performance - and her message at the beginning is kind. If you don't have them, I highly recommend two tracks she did as lead vocalist of Brand New Heavies back in '97: You Are The Universe and Day By Day. Incredible, uplifting songs that sound fresh today.
Clearly my computer is back in my loving arms. I had a hard time not being able to update my iPod at least once a day.
The Florence + The Machine deluxe album packaging is sublime and the extra tracks are solid, especially Falling, which showcases her softer side (and a lovely, sad lyric). That record is all I can play right now.
Duncan from Blue swizzles disco stick
It's been confirmed that the song Mika did with Imogen Heap is indeed on his album We Are Golden. See the single cover here (more 70's cartoony stuff) and the recent Observer piece. I like Mika well enough, I just don't love his music.
How many songs have sampled this Dennis Edwards track? Can you name any? Siedah Garrett sings it.
My LastFM lists are wrong-o, peoples. I may need to reset it. Tristan by Patrick Wolf is not my favorite or most-played song!
Prefab Sprout's terrible new album title and cover! The release date is Sept 7 2009.
Imogen Heap's First Train Home. http://bit.ly/G5Z1F She seems to be getting more British, did you notice?
Both the new Sharkia (She Wolf, the one about water coolers at work) and the new Sally Shapiro remind me of Annie http://www.myspace.com/shap...
Just finished reviewing new David Guetta record in 125 economical words. Love DID take over and the second Kelly Rowland track is solid. Until that's out, the July Instinct has my reviews of the US Little Boots EP and some other thing I forget...
Have decided the new Maxwell CD is gorgeous. The deluxe edition has a nice EPK. Here is an excerpt about my favorite song, Help Somebody.
aking bets that Madonna's new single Celebrate "interpolates" Holiday, that the cover of the hits record is an old, lame pic and that Gambler's not on the CD.
About little (or not so little?) sammytaylor: I flipped on BBC America last night and - voila! - his voice was wafting across the USA via Logo's Beautiful People series. Pick your arms up baby, fly.
Just got the deluxe edition of Trashcan Sinatras new CD and my name is in it as a contributor! I played harp and glockenspiel. But not really. I just paid a lot of cash money to get the special version.
Pink has a new tune called We've Got Scurvy on the SpongeBob Squarepants Greatest Hits. No joke! My parents always said I was going to get that (eat your fruit and vedge...). Cee-Lo did the theme song (stream it, geeks!). I have a theory that SpongeBob and his sidekick Patrick Star are lovers. I mean, that one is a pink starfish AND they always end up in their underwear! Just sayin'.
Adam Ant called from 1983 and he wants his look and sound back: http://bit.ly/1WtoMc Sorry, that was a pathetic Aniston reference. I like the Preston song, but THIS is the real thing, Desperate but not serious...
New Nerina Pallot song title: When Did I Become Such A Bitch
In case you did not notice, She & Him have covered The Smiths' Please Please Please for the new 500 Days Of Summer soundtrack. Out now.
Download a new Air song here: http://www.aircheology.com/ but be warned that Air are giving away said song because it. ain't. too. damned. good.
Very different sound for A Fine Frenzy on their new single Blow Away:. Safely, her new album cover takes a beautiful girl and makes her look harsh.
Are you following the Ghost of Jacko on Twitter? He is following me. I have my suspicions who this is, but it does add new layers of meaning to You Are Not Alone!
Finally, I find it weird that Madonna does her sound checks with some audience in the stadium. See Frozen below (I think she's holding back the full effect of the dancing):