Archive for June, 2009

Keren Ann – Not going anywhere

Posted in music on June 29, 2009 by moomoo

The Observer lists her vocals as being “ethereal, seductive and gut wrenching”
The Independent says “awash with waves of sleepy, seductive sadness”

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Paolo Nutini – Candy

Posted in music on June 29, 2009 by moomoo

Scottish singer/songwriter. Yeah, it is a funny name for a Scotsman. His father is of Italian descent (his family has been in Scotland for four generations). Great song, really nice singer. I’ve only just discovered him. Nicer, gentler more sincere feel than James Blunt. He’s on tour at the moment. Check out his website for dates.
http://www.paolonutini.com/gigs/

Ne-Yo Closer

Posted in music on June 27, 2009 by moomoo

I met Ne-Yo once when flying back from a trip to Tokyo. He had just finished a world tour and I was sitting next to all his dancers. I’d never heard of him at the time, but his dancers assured me that I had and would be hearing more of him in the years to come. The girl next to me gave me her ipod and I listened to a few of his tunes and I did recongnize his music. Half way through the flight Ne-Yo himself came back to check on his dancing troupe and they introduced me to him. He was very nice and humble and absolutely stunning. I remember thinking he sounded a bit like Michael Jackson, and that’s because he does. Michael Jackson was a fan, he once told Ne-Yo (about the song ‘Closer’) `When you do that, it doesn’t feel like you’re trying to copy me or trying to be me. It feels like you’re complimenting me.’

Lately Michael had asked Ne-Yo to write some songs for his comeback tour. I wonder if Ne-Yo will ever perform these songs now that Michael can’t. I hope he does.

Michael Jackson – RIP

Posted in music on June 25, 2009 by moomoo

This is the song that started my love affair with Michael Jackson. I was just a wee lass in Ireland listening to it on vinyl really really loud in a room full of older kids. I was blown away, I remember being stunned and completely overwhelmed especially by the opening drumbeat. I saw Michael Jackson in concert in Pairc Ui Caoimh, Cork, Ireland in 1988 where 60,000 people attended. Best concert I’ve ever been to in my life. I love you Michael. RIP.

Black Strobe – I’m a man

Posted in music on June 21, 2009 by moomoo

French band Black Strobe describe their music as ‘frozen balearic gay biker house’.

This song was in the film and soundtrack of Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla (which is a very cool movie btw)  This song has a great post punk sound. It caught my attention as I’m sick of being surrounded by pretty boys. I know it’s not such a terrible affliction, but I’d prefer some real men. 

Timo Maas – Shifter

Posted in music on June 21, 2009 by moomoo

In Ireland shifting means making out. I think the title is funny. Besides that, Timo Maas is a very talented guy and this is a great song.

BB King – Why he called his guitar Lucille

Posted in music, Stories on June 20, 2009 by moomoo

Sorry no music. Just a wee story. I love BB King and always romanced the idea of why his guitar was called Lucille, but I never really knew why until today, when I found this little video.