364. Siouxsie and the Banshees

Siouxsie and the Banshees’ contribution to the Batman Returns soundtrack, “Face to Face” has long been one of my favorite songs, though I’ve had a hard time warming to the first full CD of theirs I picked up, so I haven’t gotten much further into them.  Admittedly a large portion of the song’s appeal to [Read More...]

St. Vincent Performing Dig A Pony

Something hot for a cold night in December: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

She Won’t Be Home For Christmas

(sadly the version of this song I posted is no longer available on YouTube) [Read more...]

The Black Keys “Girl Is On My Mind”

Any one else up for some some good old fashioned hard grooving bassless garage blues rock? Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

A little Nick Cave for the beginning of the weekend… Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Matt And Kim In Times Square

There’s gotta be some story behind how they made this video… Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Sixpence None The Richer’s “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

Profiling the fantastic Fiona Apple version of “Across The Universe” and the new Taken By Trees spin on Animal Collective got me thinking about another of my favorite covers by a woman singer, Leigh Nash’s exquisite performance of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” with her band Sixpence None The Richer.  Please forgive a Christmas [Read More...]

Fiona Apple’s “Across The Universe”

I may be prejudiced in that I first discovered this song through her performance, rather than through either John Lennon’s own or through any other cover it, but as far as I go Fiona’s sultry husky voice languidly mumbling in a flowing, laconic, melodically and ironically complacent way is what the song was written for. [Read More...]

Animal Collective’s “My Girls” and Taken By Trees’ Cover “My Boys”

A really good song first tripped out in Animal Collective experimentation and then stripped down in Taken By Trees’ more elemental (but barely less buoyant) version.  For cover lovers, this is a wonderful contrast worth exploring: You can get Animal Collective’s album here and Taken By Trees’ here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]