Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Finally feeling a little more upbeat this morning, if not drastically improved. If the image for yesterday's post was a sunset (a reflection of my state of mind) then today's is that of reaching towards the sun (more for Vitamin D than anything else, mind). The first track below may have helped.

Usher -'Yeah.' mp3

Seriously, I love much of the American R&B of this decade. I couldn't get into the whole New Jack Swing stuff that I heard in the 90s (R.Kelly, Boys II Men, etc) but the impact of the Neptunes and Timbaland has created something that I am a total sucker for. This is a cover by Biffy Clyro of one of this year's finest singles -'Umbrella' by Rihanna

Biffy Clyro -'Umbrella (Rihanna cover).' mp3

And talking of covers, who is the king of the cover version? Mark Ronson or Jose Gonzalez? I like the Mark Ronson stuff I have heard this year -but Jose's versions of these tracks really hit the spot:

Jose Gonzalez -'Hand On Your Heart (Kylie Minogue cover).' mp3

Jose Gonzalez -'Teardrop (Massive Attack cover).' mp3

These will be up for a week. Enjoy, and if you like the tracks concerned, support the artists.

See you soon...


entrailicus said...

I've always been amazed how well Gnzalez managed to maintain the emotional intensity of the original Minogue track.

Great work as usual.

Ed said...

Do I detect a trace of irony?! We love Kylie here at 17 Seconds towers, I love the fact that Jose covered a Stock Aitken and Waterman song, flying in the face of trendiness!