The Mp3 links below are dead. If you want any of the following, contact me and we can work something out. I’m open to bribes. ;p
This weeks server selections:
Brazilian Girls – Homme
Sexy female vocals singing French & Spanish lyrics over crackling beat.
Buck 65 – Cries A Girl
“she tried to hide the scars, her name reminds me of the stars“
Redneck trip hop?! Really weird, but strangely good.
Erykah Badu – Tyrone
“i’m gettin’ tired of your shit you don’t never buy me nothin’“
Forget Alanis, this is my favourite pissed off chick anthem.
Leonard Cohen – Sisters Of Mercy
“they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song“
Cohen is a classic singer-songwriter in the same ranks with Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, and Tim Buckley, in my humble opinion. And I like the carnival sound to the music toward the end of this tune.
Lyle Lovett – Nobody Knows Me
“i like cream in my coffee and i hate to be alone on sundays“
One of my all-time favourite songs, definitely my favourite Lovett track. Beautiful in lyrics, vocals, and music.
Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddamn
“this is a show tune, but the show hasn’t been written for it yet“
It’s nearly impossible to pick a favourite Nina tune, but if I had to it would be this one. Social issues and vocal passion aside, the piano playin’ and banter is just plain fun.
Patti Smith – Jubilee
“who dreams of joy and radiance? who dreams of war and sacrifice?“
She is the mother goddess of all things rock. Age hasn’t diminished her fire, just matured and perhaps mellowed it a bit.
Ps. Check out Scenestars for Common feat. John Mayer & Kanye West.