I caught this on the radio this morning. US pop-rockers Train have taken Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Heart and Soul’ and re-booted it for the Magic FM generation. I wonder if this is likely to become fashionable? If so, can we expect, say, an adaptation of ‘Blue Moon’ by Little Mix? Or perhaps an autotune-heavy ‘Easter Parade’ from The Weeknd? How about a nice rendition of ‘Umpa Umpa’ from A$AP Rocky?
I heard this on the radio today and it’s marvellous. I honestly though it was an old school eighties post-disco electro track at first, but a bit of generic phasing and the use of the word “hashtag” in the lyrics gave it away as new. It’s by Bruno Mars, it’s called 24K Magic, and I can’t wait for the album.
…it’s all going to be okay. Gaga has a new single coming out in September.
The 73rd birthday of Sir Michael of Jagger yesterday has passed without comment.
So here’s a curiosity from 1964, featuring the Stones spruiking* Rice Krispies. https://youtu.be/tiTyqYRE2vU
*Australianism, meaning ‘promoting’, ‘shilling’.
I haven’t checked in here for a while (not that I’m in any way a regular poster by any means) for a number of reasons (namely emigrating).
Anyway, having spent a while wading through the thread about how this place isn’t as good as it used to be, I noticed discussion about the enthusiasm (or lack thereof) for modern music.
2016 is now in it’s third month so I think we can now start thinking about this question – what’s your favourite song of the year so far?
Saw Paperface at Saturday lunchtime’s free Daylight Music gig. A bearded guy in a blue hat jeans and jacket singing and playing an acoustic guitar, a keyboard player (also bearded), a (beard-sporting) electric guitarist, a (yes, bearded) drummer, a stubbly-cheeked bassist and three very attractive lady backing vocalists. So, 4 beards out of 5 for the males onstage, but the music wasn’t beardy, far from it. Melodic adult pop with interesting lyrics and hooks aplenty (very slightly marred by the drummer’s use of beaters on every single song). Standout live song for me was one called “Alison” (not a cover), which doesn’t appear to be on YouTube else I would have posted it here.
I bought their album “Out Of Time” (on CD) for a tenner at the merch stall. Basic cardboard sleeve, nice bright multicoloured collage artwork, no details of who plays what or anything much of that sort apart from the song titles. I think they had some vinyl copies there too. The album has a lot of top-notch orchestration throughout, which they obviously couldn’t do live, but the keyboards and guitars filled the sound out very nicely indeed on Saturday.
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A few days ago I re-watched the first Pitch Perfect movie in the company of my teenage niece, and was reminded just how great the audition montage scene is. A celebration of pure pop, this cover of Kelly Clarkson’s Since You Been Gone is skillfull, funny, cheesy of course, but mainly uplifting – just the thing for a drizzly Wednesday.
Feel free to post something uplifting.