Friday, August 21, 2009

TGIF..with Supergrass, Alright

This is the perfect way to start the weekend.
It is AMAZING weather in Sydney at the moment even though it is supposed to be winter..25 degrees and supposedly 30 on Sunday..bring it on!

So here is Supergrass with one of the best feel good songs ever. ALRIGHT.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz

I am featuring a song that is currently on my trusty mp3 player. It is by a UK band called Johnny Hates Jazz.

Johnny Hates Jazz was an 80's band actually named after a friend of theirs, Johnny, who literally hated Jazz...hmmm..imaginative. They did quite well in the charts reaching No. 2 in the States with this track. Unfortunately the band didn't last long with the departure of Clark Datchler (the lead singer) and a subsequent car accident involving the band.

This track has two videos. One made especially for the US and the other which is the original UK version. I personally like the original version. I have never quite understood why everything needs to be repackaged and reshot for the States...they even have to remake UK TV shows so the general public can "understand" the humour. What's to understand??

Here are the two versions to compare. By the way I think Clark Datchler looks a little bit like Luke Skywalker..dontacha think?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Little Birdy - Hairdo

I have had this song stuck in my head for two days!
Not in that "if I don't get this Britney Spears song out of my head soon there is no alternative but suicide" kind of way. More along the lines of "hey this is a really great track to be stuck in my mind" which, let's face it, is a lot nicer.
Apparently Little Birdy got their name from a Ween song of the same name. I also tend to think that Katy Steele the lead singer also "borrowed" a few Ween vocal styles as well. I am just grateful that a female artist has decided to vocally match someone other than Christina Aguilera (does anyone else find those vocal acrobatics she does painful?)
After you listen to this song I guarantee you will say the word cigarettes as CIG-EEEE-RETTES.
So here is the Western Australian band Little Birdy with Hairdo.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Endless Road - Time Bandits

I have always loved this song.

Surprising, something decent to come out of The Netherlands other than cheese and clogs.