from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.


listen here

i tend to rely on friends for discovering new music, so i was grateful for this little overview on npr of the best cds you didn’t hear this year.

what i notice most about the first two tracks played is they don’t fit neatly into any radio-played genres. it’s refreshing. otis taylor’s 'mama’s got a friend’ is particularly interesting both because of the subject – a teenage boy discovering that his mom is a lesbian – but also because of the mysteriously melancholy mood it evokes. imogen heap’s 'speak for yourself' is positively angelic. uplifting and like nothing i’ve heard.

update: okay. maybe it is like something i’ve heard. while listening to imogen heap’s album i thought – wow, sounds like frou frou (yes, i realize i’m probably the last one in the game here.) and indeed. upon going to the frou frou site – she is the voice.

the radio bit is a nice listen. there’s even more on the site. it’s a good eclectic mix particularly for those, like me, who are challenged in new music expertise.

all musical suggestions welcome.

hApPy HoLiDays! be back in a week or so.


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12/23/2005 11:55:00 AM

Anonymous ramer said...

I love imogean heap!

12/23/2005 01:40:00 PM

Blogger Dirty Pop said...

the name of that band sounds like they are trying to describe themselves a big, pile of i the only one of thinks this?? I'm a "gean" heap??
huh? weird.

12/30/2005 07:54:00 AM


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