Archive for February, 2012

February-14-2012

Today’s Google doodle, for those of you who haven’t seen it, celebrates Valentine’s Day with a characteristically cute little themed number celebrating once unrequited love finally won. The video plays to Tony Bennett’s rendition of Hank Williams’ tune, Cold Cold Heart – a classic work of songsmanship which, Williams says in the below video, “has been awful kind to me and the boys, it’s bought us quite a few beans and biscuits. This is the best song we’ve ever had.”

Well, the best got better almost exactly 10 years ago when the talented and beautiful Norah Jones recorded it for her breakout album, Come Away With Me. I can think of no poetry to more sublimely capture our relationship, Norah, and so I dedicate this Valentine’s Day post to you in the hopes that reading it will finally melt your cold, cold heart.


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February-12-2012

Here’s some great music for a Sunday. Says Rodrigo: “Imagine if John Mayer, Kings of Convenience, and Jorge Drexler got together to burn their guitars in the fires of Two-Door Cinema Club. From these ashes rises a Dr. Luke inspired melody. This is what (I like to think) my music sounds like.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Especially seeing as I wasn’t familiar with Drexler until now. If you’re in the same boat, give his tune FusiĆ³n a listen after treating yourself to a couple songs by Vazquez. (To round out the picture, listen to an acoustic version of TDCC’s hit song Undercover Martyn, and Kings of Convenience’s 2009 single Boat Behind, too.)

A more international concoction, by the way, you’ll be hard pressed to find. Kings of Convenience are Norwegian, Jorge Drexler is Uruguayan, Two-Door Cinema Club is from Northern Ireland, and Mayer and Dr. Luke are American. And Rodrigo himself is from Puerto Rico.


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