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April 28, 2006

What goes around – Jack White and Coke

Writing about web page http://www.coca-cola.co.uk/whatgoesaround/512.asp

No, not Pete D coke but the refreshing cola beverage.

Jack White has done a commercial for Coke which will be broadcast one time only on channel 4, but which is also at the link above for a bit (and on youtube et al soon enough no doubt).

V. cool video – no, really.

If you remember the 80s/90s celebrity soft drink tie ups then this is as far away as you can get.

Lovely.

Won't make me drink the stuff though…


March 10, 2006

Greatest Male/Female duets

Went to see Walk the Line last night – brilliant film. Witherspoon deserved the gong for her performance as June Carter.

The film reminded me of just how damn good Cash and Carter sounded together – so who do WarwickBlogs think are the top male/female singer combos?

My selection would be:

  • Johnny Cash and June Carter – especially their signature tune 'Jackson'
  • Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris – anything by them really, but 'Love Hurts' is a gem
  • Nick Cave and Polly Harvey – some might say his pairing with Kylie was better, but I prefer his track with Polly
  • Martha and Rufus Wainwright – brother and sister sound so good together
  • Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston/Tammi Terrell – and you thought Marvin was good on his tod.

Anyone who suggests Elton John and Kiki Dee will be banned!


February 03, 2006

More from the brain of Byrne

Follow-up to Secret shame – part 2 from Contemplating the Frame

Damn it, that David Bryne knows how to put a playlist together..

link

This month’s playlist could be considered eclectic pop music. It contains stuff ranging from the 60s to recordings that are not available yet. The overarching theme might be hooks and melody. There’re a few songs that survive mainly on groove, but not many in this batch. I love the segue from Beck to Baris Manço, the 70s Turkish psychedelic artist — you can hardly tell the difference until the voice comes in. Likewise Snoop Dog and Geggy Tah. Pop music sure can do some wonderful jump cuts.

January 31, 2006

Secret shame – part 2

Writing about web page http://www.davidbyrne.com/radio/index.php

This month on David Byrne Radio – What Country is This?

Yes – it's the return of my (not so) secret shame – a vague country groove.

David Byrne is playlisting a selection of Country music that might make a few people reassess this misunderstood genre.

It's about as far away from Achey Breaky Pelvis as you can get.


November 22, 2005

See what happens when you blog

Follow-up to Belly and the moonflowers from Contemplating the Frame

What seems a long time ago I blogged about an old favourite band, the Moonflowers.

Over the last few months a few people have been posting comments remembering many wonderful things about the band, Bristol in the early to mid 90s and lots of other stuff.

There is now a fan site at www.moonflowers.org.uk with some mp3s and lots of pics.

For those who might like to try I offer link – Smile in the Face of Evil and Dance


October 04, 2005

My secret shame

Time to confess a secret shame.

Last night I finally loaded a country album onto the iPod.

Now, I know a lot of people don't rate country one bit, and for 95% of it I would have to agree (Achy Breaky Pelvis for example, ugh).

However, and stick with me on this, there is a brand of country that can be just mind blowingly wonderful – in this instance I am refering to the two Gram Parsons albums GP and Grievous Angel. If there is anyone who doubts that country can do this go listen to Return of the Grievous Angel or $1000 Wedding. Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris were at their peak.

Oh, and if you need another argument for why some country is fantastic, how about:

"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash".


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