This weekend was musical in nature.
My son drove me around on Saturday (it’s good to have a boy with a learner’s permit when you’re not able to drive yourself… damn drugs!). He wanted a copy of Half-Life 2 and I wanted some music.
4 stores and 2 hours later, I had most of what I was looking for: (you can click on any thumbnail to open that cd at amazon and then listen to some samples)
This is the first time I’ve purchased music from any of these artits. After giving them a listen, here’s my take (each link below goes to the artists web site):
Tracy Bonham: (Blink the Brightest, Down Here) Hands down, she’s now my new most favorite female vocalist! For the longest time, Poe had that distinction (sorry baby but you’re now #2). With intelegent lyrics and powerful vocals, Tracy won my heart… fo’ sho’!
Venus Hum: (Big Beautiful Sky, The Colors in the Wheel) First and foremost…. this band was damn hard to find! I found one album at Hastings (Big Beautiful Sky), and had to order the other one from Barnes & Noble (it’ll be here on the 15th). The music is stimulating, and the lead singers voice and quirky sing style stuck a cord with me. These are must have albums.
Gorillaz: (Demon Days – Special Edition) What can I say… they’re the Grolliaz. My son really wanted this, and I’ve been pondering this band for a bit. The special edition version I got also came with a DVD (extra tracks and their one of a kind videos). I haven’t had much chance to listen to this yet, as my son stole it from me.
So… there you go. Give each link a try and listen to some music (they all open in a new window, so you can close it and come back here for another one). Who knows…. you might find something you really like!