New music I’ve downloaded today:
Carole King – How can I not love someone who is willing to appear on The Colbert Report? Her voice is still awesome even though it’s 30 years since her heyday. Stupid me didn’t realise she’s the “Natural Woman” chick, a song that I sang a gazillion times back in the days when I had singing lessons. So I got her best of album from 1978, I figured it’s the safest buy, although Tapestry seems to be her ultimate album.
Axle Whitehead – Yes, he’s the guy who was on Idol, then hosted Video (s)Hits, then dropped his pants on TV and was promptly ditched by Channel 10. Funny to see him on Video Hits in the form of a video clip and “dial 1900 suckit to win a signed single”. But I love this song of his “I Don’t Do Surprises” and can even deal with the fact that he sounds like the Coldplay guy in parts of the song. Not a bad video clip either.
Newton Faulkner – He was on Video Hits this morning too, and played Teardrop (the Massive Attack song) on his acoustic. Very cool, although he sounds like a character from The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe. I grabbed his album “Hand Built by Robots” and have already done the washing up to half of the album. I liked it. I think I have soft spot for him because of the dreads.
Gabriella Cimli – Never heard of her, but discovered she’s an Aussie (a Melbournite, but I won’t hold that against her) who’s been living in the UK for a few years and is only bloody 16 (way to make me feel old, kid). She’s hot in her video clip and her voice is what I would say is typical of what I like in a female vocal. I read somewhere that she might be compared to Amy W(h)inehouse – please god, no. I found a clip of her singing her single “Sweet About Me” on Later… With Jools Holland and turned it into an mp3.
Right-click > save as Gabriella Cilmi – Sweet About Me (Live on Jools Holland) | MP3 | 3.43