Apr 22, 2012

Feelin' Good (Nina Simone Cover)

Another of my most favorite songs ever is Feelin' Good.   It just inspires me to take every day and love everything about it and be grateful...

Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley Cover)

I have written about this song so many times before (Kelsey Snowdon cover, totally different Jake Shimabukuro cover, Christina Grimmie cover, and the awesomest Adam Stanton cover to name a few) but the song never gets old to me.   It just speaks to me on a level that I can't explain.   I think I have written before about the first time it hit me how phenomenal the song was- but I can tell it again... Basically I was watching the West Wing and they played the song in the season three finale- and because it is easier to watch than explain, I included a link to the video at the end of this post. (By the way, I totally remembered it differently- as in the President was giving a speech and the screen kept cutting away to an assassination that the US ordered against some war criminal leader or something...weird)

ANYWAY... so in light of loving that song and thinking it's about time I posted another cover:

Apr 17, 2012

Our Lady Peace - As Fast As You Can

I was in love with Our Lady Peace before I understood what music was.   I think they are the first band I ever followed (besides the Beatles but that doesn't count).   I also vaguley recall deciding I was going to marry the lead singer because I was obsessed with his voice.   In hindsight I can see why that was not the smartest way to go about it... but in any case, they still sound great after all these years and I am happy to share their stuff with my American friends who were oblivious to the awesomeness of Our Lady Peace.