Thursday, December 11, 2008

tell him I said come on

I'm getting tired of your shit
You don't ever buy me nothing
See every time you come around
You gotta bring Jim, James, Paul and Tyrone

See, why can't we be by ourselves sometime?
See, I've been having this on my mind for a long time
I just want it to be you and me like it used to be, baby
But you don't know how to act

So matter a fact, I think you better call Tyrone
And tell him come on help you get your shit
You need to call Tyrone
And tell him I said come on.

I'm thinking that perhaps My Morning Jacket covers Erykah Badu's 'Tyrone' because she says Jim James in the song. But whatever the reason, it is an excellent cover. And it is pretty funny.

My Morning Jacket - Tyrone (Erykah Badu cover)

Ms. Badu even makes a surprise appearance with MMJ at a Dallas concert to sing her song--Tyrone.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

the cold swedish winter

I saw Loney, Dear opening for of Montreal in March of 2007. Actually, before the show I saw Emil Svanängen walking the cold streets of Cleveland with the most stern look I had ever seen on a man. Perhaps Swedes always look that way facing a cold wind.

When the show began I couldn't have predicted the tenderness that Emil possessed in his person. I was entranced by the expressions on his face and his beautiful voice that went so high.

I think everyone should have a little Swedish music in their lives. A lot, actually, because some of the best music recently has come from there. Loney, Dear is worth a listen. Make some hot chocolate and enjoy.

Loney, Dear - The Meter Marks OK
Loney, Dear - Hard Days

right click and choose 'Save Link as..." to download.