Monday, 31 August 2009

Lindsey Mae

Lindsey Mae is one of my latest friends on Myspace. She is an acoustic singer and guitarist who has some pretty good songs under her belt. Papier Mache is a little like "Better Together" by Jack Johnson, to give you some idea of what she's like, but believe me, she does have her own style!

I'm honoured that Lindsey was the one who added me, because she's so talented, and at the time of writing this, she has 24351 friends on myspace, with a flooded comments board.

I really love the harmonies on Lindsey's songs, she has a sweet, simple voice that has a special honesty to it. All of her songs are good. They're very relaxing to listen to, the sort of thing I'd put on the jukebox when I'm in a pub during the day.

Here's an excerpt from Lindsey Mae's myspace, where you can become one of her contacts:

"I tell stories from what i see and what i feel, for all the world to hear, understand, and relate to. Music is all about the story behind the writer, inside the noise, between the written words. It's about the story that comes with it and the one you make of it. It is the spaces left empty between the lines for you to fill with your own story, to finish the story. That is what music big never-ending story."

How beautiful is that?

Saturday, 29 August 2009

The Edge and Justin Timberlake: A bit of humour/A theory

Could that be "The Edge", the enigmatic guitarist of U2, shaking his stuff with Justin Timberlake? He's mainly at the beginning of the song. The video may be best viewed in HQ.

It's well known that Justin Timberlake is good friends with Coldplay, and Coldplay are good friends with U2.

What do you think?

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Monday, 24 August 2009

Amy Winehouse performs with The Specials

At the V Festival in the UK at the weekend, the amazing singer Amy Winehouse sang a surprise duet with ska legends The Specials.

It's a real joy to watch one of my favourite singers perform with one of my favourite bands. The Specials are a Ska band who gained popularity in the 1980s and have constantly performed since. They are famous for hits such as "Ghost Town", "Much Too Young" and "Gangsters".

It's great to see Amy singing so well after her shambolic performance at Glastonbury in 2008 and the cancellation of her Shepherd's Bush gig earlier this year.

I hope this is the dawn of a new era for Amy. She is incredibly talented, and very intelligent and charismatic. She's just let herself down due to drug abuse. But it looks like her sabbatical in St. Lucia has really helped her to think clearly and sort herself out. I won't hold my breath though. Drug addiction is a terrible illness that has a nasty habit of coming back.

Friday, 21 August 2009

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Saturday, 15 August 2009

Mika's New Song - We Are Golden

Woohoo! The moment I've been waiting for has finally arrived! My husband, Mika has finally finished his long-awaited second album "The Boy Who Knew Too Much"*, and he put the first single "We Are Golden" out on the airwaves on the 20th July 2009. We will be able to buy the single in shops in the UK from the 6th September but it's been available for download since August 4th.

What do you think? I think it's every bit as good as the songs on his debut album "Life In Cartoon Motion". He's still upbeat, colourful and it's definitely one to put on when I've had a rubbish day.

Is there any limit to Mika's genius? If this single is anything to go buy, he's got yet another award-winning, platinim-selling album on his hands and he will definitely go down in history as one of the greatest recording artists of all-time.

*The name is actually subject to change, he's looking for ideas from fans on what to call it!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Emmet Swimming

I have pleasure in introducing you all to an amazing band who were brought to my attention by Ariel Publicity. They are called Emmet Swimming. They sound absolutely amazing. According to the Ariel website they are compared to, among others; The Cure, Barenaked Ladies and Tears For Fears. I definitely agree with The Cure comparison. The Cure is my fourth ever favourite band so that's quite a difficult thing for me to admit to, but that is how good Emmet Swimming are.

I find the lyrics so beautiful, that they actually bring a tear to my eye. Sorry if that sounded corny by the way, but I can't help it, I can get very emotional and girly when it comes to music!

Ariel are brilliant. They are always e-mailing me up-and-coming artists, but this is the first one I've listened to and thought wow.

I especially love "The Dance", "Don't Call Her" and the track "Joanna At The Door" makes me want to get up and salsa. It's got such an exciting latino feel to it.

If you go to Emmet Swimming's myspace you'll find some of their brilliant tracks on there, including the Cure-esque "Broken Oar".

You can buy their albums for pennies at