Every now and then an artist comes along that inspires with their ability to create something utterly beautiful. More often than not for me, these are musical artists and Gotye is one of these. Australian artist Gotye (gor-teh-yay for those of you like me who originally had no idea how to pronounce it) is about to hit the mainstream in a spectacular fashion with his new single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ (feat. Kimbra). Especially considering the fact that Katy Perry gave him a personal shout out on Twitter last week. I encourage you all to jump on this bandwagon and give Gotye a listen. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Check these two songs out:
Amazing. Gotye’s talent is second to none in my opinion. I can already tell that his new album ‘Making Mirrors’ will be on heavy rotation for me this Summer. I also wanted to share this clip of Eskimo Joe covering ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ for the Triple J morning show’s like a version segment. Cav’s voice is perfect in this version. Love, love, love, love, love it.
Gotye is touring Australia at the end of the year, so be sure to secure tickets if you can!
It is a true testament to how amazing Adele is, that one of my closest girlfriends is now a super fan of her work (yes, SUPER FAN). I have never known this particular friend to love a specific musician or style of music but a couple of weekends ago her super-fan status of Adele was revealed. She had spotted Adele in the “ups and downs” column of one of our local newspapers and investigated her music to see what the fuss was about. She now knows all of the words to Adele’s songs, the back history of each song and has spent hours watching videos of her performances on YouTube. SUPER FAN status achieved. I was first introduced to the music of Adele after listening to her rendition of “Make You Feel My Love” (aka the most beautiful song in the history of the world) and after having her latest album (’21’ for those playing at home) on constant repeat I am close approaching SUPER FAN status myself. Not sure what the fuss is about? Please do yourself a favour and listen to this woman sing:
The pressure was on for this week’s Tuesday Tunes post. Not only do I have the 90’s loving influence of my sister hovering over my head, but damn were there a lot of good albums released in the 90’s. Narrowing my selection down to four was difficult, so I asked my sister Shannon to send through her suggestions for the top 4 albums of the 90’s to be included alongside mine. So here we go, we’ll start with my top four album choices:
My sister’s initial response to my question regarding her top four albums from the 90’s was “How can I possibly choose 4???” She obviously had a hard time narrowing it down (like me), as her list included the following: 1st. Without question…. Pearl Jam: Ten 2nd. Tool: Aenima 3rd. Pearl Jam: Vs 1993 EQUAL 4th… Alice in Chains: MTV unplugged, Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Radiohead: OK Computer, Soundgarden: Superunknown, Nirvana: Nevermind, Pearl Jam: Vitalogy, Stone Temple Pilots: Core, Alex Lloyd: Black The Sun, Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral & Hole: Celebrity Skin. Quite an extensive list, and yes as you may have guessed she is a big Pearl Jam fan. Though I have to admit that I’m surprised neither of us included Alanis Morissette in our list… I still know pretty much every single word of every single song on her Jagged Little Pill album. What are your thoughts on the music of the 90’s? Did you become a fan of the grunge era back when it was something interesting and new and not the revamped style version sported by teenagers wearing doc martens and babydoll dresses these days?
My sister came to visit us last week, and happened to be introduced to my blog during her stay. One of her first questions when I described to her what the blog was all about was “so where are the music posts?”. I’ve decided to work ‘Tuesday Tunes’ into the general post programming, so hopefully there are some music fans out there that will enjoy these, and participate in the suggestion type posts that I plan to include in the future. I was struggling to think of post ideas to start up with, so big thanks to my friend Caitlin who helped me break down the concept of ‘great album’ type posts and give me the suggestion to separate them into time periods. The first era that I’m focusing on is one of my favourites – the 1970’s. It was a bit of a struggle for me to stop at just 4 albums, but I think it’s a pretty concise list of awesome.
As you can probably tell by my selection, my preference for 70’s music is more towards the rock side of things (hard rock, country rock, progressive rock etc.) than the other music styles that were popular at the time (disco, R&B, new wave etc.). Are you a fan of 70’s music? If so, do you have any suggestions for me as to some great 70’s albums or bands? Speak up!