Happy Mother’s Day

May 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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A couple of songs/videos in celebration of Mother’s Day today. Jane Birkin covering Kate Bush’s Mother Stands For Comfort and some Philadelphia motherly love for you with Tori Amos doing Mother live at the Tower Theatre from October 2001. Happy Mother’s Day !

Jane Birkin – Mother Stands For Comfort(Kate Bush)

Tori Amos – Mother – Live At The Tower Theatre 10.13.01

5.4 On A Friday : Earthquake

April 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Taking some loose inspiration from the news this morning that a 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook the midwestern US overnight. In the winter of 1811/1812, the New Madrid faultline was hit by three magnitude 8 earthquakes, some of the most powerful quakes in US History.

1: Uncle Tupelo – New Madrid
Buy Anodyne
2: Beck – Earthquake Weather
Buy Guero
3: Black Mountain -Faulty Times
Buy Black Mountain
4: Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes
Buy Little Earthquakes
5.4: John Wesley Harding – It’s All My Fault
Buy Awake

A Tribute to Joni Mitchell

December 22, 2006 by · Leave a Comment
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photo by Jack Robinson

via billboard.com

Bjork, Prince Lead Joni Mitchell Tribute Disc
Joni Mitchell

December 21, 2006, 3:30 PM ET

Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis Costello are among the artists
who have recorded covers for “A Tribute to Joni Mitchell,” due in the
spring via Nonesuch. The 11-track set also boasts contributions from
Sarah McLachlan, k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris and Sufjan Stevens.

In related news, Billboard.com has learned that Mitchell has been
recording original material at a Los Angeles studio in recent weeks.
It is unknown in what form she plans to release the music; she
angrily announced she was quitting the music business in 2002 after
her last album, “Travelogue.”

“A Tribute to Joni Mitchell” comes concurrently with 429
Records’ “Endless Highway: A Tribute to the Band,” due Jan. 30. That
projects boasts covers from Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket,
Jack Johnson and Widespread Panic, among others.

Here is the track list for “A Tribute to Joni Mitchell”:

“Free Man in Paris,” Sufjan Stevens
“Boho Dance,” Bjork
“Dreamland,” Caetano Veloso
“Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow,” Brad Mehldau
“For the Roses,” Cassandra Wilson
“A Case of U,” Prince
“Blue,” Sarah McLachlan
“Ladies of the Canyon,” Annie Lennox
“Magdalena Laundries,” Emmylou Harris
“Edith and the Kingpin,” Elvis Costello
“Help Me,” k.d. lang
“River,” James Taylor

Looks like some strange artist and song choices for sure. Here’s one of my favorite Joni Mitchell songs, A Case Of You. A version by Prince(not the tribute version) , a rare Tori Amos B-Side version, and the original Joni version.

MP3: Prince A Case Of U
Tori Amos – A Case Of You
Joni Mitchell – A Case Of You

So, while I was surfing the web in search of a Joni Mitchell picture for this post I happened across these lovely songs by a girl named Morgan Ryan. I thought I’d share them here with you all. Enjoy. Stop by her myspace page to hear some more.

MP3: Morgan Ryan – Hallelu
Morgan Ryan – Phone Lines

myspace : www.myspace.com/missmorganryan