my mind's been stuck on music and covers/collaborations lately.
like Kid Cudi & Bryan Greenberg performing together
, this cover of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
by The Like (mp3
), this mashup of Falling Slowly & With or Without You
- actually, any cover Kris Allen has done, Adam Levine/Kanye West, etc and how unexpected stuff like that makes a song infinitely more interesting to me.
also, how an artist records their songs influences greatly how much I will enjoy it. Like this song, Heart of Mine
, where you can hear all the laughter and conversation going on in the background. it makes it more intimate, somehow, which makes me feel slightly voyeuristic. I repeated that song so many times on the bus earlier today.
most of the time, I love live versions of certain songs way more than studio versions to the point that I forget what the original even sounds like (Is It Over, anyone? Andrew's guitar solo will blow your face off
), especially when there's audience participation
(two of my very favourite
Panic performances. how EPIC was Hove Festival '08, you guys?).
I don't know, I guess I was just listening to a lot of songs while walking around and on the bus/train today. maybe i'll make a playlist for all of you later.
okay, okay. enough rhapsodizing for one day.
an aside: I bought a pair of TOMS shoes!
turns out that strategy of having a celebrity promote your organization really does work. who knew, right?
(my friends are gonna laugh so hard when I wear them to class. they're pink plaid. /o\ shut up, they're cute. and easy to wear. and technically, i did a good deed.)
oh, and the World Cup starts tooooodaaaaay!!!oh, and REMEMBER, for every one creation inspired by this prompt, the mods of we_are_cities will donate a dollar to the Greater New Orleans Foundation to help the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Relief efforts.
ETA: Mandela's great-granddaughter killed in crash after World Cup concert
Oh gosh. My thoughts go out to them.