Oh another ear worm alert!!! I cannot get this song out of my head. I mean I'm not complaining, it's a lovely song by the very handsome Jack Savoretti called What More Can I Do? But it's the sample track behind the song that's been bugging me.
Where have I heard it from? It is quite a well known piece of music and I kept thinking it was a bit Robert Palmer but then I realised it was Barry White......that then got me thinking about lurrrrrv and then I remembered, ping! It came to me in a flash, no not the cleaning fluid or Gordon but actually Steve Wright. That was it, Steve Wright uses 'Loves Theme' on his Radio 2 Show 'Sunday Love Songs'.
Phew that was giving a bit of brain ache let alone having the ear worm as well. I'm glad I have it sorted and I know now. This is such a gorgeous song though and Jack's warm tones in his voice just make it so relaxing to listen to. He has such a distinctive voice and those strings added to the track, well as you know I'm a sucker for a few strings.
So go and get a bit of Jack Savoretti on your play list this week and enjoy! If you would like to check out the video of 'What More Can I Do' you can here: youtu.be/vA9CZA2aWOk
...and if you want to check out the Barry White track just to settle your mind too, that's here: youtu.be/8YS7sWCG_ZE
It is a very subtle sample which is disguised a little by the strings and that's probably why it puzzled me a bit. It's not overpowering that it takes over from his song which is great because at the end of the day it's all about Jack.
What a great match eh? Loving it Jack....beautiful song and I really don't care that it's in my head.....it cancels out all the rubbish stuff in there. Hope you all like it too.
Thank you for reading again this week, I will be back tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday but for now.......
There is always that song that you hear on the radio, you start tapping your feet and singing along and then at the end of the track they announce who it is....and that it's Bananarama. Well I was not expecting to hear that and not expecting to like the new single as much as I did.
'Stuff Like That' is the new offering from the girls and is taken from the forthcoming album 'In Stereo' to be released next month. It's alright, a nice pop tune, very catchy and totally Bananarama. They also have a tour coming up this year plus they have always been on the bill of many an 80's festival and there are a few of those this year too. Yes, although they have gone through a few changes regarding the band members Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward have always been the original two banana gals and celebrate 36 years of success.
Dad from the Brew will be chuffed, in fact that new album will be whisking its way on to his Amazon wish list as soon as he reads this. He is 88 years young and loves Bananarama, he listens to all the oldies and I'm thinking these girls are keeping him very young. We just have to watch him when he's disco dancing but hey just goes to show there is no age limit to the fans of Bananarama.
I'm having a bit of a deja vu moment which isn't strange at the moment my lovely brewsters, There are a few to be honest, purely down to hormones and my age but I'm sure I have mentioned the return of Bananarama before. I do apologise, I have written so many posts now but could I find anything looking back? No, so I figured if I have written about them before it wouldn't do any harm to mention them again.
If you would like to catch up on news about Bananarama then you can go to their website here at www.bananarama.co.uk
There is everything on there, the tour dates, the video for the new single and a biography to catch up on their history, in case you need to brush up your memories of the 80's. They've become the old days now eh? I remember thinking the 60's were the old days but now kids are thinking it's the 80's which now makes me feel old.
I'll go and put some Bananarama on the music box and shake some moves, I'll be back to my teens in no time.....ahhh the memories.
Thanks for reading today, I will be back tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday but for now.......
It's been a busy old week in Country Music land with the annual C2C (Country to Country) festival in the UK taking place where lots of big names in the country music world were perform. This was obviously why Keith Urban seemed to be taking over my tv and radio for the past few days. Not complaining at all, what a nice bloke he is!
I caught Keith on The One Show last week performing his new single 'Never Comin Down' taken from the album Graffiti U and really liked that a lot. Then I listened to him on Radio 2 with Zoe Ball and he was so funny, what a laugh that show was, if you didn't catch it go and catch up on the radio iplayer. Not only is that guy just one heck of a laugh, he sounds good, has a very talented Mrs (Nicole Kidman) and he is quite easy on the eye. Not bad at all.
The other bit of country music news is that we now have a music channel dedicated to country music again. How long have we been waiting for this?Well I have been waiting since March 1998 when CMT Europe was taken away from us. Nothing really came along that matched that until now.
Yes Total Country is now available on Sky channel 373. and Virgin 348 with back to back country music for all you fans. It first went to Sky and I felt a bit like the lost person who would never experience it, envying the Sky people who were enjoying their country music. It was like looking through a window and wishing, just wishing it could happen to us virgins.
That sounds so wrong, for one I don't go around peering through people's windows to watch tv and as for virgins I mean Virgin Media customers. Patience is a virtue and after a short wait it finally arrived to Virgin customers. So all happy now.
Some say country music had it's day with the line dancing craze that went on in the 90's but no I think it's always been there. Of course a bit of line dancing raised the profile of a lot of popular country tunes but it's still as popular today. Not everyones cup of tea (ha ha see what I did there) but if you are a fan it is around for you to enjoy.
So give it a go and let me know what you think. Thank you for reading today. I will be back tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday but for now you all take care.
We are back at Rock Choir again and what a song to start our new term off with. It's only 'Dreams' by The Cranberries. Just such a fabulous song and when listening to the original you cannot help but fall in love with the pure vocal tones from lead singer Dolores O' Riordan.
It is so sad that Dolores died just over a year ago now but it is nice that we can all keep her memory very much alive by playing her music and singing her songs. I hope we are doing Dreams justice and that people will enjoy our Rock Choir version when we get to perform it.
Even on the first week of learning it is sounding really good and it isn't so tricky to learn so a nice easy time we are having this term. The songs this year so far have been featuring less moves with them so I think someone, or quite a few people may have sent feedback to the old Rock Choir HQ asking to tone the dance moves down slightly.
It is a bit tricky when you have to think about lyrics, harmony parts and then which way you're going to sway or when to clap in the right places. Oh my head can get a bit muddled. It's a bit like trying to rub you're stomach and pat your head at the same time, remember doing that as kids? I had trouble with that so imagine which way I am swaying in the middle of a Rock Choir performance.
It does all come together eventually even with the more complex songs, we all end up thinking that it is never going to work out and then 'ping', yes just like the sound of a Disney magic wand 'ping' ( I'll do it again because I like that) it all works out and we end up loving it, even the moves. Rockies never admit to it but they love it really. I feel a pantomime moment coming on there - 'oh no we don't'.
So we will be carrying on with our new song and recapping the other new ones because I suppose some of them may feature at our performance at the Edinburgh Fringe later this year. Woo get us!! Yes in August we will be performing in the beautiful city of Edinburgh at The Fringe Festival, keep having to pinch myself to see if it's real. We are not sure of the songs which we are to perform yet but I'm sure they will be great, so exciting!!!
See, it's a great experience this Rock Choir lark isn't it? Recording at Abbey Road Studios, performing at big mega festivals.....fancy it? If you do, just pop over to www.rockchoir.com and find your local session where you can also get a free taster session. Come and join us, you know you want to, there's no audition, it's very relaxed and most of all it's FUN!! So what are you waiting for?
Thank you for reading today. I will return tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday but for now you take care.
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