This weeks track is Dolly Parton and ‘9 to 5’ – I just can’t help but to dance and sing along when this song comes on! A sure-fire mood lifter and booty mover. If you’re feeling glum on a Monday morning, whack this on and sing about your work-woes whilst making yourself smile!
PS – Clare’s choice of track is particularly relevant at the moment…we have both been so busy working that our blog posts are slowing down a little bit, we hope to be back up to full speed soon!
This weeks track is ‘The Recluse’ by Plan B. His album The Defamation of Strickland Banks from 2010, was a departure from his usual style of rap hip hop, showcasing his singing ability and an adoption of a soulful r’n’b style. The album as a body of work told the tale of a successful man brought down in his prime and spending time in prison.
This song in particular stood out for me because of the strings coursing throughout the track. Man, I love me some strings. The rise and fall, the intensity and the persistence of them throughout the song aid in the telling of his tale. Have a listen, and let me know what you think.
This time a year ago, my husband and I treated ourselves to a once in a lifetime gig. Prince was on tour in the UK, and after trying to get tickets for the first round of releases, we thought the chance to see him had passed.
But luckily for us, he released some more dates and we got booked on – at our most expensive gig ever!
We received an email the day before making some requests on behalf of Prince. Dress in purple. Lovely stuff.
I considered this:
But opted for something more subtle in the end:
Watch the performance through your eyes, not your phone screens. Even better.
So we took this pic before he came on, then put the phones away to enjoy the the show.
Needless to say it was an absolute brilliant gig, and one I’m glad we did when we could. He was supported by Laura Mvula, who was magical and he performed non stop for around 2 and a half hours, before flouncing off stage and courting a 45 minute encore. 45 MINUTES. On a weeknight! We felt for some people who had to leave to get the last train, but we stayed to the end to enjoy every last minute! We even managed to sneak a pic right at the end.
So this weeks track is I Would Die 4 U by Prince. I would have embedded this, but Prince is not a fan of the YouTube generation and has blocked his videos from being on there!
Girls, you know you better…watch out… This weeks track is ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ by Lauryn Hill, from her 1998 debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. This album is one of my favourites of all time, it was … Continue reading →