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Now displaying: March, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
They Forget My Name
When I was young, I remember seeing the video for George Michael's "Careless Whisper" on Muchmusic and the feeling like it was the longest video in the world. It was a mini soap opera of heartbreak and loneliness that I, at 7,  couldn't understand...yet that chorus always got stuck in my head for days. I'd be sitting at Smitty's with my parents and this song would come on and it would start all over again. Even to this day, whenever I hear, "never going to dance again, guilty feelings got no rythm...", I replay that chorus over and over until everyone around me wants to punch me in the throat.

I still don't know the lyrics.

Anyway, I finish this mix off with a long sample of that George Michael classic mixed with dirty south twist...and all those old feelings come right back. I don't care how lame that sounds. 

1. Big Boi - International Players Anthem (paul blend)
2. The Dream (feat. R.Kelly) - Shawty Is The Shit (Raziek Remix/paul blend)
3. Kylie Minogue - Slow (MONSTR Remix/paul blend)
4. Justin Timberlake -Cry Me A River
5. Lymbyc Systym - Astrology Days (The One AM Radio Remix/paul blend)
6. UGK - One Day (paul blend with Monkey Bee (Diplo Remix))
7. DJ / rupture - Mirage: Quest, Brooklyn Anthem: Team Shadetek (paul blend)
8. Santogold - Starstruck (paul blend)
9. The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name (paul blend)
10. T.I. - No Matter What (paul blend)
11. T.I. feat. Rihanna - Live Your Life (paul blend)
12. The Cool Kids - Mikey Rocks (paul blend)
13. Devin The Dude (feat. Andre 3000 & Snoop Dogg) - What A Job (paul blend)
14. PRGz - Bama Gettin' Money (Diplo Remix)
15. George Michael - Careless Whisper (paul blend)
16. Pimp C - Knocking Doorz Down (paul remix)

Mar 4, 2009
Slow and Low 3 - The Covers
The third compilation in the "Slow and Low" series. I usually get a kick out of a good cover song...assuming it's well done. Some of them tread the line of cheesy, yet others create a new feel altogether. From my understanding, a cover song is a way to honor a song that someone views as classic. If that's the case, the more renditions that one song has by other artists, the more 'classic' it must be, right? Jealous Guy by John Lennon has been covered and commercially released 192 different ways...so it must be a classic (in my opinion, the Donny Hathaway version is better than the original). A recent trend seems to be to cover Umbrella, by Rihanna. According to Wikipedia, artists such as Amanda Palmer, Manic Street Preachers, OneRepublic, Lillasyster, Scott Simons, Marie Digby, Mandy Moore, Tegan and Sara, Vanilla Sky, Biffy Clyro, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, All Time Low, McFly, Plain White T's, Taylor Swift, and others have covered it in different styles.

As long as the cover sounds great or invokes a smile, it's all good. Here is a brief sample of some great covers of some great songs.

1. Easy Star All-Stars - Karma Police (feat. Citizen Cope) [Radiohead]
2. Ebrahim - Lady & Paris/Tokyo [D'Angelo & Lupe Fiasco]
3. Donny Hathaway - Jealous Guy [John Lennon]
4. Obadiah Parker - Hey Ya [Andre 3000]
5. Cibo Matto - About a Girl [Nirvana]
6. Ebrahim - Oops, I Did It Again [Britney Spears]
7. Kay Pettigrew - Fresh Prince of Bel Air [Will Smith]
8. Nina Gordon - Straight Outta Compton [N.W.A.]
9. The Bird and the Bee - Don't Stop the Music [Rihanna]
10. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Inspiration Information [Shuggie Otis]
11. Ben Kweller - Wait [The Beatles]
12. Calico Horse - Idioteque [Radiohead]
13. Ben Folds - Bitches Ain't Shit [Dr. Dre]
14. Seu Jorge - Changes [David Bowie]

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