Mr. Hudson Featuring Kanye West

May 28, 2009

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Well, the roles are reversed and Mr. Hudson has put out a new track featuring a Kanye solo (and yes, he’s auto-tuned).

It’s a great, up-tempo track and definitely makes me want to get more into this guy and his band, Mr. Hudson and the Library.

Mr. Hudson – Supernova (ft. Kanye West)

The above track comes from Mr. Hudson’s second album, “Straight No Chaser”, to be released on August 3.

Enjoy!

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Under The Covers

February 25, 2009

“Great Things Are Covered” – Anonymous

Random collection of three great covers today:

Antony & The Johnsons – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan Cover).  I’ve been a huge fan of A&TJ for a while now and I was still completely blown away at how gut-wrenchingly beautiful they made this song.  Instant favorite.

The Fray – Heartless (Kanye West Cover).  This one is hot off the presses and is definitely worth a listen.  The Fray attack this song with guitar while I think it may have been more interesting with a piano and while there is so. much. pain. in this song lyrically, I’m not sure I feel all of that pain in The Fray’s intrepetation.

Shirley Bassey – Get This Party Started (Pink Cover). We’ll end on a fun note. Ms. Bassey provides a predictable spin on this song but that’s not a criticism as she turns Pink’s fluffy Top 40 hit into something worthy of it’s own Bond film.

Enjoy!


Inauguration Day Schedule

January 20, 2009

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January 20, 2009: How long have you been waiting for this day!?

10:00 AM:

Preliminary festivities begin, including music by The United States Marine Band, The San Francisco Boys Chorus, and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.

11:30 AM:

Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: Senator Dianne Feinstein

Invocation: Douchebag Rick Warren

Song by Aretha Franklin

Swearing-in of Vice President-elect Joe Biden

Music composed by John Williams and performed by Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montero, and Anthony McGill.

12:00 PM:

President Barack Obama is sworn-in as the 44th President of the United States of America.

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

12:05 PM (approx):

Presidential Address by Barack Obama

Poem: Elizabeth Alexander

Benediction: The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

The National Anthem: The United States Navy Band “Sea Chanters”

1:00 PM (approx):

Inaugural Luncheon

2:30 PM (approx):

Inaurugral Parade: Pennsylvania Avenue: the Capitol to the White House

 

David Bowie – Young Americans

Kanye West ft. Estelle – American Boy