Mr. Hudson Featuring Kanye West

May 28, 2009

kanye west mr. hudsonkanye west mr. hudsonRemember the featuring credit on Kanye West’s track “Paranoid” referring to a “Mr. Hudson”?

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.


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.


Inauguration Day Schedule

January 20, 2009


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