Tag: music

July 2, 2011
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September 22, 2009
I am not sure how I first came across Julia Nunes, probably via her YouTube channel.

Idiosyncratic isn’t the word, her music videos are uniquely hers, and an utter delight. While perhaps not always the most polished of musicians (she is having far too much fun), she is a great performer, and I am utterly impressed with her technical nouse – I’ve done my share of multitracking, but Julia does it in front of a webcam, and manages to edit it into a pretty seamless video.

April 14, 2009
Got back from Bradford last night, and I am off to Liverpool today, so I’ve no time to post in much detail.

I have to say that LX2009 is the best Eastercon I have been to for many years – and that is a comment on the quality of this year’s con, and not putting down previous years at all.

April 8, 2009
Following my recent posts about Leonard Cohen’s masterpiece “Hallelujah”, someone emailed me with this link, which is an MP3 of probably one of the best versions I’ve heard.

On the Sad Kermit website, there is also a YouTube video of Kermit singing “Hurt” as originally performed by Nine Inch Nails, and later covered by Johnny Cash.

March 13, 2009
Some Say I Got Devil – Melanie Safka

Came across this today on last.fm, asĀ  a semi-random connection to the Janis Ian songs I was listening to. I remember hearing this when it first came out as the B-side to Melanie’s “Brand New Key” and being much more impressed with it than the A-side.

December 17, 2008
I am becoming increasingly amused and irritated – in roughly equal parts – by the number of people who seem to think Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah" is some kind of religious hymn, and particularly suitable for Christmas.

Most recently, this has been evidenced by all the contestants of the X-Factor performing it, with the idea that the winner would release it as a "certain" Christmas Number One. However, at the moment, it seems that X-Factor’s winner Alexandra Burke may be edged out by campaigns to promote Cohen’s original, or the extremely popular Jeff Buckley interpretation.