A gift of music and E music sux

January 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Emusic is no itunes. Not even close.  Recently I downloaded 48 free songs.  35 of them came from emusic thanks to ticketmaster’s giveaway while the rest was from itunes.  I must add that emusic pretty much sucks.  I should have been a been to choose 35 songs in about 2 minutes.  Instead it turned into a 2 hour long hunt for some descent music.  No Madonna, Lady Gaga, Bat for Lashes, Weezer, REM, I started to get desperate after a while.  I did end up with good songs but it took far too long. 

Here’s what I got:

Ozzy Osbourne  Tribute album

Little Boots Stuck on Repeat and Meddle

Lady Hawke  Paris is Burning

Ladytron   Ghosts, Runaway, Blue Jeans (Temple of Jay Remix)

Adele   Chasing Pavements and Hometown Glory

Santigold   LES Artistes and Lights Out

Creature     Who’s hot, whos not and Pop Culture

Roisin Murphy   You know me better (Body Jack Remix)

Kim Carnes     Bette Davis Eyes

Coolio    Gangsta’s Paradise

Bush       Little Things

Savage Garden     To the Moon and Back

Nik Kershaw     Wouldn’t it be good

Human League    Love me Madly?  and Sin City

Ever use emusic?  What do you think?

Kagehime

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So many Ladies

April 8, 2009 at 9:22 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Lately I’ve heard about a lot of ladies in music and I’m wondering where this trend is coming from.  Not to mention an over all trend towards weirder names and stage names in place of real ones. 

Two groups with lady in it are Lady Antebellum and Ladytron.  Lady Antebellum is a country band formed in 2006.  I don’t listen to too much country, but they sound good to me. 

Ladytron is an electro-pop band formed in 1999.  Their song Ghosts was recently featured on the show Kings on NBC.  I acctually heard about Ladytron because of the rumour that they are supposed to be working with Christina Aguilera on her next album. 

ladytronPhotoretouched.jpg image by infinitephoto

Some of the people with lady in their name  are Lady Gaga, Ladyhawke, Lady Starlight, and Lady Saw.  After Lady Gaga’s smash hit Just Dance last summer she quickly became the most popular and well known of the ladies.  I only started hearing about the other ladies after her, although some have been out longer.  And with Lady Gaga is word of Lady Starlight who helped her form her awesomeness and I heard is touring with her. 

There’s also Ladyhawke from New Zealand who released her debut album September 2008.  Her music is strongly reminescent of the 80s and her voice kind of reminds me of Stevie Nicks, but then I guess she had a strong influence on her.  You can see a list of her influences on her myspace.

Lady Soveriegn has been a British rapper since 2003.

Lady Saw has been active in the music business longer than the other ladies I named.  She’s been a reggae singer since 1994. 

And then there’s the Barenaked Ladies.  I kind of forgot about them, but I think they qualify as a “Lady” although none of them are Ladies.  Thank you Michelle for the reminder.

The ladies are from totally different geographical locations and backgrounds.  There are tons more ladies outside of music, but I’m not going to go there.  In fact there are probably more in music, but since I can’t think of anymore I’m going to leave it at that. Can you think of any more ladies and who’s your favorite?

Kagehime

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