What I'm Listening to Today: 3/12/04
Jill Tracy - Diabolical Streak - 12:15 P.M. - Oh FUN! This is spooky, diabolical, almost ragtime-like type music. Jill has a sexy-cute voice and sings such haunting songs. I don't quite know what to categorize this as, but it is strange without a doubt. A very GOOD kind of strange, though. Listening to the music, I imagined a dusty old, cobweb-filled house. Inside this house there is an old piano parlor with a single candle on top of the piano. The keys are playing by themselves. A ghost, perhaps?
P.J. Harvey - To Bring You My Love - I've never heard of P.J. Harvey until a friend sent me this CD. As I mentioned below, for the most part this album is very low-key and mellow. It's more background music than anything else for me. Her voice isn't one of a beautiful siren but more of a back-alley banshee, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. While it's not emotional music to me, I'm sure it takes emotion to sing with such anger and "madness."
Ricki Lee Jones - Pop Pop - 2:40 P.M. - I first heard about Ricki Lee Jones on a segment on the Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood on CBS. I was taken by the baby-doll-like voice she sings with.
Nellie McKay - Get Away From Me - 4:30 P.M. - I first heard about Nellie McKay on NPR radio. She's a newcomer to the music scene. She's only 19 years old and has created such a variety of music for her first 2-CD set. SUCH a breath of fresh air. I can't believe my ears that I hear a young music artist who's not singing songs like Brittney Spears. Oh no. This girl sings about so much more. She is a true singer/songwriter. Perhaps the young female Bob Dylan of 2004? No, I'm not comparing her to Bob Dylan because I don't even LIKE Bob Dylan, I'm just trying to bait those of you who DO like acclaimed singer/songwriters to give her a try. You will be knocked off your socks at the intelligence of this young lady. Hopefully she cherishes her uniqueness so much she won't be sold out to mainstream girly pop! Please do try her out! Check out this article about her: Click Here Also, if you'd like to listen to the NPR radio segment and a few samples of her music, check out this page: Click here.