31. August 2009

Marina & The Diamonds

Something that I have really been enjoying in the music / blog scene lately is a trend towards bands with strong female lead singers. I am not talking about obtrusive fat lesbian cunts like Beth Ditto, I am talking about women that look like a Charlie's Angel on their Myspace and get worried when watching the new Shakira video. Women like Marina Diamandis aka Marina & The Diamonds.

Marina & The Diamonds - Obsessions (mp3)

Marina & The Diamonds - I'm Not A Robot (Penguin Prison Remix) (mp3)

24. August 2009

live is live

I don't fancy live albums too much. In fact there are only two of those type of records I managed to listen to more than only once. First one is legendary Social Distortion live at the Roxy from 98' that I unfortunately lost many years ago at times when people would not play music from youtube but actually took (original) CDs to parties that other people would actually be interested in stealing. The second one is a live recording from a Jamie T concert at the Barfly in London, which I actually enjoy even more than the album. Also I sometimes find live videos with versions that I like more than the actual song. Very often over at la blogotheque and sometimes simply on youtube.
Now I present to you two live versions I enjoy very much. A classic and a new one. Also I ripped the sound so you can put it on your mp3 listening device.

Led Zeppelin - Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (Live in Copenhagen 1969) (mp3)

Anna Ternheim - Summer Rain (alternate take) (mp3)