Covers Music

Kevin Nash & Moses Sumney – Lost & Found (Lianne La Havas Cover)

Come upstairs and I’ll show you where all my
Where my demons hide from you
Just look at who I have become
I am so ashamed you were the one that made me feel the way I do

I heard a quote at one of my yoga classes a couple of weeks ago that went something along the lines of, “True love is loving someone without changing them at all.”  It’s so hard to embody and enact, but why? As if the feeling you have in your mind, the projection of the perfect love in your mind, is any better than what exists truly in real life… It’s amazing how thoughts and feelings can take such true form in people. But to transform someone you love into something entirely different based on what you feel is right? Ask not how you can change another person but how you can better yourself. And maybe, how that person helps you be a better person, if that is the role that they seem to fit.

This track is really beautiful for a day of contemplation and thought, and Sundays are a day that I take solace in for that aspect alone. Sundays are a day of re-assessment and inner dialogue. Not a lot of talking to others, with the exception of the occasional brunch, because it’s good to be quiet, too. Every other day of the week requires something of us, but Sundays are ours for taking.

Kevin Nash & Moses Sumney bring us a lovely, stripped down and soul-filled take on Lianne La Havas lyrical masterpiece. Men who sing about love and hurt like women do always hold a special place in my heart.

Happy Sunday ya’ll.

Moses/Nash – Lost & Found (Lianne La Havas Cover)

Music Remixes Uncategorized

Blossom Dearie – Just One of Those Things (Brazilian Girls Remix)

So late last night, Hec asked me to sort out a post for today. I believe “I’m Swayze. Off to bed. We need to post before 11:30am NYC time” were his exact words. As I was planning a post continuing my Mr. Scruff introduction to the wonder that is the Ninja Tune record label here in the UK, my morning lecture on Post Modernism pulled a fortunate serendipity on me. In the words of Andre 3000,

You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can’t predict the weather.”

So for today, I think a dip into the post modern side of popular music would be an interesting way of starting your Thursday. It involves exploring an evolution and the constant reuse of the jazz standard, Just One Of Those Things.

The song is about a feeling most, if not all of us, are familiar with. It is common, between two individuals that once shared an intimate affair, for one of the two to suddenly lose interest after a few encounters. It is a simple fact of life that not all relationships were made to last. So to build on what Hec so beautifully suggested, the concept of thinking in seconds as opposed to the future or past, I would like to suggest that some affairs were made to be enjoyed in the spur of the moment. As my dear friend Pichi once said, don’t cry because its over fool, smile because it happened. Additionally, certain long lasted relationships should be brought to an end, regardless of how difficult it is to break it up. To quote Chris Martin,

Nobody said it was easy. Nobody said it would be this hard.”

Brazilian Girls – Just One of Those Things

Covers Music

Mystery Jets – Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis Cover)

Been running into some great covers lately. Here’s one of Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love.” Too good, more to come. Yes, he does look like Edward Scissor Hands in that picture.

Mystery Jets – Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis Cover)