The Tape Deck: Week #5

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1. Now I Know You Know-Debbie Harry: While "Backfired" continues to be lodged in my brain, another single from the KooKoo album has consumed me and its this eerie composition of jazz balladry. Oddly Debbie sounds like Kate Bush in some parts, yet she retains a soulfulness in her tone that is mesmerizing. Chic really put their producing foot into this and sadly, it went unnoticed.

2. Million Dollar Bill-Whitney Houston
3. Celebration-Madonna

4. Golden Boys-RES: As I'm revisiting How I Do this week, the opening cut possesses a hypnotic musical swirl that continues to draw me in. Complete with orchestral swells in the chorus and the punchy lyric delivery, it makes me hungry for Res to give us more quality tunes. She's been sticking to the underground too long...she needs to come up for some light!

5. Dirty It Up-Robin Thicke
6. Don't Bring Me Flowers-Erik Hassle ft. MPHO

7. Can't Stand Your Mother-Lucy Pearl: Of all the songs off of the engaging collaboration between Raphael Saddiq, Dawn Robinson and Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad, this is probably my favorite song. Its the simplest of songs with its acapella and bare bones musical backdrop but the premise of the song is chuckle-worthy...especially if you run into this sort of situation before.

8. Everybody-VV Brown

9. Milk & Honey-Goapele: Warning: This video will make you want some cookies...real bad

10. Love Songs-Anjulie


  1. Oooh -- I'm going to see Blondie in a few days! :)

  2. That exciting! Where are you seeing them at? For some reason, I didn't even know they were still touring/ me some Debbie Harry

  3. They're doing a free concert with Pat Benatar and The Donnas tomorrow night near Coney Island in Brooklyn. So psyched. Fingers crossed I get in and actually SEE them. :)

  4. Debbie and Pat Benatar?!? *eyes wide*
    I need to get out of Texas...nothing epic like that happens here, LOL

    I forgot about The Donnas, I liked one song they did, awhile back. I guess I lost track of them.

    Let me know if you got in to see them! :)


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