Ingrid is from the hood.


So I may be a little late to the party again on this one as far as making a post, but there are people I know who still haven’t heard it and that is a damn shame. Haunting, beautiful and with such a delicate touch – Ingrid Michaelson breathes new life into this classic song.

Ingrid Michaelson - Can't Help Falling In Love

This Elvis Presley cover sung by Ingrid Michaelson was originally recorded live at Daytrotter (if you don’t know it, get to know it) and you can go here to download it and listen to more tracks from her session there.

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Post image for “Enter Love Machine” Metallica vs. The Miracles

This is just too much fun to not share. Never have Metal and Motown sounded so fabulous together. The Miracles’ background vocals behind in the chorus are especially funny. Enjoy this Mash-up of Metallica “Enter Sandman” and The Miracles “Love Machine” by Endless Noise.

Metallica vs. The Miracles - Enter Love Machine (Endless Noise Mash-up)

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YouTube Literal Video Versions

Just stumbled upon these videos today – absolutely brilliant concept by Dusto McNeato which has been picked up and carried on by many others.

Here are two of my favorites. Click to see them after the jump [click to continue…]

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Crosby Loggins

This week’s subject for New Music Monday comes with a familiar name but a deeper voice and a brand new album. Crosby Loggins, son of singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins (of solo fame and half of folk/rock duo Loggins and Messina) is releasing his first solo album titled “Time to Move” via Jive Records after his win on MTV show “Rock the Cradle” which had famous rock progeny battling it out on stage each week. I grew up listening to Loggins and Messina but if you’re unfamiliar with Kenny Loggins by name you’ll remember him best by his songs “I’m Alright” from the opening credits of Caddyshack, “Danger Zone” from Top Gun and of course “Footloose.”

Kenny Loggins - Danny's Song

One of my favorite Kenny Loggins songs has always been “Danny’s Song” which I’ve included above for comparison’s sake – however don’t get caught comparing here for too long, Crosby has a distinctly different voice and style which I gather has been pretty deliberate. His voice has a bit of a Colin Hay quality to it (his solo stuff, not Men At Work) but he sings like a rock star with much more power and emotion.

Crosby Loggins - Seriously

His first single “Seriously” comes out on June 8th and was co-written by accomplished hit songwriter Kara DioGuardi (most recently made a household name as the 4th American Idol judge). The album “Time to Move” comes out on the 14th but I’ve got “Seriously” above for your listening pleasure. The song is piano driven, has a great build to it and his voice sounds clear and fantastic. I could definitely hear it showing up on Grey’s Anatomy next season or The Secret Life of the American Teenager this summer. Also contributing to the album is John Mayer with a guitar solo on the album’s title track.

“Time to Move” is not yet listed on iTunes but a page is up on Amazon and it says it will become available starting on the 2nd. In the meantime enjoy the preview and check out his official website below.

Crosby Loggins Official Site

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Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent

Susan Boyle was at it again today with her performance of “Memories” from Cats that earned her a spot in the finals for Britain’s Got Talent. Boyle seemed much more serious and controlled this time around (if a bit nervous), perhaps because she now has something to lose, and she sang well overall and received glowing praise from the judges. At a long pause in the song she received resounding applause and cheers which were reminiscent of her first shocking performance on BGT of “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables.

Will her popularity as an underdog and internet sensation be enough to crown her the winner? The real question is – is she still living up to everyone’s expectations in this second performance? Watch and decide for yourself after the jump. [click to continue…]

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