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Aimee Mann--The Forgotten Arm [May. 26th, 2005|06:47 pm]

[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]
[music |"King of the Jailhouse" Aimee Mann]

Anyone else listening to Aimee's latest effort, The Forgotten Arm?

I was completely taken with Lost in Space but think this album is fantastic in a slightly different way. For some reason I think her vocals are the best on this new album than ever before...less droney maybe? Really enjoying it and like the story aspect of it.
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Karen Kosowski - Out Here At Sea [May. 8th, 2005|11:16 am]
This is one of my favourite new albums of the year, hands down, and it's great that I finally have it in my hot little hands..... and being as Karen is Canadian AND talented, I feel like sharing the goodness....

For those not familiar with her work, Karen is an indie artist based out of Toronto, although she originally hails from Winnipeg. Her latest album (her fourth) is, in my opinion, her best to date. So many artists have an album to end all albums, their memorable work. Tori Amos has Little Earthquakes or Boys For Pele (depending who you ask); Sarah McLachlan has Fumbling Towards Ecstasy; Ani Difranco has Not a Pretty Girl. Karen has her latest.

The evolution of her sound has been fun to watch, from folkie girl with a guitar and sass, to rocked out folk, to her current sound, a jazzy-trip-hop blend. The album ranges from the political (We'll Find You) to the more personal (Important; Slide). Highlights of the album for me include Love and Bandaids, Scared To Death and the title track.

The album is currently in pre-release mode, only available at shows, but will soon be at cdbaby.com.... but in the meantime, I feel compelled beyond words to start whoring samples. Now, I wouldn't rip the whole album, because unlike, say, Madonna, Karen is a very much starving artist indie type. BUT here's what I did do.....

I've created a 10 minute mesh of clips from the album, strung together as an MP3. It's a you send it file. Please feel free to whore it around. The sound of this album is a jazzy/alt rock-ish Radiohead circa Kid A/OK Computer feel, with elements of Sarah McLachlan and hmm.... Sarah Slean. I can't really peg it, except that I love it and it's Karen. Click the link below directly - it will take you to the page where you can download. Mac users may have trouble - let me know, and I'll try and host it briefly.


The file contains samples of the following in order:
Love and Bandaids
Scared To Death
Tell Me What I'm Doing Wrong
No One's Watching
We'll Find You
Out Here At Sea

If you like what you here, please mosey on over to http://www.karenkosowski.com, and come post on the message board. You can also download full demo versions of Important and Love and Bandaids there, as well as goodies from previous albums.

(X-posted like a mad whore - sorry!)
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(no subject) [Apr. 28th, 2005|05:02 pm]
Hello. Just joined.

My recent fave is the lovely French-Canadian Jorane. I became acquainted with her music last Fall when a Canadian friend sent me a mix cd. I had the pleasure of seeing Jorane in Seattle on April 12th at The Triple Door. Her show was phenomenal. It was she, her cello, and a guitarist. Raw and beautiful. She signed her new cd, The You and The Now, after the show. I spoke with her for a couple of minutes...very sweet woman. I love her new album but I think my favorite is her Canadian release, Vent Fou.
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New Website [Apr. 14th, 2005|01:21 pm]


Hello all .. I just thought that I would post a quick howdy and let everyone know aout a new website for Casey Stratton ...This is a singer/songwriter currently performing some dates with Eric Himan. The site is fun, very detailed and informative and fresh :) So feel free to check it out :) My Little Flood

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(no subject) [Jan. 12th, 2005|03:28 pm]

I made a community for Jonatha Brooke, so if you are interested in her, please join. =]


If you want to hear her cover of Alan Parsons Project "Eye In The Sky" then message me on AIM (MixesUpHerAlbums) and I will gladly send you it.
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(no subject) [Nov. 20th, 2004|07:36 pm]

does anyone know any artists similar to Eric Himan or Ben Harper? That soft from the heart sort of music? Been looking for something to escape to.
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Hi! I'm a newbie :) [Sep. 22nd, 2004|09:48 pm]

[mood |mellowmellow]
[music |Hands Born Dirty - Joseph Arthur (Holding the Void)]

Joseph Arthur, Neil Finn and Aimee Mann are my holy trinity of singer/songwriters :). Just saw Joe for the first time on monday and I was completely blown away... he is *phenomenal*! If he's playing near you check him out - you won't regret it! I think he's breaking from his own tour a few times to open for Wilco and then later R.E.M. this fall...
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New to the group, thought I'd share my favorites. [Aug. 8th, 2004|10:20 pm]

[music |Butterfly Boucher "Another White Dash"]

My favorite singer songwriters are: Tori Amos, Nelly Furtado, Bjork, and Res. I'm really getting into Butterfly Boucher (how I found the group) and Rachel Yamagata as well.

Awesome idea for a group.

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OMG [Jun. 11th, 2004|04:06 pm]

I'm gonna throw this out there, but I don't think I'll get very many responses..... Did anyone make it to Eric Himen's show in Florida this last weekend? It was like totally awesome. I'm such a groupie.

This was the very first time that he played with a full band.......it balanced out his usual folk sound to folk rock. I hope that they all go to the studio together and rerecord all the prior cd's. Although we already own the 3 cd's, I'd definately buy them again with a full band (hell, one of the cd's we've already purchased twice...hehehee).

Ok, back to work.
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(no subject) [Jun. 7th, 2004|06:49 am]

[mood |excitedexcited]
[music |"Excuses" - Alanis Morissette]

A singer/songwriter community is a great idea! I'm glad to see that Alanis is on the list... I'm going to see her live in July, which is going to be fantastic as always, I'm sure.
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