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7/05/2009

Sunday Matinee: Free-stylin'

Posted by Gwen |

A friend recently gave me one of those "free song" iTunes cards that Starbucks gives out with coffee on Tuesdays. The cards are programmed with one particular song, as opposed to getting a choice, but I love trying new things. Heck, 95% of the time I like their Free Single of the Week and not just because it's free.


Like Miss Madeleine Peyroux. Her song, Instead, was the free download on the card and as soon as I heard it, a wonderfully uplifting jazzy-bluesy piece, I was hooked and scrambling for more. In this one, Dance Me To The End Of Love, her voice is as smooth and warm as a hot toddy while the stand-up bass and piano keep your toes tapping:


Finding Madeleine, however, led me to the discovery of the day: Melody Gardot. Instant love, people. Her sound fills a void in my soul that I didn't know I had and her backstory is captivating. My out-of-the-gate favorite, Goodnite, makes me want to sit in the dark, wearing black pencil pants and smoking cigarettes:


Check out how groovy and cute she is in this one, Who Will Comfort Me. Now that I have a bunch of new jazzy musics I want to throw a cocktail party with highballs and fancy cheese and olives. Guess that one free song wasn't as free as I had expected.

9 comments:

Imnotbenny said...

The first one was good, but the second one was awesome!

Nice finds!

I bet you would like Esthero- you should look her up.

rutkap said...

Have you ever gone to Pandora.com? you can put in a song or artist and they will build a playlist on your computer based on that song and if you liked or hated the songs that they suggest. Great way to find other artists that you like.

Renaissance Woman said...

Okay...so we have so many things in common but not really the jazz thing. I do actually like th second song...but the first is too much jazz for me. Crazy thing...I go the a park by my house on Sunday evenings to listen to live jazz. Go figure!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I tagged you for a meme and gave you a little award all at the same time...

mo.stoneskin said...

"fancy cheese and olives" huh? Bloody hell. Open invite?

ttmac said...

I'll bring the olives! Will you be serving Gwentini's in fabulous martini glasses as well. Cha, of course you will.

Fancy Schmancy said...

I've only heard the first one so far, damn but she's a young white Ella Fitzgerald! Fantastic!

Nanodance said...

Loved both those songs. Thanks. See- their marketing tactic worked. Now I am going to have to download me some of that.

carolyn said...

thanks gwen for the new music recomendations, i went out and bought them both.

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