Today’s song of the day comes from the “real” winner of season 1 of The Voice, Dia Frampton, with the live performance of her song “Don’t Kick The Chair” featuring Kid Cudi, from the last episode of The Voice. She may have only come in second last season, but she definitely turned out to be the winner in the end, selling more records than the actual winner, Javier Colon and showing a lot more potential as a current, popular artist. Check out the live performance. What do you think? Who do you think deserved to win season 1? Who do you think should win season 2?
Today’s song of the day is Goodie Mob’s performance on “The Voice” this past Tuesday, of their first single, “Fight To Win” with all four of them back together again after 13 years!!! I wanted to share it the other day, but it wasn’t available online yet. I really like the song, but I do wish that the other guys were utilized more. It’s more or less a Cee-Lo song, which is fine, I love Cee-lo, but this is a Goodie Mob song and I want to hear all of them, after them being absent for so long. Hopefully the full album “Age Against The Machine” will have a lot more Khujo, T-Mo and Big Gipp. What do you think of the new song?
Goodie Mob reunited tonight on The Voice after a 13 year hiatus!!! It was great to see them all back together again. The new song is called “Fight To Win” off of their upcoming new album “Age Against The Machine”. The Voice doesn’t seem like quite the right platform for Goodie Mob and it seemed a lot more like just a Cee-Lo song. None of the other guys, T-Mo, Khujo or Big Gipp really rapped in the performance. I hope the new album incorporates the rest of them much more. I wanted to post the new song, but it’s not available online yet, so I thought I’d share my favorite of their old songs “Black Ice” featuring OutKast. OutKast and Goodie Mob are a part of the legendary Southern Rap clique “The Dungeon Family” and now that Goodie Mob is back together, it is making me long all the more to see OutKast back together. In the mean time I can’t wait to hear the new Goodie Mob album. Now I’m sure many of you are a little unfamiliar with Goodie Mob, but I can tell you they were an awesome and important part of the Southern Rap movement in the 90s. So tell me, what you really know about the Dirty South?
Today’s song of the day is the just premiered new Maroon 5 song, “Payphone” featuring Wiz Khalifa. It was just performed for the first time on The Voice. The last song, Maroon 5 premiered on The Voice, was the #1 smash hit “Moves Like Jagger”. This song sounds very radio ready and I think it should do very well. What do you think of the new song? I’ve been a big Maroon 5 fan since their first album, “Songs About Jane” so I can’t wait for their new album “Overexposed” due out on June 26th.
Every now and then I come across musical synchronicities. The most recent involved Genesis/Phil Collins/Peter Gabriel. I’ve been thinking it was time to dig into Genesis’ and Phil Collins’ music catalouges. I’ve also been hearing a lot about Peter Gabriel lately. First I started seeing ads for him and a live performance he was doing, online. I also recently checked out a collaboration he did with Kate Bush, who I love, on Youtube, the song “Don’t Give Up”. Then my boss mentioned that Gotye sounded kind of like Peter Gabriel. And finally a contestant on The Voice sang the Peter Gabriel song, “In Your Eyes” the other night, which my fiancee actually thought was a Phil Collins song, originally. Then today I asked my boss (a huge music fan) if he had any Peter Gabriel CDs I could borrow, because Spotify didn’t have any of his music and I wanted to try getting into him after I worked though some of Genisis’ catalogue of music.
Little did I know throughout all of this that Peter Gabriel was the original lead singer of Genesis before Phil Collins took over for him in 1975. I just happened to be hearing a lot about Genesis/Phil Collins/Peter Gabriel lately, in completely unrelated ways. I knew Phil Collins was the lead singer of Genesis, but never knew that he was preceded by Peter Gabriel. I found this out while I was listening to Genesis today and was doing a little research on them with Wikipedia. I like to know at least a little about as many artists as possible. It’s just so crazy how all of this was connected and I had no idea, but came upon all of it simultaneously. It’s funny because one of the last musical synchronicities I experienced, involved Kate Bush, who is also indirectly connected to this Genesis/Phil Collins/Peter Gabriel synchronicity. Double synchronicity!!! Anyway, this brings me to today’s song of the day, “That’s All” by Genesis. This is one of their most popular songs. I heard it on the radio the other day and it’s been stuck in my head ever since. That’s all.
So I’ve been meaning to share this song for a while now, since I did my top 5 Rappers of all time countdown, a few weeks back. If you don’t already know, The Dungeon Family is a supergroup that consists of OutKast, Goodie Mob, Sleepy Brown and many other awesome southern Rappers and Producers. This group of Rappers, Singers and Producers are all legends in their own right. They formed back in the early 90s and changed the face of southern Rap as well as music in general. The most notable members from The Dungeon Family are of course, Andre 3000 and Big Boi of OutKast and Cee-Lo of Goodie Mob, who is now a coach of the hit TV show, The Voice. They have numerous awards between them, including many Grammys. I’m not sure how many, but I’m sure its at least a dozen, including one for Album of the Year in 2004 for OutKast’s “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”. The song of the day, “Trans DF Express” is the single from their awesome collaborative album, “Even In Darkness” that came out just over 10 years ago, back in 2001. So grab your ticket and hop on the Trans DF Express!!!
Every once in a while, for whatever reason, old songs/artists that you haven’t heard from in a long time, reemerge out of the blue and all of a sudden you start hearing them and seeing them wherever you go. I’ve been hearing Alanis Morissette songs on the radio a lot lately and oddly enough soon after that she became a guest vocal coach on the hit singing TV show, The Voice. Isn’t that ironic? Don’t you think? In particular, I’ve been hearing her song “Ironic” from her Grammy for Album of the Year winning album, “Jagged Little Pill”. Which I also ironically enough listened to in the last month (before I started hearing her on the radio again and before she ever popped up on The Voice) because I was building up to last months Grammy Awards by listened to every Grammy winning album for Album of the Year, save a few that I couldn’t get via Spotify and/or didn’t own myself. A little toooooo ironic. Yeah, I really do think. So today’s song of the day is, what do you know, Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic”.
Today’s song of the day is Cee-Lo’s “Gettin’ Grown”. This is from about 10 years ago, but this has been my JAM lately!!! I can’t get it out of my head. Cee-Lo has been around for about 17+ years. He started out rapping with the group, Goodie Mob, which is part of the same clic as OutKast and a bunch of other talented rapers and singers, “The Dungeon Family” and has had a few solo albums, a couple albums with Danger Mouse under the name, Gnarls Barkley and has featured on a ton of songs over the years. The mainstream has only really been up on him since around the time Gnarls Barkley came out and especially since his hit song, “F#$@ You” (A.K.A. “Forget You” on the radio) and since the TV show, The Voice premiered last year. He has been making great, quality music for years now and I really like the message of this song at this point in my life. The video is pretty funny too. I think he’s supposed to be playing his own version of the children show characters, the Teletubbies in it. Interesting and hilarious choice for this song.