Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Sick sounds

Yesterday I stayed home sick. It wasn’t fun sick, where you throw on your jammies, watch daytime TV and get reindoctrinated into the Oprah cult. It was more like my body’s been hit by a truck, then backed back over, then hit again and then called a friend to come and hit me with another truck. I don’t think it was the flu, just the beginning of allergies. It’s basically spring here and everything has decided to bloom and mold all at once. So I took a bunch of Benadryl and basically was passed out all day. This is fascinating for you, I know. But bear with me. What the day did give me was the chance to listen to a lot of music, because I was too tired to watch TV. I could only handle once sense at a time: sounds or pictures or smells or touch or taste. So I listened, and when I got tired of my CDs I turned on Pandora. And then Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” came on and I remembered, in an instant, why music could be so exciting. That driving beat, that commanding voice. So I dragged my weary body up from the bed, popped on iTunes and bought her new album “21” on the spot. So good, kittens, so good. So now, I’m passing my find along to you. You shouldn’t have to get hit by a metaphorical truck to enjoy some damn good music. Though, with a voice like that, it’s almost the same thing – though considerably less painful. Enjoy.

30 comments:

Norma Desmond said...

She is SO UNBELIEVABLY TALENTED. Love her.

Kathryn said...

I looooove her new album. Great call. Feel better!

Rankin said...

I think I almost want to volunteer to be your 'Britain coach' so that you're not behind on any of the talent we've got going on. Adele's a long-time favourite (aren't I cute, with my little 'u' in words where they aren't needed? Shucks!) of mine.

Colleen said...

Word! I got 21 last week and can't stop listening to it.

iampecola said...

DS, if you're sick, you should find Adele concerts on the Internet to watch. Between her amazing voice and her hilarious banter between songs (she could not be cuter), it'll cheer you right up.

Here are a few recommendations:

1. Adele's NPR Tiny Desk Concert

2. Adele Live at the Tabernacle in London (Full Concert)

3. Adele in concert from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City

Phoebe said...

21 is so so so good.
Almost, ALMOST as good as it's going to be seeing her live in June!!!!!

perfectflaw75 said...

Love her.

Kirsty said...

Hauntingly achingly beautiful - I love her, and I LOVE this song, must have listened to it 50 times in the last fortnight easy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZtUjFJvYkA

amie said...

I've been obsessed with this song for the past month or so. Thank you for highlighting it-- I'm glad it helped get you through a hit-by-a-mac-truck sick day.

You should also check out this one of Adele... Someone Like You

it's her singing on 'Later Live with Jools Holland" and it is extraordinary. Even better than the studio version, in my opinion. I've been super obsessed with that one, too.

imhedge said...

"21" is a classic. Yeah, I said that about "19" but I mean it this time...so effing good.

inthewoods said...

Yeah she is fantastic. Britain has all the great stuff!!!

inthewoods said...

I found out about her last week and have listened to that song about 500 times. Great music

Amanda said...

The chorus reminds me of Steely Dan, which makes me like this more

Amanda

Anonymous said...

I picked up the disk last Wednesday (it came out on Tuesday)...outstanding sound!!! What a delightfully gorgeous sound...it's infectious, it's haunting, it's what music should be...for folks who haven't heard the rest of the album, you're missing out!

TheWeyrd1 said...

OOOOO...Just this week I got a free a download of Adele's live recording of, "Someone Like You"! Great voice!!!

cocoro said...

she sounds like ppire..?

thanks for the posting,
hope you feel better, and
being healthy.

Anonymous said...

Adele is being interviewed by Jian Gomeshi on CBC Radio's "Q" on Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. EST. Find it at cbc.ca on Radio 1 or also on Sirius 137.
Thursday Jian will be interviewing Jane Lynch and on Friday he will talk with Meredith Baxter. What a week!

cocoro said...

somewhat, you caught a cold?
it happens, you know when
weather changes, always.

try chicken soup,
with garlic, yeah~~~

Meg said...

Wow! I never heard of her before. I have been completely obsessed by Linda Eder - and can't wait to get my hands (once I have money) on her new CD Now (reunited with ex-husband Frank Wildhorn for more broadway-type songs). But this was excellent. Will have to look her up tomorrow. Time for bed now. Thanks!

MakingSpace said...

Thanks so much. I'm listening my way through all the links in the comments section, YouTubing, and posting to friends everywhere like mad. Beautiful voice, amazing. Thanks. I was too old to understand the double meaning of "sick" at first, but I'll send you get well vibes and thank you for sharing amazing music while you get well.

Zed said...

She has the most beautiful, soulful voice, and the most beautiful eyes! I bought her CD immediately too.Hope you are feeling better already. :-) Zed (justnotliketheothers.blogspot.com)

Karmen said...

I love, love, loved 19 . . . and had no idea that 21 was out! I'm all over it . . . thanks DS!

sonja said...

That song is AMAZING. I just got both of her albums. Thanks for posting this.

Morag said...

Try and catch her performance of someone like you on the Brits a couple of weeks ago, perfect considering the type of OTT performances the Brits are famous for

Anonymous said...

Agree with you..
Fabulous album
Someone like you at the Brits is pure emotion and talent
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqzsezZFCt0&feature=watch_response

Get better

Anonymous said...

suite
but maybe for me Back to black Amy winehouse is
more powerful ( hope she comes back, she got everything,music,lyrics,voice ,the best?)

Anonymous said...

oooooomg. can't stop listening to rolling in the deep. thank you for the heads up.

Mara said...

Snarker, I do love your posts. Tremendously. Thanks 4 D music tip.

Anonymous said...

I get to play that song on the radio show that I am a finalist in. If you love Adele, Robyn, Florence Welch and Sia then check out my playlist at:
http://www.novafm.com.au/nova969/article_the-playlist-project-carmen-mccawley-s-playlist_107623

Thanks, Carmen

valentina said...

yes! adele is so awesome and so beautiful too