Friday, November 7, 2008

TVD's Parting Shots

This week we catch up with TVD's very first 'First Date', Los Angeles singer/songwriter/siren Leerone, who clues us into what's spinning on her turntable these days:

Strange Brew
Some things are hard to define. You know that moment, when something you see or hear for example, stops you in your tracks and you’re just taken? Transfixed? And you can’t really explain why but you know that you’ve been touched by something outside of yourself? I love those moments. The following songs had that very affect on me. Well, that’s not entirely true. Some of the tracks merely tickled my musical taste buds. Regardless, they all have a special place in my sonic library and have been among my recent listens.

Beyoncé - Work It Out (Radio Edit) (Mp3)
If James Brown was a woman, this is what it would sound like.

Helena Espvall - Barbry Ellen (Mp3)
Something about their harmonies just gets me!

The Physics Of Meaning - Why Can't We Fall In Love Forever?
(Anything Is Possible) (Mp3)

Their name alone is fantastic. The fact that the lead singer is also a violinist is even more fantastic. This band was a wonderful CMJ 2008 discovery. See my blog for more details.

Fiona Apple - Sally's Song (Mp3)
A brilliant combination, Ms. Apple and Danny Elfman! What a treat!!

Glasser - Apply (Mp3)
She performs with an interpretive dance troupe, need I say more?

Leerone - Empty Houses (Mp3)
Yes, a shout out to myself. This song doesn’t get as much love as I think it deserves. It’s like the well known archetype: the pretty girl in high school who wears glasses and is a book worm and no one notices her but when they do...

Joanna Newsom - Colleen (Mp3)
I think this song is weird and I love it.

Pentangle - Light Fight (Theme from Take Three Girls) (Mp3)
C’mon, psychedelic folk, that’s hot.

Mississippi and Louisiana State Penitentiaries Prisoners - No More, My Lawd (Mp3)
My favorite kind of music ever, spirituals, blues in its rawest form.

Goldfrapp - Clowns (Mp3)
Sometimes I listen to this song on repeat.


SnowDove said...

Its cool to listen to your own music. I find myself doing it sometimes, though I feel like a bit of a tool doing it.

Davy H said...

I know what you mean about 'Clowns' Leerone. The Guardian newspaper here in the UK recently gave away this live version recorded at London's Union Chapel. I thusthpect you might like it.

PS: I have never swapped music with an actual popstar before. This may prove too exciting for me and I may have to retire early ce soir. Well, just as soon as I've finished this red wine anyway.

Leerone said...

Yay, I love comments! I will definitely check out the live version.

By the way, if you would like a free 3-song sampler of my debut album, Imaginary Biographies, email and include your full name, mailing and email address, and I will send you the snail mail love asap!!