Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cafe Chaos -- Music

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Welcome to Café Chaos. Grab a cup of coffee or tea (we prefer coffee) and join us for a chat. Every Tuesday we’ll offer recommendations for music lovers. Feel free to comment on our picks or to throw in a few of your own. We’re listening!

SIS Barb says…
I love when I turn on the radio the first thing I hear is something that I’ve never heard before that I instantly fall in love with. That happened to me this week and all of a sudden I may just have a new favorite band. The biggest surprise…it’s not a country band! Who knew?

My Pick of the Week: Kings of Leon

Their music is great. His voice is full and strong with a hint of rasp and a lot of heart. Apparently they’ve been around for a little while and I’m sorry that I’m only just hearing of them. Guess I should switch the station more often.

Recommended Album: Only By the Night

My Favorite Song: Use Somebody

SIS Bren says... As you know, I was in Indiana last week. What you may not know is that I drove there. 17 grueling hours of driving! EACH WAY! So before I left, I went on to my computer and pulled up my collection of songs and made some driving CDs. I had a pretty good mix of artists, but as I played the CDs I couldn't wait to get to the tracks of the man who I think is the greatest singer of all time!

My pick of the week: Stevie Wonder

I love everything this man sings. He amazes me with his soul and incredible voice. Just when you think he can't possibly sing any higher, up he goes, stretching his vocal chords and hitting unbelievable notes. His music is genious, his lyrics are catchy. Love him, love him, love him!

Favorite songs: I Wish, Saturn, Living for the City, Overjoyed, Superstition.....and many, many more.

SIS Beth says…
Charisma. If a singer/musician has this than he/she is blessed. There are a lot of talented musical artists, but charisma will launch you above and beyond. To this day there is one artist who moves me like no other… and I do believe, although I adore his voice and dance moves, it is mostly because of his undeniable, unexplainable, charisma.

My pick of the week: Elvis Presley
Love his voice, his music, but folks, you have to see this man in action. Thus I’m recommending, not an album, but a musical dvd. Elvis at his best, his most sexy, his most inspired. Admittedly, some of the production numbers are, um, weird. But the live, on stage performances... Elvis in black leather... priceless. Watch, experience, and melt.

Recommended Album: Elvis'68 Comeback Special
My Favorite Song: Heartbreak Hotel


Tori Lennox said...

What type of music is done by Kings of Leon?

I'm still on my Big Band kick. I think it may be never-ending. *g*

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Hi Tori! You have to look them up. It's labeled alternative but I love it anyway!

SIS Barb

Taylor said...

Before I go off on a wild, passionate tangent about my love for Stevie Wonder, I have to give a super-high-five for Bren's pick of the week!! I'll keep it quick and simple: in my honest opinion, Stevie Wonder is a musical prodigy!! His "Innervisions" album is perfect in every single way, and it's one of the best I've ever heard. Ok, enough said haha!

Thanks Bren for suggesting ol' Stevie. Thanks to you I decided to spin Innervisions all over again!

Great picks also to Barb and Beth! Not a single disappointing suggestion to date!

I guess my suggestion will roll off Bren's: everybody NEEDS to hear Innervisions if they haven't already!!

about that album is perfect

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Hey Taylor,

I wasn't sure...Do you like Stevie Wonder??? LOL! Thanks for the passionate response. Bren will be thrilled!

SIS Barb

Brooks C. said...

I can't argue with SIS Beth's pick of Elvis. We don't call him "The King" for nothing.

Sisters-in-Sync said...

True that, Brooks! He is "The King". I have a very good friend that has a tradition of turning on one of his Christmas albums every Thanksgiving morning and then continues to play it throughout the holiday season. Even her sons have grown to look forward to this.

SIS Barb

Olga said...

Brenda, 17 hours of driving each way? Wow!

I've never heard of Kings of Leon, but totally agree about Stevie Wonder and Elvis Presley.

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Hi Taylor,

So glad you agree with me. I even have my children convinced that he is the greatest of all time. When his songs come on I ask, "Who is this?" to which my youngest answers, "That's Stevie Wonder, the greatest singer in the world!". Calling him a "musical prodigy" sums it all up!

SIS Bren

Sisters-in-Sync said...


Too funny that you picked Elvis. He is also a favorite of mine. I was just asked to sing back up vocals for an Elvis impersonator and Monday night I was listening to the songs and writing out my charts. I was actually going to use him as my music pick, but after 3 hours of listenting to him I decided I needed a break. I was quite amused when I went to post pick and saw that you had chosen Elvis. I LOVE him in that black leather! SEXY!

SIS Bren

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Hi Olga!

Have you ever driven for 17 hours straight? And I mean actually do the driving. When you finally reach your destination, your body has this funny buzzing feeling going on. Like you're vibrating all over, and not in a good way! Looks like I'll be doing it again in a few weeks too. But this time my husband will be going so it won't be near as bad since he will do most of the driving!

I'm not sure if I know Kings of Leon either, but the song title sounds familiar so maybe I've heard them. I'll have to check it out.

SIS Bren

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