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...
This week I won't be recommending an artist or an album. This week I will only recommend a song. From the very first time I heard this song, I loved it and treasured it. To me, there is no other like it. It doesn't matter what artist is singing it or for what occasion it is being sung. This song gets to me each and every time. Sometimes it just makes me smile but more often than not, it makes me cry. I feel this song deeply and I can't even explain to myself why.
My Pick of the Week: Amazing Grace
SIS Bren says...
I was on the internet looking up an old song from Carole King and came across a version of one of her songs from an artist that I've heard much about, but never really listened to. So I decided to check out a few of this artist's songs...and loved them!
My Pick of the Week: Amy Winehouse
Now, I know this girl seems to have her problems, but her voice is undeniably unique. She has that "old, vintage" sound mixed with a new and current vibe. I only listened to three songs, but loved them all (except for this one thing she does in the Carole King song).
Check these out: Valerie, Will You Still Love Me, and Rehab
SIS Beth says…
My drive to (and from) the Philadelphia Airport is and hour and a half each way. Plenty of time to crank up and enjoy some great music. Last night while navigating the busy interstate, I listened to a group that I had the pleasure of hearing perform live in a nightclub in London, England many moons ago.
My pick of the week: Celtus
Founded by brothers, John and Pat McManus who sing beautifully and play multiple instruments, Celtus’s music is best described as a blend of Celtic and contemporary fusion. They’re music inspires and haunts me. The melodies are haunting, the harmonies unique. I adore the instrumentation, a mix of ancient and contemporary. Unfortunately, this group never received the recognition it needed to stay in the game and too soon broke apart. Fans like me are left only with two albums of their fantastic music. Fortunately the songs are worth listening to over and over again. Click here to check out this fantastic group (and their music!) on their MySpace page.
Recommended Album: Moonchild
My Favorite Song: Every Step of the Way