So today I wrecked my minivan and had to cancel my girls' weekend trip. Boy are my husband and kids going to be surprised to find me at home! Boy are they going to be surprised that the mommymobile is out of commission! I am trying not to think about it too much.
Imagine my delight when I logged on to Rhapsody and discovered that Paul Simon has a new CD! There are only a few artists whose work I await. Indigo Girls, U2, Sheryl Crow, Paul Simon, Tracy Chapman, Alison Krauss. I used to feel this way about Elvis Costello and I still do buy his CDs but I just ... I miss the late 80s Elvis. It's still good but I don't feel it the same way. Oh, also Coldplay now, I think. I'm hooked.
Back to Paul. The man has never made a bad CD until now, and 3 songs in he appears to be keeping up the streak. Brian Eno coproduces and it adds a definite clubby/experimental/Brit Pop flavor.
Also, Keane has a new single that is quite good entitled "Is It Any Wonder." I fell in love with Keane because the vocalist reminded me of Freddie Mercury on the debut CD Hopes and Fears. They're rounding the bend a little stylistically with this single; it's worth a listen.
And you might want to check out a sultry Swede named Janita, who sounds a little like Sade mixed with Norah Jones. Although I no longer think anyone in Depeche Mode is even remotely sexy, Janita's cover of "Enjoy the Silence" reminds me why I once did.
Not thinking about the car, not thinking about the car ...