Hi everyone, I'm feeling whimsical today and thought I'd start a new blog all about my music discoveries, opinions, news etc. My news are based on what I hear on the radio and/or find by accident on either Amazon or YouTube so don't set your clock by my findings! lol I just want to talk about music, because music is like oxygen to me and I've been, ever since I was a little girl, a music "pusher". :D If you're a music lover, hope you enjoy reading or feel Free to bring in your own discoveries, especially if you’re passionate about them. Hope you enjoy my choices. Take care and hugs to all, sincerely, Sylvie <3

 


 

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Comment by sylvie boisvert 8 hours ago

Hi everyone, while searching for something else on YouTube, I came across an old favourite song, sung by an old favourite too, in a different combination. This is the David Foster penned song, sung here by Richard Marx “The best of me”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy2JckYoZTs

I’ve posted both the Foster/Newton-John link, as well as the Michael Bublé  version before, so no need to do it again, enjoy! Thanks for reading and listening, sincerely, Sylvie <3

Comment by sylvie boisvert yesterday

Hi everyone, I was reviewing this blog this morning and realized an entry I thought I’d posted a couple of days ago  didn’t upload for some reason. So well, here it is again. I think it was last Thursday, Jason Mraz was on the “Tonight Show” and I found out I was misinformed about a couple of things. First, the duo he’s singing with on “Yes!” is called Raining Jane. Jason mentioned on the Pénélope show, that the title “Yes!” was an answer to the marriage of his songs with the Raining Jane sound. Now second, according to Jimmy Fallon, the first single is “Love someone”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J74Y6kDDTkM

While I’m at it, I also wanted to bring your attention to Jason's lovely cover of the Boys II Men song “It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday”:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vApON59CgaM

I appreciate that he respected the essence of the original, while still airbrushing the Mraz tinge on it. It’s such a beautiful song... Here is the original by Boys II Men:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VastXQ_hPb0

Ah, the sweet sound of acapella soul... Wow, this reminds me of an old video from 1986 I think it was. Feast your eyes and ears on  Daryl Hall & John Oates’ “Possession obsession”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAmgHGtOeJ0

I remember the part where John gets out of the cab and joins his buddies singing on the street corner: he cleans up nicely! XD My sister wonders how I remember such things so well... :D In any case, hope you enjoy some of these, thanks much for reading, sincerely, Sylvie <3

Comment by sylvie boisvert on Monday

Hi everyone, I have an international connection song today. During another YouTube tag session with a friend, she sent me an old blast from the past, which is a German song called Ich sing ein Lied für Dich” from 1969, sung by a young Dutch boy known as Heintje:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4tHTNNZI7Y

I saw him in a German movie dubbed in French and he was known as the “Orphan with the golden voice”. He sang it in German in the movie, but I rediscovered it in French, 4 years later, by my first musical love, René  Simard, when he was only 11. His version was called “L’orphelin”, (the orphan):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBgw1PCunt8

Great songs never die, do they? Well it’s been a great trip for me, but hope you’ve at least peeked... :D Take care and thanks for reading, sincerely, Sylvie <3

Comment by sylvie boisvert on July 17, 2014 at 3:38am

Hi oh, well I didn’t expect to post a third entry today, but that’s what happens when you keep sharing videos with people. :D This entry, I’m afraid, is a guilty pleasure. My daughter sent me this video:

Weird Al Yankovic “Word crimes”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHhQ1qwgwZk

It’s a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred lines” and an excerpt from Weird Al Yankovic, the parody king’s latest output called “Mandatory fun”.  My daughter is a big Al fan and she told me she thought of me when she heard the lyrics of this video. Al was on “The view” yesterday and he mentioned that this song was inspired by the fact that no one seems to be able to write properly any more, because of the excessive texting and cutting words etc. He may be “Weird”, but he has a good point! Anyway, I listened to several songs off his new CD and quite enjoyed this guy, Weird Al Yankovic “Sports songs”:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFQZD8M19Xc

It’s cute and mostly harmless... :D Al’s albums are a guilty pleasure when you want to turn your brain off and for me, as I’ve underlined on this blog once or twice, the song “One more minute” always does it for me. :D I don’t necessarily love everything he does, because he has gone over the line at times, but  I very much enjoy his polka medleys, because he often knocks self-important songs/stars off their pedestal., . Here’s another one of my favourites, Weird Al Yankovic “Living in the fridge”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhTgzx-LjJY

All right, that’ll do. Thanks very much for reading, sincerely, Sylvie <3

Comment by sylvie boisvert on July 16, 2014 at 6:14pm

Hey Kathy, good to read you here sweetie! Well if you like this song, I think you may enjoy the album, if you can listen on Spodify. I'm really glad you enjoy it. :D Take care sweetie and have a great day. Big hugs, sincerely, Sylvie <3

Comment by Kathy Tulsa on July 16, 2014 at 6:06pm
HELLO Sylvie,

I just woke up to get ready for my late shift at work. I love this song and so therefore I am going to get beautiful for work today and whatever else comes may come my way ;). Thanks for posting. I do not always post here but I check them out when I have the time. Hugs,

Kathy :)
Comment by sylvie boisvert on July 16, 2014 at 5:02pm

Hi everyone, you get a 2 for 1 today, because you’ve been good. :D I’d like to share Jason Mraz’s latest release. This first single has been floating around the internet for over a year, but it’s officially out now. Jason Mraz “Hello, you beautiful thing”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMkWxjVv-hU
It’s a cute song with soft and sweet arrangements. Jason Mraz was in Montreal with the duo Rain Jane on Monday, promoting his new CD called “Yes!” that was released yesterday. It’s a sweet and mellow acoustic CD and I would describe it as a breath of fresh air for your ears. :D I’ve always loved Jason’s tone and he lets it sit effortlessly on this one. The lyrics are pretty straight forward established relationship oriented, compared to his widely popular wordplaying “We sing, we dance, we steal things” release and even mellower and more organic than “Love is a 4 letter word” previous release. I have to say I miss the harmonies with Toca Rivera, but the mostly ethereal Rain Jane backups are nice too. This is definitely a feel-good, sun-kissed album and if you like the genre, I highly recommend it. Now since I have the link, stream “Yes!” on Spodify:
http://spoti.fi/1kbkkd9
Hope you enjoy, thanks for reading and listening, sincerely, Sylvie <3

Comment by sylvie boisvert on July 16, 2014 at 4:43pm

Hi everyone, well I’m a couple of days late posting something for Bastille Day, but my heart is in the right place. Here’s an artist I’ve been meaning to share for a couple of weeks. My son-in-law is a big music fan too and he had me hear this guy called Christophe Maé. The song I picked is called “Belle demoiselle”, which means “Pretty young lady”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLZJ7exiqj4
I included a link with lyrics if you’d like to translate. :D I have to say that I’m not crazy about his voice, because though he’s passionately delivering his lyrics, his tone is an acquired taste and I usually prefer voices with more fullness. I can however be swayed by a good lyricist and well-constructed melody. I’m not crazy about John Mayer’s voice either, but I own all his CD’s. Back to Christophe, I really love his style. To me, it’s fresh and it’s pure, without having to add layers and layers of production to his music. I checked him out on Wikipedia and he cites Stevie Wonder as his biggest influence, so that’s pretty good! :D Listen to this one called “Je veux du Bonheur”, which means “I want happiness” and the link has lyrics too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz6B0Fp8Fzs
He generally has family oriented themes to his songs and he’s just nicely refreshing to me, hope you enjoy! Thanks for reading, sincerely, Sylvie <3

Comment by sylvie boisvert on July 3, 2014 at 5:53pm

Hi everyone, today, I want to share a song I found in my YouTube recommendations.  It’s a song we all know, done in a very different way. Here’s Amos Lee with Madonna’s “Like a virgin”:

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

I think that sung in that way, by a man, brings a whole new, somehow more profound  dimension to it. This is apparently, from something I read on YouTube, part of a new initiative by the research team on “Grey’s anatomy” to bring back old music from the 80’s and seemingly breathe a new life into it and probably into the show too. The lyrics are certainly more significant presented this way. Just goes to show what our Michael always says about good songs... Well who knew? In any case, hope you enjoy. Thanks for reading, sincerely, Sylvie <3

Comment by sylvie boisvert on June 25, 2014 at 3:43am

Hi all, I’m posting today because I got one heck of a surprising E-mail today. I’ve told you before all about the Canadian group Jacksoul, who’s front man Haydain Neale passed away a few years back. Well, I got my first E-mail from them just today! It was technically sent from Sony Music Canada and here’s what it said:

“We have an exciting new song, discovered from the archives of Haydain Neale that we wanted to share with jacksoul fans first. This will be included as part of a new jacksoul Greatest Hits album being released later this year, along with a selection of other previously unreleased songs.”

I was showing off some of my favourite tracks recently, missing this guy’s great voice and this message was quite a surprise. Well anyway, here’s the new song:

Jacksoul “Got to have it”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_9xdODcgx0&utm_content=nllink-3...

It’s so cool: it kind of reminds me of Pharrell! Well anyway, it’ll be wonderful to hear Jacksoul again, whether this was planned or not and although I have all their albums, I’ll be getting that one too. :D Hope you enjoy the song as much as I do and thanks much for reading, sincerely, Sylvie <3

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