Week 19 - Madonna. In honor of her birthday (August 16) we are covering her this week. When I was little, I used watch Madonna live in Madison Square Garden on repeat. I loved the whole concert but one of my favorite bits was at the end when she talks about how she came to New York with nothing and worked hard to make her dream come true. It was cited in a sort of poetry style and I can still recite some of it. I’m sure she influenced my decision to come to NY years later. One of the first thing I did when I got to NYC was to visit the store “Love Saves The Day” from Desperately Seeking Susan. Luckily it was still there then. Cheers to Rebekah for doing an amazing job styling us. Hope you enjoy!
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Week 18 - Emilíana Torrini.
I love good story telling and many of the musicians and songs I love usually spins a good yarn. This song by the Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini tells a beautiful one and when I first heard it, I wished that I had written it! The challenge of covering this particular song was how to make it our own. Luckily Rebekah had a brilliant idea of bringing in a trumpet. I really love how it came out.
Emilíana Torrini has released many albums and has done some interested collaborations with the likes of Thievery Corporation and Kylie Minogue. If you are Lord of the Ring’s fan, she’s the singer that sang “Gollum’s Song.”