A while ago, my friend Katie, and her friend Dainon, decided to have a “song off”. Since then, they have both been challenging people regularly and this week, it’s my turn. I consider it kind of an honor to be selected for the challenge. Honestly, I love music, but I don’t pretend to be anywhere near as knowledgeable as these two and I generally get my “new music” second-hand; I just happen to know good sources.
Anyway, here’s how it works. You listen to my song, then you listen to Katie’s song, and you vote in the comments.
I had a tough time deciding which song to share as there are no boundaries or guidelines and I have years of “favorite songs” to choose from. Did I want to introduce the world (or my five readers) to a new artist, or share an old favorite, etc? In the end, I chose a song that encapsulates much of what I love about music; catchy tunes performed in new ways by amazing artists (it’s a cover). So there you have it. If you’ve never heard Glen Hansard before (or The Swell Season) go check him out…this is not his song, and I daresay it doesn’t totally do his talent justice, however I love that he did this cover, which incidentally happened because a fan at a concert yelled out “Cry Me a River”, and he went for it. Give it a listen and then head over to Katie’s blog for her selection.
P.S. If you want to hear Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova’s Oscar winning song, you can do it here and if you want to see them win the Oscar, you can do it here. Just don’t vote based on this song…vote based on the one above.