Posts Tagged ‘Folk music’

“Crazy in Love” by The Magic Numbers

January 11, 2009

The Magic Numbers are a groovy band based in London. Check out their superb cover of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” below. This version was recorded live on BBC radio. You can also find The Magic Numbers performing “Crazy in Love” on “Sounds Eclectic-The Covers.”

Pick yourself up a copy of “Sounds Eclectic-The Covers” on KCRW’s website. Find out more about The Magic Numbers on their official website or on MySpace.

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“Once You’ve Had an Old Lady”–a tender little ballad

August 6, 2008

Sent in by a reader. Not sure of the artist’s name. Funny and sweet….

“Gravel” music video by Orba Squara

May 31, 2008

Orba Squara will probably sound familiar to you if you’ve seen the original iPhone commercial or the TV ad for Flat Earth Chips. Smaller bands are able to make some decent money by licensing their songs to commercials. Lest anyone utter the word sell-out, realize that not only does the band get paid for the commercial, but it also exposes their songs to a far larger audience than they’d probably reached before. (well, the Led Zeppelin Cadillac commercial doesn’t count). My daughter would start dancing whenever she saw the Flat Earth Chips commercial, so I looked it up and got the album for her. Anyway, enjoy the video to “Gravel” from Orba Squara’s “Sunshyness” album.

When drum circles go bad. 3 shot at Seattle Folklife Festival.

May 29, 2008


Come on, people! A shooting at a folk-festival? This isn’t a Wu-Tang show, you don’t boost your street cred with hippie folk by brandishing a gun..or a bar of soap for that matter. Guns and soap, two things you do NOT bring to a drum circle.