Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Bad News and Good News

Great quote from the new issue of Chronicles magazine:

"...modern technology was going to be the vehicle to create a new world with a new consciousness. What a bummer that the new consciousness too often means being a dope."

On the other hand, music rec:

Corinne Bailey Rae's eponymous debut. Only $7.88 at Amazon, this is going to be this summer's breakout album. Found out about it by listening to CD101.9 "Smooth Jazz," which I think officially stamps me as a nerdy old person, but I'm feeling pretty hip having bought this one on the day it was released. Not that it was a secret. She has a couple of hits in the UK.

Corinne is a danceable Norah Jones. The intended hit, "Put Your Records On," is a very groovy happy catchy song, which in its psychedelic lite imagery reminds me somewhat of Prince's "Starfish and Coffee"; but there are plenty of other good cuts too--good beats, good melodies, good lyrics. The 8th track, "Breathless" is about a friend who wants to be more than a friend.

And just to tie this post together, track 6, "Call Me When You Get This," celebrates relatively new technology in its title.

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