Thursday, January 28, 2010


So ever since I heard Justin Timberlake covered Hallelujah for the Haiti thing, I've been intrested to hear his take on it. I finally looked it up on Youtube today. I'll post it you let me know what you think.. This is one of my all time favorite songs. Many have covered it, some are good and some are awful. I'll give you some different versions, decide which you like best.

First I'll let you hear the original from Leonard Cohen.

Cohen's version gives me chills. Hands down he is truly the master of this song.

Jeff Buckley, this is the first time I heard this song.

I believe this will always be my favorite cover. Buckley's guitar and voice are so haunting in this version.

Rufus Wainright

decent, not near as much feeling as the previous two.

Bon Jovi? Yes my friends here is his cover

Umm...check please. His melodrama with his hands really blew it. Sick to Rock ballads Jon.

And here is the Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris version from the Hope for Haiti

Eh...let's try it a touch faster and with more FEELING! I think JT has got a great voice but this version totally blows. I'm going to have to rate Bon Jovi higher on the list and they didn't even sing the whole song. I realize you know maybe the third verse isn't really cohesive with the telethon but it's my favorite verse and I think it is really where the depth of the song comes into play.

Let me know what you think!

P.S. I found another one I really like! Here's K.D. Lang

Really nice, I think she's another person that "gets" this song.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Love is watching someone die...

So my Lyrics of the Day for today are about a bittersweet memory I had while I was listening to DCFC after I dropped off my recycling. I remembered the moment almost two years ago now when I lost Stevedave. I was holding him in my arms as he took his last breath. I was thankful he was with me and G-mom his two favorite people on the planet, but grief stricken I had lost him in just under two weeks. So Let those you love, human or not, know just how much you love them.

Stevedave taught me everything I know about compassion, strength, and unconditional love.

Death Cab For Cutie-"What Sarah Said"

And it came to me then that every plan is a tiny prayer to father time
As I stared at my shoes in the ICU that reeked of piss and 409
And I rationed my breaths as I said to myself that I'd already taken too much today
As each descending peak on the LCD took you a little farther away from me
Away from me

Amongst the vending machines and year-old magazines in a place where we only say goodbye
It stung like a violent wind that our memories depend on a faulty camera in our minds
But I knew that you were a truth I would rather lose than to have never lain beside at all
And I looked around at all the eyes on the ground as the TV entertained itself

'Cause there's no comfort in the waiting room
Just nervous pacers bracing for bad news
And then the nurse comes round and everyone will lift their heads
But I'm thinking of what Sarah said that "Love is watching someone die"

So who's going to watch you die?...


Whew it has seriously been FOREVER since I posted. Tons of stuff has happened since then and I will just try to be a better blogger from here on out. I think I actually say that in every post, but I mean business this time. I have so much to share, so much I've been doing recently and many many creative projects have been started and some have been completed. More on those things later I need to run to the library to pick up some books.

P.S. My Dad's quilt status= not finished, same as last post YIKES!