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Andy Davis – Black keys

Andy Davis
“Black Keys”

I really do play on the Black Keys. C# major is my favorite key in which to play on the piano. That’s all I really have to say. If you like this tune, check out “Chinatown” and “Laugh so you don’t cry”. This whole album deserves a listen. Go buy it.

I hope you enjoy. Cheers, mate.

From the Album: Fine China

Jackson Browne
“The Pretender”

Browne’s first wife, Phyllis, committed suicide in the spring of 1976. During that time, he wrote the album “The Pretender”. The record climbed into the Top 10 upon its fall 1976 release, going platinum in the spring of 1977.

This song is about a man who gives up his dreams and lives a life of routine monotony in order to accumulate money. He is the pretender.

This recording is from a live performance Jackson gave in 2005. It’s simply stunning.

From the Album: Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1

Josh Fix
“Pretty Things (Always break your heart)”

I love the composition and the melody in this song. Josh is coming out with another CD this year. Be sure to check him out.

From the Album: Steinway the hard way

Gary Jules
“Falling Awake”

I first heard Gary’s music while watching Donnie Darko. I keep coming back to this song every couple of weeks — It was time to finally post it. Check out Gary Jules’ website. On second thought, don’t go to his website. He doesn’t really update it.

From the Album: Gary Jules

Carly Comando

Listening to this, one would find it hard to believe that the artist sucked at sightreading. Carly admits cheating her way through piano lessons because she has perfect pitch. She says she writes off the top of her head.

If you’re an avid youtuber, you’re probably asking yourself “Where have I heard this from? It’s familiar!”.
That’s because its from This youtube video made by Noah.

The video encompasses photos from
January 11, 2000 – July 31, 2006. 2,356 Days. A work in progress.


Israel Kamakawiwoole
“Somewhere Over the rainbow & What a wonderful world”

This week is all about cover songs that I’ve liked over the years. We start out on one of my favorites. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World” by Israel “Bruddah Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole. He was called “The gentle Giant” by his friends in Hawa’i. I first heard this song in the movie Raising Arizona. That was a long time ago.

Here is a youtube video of the performance.

From the Album: Facing Future

Joe Cocker
“You Are so Beautiful”

Until today, I had no idea this was a cover. Hopefully this will be a surprise for you too. Billy Preston actually wrote this song. I think Joe’s version is way better.


From the Album: Ultimate Collection

Gipsy Kings
“Hotel California”

Buenos dias! Oddly enough, I was exposed to the Gipsy Kings back in 2001. I listened to nearly everything they recorded. When I came across this song, I knew I would have to store it for this site 6 years later. Ok not really, but I do really dig this cover. The guitar parts are more heartfelt to me and for that reason I like this version better than the original. Who cares if you don’t speak Spanish? Sing along in English if you know the words.

From the Album: Volare! – The Very Best Of The Gipsy Kings

Jason Mraz
“One Love”

This is One Love. Maybe you remember this song. It was first sung by Bob Marley. You can find this song on the “Gap Favorites” CD. That is, if you can still find one. Stacy introduced me to this cover tonight. I had never heard it before. It is pretty dope.

By this way, Today’s post is #100. Congrats to me for making it this far without quitting.


Rufus Wainwright
“Across the Universe”

I love the Beatles. I love Rufus. When he recorded this song for the “I am Sam” movie, I was ecstatic. This is the the perfect song for this week. This cover from the Beatles is quality work.

From the Album: I Am Sam – Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture

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