Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sex On Fire

Last summer an acquaintance that I fancied quite a bit gave me a pile of homemade CDs with songs by his favorite rock artists. As much as I like to think that I have the most immaculate musical taste in the world *cough* I love to check out what other people are into musically. It can tell you a lot about a person - music speaks volumes when words and actions fail. One of the bands I fell in love with on one of the CDs was Kings of Leon, with the song was "Molly's Chambers" from the 2003 EP Holy Roller Novocaine:

Kings of Leon - Molly's Chambers.mp3

Fast forward to now - they've got a new album dropping on the 23rd and a new song called "Sex On Fire" which coincidentally is an accurately descriptive phrase to describe how it sounds - except less painful:

Sex On Fire

Peep how the lead singer looks like he's all of 13 years old - with a full grown 8 o'clock shadow (cuz it's too heavy to be a 5 o'clock shadow but it still isn't quite a full grown beard) a la Rick Fox. He doesn't look like he should have a voice like that either - but his voice is one of the things I dig the most about their sound. He could sing names from the White Pages to me and I'd be enthralled :)

They're coming to the Aragon on Halloween - I'm thinking I might go, especially if I dig their new album when it comes out. I have more than a month to make up my mind - I'll figure it out, HAHA...

Someone You Should Know: Oona Garthwaite

Those of you who watch So You Think You Can Dance? may remember a particularly nimble entrant named "Twitch" who performed a mind-blowingly face-melting dance sequence for what turned out to be his 2nd time auditioning for the show:

This isn't about him though. Sorry Twitch, maybe some other time. I'll stalk, er, blog about you at a later date :)

This is about the haunting voice lilting behind the rapid tempo of the drums that fueled his flawless movement. Meet Oona Garthwaite:

Her voice is refreshing for its pure sweetness with just the right amount of tart flavor, like the perfect glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. Her presence is worldly - her aura, mysterious and catch my drift. But don't just take my word for it, get the story straight from the source...

Oona: In Her Own Words

Name: oona garthwaite

But People Call Me: #1 ;)

Age: 24

Location: Oakland, ca

Originally From: born in Oakland, CA / grew up in the woods: lagunitas, ca

Occupation: musician with a day job…… (video encoding operator)

Loves: music & thinking

Hates: bigotry

Is Indifferent About: religion

Is Puzzled By: childish tempers on grown folks

You in 3 - 5 Words. Go: nothing quite like it ;)

Inspiration: people & concrete

Motivation: family

Idols: beth ditto. zora neale hurston. frances doherty.

Why People Should F*ck With You: because I’m asking for it………… and I give as good as I get



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There you go people - don't ever say I haven't tried to put you on to someone/thing ill. You're welcome ;)