Saturday, June 07, 2008

Saturday Spin

This post is a Saturday Spin in that I'm playing music. It is an ode to Prince who turns 50 today. So we're just going to play a Prince song but with a twist - it's being covered by another band. The band is The Hindu Love Gods who were basically:

(REM-MichaelStipe)+WarrenZevon=HinduLoveGods.

This is from 1990 and was pretty much for fun and the only full album released under this incarnation. I actually owned the cd. It was an album of blues covers and I recall really enjoying their take on Battleship Chains too.

Anyway, Warren Zevon is gone, the cd I owned is probably gone, REM released a new cd recently and Prince is turning 50! Let's party like it's 1999!





That's it for this week. I'm sure I'll be back in gear next week as this is pretty lazy of me, but I'm conserving energy as the weather forecast calls for mid90s + NYC=MUGGY!

Stay cool and have a good weekend wherever you are!

Oh! I almost forgot: if you'd like to hear me muck up some wonderful prose that Doug has written, hop over to Waking Ambrose . The truth is that hearing my voice reminds me I'd like to take voice lessons, but I couldn't in time to read for Doug. I could have re-recorded it, but you know I'm conserving energy as it's going to be mid-90's...

8 comments:

Doug said...

Prince+Warren Zevon+(REM-Michael Stipe)=Good tune.

Great job over on that other site. Dude was lucky to get you.

Tom & Icy said...

I remember that song by Prince, but I always wondered about its meaning.
I'm heading over to Doug's next. Keep cool.

Ariel the Thief said...

Halleluya for all raspberry women!

G said...

Doug, I bet you say that to all your readers :)

T&I: sometimes a raspberry beret's just a raspberry beret. Thanks, you too!

Amen Ariel.

Jeff said...

How cool is that to have Zevon and Stipe doing covers? I think it would be awesome for you to burn a copy of the CD and hold a contest (where I was the winner of course). Just an idea!

actonbell said...

Oh, that's great! It's hard to believe that Prince is 50.
And you did a lovely reading:)

G said...

Jeff, actually it was minus Stipe but with his band. I'll have to rummage around to see if I still have a copy of the cd...if I do, everybody's a winner :) I like your idea.

Actonbell, I know especially because I'm not all that far behind him. Aw shucks - thanks *blush*.

tsduff said...

I've been having some issues with my aol email addy lately, but I didn't think it prevented all my comments from getting through. I hope this one gets through, like the others didn't. Warron Zevon was a hero of mine, although have to say NOT Prince (my daughters found a horrible porn magazine in a field near our house with Prince featured in all his natural enlarged glory between two rather voluptuous naked gals - my daughters were all of 9 and 11 years of age so understandably I was turned rabidly against the rocker.)