Songs of The Week!!!!

by Carmen Cruz

Better late than never, right?

It's been a while, so here are a few of my favourite Songs Of The Week.

Diamond Rings - All Yr Songs
If David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust went all 'hipster' on us, you'd get Diamond Rings (AKA: John O'Regan). This dude is from Toronto and I've been lucky enough to see him live twice. WICKED in concert and a MUST SEE! It's 80's music, appropriately revived. PLUS, this guy has major bolas! He performs by himself with his keyboard, dancing up a storm on stage (just like in the video I posted for ya) and sometimes whipping off his shirt and flaunting his skinny, lanky frame. If you're into that sort of thing, enjoy! Either way, catchy tune with adorable lyrics. Check out his album Special Affections. Lately, he's been touring, opening up for Robyn.

SIA - Be Good To Me
I love Sia. Love her. LOVE!!!! She's one of my absolute favourite artists... ever. Love her voice. Love her lyrics. Love her music. Love her uber weird personality. Check out ALL her music. It's amazing.
I caught the first 20 minutes of her show here in Vancouver, before she was rushed off stage for heat exhaustion. Still waiting to see/hear her live again. Her voice is literally ANGELIC.
I follow her on twitter and I've gotta say, she's... weird.... and interesting! I love her twitter bio " I am sia, i was born from the bumhole of a unicorn named steve".  Enough said.
Another amazing song by Sia is 'Soon We'll Found'

Quantic & Nickodemus - Mi Swing Es Tropical
Every time this song comes on my stereo, people ask me who it is. Well now you know. This song was made famous by being featured in an iPod commercial a few years ago. Wicked tune. Perfect for the summer (riding your bike, walking, driving, etc). Every time I hear it, I have to stop myself from dancing (not a good idea to do while in the check out line at Safeway). The music video quality is crap, but it's all about the tune, si?

Violent Femmes - Add it Up
How can you not love these guys? Everyone knows 'Blister in the Sun', but I think this is their best tune.

Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
I've been a huge fan of Missy Elliott since I saw this music video, a looooong time ago. She and Timbaland are an unstoppable team (in my humble opinion). So Missy got all skinny, had some huge musical success and then disappeared. Where are you Missy? We miss you.