Duffy: Mercy

Duffy’s song is my dancefloor ear candy of the year.

Aretha Franklin/ The BossHoss

“The Beauty of Anger”? These funny bad boys from Berlin really exploit every cliché, don’t they, to turn Lady Soul’s and Dionne Warwick’s song inside out completely. What would we do without the battle of the sexes?

Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode

This song written and performed by Chuck Berry is not only the most influential song in the history of rock and roll, it is also an icon of the “American Dream”, of going from rags to riches (vom Tellerwäscher zum Millionär).

Plant + Krauss = Raising Sand

Raising Sand is a duet collaboration between rock legend Robert Plant and country/bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss. The brains behind the project is T Bone Burnett, who explains: “The idea was to take them both out of their comfort zone – to take us all out of our comfort zones” (5:30) Here’s a video about the […]

Alanis Morissette: Hand in my pocket

Woke up this morning to hear this song unplugged on Bayern 3, where Alanis was plugging her upcoming album (will be out in Germany on May 31). Nice interview there with her.

Bob Dylan wins Pulitzer Prize

“A Special Citation to Bob Dylan for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” (Pulitzer) A good excuse to listen to some of his best performances.