Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cheb Khaled ft Carlos Santana . . . Love to the People




All I can say is WOW . . . an awesome mix of middle eastern/latino music! Check it out . . . here is some background on the song and the artist. I have really enjoyed Cheb Khaled's music in the past and this just blew me away . . . however, I must say that Santana is one of my favorite musicians, so I am a bit partial!

"Love to the People" was co-produced by award winning, Arab–North African music producer Dawn Elder, also the executive producer for the US version of Ya-Rayi. "Love to the People" marks the first time Khaled has sung in both English and Arabic, and the song finds him blending his voice with the smooth, reggae vocals of Elan, an interweaving with soaring guitar work from Carlos Santana.

This Khaled recording moves easily from funky, danceable rhythms to pop, balladry, and plenty of hardcore raï. On the funky side, "Ya-Rayi" reunites Khaled with tenor saxophonist David McMurray who played on previous hits like "Didi" and "Walou Walou." Khaled is backed by The Orchestra of Cairo and a tight brass section. On "Mani Hani," Khaled is accompanied by veteran North African pianist Maurice El Médioni. The Arabic version of "Love to the People" offers the perfect balance between Khaled’s voice and Carlos Santana’s signature guitar.

Source: World Music Central

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Comforting Lie - No Doubt/Gwen Stefani






"Comforting Lie"
Gwen Stefani/No Doubt
Lyrics

I started out on the wrong foot
Now I'm not myself
I am Jekyll, I am Hyde
Found this place to hide
Come seek me

Oh, so up and down
So back and forth
So insecure
Can't get this taste out of my mouth
Swallow it down
Pretend

Hold it, hold it all in
Let it build up
Build a bomb
Blow it, blow it away
Clear it all out
Just end it

I'm just a normal person
Without those problems
When did it change?
Admissions so embarrassing
I'm on the verge of tears again

Hold it, hold it all in
Let it build up
Build a bomb
And blow it, blow it away
Clear it all out
Just end it

Oh look I took the Band-Aid off
Did I take it off too soon?
Hysterical confession
My big courageous move

Don't gasp at the predictable
A comforting lie can't last
Preordained checklist of this awkward love
It's so sad

Hold it, hold it all in
Let it build up
Oh, build a bomb
Blow it, blow it away
Clear it all out
Just end it

Sort it, sort it out
Just give it back
No thank you
Toss it, toss it away
Eliminate
Just give up

I can't decide
This tug of war
I'm feeling weak