my taste in music is very focused.
i'm by far for R&B/hip-hop, or swinging the other extreme,
a fan of acoustic pop-jazz chillout sounds,
or generally Lush FM playlists.
i was never a fan of the raw, organic, live band sound.
but there are treasures.
my all time favourites include
very chill tracks like Walking After You by the Foo Fighers,
or Handbags and Gladrags by Stereophonics
all the pores in my skin dilate when he sings the first line.
the scratchiness in his voice... i love best in the first two lines.
i am recently haunted by David Cook's overnight success of Always Be My Baby,
which I played over and over on my little tape when I was 12 years old.
I loved that song, and to have it covered so well definitely adds 10 points to Cook.
I've never heard any other song he performed on Idol, and can't be bothered to find out.
I'll just stick to this for the meantime.
i was never a fan of Jason Mraz either.
but this clip -
its simplicity, cleanliness, the preciseness of the backing vocals and phrasing of lyrics to melody, the eerily still audience,
it is definitive for me.
it has made me fall in love.
i do think he has found his perfect partner.