It’s been a busy week or so for me…classes back in session, projects galore with work, Memorial Day weekend, crazy weather. Life’s never boring around these parts, it seems. And after a brief lull in the music biz, things are definitely looking up there, too.
– Just got word today that Little Boots has been signed to the newly-reactivated Elektra imprint here in the U.S., along with Justice and Cee-Lo. That’s a triple-bill I would love to see in concert…can we work on a kick-off concert?
I have great memories of Elektra…Keith Sweat, Anita Baker, 10,000 Maniacs, Tracy Chapman, The Cure, Simply Red, and Howard Jones, just to name a few. The Eagles were their tentpole, but it’s a label with a rich history. Hopefully they do the legacy proud with the new start.
– Got tickets to see David Cook live next month here in Denver, and I’m glad to see that the tour rolls on and on. It’s a good sign that he’s been touring non-stop since March, and the dates just keep on coming. In the meantime, he has two songs currently on the Hot 100, and his debut single “Time of My Life” was just retired to the recurrents list at Adult Contemporary radio a year after its release.
– A current obsession of mine at the moment is Daniel Boys, who a few of you might know from his duet with John Barrowman on “I Know Him So Well”. Those of you in the UK into musical-based reality shows will know him from “Any Dream Will Do”, where he placed fifth overall. Daniel is about to return to the West End in the male lead of “Avenue Q”, the same day that his debut CD comes out in the UK. The CD is a mix of pop covers and songs from musicals, and while I think the quality is a bit inconsistent, overall I do enjoy it. You can get an autographed copy here.
– It’s about that time where you figure out what your jam of the summer is, right? For me, it’s a toss-up between V Factory’s “Love Struck”, which seems to have died at pop radio, and “I Know You Want Me” from Mr 305 himself, Pitbull. It’s in the Hot 100 top 10 right now mainly based on sales, but Pop radio is quickly catching up with the popularity, and this track might actually have a shot at hitting #1. The video just hit the ‘net last week, and while it’s not really my style, I’ll leave it to your judgement.