Friday, April 13, 2007

Ayo - JOYFUL, Amy Winehouse

Songs of the day:
Ayo - "Down on my Knees"
Amy Winehouse - "Rehab"

Okay I know I am a little late on the Ayo front. I first heard about her from my friend Jane who was in Florence last summer and from Sara in Milan. I pulled up her video on YouTube and had to get the CD.

She is Nigerian/Romanian and has a very striking voice. I love the first track "Down on my Knees". The pleading in her voice is sad but beautiful. Her CD reminds of chilling on the beach in St. Martin or in an outdoor cafe in Rome. She hasn't broken in the United States at all.

Amy Winehouse out of the U.K. is starting to blow up in the U.S. Tiny woman, big voice. The CD is excellent. I like that she is not some cookie cutter pop singer. She has an interesting sound and look. I wonder why soul music (an american art form) seems to be more appreciated overseas these days.

I am finally going to buy a Mactop. My old desk top at home is on it's last legs. It used to be my computer at my old job and who the heck knows how old it is. It keeps shutting down and I can't run certain systems on it. A friend's boyfriend works for Mac so I will get a little discount. Thank god for the 'rents or I wouldn't be able to buy anything. Of course I was tempted to buy some shoes but common sense told me that was a bad idea.

I was under budget on my Rome trip so I'm going to get an iPod. The digital camera will have to wait until my birthday or christmas (unless I get a production bonus) because I do need to buy some spring clothes. I can't walk around L.A. looking crazy.


Ms Adventures in Italy said...

Yes, I heard about all the Amy Winehouse drama before I even heard her stuff so I was prepared to dislike her but I really like her CD....! Cheap on iTunes, too.

You might also want to check out Rodrigo y Gabriela - they have a myspace! Awesome CD - Mexicans playing acoustic guitar that's almost/quite like flamenco! I'm really into it right now.

LinleyShea said...

i've recently (winthin the past few months) really started to like and enjoy amy winehouse. a very unique voice. (: have a nice weekend!

Tracie B. said...

i love her voice. i bought her old cd a while back and it's much less raunchy than her newer stuff, but nice all the same :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Sara - Thanks for the tip. I will check them out.

Linleyshea - Thanks for stopping by. I have been playing Amy's CD all weekend.

Tracie B. - I pulled up some of her songs from her first CD. I will have get it.