You can’t hurry love, but this week I’ll be hitting you all with a ‘speed round’ of the Five…
Here are this week’s tracks:
1. Jay-Z – ’03 Bonnie & Clyde (feat. Beyoncé Knowles) (from The Blueprint²: The Gift & The Curse (disc 1: The Gift))
Mr. & Mrs. Carter rocking a cover (in the loosest term) of 2Pac’s “Me and My Girlfriend” with a little twist of Prince’s “If I Was Your Girlfriend”. I have to say that I have more respect for this couple for managing to be very high profile celebrities and not allow every moment of the lives be invaded by the media. They should be role models for how to live a celebrity life!
There’s no doubt that when it comes to funk there are few funkier than Maceo. I always love hearing him taking his talents and applying them outside of the funk as well. Here it’s all about the voice. I just found out the Maceo and Soulive are performing at the Tarrytown Music Hall and if my schedule allows I’ll be in attendance.
3. Steve Perry – Girl Can’t Help It (from 1994-11-22: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, USA (disc 1))
There is no substitute. This was taken from one of the great circulating bootlegs from his For the Love of Strange Medicine Tour.
4. The Cure – A Letter to Elise (from Wish)
This track is a masterclass in how to pour your entire heart, soul and being into a song. One of, if not my absolute, favorite Cure songs (it’s a tie between this and “Pictures of You”).
And every time I try to pick it up
Like falling sand
As fast as I pick it up
It runs away through my clutching hands
5. Portishead – Silence (from Third)
The opening track from Portishead’s latest. I’ve not totally gotten into this new record yet despite numerous tries.
So what’s playing as you are rushing out the door?