Monday, April 26, 2010

on music.

my new obsession: pandora (yes, i finally capitulated and got myself an account)

2 stations very much to my liking: amy macdonald/lenka; carla bruni

top three new favorite artists:
madeleine peyroux
melody gardot
dolores o'riordan / the cranberries

the cranberries - a predictable preference.

but madeleine peyroux and melody gardot - who would have guessed that i be partial to jazz singers?

now admittedly a good chunk of my fascination with madeleine peyroux (besides her amazing voice) is her darn good album cover photo for half the perfect world.

it reminds me of a famous painting.  I can't place which one right now, though.  it's really bothering me.


  1. i hadn't heard this smile version yet. i like :D

  2. I've been in love with this cover art since I first saw and heard this CD a few years back. I too was reminded of some famous painting, some naked maja of Goya's or Ingres' or something, as you yourself considered in a later post, but I think it's probably just because of the lighting, mood and general sense of elegant languor than the specific pose used in any painting I'm familiar with. Gorgeous bit of photography, this.