Tunes-the fabulous covers edition.

Charlene Soraia-Wherever You Will Go

James Vincent McMorrow-Higher Love

Funnily enough, both of those are currently in commercials  (cough cough *adverts*) on UK television-the first for Twinings tea and the second for Lovefilm, which is the British version of Netflix (but actual Netflix just showed up here last week and blows lovefilm out of the water, so we’ll see how long they last). However, these songs are exquisitely beautiful, and I can’t stop listening to either of them. Well done, English tv.

This reminds me of an issue that I bring up with Jon very often-there seems to be a weird lack of copyright law that exists here as concerns music on tv. Case in point, any show on the BBC can use any song it likes (this is my understanding, I could be wrong) under the public service blanket license. So when they start running commercials for the new season of say, 90210 (why that comes on here is a another question for another time) they just pick whatever hot song is on the radio now. It’s really weird to hear, for example, Rihanna, singing about S&M as the background noise for some random show with antiques being sold, or people looking at new houses to buy. It seems that the songs chosen don’t really fit, most of the time, but they’re popular and the BBC can use them, so they do. I may end up looking into this some more.

Anyway!  Just for fun, here’s one more cover, and one of my favorites.  Bon Iver singing some old Bonnie Raitt.

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