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Day: October 2, 2010

I think I might have to buy two copies of this.  One for myself, and one for my Mom, who is (or was at one time) a fan of both Phil Collins -and- Motown.  (In fact, it was her record collection that got me into Motown in the first place, and finding out Collins was the lead singer of Genesis is the only reason she agreed to take me to see them in concert when I was a teenager. *grin*)

Phil Collins: ‘Going Back’ To Motown : NPR:

One such classic is Martha Reeves and the Vandellas’ “Heat Wave.” He says the song encapsulates the entire Motown sound for him.

“It’s just got that optimistic [sound], and you can feel the sun coming out,” he says.

Collins’ versions stay true to the original arrangements and instrumentation. He says he never lost track of the fact that he was trying to emulate these songs rather than change or update them.

“The most important thing to me was actually getting them to sound authentic,” Collins says. “I didn’t really want to mess with the arrangements. I didn’t really want to mess with the kind of instrumentation. For me, I just wanted to see if it was possible to re-create a feeling that I had when I first heard these records.”

From Twitter 10-01-2010

  • 07:14:10: Slept for 12 hours last night. I think I must have needed that.
  • 08:13:45: @JohnFugelsang Somewhere, there’s a “Mama Said Knock You Out” parody waiting to be written by someone…
  • 09:07:18: @mattyglesias @ezraklein It would be fairly trivial to do as a web app. The %s of budget are known, so easy to calculate for any amount.
  • 11:03:22: @rslatkin Nights In Murfreesboro is the name of my new country/western jazz band.
  • 11:27:46: @ljellis Because you’re not on Facebook, that’s how. Makes you an easy target!
  • 11:58:18: @mariancall If you check the labels, you’ll find a lot of that history was imported from Europe back in the 17th and 18th century. 😉
  • 13:15:29: @JewelStaite #CSINY is one of my don’t-miss shows. Glad to see AJ getting some more screen time!
  • 13:49:50: @mariancall Perhaps someone can ship those to one of your upcoming stops?
  • 23:00:40: @catvalente Oh dear. Am I going to have to treat Glee like I did Heroes, and cherish the first season while pretending there weren’t more?
  • 23:41:38: @catvalente I could *maybe* see Richard Thompson’s cover of “Oops I Did It Again” provoking that reaction, but not Schuster & co doing Toxic

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