Thursday, October 18, 2007

Blue Alert

Anyone who knows me knows how much music means to me in my life. So I want to share an album that has dug down deep and carved a special place in my heart. Anjani Thomas' "Blue Alert" is a beautiful, intimate piece of art that I have listened to before bed almost every night for the last two months. Every song is bare and lovely and says something I wish I could have said. Its produced by Leonard Cohen and his sensibility is all over each track.
I love that I've been able to share the album with others and that they've appreciated its specialness. I put a song called "The Mist" on a mix CD for my friend Gary and he was hooked. And sometimes when I come home late and crawl into bed, Jamie already has the CD on and we sing along softly as we drift off to sleep. My favorite track is "Never Got To Love You" followed closely by "Blue Alert" and "Innermost Door."
In any case, if you love good music, take a chance and follow my recommendation - I guarantee it's worth the couple of dollars!!

4 comments:

Gary said...

I really love "The Mist", yes indeed!! I need to download this cd. Last night I listened to four of the cds you sent. You always introduce me to the best music.

Now...crawl into bed with Jamie?

Allan Showalter, MD said...

I had the same response to Blue Alert and wrote a similarly positive, albeit more effusive, review at Music Recommendation That Will Make You Want To Kiss Me. You might also be interested in two duets Anjani and Leonard Cohen sing that aren't available on CD but can be found at Never Got To Love You and Whiher Thou Goest

Mikey T said...

allan -
thank you for the links, I immediately went and listened to them. As far as I know, there is no official live release available for Anjani either on CD or DVD, but if one becomes available I hope you'll let me know!!

gary-
i'va always loved sharing music with you, more than with most people because we a) have similar interests and b) you get why songs touch me whether its lyric, beat, hot boys on the cover, etc. I hope you're enjoying the CDs. Maybe someday soon there'll be a CD or two on my doorstep? :)

Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Leonard Cohen's influence on women seems to be eternal. I'm pleased with the 20th anniversary of Jennifer Warnes' The Famous Blue Raincoat.