Thursday, January 22, 2009

Groove Your Pants Off

I'm late on this, but thanks to Kari's kick-ass piece in this month's ELLE (Kate Hudson is on the cover) I was introduced to Feist and the Constantines' cover of Islands in the Stream. And whoa.

It's the opposite of the Kenny and Dolly version, which I've always loved.

But look out Dolly, this might be my new favorite version! Intimate and trippy (think Sonic Youth covering Superstar), it sounds like they really are islands in the stream, with no one in between. It's a lovely juxtaposition to the effervescent original, and I can't stop playing it.

So rush to iTunes right now if you don't already have this version. Then drop ELLE an email about how fabulous the music piece is on page 102 and let them know that that Kari Wethington (whoever she is!) is a rock star!

(Side note: When I was a kid I thought people who duetted together really were a couple. Which is why for years I thought Dolly and Kenny were married. How else could they sing that song together?!)


Adam said...

what? what?!!!? You take that back right now. Kenny and Dolly are happily married. They spend warm summer evenings on trains bound for nowhere. You know, meeting up with gamblers.

Dave P. said...

You have to see The Constantines live some time, they're amazing.

Kari said...

Thanks for the shout out :)