If you haven’t yet had the chance, please read my review of Coachella 2010 day one… All caught up? Alright, let’s get going.
After a very packed Friday at Coachella, in terms of music AND people, we had originally planned on getting to the polo fields a little later on Saturday. The first act we wanted to see didn’t even go on until 3 p.m., but despite leaving a little bit later, the parking wasn’t nearly as bad and we made it there around the same time. Being a 3-day only festival this year, there were a few differences from past years. The most noticeable difference was that instead of three separate tickets for the whole weekend, you instead redeemed your one ticket for a wristband that you wore for all three days.
Another difference is that because of the wristband, they were allowing ins and outs. In past years, if you left, there was no getting back in, so you had to make sure that you were ready to leave.
If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know that I’ve written about Sia before. Actually, I write about her A LOT, because she’s one of my favorite artists. So, when I had to choose only ONE of her songs for my top 100 songs of the decade, it was a very tough choice.
Sia was originally introduced to American audiences as the main voice of the band Zero 7. She provides lead vocals on several of their albums. Her first solo CD was released in 2000, but it wasn’t until her song “Breathe Me” was included in the series finale of HBO’s Six Feet Under, that people really started to take notice.
I didn’t even realize that she had been the vocalist for Zero 7, when I started getting into her solo work in 2008. That was the year she released her fourth studio album Some People Have Real Problems. It’s my favorite Sia CD to date, and my favorite song on the disc is “Electric Bird.” That’s why I chose it as the song to be included in my top 100. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. Sia has a new CD coming out in April of 2010. It’s definitely worth checking out, as is everything else she does.
Veronica and I are currently in Florida, enjoying a much needed Walt Disney World vacation, but… that’s no reason to deprive you of a music video this week. Honestly, if there weren’t any good videos to share, we probably could have waited until we got back, but this week we have an amazing new video, by one of our favorite artists.
Now, Sia has released “You’ve Changed,” the first video from her fifth solo CD We Are Born, which doesn’t even come out until April. This song was originally recorded by New York singer Lauren Flax, with Sia on backing vocals, but Sia decided that she liked it so much that she wanted to her record it for her next CD too.
If you’ve been watching television lately (and don’t fast forward through the commercials, as most of us do on our DVR’s) then you’ve probably seen the Lincoln car commercial that features a cover of “Under The Milky Way.” The classic original song was released by The Church back in 1988.
Well, the new version is performed by one of my favorite singers, Sia Furler.
For some background info, I wrote an article about Sia for the Pop Underground blog last July. But to make a long story short, Sia first came to my attention when she sang lead vocals on “Destiny” by Zero 7, which was released in 2001. I really didn’t even know who the singer was, until last year when she released the wonderful CD Some People Have Real Problems, and she’s probably best known for her song “Breathe Me,” which was prominently featured in the series finale of Six Feet Under.
Sia has a new CD due out in early 2010. I haven’t heard if “Under The Milky Way” will be included on that disc. In the meantime, you can download Sia’s version of the song for free, compliments of Lincoln at http://bit.ly/lincolnsia.