The Jam - Move On Up

| Keith
Bite your lip, and take a trip
Though there may be wet road ahead
And you cannot slip
So move on up for peace will find
Into the steeple of beautiful people
Where there's only one kind

Y'all, I could do this covers thing all damn day. Too many good cuts! So, today we're going to go with two legends. Paul Weller and The Jam doing the one and only, The Gentle Genius, Mr. Superfly Curtis Mayfield. "Move On Up" is one of my all-time favorite songs, and if I'm being honest, nothing beats the original. Having said that, I love, love, love this version. Growing up The Jam was one of my favorites and it was through their music, and Weller's later stuff, that I was introduced to greats like Mayfield. I'm pretty sure I heard this version first.

RIYL: Curtis Mayfield, The Style Council, The Housemartins, Squeeze, Crowded House

James Vincent McMorrow - Get Low

| Keith
Heard you're getting married (Get low)
Everybody say it (Get low)
Greatest man alive (Get low)
I've been told (I could never show, I could never show)
Bought yourselves a diamond (Get low)
Finally getting paid (Get low)
Buying people's silence (Get low)
They're afraid (I could never show, I could never show)

A month or so ago Kerri and I saw James Vincent McMorrow at the Sydney Opera House. I don't think either of us were familiar with him. The venue, as you might expect, is amazing. It's majestic, beautiful and the sound is mind-blowing. As awesome as it was, James easily matched the spectacle and, despite some somewhat hilarious mishaps, seemed like he was right at home. I was equally impressed by his vocals, which I think he's most known for, and his ability to entertain and hold the attention of a crowd. Would love to see him again and I've had fun digging into his catalog.

RIYL: Alexi Murdoch, Bon Iver, Father John Misty, Volcano Choir

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DMA's - Melbourne

| Kerri

And I will give you what you need
Reveal the violence from the start
To know there's time for me to be
The space for when you fall apart

In all the memories you divide
There drifts an inner outer line
So I can give you what you need

And I won't feel no
And I won't feel no

Happy Australia Day!! (Of course, it's mostly passed for them, by the time this posts, but shhh, we're American, it's the 26th to us.) The DMA's are a fairly popular Sydney-based indie band (the 2016 album this song comes from went to #8 on Australian charts). Anyway, Keith had actual joeys in his office today to celebrate so I figured our blog had better mark the occasion as well. I'm suuuper excited to visit Melbourne and Sydney in just a few short weeks! 

RIYL: Oasis, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Gang of Youths

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