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Grammys 2015: Hozier and Annie Lennox Steal the Show with "Take Me to Church" and "I Put a Spell on You"


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Sweet! Who is Hozier?

Irish singer whose song "Take Me To Church" gives voice to his frustration with the Catholic Church's homophobic atitude toward gay relationships.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Me_to_Church_%28Hozier_song%29

Oh neat. Gives this even more context.

Better Call Saul was very good btw. 

Oh good!

And episode 2 airs tomorrow so we don't have to wait a week for the cliffhanger. 

Yes, it has a Breaking Bad-style cliffhanger.

WHAT!  Better Call Saul is on!!!??  I missed it :(  Will have to see if it's replaying ;)

They're replaying episode 1 ("Uno") tonight and all week.

Episode 2 debuts tonight and it will also be broadcast many times this week.

She ain't lying... she did in fact put a spell on us.

Yeah, I need to watch it again!

Video already down :(  This was a great match of singers and songs :)

Thanks!

Bonus:

This just might be the best Eurythmics song.

I also like Walking on Broken Glass:

Ooh that's good too!!

One of my favorites vocally and musically but the video is distractingly freakish.

Yeah, Annie Lennox was fond of that. 

She did that in the videos for "Sweet Dreams" and "Missionary Man" too.

It's her schtick.

She performed Little Bird at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Neat!

Annie's up for a Grammy in 2015 for her Nostalgia Series.  She performs with her daughter during a PBS special that aired this past Sunday.  I missed that but did catch "Summertime".  Wowah!

http://video.pbs.org/video/2365455002/

The Grammys already happened so I guess she lost? Still a great singer. 

Wtf, me.  Chronology!

Nostalgia, the singer’s seventh solo album, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. And with the Great Performances special, Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert, the singer’s unique interpretations bring a new intimacy to these timeless classics. On the 60-minute concert – which will be taped in January — Lennox will perform songs from the Nostalgia album like “Summertime,” “Strange Fruit,” “I Cover the Waterfront” and “God Bless the Child.”

The special will feature Lennox’s fresh takes on iconic American compositions by such artists as Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, as she pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, interpreting compositions that have moved her, stripping them down to their emotional and musical core and making them her own, demonstrating how these songs continue to resonate even amid the complexities of modern life.

On the album, Lennox approached each song as if she had never heard it before, boiling each down to its bare essence. Working together with co-producer Mike Stevens, Lennox started with keyboards and added instrumentation sparingly such as the lacerating guitar solo in the middle of “Screaming” Jay Hawkins’ torrid “I Put A Spell on You.” The orchestrations are used on the special.

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