Skip to content

10 Songs: Monday, February 16th, 2015


1 – Bitches N Marijuana – Chris Brown – Tyga and Schoolboy Q join Chris for a sound much closer to rap than dance, a somewhat bland and self-evident track, though hand it to Q,he has the best moment on the track – B

2 – Underwater – Matt Whipkey – His masterpiece title track off the new album is a gorgeous strummer – A

3 – Don’t Tell Mama – Natasha Richardson – A terrific take on the song (stupidly excluded from the movie) finds Natasha in better voice than I remember her, maybe the accent is a relief after all these Yanks singing it – A

4 – Jungle – Drake – A rarity on the album, this last track is a sweet new r&b track, not first shelf but not bad – A-

5 – Rebel Heart- Madonna – A self portrait as Madonna like all of us, finds the shadow of her childhood still there, papa still preaching in the back of her head – A

6 – Some Enchanted Evening – Bob Dylan – Dylan sings Rodgers And Hammerstein? You gotta think right, and to give credit where due, he sings it with conviction, almost in a whisper and reaches his reward with the “who can understand it…” stanza – B+

7 –  Some Enchanted Evening – Paulo Szot – I thought the excellent Brazilian baritone was going to jump through from opera to pop star with this. He had what I heard was an excellent cabaret show in 2013.. I stupidly missed it This is a very clever, powerful and well considered take – A

8 – Cabaret – Emma Stone – The best song in her performance is an answer and also rebuke to the American she has left, and to the rest of us. Her voice is not there on the chorus, it is not world class, a little rushed, a little light, but on the versesshe sings speaks and there is an air of contempt and self pity: it’s an embrace of the end, of the inevitable devouring cabaret of life. As music, it doesn’t work. As acting, it works and then some. It explains Sally Bowles – A

9 – Hey Laura – Gregory Porter – A beautiful soul song, not jazz really at all – B+

10 – Set In stone – Martin Sexton – written for his true love, his daughter – A


Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

The Daisy Jopling Band To Perform “Who’s Who” At The Transfiguration Church In Tarrytown, NY Sunday May 12th, 2024 7 PM ET

By admin | May 9, 2024 |

The Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown, New York Presents “Who’s Who”, original violin arrangements of iconic songs by The Who performed by the Daisy Jopling Band featuring the Sleepy Hollow High School Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. Location: Transfiguration Church 268 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States Tickets are $25 and can be…

Cyborg Drummer/DJ DRMAGDN Headlining Montauk Music Fest

By admin | April 9, 2024 |

Major Label BMG Records Artist & Producer DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer / DJ will be making his Montauk Music Fest debut this year in May. DRMAGDN will be the Official Host & MC of The Montauk Music Fest plus play headlining sets on Friday 5/17 and Saturday 5/18 from 10pm-12am at Gurney’s Montauk Resort (290 Old…

RED CARPET EVENT @ Chelsea Table & Stage 4/12/24 Featuring THE AMERICAN RELICS & DRMAGDN

By admin | March 25, 2024 |

On Friday April 12th, 2024 beginning at 6:30 pm ET  there will be a Red Carpet event pre-show sponsored by Tribeca Records at the trendy nightspot Chelsea Table and Stage located in the heart of Chelsea at 152 west 26th street (inside the Hilton Fashion Hotel) in NYC. The Red Carpet will be followed by…

Live Review: Composer Randy Edelman Live at Chelsea T&S “2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre” 03/16/24 and Record Release in NYC

By admin | March 17, 2024 |

There was an infinite vitality of velvet green flowing deliciously through the air as Composer Randy Edelman presented his 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre at the trendy new nightspot Chelsea Table & Stage in the heart of NYC on March 16, 2024….. a vivacious close to the spirited Irish Parade. His music is the…

DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer/DJ Debuts @ Chelsea T&S With Retro 80’s Party & Red Carpet Event 4/12/24

By admin | February 29, 2024 |

BMG recording artist, producer and World renowned, Global Touring Electrifying Powerhouse, DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer and DJ will make his debut at the popular, trendy night spot Chelsea Table & Stage (located at 152 west 26th street inside the Hilton Hotel) on  Friday April 12, 2024 @ 9:00PM. DRMAGDN will be celebrating his high energy brand of Electronic Dance Music (EDM)…

Going Steady: New Singles 2-23-24- 2-29-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

dance pop, gooey confection

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 2-16-24 – 2-22-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

75K EAUs is abysmal

Our Friend Tony Orlando’s Farewell Tour

By admin | February 25, 2024 |

“I still hit the ball, I just can’t run the bases!!!”

Sneak Peaks: New Album releases 3-1-24 – 3-7-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

contenders for the best punk rock around

Child Bite, Lamb Of God, Pantera At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

A three hours of hard rock, metal not metal, swift, loud, egoless pure metal

Scroll To Top