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Bring on Il Volo

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This is not the Country Party Band, but it's too good an image to not share.

Like a psychic misreading tea leaves, Amazon.com frequently gets its algorithms wrong and sends me offers for things I don’t want: watches, for example, or deals on groceries. Somehow, I can’t imagine a brown paper bag full of lettuce, cucumbers, chick peas, green peppers, celery and radishes arriving in fresh condition from Amazon, even with two-day shipping.

Anyway: Today they sent me an email with the subject line “New CD Rarities.” Really? “Rarities”? Being sold by Amazon.com? That’s akin to, say, Armani suits being sold alongside the camouflage hunting gear at Wal-Mart, or Dom Perignon being sold at your gas station/convenience store right next to the Slushee machine.

Being a music fan on a lazy Saturday afternoon, I decided to check out these rarities instead of simply hitting the “delete” button. Man, did I find some beauties. These CDs are so rare that you’ve probably never heard of them:

We Are Love, by Il Volo,
Back Tuva Future, by Ondar,
Euge Groove, by Euge Groove, and
Crash My Party (Deluxe Version Luke Bryan Tribute), by the Country Party Band.

If anyone reading this decides to buy any of these CDs, let me know how they sound. Personally, I’d start with the Country Party Band, even though I don’t know who Bryan Tribute—oops, Luke Bryan—is.


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Aug. 18th, 2013 05:32 pm (UTC)
copy and paste Back Tuva Future Ondar You Tube for the ultimate experience in Mongolian Throat Singing...virtually the Genghis Khan of this art form. Holiday
Aug. 18th, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
Wow. This merits a separate post.
Aug. 19th, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
Oh. My. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVyyhHFKI8E

And holy crap, I just heard of throat singing on The Big Bang Theory last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-RsB4a4ogc
Aug. 19th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
That clip from Letterman is unreal. What started out as a joke post led to some really cool music.
Aug. 19th, 2013 04:29 pm (UTC)
Il volo
I'm surprised you haven't heard of Il Volo yet. They were guests on American Idol in 2011. They have been on Today five times, Jay Leno three times, Rachel Ray, The Talk five times. They toured with - not as warm up - but with Barbra Streisand. They have already aired two PBS concerts and their third one is a Christmas one that is starting to be shown on PBS this month.
Aug. 19th, 2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Il volo
I thought maybe "Il Volo" was an Italian band that sang about food.

Seriously, you make good points, but I never watch any of those shows, and I've conditioned myself to turn my brain off at the words "Barbra Streisand." I had a randomly assigned college roommate who was a Streisand fan. It was an ugly semester.

Ondar is way cool, though.
Aug. 19th, 2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
Il Volo
Your mother is a HUGE fan of Il Volo - I kid you not.
Aug. 19th, 2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Il Volo
The last time she and I talked, we were discussing whether Mick Taylor really made the Rolling Stones a better band or if Ronnie Wood has been an adequate replacement. I'm surprised she didn't mention Il Volo then.
Aug. 27th, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Il Volo
You are a bad liar. If you had said you were discussing Rod Stewart, whom she loves as well, I would have believed you.
Aug. 27th, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Il Volo
Close! We also talked about the recording career of Dave Stewart and the Eurythmics.
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