Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Bleu update

RedheadSo I saw that Chili's commercial for building your own burger and heard this great song in the background. I couldn't place it right away and I was right in front of my computer, so I IM'd Joe and he did a quick Google (why didn't I think of that; duh) and found out it was "Get Up" by Bleu. If you haven't heard Bleu, you need to do that right away. I apologize for sending you to myspace, but it's probably the quickest way to get you to hear some of his tunes. Anyway, he's playing in Hollywood at The Hotel Cafe on Thurs. Aug. 17. Let me know if you want to go. Also, he's been working on another project called L.E.O. I heard some tunes (again... myspace (different account)) and it's really good. Here's the description from myspace:

L.E.O. is a power-pop-collective..a recording project that began as a tribute to the idiosyncratic genius of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. It has become a Traveling Wilburys-esque creative outlet for a gang of like-minded musician/producers...it was originally conceived by Bleu and includes the diverse talents of Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish), Mike Viola (The Candy Butchers), Jason Scheff (Chicago), Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes), Matt Mahaffey (Self), John Fields (big-time pop-producer), Tony Goddess (pApAs fritAs), Hanson, Eric Barao (The Cautions), Scott Simons (The Argument), and Paula Kelley, among others..

Quite a few names in there I dig! Check it out. Now.

Friday, July 14, 2006