22 November 2005

The best of the best!

Last night we tivo'd Jay Leno. For one reason and one reason alone. They're back! They have a new album out called The Ultimate Collection. It is a collection of old songs with a couple of new ones also. I have been a fan of the Eurythmics forever it seems. Annie Lennox owns any stage she is on and, coupled with Dave Stewart, they are a sight to be seen. Leno held them off to close the show, which I found disappointing, but at least we got to see them in action a bit.

If you want to know more, they have recorded four podcasts in conjuction with the album release. From their site: The podcast, which includes recollections from Dave on each track on the lp, plus audio clips from the songs, is being broadcast in 4 episodes.

Episode 1 is available now (Nov 21st), and new episodes will be published on Nov 28th, Dec 5th and Dec 12th. All 4 episodes together total over 60 minutes of content. Just go over to iTunes and type in Eurythmics and it should come up.

One of my all time entertaining songs of theirs is Missionary man:

Well I was born an original sinner.
I was borne from original sin.
And if I had a dollar bill
For all the things I’ve done
There’d be a mountain of money
Piled up to my chin...

My mother told me good
My mother told me strong.
She said be true to yourself
And you can’t go wrong.
But there’s just one thing
That you must understand.
You can fool with your brother -
But don’t mess with a missionary man.

Don’t mess with a missionary man.
Don’t mess with a missionary man.

Well the missionary man
He’s got God on his side.
He’s got the saints and apostles
Backin’ up from behind.
Black eyed looks from those Bible books.
He’s a man with a mission
Got a serious mind.
There was a woman in the jungle
And a monkey on a tree.
The missionary man he was followin’ me.
He said stop what you’re doing.
Get down upon your knees.
I’ve got a message for you that you better believe.

They performed this song and Sweet dreams at the November 16th 2005 induction ceremony for the UK Music Hall of Fame. Other artists, that played or appeared, and were honored at the same ceremony included the following groups: Other artists to be honoured at the awards include Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath, Joy Division/New Order, The Who, The Kinks and John Peel. (of course Jimi didn't appear) It's interesting to see this group, I have every one of them on my iTunes collection of music.