8in8 = Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, Neil Gaiman, and Damian Kulash (lead singer of OK Go)
Their experiment was to come up with 8 songs in 8 hours for the ReThink music conference. They ended up with 6 songs in 12 hours and put out an EP called “Nighty Night.” They took turns singing (Neil Gaiman is a pleasant surprise on “The Problem With Saints”), and the results are pretty impressive considering the circumstances. I highly suggest you find this EP and do your ears a favor by listening!
Key tracks: I’ll Be My Mirror, The Problem With Saints
Many people know Jenny’s song “Fuck Was I” (from “Batten The Hatches”) but what they don’t know is that all of her songs/albums are ace. I’ve seen Jenny in concert and she’s captivating and a thousand buckets of fun. I met her at the merch table and she is also witty as hell.
I just bought her new song, “Great Big Plans,” and you can, too! So if you like funny, sarcastic, talented, nice people….
THEN GO BUY HER SHIT AND SEE HER IN CONCERT IF SHE PLAYS NEAR YOU. OR ELSE.
The Bangles - “Walk Like An Egyptian” (from “Different Light”)
Some of my earliest/fondest memories are of my (strict military) dad blasting this song on the stereo in his den and us dancing around like fools to it when I was little. It was some of the most fun I’ve ever had. I WILL LOVE THIS SONG FOREVER! Just listen to this song and try NOT to dance.