Thursday, May 31, 2007

Super Rich Divinity

Two exciting bits of The Divine Comedy news. Neil Hannon is at work on a London West End musical for children. Man, are we pissed that this never made it into U.S. entertainment news. As if we gave a rip about which no-talent loser won American Idol or what that Fergie creature is up to. Maroon 5? Yeah, right, who cares... (Okay, JunkThief does get the fuss about Brandon Flowers...completely, especially with the beard and glasses.) But we digress.

It's very easy seeing Hannon doing some Van Dyke Parks meets Brecht and Weill/dark but sweet kiddie show.
As if that weren't enough, JunkThief came across these incredible MP3s of Hannon covering everything from Bowie's Life on Mars to Randy Newman's Lonely at the Top to Nelly Furtado's Man Eater to Krafwerk's Radioactivity to a version of The Good Life with strings so plush they'd make Nelson Riddle and Mitch Miller blush. Okay, he's not gloss magazine pretty, but this guy puts JunkThief further and further over the edge in a very different kind of way.

Too much. Get out of town. As if this guy could not get more divine.

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At 1:38 PM, Blogger Salty Miss Jill said...

Indeed! Thank you for leading me to this treasure of a talent...and also to the aforementioned blog.
I was pleased to hear the Jacques Brel and Magnetic Fields covers...I thought I had heard thier influence in his music before.
And he's cute! ;)

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Junk Thief said...

I especially like the "Life on Mars" cover with toy pianos. It's in my last will and testament that 50 toy pianos will play at my funeral.


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