Posts Tagged ‘Jason Mraz’

Fave Friday: Cover Songs

April 16, 2010

First up. Gotsta give props where props are due. Bruddah kuya.d held it down the last two days with his 209 garnering WIH post. Holy smokes! Much love to all of you who participated in the convo as well! And with that said…

Jason Mraz‘s song “I’m Yours” (whose popularity can actually be traced back to Hawaii’s support) is probably one of the most over played/over done songs in recent history. We’ve seen it on American Idol, all over Youtube, and our very own band Ten Feet even covered it.

Not that that’s a bad thing. Mraz is probably flattered that so many people enjoy his music enough to want to redo it.


Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours”

One band I’ve been grooving out to lately is this a capella band called Straight No Chaser and they have a version of “I’m Yours” (which includes an Iz-ish version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”). Pretty cool. Check it.


Straight No Chaser – “I’m Yours/Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

And let’s not forget the cute, little kid who sang “I’m Yours” in this viral hit:


Little Kid on Youtube – “I’m Yours”

So today’s “Fave Friday” be on that very topic: Cover Songs. Rather than just listing the song name and the various artists who covered it though, let’s make things fun and a little more interactive.

Talk to us!
* Write the name of a covered song and wait for the next person commenting to guess who the original artist, as well as those bands who covered it, was/were.
* Write the name of a band, and wait for the next person commenting to guess the covered song(s) and who the original artist(s) was/were.
* Write the name of a song you wish would be covered and by who.
* Link to your favorite version of “I’m Yours”
* Anything else you like add.

K, your turn! 🙂

Happy VHO7V Friday! Have a good weekend and I’ll see y’all on Monday! 🙂

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Fave Five Friday – Music Groups

July 24, 2009

My co-worker was laughing at me the other day when I told her that I’m really into Rockapella. Some also find it hard to believe that I dig on country music. What other secrets can we pull outta me? We shall see. But not without y’all sharin’ too!

  1. Flo Rida or Twista – there’s just somethin’ about Flo Rida’s beat that makes me wanna get up and dance. Twista’s flow is insane! Respect.
  2. Jason Mraz – cool cat with mellow, catchy grooves. Seeing that he’s a genuinely sincere/nice person when we met him at the Road Runner Music Hall just solidified my respect and admiration for him.
  3. Colbie Caillat – kinda da kine for me to admit this, but sistah’s got some good kine jams. I like that she’s from Hawaii and that she seems to still be grounded after all of her success. Trying to line up an interview with her one of these months. Wish me luck!
  4. Rockapella – can’t think of any other a capella group as talented as these bruthas! I need them to redo their lyrics to “Where In the World is Carmen Sandiego?” and sing “Where In Hawaii Is Edward Sugimoto?”! 😛
  5. O.A.R. – My alt rock ear gets its fill with this group. Love the brass infusion! 8)

How about the local acts?

  1. Ekolu – Lukela Keala’s voice is a thing of beauty!
  2. Koa ‘Uka – ultimate party song band. Makes me wanna skank. I still wanna see them in person.
  3. Justin Young – soulful voice with a laid-back, humble personality. Deservedly goin’ places now that he’s rollin’ with sistah Colbie.
  4. Na Leo – spine-tingling harmonies, memory inducing hits. Don’t get no bettah.
  5. Fiji – his live appearances are like no other! He knows how to get a crowd going fo sho!

Share your fave groups below yo!

P.S. Wish me luck in the Tinman this Sunday y’all! 🙂 The bummahz part is that we play the Advertiser that night in our Media Basketball league and my legs will be shot. D’oh! If we lose, I won’t hear the end of it from Queenie, WesNaks and Bruddah Kwon (and maybe even StevieT! 8) ) LOL!

Happy VHO7V Friday y’all! Have a good weekend and I’ll see y’all on Monday! 🙂

“News Day” Tuesday: Jason Mraz’s New Video Lucky

January 6, 2009

Sorry for being a bit MIA gang. I’ve been shmall kine slammed at work…

The good news is that we’re starting yet another “game” up in hurr. Awwww yeah!

Lessee, we’ve already got “Where In Hawaii Wednesday” (which I promise to get back to tomorrow 😛 ), “Survey Thursday,” and “Fave Five Friday.” “So what else could dat genius Ed think of next!?” you goin’ ask as well you may? Well, how about… wait for it… wait for it… *drumroll* “News Day Tuesday!” Woo hoo! *fireworks* *crowd erupts in cheers*

OK, so not quite as exciting as it may’ve sounded, but at least play along yeah?

Now, before I go an’ discover/invent “Funday Monday” (you heard it here first yo! 8) ), let’s concentrate on one thang at a time. This time, it’s the revolutionary “News Day Tuesday.”

Word.

So on News Day Tuesdays, I’ll periodically scan the scummy parts of the earth, oh, let’s say like the PerezHilton.com’s of the world, and if and when I find something interesting for us to chat about, I’ll post um here (yeah, I know it sounds strikingly similar to sistah Shauns – and some others here – a bit… but cut me some slack willya? 😛 ). For today though, here’s some oddah news that’s WWE worthy.

Jason Mraz, one of my favorite artists, finally released his duet with Colbie Caillat called “Lucky”, from his “We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things” album. The music video just hit the airwaves but was first made available as a bulletin announcement on MySpace. Check it out here and let’s discuss amongst ourselves below shall we?

http://mediaservices.myspace.com/services/media/embed.aspx/m=49776296,t=1,mt=video

Talk to me!
* Is yous a fan of Jason Mraz too?
* What do you think of the song?
* Is yous a fan of Colbie Caillat?
* How about the music video? Like um?
* Ever had a L.D.R. (long distance relationship) like this? Can/Could you relate to how they feel?
* What other songs are out there right now that you dig on?
* Doesn’t my new photo (with the Maile Lei and all!) make me look like ______?

Holla!

Jason Mraz at the Road Runner Music Hall

May 4, 2008

Jason Mraz at the Road Runner Music HallOn Friday, we headed over to the Road Runner Music Hall to check out one of my favorite artists: Jason Mraz. Now I know it’s very unbecoming for one dude to be a fan of another dude, but I’m comfortable enough with my dudehood to admit that I am indeed a superfan of this uber talented brutha. Not only is he a virtual wordsmith, can get down on the guitar, and can sang like nobody’s business, he has a personality to boot. After meeting him, he also seems as genuine and sincere as they come.

Before taking the stage, he actually took the time to go around the room and greet everyone in person. He made small talk, signed autographs, took photos and most importantly, was real and made you feel important. On stage, he went all out and probably sang longer than he should have (in a good way). He was also very appreciative of everything and everyone (fans, radio stations, etc.) It was such a breath of fresh air to see an artist of his caliber not tainted at all.

If it’s possible, I think I’ve become an even bigger fan of Mr. A-Z. You could even say I’m Mrazmerized.

Now, before you think I have a major man-crush on him, lemme get back to my power tools, grunting and shaving my back hairs. *grin*

P.S. Mraz’s new album “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.” drops on May 13.

Who’s your favorite artist?