Listen uP: Two for Tuesday

12 01 2010

Michael Franti and Spearhead


My friend Krista, lover of all things that help us get our groove on, was the one who first recommended Michael Franti to me. I was looking for some motivational workout music and she seemed to think he would fit the bill. One month later, the album “All Rebel Rockers” is still on continuous play and these are two of my favorite songs.

Download #1: “Say Hey (I Love You)”- I’m so afraid this song will be played to death once everyone realizes how infectious it is, but right now it’s my #1 morning commute tune, transporting me from the icy cold New York streets to a warm Caribbean island filled with frozen girlie drinks and free-for-all dance parties.

Download #2: “A Little Bit of Riddim”– This is like a pure funk mash up of Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock and Stereo MC’s Connected; kind of like an 8th grade dance for grown ups. Put it on the iPod and pimp on down the sidewalk like it’s your job.

I’m anxious to get to know more of Michael Franti and Spearhead but this has been an excellent start and the entire cd is a winner. Listen. Love. Groove.

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19 01 2010
Kathy D'Urso

I saw Michael Franti & Spearhead with Counting Crows and Augustana at the Hammerstein last August, and got the CD after that. I’m with ya – and they were amazing live, performing not so much as an opening act, but rather along with the other bands. A great show.

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