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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Her birth certificate says "Eleanora Marie"



January 3rd- today was to have been the day of the release of Nellie McKay's second release, "Pretty Little Head." But as has been fairly well-publicized around the internet, Nellie has been unhappy with Columbia (see "Columbia Is Bleeding") and parted ways with the record company. Apparently she plans on releasing the record in the future via the internet and she's also recorded six new songs for the soundtrack of the latest Rob Reiner film. I'm certainly pretty biased- I've loved her from the first time I heard "The Dog Song" and saw her appearances on Letterman and the View. That goofy smile, her eyes looking upward, the way she can switch from jazzy to rap to showtune-style songs, and of course that voice. I think I may end up liking "Pretty Little Head" nearly as much as "Get Away From Me." Maybe more depending on what she throws in with that extra batch of tunes Columbia was trying to keep under wraps...

Nellie McKay- The Big One

Nellie McKay- Cupcake

Nellie McKay- The Down Low

Nellie McKay- Live Performance On NPR

3 Comments:

Blogger Timberwolf said...

Excellent tunes, thanks for the introduction!

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Daver from Chicago said...

I agree. She's cute as hell and very, very talented. Thanks for the tunes!

10:59 AM  
Anonymous MMM said...

I think you're wrong about the song "Columbia is Bleeding." The song is about animal testing at Columbia University in NYC and doesn't have anything to do with Columbia Records aside from mere coincidence.

12:44 PM  

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