Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Little Wing


I've been meaning to write about "Wing" for a while now. I was particularly interested after the critical praise Paul "Slice Like A Hammer" Anka recieved for his new "Rock Swings" compliation of rock songs jazzed up (which, I admit, is not at all bad). I figured if an aging Las Vegas lounge act like Anka could cover "Smells Like Teen Spirit," how bad can a mature Asian woman's cover of ABBA's "Fernando" be?

I was astonished. You must listen to Wing. I understand from reading the review she carries on her website that this dear lady has spent thousands of dollars of her own money to make these recordings. You must buy her records. Every one else is.

We owe her that much, world.
Do it for all she's done for us.

12 comments:

Pile On® said...

OH MY GOD!!!

Thank you so much spd, I really needed that today.

Peoples, you have to check out the sample songs, I was moved by her rendition of Fernando.

Pile On® said...

Damn it all to hell, why isn't there a sample of Highway to Hell?

spd rdr said...

You gotta buy it, Pile. You just know its gonna be great!

Pile On® said...

Yes, I do know that.

Pile On® said...

I can't get your trackback thingy to come up. Consider yourself trackbacked.

Jehane said...

Oh for God's sake. This is even more unforgivable than Richard Cheese. I hate you.

spd rdr said...

Hate is such a strong word, Cass.
Does Wing hate? No, Wing loves. Wing loves us, and Wing loves music. That is why Wing shares her music with us. Wing is love. Love is music. Wing is music.

Pile, you dog, I am already languishing as a spineless mollusk. Figure out the trackback, dude.

Pile On® said...

DUDE!!

I know how to do it dude. I do it all the time dude. But if I can't make the address appear when I click on it there is nothing I can do.

It is a haloscan problem. Nothing either of us can do, but trackbacks are meant to notify the blogger when he or she has been linked to and that has been done.

dude.

Pooke said...

Oh where is the Wang to her Wing.

I think I like Paul Anka's version of Teen Spirit~ but listening to it gives me an urge to put $10 on black (!?)

spd rdr said...

Dude.
Wing is Love.

Jehane said...

I now know what was tugging at my memory last night.

Being seriously and quite irredeemably drunk at 3 am in a bar in Fuji Japan and singing Karaoke with a very large group of similarly-intoxicated Japanese and Portuguese patrons to some very outdated 70's and 80's tunes. I will never be able to listen to Frank Sinatra or Karen Carpenter in quite the same way again...

Too funny.

portia said...

I now know why the Desktop Nazis wouldn't let me download this at the office! My only regret--other than opening the links to begin with--is that little Miss Nut Wing's CD is sold out...it would have been a perfect birthday present [read: payback] for a certain someone:)

BTW, that Paul Anka link to The Guys Get Shirts is a classic. Today's ear worm: That's just the f'ing way it is....