Month: April 2023

Roskamala – Chameleon

     Songwriter and creator, Roskamala, says that Chameleon (seen/heard here) is: “…is the most deeply intense song I have ever written. I wrote it when I was questioning whether the life I had was meant for me, imagining what life would be like if I was truly free, physically & spiritually. This song is about the inner war to be free. You find yourself in the most unhappy place, unsure of how you got there or how to begin the fight.”  The video…

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The Guests – Who Is She (And What Is She To You)

     If the powerful bluesy vocals of Lucy Woodward accompanied by the playful jazz piano of Henry Hey don’t enthrall you, then I might need to seriously consider your sanity. The two artists have teamed up as The Guests for a cover of Bill Withers’ (with only a pronoun difference in the title) Who Is She (And What Is She To You) (seen/heard here) replacing Withers’ former “He” with…

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Eric Sleeper – Dragons

     There is something about minor key songs that really grabs Vodka. Perhaps it is their rarity, but I prefer to believe it has more to do with how they make me feel. They send me down an introspective track, and if they are really good like this one,  they are compelling multi-listens. Enter Eric Sleeper’s minor key and lovely Dragons (heard here).  Eric Sleeper is a New Jersey-based singer-songwriter that borrows from multiple genres. While containing all of the best elements of modern independent music, he…

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Ben Folds – Winslow Gardens

     Ben Folds is well known, so it may seem strange to see a review for an artist that is not in one of those dark corners that Vodka is always talking about. He hasn’t had an LP since 2015’s So There but has nonetheless been very busy, and it is this lack of an LP in 8 years that makes this a milestone moment for music lovers, particularly for Ben Folds lovers. Winslow Gardens (heard here) is the first…

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