26 September 2012

26 September 2012 - Joydrop - Sometimes Wanna Die / Tara Slone - Mystify

So why is a song that was only featured on alternative and indie radio in the United States a Wicked Guilty Pleasure?  Let me count the ways:

  1. It's a power ballad.  Already, we're looking at guilt here.
  2. It's a rock group led by a woman dressed in vaguely provocative clothing and occasionally standing in front of a stage fan.
  3. Said woman - Tara Slone - was on an  American reality show competition - more on that in a minute.
  4. That's Tommy Lee sitting on the couch with Ms. Slone.
  5. Tara Slone is also a morning show host - more on THAT in a minute as well.
The pleasure should be obvious - it's a decent power ballad, instantly catchy, and it SHOULD have been a much bigger hit in the States than it was.  It was a minor hit in Canada, which is a good thing.  


Oh, and as for my earlier references.  Tara Slone is best known in the States for appearing on the reality competition RockStar:INXS, a show whose prize was the lead vocalist's position in INXS.  Here she is, singing an INXS song for her survival.  While she didn't win - that job went to J.D. Fortune, who I will feature another day on this blog - she did an admirable job on this tune.


And, as for her morning hosting duties - she is currently a morning hostess on Breakfast Television Calgary.  Here she is, using her musical background to interview another musician.

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