robert palmer/shakira appreciation/"Eclipse (All Yours)"- Metric

I'm kind of out of it. bare with me, I have the beginnings of the flu, I started my new job and had to go around and shake everyone's hand today. typhoid Mary? winter 2011: please don't be a mean winter. I don't think I can handle another one of you.

So here is my dead person of the day, the dead singer (dead) Robert Palmer. do you remember him? he was awesome:

Florence + the Machine recently covered his biggest hit, "Addicted to Love." see here:

also, Shakira.

flashback 2002:

my friend in eighth grade: Brittany do you like Shakira?
me: what? sorry, I'm too busy jacking off to these Gwen Stefani magazines.
my friend in eighth grade: it's okay, I like Linkin Park too much to have a respectable opinion.

then I saw the "Whenever, Wherever" video. wow that girl can dance!
I've never been particularly fond of her, though. she's catchy and dances well but sometimes she blows and when she blows well she really blows. "Underneath My Clothes?" you're naked? of course!

her new song with Dizzee Rascal? I think this is it, it's great. seriously. if this song is not a hit, then I'm going to destroy a body part:

lastly, I don't think I ever acknowledged this in public, but Metric's "Eclipse (All Yours)" from what's-that soundtrack is definitely one of the best songs of the year. so sweeping, so beautiful.

I'm going to go to sleep. I have to post an interview with Angie Mattson but I will wait til I feel good for that.