Whatever floats your boat...
I lose the power of speech temporarily from some of these.
I adore acoustic performances and collabs between friends. Some bands have become standard collaborators and it gets old quickly (Coldplay anyone? I love coldplay but). Nearly all hiphop and rap artists sample music but that's a formula for the craft and I enjoy it as another Flavor of music.
When friends come together because they admire each other's talent, it's always apparent in the performance. The Live performance cannot be underrated and with much of today's popular music being digitally mastered, using your "tools" can become less common.
My kids have started punching their concert cards furiously, and been lucky enough to see a few shows I would have given a limb to see when I was their age. No idea how lucky they are, so I keep a memory box for them. I'm Sharing just a FEW unique collaborations here. I tried recording once at a live show but danced instead. I'm perplexed at how many people can be seen looking down at phones, texting and facebooking their lives AS they live them even at a Live show. How can you FEEL anything? You're not really there, not even LOOKING. I need to see smell feel and taste it.
Life's soundtrack is essential or I might forget how to breathe, personally.
Happy Weekend, Yo!
I come back to this Fiona And Elvis Costello one often because she just MADE this song A whole different track than the original. Not better, just completely different. FIERCE, angry passionate, desparate. Shes got a knack for that.
And One for the Shiggles alone: