Well, so a colleague very kindly introduced me to Aimee Mann just this evening. When I mentioned that I liked Sarah McLachlan, she said that I might like Rachael Yamagata’s “I Wish You Love”. So I searched for “Rachael Yamagata” on YouTube, and I saw that she sang “River”.
At first I was entranced by the singing, but then I got the sense that she was yawning while she was singing, or otherwise trying to sound a little different, and while the effect wasn’t half-bad I thought it too pretentious. So I decided to search for another “River” that I remembered sounding a little different too, which led me to Robert Downey Jr’s. The cello’s deadly sad.
Then I saw a link I had to click, given that I’d just realised how talented Mr Downey is.
And then I saw another one. And I cried a bit watching it.
P/S. I so totally enjoyed watching Ally McBeal and listening to Vonda Shepard and the Christmas songs – especially the Christmas songs :)