the Buzz for October 24th, 2010


If you missed any of last week’s tunes, below is a quick recap:

MONDAY: Chantal Kreviazuk — “M (Next Train to the Moon)”
(from Colour Moving and Still) — M

TUESDAY: Matisyahu — “One Day” (from Light) — One

WEDNESDAY: Sugarland — “Incredible Machine”
(from The Incredible Machine) — Incredible

THURSDAY: Scala & Kolacny Brothers — “Creep”
(from Creep [Single]) — Creep

FRIDAY: Nanci Griffith (with Darius Rucker)
“Love at the Five and Dime” (from The Dust Bowl Symphony) — Love

SATURDAY: T’Pau — “Heart and Soul”
(from Heart and Soul: The Best of T’Pau) — Heart

SUNDAY: Danielle Brisebois — “Five Friends”
(from Portable Life) — Five


Danielle Brisebois — “Five Friends” (from Portable Life) — Five

Cute li’l Stephanie Bunker from All in the Family became a bad-ass rocker chick with a sensitive soul when she grew up, and — wouldn’t you know — America yawned. Brisebois has achieved substantial success as an in-demand songwriter and producer, having landed hits with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Natasha Bedingfield, and Leona Lewis, but her own magnificent work — the best chunk of which had the fabulously ill-timed bad fortune to fall into that deep dearth between the end of Courtney Love’s reign at the top of the heap and the start of Pink’s — has woefully fallen by the wayside. With a dazzling, dynamic performance here, Miss Danielle reminds us that even though we can ultimately only count on ourselves in this world, the ability to take that hand that you’ve been counting with, interlock it with someone else’s, and hold on for dear life, is still pretty damned essential.