Monday, 27 July 2009

Camille O'Sullivan - The Ship Song


Seems like I'm collecting mournful, beautiful songs by unusual female singers, so here's a nice tip from Leila. Camille O'Sullivan with her version of a Nick Cave song. She is huge in Ireland apparently. Which makes the odd, low-budget video even more surprising. Not odd or low-budget in a particularly inspiring way maybe? Better than any of the videos I've made of course, seeing I've made none, so I'll shut up and we can enjoy the song.
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6 comments:

  1. covering a Nick Cave song is dangerous territory Bondy, even if you have a cool name

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  2. Anonymous28.7.09

    Been listening and listening. Love the line: 'We create a little history baby every time you come around.'

    Must disagree, think the video is perfect, such a soft spot for seeing postcards of paintings (especially that Matisse) and the laugh at the end, just know that she is someone for whom a full heart is synonymous with creating something she is proud of (relevant to above post) and to meet her eyes at the end and see that feeling released when she laughs...

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  3. Yeh Jon, I know what you mean, especially about the eyes. Check out another one of her live performances in Dublin.. there is a few on YouTube. She has an intriguing slice of craziness as well. and hello 'I go to bed early', good to meet you. And calling me Bondy already, that's usually reserved for old friends! Perhaps that won't be the case in the blog world. And good point about the Nick Cave covers.. I looked on her website and it seems that she makes a living by doing Nick Cave and Tom Waits covers etc. Almost cheating somehow..

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  4. Weird hey, I almost wrote in my first post that covering a Nick Cave song was almost as dangerous as covering a Tom Waits song...

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  5. Anonymous19.11.09

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdZLiORITBg&feature=related

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  6. "Very Irish, very French, this Camille: spangled with sex appeal yet authentically shot through with misery and introspection. Not unlike the best Christmases..."

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/dec/12/camille-osullivan-cabaret-christmas

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