If you want to learn about how our Sun Identity Provider for OpenID is set up, check out Hubert Le Van Gong‘s latest posts here and here. And if you’d like to hear a discussion among Don Bowen, Brandon Whichard, and myself about some of the lessons learned so far from our OpenID program, you can hear the latest Identity Management Buzz podcast here. Skype bandwidth issues contributed to some funky audio quality, sigh, but the podcast was really fun to do.
We got to talking about CD purchases and why you’d want to buy a CD nowadays, and the one I recommended was Eva Cassidy’s Eva by Heart; don’t miss it, or her Live at Blues Alley either, if you’re into female vocals that range from blues to jazz to folk to pop. She was truly amazing.
She was certainly truly amazing at murdering songs that were perfectly good before she got her hands on them. What anybody sees in her godawful version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow is anyone’s guess– singing something slower and adding more notes that were never supposed to be there does not an ’emotional interpretation’ make…
Hey, to each his own. I’ve got a friend who can’t stand singer interpretation schmaltz. For me, it depends on the song and the singer.
I found out about her from a friend when I told him my band does Stormy Monday, and he recommended her version. I have to say I’m not impressed with most singers’ versions of that song because it’s all about interpretation and yet it’s not easy to interpret. I like the jazz she mixes in with the bluesy elements there. I also love her on quiet folk tunes. But her loud blues histrionics are a little harsh.