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Thursday, February 14, 2008

female singer/songwriters month : meiko

next up is meiko, a local (los angeles) singer/songwriter by way of rural georgia. as a japanese guy myself, i took particular interest in meiko just from her name, and was interested to learn that she is one-quarter japanese. (although i was also a little disappointed that she pronounces it "mee-ko" instead of "may-ko". but she did adopt the name to get in touch with her heritage, so good on her!). meiko made her name at the hotel cafe in los angeles and was soon noticed by the likes of paste magazine's josh jackson and kcrw's nic harcourt. with a voice and folksy style that sometimes recalls acoustic beth orton, and with a penchant for lovely melodies and affecting lyrics, it is easy to hear why these two highly influential people are touting meiko as an artist to watch.

seeing as how it's valentine's day, "how lucky we are" seemed the perfect song to post today, with its sweet sentiment and romantic notions. i'm also excited because meiko is playing a show at the gypsy den tomorrow, and hoping some of those romantic notions are contagious...

meiko : "how lucky we are"
from the lp meiko (self-released, 2007)
one day we'll get outta this shitty apartment
one day is all it takes for things to turn around now
all i know is i got you and you got me, babe

and when that morning comes
i'll make coffee and you'll read the paper
we'll talk about our plans
and i'll keep saying how lucky we are

one day we'll get in the car and drive anywhere we wanna go
and then we'll stay in a five-star, mini bar, luxury hotel room
cause all i know is i got you and you got me, babe

and when that morning comes
i'll make coffee and you'll read the paper
we'll talk about our plans
and i'll keep saying how lucky we are

how lucky we are

one day we'll turn on the tv and we won't see nothing 'bout war
and when that morning comes
i'll make coffee and you'll read the paper
we'll talk about our plans
and i'll keep saying how lucky we are

how lucky, how lucky we are

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow -- great Valentine's Day choice! I've seen Meiko perform a few times and she's seriously one of the most talented people I've seen in a while.

Not because of any sort of wicked guitar chops or vocal acrobatics, but more because she comes across as a regular chick, like one of your best girlfriends, up onstage commanding an audience and 'talking shit' Dirty South style in between songs.

Makes you wanna hang out with her after a show and do shots of whiskey!

~Rebecca

February 17, 2008 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger philipdns said...

Great post. Every blogger finds it necessary to post the most depressing music, which is great when emotions, environment, etc. cater to an alleviation through music therapy.

However, now that winter is coming to an end and readers on the east coast are starting to get spring weather, the need for love songs and songs of "rebirth" are in dire need. So cheers to you and this post. It's a great wake up album on a rare 75 degree morning in Washington, DC...like today.

February 18, 2008 at 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Meiko. Just heard her duet with AM and it is cool. u gotta check out this new duets cd from AM. My Favorite duet on the cd is Tina Dico and AM doing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Hard to google, and almost impossible to find- deep cut www.myspace.com/amsounds .

February 25, 2008 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger tad said...

so nice to see meiko getting the attention she so obviously deserves. thanks for the comments so far!

February 25, 2008 at 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meiko is so amazing. Her voice is so beautiful. I love it. I actually found some really funny interviews that she did. People should check them out. They are so great.

http://www.uncensoredinterview.com/artists/176-Meiko

June 5, 2008 at 4:09 PM  

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