I do apologise for the absolutely and utter dreadful title of this post.

Who am I kidding – no, I don’t.

Allie moss is a New Jersey singer, vocal coach and guitarist, and has created a wonderful Regina Spector-ish singsong lullaby, full of gentle strumming, hand claps, and lots of doo-doo-doo’s, la-la-la’s, and ooh-ooh-ooh’s.

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An absolute gem of a song, I guarantee you won’t be listening to “Corner” just once. Or twice. Or ten times.

This one’s a keeper – nobody puts Allie Moss in the corner.

Sorry.

Doo doo doo, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Doo doo doo, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Doo doo, ooh, ooh

When your world trembles and quakes
And your footing suddenly shifts and shakes

Take my hand
We’ll hide in the corner
Hide in the corner
Take my hand
We’ll hide ’til it’s over
‘Til it’s all over

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la

We have choices to make
We have promises that we can’t break
There is nothing left to lose
So hold on to me
I’ll hold on to you

Take my hand
We’ll hide in the corner
Hide in the corner
Take my hand
We’ll hide ’til it’s over
‘Til it’s all over

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la

Oh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh

Take my hand
We’ll hide in the corner
Hide in the corner
Take my hand
We’ll hide ’til it’s over
‘Til it’s all over

Take my hand
We’ll hide in the corner
Hide in the corner
Take my hand
We’ll hide ’til it’s over
‘Til it’s all over

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la

Allie Moss – Corner

www: Allie Moss’s official website, MySpace and Facebook Page.

Micki is a friend of mine. I worked with him in a previous job/life, and found him quiet, intense, and an all-round really good guy.

I knew he loved music, and I had heard he was a talented musician. However, I only ever really worked him on one thing that required his musical input, and at the time, I remember being impressed. I should have paid more attention – sorry, Micki!

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Micki plays in a band from the south of Germany (mostly Regensburg, wherever that may be) called Selfish United, but has also started to release his own stuff. And so, I give you the utterly hypnotic, lullaby-like “Running in Circles” (featuring Elvis, but not that one). On first listen, you’ll enjoy it. On the second, you’ll like it a little more. By the third, you’ll have it so firmly embedded in your head, you’re not getting away…

Time always leaves traces behind (memories)
we wipe our eyes with every tear
with our heads up high we face our fears

Life took me in
showed me love showed me sin
for better or for worse
I won’t give in
’cause it’s easier to laugh than to stand around
with a useless grin

All I do I do for you
I do for you
And I will stay I will be complete
I will be complete one day

Try I will try to understand
what goes on what goes on inside our heads
we are running in circles playing wild
all just to wake up aimlessly in the middle of the night

All I do I do for you
I do for you
And I will stay I will be complete
I will be complete one day
And all I say I save for you
I save for you
And I will stay I will be complete
I will be complete one day

Da da da…

Micki Marbh featuring Elvis – Running In Circles

www: Selfish United’s YouTube channel and Facebook group.