Strange collaborations

In November, a track from the new John Mayer album, Battle Studios,  featured none other than little-miss-everywhere Taylor Swift. This combination struck me as a bit odd, but then I found out that apparently, Mayer joined Swift onstage at a show back in May at the Staples Center in LA to sing “Your Body is a Wonderland.” Kind of creepy… considering Mayer was 31 at the time to Swift’s 19.

And I thought Mayer was trying to shed his good boy image with that sleeve…


Then apparently Of Montreal is slated to collaborate with Janelle Monae and Solange Knowles (1). Let’s have bizarre celebrations.

the amazingly hip Janelle Monae

Solange Knowles

Of Montreal

hmmm… 2010, you are already shaping up to be a weird one. It kind of reminds me of all that collaborative work last year with The Hazards of Love… except that a project with The Decemberists, My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden and Lavendar Diamond’s Becky Stark suddenly seems to be predictable and safe.

(1) Yes, the little sister of Beyoncé. To make matters more… uh… interesting, Beyoncé told the Guardian: “My sister [Solange] has put me on to bands like of Montreal. I would love to do something like that on my next album.”


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