Sunday, December 28, 2008
Here are some clips:
I actually really like "A track and a train" and "Go Sadness" off Howl Howl but unfortunately they aren't on youtube so...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Listening to her music "cleanses" and reenergizes...so that I can be rebirthed into something a bit more pure and wholesome feeling again...
Friday, November 14, 2008
After a couple of hours spent bustling through the disgusting CBD environment I was thoroughly drained and feeling urgh...so it was with much relief I took refuge in this CD playing full blast and felt instantly 'cleansed'...
Her music/soundscapes are absolutely inspiring. Although I haven't heard much of her music, I was instantly enchanted: its haunting beauty and otherworldly and ethereal nature...my hyperactive brain had a blast...her music is so richly evocative...vivid imageries seamlessly sprung to mind...
*moonlit night, choppy rough seas, sunken sailors
*transcending the human body to the afterlife, floating, heavenly, free, ethereal, spirit
*desolate cemetaries swathed in creeping mists
*this is the music that plays just before the protagonist gets sacrificed and executed
*dark stormy nights with thunder and lightning
anyway, if you're a music aficionado like me, Lisa Gerrard music is definitely something you wanna sink your ears into! Cheers :)
p.s Of course I couldn't just leave with the one cd...I also picked up 4 others...(smacks the hand)...I am such a credit risk if left to my own devices in a cd store...this time I came prepared though with a well thought out list so only ended up with one impulse buy....phew!
Anyway was very happy with the selection purchased today:
Apart from Lisa Gerrard I also got
1) THE NATIONAL "Cherry Tree"
2) DECODER RING "Somersault"
3) CUT COPY "In Ghost colours" (I actually meant to get the previous album but it wasn't in stock and this one was pretty good when I sampled it)
4) THE CHURCH "Hindsight" (this 2 cd best of 1980-1987 was only $13! Happy Happy :)
ANYWAY...here's Lisa Gerrard performing "Sacrifice"...this piece is so aptly titled...and it touches to the very core...
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Love the fluffy bunny slippers and the rolling head with the fake blood! ;)
The second part is so spoof James Bond or Austin Powers!!
Check out this awesome clip of the song performed live at la Guinguette Pirate by talented film maker Vincent Moon who has amazingly managed to capture within this clip a real presence yet nostalgia all at the same time.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Forgive me, just a gratuitous post to celebrate cos this has got to be one of my most favourite songs of all time EVER! I'm so grateful to have made it this far cos not everyone gets to be my age(!)
Cheers to a great day if you happen to be A Birthday Twin :-D
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
THE STONE ROSES/elephant stone
THE STONE ROSES/she bangs the drums
THE STONE ROSES/waterfall
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
A Big Martha fan Jonno then randomly crashlanded into my blog and inspired me to order an album without ever having heard any of her music...
So I got MARTHA WAINWRIGHT...
I was utterly disappointed.
Fast Forward several months later and I'm needing something "fresh" so I start playing all the many albums I bought "on a whim" and haven't listened to more than 10x...
I think you gotta be in a certain mood for Martha...I'm really liking it playing evenings while I do alfresco on the balcony! So anyway, many more listens later, I decided I really like this song off the album..."When the Day is Short"...enjoy :)
p.s just found out she's CANADIAN...don't know what it is but I'm starting to realise I seem to like lots of CANADIANS!! weird.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Matt Berninger has got to be my favourite (current)vocalist ever...what an awesome Baritone!
I had the good fortune of seeing him perform at Angel Place earlier this year...and what a weird venue, but the acoustics were...the best!
Can't wait for them to come back...Best indoor concert I've ever been to!
I LOVE THE NATIONAL.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
this one is good to wake up those dwindling brain cells as well ;)
GET INTO THE GROOVE
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I guess it's cos she is of an era I'm more comfortable with...
WORLD BEFORE COLUMBUS
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Love this very fun song by Arcade Fire- always makes me feel like jumping up and down :)
If I ever get on that long haul flight to CA I really want to go to Coachella...
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Anyhow please enjoy...
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Anyway found these on Youtube :)
IF A VOW
WORD GETS AROUND
BLUSH (sound quality very bad)
Thursday, August 28, 2008
To get a really great sneak peek into the movie watch this trailer...I especially love the Spanish subtitles on this clip LOL ;)
How cute is the kid?!!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
p.s an aside, speaking of THE ANGEL GABRIEL check out this photo of the same name from a fav bl&wh photographer of mine, Cole Thompson...
Thursday, August 21, 2008
BEN LEE/Into The Dark
Ben looks about ten years old in this clip! (and he doesn't even have asian genes LOL)
THE CURE/Just like Heaven
cool check out that cool 80s hair! ;)
Friday, August 15, 2008
this is an interesting version(John Peel session for BBC-1979)- I still prefer the usual version, but this new video by Jonathan Beamish is kinda cool.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
my favourite lines:
"and if a doubledecker bus crashes into us
to die by your side
is such a heavenly way to die...
and if a ten tonne truck
kills the both of us
to die by your side
well the pleasure the privilege is mine..."
So romantic. LOL
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL/Rollercoaster
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
and the cutest little animation I've seen in a while :) by Rocinante.
Sample more of their music at http://autourdelucie.artistes.universalmusic.fr/ and http://www.myspace.com/autourdelucie - if you like AIR, this is a band definitely worth checking out!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The opening intro to this song is AWESOME- I don't dance but it does make me feel like *bouncing around* at least! ;)
Maybe this song will always be special to me cos in some ways -hehe- is it not a tribute to what will be my life's work?!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thanks to Zelig666 there are heaps more great Youtube videos for THE TRIFFIDS AND THE GO-BETWEENS!
it's circa 1988...
I see my long-time music idols at my current age and think...damn, why wasn't I born 20 years earlier?!!
THE TRIFFIDS/Trick of the light(Live)
Here's another beauty:
THE TRIFFIDS/Save what you can (the video by truckstop media is strangely compelling too...)
THE GO-BETWEENS/ The Clarke Sisters
p.s does anybody have a clip for THE TRIFFIDS/Holy Water OR THE TRIFFIDS/Blinder by the hour?
okay this girl needs to get back to packing...LOL
This Drowned World Tour 2001 version is very very different to the original video clip ;)
That's what makes her such an enduring superstar- the ability to reinvent herself over and over and move with the times...
Saturday, June 7, 2008
I'm not their biggest fan - I only have 4 albums - in any case I thought I'd dip into that sticky mess it is to try and pick out some favourites...
So let's just say most of the time my favourite is often Stay, Faraway So Close or Sunday Bloody Sunday...and who can forget Beautiful Day?
I think because they have so many great songs you can only just pick depending on what you feel like on the day...so today, I feel like...
it also happens to combine 3 artistes I like in the one clip...U2, William Orbit and Anton Corbijn :)
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Here is a favourite from the album: DANCING BEHIND MY EYELIDS- lol I can relate to that!!!
There's nothing that gives me more PLEASURE than Playing This at FULL BLAST on a quiet overcast Sunday :-)
p.s I also love how Múm never neglect the whole audiovisual experience- always making interesting vids to match :-)
they say if you like michael nyman(composer of 'the piano') you're sure to love this!!!
so awesome...not encountered this style of music much before...LOVE!
the video clip is really cool too.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
SET THE FIRE TO THE THIRD BAR
But then I also like this one...the song that is.
YOU COULD BE HAPPY
this one's not bad either...LOL
MAKE THIS GO ON FOREVER
Wow, is that the first time I've put up a song that had more than a million hits?
hmmm I need to work out how to put some of the unknown stuff I like up on Youtube...one day: it just seems sad to put up a song without accompanying visuals...I should try and dig into my skeleton closet for long lost Final cut pro/video editing skills in the interest of promoting good music...but sheesh even back then when I had the luxury of time and the obligation of submitting something to get my degree, I still didn't even have the patience for the time consuming, anal task that is multimedia production...
So for some ideas on some really cool but little known Aussie musos check out rufusrecords - I particularly like the contemporary Jazz musicians on this label. Currently listening to Aussie stuff from a while back...Not Drowning Waving, Paul Grabowsky, Bernie McGann, The Catholics, Clarion Fracture Zone etc...
Friday, May 16, 2008
George are an Aussie band(from Brisbane) with the angelic voice of Katie Noonan...for more visit here. This song "Still Real" is from their 2004 album UNITY.
Gosh I long for retirement where I can have a house like that "among the gum trees with a verandah out the back and verandah out the front" and who can forget the "old rocking chair!" - too bad if you don't know that song LOL...gosh I miss clean air, wide open space!! That's why I love regional Australia!
Monday, May 12, 2008
I first knew this label as the GO-BETWEENS probably Biggest & Youngest Fan LOL.
In any case since then they popped up noticeably again when I discovered I love THE NATIONAL.
Been listening to other artists they have released and I must say they still have consistently GREAT stuff!!!
In lieu of not posting a favourite song link and not having enough time to trawl through everything yet please go investigate the goodies for yourself at their website and their youtube channel. Cheers :)
Sunday, May 4, 2008
It's not cos I can't think of anything, it's cos 75% of my favourite songs I can't find on youtube or anywhere else: either they are too unknown or too...historical and unknown...
Hence for example...my favourite world artist- Youssou N'Dour- the only old stuff you can find of his on youtube seem to be the big English language hits he had with Neneh Cherry and Peter Gabriel...definitely nothing close to his best stuff!
In any case if you're in Europe I suggest you just go see him perform LIVE- along with Angelique Kidjo, he is AWESOME Live: a real mover and shaker too ;) Both these performers just ooze charisma - Youssou N'dour is the epitome of COOL-FUNKY-GROOVY in one person- it's amazing that I've managed to catch both artists here in Oz LIVE cos we don't often get big world music acts here- it's not a particularly popular or known genre here.
I did manage to find one good quality youtube video I can find from the golden era of his music...Please enjoy his amazing voice in Immigrés/Bitim Rew....for more info you can visit his site. Cheers :)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I disagree. I think it's a pretty damn good album. And her voice is stunning.
Maybe it's cos I'm not familiar with the previous stuff- I had no expectations. The sound is yes, mellow (and a bit folksy), but brings to mind a mix of...Cocteau Twins, Madonna, Beatles, Feist...
In any case, this is arguably the best song on the album- well my favourite anyway. Enjoy...
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
also, check out the second clip...one of his songs - 12th September- check out the cool guitar and didgeridoo playing!!!(just random cos i haven't heard much of his stuff to have a favourite yet)...I love the laid back easy going sound - he seems like a really cool person not just a talented musician! Looking forward to catching a live performance one day!
AND CHECK OUT CLIP 3-Messages Music Video-which doubles as a tourism clip LOL! how beautiful is my country?!! ;)
Monday, March 31, 2008
i love how candid this clip is- just makes me wish I was privy to a recording studio where various artists just drop in from time to time...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Antipodean Underground is a blog dedicated to: "Preserving Australian & New Zealand Underground Music from the 70’s to 90’s"!!!
It's BRIMMING with good quality mp3s of stuff you really can't get easily :-D! :-D!
This post on "A Tribute To the Go-Betweens" was especially exciting...can't wait for my happy ears to get a chance to trawl through this blog :)
I think they are possibly the coolest thing out of Adelaide since Haighs Chocolate hehe ;) Best musical discovery of '08 so far, personally.
Hear a good selection of their stuff here :)
Monday, March 17, 2008
Bob Marley & The Wailers: No Woman, No Cry
"Everything's gonna be alright, Everything's gonna be alright..." ;)
More literal reassurance can be found in THREE LITTLE BIRDS..."Don't worry, about a thing....cos everything little thing's gonna be alright!" hehe ;)
Thursday, March 13, 2008
alot of people get straight away that I would like Frente! They just think it makes sense that quirky people like quirk. But actually: I just appreciate creative talent in whatever form it may take ;)
So although Ordinary Angels is definitely "my essence" in a song and thus, my favourite song by Frente! hands down...This one - "Accidentally Kelly St" has got to be their "catchiest" song hands down...and I'll admit, it's pretty daggy (especially the video clip) but you just gotta remember it's dated (I'm sure it was WAY COOL back then LOL)...all good fun! And you gotta love Angie Hart for being different and she definitely has a really unique voice...she's recently gone solo - check out here.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I'm still regretting not ever having seen the Go-Betweens Live when I still had a chance :(
I just always assumed musos 20 years later wouldn't be that good to see- BOY WAS I WRONG!
So glad to see clips on Youtube! Here is a gorgeous version of Clouds with Grant and Robert playing at the Tivoli in 06.
Seems very appropriate as a "Vale, Grant" :( song....
Here are a couple of songs from their 30year span...I cannot believe how underrated this band is...I mean, how often do you get song writing and lyrics like THAT anymore?! Sure the clips may date these songs but how classic and timeless are they in sound yet at the same time strangely nostalgic in feel?
CATTLE AND CANE
BYE BYE PRIDE
HEAD FULL OF STEAM
HERE COMES THE CITY
YOUR TURN MY TURN
LEE REMICK (ACOUSTIC)
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
If just one person discovers some new music they like cos of it then it was worth posting...
Anyway this is George, a band from Brisbane which has Katie Noonan who has a wonderfully angelic set of vocal chords. Anyway you can check out soundbytes on their myspace page here. (I recommend listening to Special Ones and Bastard Son.) If you really like her voice she recently went solo and has her own myspace page here.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Not particularly standout or interesting in anyway but I really love this song off his great album "Memories and Dust" - this is one of the best albums for "on the road" - it really sets the mood well especially if you're travelling through regional Australia :)
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
First impression? Catchy! I don't know how long they'd last on repeat but I quite like this song- a refreshing change from what I usually listen to- might actually like them...but gotta hear more of their stuff to decide...
YO LA TENGO/Mr Tough
Also, I saw Calexico, a name I had long forgotten but had been recommended to me years and years ago in the days when dial-up 56kbps internet was all the rage and youtube didn't even exist yet(!!) ...so decided to give them a listen but found myself immediately more drawn to their visually interesting video clips than their music...
CALEXICO/the black light
Finally while on the subject of music video clips...this is still my all time favourite by the great Anton Corbijn: wow I feel like such an ignoramus for not realising just how famous he is and how much he has done besides this clip! ie: taken the photos of so many famous musicians and album covers! :-o!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
He captivated me with the most *amazing* (and creative) drumming I have ever witnessed in my life! (as part of Andrew Bird's band at the Sydney Festival). I spent half the show watching him play drums and remembering how that was the instrument I so wanted to learn as a kid except that being a "girl" it was seen as "inappropriate" so then I ended up with the prissy flute which I subsequently detested! ANYWAY Martin Dosh is a talented multi-instrumentalist with some really great and *interesting* experimental/electronica/folk rock music in his own right!! Check out his myspace page here.