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I am raising now
a dead butterfly
with no make-up
Cat Power singing a Haiku from George Seferis in 2003...
The video is totally random but I like it.
"Sixteen Haiku & Other Stories" is a collection of poems by George Seferis, translated from their original Greek into English, set to music, and then performed by a guest cast some of the great, good & obscure from the alternate music scene of Western Europe & America. Read More
Micro-casual videoclip filmed at home (from the sofa in a full moon day).
The music is the soundtrack of the game I was playing.
One of these days
- Sightings of pictures of Brigitte Bardot: 3
- Hearings of Elkie Brooks' Lilac Wine: 2
... and counting
Listen to me, why is everything so hazy?
Isn't that she, or am I just going crazy, dear?
Picture: Juliet (Olivia Hussey, 1968)
Music: Alberto and his mac.
A small music/video haiku I did a few weekends ago. Hack of Hitchcock's Rear Window kiss scene. Please put your headphones on.
Full experience here: http://www.webjam.com/kissing_someone_you_dont_know
I am a bit concern that my records are full of talented people who couldn't deal with the world: Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, Jeff Buckley, Ian Curtis, etc.... Basically my ITunes is getting full of corpses.
and now, Mark Linkous, the singer of Sparklehorse who died last Saturday.
Paradoxically, one of my favorite songs is called "It's a wonderful life":
Cool finding on my favorite fetish: girls with guitars.
She's called Anne Clark and her fabulous band St. Vincent.
Spotify link: St. Vincent
Good combination, indeed:
"Vacaciones los cojones es mejor trabajar" Siniestro Total.
"Holydays... my ass, work is better"
Back from holidays, I believe. My head hasn't landed yet, still floating a few miles across this freezing winter sky due the sum of flu, allergies, tiredness and mixed christmas trauma.
The best of it?
A song from the soundtrack of this famous teenage vampire movie. The song it's called A White Demon Love Song by The Killers, it has something of The Beatles on it, beautiful.
New little piece of music and a small visual experiment from my domestic factory.
Click on the play button at the top of the picture.
In one of those weekends of this period of Social (Media) isolation, I recorded this song at home, thanks to chickerino's electric guitar and the wonders of Garage Band.
It's called "The Light" or "The Idolatrist" I am not sure yet, and it was written by my friend Alberto P. (maxnemo) when we used to play together when we were kids. I felt slightly melancholic of those times, so I put my amateurish musical skills to work. I think it talks about the fragility of morals.
Most importantly, I had lots of fun playing it.... (click play on the player on top of the picture to listen, and please pop up the volume to the max.)
We've been looking at the famous White Stripes stop-motion Lego video by Michel Gondry today when searching for inspiration for our new corporate video. After some browsing on YouTube I found that my favorite videoclip ever is also created by him: "Start Guitar" for the Chemical Brothers, I don't believe the song can exist anymore without the video, here it goes:
Song on this (nostalgic??) moment:
Grandaddy, Miner At The Dia-A-View
For the good old times of spanish music, what an awesome song.
For my collection of beautiful things:
Music: Jason Linder
Directed by: Michal Levy
via: Instinto Guapo
90's techno nostalgia illustrated by one of 9 0 0 0 creative wonders.
Martina Topley-Bird siging "Poison" life at Later with Joss Holland.
Thanks to über cool Patencia for the recomendation.
Great Waves is the title of the song performed by my favorite ever sirena.
Chan... the offer is still up
Daniel told me to make happy and witty music like this:
Yes, you are right, Webjam is a company full of hard working, talented, creative and serious people.
But we also ROCK!!!!, here is the proof. John made a video while we were jamming at the funniest corporate party ever.
Bryan at the guitar, Luke with the microphone, Marcus interrupting the performance and myself at the bass.
Good weekend discovery: Baltic Fleet, instrumental post rock type of thing. It was the staff selection in Rough Trade's new shop at Brick Lane.
Prefab Sprout: When Love Breaks Down:
For the girls at Saint Martin's College that look like Sadie Frost
Today is a Belle & Sebastian day...
I came back to this wonderful song today:
I recently discovered this band thanks to my Marc, an ex workmate and songwriter.
It's the best record I've got in ages.
and the video of Morning Hollow is just beautiful:
Listening to this right now:
Thanks Daniel for this recommendation. Vetusta Morla is the best news I had in a long time regarding spanish pop-rock.
There we go!
what a week of world exclusives!
The third cut of Domestic Adventures is out. A short piece built on top of a simple guitar riff and with a melody inspired in the traditional spanish pasodobles.
Ladies and Gentlemen, No Hope!
Another world exclusive.
The BB studio is so hot, despite the broken heating. Domestic Adventures has a new short track: No Hate (giselle), and Alberto is now very sleepy.
It keeps the spy, action movie soundtrack theme (don't ask me why), but with a more upbeat Latin touch.
Put your headphones on and hopefully enjoy it.
New track of the future album of El Ansia: No Harm
Recorded at the BB Studios in London Clerkenwell yesterday afternoon.
Hope you like it, it sounds like the beginning of a spy movie (think Bourne):
This evening I feel like liking Ladytron:
oh! those old synthesizers!
Music for a crisis. Number 1.
Atom and Cell by David Sylvian (Nine Horses).
Beautiful video too: Shoko Ise, photographer/ video artist: epiphanyworks.net
We went to Sun Kil Moon's gig last night at the London Scala.
Love the guy, but 2 hours of Mark Kozelec's rants proved a bit too much for my capacity of concentration and my legs.
Music-wise they are great (in small doses), Mark Kozelec is the daddy of dense and repetitive guitar arpeggios, complex song structures, beautiful unexpected chord combinations, amazing lyrics and self contained power. But after listening to the 15 minutes of Tonight in Bilbao, my favourite track of the last album, I said to Marcus that we should go to find a chinesse take away as the will of my stomach was already stronger than my passion for music.
Sadly we were too late, all I had was a muffin and a decaf coffe for dinner.
It worth it, anyway...
Light 3000 - Schneider TM, a cover of The Smith's "There's a Light That Never Goes Out"
Let me share some enthusiasm about what I am listening to right now.
Sun Kill Moon, the last band of Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters), a w e s o m e stuff!
I've got already 2 tickets for his gig in London some time in September, one is for me, the other for one of you, dear 2 or 3 readers of this blog.
To win the ticket you have to make me laught or something.
As I can't find an MP3 of his latest work, I let you enjoy this one, it's called Gentle Moon:
pretty cool search visualisation tool powered by LastFM.
you can easily visualise related bands and realise how narrow and predictable your musical taste is.
"Instructor Mundial" is the title of this short and beautiful piece of "La Fuerza", the band of the boyfriend of my friend and fellow webjammer Marta (la pequeña habitante).
You don't know me yet but I went to see you last Sunday.
Excellent concert, really, I specially enjoyed "Moon", I had to rush because my friend was scared of missing the last train, so I couldn't stay for the last song.
Just to tell you that I am here for everything you need, that I am a nice guy and I play guitar too. Contact me anytime, just add me as a Friend here at Webjam. I'll be honoured to accept.
PS: you played this very nicely:
I’ve got a ticket to see Cat Power on Sunday.
I can’t decide if my main motivation to go to the gig is her music or her looks.
Just discovered this band via chickerino.com
Pure modernist cool, and my favourite Mercedes.
Let's listen to it "Again and Again and Again":
Still with emotional hangover after Low's concert last Saturday.
The best was still to come. Retribution Golpel Choirs' first album. The new band of Alan Sparhawk (Low's singer), produced by Mark Zokelec (Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters).
some examples bellow:
SeeqPod - Playable Search
I went to see Low last Saturday evening at the Union Chapel. I was seating at one side of the stage, very close to the band, but due to my position I got the sound bounced back and echoed by the architecture of the Chapel. The sound of the bass was so dense you could touched it, Low sounded deeper and more atmospheric than ever.
As I was expecting, they started the gig with “Murdered”, and it sounded almost as sublime as in this studio session:
The day before I was playing bass for the first time in many years, and I still keep the feeling.
I think I need to get one of those.
Para la galería de personajes fascinantes.
Today's sountrack of my life as featured in the enjoyful Juno.
Sonic Youth's cover of Superstar by The Carpenters.
Divertida discusión en uno de los blogs de El Mundo, a cuenta de un nuevo libro de Cesar Vidal.
Es el rock de derechas o de izquierdas?
en Rock & Blog
En la oficina me riñen si pongo este temilla, y todo porque Nickelback esta considerada "the worst band ever"!!!!
You creo que la canción mola.
tengo debilidad por este video.
An interesting trend. People recording videos for the music of their favourite artists, some of them with real quality.
Sufjan Stevens. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland. by jymdavis
Mejor que en disco:
Un musical de más de 2 horas basado en canciones de los Beatles no parece una gran idea, en principio.
Pero he de confesar que disfruté como un crío.
En una entrevista Almodovar confiesa su admiración por Marge Simpson a quién querría de musa en una de sus películas.
Siempre me ha parecido el personaje más interesante de Los Simpsons y un verdadero sex symbol.
"I Started a Joke" de los Bee Gees, los mismos de Saturday Night Fever! en este caso versioneados por mi grupo favorito: Low.
(Puedes escuchar la canción el "Playlist" en la columna de la derecha)
A cuenta de la muerte de Pavarotti, volví a escuchar esta canción y ver el video de Miss Sarajevo. Una canción que me había gustado mucho en su momento, por muchas cosas, sobre todo los violines cuando entra la voz de Pavarotti.
El video es muy bueno a pesar de estar mezclado con las imágenes del concierto y de la mala calidad de esta copia de YouTube filmada con cámara de video sobre la televisión, lo que refuerza incluso la intensidad de las imágenes.