Wednesday, 30 March 2011

a good song from The Ocean Tango

Sunday, 27 March 2011

writing to Billy

I was in a concert mood this week, yet my music hunger was not satisfied & since yesterday I've been having this unspecified craving for a good song. Luckily I realised quick enough where to look for: Julia Marcell. Treasure. Charming and witted. Lalala. One. Two. I am not listening? No way!

Video thanks to hennwill.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

naming a band

I wouldn't mind to have a band one day. I kept wondering of my future band's name tonight while listening to a pretty dramatic performance of Minä ja Ville Ahonen but in the end didn't come up with anything satisfying enough. Minä ja Ville Ahonen make it very clear who's behind the name of the band. It is Minä (which means "me", well not really me ;), I actually met him, it's a guy) and Ville Ahonen in case anybody doubts ;). Let's see how they develop their style. I wish them luck. Meet the director of the video Samuli Laine.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

new & shiny

Boys with new shiny shoes are back on track and I am so blissfully happy with their new song. So oneiric. I have this vivid memory of one evening of last summer and its sharp air: standing in front of the scene in Meco, Portugal & being embraced by sounds of Wild Beasts. My favourite band. To all good people thanks to whom I could be there and then: OBRIGADA! E até próxima!

Wild Beasts - Albatross by DominoRecordCo

Thursday, 17 March 2011

blending in Amsterdam

My recent trip to Amsterdam brought so many spring senses into my life. While biking around (I confess I cherished most of Amsterdam clichés) I discovered one of the best record stores I have ever been - Concerto. What a feast! I could move in there immediately. There I had a great pleasure to discover a band that nowadays makes me dance on my way to work and after hours - Kris Berry. What a vibe! Such a dose of energy is emanating from the debut EP (get it here). It's swinging, it's strong and charming, it's Caribbean, it's jazzy, it's Latin, it's blending positively just like Amsterdam. It's fine! For me spring has officially started. Waiting for more flowers to blossom!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

something orange/ something blue

I love orange. I think everyone should have something in orange as it boosts your energy. I have an orange bag that I go with to do my grocery shopping and it's much more fun that way, I tell you. Bathing in orange would be fun, too. Non Tiq together with Mats Udd blend it with blue. I find it appropriate as it slightly reflects scandinavian nostalgia. Other than that "Quiet" is so delightfully slick, pop & fresh and so Swedish. So for shattered nerves here's the advice for today: get something orange & let yourself hear again.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

The best is yet to come

Being on a quest to find an answer to my multi-culti/linguistic identity dilemmas, I find it quite soothing to confront artists like Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart who are embracing multiplied music alter egos. I would probably do the same if I were blessed with some music talent. "The best is yet to come" is an adequete phrase for my fav time of the week - Thursday evening that's heading towards the weekend. Bruno takes us back to the vintage funk era yet we stay so freshly tuned. It's 2011 and that's the official tune of the upcoming spring. Ooooh, get funky!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

I say something / I say it right / I say "Hi"

For starters one should be polite. So I say "Hi" to everyone through a song by a British band Psapp. My friendship with Psapp's toyish world began while exploring music treasures of Domino Records. Please meet also Arian Franz, a director of this charming video, to see how audio becomes visual.