Monday, 31 December 2012

the year in 360°

Hypnotic. Cinematic. Great. In the city. That's what this year was about and this is the soundtrack to this: the song of the 2012 by Sam Sure & Giacomo. Good. Blend. Good. Year.

Please meet the director of the video Richard Nockles and have a look at the production company Yellow Bird. For the interactive Dark Inside video visit the band's website.

I need something, anything, someone 

under their reign

The best things are those unexpected. And when I think about all the concerts of this year, the most memorable, with the smallest yet the most devoted audience, in the coldest yet the cosiest venue and a good friend by my side paying an unexpected visit, was the one of Café de Abejas: a band to watch in 2013. Witty and sharp. Let's be faithful to them, in a real way. 

The video was directed by Laura Reunanen and Juha Reunanen.

do not resort to stronger wine, my love
under my reign superbly you shall bloom (...)
the orbits do their dance, and here we are
the music stops, the dawn is gray again
insufferably close
insufferably far
i never was so hungry for the pain
(...) so marry and make merry as you please
be faithful in your fashion, your design

Sunday, 30 December 2012

dreaming of june

So speaking of good concert vibes: Big Wave Riders are truly a pure joy to watch on stage.

The video was directed by Teppo Meriläinen of the band.

dreaming of june
(...) take all the pent up shame
(...) blend in

hazy flow | delay trees

The Emma Gaala Nominations (Finnish music industry awards) were announced some weeks ago and I was pleased to see the work of Sami Korhonen for the best artwork. Combined with the hazy flow of Delay Trees' guitars and vocals, it's a perfect way to tame this winter. It was also good to see the band live last week playing together with their Soliti colleagues Big Wave Riders. Good. Vibes.

Please meet the director of the video Sami Korhonen and see more works of cAPS LOCK HELSINKI                                       there’s no one strong enough to break my heart

broen | bridge

That's my bridge to the waking-up state and overcoming the dizziness of this foggy outside world. With Broen it's just so much easier. Read more about Broen here. And here we have a sniff of Norwegian vocab as well: broen | bridge. Strong and beautiful.

a good (night) tune from Virta

I flow away with Virta tonight and so should all of you. Good. Tune. Good. Night.

Tales from the Deep Waters available via Tourist Information.
Please see works of Tero Ahonen here.

Monday, 17 December 2012


Jazzmatazz is all that matters these days with Guru's albums on repeat all days long.

negativity is a chronic disease
but I'm like the cure, causin' infections to freeze
I'm not gonna let up, until you get the picture

my sound gets around so you know I'm always with ya
feel the music

Sunday, 16 December 2012

take your seats

That's a blend of a brilliant quality: DJ Premier and Nas with Berklee Symphony Orchestra.

To learn more about the RE.GENERATION project click here. For the whole movie click here.

Monday, 10 December 2012

rearrange your philosophies

Musicians teach no nonsense, I tell you. You can learn a lot from Asa and no wonder that musically she blends things like a pro. But that's what happens when you've been exposed to such artists as Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, Ebenezer Obey, Sunny Adé, Fela Kuti, Lagbaja... The list just keeps going on and couldn't get more positive. Well, after all: Nigeria is the happiest place on earth. So as a Yoruba saying goes: Jimoh to ma l'oyin, Alamisi le yan ma ti mo, which roughly translates as: "If a Friday is to be sweet, you'll know by Thursday." I always knew that there is something special about that day :) Good. Night.

you suppress all my strategies
you oppress every part of me 
what you don't know, you're a victim too
mr jailer

if you walking in a market place
don't throw stones
even if you do you just might hit one of your own
life is not about your policies all the time
so you better rearrange your philosophies and
be good to your fellow man jailer

Saturday, 8 December 2012

honest talk

Had a great great talk today. And then another great one. And on top of that got a hint about Jarle Bernhoft: a Norwegian treasure. All that honest! Really. Honest. Good. Night.

The video was shot by Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen and Fridtjof Nilsen.

Friday, 7 December 2012

I was a good boy

Finally managed to see Mirel Wagner. She was beyond good. Good. Night.

Please meet the directors of the video Grandson and Son from The Field.

I'm going to wash my sins away
an angel told me so
when they find me in the river
tell my mother I was a good boy

Thursday, 6 December 2012

vast blue moon

55th Grammy Awards Nominees were announced. Among them one for the Best Jazz Instrumental Album goes to Ahmad Jamal and his Blue Moon where he is surrounded by Herlin Riley, Manolo Badrena, and Reginald Veal. It's pretty much cosmic and vast.

yellow vibes

As some quite inappropriately massive amounts of snow are piling up in the outside world, some yellow vibes should be appropriate enough in the inside world today. Good. Morning.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

my attitude is Hitchcock | very scary

Stepped fully today into the colourfully black and white Chilly Gonzales's Solo Piano II. Well, it's much about piano today. Therefore a good vibe kick into the ivory tower is needed to end this day. Good. Night.

Please meet the director of the video Jonathan Barré.

(...) my attitude is Hitchcock, very scary
persistence, instincts,
go the distance, prove my existence

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

spirit | motive | circumstance

The video was directed by Jamie-James Medina & Yusuf Pirhasan. Please see more works of Jamie-James Medina here (make sure to check also other stuff from Forever Pictures).

if you see me running through some streets in life
baby it’s alright, don’t even pay me no mind
I’m just looking for, for my yesterday

Monday, 3 December 2012

in a blender

Still haven't unpacked musically from my London trip. Remembering the moments of Ginger Baker's concert from last Wednesday in Jazz Cafe in Camden. Having a massive blend of all the sounds in my head now. And I mean: massive. Please hear the memories of Soweto Kinch playing in Camden and ... not only.

The video 'Help' featuring Jason McDougall was created by Soopanatural Productions.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

other visions of London

Back from London. Differently. Non-indifferently. Make sure to take this walk along The Thames. To see the whole project by The Space please click here.

(...) he stands gloriously still on the banks of The Thames knowing that he can't help but love this city that has effectively rejected him and his kind.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

morning is mocking me

Just behind the corner I heard today someone of a beautiful artistic integrity. I bet Laura Marling wouldn't mind playing a song or two together with her. Good. Night.

Please meet the director of the video James Copeman and see more of his works here.

By one in the morning day is not ended, by two he is scared and sleep is no friend, and by four he will drink but cannot feel it, sleep will not come because sleep does not will it and I dont believe him. Morning is mocking me.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

it's my nature...

I heard the rain & I saw it. Somehow I didn't feel it. Spring in November by all means.

Please meet the director of the movie Charlie Fink from Noah & The Whale.

but like a cut down tree, I will rise again

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

good (night) song from Last Lynx

dresinen | draisine

I was reminded today that Norway has some good music to offer. That, combined with our moshi moshi family, gives a satisfying result for this Tuesday evening: Casiokids served chilled and animated. Oh, and let's not forget about learning Norwegian: dresinen | draisine :)

Please meet the creators of the video Seb Burnett and Joe Wood from Rumpus Animation.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Friday, 16 November 2012


Well, it's been a colourful ride. But feeling pretty relaxed now. After all: I've survived 27.

Please meet the creator of the video Michael Shainblum and see more of his works here.
For more info on Boards of Canada click here.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

if the blackness closes in

And as the dark swallows all around us I only look for you, Summer Camp! Sweet dreams :)

and as the dark swallows all around us
I only look for you
and as the night falls all around us
I'm looking straight to you
and if the blackness closes in
I'll be waiting here for you

you give me life

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

consequences | awkard places

I got some nice yellow energy today, finally got myself a tiny, tiny, tiny notebook that I've always wanted to have and at the end of the day reminded myself of this band: Reptar. Did I mention this already? Oh yes, I did. And all that happened on Tuesday. Good. Night.

and all the consequences spent to all the awkward places
sent to all the awkard places I am too

Monday, 12 November 2012

counting | wisely and slow

Well, it's official. There is nothing more soothing than the harmonies of The Staves. After almost a year from my discovery and seeing them life during my London visit, their debut album is finally available today. And just for the record: they don't live in a log cabin :)

brother, you will never know
all the things I did for you
many years ago

(...) tell me all you need to tell
why is it you whisper when you really need to yell
troubles in tow
go wisely and slow

under the glass of the microscope

See all Yöshi Sodeoka works for Yeasayer's Fragrant World here.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

ethereal | eternal

Tidal wave is coming to close my day. Suitably enough. Somehow cleansing and ethereal. Ephemeral? Far from it. Eternal? Most likely. Husky. A band to be heard of

Please meet the director of the video Celeste Potter. For more video works click here.

I climbed aboard a tidal wave bearing down upon the city from the ocean
They said it would come any day like a monster of perpetual devotion
I was surfing it clear
I was crashing through the city streets where we once went looking for love

I'd change my name if I had one to change

I'd change the world if I wasn't so plain
I see your eyes in my eyes suddenly

good (morning) tune from Ojo de Gringa

Saturday, 10 November 2012

the wandering days

As I've made a habit of wandering around Australia these days, it's high time to be accompanied by Tame Impala during this evening walk. It definitely doesn't feel like walking backwards. On the contrary: it's a juicy aesthetic follow-up of Tame Impala's previous step.

Please meet the directors of the video Joe Pelling & Becky Sloan.

(...) May call back a thought of
The wandering days,
And, blending with each
In the mem'ries that throng,
There haply shall reach
You some echo of song.

The daylight is dying, Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson

I am Ned

I like simple animation, minimal design and hot soup. I strive to make films that intrigue. That's a man after my own heart. Please meet the director of the video Ned Wenlock.

For more music from Danger Beach click here. See also other artists associated with Dream Damage Records.

honey in the sun

Getting some sun during this cloudy morning tea drinking. Honey is served too.

I've been spending half the year
in a plane going up and down

Thursday, 8 November 2012

merry melodies | loony tunes

The sound of Hecuba blends magically with the vision of Isaiah Seret and Jon Beasley. Bliss.

Credits for visual effects go to Benjamin Kutsko.

I wanna watch cartoons with you
merry melodies
and loony tunes
its all I want to do
all I want to do
walk on clouds with you

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Australia revisited

I revisited Western Australia and walked along the Rabbit-proof fence right to Jigalong. Just like I did a decade ago. Now with Young Magic from New York but originally from Australia and Indonesia I visit the East Coast of Australia where the video was shot. It's a sublime blend of sound and vision. Good. Night.

Please meet the director of  the video Dylan Wiehahn.

...and I need your shelter

make it light all day

I've been hunted by this tune for the last 24 hours. Will I start worshipping them? Cults from New York. Slightly sinister. Cheerful and pop. That's the blend I like most. More than perfect.

Please meet the director of the video Isaiah Seret. Read what inspired him to create the video here, read also his comments and reflections on the project.

I really want to go out
I really want to go outside and make it light all day

Sunday, 4 November 2012

good (night) tune from Chilly Gonzales

Closing the day with Chilly Gonzales. Good. Piano. Good. Night. 

Ain't I A Woman?

I hesitated for a long while. I thought that this time I'd prepared myself but you can't simply do that. I knew that the moment I press the play button something unearthly beautiful would fill the space around me. Like it was last time. Well, and so it did this time as well. Turn off everything that may disturb you and channel Ayanna's stories towards your zone.

Read more about Sojourner Truth here. For more info about WEYA Festival click here.

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? Sojourner Truth, read the whole speech here.

going from A to B | going home

Sweet stink of the hookah, couscous, kebab, exhaust fumes of a bus deadlock. 98, 16, 32, standing room only - quicker to walk! Escapees from St Mary's, Paddington: expectant father smoking, old lady wheeling herself in a wheelchair smoking, die-hard holding urine sack, blood sack, smoking. Everybody loves fags. Everybody. Polish paper, Turkish paper, Arabic, Irish, French, Russian, Spanish, News of the World. Unlock your (stolen) phone, buy a battery pack, a lighter pack, a perfume pack, sunglasses, three for a fiver, a life-size porcelain tiger, gold taps. Casino! Everybody believes in destiny. Everybody. It was meant to be. It was just not meant to be. Deal or no deal? (...) Leaflets, call abroad 4 less, learn English, eyebrow wax, Falun Gong, have you accepted Jesus as your personal plan? Everybody loves fried chicken. Everybody. Zadie Smith, N-W

a sound that I won't refuse

Michael Kiwanuka blends soulfully into the world of Sam Sure & Giacomo. Good. Day.

For more SS&G edits click here.

show me some strength that I can use
give me a sound that I won't refuse
tell me a story that I can read
tell me a story that I can believe
tell me a tale that always was

Saturday, 3 November 2012

beginning with C

November. Fog. That's the sweetest thing. I am surprised this band beginning with C appears here only now even though it's been in my player for years. "The great thing about Camera Obscura is that they both celebrate and comment on that idea of what pop actually is. The pop song in a way is (...) the perfect encapsulation of the giddy excitement and the giddy disappointment of love itself. That's why Camera Obscura is such an extraordinary pop group." Please see below the short movie presented by Paul Morley and directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. 

The Sweetest Thing video was directed by Blair Young. See more works of him and Beth Allan from their production company The Forest Of Black here.

you challenged me to write a love song
here it is I think I got it wrong
I focused on the negative
the pain was too much of an incentive
always my incentive

Thursday, 1 November 2012

blind chance

I didn't catch the tram. Or actually it didn't stop. What happens next on this raft of brand new beginnings?

When nobody talk and everybody listens: see more Sofar sessions here.

Early in life it is a joy. because the light seems so near, so reachable. Finally, it brings bitterness. We can see how it has receded. I have been through much these forty years. I see that the light has receded. But I should not discourage you. You can be sure of one thing. Without that bitterness, that hope... life would be lamentable. Blind Chance, Krzysztof Kieślowski

back to life

(...) We're alone in the field, always at a distance. And people appear and disappear from your life. Grief comes in the form of much larger thoughts; it's more philosophical and it leads to a confused state of mind. (...) It's a pullback from details and it's grand and isolating. Feist.

Please meet the director of the video Keith Megna.

from there we climb the goldenhill, call and they will eternally
I held your hand, the giant wand; alto low song
and history begins to be blue and brown eyed

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

no limit

There's a moon over my street tonight. And there is nothing more rejuvenating than a late evening walk and getting lost and sneaky in the prison area. Paradoxically, there's no limit to that.

Read more on Black Cab Sessions here.

it's the edge of love
you can't unthink a thought
either it's there or not

Sunday, 28 October 2012

a legal alien

There are albums that are supposed to be discovered, bought or revisited at certain time. Just like Graham Coxon's A+E that I was supposed to buy earlier. But then again - there are no coincidences and one shouldn't plan so much. I didn't plan to reach for Sting's ...Nothing like the sun until December this year. This weekend and first snow however forced me to do so. Surprisingly I found it appropriate enough. It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.

The video was directed by David Fincher.

I'm not ready to be broken just yet
a lesson once learned is so hard to forget
be still my beating heart
you must learn to stand your ground
it's not healthy to run at this pace
the blood runs so red to my face

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

still sound

I went back to my grapefruit addiction. And I think it's high time to get new glasses. Those of Toro Y Moi are cool enough. 

The video was filmed on Kodak Ektachrome 100D, Super 8mm film. Please meet the director of the video Steve Daniels.

while you're there give back a little more
the return could make you notice
that I'm thinking of a moment
and know it's still sound

yellow vibes | getting high

Feeling yellow again and taking this morning funky shot. Good. Day.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Monday, 15 October 2012

better off without you

Dealing with annoying cold for more than two weeks and as a result skipping some good concerts in town. Ah, painful, painful... Luckily there is this band. Summer Camp. The best remedy for my body and soul pains. 

The video was directed by the duo Kissinger Twins (Kasia Kifert & Dawid Marcinkowski).
See more on their Summer Camp project here.

stop calling me, you gotta stop! 

Monday, 8 October 2012


Comfy in old tunes. Comfy in old moods. Panda Bear.

Please meet the directors of the video Patrick O'Dell and Sam Salganik.

try to tell me how to do it 
only because I'm new to it
coolness is having courage
courage to do what is right (...)
try to show me that you know me
do you know what coolness really is?
winning is what you want to
winning what you're scared to go for

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

dizzyingly | dazzlingly

Speaking of AU, it would be highly inappropriate to ignore the works of Takafumi Tsuhiya. What a vibrant and bright stroll he serves! Walk into this dizzyingly and dazzlingly animated world.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

au au au ... autumn

AU stands for autumn? Absolutely. I'm so happy to see AU's sounds turning again into another great vision. Such pleasurably summery, fuzzy and warm. Solid Gold from Both Lights is out now on Leaf/Hometapes. (via Stereogum)

Please meet the director of the video Roberto Ortu and see more videos of AU here.

Monday, 1 October 2012


A pretty surreal and great weekend out of town is now behind me. Felt like travelling in some time machine with a bit of a windy touch of the opening scene from Almodovar's Volver. And with a few good souls around. Good. Night.

Była to jednocześnie gra starości i młodości, wspomnień i rzeczywistości, życia i śmierci (...). J. Iwaszkiewicz

Monday, 24 September 2012

my white powder dreams...

...when Gil Scott-Heron meets Esther Philips.

home is where I live inside my white powder dreams
home was once an empty vacuum that's filled now with my silent screams
home is where the needle marks
try to heal my broken heart

the way you carry yourself

Please meet the directors of the video AG Rojas and Jamie-James Medina.

I know you've been hurt by someone else 
I can tell by the way you carry yourself

Sunday, 23 September 2012

shadow kissing

There's nothing more relaxing (and neurotic ;)) than reorganising your CDs, enjoying new stereo and listening to some tropical sounds while it's raining outside.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

who's this inside of me

Even Thursday can have a false start. But you can always restart a day whenever you want. Regardless the time. Today my Thursday starts after 11pm. I sense it's going to be a good one with Martin de Thurah delivering another good visual. Plus St. Vincent and David Byrne (they both know how all this works and additionally Byrne puts it into a book). What else we can ask for? Divine. Good. Vibes. Good. Day.

who’s this?! inside of me
who made a big mistake
who sees these constellations
seen in those spinning round

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

there are ways to flirt

If they use words like moral and trust and values, use those words too. Oh my, this is just hilarious! Brilliant! A documentary song about flirting. Who else could come up with such an idea: our favourite band. Summer Camp, obviously. Read more about the Short Cuts BBC series. And remember: First of all, smile. When you start to smile at somebody, they automatically smile back. It kind of works, doesn't it?

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

classic and timeless

She is... an inspiration. (...) some 40 years from now somebody is going to discover Amy Winehouse song and the lyric and be inspired by it.

Monday, 17 September 2012

santa claus

I couldn't stop laughing today. Plus I saw a Santa Claus in a bus. Monday. Surreal. SSION.

The video was directed by Cody Critcheloe (SSION) himself and Christopher Good. Read more here.

it’s feels like and earthquake, and earthquake
a heartbreak

I don’t know how to say to you
“It’s too late”
we can fake all this damage we have done
I can shake; I won’t take all this damage I have won

Sunday, 16 September 2012

always there to remind me

So the world’s first colour motion picture was filmed in 1902 as I found out today through Explore. I sincerely thank Edward Raymond Turner for the three-colour motion picture system and I suppose I'm not the only one. I run across many great visual discoveries during this weekend among them works of Imogen Prado which I am very happy to share. Blurred. Misty. Vapory. Wonderful. Enjoy.

"My style of editing, using an array of my own stock footage of anything from plastic glitter spiders to trains and roses, worked well visually with the song. I love playing with different mediums of footage, especially Super 8, because of the wonderful grain and the fantastic colors. It was easy to synthesize my visual aesthetic of swirling colors with footage I took of Sharin and Sune." 

Read more on The Raveonettes' new song and their co-operation with Imogen Prado here.

you are always there to remind me (...)
I'm the enemy

a good (and awesome) song from Blind Architect

I like to be surprised like this: a surprise visit from an old friend and a new tune from Blind Architect. Perfect Sunday. A new week can start now.

good good vibes!

...cause I feel good, very nice. Cause I got good good good vibes. Yellow yellow morning vibes! I declare this the official good vibes hymn. The one and only. And I guess we all agree that Sara Tavares should give a good vibes course to all bus drivers in the world :) Bom. Dia.

Please meet the director of the video Ricardo Oliveira Alves.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

some people like their oysters raw

It was a typical wet and windy London Winter's day made for staying indoors but Darius and Oshan, with Matt and Joe, were eager to busk for the crowds at Columbia Road Flower Market. Escaping the rain, after some cheeky negotiating with the owner, the guys performed in a tiny nook of a market stall Oyster Bar for customers and passers by. Read more on the The Turbans' session here

Some people like their oysters raw; and for them your job is easiest, for you have merely to pick out a dozen natives from the barrel, swill the brine from them, and place them, with a piece of parsley or cress, upon a plate. But for those who took their oysters stewed, or fried - or baked, or scalloped, or put in a pie - my labours were more delicate. Then I must open each oyster, and beard it, and transfer it to Mother's cooking-pot with all of its savoury flesh intact, and none of its liquor spilled or tainted. Sarah Waters, Tipping the Velvet

free, fresh wind

I woke up starving. Starving! And now I'm devouring the blue blue sky pouring through my windows. Good. Vibes. Good. Morning.

I never bother with people I hate (...)
she likes the green green grass grass under her shoes

Friday, 14 September 2012

gangster time

I sensed some conspiracy in the air today. Or perhaps I just was in some state of delirium seeing sun where there were grey clouds only. Gangster time. That's what it is.

Why must you record my phone calls? (...)
can't interrupt while I'm talking
or they'll confiscate all your guitars
and catch 22 says if I sing the truth
they won't make me an overnight star

Sunday, 9 September 2012

when I see paintings...

When I hear music I see images and when I see paintings I hear music. Anna Calvi.

Olin aina uskonut, että merihätä oli joku kaukaisten, parempien ihmisten huoli. Nyt se tuli minun kohdalleni enkä osannut tarttua siihen yhtä väkevästi kuin se näytti tarttuneen minuun. Vaikka märssykori olikin lempisanani, en ollut sellaiseen koskaan kiivennyt.  Hannu Väisänen, Toiset kengät

indian summer

Indian summer might have actually been the case today. The warmth of the day was not the one of  the autumn season. Thanks to good people around. Spirit uplifted. Treasures found. Read more about the the Canon Blue project here and enjoy again the artwork by Hvass and Hannibal.

consider this a sign
I am alone in a long, long line

and even if you could feel alright
there's a reason you never could seize it
I won't make you anymore tired
I don't have the heart to say that
no, you won't ever reach me

it's always like before
I'm trying hard not to try so hard


Getting Sunday balance with Sara Tavares. Bom dia. Bom feeling.

somos livres para celebrar
somos livres para nos libertar
como crianças brincando
crianças sorrindo
crianças sendo crianças...

Thursday, 6 September 2012

morning lights

Quieting the echoes of the day. Waiting for morning lights to come.

I stand in the day for my feeling to rise
all my life
but you never be in love
but you never be in love
no lies in wait

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

a good (night) song from Poor Moon

into blessed nothingness

Dizzy with light, we dipped into that enormous book of holidays, its pages blazing with sunshine and scented with the sweet melting pulp of golden pears. Bruno Schulz

Please meet the director of the video Maxime Loisel. Montag's Phares is out now.

Tak wędrowaliśmy z matką przez dwie słoneczne strony rynku, wodząc nasze załamane cienie po wszystkich domach, jak po klawiszach. Kwadraty bruku mijały powoli pod naszymi miękkimi i plaskimi krokami - jedne bladoróżowe, jak skóra ludzka, inne złote i sine, wszystkie płaskie, ciepłe, aksamitne na słońcu, jak jakieś twarze słoneczne, zadeptane stopami aż do niepoznaki, do błogiej nicości. Bruno Schulz, August

Thus my mother and I ambled along the two sunny sides of Market Square, guiding our broken shadows along the houses as over a keyboard. Under our soft steps the squares of the paving stones slowly filed past - some the pale pink of human skin, some golden, some blue-grey, all flat, warm and velvety in the sun, like sun-dials, trodden to the point of obliteration, into blessed nothingness. (for the translation of the whole chapter click here)

autumn apples

First apples of the autumn season have just turned into a delicious jam to be shared with those kind souls that are around. Autumn? So soon? I dream of white, white pavements and skies. Scorching white. Insane. Insanely beautiful. Efterklang's Apples. Shared. Cold? No. Geometrical. Spacious. Endless.

Please meet the authors of the artwork Hvass & Hannibal.

the more you take to yourself
the more you're taking away

Monday, 3 September 2012

blue Monday

This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.
William Butler Yeats

That crazed girl improvising her music. 
Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,
Her soul in division from itself
Climbing, falling She knew not where,
Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship,
Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare
A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing
Heroically lost, heroically found.

No matter what disaster occurred
She stood in desperate music wound,
Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph
Where the bales and the baskets lay
No common intelligible sound
But sang, 'O sea-starved, hungry sea.' 
William Butler Yeats, A crazed girl

Sunday, 2 September 2012

take a little walk

This weekend was all about making impossible possible. Dancing tango to Nick Cave? You name it, you have it! It's all about walking anyway. And good people. What a thrill!

take a little walk to the edge of town go across the tracks
where the viaduct looms like a bird of doom as it shifts and cracks

Saturday, 1 September 2012

keeping things fresh

A glimpse into Marcus Miller's working with his band: If the rehearsal starts to sound too good, I stop it 'cause I'd rather discover that it's good on the stage in front of people.

There is a few types of music that I love, I grew up with and I speak as a primary language: funk and what people call jazz.

Friday, 31 August 2012

zagrajcie muzykanty | spiritual revival

The 21th Yach Film Festival of music videos starts this weekend in Gdańsk. I've been tuning for that for many weeks now. Here's a retrospective view: video from Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa that was nominated to Yach in 2008. Please meet Yach Paszkiewicz, the father of the festival. Spiritual revival to you all! Good. Vibes.

Please meet the director of the video Jacek Kościuszko and see more of his works here.

when I get a little scared

Dear diary, I got a bit scared yesterday. And I strayed. Luckily my older sister came to town.

Please meet the director of the video Jamie Travis and see more of his visual works here.

remember when I was sweet and unexplainable
nothing like this person, unlovable
I just want back in your head
I just want back in your head
I'm not unfaithful but I'll stray

when I get a little scared

Thursday, 30 August 2012

yellow vibes | espresso vibes

In need of morning yellow vibes. This one works quite effectively as my morning music espresso. Compact and essential.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

a band in our cellar

It actually can get better. As long as we stick to Denmark and the colours in the air.
A powerful day closed by The Rumour Said Fire. Good. Night.

Please meet the directors of the video Graham Dorey and Andreas Munksgaard.

so take me under the floorboards; I would love to feel like wood
take me back to the retards; cause the world just make me sick
there are colours in the air when I fall to the ground
how we'd love to fall more often (...)

I can sense a world of heartache,
but I love the sound
of your hair

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

a good (night) song from Anna Calvi

after 27 | still 27

Twenty-seven days of August loaded with a lot twists. Now all behind. Managed to solve a few mysteries of today, fought back successfully Tuesday's boredom. All with good people around. Now closing the day and happy to discover another collaboration of  Them Bird Things with Lawrence Dolkart. They match. Excellently.

See more works of Lawrence Dolkart here and read more on Robert Johnson here.

when you got a good friend
that will stay right by your side
give her all of your spare time
love and treat her right

Robert Johnson When You Got a Good Friend

Sunday, 26 August 2012

good (night) song from Violas

A new band to watch and to close the day with. Violas are releasing their new EP Nos Somnia tomorrow. What a dreamy start of the last week of August. Good. Night.

live on the moon

don't ask me when bu ask me why
don't ask me how but ask me where
there is a road there is a way
there is a place there is a place

man of rain

There was this abundance of sun that I was puzzled by today. I got stuck by the seashore. Recorded a few sounds. There were no violet colours. And then the rain came.

Read and hear more on Gaba Kulka / Konrad Kucz project at
Video credits go to Filip Kovcin.

I'm so tired of violets
take them away from me  J. D. Passos

vacatunes | liquid tunes

Have you seen a liquid state being pictured so well on the ground? Meet Płyny
(handle it in Polish) and drift into the laziness of Sunday. Good. Morning.

Video was directed by Igor Spolski (of the band) and Magda Ziarnik from
Ziarnik Spolski Kino Domowe.

nigdy nie mów 'urlop' na moje wakacje

Saturday, 25 August 2012

dreams-come-true gig

"You're late", she said.
"According to whose clock?", in my time zone I was perfectly on time. A warm late summer evening and a concert a few blocks from my place. So why worry?

Video credits go to Aaron Brown & Ben Chappell from Focus Creeps.

all the troubles in my past
that’s just what they are
and all the delusions that took host then passed
have only made my immunity strong (...) 

what land is this?
may I never wake…

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Sketching out a sneaky plan of visiting Warsaw later on this autumn. Sketching out a storyboard. Picking up a suitable note. Feeling small. Yet with strength.
Jazzpospolita, here I come.

Please meet the directors of the video Siostry BUI (for English info click here).

Monday, 20 August 2012

o que c'est beau schön prittie prittie

"Zoe Keating playing her cello in the middle of San Francisco International Airport. On her way to play, Zoe opens up about the places she's been fortunate enough to visit and play, because of her music. A cello festival in Beauvais, the opera house in Sydney, Zurich, the New Mexico desert for the gasoline-laden simulation of a nuclear bomb, the list goes on." Read more on the story here

under the counter it's dark and the lady the nice Dutch lady who loves Americans and has relations in Trenton shows you postcards that shine in the dark pretty hotels and palaces    O que c'est beau schön prittie prittie and the mooonlight ripple ripple under the bridge and the little reverbères are alight in the dark under the counter and little windows of hotels around the harbour    O que c'est beau la lune
     and the big moon (...)
   we hurry wallowing like in a boat  (...) J.D. Passos The 42nd Parallel

no flagman ahead

From the depth of my player I dug out old tunes of Tab Two. Overwhelmed by the sultry surroundings. Now with these trumpet and bass sounds things feel crystal clear.

The video through the courtesy of Tab Two. To be updated later with better quality official version. (A/N)

when you walk along the street you have to step carefully always on the cobbles so as not to step on the bright anxious grassblades      easier if you hold Mother's hand and hang on it that way you can kick up your toes but walking fast you have to tread on too many grassblades (...)      maybe that's why those people are so angry and follow us shaking their fits      they're throwing stones grownup people throwing stones
J.D. Passos, The 42nd Parallel

Sunday, 19 August 2012

back again, into, under, far in between, through it...

Terence Blanchard is the inside man of the movie sounds. He's edging the grid lines. Following the rule of thirds. Impeccably. Sharply.

(...) life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today it was still worth it. (...) The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I've walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, and above. Gia

primary rule

The primary rule: never cease exploring. Thus serving more visuals from Radical Friend; this time wrapped around the sounds of Primary 1.

I won't let our world corrode

radical friend | radiating friend

Their works are radiating and they make you feel something. Their visual blends unmistakeably with the sound and then wraps you. Please meet Radical Friend.

like being tranquilized

It felt long to wait for Yeasayer's new album. Now it feels more tranquil when it's finally available.

Yeasayer "O.N.E" Dir: Radical Friend from Radical Friend on Vimeo.

Meet the directors of the video: Radical Friend and see behind-the-scenes photos.

it feels like being tranquilized
I know the separation kills us so
but I won't stop falling like raindrops
because I like it when you lose control

no, you don't move me anymore
and I'm glad that you don't
'cause I can't have you anymore

Saturday, 18 August 2012

in awe

When the vision and the sound leave you in awe: it's when Anna Calvi and
Ian Pons Jewel meet. And then they get unreleased...

Anna Calvi - Rider to the Sea (unreleased) from Ian Pons Jewell on Vimeo.


Filling up my autumn itinerary. Lots of alternatives. Lots of prospects. Positively. London again? Perhaps. My music map is for sure filled with Kwes now. His debut EP Meantime is out via Warp Records.

Please meet the director of the video Ian Pons Jewell.

a countenance accountable for the lack of mettle in my bones
I’m bashful, still bashful

Friday, 17 August 2012

je chante pour ne pas accepter

I do say "no" to a lot of things. I don't agree. I don't accept.

je chante pour ne pas accepter
je dis non, je dis non

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

got it right

Sad news. Brent Grulke passed away. Thanks to him I got it right so many times.

Please meet the director of the video Juan Iglesias and read more about his inspiration for this video here

Monday, 13 August 2012

on corner stones

I felt it all during Feist's concert at Flow. But then I flowed completely at St Vincent's performance. I was twisted away by the funnel cloud of her music. And so will you with these glasses and saving Jesus on Parisian roofs.

these days I sit on corner stones

with attitude

She's stunningly talented, beautiful and has great aesthetic taste. What else one should need? Oh yes, she's Canadian. Feist.

Please meet again the director Martin de Thurah and read more about his colaboration with Feist here. (via Nowness).

start with colours 
they always get away with attitude 
but they'll try to convince you of your mood 
and what you want they'll give it to you 
but it's only therapy, that's all they do (...)

when the flag changes colours

the language knows 
when the month changes numbers
it's time to go 

Saturday, 11 August 2012

segunda vez | this time for real

Last time it didn't work. Lykke Li's Flow concert was cancelled.
This year things went smoothly.

Please meet the director of the video Tarik Saleh.

(...) oh sadness I'm your girl

Thursday, 9 August 2012

a good (night) and awesome tune from Francis Bebey

This good night treasure is played on sanza (via Awesome Tapes from Africa).

a room for London

Speaking of going somewhere: London is obviously always a place to go :) Yesterday I teleported myself there through a live stream of Django Django's concert. Tonight I wish to be there to see Slow Club. And tomorrow as well as Moshi Moshi informed about their free gig for BT London Live! For now let's just take a tour in this most intimate venue in London: A Room for London. Oh yes, it starts brilliantly with Canvas and then revolves around sounds from Between Sheets of Imogen Heap. See the Imogen's creative moments in the Room here.

The old river in its broad reach rested unruffled at the decline of day, after ages of good service done to the race that peopled its banks, spread out in the tranquil dignity of a waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth.
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

the colours you hear

So it spreads the colours around you. Pick up the one you hear and sketch.
Do you see how these sounds blend with vision? Oh, it's wicked! Tick, tick, tick, tick...

Going somewhere is available on Kris Berry's album Marbles. You may get the album here.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

next summer

It's been a surprisingly great Tuesday given the fact I have a pretty unidentified problem with this day. Even newspapers were more interesting. Although it felt in the morning that summer had really overslept today. I have been striving for some light the whole day. Here it comes: Slow Club. Accurate and unmistakable, as usual. They never let me down.

The video was directed by Charles Watson, Suze Olbrich and Mike Bradley and edited by Sarah Grant from London Sessions Productions.

I know I will be saved, 'cause I always have believed
that there's something more for me when I go.
And there's a city that will heal me and help me clear the lumps out of my throat.
I think that next summer, if we're all still alive, you should try,
we should try to jump into some water and focus on getting high.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

más y más

That's a marvellous and soothing duo for a Sunday afternoon: Buika and Chucho Valdés.
And so I blend all my jazz, soul and blues feelings with it. More and more.

Se me hizo fácil borrar de mi memoria
a esa mujer a quien yo amaba tanto.
Se me hizo fácil borrar de mí este llanto
ahora la olvido cada día más y más. 

(Lyrics provided by Rafael. Thank you!)

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

longevity of summer

Speaking of long-lasting summer: I dare to say this summer will be a longevous one even though one may never actually count on it. Yeasayer is however making this happen anyway.

Please meet the creator of the vignette Yoshi Sodeoka.

live, in the moment, never count on longevity

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

summer time

I still have summer in my mind. The outside world helps to keep this image. And so does this split single by Top Sounds and The New Tigers. So blue blue and full of sand. Good. Songs. Good. Night.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

at the end of the summer break

Summer temperatures start when my holidays end. Obviously.
I cool down the atmosphere with trumpet sounds from Jan Wälchli and put this postcard on my wall.

See more works by Karoliina Hellberg here.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Olympiske Leker | The Olympic Games

My Olympics resolution: run regularly. Today is a good start with Casiokids serving an appropriate song for that. Enjoy this great animation by Chad Blevins. And learn some Norwegian! :) I myself have always wanted. That's yet again another point to my endless to-do-list: there is never enough time in the day! :)

long distance
hekkeløp  hurdle race
triatlon  |  triathlon
shot put
hammer throw
discus throw
|   javelin throw

high jump
løftes opp 
lift me up

samme kall 
same calling

swimming suit
samme drakt 
|  same suit
i samme land 
same country
med samme flagg 
same flag

en OL-ring 
an olympic ring
en lekegrind 
a playpen
en utopi 
på virkelig 
for real

en posisjon 
a position
en prosesjon 
a procession
en visjon 
a vision

en måneds tid 
a month’s time