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