Sunday, 31 March 2013

the ability of sharing the light

The Queen of generosity and good vibes couldn't be a better way of closing this day.

When you are gifted with voice or ability of playing an instrument that can speak to people, you gotta be able to share. It's about generosity. It's not up to you to keep it.

The song always speak to people because where it comes from is the place of light that doesn't belong to you, that we can't sell, you can't predict, we don't know when it's gonna come (...)

ANGELIQUE KIDJO WITH MANCHESTER WORLD VOICES CHOIR from Band on the Wall on Vimeo.


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Saturday, 30 March 2013

strawberry gin

Speaking of rum... how about strawberry gin? There is this lovely cocktail booklet from Café de Abejas... Good. Drinks. Good. Songs.



... soul wrapped in steel
you never can feel;
the less you conceal,
the less you reveal;
the winds in your rigging
are desolate, lonely and few. 

off-duty vibes

March seems to kind of disappear from my calendar. Literally. Nothing bad about it though... Enjoying my time off with good vibes from Kris Berry. Rum and coca-cola perhaps as well? Anyone?


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Saturday, 9 March 2013

morning blend

March is a bit of a torture when one needs to wait so long till April. But then again, the reward is a good one: José James at April Jazz. Good. Blend. Good. Morning.


Friday, 8 March 2013

Thursday, 7 March 2013

connectors | openers

So it's been now two years of good vibes. 366 posts of good blends. And the last two weeks when the reality seemed to be more oneiric than ever, getting me right to my very guts and opening my chest several times.



For most of human history musicians, artists have been part of the community, connectors, openers (...).

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

standstill

Bruner says she was inspired by the tug of war between our animal instincts and the need to conform for survival. "I thought it would be exciting to have animals star in a story that looks to explore the conflicting desires that stem from wanting to develop culturally, which at times can lead to feelings of frustration and confinement, while also needing to tend to our basic primitive longings." (via npr.) Hem's new album is out in April.



Please meet the director of the video Jordan Bruner. Animation credits go to Greg Lytle and Jordan Bruner.

every artery’s clogged as you pull the belt tight
and this tourniquet turns even tighter until
traffic comes to a standstill

we come to a standstill
I come to a standstill

Monday, 4 March 2013

leisurely step

This video couldn't get more oochy woochy than this. A leisurely step towards a new week.



Please see more works of Persistent Peril that created this video.

Friday, 1 March 2013

setting standards

This is the album that started it all thirteen years ago, it was the first Dune Music release and the album that has set the standard ever since. When Nu Troop recorded Migrations they were simply the finest and hardest-swinging straightahead jazz group in the UK. If you haven't heard this album make sure you spend some time with it now, it packs as strong a punch today as it did when it was recorded. (via Dune Music)