Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy holidays to everybody!

I want to wish happy holidays to everybody everywhere with this beautiful
song of Sofia Jannok, Swedish/Sami singer! She's quite amazing! Check also her samian version of Waterloo.

Sofia Jannok - "Irene"

Monday, December 19, 2011

The world starts every day

The world starts every day. Think about it.

Teebs - "Jahara"

Star Slinger - "May I walk with you"

May I walk with you?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The awkward silence

I watched a music video. The awkward silence. People sit. People watch.

There's awkward silences everywhere. In a waiting queue, in a elevator, in a city hall, in a cafeteria. In conversation. Sometimes I have the feeling that these silent moments turn not to be awkward, the opposite of it. Sometimes you can see and feel more than so so many words in these silent moments. Eyes.

Who dares to brake the awkwardness and breath when everybody else is keeping their breath? So much and many people keep this silence, awkwardness in them. I like awkwardness and I like silence. But sometimes people need to breath. The whole life can't be just keeping the breath.

I devote this music video for awkward silences.
For those small moments.
That change the world.

Lykke Li - "Sadness is a blessing"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Karl Zéro - X-Files - Songs

I been watching lot of X-files, some of my favorite series. Just watched the episode called "Improbable" from season nine. The episode opens with a view over a casino table with players and Karl Zero's "Ca va ca va". When you are used to watch some favorite series of yours you get used to the music what they use. In X-files Mark Snow makes mostly all the music and outside music is used rarely. Because usually it's about empty, dark backyards, dark holes in the ground, in the attic, in a empty factory, what kind of music should a serial killer have?

Here is a very useful link if you want to know other songs what they used in the series.

Sometimes the scariest combinations come when you have something totally opposite. Like in one episode called "Invocation" from season eight with the song "All the pretty little horses" which is a children's lullaby. This was the closest version I could find.

Alfred Deller - "All the pretty little horses"

But back to Karl Zero, here is the opening song. Just imagine this song and X-Files. Together.

Karl Zéro - "Ca va ca va"

And a small X-Files video from the episode Improbable
with the song "I love you for sentimental reasons"


One other episode I remember well is "Triangle" where Mulder gets stuck to Queen Anne boat in the Bermuda triangle. The episode has amazing music in it.

"Sing, Sing, Sing In Swing" by Louis Prima (for Benny Goodman)

"Jeepers Creepers" by Ethel Waters

Check also Dick Walters: "Hot Liquorice".

And small clips from one of my favorite X-files episodes.
"How the ghosts stole Christmas"

And the second one.

And the episode ended with a Christmas song "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Bing Crosby. But I think the version of Judy Garland (From the Wizard of Oz) is better.

But I have to end this post with this, quite legendary tune by Mark Ayres.
And to the poster that is also quite legendary.

The truth is out there!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Austra. The LIVE experience.

I saw Austra live yesterday at Rotown! They were amazing! Singer Katie Stelmanis has amazing voice. I think Austra is even better to listen live. They had some massive drums, that took almost over her voice. The twin back up singers Sari and Romy Lightman were great. At the keyboards there was Ryan Wosniak and in the drum's if I got it right Maya Postepski. They played songs from the "Feel it break" album and I think one new one. The release date for the deluxe version of this album will be 13th December. The double cd will also include among the others songs like "Believe me" the stunning cover of Roy Orbison's "Crying".

I was so happy to hear "Lose it" and "Beat and the pulse" live. The beginning of beat and the pulse is just awesome. It captures. I had the chance to say shortly to Stelmanis how great the gig was and said how amazing the Crying cover is and the acoustic versions that were done in the Paper bag session. She felt like a really nice person and appreciated the feedback. This time I dared to ask her in a picture with me so now I have a great memory from the gig! Was just too nervous to smile, but on the way back cycling home I was just smiling big time and happy from the concert.

Austra - Lose it - Live from End of the road festival (UK)

Austra - Beat and the pulse (live from Amsterdam)

Austra - Crying

The whole lyrics, very beautiful ones:

I was all right for a while, I could smile for a while
But I saw you last night, you held my hand so tight
As you stopped to say "Hello"
Aw you wished me well, you couldn't tell

That I'd been crying over you, crying over you
Then you said "so long". left me standing all alone
Alone and crying, crying, crying crying
It's hard to understand but the touch of your hand
Can start me crying

I thought that I was over you but it's true, so true
I love you even more than I did before but darling what can I do
For you don't love me and I'll always be

Crying over you, crying over you
Yes, now you're gone and from this moment on
I'll be crying, crying, crying, crying
Yeah crying, crying, over you

Just amazing!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jean Sibelius - Good independence day Finland!

Finland became independent 6.12 1917.

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) is the most well known Finnish composer. Here you can find more info about him:

Jean Sibelius: "Finlandia"

You can find the lyrics from here, they were not part of the original song but later composed. (Finnish, Swedish and English translations):

Jean Sibelius: "Valse triste"

Monday, December 5, 2011

Traffic. An ending.

Traffic is an amazing movie. The end scene stuck into my mind for ever. Kids are playing baseball and in the back plays "An Ending" from Brian Eno. Eno is some of the biggest names ever in the electronic/ambient music. Like the grandfather of this music. More about him later.

Brian Eno: "An Ending"

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Austra soon live!

I have the great oppoturnity to see Austra live in Rotown coming Wednesday 7.12. Tickets are only 11e and the band starts 21.30. Austra is a Canadian band. You can find a longer post from them from my blog. I found some amazing acoustic versions of couple of their songs, that are just breathtaking.

Paperbag sessions: Austra: "Believe me"

Paperbag sessions: Austra: "Lose it"

"Don’t wanna lose you
Don’t wanna lose 
Don’t wanna lose you
Don’t wanna lose 

I never knew you
I never knew
I never knew you
I never knew"