Archive | September, 2013

Track of the Day for International Day of Democracy

15 Sep

The UN General Assembly, in a resolution (in 2007)  encouraged Governments to strengthen national programmes devoted to the promotion and ‘consolidation of democracy‘, and also decided that 15 September of each year should be observed as the International Day of Democracy.

 

The Clash released Bankrobber (1980). The song is about a father – a bankrobber who “never hurt nobody” and concentrates on the the theme of the drudgery of many working class jobs.

In Memory Of Amy Winehouse Playlist

14 Sep

1. Amy Winehouse, Stronger Than Me
2. The Specials, Monkey Man
3. The Skatalites, Simmer Down
4. Sarah Vaughan, Whatever Lola Wants
5. The Shangri-Las, You Can Never Go Home Anymore
6. Aretha Franklin, Say A Little Prayer For You

Amy Winehouse was born this day 14.9.83. Her clever, cohesive style of jazz and hip-hop surfaced the stormy seas of the music industry in 2003 with her brilliant debut: Frank 2003; depicting the age-old themes of unrequited love, drama and blues with her sometime scathing wit and zeitgeist rhetoric.

Her fans may have left her financially secure but her candid demise also left critics and fault Finders also in pocket –  if not financially then with high moral critique of her and her music. Geoff Barrow of Portishead and Beak fame dissed Winehouse for having a fake voice and penned her ‘Whiney Shitehouse‘ (Electronic Beats, September 2012), after also saying in the same interview “I’m a lot more interested in making my own work than listening to someone else’s“.  Another critic writer; Roberto Alvarez-Galloso– reviewer and sports writer, wrote for helium.com in 2008: “Amy Winehouse and her music deserve to be banned“- he goes on to say “Her music should be placed in the trash can for the expletives, negative vibrations, and culture of death that are present“. (www.helium.com/items/1236038-amy-winehouse). Way-d-go Roberto. Sadly I didn’t find anything written under his name about multi million dollar ‘artists’ who rap about blowing people’s brains out, or just as tasteful; abusing, hating or killing women. 

So wether or not the life that Amy Winehouse led only exacerbated her addictions. Or that her voice may have been stolen from another era, or influenced by the likes of Billy Holiday – what was it Oscar Wilde said: “Talent borrows, Genius Steals”.

Today, on what would have been her 30th Birthday, the Amy Winehouse Foundation will be celebrating and raising funds in support and education of young people with drug and alcohol addiction. www.amywinehousefoundation.org

‘Stronger Than Me’ is just one of the great songs from ‘Frank’, Winehouse’ debut Album.

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Welshly Arms – Run Right Out Of Here

13 Sep

cool website they have too: welshlyarms.com

Track of the Day

12 Sep

Justin Townes Earle has five released albums from 2007–2012  and is the son of musician Steve Earle. http://www.justintownesearle.com/

Track of the Day

11 Sep

Leonard Cohen’s’ ‘The Future’. Title track from the 1993 album for which Cohen won a Juno (CA) for best male vocalist.

World Suicide Prevention Day

10 Sep

10 tracks in honour of the work that the IASP (International Association for Suicide Prevention) do, in supporting anyone touched by this subject, and anyone who in which suicide has played a role in their lives.
The tracks are random in relevance.

1. Eels:  All The Beautiful Things

2. Bon Iver: Come Talk To Me (orig. Peter Gabriel)

3. Neil Young: Heart of Gold

4. Tribute to Don Cornelius: Soul Train Line Compilation… with The O Jays and Love Train among others.

5.  Dusty Springfield sings Burt Bacharach’s: The Look of Love

6. Elliot Smith: See You in Heaven

7. Nick Drake: Pink Moon

8. Daniel Johnston: Life in Vain

9. Nirvana: The Man Who Stole the World (orig. D.Bowie)

10. Wendy O Williams , The Plasmatics: Masterplan

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Track of the Day

9 Sep

Mary Stuart on this day, 1553, aged just nine months old, was crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling. To mark the occasion I’ve loaded Fredde Gredde’s version of Killer Queen by Queen. The work that the 25-year-old Swede put into this deserves a hats off. you made my day Fredde!    http://freddegredde.com/

Track of the Day

8 Sep

Neko Case celebrates her 42. birthday today. Amazing singer of the The New Pornographers, later successful solo artist with her album ‘Furnace Room Lullaby.’ Check anything of hers out, she also like dogs.

On This Day 1533

7 Sep

Elizabeth I, was born. Later when she could walk and talk – In order to suppress Catholicism, she had thousands of Catholics in England and Ireland murdered.  She also gave Mary, Queen of Scots refuge, then betrayed her, locked her up in the tower for nearly 19 years, then murdered her.
She encouraged piracy against Spanish ships and allowed the slave trade to thrive. Way-d-go Bessy!
This is for her.

Track of the Day

7 Sep

Today, White Columns; a non profit space primarily showcasing up-and-coming artists without their own backer/gallery, will open the ‘Design Office’ exhibition of musician Kim Gordon. http://www.whitecolumns.org/

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