måndag 8 november 2010

>>Dennis Parker & Todd Terje

First: Original version with Dennis Parker - one of the most funny videos I’ve seen. Sad story in real life though. He was also known as a porn star under the name Wade Nicols. Born in 1955, unfortunately he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1984 and committed suicide in 1985. Parker had one album, on Casablanca, produced by Jacques Morali, released in 1978. Noted songs were "Like an Eagle" and I’m A Dancer".

And here is Todd Terjes Re-Edit version.

söndag 24 oktober 2010

>>Fox The Fox

Typical Italo-inspired one hit wonder with Dutch group Fox The Fox. I have played "Precious Little Diamond" (1989) many times as the last song of the evening or as a warm up in places suitable. I have never seen any clip, video or pictures until now but after noticing the karate kick on the cymbal in the middle of the song and seen their haircuts I love this tune even more.

onsdag 20 oktober 2010

>>General Johnson "Chairman Of The Board" - R.I.P

General Johnson, lead singer for Chairmen of the Board, died on October 13 due to complications of lung cancer. He was sixty-nine. Below you can listen to the first single and my favorite: "Men are getting scarse". Brilliant! There is also a cover version which was a huge commercial hit sung by Angela Clemmons in 1982. This version is kind of tacky but she is an amazing singer.

Give Me Just a Little More Time" is the debut single for Chairmen of the Board, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music) through Capitol Records on HollandDozierHolland's Invictus Records label. The song was written and produced by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr., and Ron Dunbar. Because of then still pending lawsuit against Holland-Dozier-Holland from their former employers, Motown, the trio credited themselves with the pseudonym "Edythe Wayne" for this song and many other early Invictus/Hot Wax releases.

"Give Me Just a Little More Time" features Chairmen of the Board lead singer General Johnson as the narrator, begging a lover who rejected him to reconsider and give him "just a little more time". The song was very similar to a Motown recording in more ways than one. Not only was it written and produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland, but the instrumental track was performed by members of The Funk Brothers, Motown's in-house band. The Funk Brothers who played on "Give Me Just A Little More Time" include: * Bass: Bob Babbitt * Guitarists: Dennis Coffey, Eddie Willis, and Ray Monette * Keyboards: Johnny Griffith * Drums: Richard 'Pistol' Allen * Percussion: Jack Ashford

"Give Me Just a Little More Time", backed with "Since the Days of Pigtails", peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making it the best-performing of the Chairmen's singles, and the first of the Chairmen's four Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 pop hits. The single also peaked at number-eight on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. The first Chairmen of the Board LP, a self-titled release, included the single; after the single's success, the Chairmen of the Board album was reissued as Give Me Just a Little More Time. In 1982, Angela Clemmons released a popular dance version of "Give Me Just a Little More Time".

(Most of the text from Youtube)

måndag 20 september 2010

>>The psychedelic surrealism of Mati Klarwein

Mati Klarwein, an artist whose work has been used on a number of epoch-defining rock and jazz records of the 70s and beyond.

Klarwein is one of those artists you’re already familiar with if you have an interest in music — you may just not be aware that you are. One of his best-known covers was for what’s commonly thought of as Santana’s best album, Abraxas (1970). The picture is called ‘Annunciation,’ and by his own description, it was his first after his “New York awakening” in 1961.

Mati Klarwein - Annunciation

Another important cover art painting was for Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew. This psychedelic, ‘fantastic realist’ masterpiece is particularly striking because of how modern it looks — almost like it’s been digitally rendered. Many of Klarwein’s paintings have this quality. It comes out in the sheen of the skin of his subjects, in the carefully rendered, almost Baroque nudes that grace many of his fantasies.

Mati Klarwein - Bitches Brew

After the successes with Bitches Brew and Abraxas, Klarwein worked on a cover paining for a new Jimi Hendrix record with Gil Evans. Unfortunately, this project was never completed, but the painting exists and is striking in the same style as the ones above (the equestrian marauders are both bizarre and amusing — and what exactly is it that’s attacking Jimi’s face like that? Has his afro gone rogue?):

Mati Klarwein - Jimi Hendrix

The cover art for Miles Davis’ Live-Evil double album (‘Live’ was the front and ‘Evil’ the back cover) followed in 1972, striking in its contrast of Afrocentric fertility imagery with “J. Edgar Hoover as a toad in drag” The toad in drag, strangely, also looks a lot like a newly invented Hindu god, with its carefully coiffed hair and muscular limbs.

Mati Klarwein - Live

Mati Klarwein - Evil

Text from: http://www.teabowl.net

söndag 18 juli 2010

>>Most Of The Time

Most of the time
I'm clear focused all around,
Most of the time
I can keep both feet on the ground,
I can follow the path, I can read the signs,
Stay right with it, when the road unwinds,
I can handle whatever I stumble upon,
I don't even notice she's gone,
Most of the time.

Most of the time
It's well understood,
Most of the time
I wouldn't change it if I could,
I can't make it all match up, I can hold my own,
I can deal with the situation right down to the bone,
I can survive, I can endure
And I don't even think about her
Most of the time.

Most of the time
My head is on straight,
Most of the time
I'm strong enough not to hate.
I don't build up illusion 'till it makes me sick,
I ain't afraid of confusion no matter how thick
I can smile in the face of mankind.
Don't even remember what her lips felt like on mine
Most of the time.

Most of the time
She ain't even in my mind,
I wouldn't know her if I saw her
She's that far behind.
Most of the time
I can't even be sure
If she was ever with me
Or if I was with her.

Most of the time
I'm halfway content,
Most of the time
I know exactly where I went,
I don't cheat on myself, I don't run and hide,
Hide from the feelings, that are buried inside,
I don't compromised and I don't pretend,
I don't even care if I ever see her again
Most of the time.

Bob Dylan 1989

söndag 11 juli 2010

>>Thinking of you

The light in this place is really bad
Like being at the bottom of a stream
Any minute now
I’m expecting to wake up from a dream

Means so much, the softest touch
By the grave of some child, who neither wept or smiled
I pondered my faith in the rain
I’ve been dreamin’ of you, that’s all I do
And it’s driving me insane

Somewhere dawn is breaking
Light is streaking ‘cross the floor
Church bells are ringing
I wonder who they’re ringing for

Travel under any star
You’ll see me wherever you are
The shadowy past is awake and so vast
I’m sleeping in the palace of pain
I’ve been dreamin’ of you, that’s all I do
But it’s driving me insane

Maybe they’ll get me, maybe they won’t
But whatever it won’t be tonight
I wish your hand was in mine right now
We could go where the moon is white

For years they had me locked in a cage
Then they threw me onto the stage
Some things just last longer than you thought they would
And they never, ever explain
I’ve been dreamin’ of you, that’s all I do
And it’s driving me insane

Well, I eat when I’m hungry, drink when I’m dry
Live my life on the square
Even if the flesh falls off my face
It won’t matter, long as you’re there

Feel like a ghost in love
Underneath the heavens above
Feel further away than I ever did before
Feel further than I can take
Dreamin’ of you is all I do
But it’s driving me insane

Everything in the way is so shiny today
A queer and unusual fall
Spirals of golden haze, here and there in a blaze
Like beams of light in the storm

Maybe you were here and maybe you weren’t
Maybe you touched somebody and got burnt
The silent sun has got me on the run
Burning a hole in my brain
I’m dreamin’ of you, that’s all I do
But it’s driving me insane

*Bob dylan


Housin‘ authority meets jazz

Motorcitysoul is the deephouse production-joint from Matthias Vogt (re:jazz, infracom records) and C-rock. the project is named after the german motorcity (ruesselsheim, frankfurt, the opel headquarter).

this is the amazing Hatohay (Manuel Tur & Dplay Remix)

lördag 12 juni 2010

>>Crosby, Stills & Nash

I´ve always liked Neil Young but always thought that CSN is better without him. This supergroup (that works) was started by David Crosby from The Byrds, Stephen Stills from Buffalo Springfield and Graham Nash from The Hollies in the late 60s.

Thank you Sebastian for reminding me about them. I havent listen to them for a long time.

Here is Long Time Gone with beautiful footage of the Woodstock area built up in the backgound.

>>Switch to English

Ok my friends. Its time to switch to English. I know I should do it in Spanish to but not right now...

fredag 23 april 2010

tisdag 6 april 2010

>> Magisk funk

Detta är bara så sjukt bra. Från "Reality" 1974. Alla spår är fantastiska!