The German kraut-rock (!?!) band CAN performing Little Star of Bethlehem with Malcolm Mooney on vocals. The year was 1969 but even in 2015 this music is ahead of its time...
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Dutch radio 1V broadcast from the VondelCS every Friday afternoon with music, interviews and more. Here is a live track from Stef Bos recorded in dec. 2014
Kintsukuroi (金繕い?)(Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum a method similar to the maki-etechnique. As a philosophy it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
The premiere of this 'Dance opera' was at the Oerol Festival 2014, in june, on the island Terschelling. We saw the performance at the music theatre in Enschede, oct. 15. A beautiful production where dance, music, poetry and theatre melt together.
Click on the picture below for a short music clip from the first theatre performance (Enschede, 15/10/2014) >>>
A long time ago the great american band Grateful Dead came to Europe and I decided to follow the group throughout Germany and England. This year I got the same kind of feeling when Shawn James and the Shapeshifters decided to come over and do a european tour. Ok, this time i only had a chance to see two gigs, but the feeling was somehow similar.
This band plays some freakin' good music. It's hard to describe this kind of music. Have you ever heard a violin player do a cover of Iron's Maiden "Number of the Beast", have you ever seen a guy playing a mandolin and drinking beer at the same time, and have you ever heard a voice before, that's a mixture of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and Edgar Broughton...
We will not forget these two concerts very soon. The music has a beautiful mix between the heavy songs and ballads, the lyrics are at times very personal and there's such a strong power in both voice and music. And the extra dimension comes from the frontman's bond with nature. It's coming back in the music, the lyrics, the covers, and in the YouTube video's.
Watch Shawn James and the Shapeshifters on their first european concert in the "Atak" club, Enschede, Netherlands. The sound was recorded with a Zoom Q2 recorder and the video was recorded with a Koday HD Playsport. With this kind of music it's hard to stand still, so excuses for the shaky images. Click the image below for the video (90 min.) >>>
Update 8/10/2014 The band did an acoustic show for Friesland radio >>>
Now that we have redecorated our living room it was time to get rid of the Ikea rose and ask a good friend of ours if he would make a painting inspired by the song "Coming back to life" of Pink Floyd (David Gilmour) or by "Dark Star" of the Grateful Dead. (click the painting for the music mix).
We are thrilled by the result. I think the colors and the theme of the painting represent most the song of Pink Floyd: dark, moody and mysterious but with a very present positive force which lead to new chances. Coming back to life. A new life.
It could be that the lyrics are written from a point of view of Syd Barret's, but that's just a guess. It's a song about betrayal, but even more about second chances, new opportunities. The music is very uplifting and the guitarsolo's are just incredible.
The combination of colors do reflect the mood of the psychedelic Dark Star, a 30 minute long improvisation by legendary american hippie band The Grateful Dead. The music of Dark Star is an exploration into deep space and a prime example of musicians jamming and improvising together and creating mind-expanding art...
about the painter Willem Grift
-Born in Scarborough (Canada) in 1958 and moved to Holland at a young age. Since then living in Barneveld (Holland). What started as a hobby has turned into a true passion! My works are quite different, sometimes classic abstract then again colorful and full of movement. I’m inspired by everyday things such as: politics, holidays, hectic of today’s society but also by music! I have had no education, i am self-taught. Nowadays my works are brightly colored and full of movement.
Long time go we went to Hedon, a youth society club in Zwolle, to see bands like Herman Brood, Vitesse, Gruppo Sportivo... Now we come to the new Hedon for the bands of today, featured during the "Let's get a little lost" festival.
Ásgeir live in Hedon (Zwolle, 5/4/2014)
Dýrð í dauðaþögn is the debut album by the Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir Trausti. The album was recorded in three or four months in the summer of 2012. Most of the original Icelandic lyrics were written by Ásgeir's father. The album became the best selling debut album ever in Iceland. In the Silence, an English language version of the album, is translated by the American musician John Grant. Only the vocal part is different from Dýrð í dauðaþögn.
I Am Oak - On Trees And Birds And Fire (Hedon, 5/4/2014)
In 2011, I Am Oak won the Dutch based 3VOOR12 Award for best album for their 2011 release, Oasem. In 2012, the band showcased at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas and performed three shows at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. 2012 also saw the release of the band's third full-length album entitled “Nowhere Or Tammensaari" on Snowstar Records The album was recorded in a house in a small town in Finland, the name of which translates to “oak island.”
The Delta Saints
The Delta Saints komen uit Nashville en beginnen aan hun Europese toer 2014.
De groep is bijna een hippe, jonge versie van bands als The Allman Brothers en The Black Crowes. Sinds het debuutalbum in 2011 uitkwam gaat het The Saints alleen maar voor de wind en de schare aanhangers groeit. Uitvalbasis van The Delta Saints is country-hoofdstad Nashville, maar de culturele en muzikale roots van dit vijftal liggen – zoals hun naam al verraadt – in Louisiana en de Mississippi Delta. Verwacht dus maar een flinke scheut gespierde delta blues, southern soul en rootsrock met furieuze harmonicalijnen en geladen vocalen!
In 1990 werd Bombino door het geweld in thuisland Niger gedwongen te vluchten naar Algerije. Aldaar leert hij gitaar spelen en vergaart langzaam bekendheid als een geniaal gitarist, bevlogen songwriter en imponerend mens. Zijn uitgesponnen nummers en improvisaties verenigen het beste van Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker en Santana, maar worden door Bombino’s achtergrond van een diepere dimensie voorzien. Bombino creëert live het pulserende geluid van de overlevers van Sahara en Sahel. Of zoals het Franse muziekvakblad Les Inrockuptibles omschrijft: 'The singer and guitarist Bombino emerges from the dunes of the Sahara with his desert folk dancing in the flames. Absolutely magical.’update: here's the first video of the Bombino concert, shot with a Kodak PlaySport cam and a Zoom Audio H2 audiorecorder:
Spotlight on the backing singers
Three videoclips where the backing singers play a major role. First place is for Elvis Presley who is surprised to hear the backing singers take over his song...
Second is brasilian singer Gabriel o Pensador. As soon as he steps back the background singers take charge. And wow, what a voice !
Third clip is from my favorite KrautRock band Ashra Tempel. The vocals of Rosi reminds me of Nico, but it's the backing vocal (and guitar) of Manuel Gotsching that's giving the song an extra dimension.and this one is from the movie "20 feet from stardom"
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Jacques Dutronc - Jacques Dutronc (Ank)
Nina Hagen - Nina Hagen Band (Jet)
Johnny Hallyday - Johnny Hallyday Story 2 (Ank)
Tim Hardin – Tim Hardin 1 (Erik, Casper en Kabouter)
Eind januari is het startschot gegeven voor de nieuwe theatertour van Frank Boeijen. De theateravond speelt zich af rondom het nieuwe album "Een vermoeden van licht". Deze (gedeeltelijke) registratie is opgenomen in het ZinIn theater te Nijverdal op 13 maart 2014.
Frank Boeijen is tijdens de tour omringd door multi-instrumentalisten Ton Snijders en Rens van der Zalm, waarmee een muzikale en hechte eenheid op het podium ontstaat. Klik op de foto hieronder voor de link met de 40 min. video.
Stratton Oakmont, Theodore Shapiro. Opening score music.
Dust My Broom, Elmore James. Jordan narrates his life at the start of the movie. He talks about his white Ferrari and his model wife.
Dust My Blues, Elmore James. Song as Jordan is trying to land his helicopter while high at the start of the movie.
Spoonful, Howlin' Wolf. Jordan talks about all the the drugs he uses.
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Cannonball Adderley. Jordan arrives at Wall Street on his first day.
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Ian Dury & The Blockheads. Jordan is at the strip club doing cocaine after 6 months on wall street.
Bang! Bang!, Joe Cuba. Jordan sells his first penny stock, he meets Donnie at the diner.
Tear It Down, Clyde McCoy. Jordan and Donnie smoke crack.
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), Billy Joel. Jordan brings together his sale friends to introduce them to his brokerage idea.
Surrey With the Fringe On Top, Ahmad Jamal Trio. Jordan buys his wife a diamond necklace.
Road Runner, Bo Diddley. Stratton Oakfield start expanding and selling penny stocks to rich people.
Stars and Stripes Forever, John Philip Sousa. The marching band and strippers parade through Stratton Oakfield to celebrate their week.
Smokestack Lightning, Howlin' Wolf. They all celebrate their end of week profits. They roll around with strippers as the DEA starts to investigate their firm.
Double Dutch, Malcolm McLaren. After the Forbes article, hundreds of kids rock up trying to get a job with them. Jordan also hires the enforcer, Mad Max.
Cloudburst, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Jordan talks about the different types of hookers the office use.
Insane In the Brain, Cypress Hill. First song at Jordans huge house party.
King Arthur, Act 3: What Power Art Thou, The Monteverdi Choir. Donnie is high on Quaaludes at the party. Slow motion shot as he leans over Jordans shoulder as they play beer pong.
Never Say Never, Romeo Void. Naomi arrives at Jordan's party and they are introduced for the first time.
There Is No Greater Love, Ahmad Jamal Trio. Jordan and Naomi have dinner together.
Boom Boom, John Lee Hooker. Noami tells Jordan they're not going to be friends. They drive home together after their dinner.
C'est Si Bon, Eartha Kitt. Jordan is doing cocaine off of Naomi in the limo before his wife catches him.
Give Me Luv, Alcatraz. Noami walks in on the gay orgy in her house.
Uncontrollable Urge, Devo. Jordan describes how a rat hole works as they play golf. The SEC visits.
Moonlight In Vermont, Ahmad Jamal Trio. Jordan asks Naomi to marry him.
Pretty Thing, Bo Diddley. Jordans bachelor party at the mirage and continues onto the plane. Again at his wedding as they dance.
In the Bush, Musique. Second song on the plane as they have sex with hookers and do drugs.
Can't Help Falling In Love, Elvis Presley. A version of this song can be heard at the wedding reception on the beach.
Goldfinger, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Live song at the wedding.
Baby Got Back, Sir Mix-A-Lot. Dancing to this song at the wedding.
Everlong, Foo Fighters. After Jordan buys Naomi a yacht for her wedding present.
Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Calling You, Jimmy Castor. Song after Jordans speech to his brokers, they start selling Steve Maddens stock.
Sloop John B, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes. Jordan kicks the agents of his boat. He talks about taking drugs so he can make the flight to Switzerland.
Boom Boom Boom, The Outhere Brothers. Jordan is dancing at a club during the drool phase of taking his ludes.
I Need You Baby (Mona), Bo Diddley. Jordan goes to his aunt to ask if he can use her name for a swiss bank account.
Meth Lab Zoso Sticker, 7Horse. They strap their cash to the Swiss hooker. They start smuggling the cash into Switzerland.
One Step Beyond, Inspector 7. Stratton Oakmont start getting subpoenas. Donnie pisses on them.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Charles Mingus. Jordan and Donnie go to Italy. They get a phone call informing them Steve Madden is unloading shares.
Gloria, Umberto Tozzi. They are rescued from sea and dance with the Italians.
Ça plane pour moi, Plastic Bertrand. Jordan is arrested by the FBI.
Mrs. Robinson, The Lemonheads. The FBI makes arrest in the entire company.
Cast Your Fate To the Wind, Allen Toussaint. First song during end credits.
The Money Chant ,Robbie Robertson ft. Matthew McConaughey. Second song during end credits.
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Lucifer - House for sale
Marvin Gaye - When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving you
Burt Bacharach / Elvis Costello - This house is empty now / God give me strength
The music remains as popular as ever. Founding member Andy Powell, Muddy Manninen, Bob Skeat and Joe Crabtree will perform the entire Live Dates double album as part of their set in Holland on
January 16th - Patronaat - Haarlem January 17th - Boerderij -Zoetermeer January 18th - DePul - Uden January 19th - Burgerweeshuis - Deventer
It was in Bretagne, France, when I first heard of the music of Fela Ransome Kuti. I bought the album Zombie, pure for the nice cover and the cheap price. Never heard of the man before and can' t remember where we bought the albums, i believe it was at a store or market in Concarneau.
The chef of the cafe/bar at Foret Fouesnant was kind enough to play our records in the bar. This record, along with Roy Buchanon's You're not alone and Harmonum's Cinq Saisons left an unforgettable impression since then...
But remember, these were vinyl albums. There were no cell-phones, internet or any other social media. Just the music and the record cover.
Then, by coincidence, i saw in the tv magazine that there was a german NDR broadcast with Fela Anikulapo Kuti and his band. After a first mind blowing musical experience in a bar in Bretagne, this was a great follow up. It was 1978 and for the first time i saw Fela live in action and i was blown away with his music, his performance, his big band, and the lady dancers!
In hindsight, i think the germans did a great job of bringing such a big band to Berlin and broadcasting the concert live to Germany, Nigeria, and Holland. Sound quality and video recording are perfect, and that in the year of 1978 !
Tom Odell's big breakthrough in the Netherlands was the success of the hit "Another Love". He played at the big open air festival Pinkpop but the only clubconcert this year was in De Oosterpoort, Groningen. The Chichester-born, British singer/songwriter performed well with a nice mix of passion-songs. For live footage of the concert, low-fi shot by Janneke (iPhone) and myself (Zoom Q2), click on the photo below...
Grow Old With Me
(The Beatles cover)
Till I Lost
Supposed to Be
Gone at last
See If I Care
I Just Want to Make Love to You
(Etta James cover)
In the early seventies there were two places where my friends and I could score some pot. In Arnhem we went to te Noppensteeg and in Utrecht, aan de Oudegracht met Geertebrug, we visited the Sarasani cellar. It was in the days before coffeshops even existed. Especially the 'werfkelder' in Utrecht was a favorite of us. The cellar used to be a storage cellar for the Sarasani Circus but the place was sold to Holly Hasenbos in 1968.
The place was magic. Bert and I would walk along the Oude Gracht and at some point took the stairs down to the channel. When we entered the cellar we pass along some live snakes, the lights changed into blue light, there was always good music and a very relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of different choices and a friendly owner who helped us choose the best shit of that day. I remember he had very strong arms, just as thick as the mighty pythons at the entrance. After the buy we sat down on the couch back in the cellar, took our chilms and enjoyed the chitral, khandar, zero zero, red Lebanon, maroc or wiet, enjoying the music and good apmosphere. Really mind-expanding times. Remember; these were the days where Koos Zwart did his weekly price update of stuff every Saturday on national VARA radio!
Unfortunately the story has a sad ending. The owner, Holly Hasenbos, was at least ten times arrested by the police and every time he managed to come back and open the beatclub again. At the time I had no idea but the terrarium with snakes was used as a storage place for his stuff. Without knowing it Holly was a forerunner of the modern coffeshop-rules that are present today. But the constant runs on his club changed him from a very relaxed person to a man living under constant pressure. In 1984 he was driving in his red MG through the city of Utrecht and was halted by the police for a defect backlight. It isn't exactly clear what happened then. Apparently a stressed and paranoid Hasenbos draw a gun and police shot him dead on the spot...
It wasn't the end of the Sarasani club yet. A familymember took over and ran the club until 2007. That year the mayor closed the club becaused they had selled a ten kilo deal to a german customer. That marked the end of a special place, Holland's first beatcellar where bands like Q65, Golden Earring and Cuby & Blizzards have played. As a coffeeshop it was well known, not only by the dutch but also by Italians, Germans, French, English and Americans. The end of a monument.