Monday, March 11, 2013

Dear readers!

It's been a while and I'm now on to a lot of new projects that occupy a lot of my time. For example I run a new webshop called  I sell branded razors and blades like Gillette Fusion and Gillette Venus.

Hopefully I will soon have time to write some new posts regarding my special interest in music from the 60's and 70's.

See you soon!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Richard Wright

Today, it's one week ago Richard Wright died. I must say the news hit me quite bad. Even though he wasn't seen as one of the front figures of Pink Floyd he's still a musician that I've really admired.

As a tribute, here is one of my favourite songs of Pink Floyd, and it's written by Richard Wright himself.

A Great Gig In The Sky - Pink Floyd

BBC NEWS - "Floyd founder Wright dies at 65"

Ray Charles Sings Yesterday!

I listened to this clip today and thought it was worth sharing. It's a cover on The Beatles' song "Yesterday". performed by Ray Charles.

Yesterday (Live) - Ray Charles

YouTube info:
The concert film Ray Charles: Soul of the Holy Land August 1973 documents the legendary performer's historic Tel Aviv concert and includes footage of him visiting some of the most renowned religious sites in the world. The 17-song set list includes many beloved hits including a cover of the Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road," "Let the Good Times Roll," "I Can't Stop Loving You," and "Yesterday."

The reason why I found this clip was that it was presented as #3 of best covers on "Yesterday" at this website. Maybe you can find some more good covers if you check it out!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The John Butler Trio

My first contact with John Butler was two years ago when I listened to his instrumental song "Ocean", on YouTube. It's a amazing song and I must say I was really impressed. His guitar skills are brilliant and I'd never before heard that kind of sound.

Ocean - John Butler

This summer I visited Cambridge, and by a coincidence i ran into a copy of The John Butler Trio's latest CD "Grand National". I didn't listen to it until i came home but since then it feels like it has been running through my speakers constantly. Except for a great guitarist and a special sound, the music aren't anything like "Ocean" but It's still amazing!
The CD contains 13 tracks and in my opinion, all of them are great. This is a CD everyone have to listen to. Myself, I'm on my way to get their other releases and If they're just half as good as Grand National is I'll still be happy.

Here're some samples!

Caroline (Live) - The John Butler Trio

Better Than - The John Butler Trio

The John Butler Trio are an eclectic roots/jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. Two of the band's albums, Three (2001) and Living 2001-2002 (2003), have gone platinum in Australia and reached the top ten of the Australian album charts in those years. The 2004 album Sunrise Over Sea debuted at number one on the Australian charts on March 15, 2004 reaching gold record status in its first week on sale. Their next and latest release, entitled Grand National, was released on March 27, 2007. The band's releases are marketed independently by Jarrah Records which John Butler co-owns with West Australian folk band the Waifs.

The band won an ARIA award for "Best Independent Release" for Three in 2001 and again for Grand National in 2007 and has been nominated for three others. Three was released in the U.S. in 2002 and the John Butler Trio toured the U.S. in that year supporting the Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer.

I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ballad In Plain D

I've been listening to Another Side Of Bob Dylan this weekend. I managed to fall in love with one song.

Ballad In Plain D - Bob Dylan

The song deals with hi recent break-up with Suze Rotolo and her sister. I think the song is fantastic, even though Dylan once said, refering to the song: "I look back at that particular one and say...maybe I could have left that alone."


I once loved a girl, her skin it was bronze.
With the innocence of a lamb, she was gentle like a fawn.
I courted her proudly but now she is gone,
Gone as the season shes taken.

Through young summers breeze, I stole her away
From her mother and sister, though close did they stay.
Each one of them suffering from the failures of their day,
With strings of guilt they tried hard to guide us.

Of the two sisters, I loved the young.
With sensitive instincts, she was the creative one.
The constant scapegoat, she was easily undone
By the jealousy of others around her.

For her parasite sister, I had no respect,
Bound by her boredom, her pride to protect.
Countless visions of the other shed reflect
As a crutch for her scenes and her society.

Myself, for what I did, I cannot be excused,
The changes I was going through cant even be used,
For the lies that I told her in hopes not to lose
The could-be dream-lover of my lifetime.

With unknown consciousness, I possessed in my grip
A magnificent mantelpiece, though its heart being chipped,
Noticing not that Id already slipped
To a sin of loves false security.

From silhouetted anger to manufactured peace,
Answers of emptiness, voice vacancies,
Till the tombstones of damage read me no questions but, please,
Whats wrong and whats exactly the matter?

And so it did happen like it could have been foreseen,
The timeless explosion of fantasys dream.
At the peak of the night, the king and the queen
Tumbled all down into pieces.

The tragic figure! her sister did shout,
Leave her alone, God damn you, get out!
And I in my armor, turning about
And nailing her to the ruins of her pettiness.

Beneath a bare light bulb the plaster did pound
Her sister and I in a screaming battleground.
And she in between, the victim of sound,
Soon shattered as a child neath her shadows.

All is gone, all is gone, admit it, take flight.
I gagged twice, doubled, tears blinding my sight.
My mind it was mangled, I ran into the night
Leaving all of loves ashes behind me.

The wind knocks my window, the room it is wet.
The words to say Im sorry, I havent found yet.
I think of her often and hope whoever shes met
Will be fully aware of how precious she is.

Ah, my friends from the prison, they ask unto me,
How good, how good does it feel to be free?
And I answer them most mysteriously,
Are birds free from the chains of the skyway?