Friday, February 23, 2007

american dark

Watching American idol right now..glad that Simon cowell is on board, keeps it real. He has just said that a contestant sounds 'like a theme park performer'. Some people have tried 5 times to get to this stage the Hollywood bit, incredible, a bit like sly stone who kept punting his stuff at Hollywood and eventually made it.However it hasnt anything on this kind of stuff.... I seem to be listening to lots of klezmer music although I passed on the klezmatics...I prefer my klezmer darker, more eastern European....I am off to Budapest in April and hope to catch some local music and who knows it may even be that fantastic mix of sweet and sorrow.

here is a great track that i have been listening to , even on the way to the dentist this morning when the sun was shining and i was striding along through the park. This was just enjoy this magic.

Friday, February 16, 2007

indie horses

What a year already, Robbie in rehab, Pete kicking a radio one reporter and Take That winning best single of the year...aye it is a rollercoaster already, oh I almost forgot The Police are also reforming...anyway despite the new lads and lassies on the block winning the brits Oasis are still up there with the best. I don't have a lot of indie bands in my CD collection but I do have all of theirs. I have been listening to a lot of good ol' boy country these past few weeks, Toby 'beer for my horses' Keith and Brad 'gone fishin' Paisley. Must be the hooks and big choruses.

Here is one that has been hitting the speakers this morning Ryan Adams who seems to always be writing and performing. A fan's dream. Here he is live at the Mercury Lounge 1998

Ryan Adams Clear My Head Mp3