domingo, novembro 23, 2008


Finally, I’m able to send out of sign of live again. It’s about time. I’ve been busy and abroad. Next week I’m out of the country again for a short trip to Italy. This time a private holiday. I really need it. Maybe I can get my hands on some italo disco. Who knows.

When there’s a lot of wind I often wonder where the wind would take me if I was just a leave. Probably somewhere in the gutter :)

Not only my mind keeps wondering off. The wind has brought winter, and the first snow in ages. At the same time it seems like everybody around me is or has been wandering off to distant shores. A friend of mine just came back from a long trip to Israel and Jordan, another one is also leaving next week for a long trip to Capo Verde, an yet another half-nomadic friend is killing time in the south of Spain looking for a job and adventure. I’ve just been talking to a new friend, a deer colleague of mine, who’s brother lives and works in Africa, about both doing something similar.

I’ve got a lot of new music as well but because I always work according to the system ‘last in last out’, a lot of it never makes it to these pages. Like for instance a great compilation of Manu Dibango called 1962… Voyage Anthologique and all three Brownswood Bubblers by Gilles Peterson. I made a quick selection of what has been lying around for a while but still gets airplay on my various means of audioplayin'.

Jamie Woon – Wayfaring Stranger
Grand Union – Wonderful world
Jukes – Something Important
Noir Désir – Le Vent Nous Portera
Loch Lomond – Blue Lead Fence the file was broken so I repaired it
Chad Vangaalen – Willow Tree
Elbow – On A Day Like This
Our Broken Garden – Watermark
Gritos De Guerra – Arrinconamela (Flamenco Soufi music from the film Vengo)
Hurtmold – Telê
Gang Gang Dance – Desert Storm
Alexander Robotnick – C'est La Vie 1987
Spirit Catcher – Voo Doo Knight
John Dahlbëck – Pyramid
Chaim – Carolin
Namito – City Of Gods
Reclick – Agrofunk
The Aggrolites – Pop My Trunk
Alton Ellis – What Does It Take To Win Your For Me
Di Melo – Má-lida

Manu Dibango – Dikalo
Manu Dibango – Lily
Manu Dibango – Wachi Wara
Manu Dibango – Hibiscus
Manu Dibango – O Boso
Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa
Manu Dibango – Big Blow
Manu Dibango – Sun Explosion
Manu Dibango – Qui Est Fou De Qui

Andrea True Connection – More, More, More
Colonel Red – Blue Eye Black
Boomclap Bachelors – Combiner
Middlewood Sessions – Fallback

quinta-feira, novembro 06, 2008

Knock, Knock! Who's there...

There's a new party concept in Apetown called Fingerspitzengefühl which seems to be right up my alley! Below 125 BPM and the opening night on the 14th of November will feature... an italo tribute with a German name in Belgium.
3 Cheers for Ze United Colors of America

1 down, 9 zillion problems to go...

Private Life

Obama Over The Rainbow
Clare & The Reasons must have done a lot of singing...
Fat Man In The Bathtub
GOP down the drain...
I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You) (Larry Levan Right On Time Edit)
Nobody's perfect...

terça-feira, novembro 04, 2008

Oh yes, by the way for the yankees out there. The following...

segunda-feira, novembro 03, 2008

Incan Songbird

One of the greatest voices of our time and indeed of any time, has past away. Yma Sumac died last Saturday. I knew she wasn't that young anymore but it's still a not so pleasant suprise.

"A voice as powerfull as an earthquakes and as soft as a bird song"
My personel favourites Tumpa (Earthquake) and Chuncho,... not exactly lounge.

One woman, many voices. You have to watch the 5 following videos to notice the different voices and the 4 and a half octave range she had, from the lower (the first videos) to the higher (the last videos) notes she could perform.