even though temperature wise spring is still not here, the sun has been shining almost every day. And what better way to celebrate sunshine than with some good music!
My father gave me these records a few years ago (he only listens to CD’s now). They are all original, meaning that he bought them when they came out, back in the late sixties. A week after I took them home, a fire broke out in our house. Luckily, most records survived from the flames. Besides listening to them, I also like to look at them, because of the great graphic designs.
last week was the week of David Bowie. On his 66th birthday he surprised the world by releasing his new single from his upcoming album The Next Day, which is scheduled for release in March 2013.
In that same month the V&A museum in London will open their exhibition dedicated to the man himself.
To prepare for both, enjoy this documentary on Bowie’s most famous alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.
my father is the one to be credited with instilling a love for sixties music in me. The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Mamas and the Papas, Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield, you name it I love it. I also love the obscure, the one-hit-wonders and the wall of sound.
If you share my love for the sixties I recommend you look out for a book that will satisfy your hunger for more knowledge on this period: Lillian Roxon’s Rock Encyclopedia. It was written in 1969 and it gives a beautiful and funny insight into how people in the sixties looked at what was happening musically in that same period. From all the bands and artists, to acid and death rock, but also new phenomenons like groupies (check out my photos: Roxon calls female musicians groupies of the worst kind!) and rock managers. All is explained in this wonderful book.
photos my own
saw Solange performing this song on Jimmy Fallon’s show the other day and at first I didn’t know what to think about it. But the song stuck to me and after listening to it a few times I got the bright idea to check if she made a video for this song and she did. In it she shows us even quirkier dance moves than on Jimmy Fallon. Oh, and better clashing prints.
get into the Christmas spirit with a selection of my favorite artists singing a song together by Skip Spence. This song was recorded as part of Beck’s Record Club where he invites artists to re-record an album in a day.
for more Record Club recordings click here
heard this song once, liked it, forgot all about it and the rediscovered it the other day through gnarlitude.com. Lou Doillon singing I.C.U.
black cab sessions. Great musicians in the back of a cab. Singing. That’s it really, but great in all its simplicity. The selection of artists is not bad either..