Monday 28 May 2007

Take me to the River

It's 10 years since the death of Jeff Buckley, I was reminded today. Where does the time go? Who knows what music he would have created in those 10 years to match 'Grace'. There have been many inferior releases since his passing, but this live recording from l'Olympia in Paris just shows the wonderful artist he was. Just give it a listen. That's all I ask.

Sunday 20 May 2007

Bedtime Story

This book was sitting on my shelf gathering dust for to long. Then I heard the Coen Brothers were making a film of it. Nothing can destroy a good novel better than a bad movie adaptation, especially on the Coen Brother recent output. The novel is chilling, meditative and a damn fine read. The film has just premiered at Cannes to rave reviews.

Hey Don't Falter!

Even in the depths of winter; this track can bring a little sunshine into your life. In the summertime Mint Royale's - Don't Falter makes the day even brighter. The optimism from this song is infectious and it lasts longer then the four minutes or so the track plays. It also features the delicious voice of Lauren Laverne.

Monday 14 May 2007

Smash and Grab

Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band
Y's is a fantastic album, but the tracks lose there lustre on listening to the complete album repeatedly. There are so many elongated song, that I lose track of which song is which. But all is not lost, Ms. Newsom has brought out an EP with this gem of a track 'Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie'

Looks like she's going back to smash and grab again.

Sunday 13 May 2007

Songs can be written about anything!

Eric Matthews is one of those musician/songwriters who never gets the acclaim he deserves. He writes wonderful pop songs and this one about changing hair colour is a peach and all of two minutes.