Did you check the video above? Good.
“Little Wing” is not on the album, but how could I not add that clip to this post, right?
I honestly forgot about the new Hendrix album, until a curly Angel emailed me to ask me if I’d like to have it.
I’m not that knowledgeable about Hendrix. Hell, I still have to look up how his name is spelled. What I do know is that he looks like he could be Wiz Khalifa’s father, that he did some crazy ish, but most importantly his sound. You hear a Hendrix song, and you immediately go “That’s Jimmy! Or is it Jimmi? No? Ah, Jimi.”
“People, Hell and Angels” is a great album. It is pure musical enjoyment from beginning to end. Nothing crazy, but good rock music, and all Jimi.
The booklet that comes with the cd contains, next to some pictures, a little background about each track. I may have been listening to the album on Rdio, because I couldn’t import it on my laptop (It was on the fritz.), but I’m glad I got a physical copy as well, thanks to the good People at Sony Music Belgium.
I recommend you get the album and listen (and read!) for yourself.
Remember this guy?
He’s got a new album out. It’s great. Cop that shit! … Or listen to it on your favourite streaming service. Mine for the moment is Rdio. Great app, web - desktop - mobile. No competition. Anyhooo…
Cardboard Castles is the name Watsky’s latest and it’s a beauty. It’s real, funny, emotional and very skillful both lyrically and musically. The skits with the little girl are pretty funny too. And he even got Kate Nash to do vocals on one of the tracks:
See the sun is shining
But you are not smiling
And I don’t know why…
Last weekend I got a message from my brother-in-law: “If you’re interested, we have a ticket left for Muse in Hamburg. We leave around 1 p.m. and we’ll be back around 6 a.m.” - I’m in!
If you’re planning to go see their current tour: SPOILER ALERT! Seriously, let yourself be surprised.
There. I’ve done my duty.
Deap Vally began our evening of entertainment. I had never heard of this band, but a lady plays the drums so I was immediately sold. Soft spot! (Although a drummer with a good sitting posture looks weird.) Other than their cover of “I Put A Spel On You”, I actually liked the cut of their musical jib. Here’s a little taste: (Yes, they also were wearing shorts like that on stage.)
This opening act only played a short half hour. What we experienced afterwards was [SPOILER ALERT] out of this world.
Muse gave us one big audiovisual spectacle. These guys played an amazing concert. I recorded one song “Liquid State” where the bass player took the front stage: (Again, if you’re going to see them, don’t watch the video. Let them surprise you live.)
The more than 5 hour drive to Hamburg and the 5 hour drive back was absolutely worth it.
Kanye West went on an other Twitter rant. This time about the words ‘bitch’ and ‘nigga’. I didn’t follow it, as I don’t follow @kanyewest, but I can only assume that comedian @robdelaney had the best reply:
.@kanyewest Gender-specificity of “bitch” is what bums me out.Makes women sound disposable, or like bling.”Nigga” can still connote respect.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 2, 2012
I did a quick run-through search on Spotify and composed a small playlist of some of my favorite Busta tracks.
Do you have a must hear Busta record or feature? Feel free to add them to the playlist.
D’Angelo has been one of my favorite artists for a long time and he still is. I’m glad he’s back.
His albums are great, but the live performances are on a whole other level. This tweet of mine actually expresses my thoughts on the entire concert:
We got graced with epic ‘Shit Damn Motherfucker’ performance. So freakin happy I got to experience that live.— Christophe Gassesmet (@gammet) July 14, 2012
I had seen many clips online. If I had a bucket list, going to a live D’Angelo performance would be on that list. So *check*!
Instagrammed by me (iPhone 4, zoom, Diptic)
Thank you D for your music and your passion! Welcome back!
I went to see Metallica at Werchter Boutique yesterday. All I can say is that these guys went, and they went hard! Their epic intro. Awesome kick-off. A very satisfying middle. A ‘fuck yeah’ ending and encore.
I got to see a lot of bare backs and beer-bellies. Not all male might I add. Tattoo overload. Ugly ones.
Also saw a guy, two actually, climb a tent and moon the crowd. I hate those guys. Why don’t women do that?
Oh, and hey, James, buddy. You talked about how we were a Metallica “family”. And you’re right. There was more than one drunken uncle though. Definitely one asshole of a cousin. The slutty niece. And plenty of troublemakers. And they all don’t give a shit about the rest. Yay family! \o/
It did feel like a family gathering. What were all those little kids doing there? Besides those who picked up plastic cups.
A guy lost his glasses in a moshpit. Serves him right. Eeediot.
After the concert, as we were driving out of the parking lot, we saw a guy fall down a brook. Twice. A hilarious sight.
This was my second Metallica concert. I enjoyed it plenty!
I heard of this band called Shadows On Stars not so long ago.
I don’t know how to exactly describe their self-titled debut album. It has a somewhat Miike Snow meets The Ting Tings kind of feel. The pop/rock elements mixed with electric sounds and a soulish voice make it a pleasant listen.
Let me know what you think!