Thursday, 30 December 2010

My choice for 2010 year's song...

This wasn't a great year in all issues including music. I know there's missing lots of good music not edited yet from CocoRosie or P J Harvey... But anyway the choice for the best music wasn't easy and wouldn't be easy. Comparing per example to last year when we had some genious works and a masterpiece from Rodrigo Leão with Neil Hannon's diamond voice...
This year I would like to post another wonderful voice (Hope Sandoval) singing this beautiful "Paradise Circus" with Massive Attack. But I don't want our moms and some of our friends to see it...
And so I choose to post my second choice from this original post. There's no other clip for this. Close your eyes and enjoy "The Departure" from the Our Broken Garden.
Have a peaceful and lovely New Year :-)

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Bombay

I have been wanting to post this for months... it is showing up as one of the top videos and songs for 2010. It has nudity and weirdness and it is great :)

:-) thank you

Friday, 24 December 2010

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

the beginning of the end of the darkness

The solstice finally. The shorter of these dark days where frightening things easily happen... As dragons in Eden in this unbearable performance... That's why I do prefer the studio version with the voice recorded without simultaneous instrument playing. Far to be anything from the Eden. As this year anyway... And we still have 3 more months of darrrrrrrrrrknessssss (BRRRRRRRRR)

Sunday, 19 December 2010

22 years ago



To say a turkey will stand in the rain With his mouth open till he drowns in the sky Is like saying certain people will Take does of pleasure till they die That's what an alien would say (Oh, so you're an alien.) No, that would be ridiculous (Oh, so you deny it now.) I have a receipt that says Texas And I kind of like the feel of cool water With no place left to go
Fantastic TWR
Good night :-)

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Dolls

This is a beautiful animation from a 1973 film called "La Planet Savage".

Late 30 years later

À gauche, moi et Martine à la Gare Saint Lazare à Paris en Octobre 1980.
As I told here before, we loved to talk a lot about music of course...
One month after this photo I wrote to her telling about the brand new album of Lennon. Different but discreet and very good. She said nothing. A mad being had killed him.
This post is 2 days late.
I only noticed about the 30th anniversary of the death of John Lennon after reading a late (again) newsletter.
Symbolically the time of this post will be marked with the Lisbon's hour and date of his death.
Below there's a acoustic version of the song I like most from his last album: "Watching the wheels" ... just had to let it go...

Sunday, 5 December 2010

river

sorry about the vid it is the only one i could find. with madeline peyroux :) i love her and kd too! but of course i must include the woman who wrote the song... :)

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Ok! Do you want something simple?

This Portuguese "stream" in the last few posts occured spontaneously. After the first I asked my self, why not to post this one that fits so well now and here? But for now and for this serial here's my last one:
Good night! Have a nice weekend :-)

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Cool Kids

I stumbled upon this dude a few weeks ago and I guess now is a good time to play since Peras has been featuring bands/artists from Portugal. I don't think this is as good as any of the ones we have seen but i am contributing to the theme :) http://www.myspace.com/branchesbranches

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

from the running bandit



These are earth sighs
stuck in the tension
of our attention to the void
of our ideas
are our hands
tied in rings of reason and cold
They are human jokes
that don't make us laugh
or demolish the more serious side
of our ideas
are our mothers
trapped in the annals
of passion and tedium
It's the beginning of the war
devouring the endeavor
in penetrating on the back of the river
of our ideas
I wanted to be the plant
when I heard the earth calling for me

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

everlasting light

Continuing with the same compass of the last post this is a private and non official studio sound clip, but it is very good and funny. We can see also this good live recording @ NY.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

I'm not

popíssimo!
Have a great weekend :-)

Monday, 15 November 2010

Emily Wells

I posted this on my Facebook once but thought I'd post on here as well. This was taped at a radio station in Salt Lake City, she is amazing!!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The Avett Brothers

I have a weakness for country/folk music that doesn't sound as polished and contrived as a lot of more mainstream country sounds (in my humble opinion of course!)...the Avett brothers are one of my favorites, some of their songs are super twangy and some sound a bit more rock-country, but they all have great lyrics. So I'm posting a few different examples, hope that's ok! I'm interested to hear what you think, I've had a few friends say they don't like them at all. Way twangy but the lyrics make me smile: So romantic!:

Friday, 5 November 2010

Monday, 1 November 2010

the day all the wolves howled

Martine, parisian, is a journalist and she was my friend since the early 80's. She admired our musical taste and the quality of our radio. We often went with some friends to a disco-bar called "Jamaica". That place was mostly frequented by students of Fine Arts and Architecture. The music there, was played by the master of all guilty of such good taste. I remember Martine having so much fun jumping in a foolish way with Nina Hagen's sounds and others...
Well, the man behind all this permanent discovery of new good sounds, with an amazing art of showcasing, was António Sérgio.
One year ago, November 1, I was on my way to Azeitão, when I heard on the radio AS was gone. I stood in trance. The one who had taught us everything about new music and vanguard music and how to love it would do it no more. The fact is that one year after no one was able to take his place. He stood at Basílica da Estrela for the last reunion of family and friends. Wolves, as I call them because he called himself "the wolf" due to the hours of his programs late at night. So only when I came back home at 3 o'clock in the morning, I could try to approach him but all doors were closed. The funny thing is that I knew he was there beyond that wall with the lighted window next to me and I heard a friend of nights and wolves, an owl hooting in the garden in front. And then an enormous plane passed painted in hot colours coming from Angola. The artist below was deeply admired by himself. He, who intruduced him to us so many times. The choice is his. The anger is mine.

Halloween was in the house

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Full Moon

One year ago

One year ago, at zero hour and 55 minutes from Friday to Saturday, October 31. António Sérgio played a song from an awesome album, which he had fully disclosed at its presentation in 1997. Sometimes he did this ... One year and a few days ago, I also had the privilege of his contact (I didn't know it was the last...) about an hour longer than he had in the program. AS usually chose very carefully the entire alignment of his programs, "masses" as I called them. Especially the "opening of the party" and the closing. Nobody knew if there was any special reason or if that song would be the last. But the last song he played, forever, was this one:

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Great Northern - Our Bleeding Hearts

This song sounds really good on a dark rainy day like today!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Thursday, 21 October 2010

scenic world

... where the sunsets are all breathtaking

Monday, 18 October 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

ghost horses

"You And Whose Army?" Most people think he's saying one thing. Well I think he's saying another :-)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

still missing them and their edge

or how to recreate the old Kraftwerk machine musik "Trans Europe Express"

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Thursday, 16 September 2010

remember him?

Remember when I said that Andrew Bird reminds me someone in some parts?
I hope that everybody can see this video and hear this beautiful song.

Guess what ... ?

... what my daughter has been singing? video This is only her 1st recorded attempt of the original song below:

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

A Nervous Tic Motion

summer is over and yet I had to play this :)

You may or may not like but I think he is funny and different. I read this about Arnaud Fleurent-Didier and it inspired me to have a listen: I know very little about Arnaud Fleurent-Didier (France, forgive me) but I'm certainly intrigued by this song/video's catchiness/weirdness, and the man's general Gainsbourg-ness. ~S&S

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Cocteau Twins-Seekers who are Lovers

This is the last post on Liz Fraser for this month but hopefully we will hear more of her music in the future. This song is to commemorate her unique and amazing talents as well as to celebrate her birthday August 29, 1963. The genres of music that she is listed in are: dream pop, ethereal wave, ambient, Gothic rock but she is really a Scottish angel. A private artist who deserves the greatest respect. Please enjoy this most beautiful song :)

Thursday, 26 August 2010

bluebeard

As promissed. The 1st Cocteau Twins appearance on US TV. 1994. 11 years after their existence.
Here we can see how Liz transformed her way of singing when there's no dubbing or previous voice recordings. You can see the original @ Resgate Som

Monday, 23 August 2010

dedicated to liars

For those who pass here or on its FB clones about some stupid screwing circus. In blogger there is NO kind of block option to any blog's member. Only the kick off option.



I wonder why they came here...

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Saturday, 14 August 2010

song to the siren

(Continuing the last post) Some years later, Elizabeth Fraser met Tim Buckley's son, Jeff. It is public that they had an intense relationship. In 1994 Liz made a duet with Jeff to a Jeff's new song and they recorded an almost private rehearsal that has never released commercially. The song is called "All Flowers In Time Bend Towards The Sun" and was 1st presented to my country by Ri.Ma. as I told here as acknowledgment to Ri.Ma. about this original post that he commented too. In 1997 Jeff fell deep in Mississippi waters near Memphis where he lived. He used to swim in the river but this time he was all dressed and with boots on a boat singing "whole lotta love" with some friends. His experience was not enough to take off the boots. No one will know if he found any siren to sing lotta love or even his father on a rock at the bottom of Mississippi waiting for his siren. What we know is that Liz and the Cocteau Twins with This Mortal Coil made the first and the most stunning version of a song born "folky". And it is this version of 1984 that David Lynch used in "Lost Highway" as some other filmmakers.

The original of Tim Buckley is posted here.

Friday, 13 August 2010

the premonition?

In early 80's the Cocteau Twins took part of another band, "This Mortal Coil". In 1983 the soprano voice of Liz showed to the world this treasure from Tim Buckley:

(to be continued)

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Where is my mind?

Liz at 19

As commented before, Elizabeth Fraser was born on August 29, 1963. Until then I'll make some posts about "Liz" and I invite you all to join me. On the label Elizabeth Fraser you can find something more about this brilliant singer. Her first appearence on TV was on the show "Whatever You Want" in Brixton, November 1982. Here's its only video recording available online:

And this is the song (to listen) :

Friday, 6 August 2010

right place

I love this. In repeat. 'course I love this! Again and again. Everybody knows! And it's good to keep things in its right place. "There are two colours in my head. What, what is that you try to say?"

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

I'm back

Despite the beauty of local girls, being back in certain ways seems like the constraint of the censorship in the old USSR. Nothing serious. Really. And my holiday is not finished yet. :P Sorry I didn't hear your posts yet and I'm sure they are beautiful. I'm tired and first I have to say HI. :-)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Friday, 30 July 2010

I feel fine!

OK so val picture my dad singing this. When dad worked with Ronie Mcdowel they had a part in the show where they sang what influenced them as musicians. Dad sang "I feel fine " and he was beyond fine, he was great!


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Just Blue

Bye Pammy Have Happy Trails and a lovely time! We will miss you :)

Two fishies gone... :( Gracie and I will remain ;)

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Fresh Feeling

i am breaking the 6 hour rule :) i am a badass and unstoppable. Also because the Eels are on my mind :D

Little Bird

Thursday, 22 July 2010

goin' on holidays

No I'm not going to Jamaica but to another nice place without harassment :D So help us Saint Peter in the skies to give us a bit of Summer 'cause I only smelled it this year... Happy holidays to you all :-)

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

on melancholy hill

I have to be honest, I've been listening to this so many times every day on the radio that I wouldn't post this. However it'is a very nice song and I was tempted to see its clip. And yes, it's amazing as you can see. Enjoy ;-)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

feelin' african

From Angola. Sorry about the low sound. PS: the members of this amazing group from Malange are all blind.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

The Black Keys- Psychotic Girl

Of course being a drummers daughter, i love anything with a good drum beat!There was a different song by the black keys i wanted to post but I wasn't aloud )-:  Anything by these guys are gr8t!

always love...

Saturday, 26 June 2010

:-) have a nice weekend

... The skyline change. May draw them to the park, With pencils sharp, Competing for a view. It's almost summer now, But winter for a few ...

Hard Breaks

Saturday, 19 June 2010

:-) have a nice weekend

"... I don't need no thoughts in me, don't you wanna rescue me? ..."

Friday, 18 June 2010

the magic hour

For those who do not know this beautiful song and what it means. It's time to wander before I sleep... :-)

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Monday, 7 June 2010

again Milla

about Milla (2009)
Good Night! Have a nice week :-)