Thursday, 24 May 2018

1 + 1 = 2 .....

... everyone knows that ... right ?

Imagine some snot nose kids said to you ..... why does 1 + 1 = 2 ? ...... you would reply .....because it does .....

But what if the snot nose kid then said ...... how does 1 + 1 = 2 ? ..... that one would probably have most people screwed ......in 1910 ... it took Alfred Whitehead and Bertrand Russell  300 pages of narrative to explain it ......

So after reading 300 pages to said snot nose kid .... he then retorts ..... ok then smart arse ..... explain Magic Numbers to me .....

That would be a piece of piss ..... 2 hours on a Tuesday night in a re-assigned church in Colchester .....



.... and you will know all there is to know about Magic Numbers .....

For today's SoD I first heard this song in 2006 on a plane to Australia .... 
I loved it then and I still love it

In those 12 years, I've got older, my hair turned white, my teeth going to pot, closely followed by my belly, become 50% orphan ....basically gone to shit .... and yet this song .... this song has aged like a fine wine ..... it gets better every time I listen to it .....


 a most beautiful soundtrack moment ....

Friday, 27 April 2018

Could this be the proof of re-incarnation .....

..... I've referred to Jeff Buckley as my Elvis ..... but last night I was wondering if I was witnessing the second coming ..... and in Hackney of all places .....

I admit that the Hackney Empire was perhaps not as global as say the Roman Empire, and I mean what did the Romans ever do for us ..... but the Hackney Empire ..... what they did ...... well that's easy to answer ..... staged great music ......

I would not be the first person to put the names Jeff Buckley and Isaac Gracie in the same sentence .... and it's perhaps not the most original thought ..... but seeing Issac with his guitar on stage .....




And then listening to him ...... did get me wondering .... could this be the proof of re-incarnation .... who is not to say it exists ....and any one who has seen the film ...What Dreams May come ...who knows .... even the setting had Cherubs at hand .....


Isaac also sang the wonderful Bob Dylan song, ......I shall be released ..... for which Jeff Buckley provides a sublime version on his wonderful Live at Siné recordings .....without doubt one of the best CD's in my collection .....

But for now, the jury is out ..... however that does not in anyway diminish the fab renditions from Isaac Gracie last night .... primarily songs from his self titled first Album .....

If you are reading this Isaac, and there is a good chance you are, just remember though ...... do not and I repeat for effect ..... do not ....go swimming in the river, full clothed, late at night ..... you will drown .... but of course if you are the re-incarnation of Jeff ..... you will know that already .....

For now here is a couple of my top selections from last night ........



who isn't running on empty ? .....

I love this song ......



who isn't just doing ok ?

At this point I wanted to post Hollow Crown
but for what ever reason there is no online video of that song
so if you like the first 2 offerings and want to hear Hollow Crown
then buy his album ...... and if after hearing it .....
you think what shite .... let me know and I will refund you the purchase price

but you won't go .... what shite ...... you will go ..... oh my word
how could someone so young be so in tune with the human emotion so well ....

As a final alternative I thought about Darkness of the Day,
which does not appear on the newly released album

Last night it was fab .....but the only online version sounds as
though it was recorded in the bog .....

Instead we have this song, which is a great SoD to finish the week with....



How did any of us get here ?

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Hey Rusty .....



... Easter was such a wash out ....
with all that rain
 
surely there can only be one SoD for it ....



Lloyd Cole is a fantastic musician, 
I can never understand why I've not seen him live ....

Hey Lloyd .. tour dates ?

Friday, 16 March 2018

Let us all pray at the ......



....... alter of  .....


The Reverend Damien Jurado


Damien Jurado has featured more than once on SoD 
but last night in Bethnal Green
he featured live .....

there are moments in time when the world stops turning,
last night for 2 hours so it became that the world stopped turning ....

How do you choose which Damien Jurado sermon for today's SoD ?

well I choose this one ....

from his up coming album ....


Let your cries be enjoyed 
Let it always and forever fill the void 
Allow my heart some room 
May it be so that you'll one day need me soon


..... god bless you my child where ever you may be x

Saturday, 17 February 2018

I (Heart) TS .....



..... for today's SoD how about a bit of TS ......

although in this first SoD .....
I reckon she has been watching Ane Brun in action

...... TS gets bit of a raw deal from the press [as you will hear later]
 but to be fair she is indeed a fine singer ....  

..... and this is the best bit ..... TS (Heart) Me too......how do I know this ? ....
well at 1:20 in to the song she turns to me and looks me straight in the eyes, 
that knowing look .......and if to reaffirm this, she has 
another cheeky sideways glance at me at 2:15 ..... oh it's love alright ....


what a fabby tune

And if proof were needed that TS (Heart) Me .... then in this tune, I swear to god ......



 at the end of the song she has a blank space and she's gunna write my name in it

...... and to seal the deal ? ....

she click click winks me .....

proof positive that........ TS (heart) me ......

But to show just what a great singer she is ....
here's a bonus SoD




The world was in black and white
but we were in screaming colour ....

what a killer line ....

I (heart) TS

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Happy birthday mate .......



.... because you're worth it ....



this can mean only one thing ....

 a SoD me thinks ....

let the day begin ....



love this band .... love this bike ....

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

You revisit the past and .....


 ........ are reminded just what a 
fantastic wordsmith

Glen Hansard is ...










If you have never seen him live you have never lived

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

6 degrees of captivation ......

Having been beguiled by Ane Brun, I then watched this YouTube of her ....



and was just captivated ..... Ane ... Ane .... I love you Ane .....

But it then got me thinking about other captivating performances ....

What about Perla .....


Perla .... Perla ..... I love you ......

Although you have no idea what she is singing about [I do now.... as I looked it up some time ago and this Mexican song has quite a story to tell ] but regardless .... you cannot take your eyes off her [well I couldn't] ......

Then of course there is the queen of captivation .....


I mean dancing on the back of a moving truck... what were you thinking Bjork .....

I suppose dancing around the Empire State building is a bit less bonkers



But Karen O dances with vigour and captivates all the way round ..... 
just so damned smiley ......

Then Camille captivated me on Mars .....




What a fab way to end a song .... how can you not be captivated by that ......

And then last but not least .... I tripped up on this one and thought wow .......



In fact so wow was I captivated by Alice Phoebe Lou.....

 I am going to see her live at Oslo on Thursday night ....

and here is another wonderful bonus track of hers .......



A song that not so much captivates .......

but tip toes across your soul ......

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

6 clicks of separation .......

If I recall it all started with Kevin Bacon .... starting first as 6 degrees of Bacon ... but then people realised it works in all forms ......

A few years back I discovered I was just 6 degrees of separation with [from] Karen Blixen .... hard to believe I know .... but truely true ....

Then I realised, it works with music .... the first click starts with the TV remote, then you hear a song playing as a sound track to a scene in a TV program, so you click Shazam on your phone, then you click You Tube ...... and before you know it .... within the 6 clicks of separation you are at ....

6 clicks of Ane Brun ....

The original of this first track was of course the wonderful Nick Cage ... 
but what a sublime version here ....












And how about a bed bouncer to finish on ....
 do you remember ?




beguiling ......

Click Click .......








Thursday, 21 September 2017

If just looking at a Ferrari 246 Dino is enough to .....


.... melt your retina's .....


Then just listening to this song is more than capable of
melting your brain ......


[usual rules apply.... Sennheiser ie8 inserted in tabs 
and volume set to full throtttle]


 

Saturday, 26 August 2017

No fear ....


I passed my motorcycle test today ....

brilliant 

fucking brilliant .....












Friday, 11 November 2016

High Priest of Pathos ......


says it all really
dance me to the end of love ....


The beautiful prose will always remain .......