Τρίτη, 25 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Heart and soul

Γιά το γαμώτο,γιατί ήτανε από τις καλύτερες μπάντες που ξέρω..

I've been waiting for a guide to come
and take me by the hand
Could these sensations make me feel
the pleasures of a normal man
New sensations bear the innocence -
leave them for another day
I've go the spirit, lose the feeling
take the shock away

It's getting faster, moving faster now,
it's getting out of hand
On the tenth floor, down the backstairs
into no-man's land
Lights are flashing,
cars are crashing,
getting frequent now
I've got the spirit, lose the feeling, let it
out somehow

What means to you,
what means to me -
and we will meet again
I'm watching you, I watch it all
I take no pity from friends
Who is right and who can tell,
and who gives a damn right now
Until the spirit, new sensation
takes hold - then you know
I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling
Feeling .....

Groovy baby groovy

Χθές στήν εκμπομπή μου στόν poplie γινανέ τα παρακάτω..μερικοί είπαν οτι θα μείνει στήν ιστορία το χθεσινό..χαχαχαχαα
Εδώ κατεβάζετε την εκμπομπή

Παρασκευή, 21 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Made of Soul-An after Midnight interview with David Mc Donnell from the Sand Band

3 nights ago i had a chat with David Mc Donnell from the Sand Band on the facebook,i asked him if he would let me do an interview to him,he agreed right in,this is what we said....
1.David i see your fame as a band growing in the internet and many new fans coming in,where did they hear from you,how did they found you?
David:i guess people just join us when they discover us and like us...i think we have had a few blogs(yours included) who were onto us early on,i guess that's how it is these days..people find us in the end i hope and Myspace seem to be a first port of call for many
people so they then find you on here.
2.What about the rumors about noel gallagher and the sand band?
David:I don't know anything about it mate...but i can tell you that.
Noel is genius and doesn't need anyone to help him.
So some of the press cutting have been insane..
He called me up and came to a gig..That's where it's at..At the end of the day he is one of my heroes and i love all that he has done..he is as relevant now as he was when he started..not many people can carry that through..If i'm involved or not.That won't change.
I'm just as excited as anyone else to hear what he does next..
3.As a little kid what were your dreams?,did you ever imagine yourself in a band?..i know that liverpool has a great tradition in bringing out melodic and sometimes one of the greatest bands around.
David:As a kid i didn't speak much .. And i stayed in a lot ha ha ha. I guess i was hermit from day one. I used to just listen to my mums records . Free , Bob Marley .and of course The Beatles .. Then i got in into my own bands like U2 , Pink Floyd .. I liked big songs to escape into .. For dreamers ha ha. I couldn't play at this point. I didn't start playing properly till i was 18 i guess. I think somehow Paul Kossof's Guitar playing from free has influenced me .. he has a freedom that makes think you have heard it before ... he can stick a hook in the right place .. and go of into a lead in the right place .. and most of all he is delicate .. he knows when to let it move around him . Thats what i try to do. Im not a flashy player.. non of the band are .. We are a gang .. brothers .. trying get to same place musically .. We usually know when when we're there. Sometimes it's harder to find than others .. but thats the nature of anything creative . The addiction .. to get back there. If it's not from that place we just let it be.
4.The album is out now...how long did you waited for this,what's the feeling of putting out your first album?
David:I have waited 2 years since i made the demos .. I recorded them and gave them to friends and people really liked them .. More than i thought they would .. There are 2 unsung heroes here .. james from The Coral And Alan From Deltasonic . They both convinced em to release this collection of songs .. Even though i had gone into a studio a year later with Scott ( steel) and  Jay ( Drummer ) and recorded a completely different album called When We Kiss ( which will come out september 2011.. So i am glad we listened to them.. It feels right . Its a good Start. This first album was about trying to say 1 thing to one person. i hope She hears it. The next one is about hope and looking forward .. Not in the sense of forgetting about someone .. just dealing with where we arrive sometimes without ever heading in that direction,I have stayed Single because i love that person .. But i don't think that is enough.. So i was left in a space i didnt remember heading towards.. from Within that space I wrote another album .. On the other side of heartbreak .. Kind of full of hope..
Love is an amazing thing .. it can deliver things way after it's gone out of sight .. but that's just ity .. only out of sight .. Not out of your heart. it's everlasting if it's real.
5.What are your dreams about the band david and in music particular,what are your targets,your thoughts?
David:My dreams are happening .. Well some of them .. Being in a band .. Making music ..  But some are still dreams .. The best way .. A balance .. If you get everything what do you aim for ... I dunno .. There are some things i would like to happen .. but i am grateful for what is happening ,I just want to leave behind music that means something to people down the line.. music they can make their own .. And for it to do that that it has to be real .. to make people feel less alone is a tall order but that would be my personal hope for our music.
6.What does it take to write down a song,what is the process of you writing a song,do you feel like emptying your heart everytime you write them down one by one?
David:i can only speak for me here .. An idea .. There is a book called Ideas have legs .. It's true .. They can be a line or couple of words in morning and be nearing a story by the end of the day .. They spin round my head .. kind of all consuming .. They demand your attention ha ha,And some just arrived un anounced & fully foremd .. Like Secret Chord Or burn This House.
And truth .. No tricks,There .. Theres my bag of tricks ha ha ha.
7.Do you believe in people's souls in those who associated in music business and call themselves as artists,because personally i believe that if your heart and your soul are not true then and your music will never be,what about soul and balls,do you need them to stay real and true to yourself first?
David:i only know what i think is real
The music " Business " Doesn't interest me too much ..
There are good people out there
LIke Deltasonic , Co Op , Bella Union , Domino etc
But i don't interact too much with that side of things enough to be able to comment,Im all about the music.
8.I believe your music has a sense of your own heart and your thoughts and dreams,it's very personal and very emotional,if you would see someone cry or smile in your concert will you say to yourself(i kind of made it)?
David:Erm . Thats a strange question , but i now where your coming from .. If someone wants to cry .. They are feeling something .. And thats living.. If our music makes people feel something or allows them to go to a place inside that they already know .... Then thats a good thing.
People keep too much inside.
My stuff seems to pour out . Probably a bad thing if your my partner .. But for song writing purposes its an ok state to exist in.
The things i need or am trying to say are usually just under the surface,My worst or best quality,I don't know which.

I am just writing songs that i like and hope people will like .. They can take them and do what they want to them .. Or with them.
When your finished with any piece of art and you allow it to be seen or heard by others. It really isn't yours any more is it.
You got what you needed out of of it in it's conception / Creation.
Music breaks and heals different people at the same gig .. That's the beauty of it .. it's interactive and ever changing for the listener.
It's everything to me and others .. if you give it your all . it gives back.
Im lost in Music ha ha ha...
9.What do you wish for people to change in themselves?
David:Nothing. I can only change myself. People do what they want .. Thats a free world.
How it should be.....
These are the things we said later that night and they are all here,from my heart i want to thank David for being such a real,kind and gentle person and musician..
You can buy their album here or download and buy it right here.

As i had said and before this very good band just started taking their way and i believe they worth it,songs made of soul and heart are so rare these days,that's from me today ladies and gents..keep the faith.

Τρίτη, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Trish keenan mind bending motorway mixtape

The last mixtape of trish keenan that she send to a friend of hers..a compilation of amazing psychedelic 60's gems..
Download it here
1.Emerald Web-flight of the raven
2.Harumi-what a day for me
4.Mandy More-if not by fire
5.Tages-you're too icomprehesible
6.Twice as much-The spinning wheel
7.Tangerine peel-Trapped
8.Twice as much-play with fire
10.Victor jara-el aparecido
11.Natty bumpo-theme from the valley of the dolls
12.上野 耕路-professor persec
13.Fuat saka-atladim girdim baga
15.The vampires of dartmoore-tanz der vampire
16.Rock revival-venus 2038
17.Network-the boys and the girls

R.I.P Trish Keenan......:(

Snow lies all around
There's no sense of doubt
You are the only one
To keep me sane when all is wrong

Oh, my heart
Waits in winter now

Deep in every dream
Though you're far from me
There in the deepest snow
I only wanted you to know

Oh, my heart
Waits in winter now

Falling quietly
There reminding me
Though it's just a dream
You're closer than you've ever been

Oh, my heart
Waits in winter now

She was a great artist and musician...

Κυριακή, 9 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Beady eye

Well i am thrilled now for what i am about to say..
Beady eye is the new band of liam gallagher from oasis and they're putting out a record on february 28th.
To tell you the truth i am one of the biggest oasis fans in greece and i never regret it,they were fucking awesome.
Now for the beady eye..
Liam without his brother noel is like a car without wheels,but and i say but,the beady eye have put out 2 songs,bring the light and four letter word...alright nothing much,nothing special..
Today i found the first single of their album,it's called the roller and believe me it's fucking awesome,i am so happy that liam with his new band can write songs like these..mad fer it,still..

Παρασκευή, 7 Ιανουαρίου 2011

The Postcards

Όταν έχω να κάνω με μπάντες που παίζουνε αυτό το ωραίο πράμα που κάποιοι το λένε dream pop kai indie είμαι πολύ αυστηρός.
Στήν περίπτωση των postcards με έπιασε μια γαμημένη μελαγχολία,ξέρεις από εκείνες τίς στιγμές που θές να πάρεις τηλέφωνο την πρώην σου και να της πείς πόσο τήν αγάπησες αλλά θα ξεφτιλίσεις τον εγωισμό σου.
Οκ αυτό δεν είναι κακό,το κακό είναι όταν βγαίνουνε αυτοί οι δίσκοι και σού γαμάνε την καρδιά,συνήθως για διάστημα 1 βδομάδας και παίρνεις τον κολλητό σου και τού λές,ρε μαλάκα νομίζω οτι έχω κατάθλιψη,ε βέβαια με τις μουσικές που ακούς θα μου πεί ο βαγγέλης.
Ε δεν με νοιάζει,αυτός ο δίσκος μου γάμησε την καρδιά σαν μικρό παιδί και ηθέλα για μία στιγμή να ξεφτιλίσω τον εγωισμό μου,αλλά όχι ρε μαλάκα δεν τής κάνω την χάρη.
Συνεχίζω και ακούω τον δίσκο των postcards για δεύτερη μέρα σερί και ξέρω πως επειδή ακριβώς με έκανε να πονέσω και να νιώθω την αγάπη της ακόμα,ε είναι κατι αξεπέραστο για μένα.
Οχι δεν την έχω πάρει ακόμα τηλέφωνο.
Άκουστε αυτό τον δίσκο αξίζει καμιά φορά να βάλεις κ τα κλάματα γιά χάρη του.

Εδώ η δισκάρα αυτη!

Υ.Γ-να ναι καλά ο sound injections που μου τούς έμαθε.

Τρίτη, 4 Ιανουαρίου 2011

My Drunken Haze(too afraid to love you-Black Keys cover)

'Οταν η τραγουδίστρια σου έχει κέφια και αποφασίζετε να πειράξτε black keys τότε κανείς και σίγουρα ούτε εγώ περίμενα το παρακάτω αποτέλεσμα.

My Drunken Haze-too afraid to love you(the black keys cover,live version)

Δευτέρα, 3 Ιανουαρίου 2011

The keys(that are not black)

Ladies and gents i present you the keys,not much to tell,not much to listen,not much to be,just making music.

Well what do we have here?..the keys and they're not black,a new band from england(where else?),their music is something like the coral and all the neopsychedelic pop bands.
They're not so great like the coral or anyone else but they have fun to listen to,they have the proper tunes for a sunday afternoon and this is as much as they can go i believe,well take a listen to them,you won't lose anything.

Here's their first single titled Fire Inside.