This was my karaoke tune at Bloomsbuy Lanes last night. Fun times. I was worried that I was going to get arrested for crimes against people’s ears. Another point to note is that Come on Eileen by Dexy’s is much more difficult that I imagined!
Tinariwen are a group of Berber musicians from Northern Mali (which I have been reading is a pretty fractious place at present). This is a remix by London DJ Four Tet, who I posted earlier in the year. It is taken from the 2011 release Tassili.
I don’t think I could have conceived a scenario where I would be listening to music like this before starting off my blogging journey. One of the great things about it is that it has taken me to so many places I could never have imagined going to.
Today was one of the greyer days I can remember. It was throwing it down when I left the house for work and it’s still throwing it down as I write this. I now really know I am living in Dublin! I guess that means I had better get used to it!
Given both the inclement weather and the fact it’s a Monday mean I am in need of cheering up. This sunny little number goes some of the way to doing that. The O’Jays are big favourites having recorded some real classics from earlier soul like this to later Disco tracks like I posted earlier in the year.
2012 has definitely seen me fall back in love with Hip Hop, probably my first musical love. And while I have posted quite a bit of their music already this year it seems fitting to keep returning to De La Soul the band that really began it all for me, when I purchased their seminal 3 feet high and rising album. Nothing has ever sounded the same since.
This is just smooth, which is just what’s required for a Sunday night while I gather myself together for a busy week ahead. Also, listen out for the choice Michael Jackson sample here.
I discovered this track through Shazam, a pretty great service that has significantly boosted my capacity to identify tracks in films and bars.
It is sprightly, energetic and rather fun. The Silver Seas are from Nashville, Tennessee which I keep reading about as being a hotbed of live music. I am considering a return trip to Austin in 2013 for SXSW festival and may stop by Nashville too so I can compare.