Archive for the 'Music' Category

“I realise now that life isn’t about money, fame. Actually, all that crap. It’s simply love that’s important.”

Monday, January 15th, 2018

The Telegraph: Dolores O’Riordan, singer with The Cranberries, has died aged 46.

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: The Cranberries. “After a long hiatus, the best-selling Irish pop-rock band is about to return with a new album called Roses. But if this performance at the NPR Music offices is any indication, the group isn’t afraid to dip into its arsenal of early hits.” (March 2, 2012)

Belfast Telegraph: Dolores O’Riordan: The demons that linger in her life. “Barry Egan tells the turbulent and tragic story of rock star Dolores O’Riordan. It involves four years of rape as a child, suicidal thoughts, depression and her arrest for an alleged assault on a plane.” (November 22, 2014)

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Deutsche Welle: Cranberries-Sängerin Dolores O’Riordan ist tot. “Die Frontfrau der irischen Rockband The Cranberries ist überraschend im Alter von 46 Jahren gestorben. Sie hielt sich für Studioaufnahmen in London auf. Ihre charismatische Stimme ließ niemanden kalt.”

“Davis has made it his business to meet people who hate him.” (The Washington Post)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Love + Radio: The Silver Dollar – Daryl Davis : Musician, Hate Group Connoisseur. (podcast, 40min) and How to Argue – Daryl Davis, part 2 (podcast, 40min).

Daryl Davis is a musician and the author of the book Klan-destine Relationships.

Friday Fun Music Video

Friday, November 24th, 2017

OK Go: Obsession. (Music video on YouTube, 3:43min)

Link via MetaFilter: Paper Jam.

“The record she made with Peter Gabriel was one record that saved my life. That record helped me to get sober.” (Elton John)

Friday, October 13th, 2017

BBC Documentary (2014): The Kate Bush Story – Running up That Hill. (YouTube, 60min, HD)

“For me to get into that creative process I have to have a sort of quiet place that I work from, and if I was living the life of, you know, someone in the industry, being a popstar or whatever, it’s too distracting, it’s too to do with other people’s perceptions of who you are. And what’s important to me is to be a human being who has a soul and who hopefully has a sense of who they are, not who everybody else thinks you are.”

Waddling like a duck

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Have you ever heard of a dance called Pantsula?

Take a look at this: Pantsula Dance 2013 – filmed by Streetcorner Films (YouTube, 4:37min) or this: Pantsula dancers! South Africa (YouTube, 4:52min).

The Soweto Skeleton Movers pantsula jive South Africa street performers – Breakin’ Convention 2016 (YouTube, 11:12min) take this dance to another level.

There are a lot more videos in this Pantsula Dance South Africa channel.

If you want to learn the Pantsula yourself, watch this Pantsula Dance Tutorial by “Life In Progress” (YouTube, 3:07min).