How music is related.

The first two songs I have posted in this blog, “Get Misunderstood” by The Troublemakers and “She’s Not There” by The Zombies are two seemingly unrelated songs that have been turned into relatives of sorts by the third song. The question posed by some about the third is was it a rip-off or is it a piece of music to be enjoyed for the new blend of elements? I do enjoy Malcom McLaren’s “About Her”, but I am glad to have learned the background of it. I think if fits well into Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 2” soundtrack. The whole “Kill Bill” is an homage to several films and viewers of this film have had the same critique as listeners of “About Her”. In the end, only the viewers and listeners can come to their own conclusion about what they like and what they consider to be good music/film/art.

Thank you to the people who commented on this first video for enlightening me to the origins of this song. In the 3rd video, another YouTube user took the time to put a clip of Bessie Smith singing the refrain, “My man’s got a heart like a rock cast in the sea.”

“and the text is actor Jean Pierre Léaud in the beginning of “Liberté , La Nuit”, dir. Philippe Garrel, 1983.
gr0upthe0ry 2 months ago
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@ELSHADAZERI This is the song that was stolen in 2004 by Malcolm McLaren, and appeared, reworked in Tarantino’s Kill Bill v2. The original refrain is of course Bessie Smith’s “St. Louis Blues”… the refrain being, ‘My man’s got a heart like a rock cast in the sea.’
gr0upthe0ry 2 months ago”



Two French Bands to add to your music rotation.

This past Thursday (October 6, 2011), I had a chance to catch Chateau Marmont & Revolver at The Prophet Bar in Dallas, TX as part of their “Voulez-Vous?” tour. So glad I went as both of these French bands put on an excellent show. I managed to take a bit of video for each band. It’s only from my mobile phone, so the quality is lower. Also, I couldn’t help but groove out to the music, so sorry for the shaky cam, heh, heh. 😉 I have also included a few snap shots, again the quality is to be desired, but at least some of the moments of this enjoyable experience were captured.

Revolver, who played first, is a delightful pop de chambre (chamber pop) band. Their music has been described as a bridge between pop and classical music or even the Renaissance or the Baroque and influence everything from Beatles to Bach, from Benjamin Britten to Elliot Smith.

Here is a video of them playing “Get Around Town”. ( Check out the Get Around Town – Official Video and Balulalow – Official Video)

Chateau Marmont was up next. This Space Pop/Rock band mesmerizes with its futuristic, airy, and rich tunes. Not too long ago, I posted Chateau Marmont’s video “Solar Apex” along with some other “outer-space” music videos for those interested in seeing more space inspired videos and music. Space. The Final Frontier. A Music Video Tribute.

Chateau Marmont performs “Solar Apex”. (Check out Chateau Marmont’s One Hundred Realities – Official Video)

I’d like to thank all of these gentleman again. Not only did they put on a great show, but they were very amicable to the audience. It was great to meet them all and to see them perform live. They still have some tour dates remaining and I suggest you check them out if they are near you.

Check out more links on Chateau Marmont and Revolver:

Live Review: Chateau Marmont, Revolver, Kelli’s Starlight Wishes at The Sunset

TOUR DATES CHATEAU MARMONT & REVOLVER US TOUR (Follow the Voulez-Vous? Tour Tumblr Page)

Revolver – Official Website

Chateau Marmont on Bancamp

Shopping List Music en Français.

I’ve come across a few shopping list songs that I adore!

Les Cornichons by Nino Ferrer





Foux du Fafa by Flight of the Conchords





Zooom! by Sukia off the compilation Pop Romantique.(Slide show fan video I created for this track.)

Cover Songs that Wow You!

Sometimes a great song or good enough song gets covered by another musician/band that wows you with a new rendition of the original. Here are 3 songs with their covers that I can’t listen to enough.

“True Love Waits”  as done by Kevin J. Deal and the original by Radiohead.

“Psycho Killer” as performed by Bruce Lash and the original by Talking Heads.

“Guns of Brixton” as performed by Nouvelle Vague and the original by The Clash.

Space. The Final Frontier. A Music Video Tribute.

Us earthlings have a fascination with space. Artists, writers, film makers and musicians continually turn to space for inspiration. Lately, I’ve been on a kick of watching music videos with great music and space travel. Here is a selection for your listening and viewing enjoyment.

I had to include this as it so fits in with the theme of this entry.  “I’ll Sleep When I Die” by Daniel Perez:

“Four Three” by All India Radio:

“Solar Apex” by Chateau Marmont:

“Pump Up the Volume” by M|A|R|R|S:

 

***This blog is also dedicated to NASA’s last Shuttle launch today.

Rest in Peace Leon Botha.

Rest in Peace Leon Botha aka DJ Solarize.  Artist, DJ, and amazing individual with a unique perspective.  Until his death this past weekend, Leon was the oldest living person with progeria (rapidly aging disease.)

Many will recognize him from Die Antwoord’s videos:

DJ Solarize scratching it up!

Leon Botha’s Flickr Page:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarize-liquidswords/

Wiki’s Entry on Leon Botha:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Botha

My tumblr post on Leon Botha:  http://photoetrist.tumblr.com/post/6258452406/rip-leon-botha-you-were-a-unique-individual-with