Category: MUSIC

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Yes baby, yes!!! Last week I went to Zurich to see the Lumineers, and it was Awesome!!!

Of course… I love the guys, but honestly: They are great ( and you should read it as :  G R E A T ! ) performers.

I have already mentioned the Lumineers on this post , but if you missed the tip and don’t know the band yet, I highly recommend this video clip, for you to get started!

They are a genuine folk band of very talented instrumentists, composers and performers.

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The opening Band was ‘Thao and the get down stay down‘, and I have to tell you the truth: I had never heard about them until last week, but ever since then I can’t listen to anything else! You should try it out

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Thao is the vocalist, and she performs with incomparable passion and vitality together with her multi-talented band!

I had the most delightful night, and hope this tips and my very few images may be enough to inspire you to know more about both Thao and the Lumineers!

Hope you enjoy it, and if possible have the opportunity to see them performing in your city!

Lots of love… uohhhohhh…dp bye

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late night tales

If you follow me on Instagram, you should already know that I have been to Herzog & DeMeuron summer party, and danced to the rhythm of the most unexpected DJ ever: Boy George!!!

Yes indeed!

Well… I am very sad to announce he was not playing his own songs, but the thing is: The guy is a one of a kind DJ!

What makes me think about a great music tip… Have you ever heard about the ‘late night tales’ collection?  Boy… I love it!

The project  exists ever since 2001 and is produced by a UK independent record label. The tracks on the albums are selected by this fine team of exquisite DJs, recording artists, and bands, asked by LNT to create a remarkable late night mix!

If you are curious to know who are the artists involved with LNT: Nightmares on Wax; Sly & Robbie; Jamiroquai; Turin Brakes; Four Tet; The Flaming Lips; Belle & Sebastian (2006 and 20012); Air; David Shrigley; Nouvelle Vague; Lindstrøm; Fatboy Slim; Groove Armada; Arctic Monkeys; The Cinematic Orchestra; Snow Patrol; Midlake; Trentemøller; MGMT; Metronomy; Friendly Fires; Bill Brewster; Röyksopp.

And if you are curious to know what is so great about LNT? I have to say: This guys really know about their business, and their CD’s are fully loaded with good stuff, and excellent references!

You should give it a try!

And the LNT crew should also give Boy George a try!

That’s it!!!

Lots of love,

have you seen sugar man?

ald art movHave you seen the Oscar-winning documentary ‘Searching for Sugar Man’? You totally have to!

Searching for Sugar Man’ is by far the most unbelievable story I’ve heard of recently! Seriously, if it was not a documentary, It would have been the best screenplay award winner this year, and I am not kidding you… not at all!

Just to start a conversation here: Have you ever heard of Sixto Rodriguez? Do you even know if he is an author, a chef, an architect or a rock star?

Do you know Sixto Rodriguez is a singer and a composer who sold more records in South Africa than Elvis, and even the Beatles?

Don’t you feel at least a little bit curious about Sixto right now? Well, you are not the only one. Even Sixto’s fans didn’t have a clue either if the guy was dead or alive during decades!

The documentary as the name may suggest is pretty much about it : a search for South Africa’s  greatest singer, if not Freedom ‘guru’ trough apartheid regime. For every one who is not a south african, the movie is a search for this enigmatic figure we passed by somehow…

I have to stop right now, because I am terrible with this kind of games, and I am going to tell you the whole story in about a minute! So here is my tip (click here to check the trailer) !  And I would love to know your opinion about it!

Extra tip: If you like the subject, or if you enjoy stories like Sixto’s you should watch to ‘Beware of Mr Baker‘, another unbelievable and CRAZY story. This one is about Ginger Baker: one of the greatest Drummers ever (sais who? Not me of course, but pretty much all the greatest drummers around). Hope you enjoy it as well!

cheers,

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and he sings …

Have I told you I have a crush on Kevin Spacey?!?!

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Yes, I totally dooo! Because of his voice, the look in his eyes… his kindda ball head… but especially because he sings!!!

I already told you guys about Forever Cool where Kevin pairs up with Dean Martin in ‘Ain’t that a kick in the head’ and ‘king of the road’. What I’ve never told you (maybe because I didn’t know it so far…), is that on 2005 Kevin was in a movie about Bobby Darin, called ‘Beyond the see’, and boy… he singed up loud!

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About the movie: I can’t say a thing until I got to watch it… but I saw Kevin performing in here and I loved it!

Why doesn’t someone make a movie about Dean Martin? Maybe also with Mr. Spacey at the main role???

I mean: the man rocks… Come on!

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Searching the internet for further information about ‘beyond the sea’, I happened to find this review from Mr.Clinton (yes, former Mr.President!), about his good fellow new movie! I mean… I am not into politics here (especially because I am a pretty Gore girl, and also because I may have my opinions but I am not even a north-american…so it is not up to me to start this kind of conversation…), but this review made me remember of Clinton’s appearance at Scorsese’s ‘shine a light’ that is a must see! The guy is so POP!!! He remembers me of old Mr.Kennedy dating his fellow ‘rat pack’ friends… I mean… he is COOL!

Hope you all may check and appreciate my delightful tips!

Love,

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must know tip

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Do you know Domenico Modugno? Well you definitely do… So let me refresh my question: Does this words sound familiar: “…amada mia amore mio…lalalalala…amada mia amore mio…”?

I am pretty sure most of you have seen Woody Allen’s last movie  ‘ To Rome with love ‘ , and if you did the words I just typed might be playing in your head by now … funny right?!?

Right! But I didn’t even started… SERIOUSLY: Modugno may be cheesy, but he is one of Italy’s must know!

Besides writing and singing some of the most remarkable Italian “Canzoni”, the man performed as an actor in  more than 40 movies, among them  ‘Appuntamento a Ischia ‘ and that is a HIT!

If you are still not convinced, I have some extra cards hidden in my pocket: such as  ‘Dio, come ti amo ‘,  ‘Io’ also performed by Elvis Presley as ‘ Ask Me’ , and tadadada:

‘ Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu ‘ (and this one is beyond awesome…especially if performed by the incredible martini man – Dean Martin – come on!!!).

I bet by now you must be thinking: How did I neglected Modugno for so long?!? (Hahaha – I am so naïve…). But really: You should look it out … I am pretty sure you won’t regret it!

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turn on the music!

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I love music (seriously – who doesn’t?), and I really belive my live has a soundtrack, but that is of course a work in progress!

Well, but I have to be honest with you from ground zero: nothing makes me happier as the coolest man ever: DEAN MARTIN. (1)

I am not kidding you… my heart beats faster when I listen to the martini man!

You should give yourself a try! It is delightful, delightful and delightful!!!

Recently enjoyed playlists: Mumford and sons (2) ; Dead man’s bones (3); Lumineers (4).dp bye