In honour of her 48th birthday, this week‘s #femalevinylfriday is dedicated to my number one female singer of all, the greatness that is Beth Hart! Words can’t describe how much I love this woman and what her music means to me. In a world where everything has to be perfect and people tend to hide their „imperfections“, she speaks up openly about mental illness and encourages people to be true to themselves. A topic that is very important to me, especially in the age of Social Media - the stigmatization has to end. We need a world where people can open up and speak about their problems without being shamed. Where everyone is respected, tolerated and loved just as they are. And since we still have a long way to go, let’s be thankful for role models like Beth! With that being said, here is a selection of some of my favourite records of her. Unfortunately I don’t own the one that I love the most on vinyl („37 Days“), but they all are so freaking perfect. I also had to add her work with Joe Bonamassa, who is also one of my absolute fave artists - those two together is simply magical.
Here’s to you, Beth, may you have the happiest of birthdays, thank you for your music that comforted me thousands of times 💜. What’s your fave album by Beth?
It’s been a long week, but the State of Emergency has finally been lifted after having a ridiculous amount of snow here in Newfoundland. People are finally able to get out and about - including the mailman 🥳! We’re so happy that ‘With Teeth’ got reissued and that we finally own a copy 😍 .
Le 25 janvier 2019 je publiais ma première photo posé sur mon Instagram! 1 an déjà que j’inonde mon mur de portrait plus ou moins originaux avec vous. C’est parti d’une revendication contre certains détracteurs d’ @hello_vinyl qui préférait parler de ces magnifiques gambettes plutôt que de musique! Alors j’ai montré les miennes aussi en solidarité avec elle! Et la je me suis fais prendre au jeu des retours et je n’ai pas su m’arrêter! Du coup il me semble cohérent de reprendre cette photo un an après afin de vous montrer l’évolution de ma collection des Scissor Sisters qui a bien évoluée en 1 an!
Aussi vous dire qu’au delà du jeu du model, je me suis tellement attaché à beaucoup d’entre vous, certains que j’ai au téléphone ou d’autres avec qui je parle quasi quotidiennement, et d’autres que j’admire énormément pour leur collection ou pour leur être! 1 an! Ça s’arrose!
Un grand merci et on continu dans la lancée ensemble!! ❤️🙏🤪🤘🥳 .
Que mejor para un domingo que un album de versiones chill? En esta ocasion os traigo un disco basado en el universo Pokemon, de la mano de los genios que nos trajeron Zelda & Chill (que enseñe ya hace un tiempo)
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[Self-released 2010 (CDr) / Talitres Records 2013] "If everyone is falling on knees / I will almost die for this beauty"
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Fishing For Fishies (US version)
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The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Kendrick Lamar - Damn
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Muse - Black Holes And Revelations
Waving The Guns - Das Muss Eine Demokratie Aushalten Können #vinylcommunity#recordcollection
Better late than never is my philosophy. So here are the first part of my 20 favourite albums from 2019.
20. A Swarm Of The Sun: 'The Woods'
19. Owel: 'Paris'
18. Silversun Pickups: 'Widow's Weeds'
17. Rammstein: 'Rammstein'.
16. Biffy Clyro: 'Balance Not Symmetry'
15. The Slow Show: 'Lust And Learn'
14. The Nighttime Project: 'Pale Season'
13. White Lies: 'Five'
12. Anna Ternheim: 'A Space For Lost Time'
11. Thom Yorke: 'Anima'
For our Sunday spin I'll take you to Congo - Kinshasa in Central Africa. Hometown to saxophone player, guitar player, organ player, bandleader, and nowadays business man and record boss Verckys. 'Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé' is a compilation of 11 tracks from mysterious origin. At least the fabulous liner notes, extensive as they are, don't give too much clues. At least some of the songs may be dated as coming from the period just before and after the historical boxing match between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman in 1974. The story is that James Brown visited Kinshasa for this match. As the match was delayed for four weeks, Mr.Brown plunged himself in the nightlife of Kinshasa and visited musical show after show. On one of these nights he invited Verckys, whom he called Mr. Dynamite, to play with him. Verckys got very influenced by James' style and incorporated this influence in his songs. Verckys' music is based on Congolese Rumba, but with the JB funk and some jazz elements added. This results in a very interesting mix, ranging from funky afrobeat jams on side one, to the infectious vocal 'Cheka Sana' on side two, immediately followed by the organ instrumental 'Oui Verckys'. Or what about 'Nakobala Yo Denise', that starts off as a classical rumba track suddenly changing into a full JB funk after a glorious sax solo from Verckys. The musical equivalent of the unexpected plot twist in Robert Rodriguez movie 'From Dusk Till Dawn'. The last track of side D, 'Matinda Comono', is almost salsa From the Buena Vista Social Club. Wonderful stuff! 'Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé' was released in 2014 by Analog Africa. Nothing less than a Musical Revelation.