Saw José González and Bedouine at the Long Center last night!
Bedouine was great! Hadn’t heard her before…
José G is a fantastic acoustic guitar player… He didn’t say much between songs but acknowledged “Doomsday people cults” as inspiration for one of his songs. He played some great tunes and closed out his encore with Teardrop.
“Where José’s previous albums, “Veneer” and “In Our Nature,” might have sounded sparse and barren in parts, “Vestiges & Claws” has an altogether new feeling to it, at once warmer and darker than before. He talks about how he’s found inspiration in sprawling ’70s Brazilian productions, American folk rock and West African desert blues this time. And how he’s decided to waive the principle of having everything on the album reproducible in a live context.
Opening for José González is the Syrian musician Bedouine, touring to promote the release of her eponymous debut—sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool. Sweeping and hypnotic with a nomadic heart, the music of L.A.-based Bedouine is impressionistic, with careful words and striking, cultural conviction.”
The Long Center and KUTX present José González plus Bedouine, Saturday, February 3 in Dell Hall. Read More ›
Source: José González – Long Center
There is a tiny part of this song that always reminds me of the The Cars’ song, Drive.
Cass McCombs – Bum Bum Bum
Mystery Morning Muse: Sunday 7/27/14
This song inexplicably entered my head this morning..
“Can you hear me? Can you hear me running? Can you hear me calling you?”
Mike & The Mechanics – Silent running – YouTube.
“Music of the Spheres?”
At the climax of this morning’s dreaming, I am walking through a street scene which seems equally urban and rural. Someone is walking next to me and we are both vocalizing a surreal / ethereal “music” which sounds like a combination of Elizabeth Frazer’s (of the Cocteau Twins) voice and Brian Eno’s ambient synth sounds.
As I “sing” this amazing sound all I am doing is opening my mouth wide and this awesome sound just pours forth. I am slowly walking with my arms outstretched, raising them gently towards the sky. The energy and emotionality of the sound emanating from within is unimaginably powerful and I think I might weep.
Then I awake…
I actually shot some of the footage for this video. Over the years several close friends of mine repeatedly shot film and video footage of ED HALL – one of my all time favorite bands. They produced several albums (below) but disbanded, reforming later in a completely new guise as PONG. See links below to past Ed Hall Reunion shows and more!
See also …
March 9th, 2007 by SMiles
Albert (1988) – Ed Hall
Love Poke Here (1990) – Ed Hall
Gloryhole (1991) – Ed Hall
Motherscratcher (1993) – Ed Hall
La La Land (1995) – Ed Hall