I am loving this YouTube video about learning music theory. I got a midi keyboard for my 2019 challenge and have realised that there is a lot to learn to get to the point of making something good.
Incredibly sad news today about Prince.
So many shocks this year but this one ranks along Bowie, at least for me.
If I had to pick one song by Prince – Money Don’t Matter 2 Night
A true genius! He had a difficult time in the last few years but he did produce magic with the others in Earth, Wind & Fire.
Here is one of the best – Let’s Groove
One of my favourite songs of the 1980’s. Much better than the more popular Black song “Wonderful Life” So sad to hear that he had died yesterday. The cull of artists in 2016 continues.
Black – Sweetest Smile
Just heard that David Bowie has died. Two of my favourites.
Just heard this podcast about the song “Wichita Lineman”, one of the first songs that I loved.
The podcast documents the history of the song, how it was written and who had covered it. It turned me on to Â the songwriter Jimmy Webb who also wrote “MacArthur Park”.
Have you ever had a song that you couldn’t name? I was at a jazz soul concert in Tallinn months ago and the band played one song that I had known before but hadn’t known the artist of the name of the song. At the time I took a short video of the song but couldn’t make out the lyrics or the name of the song. I lacked the foresight to go up to the band and ask the name of the song at the time. It was only when I was reviewing the photos and videos from the trip that I came across the song again and listened to the video .
I listened to the lyrics and thought they sounded in the following order:
Loving without you
Living without you
Then again, it was sung by non-English native speakers but I thought such a great song couldn’t be that hidden. Could it? I searched Youtube, spotify, 7digital, Amazon but with no result.
While finding an old Stevie Wonder song, I found that he released a kind of Greatest Hits package in 2000. Â -Â At The Close Of A Century
I went through various songs until I found it. The song that I had been searching for. All I Do.
You’re welcome. 😉
Love this new song from Daft Punk featuring one of my musical heroes, Nile Rodgers. This snippet of the video looks really cool too. It’s been a while since I wanted to get an album before it came out. I heard the song three times last weekend when I was out. It’s no surprise it’s number 1 everywhere. Pharrel Williams sounds great too.
I was just thinking about how it has been so long since I have heard a new album from the people around Nuspirit Helsinki and the Five Corners Quintet that I did a search on youtube. I found the above piece which sounds great. I’ll be looking to buy that album on my next music buying spree.