Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson sends us off to dreamland with a cut from the album Fordlandia.
The purpose of my blog is to cover a mass of information as orderly as possible, though it’s proving difficult (though pleasurable) to do. One of those bits of information I like to pass on is the existence of other blogs and zines who are more specific in scope. Art Rockin’ was started by Salim …
Spending today with wonderful classical music which sets a great mood for Christmas. Johann Sebastian Bach should forever be required listening for those who love music.
You may well know this poem by another name: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas‘: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled …
As we enter Christmas Eve, we start posting a few Christmas tunes. This one, ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel‘, is done superbly by Welsh singer Aled Jones.
Something a bit funky from Kyoto Jazz Massive, whose name popped into my mind while completing Christmas shopping. Don’t ask.
Many thanks to my good friend, Qualo Infinity, who records this track under one of his many pseudonyms. He is a master craftsman of experimental music.
Pavle Aksentijević is a living, breathing repository of Serbian music, both sacred and secular, as well as an icon painter and member of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Here he is performing with a group called Zapis. Consider hunting down his work on record, or check out samples over at Youtube.
Expect to see John Batchelor’s podcast links here. He does stunning work interviewing authors, and you can tell he’s actually read the book he’s discussing on his radio program. You can see the podcast page here, or listen to the program immediately here. To purchase the book, buy it from Amazom.com here.
I have to admit that I hate mose of what constitutes what is called ‘thrash metal’. It is boring, repetitive in a lame way, and the vocals tend to sound like the Cookie Monster suffering from a bad bout of diarrhea. This, however, struck me as being a bit different. My friend, Mark, who has …