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 …
The end of the year is here, so expect to read many top lists for 2014. All About Jazz points us to John Kelman’s top live choices.
Books as works of art in and of themselves. Remarkable. Simon Brown makes books look… desirable! Many thanks to my friend Al Clark, whose group is a goldmine for oddities, especially when it comes to music. We may be miles apart politically, but this gorgeous photo set, like music, brings us into agreement. Credit to …
Many thanks to bolingo69 for posting this rather sublime-looking set. Has anyone been able to find a copy of it, or has access to a digitized copy? This looks like a very enjoyable set to spend these winter nights with.
One of the greatest bands in the history of Balkan alternative music, Anastasia were fronted by singer Goran Trajkoski (Gotra), who went on to sing for Macedonian legends Mizar, as well as making incredible music as a solo musician. He is also an old friend who is as decent as he is talented. Here is …