“Let Her Go” by Passenger is such an awesome awesome song… especially this stripped-down version by Kurt Hugo Schneider and Tyler Ward. Melodic and vulnerable. Love the lyrics, too. Fave song today…
Watch (and listen) below… (lyrics included)
It’s one thing to be able to see one of your favorite artists perform live in concert… and it’s a totally different thing to be able to not only watch a performance, but to be in the same room with your favorite artist and to have the opportunity to spend time and talk to him/her.
That’s exactly the kind of moment I had last night when my wife and I had the chance to watch Ms. Patti Austin practice her songs with the band for her concert later this evening at the Araneta Coliseum.
It was so surreal. I cannot even begin to describe how awesome it was. To be in a room with only a handful of people inside and to be right next to her while she happily goes through each musical number is just unbelievable.
The songs she ran through were the very songs I grew up listening to back in the ’80s… “All Behind Us Now”, “How Do You Keep The Music Playing”, “If I Believe”, “Say You Love Me”, and so much more.
Exactly what can you do or how much can you accomplish using 1MB of data transfer via mobile surfing?
If you’ve already read the previous post I made a few months back, the infographics and explanation on that article pretty much gives you an idea on how to make the most of your mobile data allotment.
If infographics and reading text isn’t exactly your cup of tea, we can go the “Mary Poppins-ish” route and learn a little bit more about it through a song! Thanks to Globe and Johnoy Danao’s very catchy tune, “What An MB Can Be”, knowing how much data you consume and learning how to make the most of each byte becomes a pleasant and enjoyable learning experience.
I love mashups. Particularly the ones I stumble across on YouTube.
Ever heard of Sam Tsui? He’s quite the hit on YouTube… he puts out some of the coolest mashups online and most of his covers are awesomely arranged and produced by his good friend (and in my opinion, a musical genius), Kurt Hugo Schneider. Together they also do solo covers which, more often than not sound way better than the originals.
I follow (and subscribe) to a good number of independent artists on YouTube – really artistic and far more talented than a lot of mainstream artists we usually listen to.
Since we are in the topic of mashups… check out Sam Tsui’s latest collaboration with Kurt Hugo Schneider – “Summer Pop Medley 2012”. Just awesome.
So, what did you think of the video?
I was just going through a bunch of videos on YouTube earlier and stumbled upon a not so old song by Michael Buble entitled, “Everything”. And though it actually ain’t that new to me, it sounded quite fresh again after all these years.
It’s a wonderful song, really. Not to mention, Buble has a superb voice – the Sinatra of our generation, in my opinion.
Unlike most “disposable” tunes that are shoved down our
throats ears on a daily basis over the radio nowadays (not ALL… but MOST), Michael Buble puts out instant classics. The kind of songs our children should be listening to more often.
Don’t believe me? Check out this music video.
Some of you probably still remember the group, “Two Minds Crack”… the band that performed the New Wave hit song, “Upside Down”, back in the early 80s.
A band I used to co-manage years back named, “Candles”, did an awesome remake of this hit single. This particular version was included in the group’s debut album which came out during the last quarter of 2006 under Viva Records. Long before 6CycleMind’s version was ever released.
When I first featured the song on my old blog years back, I got a surprise visit by Two Minds Crack band member, Kevin Jones! He actually left a short comment below my post commending the band on how well he thought the remake was done. His message was as follows:
“Hi, I was the lead singer/guitarist in Two Minds Crack and I wrote Upside Down – I really enjoyed the Candles version – keep up the good work!!”
A few weeks after that, I got another message on the same post… but this time it came from Two Minds Crack co-member, Pete Martin! His message:
“Greetings Candles…loved the version of Upside Down. Don’t listen to Kevin Jones…. I wrote upside down…. I was guitarist and keyboard player in Two Minds Crack… that Jones fella gets everywhere! Joking aside, we wrote that and first recorded it back in 1983 ish, the finished version being released on The Victory Parade album in 1986. We didn’t find out until the 90’s that it was a big hit over there which was a shame cos to be sure we would have come out and played some gigs. It’s a big thrill to hear someone cover one of your tracks believe me. Keep rocking in the free world son…..and at least you got Kev’s words correct !!! Pete.”
Hahaha… I was particularly amused by his last words (“and at least you got Kev’s words correct!!!”) coz I also found out that Pete was well aware of 6CycleMind’s version. And listening closely to their own rendition of the 80s New Wave classic, you’ll notice that there is quite a number of inaccurate lyrics in it.
It’s a shame Candles disbanded so early in their careers… but things like these do happen. Oh well… I guess that’s that.
I suppose it’s only appropriate that I feature Candles’ version of “Upside Down” for everyone to enjoy. So… without further ado…
I wanna thank Smart and the entire Smart Digital Team for the awesome mosh pit tickets they gave me and my wife for Lady Gaga’s Concert entitled the “Born This Way Ball”, which was held last week at the Mall Of Asia Arena.
Yes. The title of this entry pretty much says everything!
It’s the 1st Music Expo & 23rd Awit Awards Night on Sept 28-30, 2010 at the Centerstage of the Mall of Asia.
Unlike previous years, this Awit Awards Night will be preceded by 2 days of talks/seminars… hence the 1st Music Expo. If you’re a songwriter, musician, record producer, or just a plain and simple music lover, head over to the Mall of Asia and listen to notable personalities and guest speakers who will share valuable thoughts and ideas covering vast topics and aspects of our music industry.
After that, cap it all off with a celebration of Philippine music as we recognize this year’s musical achievements via the 23rd Awit Awards.
I have been part of Awit Awards’ “Judging Committee” for the past 10 years… and listening to this year’s batch of entries, I have to say that our industry is just getting better and better technically and artistically!
So, come and celebrate with us!
This is truly an event you won’t ever want to miss!
See you there!