Music Quote of the Day

"If you really think about it, everything in this world tries to be music." -- Eugene Hutz

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pas o Panori - Věra Bílá & Kale

The first snow of the winter fell today. So soft and beautiful and full of childhood dreams. I really love the first snow. I don't know why, but this song came with the snow. This medley is a lot of fun, but really it's just the one song - Pas o Panori - that I just can't get enough of today. Go here --> <-- for that video.

The daughter of Romani musician Karol Giňa, Věra Bílá was born in 1954 in the village of Rokycany, Czechoslovakia where she still lives with her husband, Frantisek, and their son.

Pas o Panori (and some other songs) by Věra Bílá & Kale as performed at the 2009 International Gypsy Fest

Věra Bílá bio

Věra Bílá MySpace page

Friday, October 23, 2009

Quiet and Cold - Juana Ghani

Yeah, no video for this one. I just wanted to share a little of what we do. Hope you enjoy it.

Quiet and Cold by Juana Ghani, released October 21, 2009

<a href="">Quiet and Cold by Juana Ghani</a>

Juana Ghani Bandcamp page

Juana Ghani MySpace page

Juana Ghani Facebook page

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

If I Should Fall from Grace with God - The Pogues

Now this is a great way to start a gloomy, rainy autumn morning, indeed! It's got my blood pumpin' and my heart jumpin' for sure.

Shane MacGowan and Spider Stacey met in 1977 in a bathroom at a Ramones concert at The Roundhouse in London, England. Both were in other bands at the time. They started jamming together and other musicians joined them over the years. In 1982, they played their first gig in Kings Cross, London, England as Pogue Mahone, an anglicization of the Irish "póg mo thóin" ("kiss my arse"). They shortened their name to The Pogues in 1984 after some censoring by the BBC due to complaints received from Gaelic speakers in Scotland. MacGowan left the band in 1991 (actually, he was fired because of his instability, unreliability and erratic behavior). Vocal duties were taken over by Joe Strummer, then Spider Stacey. After the dismal failure of the album "Pogue Mahone", the band broke up in 1996. The band reformed for a Christmas concert in 2001 and have been touring off and on since then.

If I Should Fall from Grace with God
by The Pogues from the 1987 album "If I Should Fall from Grace with God"

The Pogues website

The Pogues MySpace page

Friday, October 16, 2009

The One on the Right is on the Left - Johnny Cash

J.R. Cash was born February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas, USA to Ray and Carrie Cash. He was given the name J.R. because his parents couldn't agree on a name, just initials. It wasn't until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force (who wouldn't accept just initials) that he legally took the name John R. Cash.

Johnny Cash began his music career in 1954 when he walked in to Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee hoping to sign a record deal. His first songs, "Hey Porter" and "Cry Cry Cry" were released in 1955.

Johnny Cash
died in 2003, just 4 months after his beloved wife, June Carter Cash, passed away.

The One on the Right is on the Left
by Johnny Cash from the 1966 album "Everybody Loves a Nut" (one of my favorite albums)

The Official Johnny Cash Website

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pine Box - Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Wow. It's been awhile since I've posted anything. Sorry. Kids, colds, and life interfering again. Strange music is still spinning 'round my head, 'though, so it's all good.

Playing a style of music that is sometimes labeled "country gothic", Slim Cessna's Auto Club was formed in Denver, Colorado in 1993. They have a released a total of 6 albums so far, signed with Jello Biafra's independent label, Alternative Tentacles.

Thanks, S'bella, for introducing me to this band. Me likey!

Pine Box by Slim Cessna's Auto Club from the 2000 album "Always Say Please and Thank You"

Slim Cessna's Auto Club website

Slim Cessna's Auto Club MySpace page