Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Gorillaz Post

This post is dedicated to Gorillaz and to how much I want to see them live (right now, I'm listening to Plastic Beach Live discs and it really got me into the mood :) )
These are the best live versions I found on youtube (maybe not, but I'm satisfied with them because they're awesome :D)

To Binge live (Jools Holland)

Empire Ants live (at the Roundhouse)

Last Living Souls live (in Harlem)

On Melancholy Hill live (BBC live lounge)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Summer festivals

Right now, the best you can do is to buy festival tickets until they sell out/get too expensive !
My first choice is Pohoda, like every year, and I'm really hoping for Justice...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Yeaaaaaaaah :)

I'm going to see Beirut again at Pohoda 2011 :))

Looking forward to it already :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Holiday finally!

Yesterday I finally came home, because my 3 week holiday begun (finally 8) ) and now I have time for everything, including this blog! :D So here is Mark Ronson, I think he is awesome, I have not yet heard a bad song with him involved. And I know you all know this one probably, I just came over it listening to BBC Radio 1 live sessions (unfortunately, I could not find that version on youtube, so here is the music video :) )

And no, I do not watch Gossip Girl.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Today, my friend sent me guitar version of Pictures at an Exhibition, a piece with whom I have a very specific relationship : I have known it since childhood in the orchestral version made by Ravel, my dad used to play the cd and tell us (me + my brother) stories about the Gnom, the Baba Yaga, the Dancing Chickens, the Old Castle etc. , I have heard it over 100 times .
Then, I found out the original was piano. We decided to play it with friends, we worked really hard and we had a very successful concert (it was actually the most difficult piece I have ever played).
And here it is today, the guitar version. All the music played either by a symphonic orchestra or a hard-working pianist on 6 strings. (Well, it is not exactly the same, but it sounds almost identical and trust me, I know :D)

for comparison, here is the orchestral version made by Ravel:

and here is a piano version (I wanted a live one so you can watch the hands, so it is not in such a great quality ..):

Instrumentals ftw

Instrumental versions are great and can be used for private karaoke :D
Today I found out there are few instrumental versions of Grizzly Bear songs, as an illustration, here's Dory:

and its original version:

but my long-term instrumental favourite is this one:

.. and I sing to this one very often! :D

Friday, January 21, 2011

After a long break..

Sorry I haven't been active lately, school got me and I have to study, but I will find more time for my blog, I promise ! :D

I know this song because Fatboy Slim made a remix of it on Pohoda 2008 and I think it's pretty cool.. and better in original than remixed!