Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Philip Higham in Farnham Parish Church

April 29, 2017

I came across cellist Philip Higham  rehearsing in Farnham Parish Church. He was very good, ideally suited to the church acoustics. I was tempted to buy a CD but at £20, no way. I left, returned, and bought. Had it been £10, I would have bought two. It was though a double CD.

Philip Higham was quite apologetic. He has to buy them. That is the disadvantage of being on a record label.

As the acoustics were so good, I suggested get hold of quality recording equipment, record, master and release as a live recording on bandcamp.

If lack the funds, crowd source.

Also consider looping the cello. I gave Zoe Keating as an example.

Or could do a duo with bass player Steve Lawson.

In the evening, was giving a cello concert hosted by Tilford Bach Society.

Bartek Dabrowski

April 6, 2017

I came across Bartek Dabrowski playing in the High Street, just through The Stonebow.

I had seen him late morning setting up, as I walked past him on my way up the High Street, up The Strait, up Steep Hill, to Lincoln Castle, through the Castle to The Lawn, cappuccino at Makushi on my way back down.

He was exceptional.

I had a chat, bought a couple of CDS.

I suggested he be on bandcamp.

He asked where he should play, as he was new to the area.

I suggested walk to the top of Steep Hill and play in the square where it was quieter and people were more likely to linger and listen and where earlier, I had found a classical guitarist playing.

The Great Correction

March 7, 2017

The Great Correction, wonderful song and imagery from Eliza Gilkyson.

From her album Beautiful World.

She needs to release on bandcamp, not all the wrong sites that are owned and controlled by Big Business

Special thanks to 

Blockadia are the flash points, where paramilitary forces are used against protesters defending the commons. 

 

My Way

January 3, 2017

Robbie Williams performed live in London to see in the New Year.

A poor lacklustre mediocre performance.

Not a patch on Frank Sinatra classic live at Royal Albert Hall where he had edge.

Satomi Morimoto

December 31, 2016

I had the pleasure of meeting Satomi Morimoto a couple of weeks ago.

I saw her at Teatro Timanfaya where she played jazz with ST Fusion, then a couple of days later when in a classical trio  OpenART Ensemble she played music from the film Amelie and the modern tango of Astor Piazzolla.

She is an amazing jazz and classical pianist, and has an incredible voice.

Film is at her house, then centre of La Laguna.

Dorian

December 31, 2016

Berlin Live sessions, Dorian performed by Agnes Obel (piano),  with Anne Müller (cello) and Mika Posen (viola), from her album Aventine.

All I Want for Christmas is You

December 25, 2016

Christmas song from Jewelia.

Hallelujah

December 24, 2016

Kaylee with Killard House Special School choir singing Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah.

Kaylee has difficulty communicating with people, and yet, she can sing.

Kaylee Rodgers has autism and ADHD, but has been growing in confidence with every performance after starting to sing at the age of three.

Incredible voice and performance of Hallelujah.

Brings tears to the eyes.

Jeremy Corbyn for Christmas No 1

December 18, 2016

No airplay on Radio 1.

Does anyone actually listen to the commercial crap on Radio 1?

Perverse to say the least to not only release but promote on tax-dodging iTunes and Amazon. Even worse to release on spotify. Lack of joined up thinking by those around Jeremy Corbyn.

Pleased therefore to finally see joined up thinking and a song being promoted on bandcamp.
Why on earth was it released, let alone promoted, on tax-dodging iTunes or Amazon? Even worse on spotify which screws artists?
Sell 1500 songs on iTunes to make minimum wage.  1.2 million plays on spotify.
Spotify operates facebook model, theft and abuse of personal data.
On bandcamp, artists get the data, bandcamp only takes a small cut. Can easily be shared. High quality audio. Can listen to entire tracks and albums. Can set minimum price, pay more than the asking price.

 

Vida Loca

December 17, 2016

Vida Loca performed by Satomi Morimoto and Virginia Guantanamera in concert at Entre2.

Satomi Morimoto is an amazing jazz and classical pianist and an opera singer.

I had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of weeks ago and attending two of her concerts.