|Never gonna love again (live on KEXP) -|
29 Jun 2014
28 Jun 2014
|Cruel world - Lana del Rey|
27 Jun 2014
|Atlantis - Ellie Goulding|
26 Jun 2014
|Ain't no life - Pilot Speed|
25 Jun 2014
|Keep the car running - Arcade Fire|
About the concert, well, it's been a great experience and it was worth the trip to (near) Verona: beautiful venue (though with a not-as-good sound), beautiful setlist (with a couple of not-so-strong songs maybe) and a band in good shape (even though I felt less adrenaline rushes than I expected to). All in all a good to great concert, I'm happy I've been there and that's what matters! The highlight for me has been a super performance by We exist, their latest single, mainly thanks to a very powerful introduction by Win (something like "This song is about a gay guy not being accepted by his father, I'm sure you all have been in this situation in one way or another, but don't worry, you are perfect the way you are now!") and... well, I could've asked a little bit more from Neon Bible but we got a few and another one of the songs I enjoyed the most is the one I chose for this post, so keep your car running!
24 Jun 2014
|Neighborhood #3 (Power out) - |
23 Jun 2014
|Eez-eh - Kasabian|
22 Jun 2014
I have been quite busy doing nothing lately and well, it's time to post! In this weird moment of tiring nothingness interspersed with super busy days I almost forgot that my second (and last for the time being) concert of this summer; almost, but not completely! I have started listening to Arcade Fire's whole discography to get ready for the gig and to get in the mood! It's just two days away and I still have to finalise the arrangements: the thing that is worrying me the most is that a storm is forecast to rage out on the place exactly before and during the gig... it's gonna be like being at a british festival I suppose! Well, we'll see how it goes, in the meanwhile let's enjoy the opening track of their debut album, Funeral, in this sundayrevival post!
21 Jun 2014
|My blood - Ellie Goulding|
20 Jun 2014
|Shades of cool - Lana del Rey|
I said that she chose the song for me because I was undecided about which song to post (2 listens have just given me the chance to spot a few possible first-line favourites but nothing more) and I must confess this was not running for the spot. Yet Lana posted a video for it just today (actually the today I am writing this post in, that means 3 days ago) and, well... that's it! It is possible that I have grown a stronger liking for this song (and album) in the time between the writing and the posting of this, so stay tuned for more!
19 Jun 2014
|Maria - Patti Smith|
Another reason why I've been thinking about this song is that I have lately updated my playlist 'Women characters', a playlist of songs where female characters play a central role. The not-so-very-English name is a kind of self-quote, as this playlist follow a precedent one called 'Women' that featured my (at-the-time) favourite female singers. I remember burning that one on a CD as a present for my mother a long time ago...!
Well, I leave you with Maria and Patti, make sure you enjoy this pearl!
18 Jun 2014
|Wild way - Tori Amos|
17 Jun 2014
|Light you up - Pilot Speed|
This post will be swift and I'm sorry, because I'd like to devote a rightful amount of attention to this band I grew a liking for and to this song in particular which is one of my current favourites (together with yesterday's tune by Ellie Goulding). They are Pilot Speed, a Canadian alt-rock band I always mistakingly consider of German origin. This song is one of the singles out of their last album, 2009's Wooden Bones. The band sadly disbanded (sorry for the pun) in 2010.
Unfortunately there is no decent recording on the song on YouTube, neither live nor the album version, so I will leave here a link to the album version on Grooveshark: Light you up
|Anything could happen - Ellie Goulding|
Today I'm posting a song by a singer I've discovered in the last few months and, even though she will not get into the olympus of my super favourites anytime soon, I must say she is quite good and I enjoy her music quite well. This is my current favourite track on the first edition of her last work, Halcyon (which has been re-released last year as Halcyon days). She is of course Ellie Goulding.
16 Jun 2014
|Gunshot - Lykke Li|
14 Jun 2014
|Yayo - Lana del Ray|
The song I'm posting now is one that it took a long while to fall for: Yayo is included in Born to die: the Paradise edition, Lana's re-release of her debut album under her current stage name Lana del Rey and the album that brought her to international success. The song was already included in her previous album, Kill Kill. I only started liking it after listening to the Kill Kill original version, and this is the one I'm posting here now.
12 Jun 2014
|Houdini - Foster the People|
11 Jun 2014
|Everywhere - Michelle Branch|
10 Jun 2014
|Interlude 1 (Ripe & ruin) - Alt-J|
Finally about music: today (and in the last week actually) I've been listening a lot (again) to Alt-J's debut album and, after an unequalled bellyful of Italian music (my friend who was driving is a fan of it), I'm back to my older habits! Enjoy and have a wonderful night!
|Pompeii - Bastille|
And so here we are again, a new week is starting, even if I have been writing this last week! If everything's going fine I should be on my way back from the trip at the sea I've been doing this past few days with some friends and hopefully everything's been going great! Tomorrow I'm gonna start posting live again, I promise, but for today I have (had) to write in advance still. I am actually writing this post together with the Get lucky one, as these two songs has been going together for me since last year: I fell in love with both of them more or less at the same time, they were in the same playlist and they have been the two hits of last summer for me and for the whole world in general I think! And given that summer has come again and I am celebrating it at the sea (it's gonna be ironic if in the next few days, that means when this is published, it's gonna be rainy and windy and chilly!), it makes sense to revive back some of past year's successes!
|Sights - London Grammar|
Hello guys, if everything is going alright I should be at the sea at the time this is getting posted! Now I'm writing it at the beginning of the week for the coming weekend, when I'm planning to go to the sea for a couple of days with a couple of friends! I've been just checking the weather forecast right now and there should be something like 34-37°C with full sun! Can't wait! I really hope it's gonna be like this!
Back to music: I'm writing this on the eve of the Tori Amos concert, which I'm hoping it's gonna be great! Yet I'm posting this other song, as I've been waking up with it on my mind and, let's face it, it's a great one! This is one of my favourite out of London Grammar's debut album If you wait. I have just been watching the video for the first time and I liked it a lot too, it conveys a powerful message for what I can read in it: the scene moving from London Grammar playing a gig to Hannah (the singer) portraying an ordinary girl singing in the audience in my opinion means that we should all try to follow our dreams and face and fight our fears, we can all be living our dreams as
"What you’re feeling, It’s what I’m feeling too. What you’re made of, It’s what I’m made of too."
I know you're gonna love it too if you give it a chance, so enjoy (and happy sea trips to you all)!
7 Jun 2014
Run, run, my little one. Run out to see.
Run, run, my little one. What do you seek?
|Seneca - Patti Smith|
If you were his eyes, If you were his dreams
The whole of the sky could not contain you...
6 Jun 2014
|Get lucky - Daft Punk|
5 Jun 2014
|Love runs out - OneRepublic|
4 Jun 2014
|In the springtime of his voodoo -|
What I'm posting now is one song I've never been strongly attached to (that is in an album I AM very much into) and that I didn't expect her to play at all and, well... it's been amazing, the whole surprise effect, the performance, the whole thing... great, just great! I wanted to share with you a quite good recording of last night's performance but I can't seem to put the video here, so you can find it here and down here you find the album version.
3 Jun 2014
2 Jun 2014
|I never learn (live on KEXP) - Lykke Li|
Moreover in the last nights I've been watching Nymphomaniac, the movie by Lars von Trier and the mal de vivre atmosphere created in the movie fits very well Lykke Li's music, so what better than that? A happy depressing new week to you all!
1 Jun 2014
|One - Alanis Morissette|