What would monk who took a vow of silence do for a Christmas show? These high school students present a creative answer to the question.
Silent Monks Christmas Show
Jimi Hendrix – Moebius (S)trip
Before license fees changed it all, MTv transformed music into the realm of the visual. Music videos added another layer of creativity to music.
Less than a year ago, Google launched Deep Dream, AI software to create videos. The video below is the work of YouTuber Lulu xXX. A live performance of Hendrix playing Hey Joe fused with the art of Jean Giraud aka Moebius.
Jimi Hendrix – Moebius (S)trip
Kraftwerk – 1970 – Soester Konzert, WDR Archive
Sometimes saying less is more. Take some time to watch this historic Kraftwerk 1970 Soester Konzert. It is the innovative band’s first concert.
The video is about one hour and after the break.
The Music Vault – An Amazingly Impressive Archive of Live Concerts
If you are a Grateful Dead fan, you will love this YouTube channel. As Open Culture notes, The Grateful Dead have the most dominant presence on the site but, considering how many shows they did, shouldn’t that just follow as reasonable?
The abundance of the dead can make it a bit tough to find other bands. However, try searching YouTube using “Music Vault + [insert band name here]” to filter out some of the Grateful Dead.
I spent about a half hour browsing the site. It is not that difficult to find artists other than The Dead. In my opinion, the site is well worth the browsing time. You may also wish to explore the link to Open Culture as they have many links to many artists. I picked one they didn’t mention to share after the break.
Star Wars Music and More from the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
I love music and enjoy many genres. One of my favorites is soundtracks. If you are a regular reader here, you also know I am a huge fan of Open Culture. Some movie franchises, James Bond for example, are known for their excellent scores. Some composers are, more or less, known only as film composers. Can you name one work by John Williams that is not a soundtrack?
If you are a Star Wars fan, check out the video below. Vader and some troopers even showed up for the event!
The Praugue Philharmanic Performs The Imperial March
The article at Open Culture includes links to even more soundtracks including, one of my all time favorites, 2001:A Space Odyssey. The article has both links and playlists. Some of the works mentioned go all the way back to silent movies… yeah, somewhat of an oxymoron eh?
- Star Wars The Force Awakens Soundtrack Lands On iTunes (geeky-gadgets.com)
- ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Soundtrack – Stream the Score! (justjared.com)
George Harrison’s Final Show
If you want more information about this, check out the post about it at Open Culture.
If you enjoy George Harrison you may also like The Apple Years which is available at Amazon
Sick of Sarah is Touring
I was so thrilled to get this news. These ladies are awesome musicians. Having seen them live before, I expect nothing less than some great concerts. Nonetheless, I will let them fill you in.
You can find out more about these girls at their website and they are listing the tour dates on their Facebook page. If you wish to hear how they sound live, check out the interview and concert recording Lumpy got back in 2011.
They Might Be Giants to do Fan Appreciation Show
I just had to share some of the good news I received in my inbox. A band that I and many others have been fans of for years it going to do a show for the fans. I even remember “Dial a Song”. You can learn more about the event here. The concert will be on Friday, October 17 at 8 PM. Having seen them live in the past, I assure you that it will be a great show… they are awesome live.
You can find out more about this band at:
- Matt Bennett Reviews They Might Be Giants Live (nerdist.com)
- They Might Be Giants Live – Free! Download (indienation.fm)
- They Might Be Giants Offers Free Live Album Download (macobserver.com)
- TMBG wants your global help to make a new “Alphabet of Nations” video (boingboing.net)
Meow – Marc Gunn to do a Cat Themed Concert
I am snot sure when this hit my feed reader but I noticed it this morning. Marc Gunn, who you will hear much about today for it is Celtic Thursday, describes his music as “rhythm and folk” and themed around Sci Fi, hobbits, cats and Star Wars. He also does lots of drinking songs. Marc has an announcement
I have seen Marc perform live. I can tell you that it should be a great show. He is just a great entertainer. Be sure to get your tickets.
- His Website
- @marcgunnmusic on Twitter
- Brobdingnagian Bards
- The Irish and Celtic Music Podcats
- The Celtic Geek Podcat
- The Bards Crier Ezine
Many Musicians to Join the George Harrison Tribute Concert
While John was my favorite of the “Fab Four” as a soloist, there is a strong argument that George may well be the most respected as a singer-songwriter. The simple fact that the man settled for one or two tracks competing with the Lennon-McCartney duo certainly says much about his commitment to the group. Regardless of how I feel, it is clear that many musicians have tons of respect and admiration for the man.
Pitchfork.com reports that Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne, Weird All, members of Weezer, Cold War Kids and more will all be performing at the show. All proceeds are going to Sweet Relief. Sweet Relief is a non-profit that provides monetary support for struggling musicians.
After the break, there is a video of the DVD of a previous tribute concert to the former Beatle. I have a friend who is a total Harrison fanatic and she was kind enough to let me watch the entire set. I can say two things about the work. First, it is amazing how much his son looks like him. So much so that it actually confused Paul. Second, it is an excellent line up and performance. The boxed DVD set has a lot of material, all of which is very enjoyable.
JIMI HENDRIX – 1967.12.22 “Christmas on Earth Continued”
Open Culture is one of my favorite feeds. Not only do they share where to find books but also video gems like the one below. Check out Jimi covering The Beatles.
- Vintage Advert Featuring Jimi Hendrix Dressed As Santa Claus (neatorama.com)
- Jimi Hendrix, the Uncut Story, watch free online (dphilosophy.com)
- Jimi Hendrix Unplugged: Two Rare Recordings of Hendrix Playing Acoustic Guitar (openculture.com)