The Last Shadow Puppets are an English band consisting of some of the most talented british musicians of this era.
The group is formed by Alex Turner (that guy that happens to be the vocalist of Arctic Monkeys), Miles Kane (ex member of The Rascals and now solo artist), producer James Ford (ex- Simian Mobile Disco) and Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions).
The Baroque Pop/Rock band united forces back in 2007 and performed their first ever show in Brooklyn, New York in March 2008. They’ve played on Later… With Jools Holland (one of my FAVE shows), Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, a secret gig at Glastonbury in 2008, and many more shows here and there.
Remember that song by Britney Spears called Toxic?
Well, believe it or not, it came out over 10 years ago! It came out in 2004!
I’m sure a hell of a lot of you remember the video… Britney Spears in her prime years, wearing a racy blue stewardess outfit, red hair and a black latex catsuit and a transparent outfit with rhine stones, yes, after that explanation, you have to know what video I’m talking about! (And if not, here it is below).
Random fact: Toxic is Britney’s most expensive video to date, it cost $1 million dollars!!! (Back in 2004).
What I want to get to in this post is that whilst surfing the web (I love that expression, and even though it’s a saying from the early 2000’s, I will use it forever.) I came across a gem.
A cover of Toxic.
Yael Naim is an Israeli singer-songwriter born in Paris and is 37 years old.
(I’m sure you’ll recognise her voice, or at least her song New Soul which was released in 2007.)
Yael did a cover of Spear’s Toxic and it’s AMAZING!
Very different to the original version and the word which describes it best (in my opinion) would be SENSUAL.
Have a listen to it here and let me know what you think.
Escuchen el programa del sábado 16 de enero, aquí!
Todos los sábados tengo una pequeña sección en el programa de Jergas (Reactor 105.7 FM de 6pm a 7pm) en donde recomiendo bandas, grupos, músicos del Reino Unido. La recomendación de estas semana es de Bolton, y se llaman STB.
Last weeks programme is here!
Every Saturday I have a small section on my good friend Jergas’ show on Reactor 105.7 FM from 6 pm – 7pm.
Have a listen to the show here and this weeks recommendation from the United Kingdom; STB.
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” – William Blake
What does William Blake refer to with his quote?
The dirty glass door is a metaphor for restricting perception.
Imagine yourself in a short section of a long corridor with a dirty glass door in front of you. You cannot see through it. To perceive something new, you have to open the door, step through the doorway and into the next section of the corridor. In this new section you perceive something new.
But this new piece of corridor is also a short section with a dirty glass door in front. So you must again open the door and step forwards to perceive the new.
And so it goes on. Dirty door after dirty door.
Now imagine those glass doors were dazzlingly clean and crystal clear. You would see right down the corridor. And you would see that possibility of the new goes on for ever.
Now imagine that countless corridors project out from you in countless directions – all with glass doors separating the known from the new. If the doors of perception along all those corridors were cleansed, you’d see infinity in overwhelming clarity.
(I wanted to understand the meaning of this quote and I think this answer nailed it to a T. I looked it up and this is the explanation someone gave and I loved it.) – Goes to say, I didn’t write out this explanation.
This year was INSANE in so many ways… I lost friends, made new friends, trusted my intuition a lot more, accepted who I am, stopped worrying about what people think about me, became even more sentimental and emotional, found out I was going to be an aunt for the third time, understood that happiness doesn’t depend on materialistic things (even though they do help, but that’s not happiness), had “The Talk” with my dad about my life and it only lasted about 5 minutes – now that is a MASSIVE accomplishment; we’ve always gotten on great, but we finally accepted and understood each other on another level. My baby sister ain’t so young anymore, she turned 22 and she is the person I most admire in the world. Most importantly, I am understanding and not understanding myself at the same time, it’s weird… The more you know, the less you know. That’s what I learnt this year.
I feel blessed and I’m very lucky and I would like to thank every single person reading this.
I was listening to a music programme the other day and it was all about Eurodance music.
Eurodance is a genre of electronic music that originated in the late 1980’s in Europe (obviously…)!
I’m a big fan of this genre of music and it’s a massive part of who I am!
Growing up in Manchester, England, I listened to this music all the time! On MTV – when they actually played music, on the radio (shout out to Key 103!!!), on the school bus, at parties, at the shops and so on.
I decided to share a few of my fave songs of this genre, hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
(I got a bit too excited and posted a lot of songs, I know I missed out a few, but if I actually put all the 90’s tunes I listened to back then, you guys wouldn’t be going out this weekend.)
One of my faves!!!
Daft Punk – One More Time
The Scatman – Scatman John
Bomfunk MC’s – Freestyler
Next up: INCREDIBLE TUNE!!!
Vengaboys – Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!
Ian Van Dahl – Castles In The Sky
ATC – All Around The World (la la la la la la)
Next Up: National anthem in the UK in the 90’s!
Ace Of Base – All That She Wants
Snap – Rhythm Is A Dancer
Alice DJ – Better Off Alone
The Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme
La Bouche – Be My Lover
Mr President – Coco Jambo
Next Up: This is not one of my faves, but we ALL listened to this back in the day!
Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Next up: LOVEEEEEEE THIS ONE!!
Moloko – Sing It Back
Next up: CLASSSSSSSSSSIC!!!
Modjo – Lady
Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby
Next up: Kind of annoying, but it’s a classic!
Phats & Small – Turn Around
Next up: Me personal favourite
Olive – You’re Not Alone