Jeez but the Travelling Willbury’s takes me back a year or two. This is pure Rock ‘n Roll classic at its ultimate best! The English-American supergroup consisted of music legends Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, and recorded two albums together in 1988 and 1990, although The Voice of An Angel Orbison passed away before the second was recorded. Take a second to appreciate the members of this band…mind blowing! Here’s a fun fact: ‘Tweeter and The Monkey Man’ is considered a playful homage to The Boss, who was often hailed as “the next Dylan” early in his career. The lyrics include the titles of many of his songs, and the song borrows many of his themes. You know what to do next, right? Plugin those earphones, turn this one up and enjoy it with me.
You know what time it is, don’t you? No, not hammer-time. It’s Throwback Thursday time which is the best kind of way to remind yourself that it is almost the weekend. For today’s Throwback Thursday, we head back to 1983. A year which saw the world gripped by the fear of nuclear war between east and west, a year which saw Luke Skywalker defeat the Darkside and Journey release their classic hit ‘Separate Ways’. Although it never did too well back then (peaking at #8), ‘Separate Ways’ has established itself as a classic rock song hit and has featured in 2010 Disney film ‘Tron: Legacy’ and the 2008 film ‘Yes Man’. For interests sake, the music video for this song (featured below) is considered to be one of the worst music videos ever made. EVER. Plugin those earphones, turn this one up and enjoy it with me.
I got introduced to music from a Finnish band called French Films this past weekend and found myself really digging their vibe. It had my foot a-tapping and that’s generally a good sign. Their music reminds me of what The Killers sounded like in their early days and considering I’m something of an undercover The Killers fan, French Films are right up my undercover alley. Plugin in your earphones, turn this song up and enjoy this with me. Then tell me your thoughts on the music.
It’s 13h00 on a Friday and I’m out gents. On Fridays I prefer to abide by the Cape Town ethos that no one does work on a Friday after 13h00. It’s been a good week though and I’m looking forward to the weekend. Before I go, here’s a little tune which should raise your levels and get you psyched for Friday night. Plug in those earphones, turn this up loud and enjoy it with me.
In May of this year, the greatest rock band to come out of England since The Beatles – a.k.a Oasis (and you can quote me on the ‘greatest rock band’ bit) – celebrated 20 years since the completion of their début album ‘Definitely Maybe’. When the album was released in August of ’94 it shot straight to number one in the UK Albums Charts and marked the beginning of the band’s success in America. Not only has the album sold over 8 million copies worldwide but along with Blur’s ‘Parklife’ was credited as sparking the revival of British Rock and Pop music. Pretty impressive, if you ask me. With all of that razzmatazz in mind, let’s remember that it is the Friday before a long weekend and you are probably focusing on your plans for said weekend rather than the work you need to squeeze in before 17h00 comes around. Hopefully this will get you through it all. Plug in those earphones, turn this one up and enjoy!
Yoann Lemoine is a French director, designer and singer/songwriter better known by his stage name Woodkid. He has directed music videos for the likes of Katy Perry and Taylor Swift and only recently got into making his own music. This guy is an artist through and through as you get the feeling that he lives and breathes his work. This music video is part short film and testament to Woodkid’s creative mind. I was introduced to Woodkid by a French lover and was immediately hooked. His hauntingly deep voice and beats get you listening intently to the lyrics. Plug in your earphones, turn this up and enjoy.