Ready to wake up again?
There's nothing like stopping for a few hours to make you think
about what you are doing and what you really should be doing.
Great music again this week with tracks from North America, Europe
and Africa. "Every one a winner"
Note from my chum Malcolm in France (where he has some beautiful
"To all my friends who sent me best
wishes for 2007. It did fuck-all. For 2008, could you please send
either money, alcohol or petrol vouchers. Cheers."
Living the dream - Olio
Olio features Arif on vocals and lead guitar, DeHaven on drums and
vocals, and Matt Sherrell on bass and vocals. A true example of the
diverse American culture - from hip-hop to funk, soul to rock and a
dash of pop.
Theme: Happy - Jimmie Bratcher (Missouri, USA)
A sudden flurry of interesting tracks went up onto the PMN in the
past few days - amongst all the banal nonsense of so called
I mentioned Fado music from Lisbon Portugal a couple of weeks ago
and by coincidence or magic, there's a superb Fado song on the
Os Búzios - Ana Moura
A young fadista gaining much popularity, Ana Moura has proven
herself a worthy successor of great artists like Amalia
Ana has a whole load of shows coming up in Holland / Netherlands
and Belgium from 4 Jan to 2 Feb, she"s in Paris on 5 Feb and Berlin
on 8th and Valencia in Spain on 9th. Then there's a bit of a break
before she heads over to captivate North American audiences with
the release of her debut album Guarda-me a vida na mao (Keep my
life in your hand) to be released February 8th on World
Village/Harmonia Mundi USA. She has shows at The Carnegie Hall in
New York, New Jersey, Boston and California between March 28 and
finishing up in San Francisco on April 13.
Ana - Vieux Farka Toure
(Mali) FIRST PLAY
Son of the late great Ali Farka Toure, Vieux is a rising star on
the world music scene, and frequently praised for his guitar
Cler Achel - Tinariwen
(Mali) FIRST PLAY
Former Taureg rebel fighters, Tinariwen's roots music is about the
suffering of their people and hope for a better world.
Keep Movin' - Jaik Miller Band
(Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Soulful, american rock and roll wilth great songs! Nothing much
happening at the band website
/ however, their MySpace seems
If I only had the heart - The
Graduating high school early is nothing for a band when you have
already graduated from the school of rock with honors. The Maine
have taken no classes, were given no grades, and had no
teachers.Thier new album reached #1 on PureVolume, #6 on iTunes Top
Alternative Chart and 66 on the MySpace Top 100. [Blah, blah blah]
Damned fine song though!
Waiting - Stereomovers
Stereomovers: Alex D. and Simon Roy have been making music together
over the last decade.
Alongside guitarist and producer Pierre "Baz" Bazinet, they have
reinvented their sound.
"Waiting" is a FREE DOWNLOAD for all from their MySpace
I mentioned change and revolution - time to live the dream instead
of sleepwalking to someone else's pattern for you.
The Shift - Jesta
Bryan Page is the guy that is Jesta. Bryan has been working in
recording studios in the U.K. since the late 1980's as an engineer,
producer, singer and musician. Now at last he has found the time to
come up with some of his own music with a little help from his
Last time we spoke he was in Essex but now seems to be in Morcambe,
Lancashire on the Irish Sea coast of England.
This track is actually quite an old tune from 1997 when New Labour
was the hope for a fresh start in UK politics. How times change!
You can get it and (She's so)
from iTunes, from the Podsafe Music network for
direct from Jesta's site.