I was digging around the web for old folk songs this morning and came across Chumbawumba’s English Rebel Songs 1381–1984, was particularly taken by “The World Upside Down”. I wanted to try arranging it but didn’t want to just duplicate and Frankenstein the last score I was working on, so I finally sat down and made a boilerplate.
Wanted some soulful-but-not-overly-corny tunes to work to so I put on a “song radio” Spotify station for music related to Gillian Welch’s “Look At Miss Ohio”, specifically the v. from Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains. First track to pop up was “That Day Is Done” with vocals by Elvis Costello and The Fairfield Four, Larry Knechtel on piano.
Oof, my heart…
The song was written by Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney, and it looks like it was originally released by Paul McCartney on his album Flowers In The Dirt. Personally, I prefer the Costello + Fairfield Four version. For a similar version, see live recording on YT. Related: see the history of The Fairfield Four, pretty exceptional. The group will soon be 100 yrs old.
- This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads
- I Love Hot Nights – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
- Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley
- I’m A Lady – Santigold ft. Troubled Andrew
- Acid Raindrops – People Under The Stairs
- Blue Sky – The Allman Brothers Band
- Failure – Kings of Convenience
- Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
- Lady Pilot – Neko Case
- For the Dishwasher – Grandaddy
- Lola – The Kinks
- I Love You All – The Soronprfbs ft. Micheal Fassbender
- Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
- Doo Wop (That Thing) – Ms. Lauryn Hill
- Mushaboom – Feist
- Circle – Shugo Tokumaru
- Your Arms Around Me – Jens Lekman
- The Big Sky – Kate Bush
EDIT 28.05.2018 at 14:37:
After making this playlist, SB suggested “The Morning of Our Lives” by Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers which does indeed fit the brief perfectly. Searched for the song on Spotify and came across this playlist, which IMO is superior! And it’s longer, so 👍
Surfing with coffee 4. This is off the back of Odrathek with Musarc, includes a few things/people I’ve looked in to after that overwhelming experience. Not comprehensive, but perhaps consider this big wave surfing…
Célia Gondol (B↓)(C↓) Chase the vibrations; Jenny Moore (↓D) (↓E) Sang “Reclaim the night” the whole way back last night (Central line din disguises humming nicely); Neil Luck (↓F) Reliving childhood softball injury; Bartosz Glowacki with Lore Lixenberg (↓G) First time a live musical performance has made me cry; Edka Jarząb (↓H) Intoxicating voice for change;
need to find the red book she read from on third day; read Warsound Warszawa; Rie Nakajima (↓I) Creator and destroyer of helpless noise creatures
Bloody Sirens GET IT NOW!
Zuzanna Ginczanka (↓M)
On Centaurs (↓) Not ideal since it seems to be paginated for press…
And 🌈, with added 🌧! To be restaged next Saturday 19 May 2018 at the RA for RA250.
There’s a sweet little spot in my heart for bells. I’m in Berlin this weekend manning a table for OP at Miss Read, and on my way over through the Tiergarten yesterday morning I heard incredible music coming from the tower next to HKW. Turns out Berlin carillonneur Jeffrey Bossin gives free concerts throughout late spring / early summer, and one of them is today at 3pm. He must have been rehearsing yesterday.
Iris, Iridis (noun)
– declension: 3rd declension
– gender: feminine
1. Iris (messenger of the gods, goddess of the rainbow)
In contrast with the first- and second-declension endings, those of the third declension lack a theme vowel (a or o/u in the first and second declensions) and so are called athematic.
Note via Toby O.
Sunday listening. 👌 What talented dudes.
Early last year, Sarah Kate Wilson approached Musarc with a concept for a performance involving coloured mirrors. Around the same time, Toby O’Connor and I were mulling over ways of working with Beata Viscera, a conductus by medieval composer Pérotin. These experiments merged to become Rainbows. In April 2017, Musarc opened and closed the third Do Disturb festival at Palais De Tokyo with Rainbows. Watch a video documenting Musarc’s various PDT performances on musarc.org. Rainbows was performed again as part of MK Gallery’s 2017 CityFest and at Rochester Square’s Open Day on 24 June 2017.
The composite photo above is Musarc rehearsing Rainbows at Central House just before the building was sold by London Met Uni.
Francesco Fusaro, the man behind MFZ Records and classical music recording series 19’40”, brings a considered and varied selection of baroque, classical and contemporary music for a full two hours each month.
via Toby O.