“This mixtape was compiled for a friend from afar during his summer -our winter- and for a potentially epic music festival he never attended, hours from the city, deep within the bush and with hardly any gsm reception.
A spiritual roadtrip far from the sea through the rocky woods to purge the troubled mind, douse off the summer heat with some cleansing crystal water from the other end of the world immersing the senses in the clarity of the purified soul, away from the lights, under a hateless night sky”.
Deuter, Govindas, Renu, Nivedano & Rupesh - Satsang 1 (Basho's Pond) Steve Hillage - Garden Of Paradise (Rainbow Dome Musick) Stringtronics - Dawn Mists (Mindbender) Normil Hawaiians - Yellow Rain (More Wealth Than Money) Vangelis - Good To See You (The City) Macintosh Plus - 420 Modern Computing Lisa Frank (Floral Shop) Mop Mop - Black Ivory (Isle of Magic) Jean-Claude Vannier - Le Roi des Mouches et la Confiture de Rose (L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches) Deuter, Govindas, Renu, Nivedano & Rupesh - Satsang 2 (Basho's Pond) Karera Musication - 0 (Ichi The Killer) Stevie Wonder - Ai No, Sono (Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants) Susumu Hirasawa - Gats (Berserk) Virgil Howe - Someday (Someday) Psarogiorgis - Mauri Korfi (Antipodes) June Tabor - Lisbon (Ashes and Diamonds)
somebody get this beauty
Lake Arrowhead Boat, 1956, by Yul Brynner
(20″ x 16″ archival pigment print, edition of 15, £2,400 + VAT)
Currently showing at Yul Brynner: A Photographic Journey
at The Little Black Gallery. Exhibition closes this Saturday 11 February.
The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ
Tel: 020-7349 9332
my last upload for July is something like a celebration: a post for my favorite street musicians and brass band ever- there used to be a beautiful post for Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in my mate’s blog once upon a time, but since it doesn’t exist anymore i feel i owe a tribute to this family of musicians, eight brothers, all sons of trumpeter Kelan Phi Cohran.
so, the story goes like this: last year Vassilis told me about Hypnotic, sharing this video below and i was instantly hypnotized. i have a thing with trumpets and brass in general. browsing around, found out that the band from Chicago would perform live in NY, the dates of my trip there. Magic.
booked tickets on line and saw one of the most joyful concerts ever (missed you Cloam, bastard). came back with all their cds. recorded some lousy videos as you’ll see below but you get the spirit. listening to them all day through today, while packing up for vacations.
please, pleaaaase, watch that guy above at 0.16 throwing a chair in the air. HYPE.
if you’re around thirty and lived your childhood in Greece, this post is for you: for years i ‘d been wondering about this cartoon i used to watch as a kid and two days ago i made a small net search (what were we doing before internet really?) and mystery solved: Les Mondes Engloutis or Shagma or in greek The secret of the brass was a magnificent french cartoon series, very mystical, with references to ancient myths of the earth and historical persons- i loved it and i dare say that all these years i remembered the opening song, by-hold your breath- Anna Vissi. Oh really.
woke up this morning, singing this old favorite that reminds me of my school years, hanging around with friends listening to tones of music, reading lyrics and writing small letters to each another, thinking of life so romantically and desperately at the same time.
you could also say it’s an early sunday’s love song