Talented artists must collaborate more - Exhibit A
Nothing special, just two dudes jamming to their guitars…Those who know me should hear that with my Sarcastic tone.
Let me state the obvious: Ed Sheeran & Mike Rosenberg (Passenger) are very talented singers, songwriters, and musicians. They have outstanding voices. I enjoy this video very much.
Now something less obvious: the two artists are very close friends, who collaborate a lot, even to the extent of touring the US together.
Here’s their acoustic Thrift Shop/No Diggity Acoustic MashUp
Ed Sheeran & Passenger - Hearts On Fire
Bon Iver, Forever
A take away show. It will literally take you away. It is raw talent at its best.
The fact that they’re in the streets of Paris adds to the magique. Can’t help but picture myself walking around and stumbling upon them. Things like this make me want to become a bum and just live in the streets of such a Magical city.
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago - A Take Away Show
some people call this ‘real’ music
I call it real great music!
This is a live LA performance by John Mayer Trio (John, Steve Jordan & Dino Palladino). Performed in the style of real-talent and in the scale of awesome minor.
Have to admit I don’t know as much music like this as I would like to. I have a handful of blues/jazz/acoustic artists under my sleeve, but it’s not enough. I can listen to this all freaking day. As a matter of fact, one of my latest successes is creating a John Mayer Trio Pandora station, with a Bon Iver and Florence + variety. BEST STATION EVER.
John Mayer Trio - Everyday I Have The Blues
Mumford & Sons unreleased masterpiece: HOME.
Trying to decide on a single Mumford & Sons track to post is always a difficult task. Sometimes I feel like starting a blog only about them; it would be called i <3 mumford & sons, just in case you were wondering.
Anyways, this song right here is amazing and it somehow didn’t make the album. Can’t understand why, because it’s now one of my favorites.
Mumford & Sons - Home
AMAZING FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD
This is pure talent. Tori’s voice is on point, and the beat boxing is unreal. Love the way it sounds and how it looks too. I understand there might be a slight touch of editing for this video to sound so great, but it’s as raw is it gets for the level of talent.
Tori Kelly - Thinking About You (Frank Ocean Cover) + Beat-boxing
Phillips^2 nails this song. Orginally by Creedence Clearwater Revival (John Fogerty), this song has been covered by the greatest names in rock including: The Ramones, The Fray and Johnny Cash. And here comes an American Idol contestant and just knocks it out of the park!
Phillips Phillips - Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
If you love all things foreign, or anything Italian like I do:
Musica italiana al suo massimo splendore, cioè da Jovanotti
Ci vuole sentire bene questa bella canzone per scoprire immediatamente che Lorenzo Cherubini (Jovanotti) e’ veramente spettacolare. Lorenzo, nato a Roma, e’ un cantautore e rapper multilingue con un totale di 25 anni nella musica, 19 album pubblicati e esebizioni fra tutto il mondo.
La magia di questa canzone viene trovata nella lettera arguta, gli strumenti suonati, e naturalmente lo spirito di romanze giocoso che e’ propio da Jovanotti. Un’altra volta lui ci fa sentire la gioia dall’amore e, ancora alle 36 anni, riesce a trasformarci a tutti in giovanotti.
Jovanotti - Il Più Grande Spettacolo Dopo Il Big Bang (Reggae Version)
*Perche oggi in italiano? Senza avere bisogno d’espiegare nulla, voglio dire che l’ho fatto perche cosi mi pareva, per praticare la lingua e anche perche mi manca Italia. Inoltre, voglio anche esaltare il senso di internazionalita’ che ha la musica e per tanto anche questo sito. io <3 italia e la musica
I spent a day with Angus & Julia Stone
I spent my whole day at work (8am-6pm) with Angus & Julia Stone playing in shuffle through Spotify. Something I can never with a single artist/band, because I have a huge list of others to listen to and usually need to change it up after a short period of time. HOWEVER, the Stone brothers are so effing (trying to keep it PG and ad friendly)..uum nah they deserve the full word..they are fucking amazing! Exhibit A right here! Blows my mind honestly. Wish I could point out other songs but I feel u should just go for the whole.
Angus & Julia Stone - Just A Boy
Early bird special: quiet is the new loud
Up early each morning, air is fresh, sky is grey-ish and the sun is about to come out. Jump on the train to get to work and play my iPod to survive the dull ride. By the way her name is Lucy, she’s only 16GB.
Songs like this make my mornings. I Hope this one makes yours too. If you like this song be sure to listen to the rest of Kings of Convenience, I’m confident you’ll be as delighted as I am.
Kings Of Convenience - I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From
We’ll let Bon Iver’s mastermind, Justin Vernon, answer that:
“Well, Emma is an elusive subject. I dated a girl right before I went to the cabin**. But she is not the ‘Emma’ person. Emma is a statement, a sentiment and a closing of my own history. The album is merely my statement to myself.”
ps: The album artwork you see up there is the original one, used before being signed to a major label when they were truly indie.
Bon Iver - For Emma
mid-day relaxing with the stunning Carla Bruni
Carla Bruni is the most beautiful Italian-French model, singer,songwriter I know.
One of the most amazing performances ever. I cannot express how amazing I think this is.
Be sure to check The Piano Guys, truly awesome music creativeness.
sometimes I ask myself the same thing
Jack Johnson was born in 1975 (37) in Oahu, Hawaii. The band is led by Jack and composed of 4 members (vocals, bass, drums, & piano).
a hit song covered by a hit band = <3
The Kooks - Kids (MGMT Cover)