Monday, May 18, 2009

Yann Tiersen Live

(image from Wikipedia)

Yann Tiersen is one of those musicians who surprise you when you least expect it. Known best for his music on the soundtrack for Amélie, Tiersen has come a long way, creating several albums full of different instruments and themes that fail to impress. After wanting to see him for the past five years, I was lucky enough to see him live on Sunday in the venue The Dutchess in York, U.K on the 10th May. His live stuff is less like his recordings and a taste of this can been heard on his live album On Tour (2006). His experimental music with guitars, violins and keyboards provide a night of wonder, allowing one to disappear into a world of a fairytales filled with images and colours. He plays with such energy, charisma and emotion that reflects in the reactions of the audience. An atmosphere that is incredible, it is definitely worth seeing him if you get the chance. It was the best gig I've been to in a while...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Things II

5 Things that annoy me right now:

1. Being constantly tired.
2. The messiness of my room and kitchen.
3. My favourite jeans have a massive rip in the backside. Had to bin it! =(
4. The lack of food (or good food) in my cupboard and fridge.
5. How my hair makes me look like something from the Adam's family. (I had to blow dry it earlier)

5 Things that I love right now:

1. Bacon sandwiches.
2. Chocolate buttons mixed with bacon frazzles.
3. Reading the newspaper with a nice cup of tea. (earl gray, bit of milk and sugar)
4. The coziness of my bed (I have 2 duvets. oh yes)
5. Noisettes - "Every Now and Then", "Wild Young Hearts", "Atticus" =)

Girl Talk

Girl Talk is DJ Greg Michael Gillis. He is a legend. Remixes samples from several different tracks so most times there are more than 10 songs within one of his remixed songs. Here is an example: "Hold up" from the "Night Ripper" album which has 13 samples in it including Pixies - "Where is my Mind?" and 50 Cent - "In da Club". One excellent thing about this guy is that he can mash music from different genres and make it sound brilliant. Check it out:

Here is a video with the song "Hold Up". I did not make the video:

You need to be patient with his music to appreciate it. The songs all blend into each other as well, which is very impressive. Such DJing skills are rare! To date he has four studio albums:

- Secret Diary
- Unstoppable
- Night Ripper
- Feed The Animals

Let's see what you think...