Its the 2nd time in a few days that I discover a local talent I have never heard of, this time it`s Ori Alboher, who lives in the middle of a Hasidic neighborhood in Jerusalem. He is a multi instrumentalist and records all his music at home, and thinks most beautiful place in the world is Ein Karem. (A neighborhood in Jerusalem)). I am attaching Milka`s dream, a beautiful piece by Ori that caught my attention while scrolling through the Bad Panda pages. Milka`s dream is inspiring, and it seems that underneath this dreamy piece you could detect the tension one feels in Jerusalem, this Holly place every religion is willing to kill and get killed for a piece of.
Archive for January, 2011
This time AZ hits us hard, with this Berlin artist Agnes Obel, who does a cover of this incredible John Cale song, ‘Close watch’… and I find the words real relevant..
‘I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine’
Itamar Ziegler – Now residing In Brooklyn, born and raised in Israel, this extremely colorful and gifted songwriter brings some respect to our battle fed up homeland. Showcasing his skillful writing and arranging abilities , Itamar`s music has knocked us out the box. You could find Beatles influences traces, Arabic motifs and real strong melodies, while my favorite track is ‘Ode to Nature’, so unique sounding, great guitar riff and awesome change. Not to mention the Arabic meditative’ The story must be told’, the Hombre Lobo sounding ‘Onions‘ and the gorgeous ‘Nani song’. We are very proud of this local gem we have discovered by accident, and hope to bring you more from this talented guy real soon.
The unique thing about Aaron Hale`s songwriting is the simplicity and maturity. And his songs are touching my heart, especially today for some reason, when I feel fragile and wouldn’t try to toughen up.
I am all cited to tell you about this wonderful nonprofit organization I have discovered, based in Montreal founded by 2 uni grads, Casey and Matt. Its called The Yellow bird project, and they work with an amzing roster of indie artists ( Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Beach house, Devendra Banhart, Grizzly Bear, Joseph Arthur, to name but a few), to create unique T shirts designs that benefit an array of charities, each chosen by the artists.
Read what they say about themselves: ..”You can think of us as a tree of creativity, with branches joining together indie musicians, charitable organizations, and t-shirts with a fashionable punch. We’re a non-profit Montreal based organization dedicated to bringing our customers the finest of quality, originality, and philanthropy. We seek out only the coolest of cool artists, collaborate with them to design awesomely awesome tee-shirts, and give all the prettiest of pretty profits to charities of the artists’ choice.”
1. To raise money for charities directly through the barter and trade of our fab tee-shirts. Unfortunately we no longer accept goats; money proved to be an easier currency to store.
2. To raise awareness for charity organizations and their aims through artists’ endorsement. YBP is a very different venue for these charities. It brings in a lot of younger people and encourages philanthropy from treble and bass clefts. It is definitely more work to have multiple charities, rather than one fund, but we think it allows the artists to pick something that is truly important to them.
3. To raise the profile of artists we like. We by no means want to or presume to have the ability to make artists into marketed machines and different versions of Ms. Spears, but we want to help raise their profiles and get them the attention that they deserve. We hope YBP can in some way help artists and music to prosper, and in turn help those less fortunate.
Listen to their Theme song written and performed by The tallest man on earth:
I like this cover. It`s rainy here, and grey, and wheels are moving slow for me, trying to catch some inspiration while seated in one of the ugliest hoods you would ever come across, not to mention my room got no windows nor fresh air. But this Sinead cover by Kitteh Fur is a great anesthetic, and I am comfortabely numb..
If it was Ricky eatS acid I would say acid is good cause we are high, and we like it, and we don’t know if it`s the half bottle of Vodka we had last night or it`s just contagious.
But it is Ricky eat acid – so I would say, You don’t need that acid cause It`s still in your blood.