Meatloaf has passed away at the age of 74. So of course I'm listening to some of his greatest hits. This one in particular: Meatloaf's career spanned 60 years and his music will live on. The Bat Out of Hell album is one of the biggest selling records of all time. … [Read more...] about Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell
Luc Besson's film "Anna" features a soundtrack by Eric Serra. Hardly a revelation as so many of Besson's films have had Serra's music to accompany them. However what made this one a little different is that one of the tracks "I am Criminal" is sung by Serra's daughter Mitivaï Serra. The music video of a father and daughter working together to make music makes a nice … [Read more...] about Mitivaï Serra Sings With Eric Serra
New Order's "Blue Monday" is a classic, but it's a classic of a particular genre of music that relies very heavily on electronics. I've no idea why they did this, but a couple of years back somebody did a version using musical instruments only available in the 1930s ie. long before the advent of electronics in music. Any by instruments we mean anything that can make sound, … [Read more...] about Blue Monday WITHOUT Electronics
The track "Mombasa" off the soundtrack of Inception is possibly one of the more memorable ones from the album and film. It's one of the tracks that is included in some of the Hans Zimmer and World of Hans Zimmer sets. This cover by Aleksandra Šuklar which is percussion only is excellent: Aleksandra Šuklar has played on the World of Hans Zimmer tour. … [Read more...] about “Mombasa” Percussion Only Cover
Last Thursday evening I did something I hadn't done in a very long time. I went to a concert. Not a virtual one. Not an online one. Not one on my TV. Not one over Zoom. But an actual concert in person in a music venue surrounded by other people. Sure, there were some quirky moments along the way, but overall it was a great evening. On the way into the venue everyone was … [Read more...] about Live Music Again!