Halloween – The Playlist!!

Halloween – The Playlist!!

It´s finally here! That wonderful holiday (and one of our favorites): Halloween! also known as “All Hallows´Eve” or “All Saints´s Eve”. It is celebrated the evening before All Saints Day, a Christian and Protestant festivity celebrated on the 1st of November in honour of all the saints, known and unknown, the martyrs, and it is also a time to remember the dead.  It is said it was originally influenced by Celtic Harvest Festivals (festivals that occur around the time of a main harvest of a region). The traditional focus of All Hallow´s Eve uses humour and ridicule to confront the power Read more »

Madness: The Great British pop group

Madness: The Great British pop group

Pop music has for a long time now been a central part of British life, but less often it’s the case that British life is a central part of pop music. By that I mean there have been few pop artists in the last 50 or so years who have really been able to capture something of the true essence of what it is to live a working class life on this colourful, windswept isle of ours. Ray Davies of The Kinks is often correctly cited as the only one of the 60’s generation of songwriters to faithfully capture the Read more »

Madonna and Tinseltown

Madonna and Tinseltown

I have been writing about Madonna and now it is time to talk about her career as an actress. Madonna can’t act. It must be heartbreaking for a talented dancer, singer and songwriter not to be a triple threat but she isn’t. Time and time and again she has given it a shot and most of her movies have flopped at the box office. Sometimes even all the influences and contacts in the world cannot fool an audience. Madonna first appeared in two low budget movies in 1985. A Certain Sacrifice was directed by Stephen Jon Lewicki (also known for Read more »

The 80´s: The decade, the music, the playlist!

The 80´s: The decade, the music, the playlist!

The 80´s!!!! Our take on the decade is finally here! Now we’re talking! Culture, fashion and film This post could actually be 10 posts just on culture, fashion and film…I think we could do soundtrack playlist from movies of the eighties, then another playlist for seventies sitcoms and TV series, and another one on eighties fashion. It is a never ending source of amusement and fun! The eighties are seen as a decade of excess and extremes. From Boy George to Madonna, artists, especially musicians, set out to push boundaries of what was conventional. Disco was on its way out, Read more »

History of the Pop Video pt.3: Radio On The Television

History of the Pop Video pt.3: Radio On The Television

“Ladies and Gentlemen: rock and roll” And so it came to pass that with these words, dubbed over the top of footage from the Apollo 11 moon landing, MTV was born on Saturday 1st August 1981. To say that this was the dawning of a new era in both music and television would be no understatement. MTV would revolutionise the way the music industry operated, the working practices of bands and artists, the listening habits of fans, the viewing habits of watchers, and usher in an age of 24 hour specialist programming that would eventually become the norm. “You’ll never Read more »

New reels: SBTRKT, Glass Animals, and Shura

New reels: SBTRKT, Glass Animals, and Shura

Hey! I am taking refuge in music and these are songs that have caught my ear lately and have made me float away. Hope you enjoy them too. I am going to start off with the latest one release (only 12 days ago) but it has had some buzz so feels like a bit longer. NEW DORP. NEW YORK. – SBTRKT ft. Ezra Koenig (Official Video) I really recommend you check out the page for the album (which is available on pre-order). To do so you can click here. Catchy and energetic and eclectic and just screaming “dance and let go!” its Read more »

Music By Numbers – The Playlist!!

Music By Numbers – The Playlist!!

“Music is the pleasure the human soul experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting” – Gottfried Liebniz “There is geometry in the humming of the strings” – Pythagoras The ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about both numbers and music, and indeed Pythagoras, quoted above, knew more than anyone else of his time about the intimate connection between the structure of music and mathematics. For him music and maths were intimately connected to the planets of the solar system, with the movements of celestial bodies directly corresponding to notes of the scale – what he termed Read more »