The Tuesday Playlist No. 29: The Moon

The Tuesday Playlist No. 29: The Moon

15 tracks including songs from George Harrison, Tom Waits, Anita O´Day, Julie London, Duran Duran, The Police and many more  to celebrate our favorite natural satellite The Moon. As we get over the spectacular lunar eclipse many of us witnessed this past Sunday night, we realized we have not done a playlist to the moon. About 4.6 billion years old, it rotates around the earth. Worshiped, adored, romanticized, feared, associated with femininity, fertility, tides. La Luna has been an inspiration to artists of all types! We hope you enjoy this 15 tracks and your Tuesday!

New Reels: ‘Steady’ by The Staves

New Reels: ‘Steady’ by The Staves

The sibling folk-ish trio release a brand new video for their single ‘Steady’. Emily, Camilla, and Jessica Stavely-Taylor are sisters from Watford, England who have been around for a few years now, releasing their first album Dead, Born & Grown in 2012. A long running association with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) led to him producing their second album If I Was which was released earlier this year and saw them add some slightly darker edges to their knowing mixture of European and North American folk stylings. This single was also initially released earlier this year but has now acquired this Read more »

Off The Wall by Michael Jackson

Off The Wall by Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson´s legendary album, one of the best selling albums of all time and which made Jackson the first solo artist to have four singles from the same album on the Billboard Hot 100. Kicking of the album is the grooviest of songs. Yes. THE GROOVIEST EVER. “Dont Stop ´Til You Get Enough”. Michael wrote and sang ahd it was the first time Micheal had creative control which of course brought this party anthem to life (I know I sound like an aunt praising the man but then again, I am an aunt and I am praising him). Don’t Stop Read more »

Famous People – the playlist!

Famous People – the playlist!

Our 30-track Spotify playlist features songs about Robert De Niro, Richard Nixon, Pancho Villa, Cleopatra, Billy The Kid, Beethoven, and Tom Cruise and by the likes of Gorillaz, David Bowie, Weezer, Johnny Cash, Rumer, Elton John, Dexy’s Midnight Runners & many more! Welcome to our latest playlist, a 30 song exploration of the famous and infamous, the living and the dead. It seems that this is an area worth iof further exploration and there may well be a part 2 at some point. And if there’s a famous person song we’ve not included and might like to see in that Read more »

New Reels: “One Time” by Marian Hill

New Reels: “One Time” by Marian Hill

Though they have been around for a while, I have just recently discovered Marian Hill and cannot get the song out of my head so since its new to me, it is this week´s new reels. One Time – Marian Hill I discovered this fantastic duo which name is taken the two main characters from the musical The Music Man (Harold Hill and Marian Paroo) last week when I was catching up on my episodes of The Late Late Show with James Corden. The performance left me dancing. The members are Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol with a strong presence of jazz Read more »

Dummy by Portishead

Dummy by Portishead

This week we look at a band that combined hip-hop, jazz, and devastating torch songs to stunning effect to create one of the most original albums of the 90’s and one that defined the Bristol trip-hop scene. Like any serious music lover I have a list of favourite albums too long to compile, and too ever-changing to put in to any kind of order. Throughout the course of my life so many brilliant albums have come and gone that simply remembering them all is an impossible task. However, ask me which albums have had the greatest impact on me and Read more »

Unforgettable Live Performances: The Concert for Bangladesh

Unforgettable Live Performances: The Concert for Bangladesh

George Harrison´s two benefit concerts to raise awareness and fund refugees from East Pakistan in 1972. With the current refugee situation in the world, and numbers scaling up  and given the fact that Colombia is the one of the countries with most displaced population in the world it is impossible for us here at MVD not to think about this and feel for the world and wonder how the situation can be helped. Sadly, it is not the first time the world has faced an increase of violence and refugees in the world. Back in 1971 there was a war in Bangladesh and a Read more »

Banned! “God Save The Queen” by The Sex Pistols

Banned! “God Save The Queen” by The Sex Pistols

The latest in this series examining some of the most controversial songs of all time looks back at the crowning glory of The Sex Pistols and of punk music as a whole. “You don’t write ‘God Save The Queen’ because you hate the English race. You write a song like that because you love them, and you’re fed up with them being mistreated.” – John Lydon (Rotten) When I began writing this series it was obvious that I was going to have to tackle this song, although for a while I thought that would be the exact reason I wouldn’t Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No. 26: Waiting

The Tuesday Playlist No. 26: Waiting

15 songs to keep you company while you’re waiting… Waiting is a delicate status. Sometimes it turns into joyful anticipation and sometimes it seems like you have been waiting forever. In any case, since here at MVD we are optimists, we are glad life gives us a wonderful reason…the best reason to wait for: a reunion. We love to have someone to love and worth waiting for.

New Reels: “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” by Chris Cornell

New Reels: “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” by Chris Cornell

The Soundgarden singer has released the official video for his new single and it sees him sentenced to hang in the wild west. I’ll be honest, when the whole grunge thing was kicking off in the early 90’s I bought in to just about every one of the big bands with the exception of Soundgarden. I think they strayed just a little too close to being a straight-up heavy metal band for me. Funny that, because growing up I’d listened to plenty of metal and Black Sabbath, an ackowledged primary influence on Soundgarden’s dark, heavy sound, were one of my Read more »

Back to Black by Amy Winehouse

Back to Black by Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse´s confessional, soulful, intimate and heartbreak anthem album that is “Back to Black”. Amy Winehouse´s second and final studio album gives us a glimpse into the short life and brilliant musician and sensitive soul that she was. Back To Black – Amy Winehouse   Amy Jade was an English singer and songwriter, sadly now a part of the 27 Club.  Since her debut album “Frank” she gained  critical success with her music showing influences of soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Amy was also known for her struggles with alcohol and drug abuse, bulimia, mental health issues and sometimes violent behavior. Read more »

Fight The Power: When hip-hop spoke loud and said something.

Fight The Power: When hip-hop spoke loud and said something.

With the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton currently riding high in the box office we look back at a time when hip-hop was maybe the last truly anti-establishment music in America and three seminal and revolutionary acts, N.W.A., Public Enemy, and KRS-One. Since it’s birth as a cultural movement in the late 1960’s and 1970’s hip-hop has come a long way. Some might say it has come too long away from it’s roots, and no longer resembles the cool streetwise movement it once was and has instead become irrevocably linked with rap music, it’s watered down commercial counterpart which embraces Read more »

Rooting for the criminals: ‘Been Caught Stealing’ by Jane’s Addiction

Rooting for the criminals: ‘Been Caught Stealing’ by Jane’s Addiction

The video that epitomizes the delightful extravaganza that is Jane´s Addiction. One of the first bands of the “Alternative Rock” movement, Jane´s Addiction helped defined an era.  Formed by Perry Farrell… before I go any further I want to take a moment to acknowledge the force of nature that is Perry Farrell. Farrell is a musician who not only was a front man to the band and the whole revoltion around music in the early 90´s, but he is also the creator of the festival Lollapalooza. He is outspoken, intelligent, independent and constantly evolving, now on a quest to “rebuild the middle class Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No.25: Drink, anyone?

The Tuesday Playlist No.25: Drink, anyone?

This week’s 15 track mid-week blues-buster contains drinking songs of all kinds because we know that it’s about this time of the week many of you may find yourselves in need of alcoholic refreshment! So even if your stuck at work, or stuck at home, or just plain stuck, and unable to satisfy your need for a drink, kick-back and allow the likes of Oasis, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Replacements, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Jeff Buckley, ZZ Top, and The Andrews Sisters to take you on a boozy musical (boozical?) trip to the bar…