Tag Archives: Music

Killers Crowd

Crowd at a Killers concert

I shot this with my cell phone, off a screen in the VIP tent during the Killers’ show. What struck me was how the moment has captured a single face clearly and that this face has a completely neutral expression, as if just standing around among the crowd of people all going crazy.

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Concertgoers

People enjoying a concert

People rocking along to the Jesse Jordan Band at a recent sunset concert at the Helderberg Nature Reserve.

Jesse Jordan Band — Sunset Concert this Sunday

The Jesse Jordan Band will be playing a sunset concert in the Helderberg Nature Reserve on Sunday 1 February 2009. We’ll be there.

Verity needs your help

I’ve blogged before about Verity, a singer from Cape Town, who is taking the unusual route of raising money for her first album by pre-selling copies rather than signing her soul away to a record company.  I was prompted to post about this again after receiving her latest newsletter, in which she says;

My first single “Angel” is starting to get playlisted by various radio stations around SA so I am looking forward to seeing how it does. You can find the song available to   DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN HERE…  and I would love to hear what you think.

I also have a web interview that my good friend Bruce Muzik did for his website that you might ENJOY WATCHING HERE…

We are in the final push to sell the last 185 copies on my site. If you enjoy listening to “Angel” and the interview inspires you, then please mail the links to your friends so that they can see if they would like to join the Future Owner family and help us get the album ready to post by the end of May if all goes well!

Please buy a copy of the album.  Help this brave and talented woman to meet her goal and remember that by doing so you are also helping her to help others.  That’s right, a portion from each sale goes to charity.

My Top Ten Albums

Nic started this off with 20 albums to educate your children with and Melissa followed up with her top eleven albums.  So here are my all time faves.

  1. Live, Throwing Copper
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  2. The Clash, London Calling
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  3. Pavlov’s Dog, Pampered Menial
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  4. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
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  5. Queen, Live Killers
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  6. Bad Company, 10 From 6
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  7. Def Leppard, Pyromania
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  8. Chris de Burgh, Spanish Train and Other Stories
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  9. Neil Young, Harvest
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  10. Rodriguez, Cold Fact
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So what are your favourite albums?

Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger

Somebody posted this music video to a list I’m on. It was made after work one day by a fun bunch of geeks.

Supporting local artists

Today seems to have been a day for supporting local artists. I bought a copy of So Close, Tertia Albertyn‘s book this afternoon and was going through my feeds a little while ago when I came across her latest post about Verity, a local singer who is employing the interesting technique of pre-sales to raise the money to record her first album. I had been meaning to become one of the future owners for a while now and saw Tertia’s post as a sign that now was the time. So I have bought a copy and have become future owner #994. I’m looking forward to being a part of the album creation process by helping to choose the songs that Verity will record.