Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mario Evon - Soul Tek Official Music Video

My Reggae Soul brother finally launches the official music video for Soul Tek from the forthcoming M.E. On Love debut. 

Snarky Puppy Family Dinner

I absolutely love this approach to recording an album! 

Brooklyn based instrumental fusion band Snarky Puppy take over the Jefferson Center in Roanoke VA with a host of musical guests and the audience right there on stage amongst them.

I've envisioned this for myself many times so I was so elated to stumble upon it being done, and in such a lovely space. Sound engineers wet dream... or worst nightmare I'd imagine. Live and intimate, check these recordings from Snarky Puppy - Family Dinner ...  

Yes thats Lala Hathaway singing chords, harmonics, choir of angels just rising up out of her my

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Arc at Arch 1

Having barely popped that cherry for live music in London, and hungry for more, I recently found myself at Arch 1 in West Ham.

I happened upon a curious threesome there, live on stage in an act together that some may consider... lewd, shocking, or weird at best. A mature and experienced ensemble, and boy were they going at it! They seemed to be in the final throws of what I would later learn was a 25 year anniversary celebration of being together. They had invited a fourth up to join and oh what swingers they were. Touching parts of their instruments I didn't know you could, I watched frozen as they got lost in themselves then each other.

You could have scored a horror flick with some of what happened up there, but you know, they each seemed to find each other in the darkness there with their eyes closed, naked to the world.

Not sexy, but I had to keep my eyes glued till the very end. What an experience ...