I Didn’t Know My Own Strenght

9 august 1963 – 11 februarie 2012

We Look To You, Whitney!

Singurul artist din lume cu 7 albume – consecutive – premiate cu Discul de Platina.  Peste 170 milioane albume si single-uri.                2 Emmy, 6 Grammy, 30 Billboard Awards, 22 American Music Awards.

Fiica lui Cissy Houston (cintareata de muzica gospel), verisoara lui Dionne Warwick si fina Arethei Franklin. Desigur, toata lumea cunoaste aceste lucruri… „I Will Always Love You” (un cover dupa o piesa a lui Dolly Parton) a devenit referinta prin excelenta asociata numelui ei. Putine dintre melodiile lansate de ea nu au ajuns hituri…

America a avut si are o multime de voci „negre” exceptionale; totusi, EI i s-a spus „The Voice”. Cred ca o merita din plin! Cu ani in urma, dupa lansarea lui Mariah Carey, prietenele mele mi-au lansat o provocare: „Pe care o alegi dintre cele doua? Care-ti place CEL mai mult?”. N-am raspuns imediat, nu pt ca as fi ezitat, ci pentru ca voiam sa mi le aduc in „fata ochilor” pe amindoua, in acelasi moment („When You Believe” nu exista inca… 🙂 ). Iar raspunsul meu a sosit calm, din adincuri: Whitney, fara niciun dubiu.

Dar, din pacate, Whitney a avut si un mare defect; de fapt, a facut o greseala. NU, nu ma refer la droguri, alcool. Defectul ei s-a numit Bobby Brown. N-am inteles niciodata (de parca ar fi inteles cineva…) DE CE a ales sa „mearga” alaturi (pe acelasi drum?) de personajul amintit. Dar… lectiile pe care le alegem trebuie duse la capat. Hm… It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay…

Whitney a mers pina la capat. O stea ce-a ars puternic, fara jumatati de masura. Si care nu se va stinge niciodata.

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4 Chords

Simply awesome!

Baietii de la Axis of Awesome ne explica, de fapt ne dezvaluie secretul realizarii unei piese pop de succes. Demonstratie: grupul australian, intr-un sketch din 2009, la Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

De nota 10!

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Blues. Moments

Birth of the Blues

Citeva momente magice…

 

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Shake Up Christmas

De acord, melodia e folosita pt campania Coca Cola Christmas 2010. Ei, si? Piesa e aparte…

So, Train – Shake Up Christmas!

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Hendrix

„Music is religion to me.” – Jimi Hendrix

27 nov. 1942 – 18 sept. 1970

La comemorarea a 40 de ani de la moartea celui mai mare electric guitarist, Ed Vulliamy ii dedica un amplu articol in The Observer (*).  Iata citeva fragmente:

Paul Gilroy, in his recent book Darker Than Blue, makes the point that Hendrix’s life and music were propelled by two important factors: his being an „ex-paratrooper who gradually became an advocate of peace” and his „transgressions of redundant musical and racial rules”.

Clapton was furiously puffing on a cigarette and telling Chas Chandler: „You never told me he was that fucking good.”

But what was this music, this singular, uplifting, otherworldly, menacing, exotic and erotic sound? „Hendrix was a magpie,” says Altham. „He would take from blues, jazz – only Coltrane could play in that way – and Dylan was the greatest influence. But he’d listen to Mozart, he’d read sci-fi and Asimov and it would all go through his head and come out as Jimi Hendrix. Then there was just the dexterity – he was left-handed, but I remember people throwing him a right-handed guitar and Hendrix picking it up and playing it upside down.”

„Let me try to explain why it sounds like it does: when you listen to Hendrix, you are listening to music in its pure form” – Roger Mayer (acoustician and sonic wave engineer).

 

Hendrix nu implinise inca 28 de ani…

 

(*) http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/aug/08/jimi-hendrix-40th-anniversary-death
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MJ – Breaking News

Breaking News, noua melodie a lui Michael Jackson.

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The Platters

Only You

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Playlist (1)

Sa zicem ca facem un top al momentului. De fapt, o simpla lista cu ce-mi place /si ascult acum/… (nota: acolo unde fisierele video [clip sau concert] sint de o calitate mai slaba, am preferat sa le atasez pe cele care aveau sunetul bun…)

Fara suspans, incep cu locul I; unde avem 2 piese:

(video-clip-ul piesei urmatoare este superb, dar… indisponibil)

Locul 2 (3 piese, sa fie mai consistenta lista…)

Si, pt locul 3, hai, tot 3 piese…

video-clip-ul lui Pink este superb!

Ultima piesa e cu dedicatie…

 

 

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