Okay, I’m still here. And the song of the day is “Everybody Here Wants You” by Jeff Buckley.
It’s a beautiful song, as so many of Jeff’s were. It’s also late, 2am here, and so a mellow mood is the order of the moment. But this song is also here because he’s the favourite of a good friend, so this is also a mild tribute.
Enjoy the song, I’m gonna get some sleep, and hopefully I’ll see you all in the blogosphere again tomorrow. 🙂
I’m off to Bluesfest again this year! And I leave in two weeks from yesterday. Let the countdown begin!
And as part of that, here is a song from Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen. They’re my dark horse for best gig of the festival. But, time will tell on that one. For now, I’m just funking out to them funking out. Here is them doing a cover of The Meter’s ‘Just Kissed My Baby’.
Now a bit of Aussie soul-funk-jazz.
Cookin’ On 3 Burners have always been awesome, but relatively unknown. It’s hard out here for a jazz trio.
Daniel Merriweather is a little more known, and they always like mixing it up with talented soul singers.
Anyway, last year, they collaborated, and gave us ‘Losin’ Streak’. The video obviously bore the budget one would expect from a hard-working Australian jazz trio, but the song is fun and funky. Here it is.
We stay recent today, with a song from Bahamas. Not the place, the guy! His real name is Afie and his latest album released last August, titled ‘Bahamas is Afie’, is pretty damn good. It’s chill. And I like chill.
This song is ‘Stronger Than That’.
Now, to something more recent. Actually, as recent as last October.
And this is as much about the video as the music, but both are good.
Today, George Ezra (and Ian McKellen) bring us ‘Listen to the Man’.
Today’s song is ‘You Goin’ Miss Your Candyman’ by Terry Callier. The song is off his 1973 album, What Color Is Love. It’s an awesome album. Maybe his best, but he did have a few great ones.
Man I wish I could have seen him live. This is just about the only live recorded version of this I could find on the interwebz, but you’ll get the idea.
Let’s stay old school and legendary for a day, with Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Keep On Keeping On’.
And may I put it to you all that his ‘Superfly’ soundtrack to the film of the same name, is the best movie soundtrack ever. Although, this song isn’t off that soundtrack. It just sparked my thought.
What’s your favourite film soundtrack?
It’s time for song of the day! Of course, as I type this, I don’t yet know what it is. It’s not as though I have insufficient options. It’s just, yesterday was Joss Stone day, and, I mean, how do I follow that??
I don’t. I can’t. I’m out. Find your own damn song.
Oh, okay! I’ll come on back.
I’ll find one. I guess I’m going to have to go a little old school and bring out the big guns.
Bam! Jimi Hendrix, bitches!
So, we go from yesterday’s song of the day, by Ben Harper, who I can’t wait to see at this year’s Bluesfest, to today’s song of the day, by a lovely, looooovely artist who I had the pleasure of being third from the front row to see at last years Bluesfest in April AND fourth from the front to see at Mares Vivas music festival in Portugal in July.
She is absolutely awesome live. Far beyond anything I even expected. So, today’s song of the day comes from my favourite festival artist from last year (yeah, bugger it, she even pips Dave Matthews Band. I mean, they didn’t play for me in Portugal, did they??). Joss Stone. The song is ‘Right to be Wrong’. Because we all have a right to be wrong, sometimes.
And, also, because she’s lovely.
For those who have followed this little blog for some time, you would know I went to Bluesfest in Byron Bay last year. And that it was a dream of mine since being a kid. Well I finally went and it was amazing. So when a friend suggested she would like to go this year for her first time, and wanted me to tag along, of course, I said yes. Actually, I think I said “YEEEEESSSSS!!!”
It didn’t hurt my decision-making process that Ben Harper is one of my favourite musicians ever. And within that group, he is one of the few I am yet to see live. And he is playing at Bluesfest this year.
So, today’s song, in anticipation of Bluesfest on Easter weekend in April, which I cannot wait for, is ‘With My Own Two Hands’ by Ben Harper.