Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Video Day #tzachill

Sylvan Esso put out another recent single and video, and this one for the subtly beautiful Rooftop Dancing.  I’m not quite sure what’s happening with this new video for Le Queens from Plants & Animals, but it really doesn’t matter. Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche just released this touching new video for I Can Still Hear You. 

Bonus:  Not sure why, but Father John Misty has been releasing some new videos on his channel. One for his single “I'm Writing a Novel” from the album Fear Fun from 2012, which is one of the better montage videos I’ve seen!  Then he released The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment from 2015 which has an interesting twist.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Movie: Jazz on a Summer's Day

What a thrilling piece of history being restored and redistributed.

"Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer, Bert Stern. JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition or The Lord's Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning."

(Via (182) Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959) – Official Re-Release Trailer - YouTube.)

Cory Grinder, Jen Maurer, Stephen 'Tebbs' Karney (8/16/20)

Just catching up with this show.  I was thrilled to get a call to attend this small private performance of 3 great local musicians.  We thought it was going to be canceled, but after a rain delay and a change of venue, the sky parted and the sun came out!  Cory Grinder, Jen Maurer, and Stephen 'Tebbs’ Karney are all individual performers who pulled together to perform some great folk music, pulling out some old timey songs, as well as a cover of Reba’s Fancy!  It was such a delight.

Cory Grinder Jen Maurer Stephen  Tebbs Karney  8 16 20

Cory Grinder Jen Maurer Stephen  Tebbs Karney  8 16 20

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Disclosure is killing by bringing on Sydnis and Kehlani on his new release for Birthday. Declan McKenn’a Lyric Videos are cooler than a lot of other music videos out there, having just released his for Rapture. Gus Dapperton keeps us laughing in his new video for Post Humorous. 

Bonus:  I just discovered Cleveland artist MILAN because of their success remixing a Glass Animals track, and thoroughly enjoy this video from 2018

"Just this week, local musician Victoria ‘Tori’ Kurtz, who records and performs as MILAN, became a finalist in a prestigious international remix competition sponsored by the UK indie pop act Glass Animals. She's one of 11 finalists out of 400."

(Via Cleveland’s MILAN Named Finalist in International Remix Competition | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog.)