Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bands listened to this week

I totally was in love with Calemoon voice, close your eyes and his country music and voice will make you think you are in front of a firecamp, in the mountains of the USA somewhere....such a nice feeling.
Alldaywitit or better said Joseph Pryor,will surprise you with bouncy rhymes and great rhythm,and the LA-based Crunch which used very originally sounds and i really enjoyed listening to them.

My week of discoveries

From this blog(sorry in Dutch) some advices to emerging bands
So this lady from this blog I stumbled upon, quotes that Einstein suggested the main issue of life( if this I understand) is to choose between believing the universe is friendly and believing the universe in unfriendly. That was April 25,2012 and while this lady was writing this blog post somewhere in the world, i was in Amsterdam wondering exactly the same thing...that's about different people with these two opposite outlooks in life, one friendly and one not friendly.

List of 10 strange-edible plants in the world, like this:(Kalir-Kanda growing in India and producing a substance that fulfills the sense of hunger but without actually having any nourishing property Weird!)

maybe something to add in my LIFE wish-list of things to do(scroll down when you get to the page, the article is half way, don't know why the made the template so weird and two articles in one page with one totally misleading title?)
Anyway interesting!!!!LINK
And i think this is the craziest idea of 2012 that I have heard of and it is all-made-in-Holland, the country where I am living these days.
So these guys are imagining a TV show on Mars in 2023, therefore I feel compelled to link to my song "In 2046", maybe I should see if these guys need a soundtrack!
In 2046

Mars: the setting for the next great reality show?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bands listened to this week

These last weeks my reverbnation account has exploded with fans and comments on my music, which was a pleasant surprise and i really hope reverbnation keeps his sincerity and does not become full of spam as myspace has become.
So my music playlists these weeks have been enriched with the music of the bands that connected with me and the new fans such as  Vipe-Stunt-men, for the first time in my life I hear  electronic music from
the land of....Thailand thanks to these guys who fan-ned me ( can you actually say fan- ned me?)
Theflygentlemen, some italian rock in English a bit as I like it, let's see if you enjoy them too,Showdown Boulevard and Frankie O'Rourke who wrote me a very appreciative message about my song "Uomo dello spazio".
I am ignorant in these things did Ization make titles inventing some words or it is somehow a slang?
then I appreciated the music from Pace Ride, the funny tunes of Jackslacks, Danielle Reich

Listened, then played in my radio show on radio cicada  the portorican Lunatic will remain in my memories,because of his gratitude and several messages of thanks for me. 
Many bands I contacted and played on my radio show, never bothered to reply and that's a pity I think.
I say it both as a musician, because we all have busy lives but a minimum of interaction seems the norm, if you put your profile OUT there on the internet, it is because you want to be seen,listened and you should want to reply back to someone giving you airplay! and both as a fan, who bothers to write to you out of all the other bands on the extreme overly populated internet!
Luckly in Portorico Lunatic was very thankful and that made my whole day, one day of gratitude. Labels

Listened to the new fans on reverbnation : Cortez, KCO, Bobo Raposi,Adam-Son Indie,Reggae from Glasgow, Mirokolica a very exotic name( at least to my ears), Andrew M. Hall whose style i extremely enjoyed listening to...the description on his profile was simple and genuine:
Hello everyone,
I am here like the rest of you all because I love music!
I hope you have a great year.

Jwkeeley from Seattle who can make awesome lines of guitar,dreamy a bit evanescence-like arias of Dreamaria and Monica Dupont who was inducted into The National Blues Hall of Fame as"Great Blues Musician" and appointed Ambassador to San Francisco and electronic french music from Paris, very pleasant by David Dumas.
Listened to the pleasant melodies of soulnarrative, with whom i hope to start a collaboration soon.

Monday, June 4, 2012

My week of discoveries

Read the Map of consciousness, levels, who do you resonate with? Do we get along more with the people in a higher frequency or lower? In this period i feel much more connected to those that I feel are living in a higher frequency than me...

A monster? Italian immigrant who Worked as a "freak"in the US but lived up to 77 years and said he "travelled a lot and enjoyed every moment of his life". A wiseman, that nature certainly did not bless with perfection at birth, at least not the physical human perfection that we have as a model, who turned upsidedown his fate, making what for others would have been a handicap, his fortune and somehow his tool to happiness! How to interpret a bad start into a new opportunity!
Certainly a story to remember for motivation in life, I just love this story! Ah but that link is to an Italian website....while this is another reference to the man but in English.

The meaning name.... which is related to the SUN!

In Italian, from a very interesting blog, 11 things you can do to become happy instantly

Lately I have been feeling that my body does not want anymore excessive drinking/bad eating/sleeping habits and I have been doing lots of siestas at strange times of the day, especially when the weather was too hot to do anything or even to think.
I also spent 5 days last week, in Spain, totally recharging myself with Spanish hospitality, awesome sun, happy smiling people and lots of outdoor and in-the-nature walks.
I feel at the top and I am looking forward to spending more time in South Europe or again Spain.I am already planning the next holidays I think! Anyhow last Thursday I was playing guitar and singing on the Ramblas in Barcelona at 12 am! it was super hot! I'll post pictures soon.

So going back on the healthy drinking/eating/sleeping, I have experimented with some cooking, baking fruit cakes with only cane sugar/or honey/carrobe powder ( strong taste, but mixed with coconut cream and liquorice powder/sugar is very interesting!) and coconut butter.
Also my friend Caroline in her blog is an inspiration for healthy drinks!
And I have to steal her idea for my kitchen:

So essential and clean to take the seeds/nuts etc out of their package( that takes soo much space in my kitchen closet).
This week I am going to experiment cooking with this but not sure if I will prepare those recipes or just invent something...I had in mind to do a vegetarian sushi roll, flavoured in spirulina...