welcome, be my muse!

Do you remember bubble bobble?

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on May 6, 2010

Thanks to my wonderful friend Hammar – the Krachmacher, I got to know this trashy but wonderful track…

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THE Stumblebum BRASS BAND

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on May 1, 2010

They’ve performed on many different stages including the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, The Box, Shea Stadium and the Hammerstein Ballroom. But one day you might walk to your train station in the Lower East Side and miss the subway for hours as the Stumblebums are playing at your track. Known for their spontaneous riotous shows, Smidge Malone (Trumpet, Vocals), Disco Ronnie (Tuba) and Jonny Ballz (Drums, Vocals) already supported artists including The Roots, Ween and The Black Lips.

The Time Out Magazine wrote “The Stumblebum Brass Band plays around the city quite a bit, and how lucky we are to have an upbeat, down-South trio to jump and jive to.” – so true. Last year, during Vogue’s fashion night out in Soho these three cats invaded the Anna Molinari store and turned the quiet champagne party into a riot. While Pharrell Williams was signing autographs in the Ice Cream Store, the waiting crowd outside started break-dancing and went completely crazy and amazed.

Forget about sight-seeing in New York City. If you get to rock with them, you’re in New York.

Mon Khmer’s album to download!

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on April 30, 2010

Brooklyn based new wave, minimalist indie band Mon Khmer‘s first album is now available on their website for download… So for everybody who doesn’t live in the US: go and get it!  It’s not the LP but  you save the 30 Dollars shipment to Europe till it’s sold over the great pond… Love it!

picture by Priyanka Dasgupta.

M.I.A.’s video “Born Free” censored

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on April 29, 2010

Youtube just blocked M.I.A.’s latest video “Born Free” whilst the video plattform’s parent trust Google is continiously fighting for freedom of opinion in the internet. “Born Free” is more than a song title and a message now!

For more, read here.

fashion and music against AIDS

Posted in fashion, music by welcomebemymuse on April 27, 2010

New York based band Black Taxi might play on H&M’s Fashion against AIDS NYC Launch Party on May 19th! If you wanna see them playing, vote for their video of “Up here for thinking, down here for dancing”!

shocking: M.I.A.’s new video “Born Free”

Posted in film, music by welcomebemymuse on April 26, 2010

If you’re a sensitive person you might want to mind watching M.I.A.’s latest music video to her new single “Born Free”. With the length of a short film this video is a brutal and realistic comment on racial violence, directed by Romain Gavras who already directed Justice’s video to “Stress”.

Check Lene’s Blog for album information…

PARADISE CIRCUS by massive attack

Posted in art, film, music by welcomebemymuse on April 24, 2010

WATCH http://www.andamosarmados.com/27007

In this Massive Attack video,  Georgina Spelvin talks about her former work as a porn actress in the 1970ies. I first found this during the short movie night at UCLA’s Hammer Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

If it is too much for you, you might prefer the more artsy video version:

when hip hop becomes high culture

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on April 23, 2010

http://music.vtechphones.com/watch/3707

These Screenings of Timeless feature the works of J Dilla (Suite for Ma Dukes), Mulatu Astatke, and Arthur Verocai. At certain screenings J.Rocc, of the World Famous Beat Junkies will be DJing all three films, using the latest Serato technology. J.Rocc manipulates the films using vinyl on turntables to control the hi-res film files, creating an amazing megamix of all three films.

http://mochilla.com/

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dressed in bruises

Posted in art, fashion by welcomebemymuse on April 19, 2010

This short movie is not only a wonderful created story with beautiful pictures – it is inspiring like a dream with intelligent humor and a fantastic view beyond fashion…

BLACK TAXI – forget about yellow cabs!

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on April 15, 2010

Black Taxi guitarist Bill Mayo explains the band’s name as “Tom Hanks once told us to wait fort he black taxi, so yeah, you do what Tom Hanks says, ya know? He was in “Big“, ‚nuff said.“ – True, ‘nuff said!

The four members Bill Mayo, Krisana Soponpong, Ezra Huleatt and Jason Holmes started in 2007 – after Ezra and Krisana met at an orgy in Thailand – “no joke” Bill says. “The rest is history.” Their sound is influenced by The Doors, Dick Dale, Clash, Leonard Cohen and The Police but if you ask Bill to describe it, he’d answer “If you like King Crimson, it sounds like that.  If you like Jay Z, it sounds just like him.  If Cindy Lauper is more your style, Black Taxi is definitely for you. Nobody has actually been able to describe what we do.  The members of this band come from such different musical backgrounds, the songs we create can sound like Depeche Mode or Stephen Sondheim.  It usually has a pretty good beat though.  I give it a 7.2.“ – Why only a 7.2.?

The recording of their album „Things of That Nature“ was documented by the two award-winning filmmakers Nate Kath and Jason Sager in 2009, where they followed the band through the rehearsals and the recording sessions at Bunker.

Anything else? Oh yeah! Don’t miss their upcoming show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY on May 14!

Thanks Bill for the interview!

For more information, check out www.blacktaxi.com