Monday, 24 December 2007

Blue Christmas

Here's one of my favorite Christmas songs.
Happy Christmas everyone

I actually prefer the Shaky version. Imagine that!

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Duran Duran Live 2007

Furan Duran are back with a great new album and a new world tour! Last week I came across a special edition of the new Duran Duran album, CD + DVD, and I sat down last night to watch the 'Making of' the album DVD. Its about 40 minutes long and well worth the few extra euro for the special eidition. It comes with a press access sticker (feels like its the 80's again!) which I'll try and use when I next see them in concert (yeah right you will!).

Here are the Duranies on Jonathon Ross performing their new single plus girls on film. I don't know why they decided to lanuch the album with this as single. For me, its one of the weaker songs on a very good album.

And here they are on the American Music Awards peforming the same single and then 'Hungry Like the Wolf'.

Here's a couple of photos of Simon and Nick taken by a friend of mine when we went to see them play in Razzamatazz in Barcelona in 2005.

The quality isn't great but its interesting to see how their new show is shaping up. Here they are live in New York in November 2007.

And finally, a tribute to Kraftwerk?

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Back to Life

Back to life...

I've been busy being a music consumer over the last few months but I haven't found the time or inspiration to write about it. Maybe its because I get the feeling that I'm writing only for myself (who better person to write for?). Anyway, today I bought a couple of CDs for my birthday which is next week. I've agreed with my girlfriend that there will be no birthday presents this year (we're up the walls with other things) so I decided to treat myself to a few CDs. I bought ...

I was gonna buy the Roisin Murphy album from HMV online on vinyl (its a double coloured vinyl edition!!) but its 25 quid sterling, no way! How can you jstify 25 quid for an album. That's nearly 35 euros (plus post and packing of 2 quid extra), when you can buy the CD for 9,99 euros.

The 'La China' album De Amor y Muerte is a real find. I know nothing about her yet, just that she's on Subterfuge Records and she's the singer in the group Cycle (see myspace here) . The CD is really excellent, electro 80's influenced spanish pop. You'll find more info here (in Spanish)