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Bare jeg var en Kellogs Corn Flake…

14. november 2014

Klokken er næsten 2 og så dukker Simon & Garfunkel op med “Punky’s Dilemma” (fra Bookends). En nonsenssang – og så alligevel ikke…

 

Wish I was a Kellog’s Corn Flake
Floating in my bowl, takin’ movies.
Relaxing a while
Living in style
Talking to a raisin who occasionally plays L.A.
Casually glancing at his toupee.

Wish I was an English Muffin
About to make the most out a toaster.
I’d ease my self down
Coming up brown.
I’d prefer boysenberry more than any ordinary jam.
I’m a sitizens – for – boysenderry jam fan.

Oh, say California.

If I become a first lieutinant
Would you put my phots on your piano?
To mary Jane
Best wishes Martin.
Ol Roger draft-dodger leaving by the basement door
Everybody knows what he’s tip – toeing down there for.

Fra Molde via Stockholm til Aarhus: Ane Brun

13. november 2014

Ane Bruns – eller Brunvold, som hun egentlig hedder – musikalske løbebane startede for alvor, da hun i 2001 slog sig ned i den svenske hovedstad Stockholm. Bag sig  havde hun en opvækst i en kunstnerisk anlagt familie i Molde, Norge, musikalske tilløb og nogle forsøg på at få en universitetsuddannelse. Men musikken fik overtaget. Og i 2002 kom hendes første langspiller med den pirrende titel Spending time with Morgan, der måske ikke blæste nogen omkuld, men dog gjorde opmærksom på et oplagt singer-songwriter-talent med potentiale.

Bedre gik det i 2005 med albummet A Temporary Dive, der kom efter en længere pause fra musikken. En mere moden plade, der blev godt modtaget af musikpressen og kastede en del musikprisnomineringer af sig. Pladen blev fulgt op af endnu en senere samme år, hvor Duets udkom. En plade, hvor Brun som titlen angiver sang duetter med en række kunstnere – bl.a. Ron Sesmith, Teitur og bandet Madrugada.

I tiden efter har Ane Brun optrådt i forskellige udgaver – lige fra ren solist over større ensembler med strygere osv. Og hendes variation som udøvende kunstner afspejler sig også på de plader, hun siden har udgivet: Chaning of the Seasons (2008), Sketches (2008), It all start with one (2011) og et par live-plader (2007 og 2009). Sidste år kom der også en retrospektiv opsamling, Songs – 2003-2013, der giver et fint tværsnit af den begavede singer-songwriter med den smukke stemme. I morgen lægger hun vejen forbi den jyske hovedstad, hvor hun giver solokoncert. Den har jeg set frem til længe – og vender selvfølgelig tilbage, når den er oplevet.

 

The Doors i – Beat-Club

13. november 2014

Ja, det kan næsten ikke bliver større for mig, end når jeg finder gode gamle optagelser fra det tyske musikprogram Beat-Club, der for længst har haft fyrre års jubilæum og var min primære videokilde til musik i tresserne. Og nu er der så dukket en hel koncert med The Doors op. Hvor heldig kan man være i sin søgen?!

Paul McCartney om at lære nye akkorder – dengang, det hele begyndte

12. november 2014

På sin hjemmeside fortæller Paul McCartney om, hvordan han og George Harrison lærte nye akkorder:

It was a combination of three ways, really. Some were from people showing them to us; for example, Jim Gretty who was a guy from a guitar shop in Liverpool called Hessy’s. He had a guitar and was a jazz player, and I remember him showing us a chord that was F, but it had a couple of notes added. We called it F demented!”

Paul then picked up the acoustic guitar that lives in his office and began playing the F demented chord. You have to really stretch your fingers to make the chord, but Paul did it
with ease.

 

“The chord found its way into a lot of things, like ‘Michelle.’  Another chord came in via ‘Along Came Jones’ by The Coasters.”

 

Paul again illustrated his point by playing ‘Michelle’ followed by ‘Along Came Jones’ by The Coasters. (Check out The Coasters’ song when you get chance, it’s a great tune!)

 

“Sometimes we would pick them up from sheet music, like, ‘Oh! We don’t know that chord’. But mainly it was just figuring it out from listening to songs we liked. We knew that
something went up in the chords, so me and George would work it out. Buddy Holly would use an odd chord like that – ‘Raining In My Heart’ – and the second chord in there was
augmented. We worked a lot of that out by ear. There’d also be songs like ‘Til There Was You’ that would have these chords in too.”

 

Paul then told us whilst laughing, “Sometimes we’d be working with people who knew notation and stuff and they would say, ‘Is that C diminished? Is that the chord?’ And we’d
look at each other, shrug and go, ‘Yes!'”

 

Then, almost as an encore to our question, Paul played us ‘Raining In My Heart’ by Buddy Holly.

Løb for livet – The Show Ponies

12. november 2014

Los Angeles-baserede The Show Ponies dyrker indierødderne, tilsat en god gang bluegrass og americanaduft. Det fem mand store ensemble er aktuelle med en EP.

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