5/21/10

DJ Mix Vol. 2

                                                 Photo by Ditte M. Joensen
I DJ different sorts of danceable musics when I'm using the üBERNöRD moniker. This is the 2nd in a series of DJ mix blog posts where I will A) post a new mix and B) write a line or two about it.

"Brothers And Sisters Dancing In The Street Mix" is a brand new mix that consists of old school hip hop, soul classics, 80's pop, suitable remixes and a sprinkle of new stuff. It's summertime, it's friday, so there you go :)
 

Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat, summer's here, and the time is right, for dancing in the street!

5/16/10

43 góðar orsøkir til at fara

43 good reasons for going.

GORILLAZ (PB)
MUSE (UK)
PRINCE (US)
THE PRODIGY (UK)
PATTI SMITH AND BAND (US)
THEM CROOKED VULTURES (US/UK)
ALICE IN CHAINS (US)
CV JØRGENSEN (DK)
KASHMIR (DK)
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE (US)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (US)
MOTÖRHEAD (UK)
THE NATIONAL (US)
NOFX (US)
VAN DYKE PARKS (US)
PAVEMENT (US)
ROBYN (S)
TINARIWEN (MALI)
VAMPIRE WEEKEND (US)
AFENGINN (DK)
MATIAS AGUAYO (CHL)
BEACH HOUSE (US)
CASIOKIDS (N)
DEN SORTE SKOLE (DK)
DIRTY PROJECTORS (US)
EFTERKLANG (DK)
ELECTROJUICE (DK)
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE (UK)
FM BELFAST (ISL)
LINDSTRØM & CHRISTABELLE (N)
LOCAL NATIVES (US)
JULIAN MARLEY (JAM)
MESHUGGAH (S)
MIIKE SNOW (S)
MODERAT (DE)
NILE (US)
GILLES PETERSON & ROBERTO FONSECA present HAVANA CULTURA (CUB/UK)
PORCUPINE TREE (UK)
PRINS THOMAS (N)
SERENA-MANEESH (N)
SÓLSTAFIR (ISL)
TITUS ANDRONICUS (US)
WOODEN SHJIPS (US)

Roskilde Festival

5/10/10

Dude Vader!

Um tú hevur sæð Star Wars og The Big Lebowski, so áttu onkrar stuttligar løtur at verið at funni í hesum klippinum:


Aftaná eitt uppfinnsamt films mash-up er tað uppá sítt pláss við einum feitum tónleika mash-up; "Sad But Superstitious"!


EDIT: Fekk hetta sendandi á FB. For gott til ikki at share'a víðari! Bruce "Swingin' Sixties" Dickinson!

5/7/10

Thoughts on Music pt. 5 (Ernest Bornemann)

This is the fifth blog in my "Thoughts on Music" series which feature quotes containing interesting thoughts on music that someone has said or written (or both). This time around: Ernest Borneman.

According to Wikipedia: Ernst Wilhelm Julius Bornemann (April 12 1915 – June 4, 1995) was a German crime writer, filmmaker, anthropologist, ethnomusicologist, jazz musician, jazz critic, psychoanalyst, sexologist, and committed socialist. All these diverse interests, he claimed, had a common root in his lifelong insatiable curiosity. From 1982-1986 he was president of the German Society for Social-Scientific Sexuality Research. In 1990 he was awarded the Magnus Hirschfeld Medal for sexual science.

”While the whole European tradition strives for regularity – of pitch, of time, of timbre and of vibration – the African tradition strives for precisely the negation of these elements. In language, the African tradition aims at circumlocution rather than at exact definition. The direct statement is considered crude and unimaginative; the veiling of all contents in ever-changing paraphrases is considered the criterion of intelligence and personality. In music, the same tendency towards obliquity and ellipsis is noticeable; no note is attacked straight; the voice or instrument always approaches it from above or below, plays around the implied pitch without ever remaining on it for any length of time, and departs from it without ever having committed itself to a single meaning. The timbre is veiled and paraphrased by constantly changing vibrato, tremolo, and overtone effects. The timing and accentuation, finally, are not stated, but implied or suggested”.
-Ernest Borneman, The Roots of Jazz, 1959