Archive for the ‘ Live Shows ’ Category

Mark Knopfler – Privateering

I had the opportunity to see Mark Knopfler live the other day. Here is my new favourite of Mark’s: “Privateering”. Enjoy.


Loreena McKennitt – Dante’s Prayer

I came across this video the other day and fell in love with this song. I purchased the album version but I like this live version so much better:

Martha Wainwright – Bloody Motherfucking Asshole (live)

Martha Wainwright’s BLOODY MOTHERFUCKING ASSHOLE is so amazing, I picked it as my first “Song of the Week” when I started this blog more than 2 years ago. I came across a pretty good live version on youtube yesterday and decided to give it some more attention.

Martha sings it with so much conviction, passion.
It’s pure emotion. Emotion is life.
And “life lives” as a friend of mine said the other day.

“I will not pretend
I will not put on a smile
I will not say I’m all right for you
When all I wanted was to be good
To do everything in truth…”

Listen to the studio version here: Martha Wainewright – BMFA


One of the most spectacular shows I have ever attended whas the Ephemere fireworks show last summer. (Yes, I am lagging with my posts about half a year) 😛

Ephemere is one of the most famous fireworks theaters in Europe. The show was a choreographic artwork that was synchronized  in perfect harmony with classical and modern music.

photo courtesy of Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton’s

A friend of mine played in the accompanying orchestra and I said to him after show: “Poor you, you were not able to enjoy the show, because you had to play while we were watching the fireworks.” He replied: “Why poor me? It was fantastic. I was part of the show. The fireworks sounds matched our playing perfectly and it even made me goosebumps.” I think that underlines the perfect choreography.

The show was 25 minutes and FREEEEE!

Good thing I forgot my camera at home, so I was able to focus on the music and the visual artwork entirely without having to worry about camera settings 😉

Viva la Mainstream !

I was lucky to hear these guys live the other day 🙂
…but I am too lazy to write a review 😛

Bananafishbones – Easy Day feat. Franka Potente

“It’s like dancing in the sun
Having trouble having fun
Having anything you wish to come
then it finally smiles your way
And you have an easy day
It’s time to have an easy day”


Grace Buford on CNN (video)

I have hardly been active in Second Life anymore but I still attend music shows in-world on a regular basis.  My favourite musician is Cylindrian Rutabaga (Grace Buford in RL). I met Cylindrian  about 2 years ago. She’s become a very dear friend, not just because I love her music but because she is such a nice person.

Recently, she was featured in a CNN show. I wasn’t able to post the video here because one of the drawbacks of wordpress is, you’re not allowed to embed external flash objects. However, I can use the built-in youtube player, so good thing the video is available on youtube now. Yay!

For those of you, who can’t view the video in your country check out the original CNN link

Here is a snapshot I took of the both of us a while ago. She invited me to relax on her piano while she was giving a concert 😀 If you have a SL account and are interested in a virtual live music performance, send IM to me (Jenilia Congrejo). I’ll add you to Cylindrian’s fan group, so you can receive notices about her future concerts.

Cylindrian Rutabaga at The Falls (piano and poster) -by Jenilia Congrejo
Cylindrian Rutabaga at The Falls (piano and poster) -by Jenilia Congrejo

Buy Grace Buford’s music on iTunes, visit her on reverbnation, or read her blog if you like 🙂

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Chick Corea & John McLaughlin – Five Peace Band (live)

(Kenny Garrett on sax, Christian McBride on bass and  Brian Blade on drums)

Word Tour 2008-2009 Available Regions and Dates:
EUROPE October 21 to November 23, 2008
ASIA January 31 to February 22, 2009
NORTH AMERICA March 17 to May 2, 2009

Check out their website for more infos.

Apparently, you missed the Europe and Asia shows (yes, I know … 😦  )  so sorry for not blogging it earlier 😉

I have never been a jazz fan, and I am still no jazz fan but these guys really impressed me. Their music is highly creative and sometimes even FUNKY! Yay! The only drawback was the bad acoustics….not due to the venue but blame the technician who was sitting bored on a carrier box behind the sound mixing desk….