Posts Tagged ‘ alternative ’

Grace Buford – Dancing in the Garden of Freedom (Remix by Doxent Zsigmond)

This one brings back good memories 馃檪

Those were the times when I went with my friends to a Grace Buford (Cylindrian Rutabaga) live concert in SL. Nothing could beat this. We were promoting Grace’s music and she played our favourite originals. Here is my top favourite, my all-time favourite, remixed by my good friend Doxii. These days, neither Doxii nor Grace nor I frequent SL but we are always happy to catch one of Grace’s rare gigs online.

Doxii on Flickr. You can also find her soundcloud an youtube links there.

Dig the stones from the earth
and pile them on the side,
one by one,
Skilfully crafting a wall
to keep the outside on the outside.
Throw away all the the bitter fruit of yesterday
and fertilize the soul with forgiveness
so love can abide in this garden.

And I don’t want to go
from the place I found my soul.
See my freedom dance through the waves of green and gold.

Water the seeds with tears
from the guilt of all those silent years.
How fragile are the first shoots
as they reach for the warmth of the sun
so love will abide in this garden.

Alirium Gardens 2 -by Jenilia Congrejo
Alirium Gardens (c) Jenilia Congrejo 2009

Hollywood Hills

my latest addiction:

No I don’t wanna leave
but I must keep moving ahead
’cause my life belongs to the other side
behind the great ocean’s waves

The Decemberists – The King is Dead

The Decemberists’ new album “The King is Dead” will be available 聽January 18th, 2011.

Listen to “Down By The Water” :

Check out their website

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

John Vanderslice – Green Grow The Rushes

John Vanderslice has made his new EP “Green Grow The Rushes” downloadable for FREEEEE 馃榾



1. Thule Fog
2. I’ll Never Live Up To You
3. Pony Express
4. Streetlights
5. Lay Down
6. Penthouse Window

320kbps mp3s + artwork + lyrics and credits + uncompressed WAV files聽
JV – Green Grow The Rushes


Sometimes I can’t find the right words, and those are the days when I want to give up on my blog and suddenly, I stumble upon a poem or a song and see that someone else has already said what I wanted to say. See also my post from 07/19: “INVICTUS”.

“Goodbye to all that” has been composed/written/recorded by a very dear friend of mine, O. , whose artist name is September 29th, well it’s also her birthday 馃檪

September 29th – Goodbye to all that

So I say goodbye to you
And you, and you, too
Goodbye to this and to that
I know I鈥檓 not going to be sad anymore

Jeremy Gilchrist – The Devil Can’t Fly

This is a music video for Jeremy Gilchrist’s song “The Devil Can’t Fly”, written in memory of singer-songwriter Nathan Davis. Jeremy is such a talent. The video was shot/edited by himself.

Song of the Week 2009-13: Charlotte Gainsbourg – Time of the Assassins

PLAY –> Charlotte Gainsbourg – Time of the Assassins

J贸nsi – Go

Go is the debut solo album from J贸nsi of Sigur R贸s. It will be released on April 5th (April 6th in North America).


1 go do
2 animal arithmetic
3 tornado
4 boy lilikoi
5 sinking friendships
6 kolni冒ur
7 grow till tall
8 around us
9 hengil谩s

Check out the official “GO DO” video here

SXSW 2010 Playlist #1

I have listened to about 1 quarter of this year’s SXSW songs, and it’s about time I posted some of my favourites here. Let’s call it “Playlist #1″….. but I can’t promise a “Playlist #2” 馃槢

Enjoy! (right click to download)

This one’s addictive, it builds slowly up and kicks in at the end:
Hey Rosetta! – New Goodbye

Gorgeous alt-country (see post below about her new album):
Basia Bulat – Gold Rush

Folk from the Faroer Islands:
Gudrid Hansdottir – Stjornur

ELEW – Mr. Brightside

Australian Pop:
Washington – How Do You Tame Lions

some more alt-country:
Anton Bjorkenvall – Love Will Always get Us Down