Monday, 23 February 2015

Sam Smith Winning best Stolen Song of the Year - He's Still Great!!

Man its pretty funny how Sam Smith had a clean sweep of the Grammy's for a song he didnt write ;)  I heard that Tom Petty got a certificate to acknowledge that he had contributed to the making of "Stay With Me"  Smith's questionable attributed re-hash of " I Wont Back down" that won best song and record of the year. They give out certificates to people who have had their songs sampled!?

And then the academy turned around and didnt give Mr Petty a look in for his first good album in a while that was quite successful "Hypnotic Eye". If I was his manager I would have told the people who run the Grammy's 'hey you better make sure Tom Petty wins rock album of the year or else he might just head up on stage like Kanye West did to Taylor Swift and go one step further than grabbing the mic instead taking the award from Sam golden boy Smith!!!" haha

Anyway Volita Pearl Bioletti​ should be happy she said hey thats a Tom Petty song as soon as she heard "Stay with Me". Myself I'm still happy because Sam Smith is great singer one of the best artists currently its just unfortunate he didnt clear the song before releasing it I quick phone call wouldve saved everyone a lot of problems :)

I blame his co-writers for putting him in such an awkward position Sam didnt even know the song but gets all the flack from suppossed song-writers man stealing a song aint song writing haha

Speaking of sampled songs Gotye sampled a tune for 'Someone that I You'se To Know" anyone seeing a pattern here! 


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Columbia records classic songs



Columbia Records is the oldest record company in the world, I was reading a fascinating book on the history of the label called 360 (the labels 360 approach to releasing music of all genres) and found some of its original hits online from the past and put them on my blog. These charming old records helped build the greatest music label of all time! Amazing, the first records they cut were on metal cylinders recorded via a gramophone style device :) pure mono

Here are some of the songs that helped establish Columbia records as the longest running Music record label in History bar none!

Fun little ditty by Bert Williams, famous black comic of the late 19th-early 20th century performing a routine recorded in 1913. Enjoy!

NOBODY (Alex Rogers / Bert Williams) Arthur Collins - 1905 Bert Williams - 1906 Bert Williams (feat. in the Broadway Show "Ziegfeld Follies") - 1913 Shelton Brooks - 1941 Bing Crosby - 1947 Jimmy Dean - 1962 Nina Simone - 1964 Avon Long (feat. in the Broadway Show "Bubbling Brown Sugar") - 1976 Billy Daniels (feat. in the London Show "Bubbling Brown Sugar") - 1977 Audrey Morris - 1984 Also recorded by: The Four Lads; Mary Coughlan; Carol Burnett; Ry Cooder; Max Morath: .......... and others. When life seems full of clouds and rain And I am full of nothin' and pain Who soothes my thumping, bumping brain, uummm? Nobody! When winter comes with snow and sleet And me with hunger and cold feet Who says, "Here's twenty-five cents, go ahead and get somethin' to eat, go on why doncha"? Nobody! I ain't never done nothin' to nobody I ain't never done nothin' to nobody, no time So until I get somethin' from somebody sometime I'll never do nothin' for nobody, no time When I was in that railroad wreck And thought I'd cashed in my last check Who took the engine off my neck? Nobody! One time when things was lookin' bright I started to whittle on a stick one night Who cried out, "Stop now, that's dynamite"? Not a soul! I ain't never done nothin' to nobody I ain't never done nothin' to nobody, no time So until I get something from somebody, sometime I'll never do nothin' for nobody, no time (Transcribed from the Bert Williams recording by Mel Priddle - May 2007)



I've been away from you a long time.
I never thought I'd miss you so.
Somehow I feel
Your love is real.
Near you I want to be.
The birds are singing it is song time.
The banjo's strumming soft and low.
I know that you 
Yearn for me too.
Swannee, you're calling me.

Swanee, how I love you, how I love you
My dear old Swanee.
I give the world to be
Among the folks in D-I-X-I-
Even though my mammy's
Waiting for me,
Praying for me
Down by the Swanee.
The folks up north will see me no more
When I get to that Swanee shore.

(whistling)
I miss the old folks at home.

Swanee, how I love you, how I love you
My dear old Swanee.
I give the world to be
Among the folks in D-I-X-I-
Even though my mammy's
Waiting for me,
Praying for me
Down by the Swanee.
The folks up north will see me no more
When I get to that Swanee shore.












SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band



Thursday, 5 February 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Multi-Love" New Single Out Now

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Multi-Love" https://soundcloud.com/jagjaguwar/unknown-mortal-orchestra-multi-love Kick ass keyboard intro almost Gothic big vocals aggressive punch you in the face drum fill soulful ballad with great bass need the bass floating cloud like vocals throw in some funky synths and acoustic arpeggios and you get Unknown Mortal Orchestra :)


x



Unknown Mortal Orchestra have announced their new album Multi-Love, due out May 26 via Jagjaguwar. It follows 2013's II. Along with the announcement, the band have shared the title track, which you can listen to above. Check out the tracklist, below, and the album cover, above.
In a press release, frontman Ruban Nielson said:
It felt good to be rebelling against the typical view of what an artist is today, a curator. It’s more about being someone who makes things happen in concrete ways. Building old synthesizers and bringing them back to life, creating sounds that aren’t quite like anyone else’s. I think that’s much more subversive.
The band have also announced a tour. Check out their schedule below.
Multi-Love:
01 Multi-Love
02 Like Acid Rain
03 Ur Life One Night
04 Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
05 Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty
06 The World Is Crowded
07 Stage or Screen
08 Necessary Evil
09 Puzzles
Unknown Mortal Orchestra:
02-22 Newcastle, England - 6 Music Festival
05-07 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05-09 Seattle, WA - Barboza
05-10 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
05-20 Bristol, England - Thekla
05-21 London, England - Islington Assembly Hall
05-22 Coventry, England - Warwick University *
05-23 Liverpool, England - Liverpool Sound City
05-25 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet
05-26 Berlin, Germany - Berghain Kantine
05-27 Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
05-28 Paris, France - La Flèche d’Or
05-29-31 Nîmes, France - This is Not a Love Song Festival
05-30 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
06-02 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
06-03 Montreal, Quebec - Theatre Fairmount
06-04 Toronto, Ontario - Lee’s Palace
06-05 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
06-06 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
06-08 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
06-09 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
06-10 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
06-11-14 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06-13 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
06-14 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
06-15 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
06-16 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
06-17 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
06-19 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
* with Django Django

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Official Band T-Shirt

Thank you all for your patience! we have good news The Neo-KalashnikovsOfficial Band T-Shirts is now back in Stock! Available here: https://theneokalashnikovs.bandcamp.com
/merch/the-neo-kalashnikovs-official-band-t-shirt P.s - Hope I modelled the T-Shirt ok maybe I could be a part time model like the Flight of the Conchords Song haha smile emoticon

There are two options of either a Black T-Shirt with Red Ink or A White T-shirt with Black Ink
We have a good range of sizes for both Woman and Men. Just let us know which one you want or we will contact you. Thanks for your support!! Just let us know if you want your T-Shirt signed by the Band! 




Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Drama Queen (Live at Debase Studio)



We recorded a live performance of "Drama Queen" at Debase Studio & Music Centre in Morningside, Auckland: www.debasestudio.com/

 They offer two great rehearsal spaces and an awesome atmosphere to practice music in. If your interested check out their website in the link above.

Also we tried to record Volita's vocals live but we couldn't get them loud enough in the mix compared to the other instruments in the recording so we did some over dubbing in our Bathroom the next day! haha 


"Drama Queen" music and lyrics by Volita Bioletti 
Directed and Recorded by Jeremy Bioletti 
Mixed and Edited by Moss Bioletti 

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Drama Queen Trailer Final Cut (At Flight 605)



The trailer for The Neo-Kalashnikov's new rock video 'Drama Queen' is here! Most of this footage will not make the final cut but it was so much fun filming it that the band wanted the fans to see what goes on behind the scenes!! Thank you to everyone that came along for this epic, crazy shoot!! Love the Neos xxx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Vox365 Interview on the New Zealand Music Scene


Vox365 - The Neo Kalashnikovs from Geraldine Clermont on Vimeo.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity & Helping Arts in New Zealand
VOX365NZ celebrates diversity in the arts by looking at the unique relationships creatives have with their art, cultural identity and community in NZ. VOX365NZ is a platform for creative collaborative spirit. Our aim is to achieve the following:

1) To discover underground creatives in New Zealand and create a platform where “established” and upcoming or underground artists can collaborate and exchange ideas, experiences – and possibly create something new and fresh.


2) To use multiple mediums to create a platform for creatives to showcase their work.


3) Create a useful and timely piece of knowledge that continues to evolve and share insight into the range and diversity of creatives in New Zealand.


4) Conduct a social research project to understand creatives’ relationship with the arts, and how their various cultural backgrounds may situate their position to practicing their art forms.


5) Promote cross cultural understanding by celebrating diversity in the arts.


6) Spark dialogue and initiative for artists to take progressive stances against community and social issues such as the problem of child poverty in New Zealand.