Charly García, singer, composer, producer, pianist, songwriter, prodigy, madman, visionary, brilliant, tormented…pure gold. Carlos Alberto García Moreno was born on October 23, 1951 in Argentina. He came from a wealthy family. When he was 5 years old he was enrolled in the Thibaud Piazzini conservatory in Buenos Aires, where he was trained as a classical pianist. He is a piano prodigy. One night, Mercedes Sosa heard him play and praised his talent. His first musical debut was on his participation in Raúl Porchetto´s album “Cristo Rcok” in 1972. Then, along with classmate Carlos Alberto “Nito” Mestre he formed Sui Generis. El tuerto y Read more »
We present an Autumn playlist for you, something to help usher in the new season including Nat King Cole, Yo La Tengo, The Kinks, Sun Kil Moon, Elle Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. and even Vivaldi. As the last remnants of summer dissapear and the leaves start to fall and turn the trees a thousand shades of red, gold, and brown we thought we bring you fifteen tracks to accompany the beginning of the season. We very much hope you enjoy!
After 12 years of silence, The Libertines are back with a new album “Anthems For Doomed Youth”. I came across it this week´s New Reels on the new sharing site we have joined after our beloved TIMJ went into archive mode. We have now migrated to God´s Jukebox. I heard this there and it simply wont stop playing in my mind. ‘Heart Of The Matter’ – The Libertines “I am no stranger to the coals I carry them in my soul They scorch my flesh and leave great holes In the meaning of my life But I get by, I get by Just Read more »
This week we take a look back at the powerful second studio album by Manchester’s indie legends The Smiths. The received wisdom regarding The Smiths is that The Queen Is Dead is *the one* when it comes to their four studio albums. Indeed, it’s a fine album and a wonderful achievement and there was a time when I would have agreed. As I’ve gotten older though it’s Meat Is Murder I find myself going back to more and more. Released in 1985, it saw Morrissey and Johnny Marr assume production duties after the dissapointing outcome of their work with John Read more »
With The Muppets making a return it seemed like a good time to look back at the original Muppet Show and a few of the musical highlights from this legendary series. Almost 40 years after they made their debut The Muppets are very much still with us, although if the reviews of the new ABC series The Muppets are anything to go by, attempts to put a more adult spin on the franchise seem doomed to failure. We don’t want to see Kermit and Miss Piggy doing the whole celebrity break-up thing, that’s not what they do. The Muppets are Read more »