Tuesday Playlist 39: Back to Work

Tuesday Playlist 39: Back to Work

Warning: Songs regarding work, working hard, the rat race…not soft, chill music to work by. As 2016 properly settles in, many of us are faced with the reality of our lives…we are part of the system and as such we gotta get back to work in order to earn our daily bread. Here are 15 songs, form Jungle, to Dolly Parton to The Clash related to work. Hope you enjoy your Tuesday! *Featured image from http://invisiblebread.com/comics/2013-02-19-back-to-work.png

Unforgettable Live Performances: John Lennon and Elton John in 1974

Unforgettable Live Performances: John Lennon and Elton John in 1974

On November 28th, 1974, Elton John beat John Lennon on a wager which resulted in Lennon getting up on stage on Thanksgiving day. It would turn out to be Lennon´s final live performance. Whatever Gets You Thru the Night – John Lennon and Elton John Elton John played the piano for “Surprise Surprise” and “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” for John Lennon´s 1974 album “Walls and Bridges”. By then, Lennon was the only former Beatle who had not had a No. 1 single. Elton was sure the song “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” would make it to No. 1 and Read more »

Gimme Some Truth: The Making Of John Lennon’s Imagine Album

Gimme Some Truth: The Making Of John Lennon’s Imagine Album

As part of our John Lennon week we look at maybe the most intimate portrait of the ex-Beatle, shot whilst recording his legendary Imagine album. “When you’re actually in love with somebody you tendd to be jealous and want to own them. Intellectually… owning a person is rubbish, I love Yoko, I want to possess her completely. I don’t want to stifle her, y’know, that’s the danger, that you want to possess them to death” – John Lennon The above quote, taken from a scene where the Lennons are being interviewed by a journalist in the Tittenhurst Park mansion that Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No. 31: John Lennon

The Tuesday Playlist No. 31: John Lennon

“We all looked up to John. He was older and he was very much the leader – he was the quickest wit and the smartest and all that kind of thing.” Paul McCartney John Winston Lennon would have turned 75, and here at MVD we are celebrating him with a whole #themeweek in his honor, so of course today is no exception and we have chosen 15 of his finest songs (as a solo artist). We hope you like this selection.

Double Fantasy by John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Double Fantasy by John Lennon & Yoko Ono

On October 9th John Lennon would have turned 75 years old. We look at the Album that would be his last. Writing about this album is bitter-sweet. Especially around important dates in John´s life. So without further ado, one of the greatest albums of the eighties, Double Fantasy. As many of you know, we here at MVD are Beatles fans. I personally think there is music and then, in another category, there is The Beatles and Nina Simone. But first and foremost there the Fab four. If there were to be an apocalypse and all music would be gone and Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No. 21: Growing old

The Tuesday Playlist No. 21: Growing old

A playlist celebrating the passing of the years, growing up, embracing changes, aging. 15 songs by John Lennon, Paul Simon, The Beatles, Mercedes Sosa, LCD Soundsystem, Travis, Simply Red, Steely Dan and more artist celebrating the passing of time. Since time is passing by for all of us, or at least that is how many of us perceive it at the moment,  I thought we would do our playlist today on that, how the years go by and we are all subject to its effects. And also because it was Paul´s birthday and I want to bug him for getting Read more »

The Tuesday Playlist No. 17: Let’s get spiritual

The Tuesday Playlist No. 17: Let’s get spiritual

For today´s 15 track listing I thought we would get a little “Spiritual” and raise your vibration for the day. Don’t worry, no “religious” sermons, just uplifting positive energy music curated only for you. The Beatles, George Harrison, John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Silvio Rodriguez, Leonard Cohen and may, many artist sum up in songs what most religions and spiritual paths preach: love yourself. accept yourself. be grateful. Be kind. be in the moment. be joyous. That way, you will be happier, radiate happiness and bring joy and peace to those around you. There are two ways to look at it. From the down Read more »