R.I.P. Aretha Franklin – A tribute to the Queen of Soul

R.I.P. Aretha Franklin – A tribute to the Queen of Soul

This week saw a truly legendary artist get a truly legendary send-off as the funeral of Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, took place in Detroit. Over the best part of nine hours, many of the great and good of soul music took turns to pay tribute in a ceremony dripping in gospel and heart, befitting a lady who began her singing career in the church. Of the numerous performances through the day from the likes of Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson, and Ariana Grande, none were better than Gladys Knight’s fusing of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ Read more »

Tuesday Playlist No. 13: Unlucky for some, not so much for others

Tuesday Playlist No. 13: Unlucky for some, not so much for others

This week´s Tuesday Playlist is our number 13. Lucky 13! We chose 15 songs related to luck, superstition and the mystical number.  Among them, are artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, James Blake, Madonna and Stevie Wonder. There are some people who consider No. 13 to be an unlucky number. Some think it is unlucky because there were 13 dinner guests at the last supper, in Norse mythology there are 12 Gods sitting having supper when an uninvited god shows up (Loki), the murder of the knights of the Templar took place on that date, and there are many reasons Read more »

The Tuesday playlist no.11: Sun, sun, sun…

The Tuesday playlist no.11: Sun, sun, sun…

Our playlist for this week includes a magnificent theme: the sun! The center of our universe and energy source for us all. This Tuesday´s one includes artist like Cat Power, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, George Harrison, Bruce Springsteen and Portugal the Man. The largest object in our solar system. El Sol,. Solei. Helios. The Sun. An ordinary star¨or the ruler of the sky?A gigantic mass made up of 70% hydrogen and 28% helium and with extreme conditions…maybe it is just that, the magnetic center of which the planet earth is just a satellite to. But it is also so much Read more »

Tuesday playlist No.3: Reggae, reggae

Tuesday playlist No.3: Reggae, reggae

The weekly MVD playlist featuring Stevie Wonder, The Police, Augustus Pablo, Aswad, Asian Dub Foundation, and Linton Kwesi Johnson… Welcome to this 3rd installment of our weekly playlist, which this week has a big dose of reggae running through it in one form or another. There’s no particular reason for that, it just sort of came out that way – reggaed. From Latin Quarter’s big hit, some great live footage of The Police, killer tracks by Judy Mowatt, Aswad, and Augustus Pablo, The Specials ripping through ‘Monkey Man’, and some imperial ambient-dub from The Orb and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. And Read more »