Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Marilyn Monroe

 (Up)Picture of Marilyn Monroe when she was 34 years old.

Saw this week "My week with Marilyn" movie which was great. It would be interesting to read her biography. She had such a roller coaster life. Married three times and divorced. She was one of the biggest celebrities ever. She had glamour like Marlene Dietrich had also. Hope she would have lived longer. I have seen couple times one of her movies "Some like it hot" which has her one of the most known songs "I wanna be loved by you" in it. This is a great movie.
Check more info about Monroe:

Marilyn Monroe - Clip of "I wanna be loved by you" from "Some like it hot"

Check also the version where the music quality is better and it's the whole song.

And the maybe the most famous version of "Diamonds are girls best friend"

Marilyn Monroe died only 36 years old of "acute barbiturate poisoning," resulting from a "probable suicide" as Dr. Thomas Noguchi of the Los Angeles County Coroners office wrote it down.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Morning - Katie Melua - The flood and Red balloons

Morning everybody! In the morning it's sometimes nice to listen something very sloow music. For me if something doesn't work in the morning or goes wrong I have then half of the day the same "stood up with the wrong feet" -feeling.

Found a beautiful live version of Katie Melua's song "The flood". This song has a very beautiful piano! And I almost few times fell asleep listening to "Red balloons". Listen also the album version of "Red Balloons".

Katie Melua - "The Flood + Red Balloons"

Part of the beautiful lyrics from "The Flood".

"Broken people get recycled
and I hope that I will sometimes be thrown off the pathways
what I thought was my way home
wasn't the place I know
No, I'm not afraid of changing,
Certain, nothing's certain
what we own becomes our prison
my possessions will be gone
back to where they came from"

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Electric oldies

I spent half of the day listening some very old electronic, new wave, synth pop and some disco songs. Most of the songs I found trough this compilation: TREVOR JACKSON presents METAL DANCE Industrial / Post-Punk / EBM : Classics & Rarities '80 - '88. I want to open the post with one of the nicest electro songs I found today! It should be listened loud. This song was released 1988 by Target Records in Belgium.

Neon - "Voices"

The next song was released 1981 on the label Arista.

Pete Shelley - "Witness the change"

This next song was released 1986 on Dead Man's Curve label. The band was formed already 1980. You can  check their myspace page here:

Portion control - "The grate divide"

Know those songs what they use in aerobic competitions with too many sound effects and thunder? This song I couldn't listen yet in one time trough. I would get hyper in my head. I would need to play it in a dance hall and then it would work. This song was released 1984.

Secession - "Touch (part 4)"

This song sounds exactly like one of those theme tunes for some soap opera or for a German detective series. Or maybe even for Baywatch with a very strange twitch. Limit was released 1984. Check TheItalodancers channel if you like this one.

True colors - "Limit (Extended version)"

Check also the band Hudson Mohawke if you like synth dance songs with a strange touch. They have released some albums on WARP. The newest one is "Satin panthers" (2011), "Polyfolk dance" (2009) and "Butter" (2009) and this is only some of them.

Hudson Mohawke - "All your love"

DAF was founded 1978 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

D.A.F. - "Brothers"

And a bit something newer. Bobby Champs. Check his soundcloud account here: or follow him at facebook: and check the other songs at Bleep:

Bobby Champs - "Lucid"

Bobby Champs - "Moonlight"

I want to end the post with Modern Talking hit. Fun video. The hair.

Modern Talking - "You're my love, you're my soul"

Susanne Sundfør - New video White Foxes!

I love this singer! She has the most amazing voice that I have ever heard and her stage presence quietly stuns everybody. It feels like you are surrounded by another world.

Susanne Sundfør is going to release soon a new album "Silicone veil". The exact date is 26.3 so be ready! She has released now the first video from her song "White foxes". She was playing some of the new songs including this one on her tour in Europe. I have the feeling that the new album will have more power on it, bit more electronic disco, but in a very good way! Enjoy from the beautiful video!

Susanne Sundfør - "White foxes"

Be updated and follow the news at this page:

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Some BASS, please.

After one week without internet I felt like listening some tracks with some bass. Listened also lot of older Prodigy, it's such a energizing band.

It's funny how you feel isolated from the world in a way when you don't have internet. All the small things like checking time tables etc. comes more difficult. Luckily I made some new collections of music for my mp3. Have now one file that has 1,06 gigabytes of music and 124 songs in it. And love it. Listened some Cloud and Gramatik also. These guys are genious!

But now back hunting new sounds! Found some ass kicking tunes! It would be awesome to listen all these songs in a big place and very loud, that you feel the bass tremble.

Working with the moniker Shed, Rene Pawlowitz is a great producer and DJ based in Berlin. He has released two albums before: "Shedding the past" (2008) and "The traveller" (2010).

Shed - "The Praetorian"

Just listening trough the album "Shedding the past" and "Another wedged chicken" is an awesome track with great bass line! "Estrange" has deep bass line trough the whole song. It works almost as a lullaby. "Slowmotion" is a ear crunching song, or at least the beginning of the song. "Flat Axe" is a catching song with this strange ripple effect or how should you call it. It sounds like someone would be opening the drain that was stuck or something, but it sounds very good in this song.

Shed - "Flat Axe"

Shed - "That Beats Everything!"

The newer album "The Traveller" has also great songs.

Shed - "Leave Things"

Shed - "Keep time"

This next song is just awesome! Super. But check this song preferably from Grooveshark.
It's better quality of sound.

Shed - "My R-Class"

Shed has done music also under the name of EQD and is going to release/has released an album Equalized#111.  Don't know yet if it's released.

EQD - "Equalized #001 (A1)"

Check also
EQD - Equalized #003 A.
Found some more cool stuff to share! It's going to be a massive post.

Boddika & Joy Orbison - "Swims"

Boddika & Joy Orbison - "Froth"

Boddika & Joy Orbison - "Mercy"

Pusherman - "Shake it off"

Demdike Stare is formed by Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty. Check the whole "Symbiosis" album,

Demdike Stare - "Hashshashin Chant"

Demdike Stare - "Ghostly hardware"

This one is from the newer album Tryptych (2011).

Demdike Stare - "Past is past"

You can check Demdike Stare's official myspace page here:

I want to end up this post to some hip hop. A really nice remix! Enjoy from the music and dance a lot! Boom!

Jurassic 5 - "Red Hot" Motif live remix

/////////////Re-edit. I think this post was my personal record. I embedded (is that a word) 15 videos of songs into this post. 15! Doing a small dance around while listening Shed. Hmm. And by the way if someone goes here....let me know, and how it was. Would like to go but not sure if I'll have the energy. DISNEYLAND, Alice in Underground @ Perron 00.00. Tickets 10 e.//////////

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Empty space and sound

How amazing it is to listen some really beautiful powerful songs in a empty big space, training hall when it is empty.

Venetian Snares - "Kétsarkü Mozgalom"

Venetian Snares - "Hajnal"

Monday, February 20, 2012

Russian Red

Russian Red is the artist name of Lourdes Hernández. She's Spanish folk indie singer-songwriter. She took the name of her band from the lipstick color she's using: "Russian red". Russian Red has released two albums: "I love your glasses" (2008) and "Fuerteventura" (2011). Here you can find the official homepage of Russian Red:

"Cigarettes" is a beautiful opening song of the "I love your glasses album".

Russian Red - "Cigarettes"

"Gone, play on" has very beautiful guitar and vocals. It's a captivating song.

"This never ending song is scratching, scratching my brain like a vinyl in desire
this never ending thought is coming and is gone
its traveling on a plane on my way.

And in a highway too, as if I speak for you and I say
that you did those things I did in the past, its true in a truck I do
keep your stuff in my pocket,
just like I did with the days we flew.

This never ending song is coming and is gone
its traveling on a plane on my way.

Gone, play on"

"Take me home" has some hawaian style. The electric guitar makes me remember somehow the steel drums. This is a perfect Sunday song.

Russian Red - "Take me home"

Russian Red has made a very beautiful cover of Cindy Laupers hit "Girls just wanna have fun".

Russian Red - "Girls just wanna have fun"

"The sun The trees" is a very nice spring, summer song!

Check also the songs: "I hate you but I love you", "Loving strangers" and well the other album "Fuerteventura" also! She has made also beautiful cover over Roy Orbison's "Crying", but the sound quality of the video is bad so didn't post it. 

Russian Red - "Loving strangers"

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Just very randomly came across with some old rave songs from the early 90's. And this is just so good! Video is also amazing! It has some muppet style dolls trashing hotel room with toy chainsaw.

L.A. Style - "I'm Raving"

Let me know if you find a interesting old rave video/song! 

Midlight @ WORM Rotterdam

Going to go to this party! Haven't heard about the artists before so exited about the music. Listened some songs and they were good so looking forward to this Saturday!

WORM - Midlight promo

Tickets are 10 e. WORM opens 22.00 and the music starts 23.00 till 5.00!
You can find more info about the even from here:

Here's a bit info about the artists.

Unit Moebius

Check the songs: "Tonic", "The Orca reunion" and "Redder des noods"

Gustav Goodstuff:

Mark du Mosch
Check "L'argeant" and "The Rain"
From Gerd I couldn't find anything.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Burial - Kindred

The dub step master Burial is going to release soon, the date is not yet known, a new "Kindred ep". It has three songs on it: "Kindred", "Loner" and "Ashtray wasp". The opening track "Kindred" is a slow drifting song with beautiful bass patterns, bits and parts of vocals and a beautiful piano and violin (?) in the background. Listen these songs with headphones, sounds the best like that!

Burial - "Kindred"

Burial - "Loner"

"Loner" is a faster track that you could listen when running on a empty street and there's a beautiful moment when the lyrics hit at 6.22. "Hold on. Will you please, hold on? Hold on."  I love the way how Burial creates these soundscapes that catch your breath and whole attention. That introduce you to something else, something new. There's a small clip from "Ashtray wasp", it has bells ringing trough the whole clip, quite rough sounds, don't know if it's because of the clip that I found.

Burial released also earlier in 2011 "Street halo ep" that had the songs "Street halo", "NYC" and "Stolen dog" on it. "Street halo" has a very haunting vocals that are in the background and then take more space. I like the beginning of  "NYC". It has very beautiful deep bass. But then I miss something from the rest part of the song, would need some bigger changes. From the "Street halo ep" the song "Stolen dog" stands out. It has some soft old sounding synths in the beginning that are just lovely!

Burial - "Stolen dog"

Florence + The Machine live set from Eindhoven

/////////UPDATE. Wuhuu it's back online! Enjoy while it stays there! I added also some full live sets at the end of this post. From the Hackney Empire, Radio 1 Live lounge, Werchter from 2010 and Live Ex'pression College 2010/////////

I was lucky to find the live set of Florence + The Machine concert from Eindhoven! Such a nice valentine's day surprise! Concert was 1 hour 15 minutes and some really nice person uploaded the whole concert to youtube! Thank you a lot and also to FATM Army!

Florence and the Machine - Valentine's Ceremonials at De Effenaar in Eindhoven Show

The setlist of the concert was:

04:23 Only For The Night
11:17 What The Whater Gave Me
17:08 Cosmic Love
22:35 You've Got The Love
28:20 Never Let Me Go
33:33 Heartlines
39:12 Leave My Body
44:13 All This And Heaven Too
48:17 Shake It Out
53:41 Dog Days Are Over
58:53 Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) 1:07:20 Intro Instrumental
1:08:20 No Light, No Light

The songs that really popped out were: "What the water gave me", "Cosmic love" and the amazing live version of "You've got the love" with electric guitar that sounds so beautiful! And "Never let me go"! Love those moments when Florence is the only voice, it's so beautiful! I could end every sentence with that. Only minus was that sometimes the backup singer was overtaking too much Florence's voice.

I liked better the stronger version of "Heartlines" now it was bit softer and "Leave my body" surprises always positively as "All this and heaven too" also. And the beginning of "Shake it out" the organ sounds so good, playing only one tune. And "Dog days are over" is just such a great song to jump with. "Rabbit heart" is the only song that hasn't hit me like the other songs, even though like the part at 1:02:06 when it starts to grow for the chorus is nice. And a very beautiful live version from "No light, No light" ends the concert. I put here the original music video of "No light, No light". It's beautiful. Can't wait to see her in March in Berlin!

Florence and the Machine - "No light, no light"

Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials Launch at the Hackney Empire - Full set

Florence + The Machine - Full Concert (Radio 1 Live Lounge Special, 2011)

And a older set from 2010.
Florence and The Machine Live@Werchter 2010

Florence + the Machine - Between Two Lungs (Live Ex'pression College 2010)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hanna - Chemical Brothers

Just watched the movie "Hanna". It's good! It has very well built scenes and a great music by Chemical Brothers. The movie came out 2011, it's directed by Joe Wright. The leading actors are: Saoirse Ronan as Hanna, Eric Bana as Erik and Cate Blanchett as Marissa.

The official trailer of "Hanna"

Chemical Brothers - "The devil is in the beats"

Chemical Brothers - "Escape wavefold"

Chemical Brothers - "Container park"

Chemical Brothers - "The devil is in the details"

Chemical Brothers - "The Sandman"

Chemical Brothers - "Hanna's theme" vocal version

"Dream... how I dream to feel.
Dream... how I dream to feel,
And everything will fill with light.
A golden sun would fool this night
And all that is and ever was.
Begin again. Begin again.
To feel, finally for real."

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Whitney Houston is dead

Some of the most famous pop singers, Whitney Houston has passed away 11.2.2012 at the age of 48. She had hits like "I wanna dance with somebody", "Saving all my love for you", "How will I know", "I will always love you" and "Greatest love of all".

Whitney Houston - "I wanna dance with somebody"

Whitney Houston - "Greatest love of all"

Whitney Houston - "I will always love you"

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Fredrika Stahl

Fredrika Stahl is a 25 years old Swedish singer who's doing jazzy/pop songs. She plays also piano and guitar. She has released three albums so far. "A fraction of you" (2006), "Tributaries" (2008) and "Sweep me away" 2010. I came across with her music when I saw Nissan Juke commercial where she was singing "Twinkle twinkle little star". I posted it here also some long time a go but now the second time. It's a beautiful song that sums up pretty much life.

Fredrika Stahl - "Twinkle twinkle little star

"Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

When the blazing sun is gone,
When there's nothing he shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, through the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

In the dark blue sky so deep
Through my curtains often peep
For you never close your eyes
Til the morning sun does rise
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are"

Another songs that caught my ears were

Fredrika Stahl - "Sweep me away"

There are some more nice songs on the album:

Fredrika Stahl - "Rocket trip to Mars"

Fredrika Stahl - "Drop in the sea" live version

But check also the album version of this song, it's also amazing, with more power!
Fredrika Stahl - "Drop in the sea"

Check also songs: "What if?", "Altered lens", "M.O.S.W.", "Song of July" and "Pourquoi pas moi".
Check for more info, and for a soon outcoming new album:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are...

Friday, February 10, 2012

Rosita Serrano

Rosita Serrano (1914-1997) was a famous Chilean singer. She was very popular also in Germany in the 1930´s and 1940´s. I came across with this singer when I found "La Paloma" song.

Rosita Serrano - "La Paloma"

Rosita Serrano - "Maniçero"

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sway with me...tiritomba

Saw today a nice children's performance by Plan-D: "Santa Sangre". They had really nice use of music.
I picked this beautiful old tune from there.

Dean Martin was one of the most popular singer in the 1950's and 1960's. He was also a famous actor and part of the world famous group Rat Pack where belonged also Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. Dean Martin's real name was Dino Paul Crocetti. He has performed famous hits like "Sway", "That's amore", "Volare" and "Everybody loves somebody"

Dean Martin - "Sway"

Henry Theel was some of the most popular singers in Finland in the 1940's and 1950's. He was performing all the way until the 80's. There's some glamour in these pieces!  

Henry Theel - "Liljankukka"

And a very awesome song..Tiritomba. He had such a great voice! And it's a great song to end the post with! Check also "Katinka" and "Satumaa"  I would say the most famous Finnish tango and especially the version of Theel.

Henry Theel - "Tiritomba"

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

S&V: M.I.A.

Don't usually listen hip hop but this song is addictive!

M.I.A. "Paper planes"


She has created a huge career. She has sold millions and millions of records, actually more than 300 millions.
She released her debut album in 1983. Her 12th album will be released 26th of March 2012 so quite soon! It's called MDNA, which makes reference to MDMA that is Ecstacy. She has told that this album will be a project where she's looking for the sickest, maddest and most badass people to collaborate. She told it in her Facebook December 2010. I'm waiting for the album with curiosity.

I was watching one day the Superbowl halftime show where Madonna was performing. And ended up listening the old Madonna songs, which are great. You can check the clip here.

Madonna has always had the need to stir things up. With her music videos and performances. Like in the Confessions tour hanging on a huge cross with a thorn crown. Still I feel that some of the best songs form Madonna are the older ones. I think Madonna revolutionized the pop music and has been the first lady of pop music for very long time. Lady Gaga referred to Madonna that she herself is doing now the same revolution for the pop music as Madonna did 25 years ago. Lady Gaga is one of the biggest Madonna fans as she has told. They both share the same go for your passion and work. And even if you don't like all the songs you can still see the passion and dedication behind the work.

Madonna - "Oh Father"

Watch the music video. It's beautiful. The autosearch didn't want to find it. 

Madonna - "Like a prayer"

Madonna - "Vogue"

Madonna - "Borderline"

Madonna - "Like a virgin" from The Virgin Tour 1985

Madonna - "Material girl"

Madonna - " Live to tell"

Madonna - "The power of Goodbye"

Madonna - "Nothing really matters"

Madonna - "Forbidden love" from the Confessions tour

A teaser from the forthcoming MDNA album.

I still up to date find this song as one of the most sad songs.
"Frozen" from Madonna.

"You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be
You're frozen
When your heart's not open"

Friday, February 3, 2012

UMK - Uuden musiikin kisa - Eurovision song contest

Don't be scared of the name. I think I finally found something great from Eurovision, they have changed now the rules. There's professional jury in the preliminary contest who decides which songs go further. I think in this way we will get to hear more interesting pieces. There was some cool competitors in the Finnish contest.

I found a singer with a beautiful voice! Aili!
Here's a song that I've played on repeat for some time. These songs have also beautiful lyrics!

Aili - "Minun taivas" (My Sky)

(Click on the video under Minun taivas)

Check also Aili's soundcoud for "Lastaa laivasi"

There were also some totally crazy songs that made to the semifinals in Finland. It feels like a very strange mix of console games and, and euro pop. There's almost no word for it! It's nuts, but has still something fancy in it!

"The present so cheap it felt like a crime, I opened the box in the middle of the night just to make it sure it was working right. I got hooked on Wii, wii, wii"

Captor "Hooked on Wii"

You can check their myspace page for some more stuff:

One nice surprise was Kirahvi nimeltä Tuike:  "Sinisulkien viimeinen"

And you can listen their album "Lehtipeitteen suojelijat" (2010) from bandcamp and buy the digital album for five euros only, or check spotify: "Askeleet rannalta" and "Vaapukkamehulaulu" are also nice one from their album.

And of course we need some "purkkapoppia" - chewing gum pop! The lyrics are crazy and so also the song names: "Askaa", "Pu pu pu pussaillaan" and "Kultsipuppeli"

Lasmatic - "Askaa"

This whole thing reminds me remotely Annie - "Chewing gum"
Where the lyrics go also:

"Oh no, Oh no, you've got it all wrong,
you think you are choking but you are chewing gum"

Well actually the lyrics go like this, but I prefer the version how I heard it always!

"Oh no, Oh no, you've got it all wrong,
you think you are chocolate when you are chewing gum"

The was one quite nice one still...but it's bit too rock/pop for me: Seamus - "Like soldiers Go"

One nice candidate who also was competing in Voice of Finland surprised me.
Great voice! I think we will hear more from her!Check her webpage here:

Selja Sini - "Pack up"

Selja Sini - "Puun Alla"

Part of lyrics in English:

"If we could climb
Way up high
We could see it all
And each other too"