Tag Music

I’m In Love With Your Nightingale

These days I’ve been filling my head with the bad news from Turkey. I shouldn’t do it because the desire to understand never leads to a better picture of what’s going on, it just makes me nervous and gloomy. Plus because I’m not there I can’t feel the normalcy of everyday life in Istanbul which makes it worse. Lucky for me Ilgaz posted this video of people dancing in Kadıköy (my old neighborhood) showing the spirit of the Turks that I knew best. Something open hearted, joyful and goofy.

Facebook translate is bad

The video is great but I had get her to translate her comment on it for me because Facebook translate does a terrible job of Facebook translating. The message she wrote under the video when she posted it translated like this:

Blow Ohal or something, right in the head. Actually you all interim Boyle, right? Come on guys admit it :) Not quite the azcik watch, would you rather:

Thank’s for nothing Facebook translate. Here is a better translation of her comment:

OK, OK there’s a coup, a state of emergency and everything. But admit that this feeling is inside all of your heads.
If do don’t feel it, just take a look and you will find joy again.

Much better. Then I asked her to translate the song which doesn’t quite flow in English the way it does in Turkish. But who cares, let’s dance!

I resent my destiny, it didn’t hurt again
I swore to my destiny, the black night
This strange heart, I’m in love with your nightingale

La Blogotheque

Chris’ brother Mike told us about this great series of music videos produced by a French music blog called La Blogotheque. They produce wonderfully casual videos like this one of Andrew Bird walking through Montmartre.

You might have to sit through a 15 second long commercial to see the embedded video. Here’s a link if you don’t want to wait.

Portuguese Busker

A possible employment option? I’m not quite there yet, but it’s good to keep an open mind. Skip to 2:30 to hear him sing.

“The Curse”

From Kitsune Noir:

Has a puppet show ever made you cry? If your answer is no then this video might just change that fact. The song is taken from Josh’s newest album So Runs The World Away called The Curse, one of my absolute favorites in fact.

Honestly I got pretty misty eyed watching this video. It’s a combination of Josh Ritter’s amazing vocals and the strangely emotional puppets. It should also be noted that the video was directed by Liam Hurley, who is the bands drummer.

Drum Like You Mean It

Just because you’re in a weak band called The All-Nighters doesn’t mean you can’t tear it up. Cheers to you cover band drummer!