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Mark Knopfler’s Tracker- It is electric with a taste of vanilla

Mark Knopfler’s Tracker- It is electric with a taste of vanilla

The Long Black Veil by the Chieftains, a mid-90s Celtic music album introduced me to the artistry of Mark Knopfler. I had no idea he was with Dire Straits prior to that. His husky baritone and unique guitar playing captivated my imagination. Since then I followed the career of this British singer/songwriter. The new album […]

Weirder and Better: Vulnicura by Björk

Weirder and Better: Vulnicura by Björk

I am not a huge fan of Björk Guðmundsdóttir. But I own several of her albums including Vespertine and Homogenic(which I love!). The albums were thrust to my direction either as gifts from friends or personal purchase. But one thing remains: Bjork has a huge impact in my world. Her style is something understand and […]

By February 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Diana Krall Fans The Nostalgic Flames With (not so Jazz) Wallflower

Diana Krall Fans The Nostalgic Flames With (not so Jazz) Wallflower

Diana Krall celebrates the sound of peace and plenty in a new album. And it’s unapologetically  pop!  As a Diana Krall fan for many years, I keep track of her career and releases. Let’s Face the Music and Dance (When I Look in Your Eye )introduced me to her brand of jazz music. I admit it’s her […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Falling Further in with  Federico Parra’s “Descending” (Album)

Falling Further in with Federico Parra’s “Descending” (Album)

https://soundcloud.com/federico-parra/san-jacinto?in=federico-parra/sets/descending   https://soundcloud.com/federico-parra/one-taste?in=federico-parra/sets/descending) Band/Artist: Federico Parra Location: Paris, France / Boston, US Styles: Singer/Songwriter, New Age, Electronic, Ambient Similar to/RIYL: Peter Gabriel, David Hykes, Lisa Gerrard, David Sylvian, Phil Thornton CD: Descending Release date: Nov 1, 2014 Members/Instruments: Solo artist. There are featured artists in several tracks (for details see www.federicoparra.com) Production: Juan Armani from […]

Controlling my Outrage with Hypnosis Recordings

Controlling my Outrage with Hypnosis Recordings

I was in a sore mood a few days ago. It involved someone telling me to take down whatever articles I wrote for my blogs  or in Expats Post. The logic: I am a blogger and that whatever hurt I might be feeling the process was the result of my ego. And also that I was […]

Mary Fahl : LIVE AT THE MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE (Double CD)

Mary Fahl : LIVE AT THE MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE (Double CD)

  Mary Stretches Out Her Music with LIVE AT THE MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE   I guess it is ok to say by now that Mary Fahl has created her own musical style outside the band she joined and left more than two decades ago. Has it been that long? Time has made her bloomed […]

By September 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
After 35 Years, Kate Bush is Back on Stage

After 35 Years, Kate Bush is Back on Stage

A long time ago, I watched this beautiful woman in white singing and dancing on tv. The song was Wuthering Heights. I thought wow what a voice. As my musical taste progressed I discover that artist as Kate Bush. I thought she did something amazing . She was ahead of her time. Back in the […]

Teen Wolf goes beyond the Werewolf Myth

Teen Wolf goes beyond the Werewolf Myth

  Sans fangs and glowing eyes, Teen Wolf is a TV series dealing with teenage woes and search for belonging. Around 2011, I suffered a massive emotional devastation that sent me on a trip to another island to lick my wounds-like a wounded wolf. In the span of a week, there’s this MTV sponsored series […]

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