ALICE MERTON – Easy (acapella)

Easy is featured on MINT +4 (a deluxe edition of Alice Merton's album Mint). "Easy" explores the two (often contradictory) sides of her personal life: trying to balance the attention that such success brings with the demands of an otherwise normal life. Alice Merton touches on the positives – time spent together, happy memories and shared mixtapes, but also alienation, distance… Continue lendo ALICE MERTON – Easy (acapella)


CHARMING HOSTESS – When Jesus Christ Was Here on Earth When Jesus Christ was here on earth they said he was a spy.He healed the sick and raised the dead.Go thou and prophecy.When passing by a sinful crowd,I heard a woman say:"If I could but his garmet touch I'd never more to die."

CHARMING HOSTESS – Paul’s Dance Benefit at Cafe DuNord (February 3, 1997)

For 8 years Charming Hostess was a rock band that blended eerie harmonies, complex rhythms, and a playfulness about gender. Charming Hostess drew on women's vocal traditions (primarily from Eastern Europe and North Africa), and integrated them with American folk forms both white and black. Charming Hostess was founded in the fertile anarchy of Barrington Co-op,… Continue lendo CHARMING HOSTESS – Paul’s Dance Benefit at Cafe DuNord (February 3, 1997)

TIM SMOLENS – Doo-Wop lesson (“Hold Me Forever”)

In December 2020 Tim Smolens was hired by a "stranger," Nick Harvey from England, to write doo-wop vocals for a song that he wrote for his wife as a Christmas present. Here is a doo-wop vocal lesson that Tim gives about how he approached the tedious process and hear it get built from the ground… Continue lendo TIM SMOLENS – Doo-Wop lesson (“Hold Me Forever”)

Miserere mei, Deus – TENEBRAE (conducted by Nigel Short)

Miserere (full title: Miserere mei, Deus, Latin for "Have mercy on me, O God") is a setting of Psalm 51 by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri. It was composed during the reign of Pope Urban VIII, probably during the 1630s, for the exclusive use of the Sistine Chapel during the Tenebrae services of Holy Week, and… Continue lendo Miserere mei, Deus – TENEBRAE (conducted by Nigel Short)

Last night I heard a screaming – TRACY CHAPMAN

Heart-breaking acapella song about quite a common social problem: domestic violence, especially in poorer layers of society, especially against women. All the more in times of pandemics, lockdown, and so forth. Last night I heard the screamingLoud voices behind the wallAnother sleepless night for meIt won't do no good to callThe police always come… Continue lendo Last night I heard a screaming – TRACY CHAPMAN