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God save her and Lord Begginer too

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in 50's, Featured, Hidden Gems, Reggae, World Music | 0 comments

It was an easier time, a simpler time and for some a better time when sixty years ago The Queens coronation took place. Then the Royals were universally admired and respected and nowhere was this expressed more openly than in the commonwealth and nowhere more wholeheartedly than in the Caribbean…

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Ukelele Vs Bohemian Rhapsody equals mind blown

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in 70's, Curveballs, Featured, Hidden Gems | 0 comments

…as a drummer, I’ve always suspected there are far more strings on the almighty lead guitar than absolutely necessary.
I don’t really, but it’s a grand wind-up to say to guitarists when they’re being creatively sensitive and moody (single).

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Zachary Richard – Not French

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in 90's, Blues, Featured, Folk, Hidden Gems, Rock, World Music | 4 comments

There are certain things that are eternally true, the Brits can’t make wine, Jeremy Hardy can’t sing and The French cannot do pop music. Don’t even try to quote me notable exceptions, ‘Car Plan Pour Moi’ by Plastic Bertrand – Belgian, Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus is just two people pretending to….

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Not everything coming from Bollywood is trite…any more.

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Featured, Hidden Gems, World Music | 0 comments

Very jolly good things are going on in Bollywood. I want to share this track because not only is it special but it’s also typical of the new sound of India, cultured, bohemian and calling on a wide range of reference points whilst remaining essentially Indian too…

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Lady Gaga – Lady Die debut performance.

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in 00's, Hidden Gems, Pop | 0 comments

Gaga said she’s not sure if “Princess Die” will appear on her third album. She also added that this song is “in no way reflective of the rest of the music on the album.”

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A new instrument you play with…words.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in 90's, Hidden Gems, Pop, World Music | 0 comments

As Ritika vamped on these musical scribbles, I began to hear some beautiful bends in the straight lines of traditional western scales and tunings, that shouldn’t work, should sound awful and frankly should just y’know, clash. But they didn’t.

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