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Music Monday remembers Manchester

Liam Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, made a surprise appearance at Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert.

The show included Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and many others to raise money for victims of the terror attack that killed 22 people after Grande’s concert, May 22nd.

The terror continued yesterday with another killing on London Bridge and Borough Market.

Among the seven killed was a thirty year old Canadian woman. 😦  Rest in peace, Christine Archibald.

During these difficult times, music is the common language that unites the world. I am comforted by the strength of Mancunians, and I’m so grateful for the power of music.

~ eden

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Music Monday and Oasis #Britpop

I’m finishing September and the Britpop series with one of the biggest hits for the band, Oasis.

“Don’t Look Back in Anger” received its title inspiration from David Bowie’s song “Look Back In Anger.” You might also notice the piano intro resembles that of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and “Watching the Wheels.” Both Bowie and the Beatles were heavy influencers for Oasis.

Hope you enjoy the song, and like it says, don’t look back in anger. 😉

Have a terrific week,

eden

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Music Monday with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

I went to see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in concert last week. Noel, along with his brother, Liam formed the band Oasis in 1991. They achieved huge success until they split up in 2009, both going on to form their own bands. I liked Oasis and always considered Noel the more talented of the two brothers. He was the lead guitar player and songwriter of the band, with a voice deeper and richer than Liam’s.

The concert featured a couple of Oasis songs, and music from Noel’s latest album, Chasing Yesterday. I enjoyed the show, though felt it lacked for good sound dynamics. I don’t mind loud music, but not when everything is played at the same volume. I’m a fan of guitar and vocals up front, but too many songs were overpowered by the kick drum. With all the instruments playing at full blast, the subtlety and texture of the music got lost.

Still, it was a good time and there really is no substitute for seeing music live. As usual, Noel Gallagher was pompous and foul-mouthed, but hey, he’s from Manchester and there’s something tongue in cheek about his humour that makes me like him. You’ll see it in his videos too.

“Ballad of the Mighty I” is one of the hits from his new album.

Hope you enjoy and have a super week, 🙂

eden

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Musical Mondays – I AM KLOOT

I heard some new music while at a coffee shop last week with a couple of girlfriends.  As we sat in the cozy room on espresso-colored leather chairs, warmed by an electric fireplace, I couldn’t help listening to the melodic lyrics of a male voice through the sound system.

Per my last Musical Mondays’ post, I don’t write with music playing because I get distracted by it—love listening to the lyrics, love singing along, love creating fantasies from songs, so even though I was conversing with friends, I was also desperately wondering who the singer was, who he sounded like, whether I detected a slight accent.

When we got up to leave, I asked the cashier for the name of the band, and she told me they were called  I AM KLOOT.  I’d never heard of them. They’re a trio from Manchester, England, and the singer’s voice reminded me of a cross between Damien Rice  and Liam Gallagher of OASIS; however, less sullen than Rice and with more texture than Gallagher.

At a time when Christmas music overtakes the airwaves, I AM KLOOT is an unexpected and welcome discovery.

Have a listen to “Proof” featuring the poignant expressions of English actor Christopher Eccleston. I found the song seductively haunting, and I defy you not to smile at the end.

Stay sexy,

Eden

 


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