I’ve spent a good, relaxing Sunday at home doing close to nothing. It’s been so long since I had a Sunday like this, that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the day I spent (and I did put off writing this post till as late into the day as possible).
Anyway, here’s a look at the playlist I’ve got for you-
I’d like to start things off with Alice Coltrane’s Turiya and Ramakrishna.
Remember the Ryu Fukui track I shared with you last time? Yeah, that’s how I found Alice Coltrane (Thank You YouTube. Our lives would all be so meaningless without your recommended tracks.)
So I checked her music out and loved it! I hope you do too.
Fun fact: Alice Coltrane turned to Hinduism and became a Swamini after her husband John Coltrane’s death. The title for this track should probable give you a clue where it comes from now.
I now have Dido for you with her popular hit Thank You.
Decided to throw this one in here to add some balance to this playlist.
We’ve always enjoyed Dido’s music in our household. I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of her voice (not saying I don’t like it either), it just doesn’t really get anywhere for me. But let’s just put that tiny aspect aside and enjoy her music alright? After all, Dido makes good music.
I’m not sure a lot of you are going to enjoy The Deftones, but I’d like to share with you their song Hole In The Earth.
I began listening to The Deftones some time when I was fourteen or so, and I’ve had them on my playlist since. They serve as an excellent choice when I’m feeling claustrophobic and cluttered in my own head. Sort of help to drown out the noise in my head and calm me down.
Strange way it works, I know; but it works.
P.s. Ignore their music video, okay? It’s kinda lame.
I now have the Lafayette Afro Rock Band with Hihache.
I’ve been grooving to this track since about two odd weeks now. Apparently the Lafayette Afro Rock Band, although not as popular, is known for their funk grooves such as Hihache.
From what I’m reading, they found that the “funk scene” in the United Stated was too saturated in the early 70s and hence relocated themselves, as a band, to France.
I watched The Pianist this afternoon, and maybe because I’m a pianist, the film struck a whole different set of emotions with me. I really can’t stop thinking about that film and all the good music it featured.
I decided to share with you Frédéric Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, which is the soundtrack featured in the most iconic, heart-wrenching part of the film The Pianist.
Specifically, remember that scene with Szpilman playing the piano when the German Captain Hosenfeld orders him to? That part really captivated me, and I sat in stunned silence listening to a very emotionally portrayed piece of art, in
the form of music and film.
Now go on, and listen to reknowned pianist Krystian Zimerman play Chopin’s Ballade in G minor for you.
That’s it from me for now. I’ll put together another five for you shortly.