Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lila Rose

A great new voice, to me at least, welcome to Lila Rose singer, songwriter, guitar slinger extraordinaire.

Lila Rose is originally from Canada, but is now hanging in my old hood San Francisco.

She and her band make deeply dark dulcet sounds. They are Lila Rose (singer, songwriter, producer, guitar), Travis Ames (live production, keys, harp), Daniel Garcia (bass, percussion, guitar), Mitchell Wilcox (drums).

Any chance you get to hear them, jump on it.

OK let's get to the music.

First up today this dark video with deliously decadent dark vocals with just a touch of the angels.
Lila Rose is blessed with an awesome voice.
An amazing song and video.
This is from Lila's latest amazing album "We.Animals.".

World On Fire
Produced by Daniel Garcia
Vocals and lyrics by Lila Rose
Director, director of photography, and editor: Daniel Garcia
Produced by: Lila Rose
Under water director of photography: Joseph Seif
Under water coach: Iara Mandyn
Under water gaffer: Eric Blume
Styling by: Magick Monica & Aima The Dreamer
Hair: Jessicanz
Makeup: Arinn Dunkin Makeup
Assistant producer: Treigh Love
Assistant: Emily Gigler
Shot at: Studio6, and Anderdons' Scuba Diving Center

First up the disclaimer: "90% of the plastic used was recycled material, and no trees were harmed in the making of this video". So now you can enjoy the video.
Another darkly enjoyable video, with yet another awesome vocal track from the album "We.Animals.".

Director: Daniel Garcia
Producer: Aniela Rosenberg
Director of Photography: Giuseppe Badallamenti
Art Director: Erika Möller
Costume Design: Victoria Carlos
Makeup Artist: Ali Valdeavellano
Movement Director: Joseph Rynd
Victor Ellington
Kary Malgarejo
Christian Ruano
Sofy Barrios
Camara Assistant: David Rene Dávila
Production Assistant: Esteban Cardona
Art Direction assistants:
Christel Möller
Raul Arévalo
Manuel Avila
Catering: Alvaro Jiménez

Location Laguna del Pino, Santa Rosa, Guatemala

For the next one we are gonna make a quick trip in the waybackmachine.
Boy, this young lady sure knows how to grab you with her videos.
As always, impecable vocals.

Vocals and lyrics by: Lila Rose
Original composition: Abai and Lila Rose
Produced by: David Earl, and Lila Rose
RTFM Records

Edited by: Eisen Tuazon and Daniel Garcia
Produced by: Rain Dove Dubilewski and Lila Rose
Assistant producers: Daniel Garcia and Zipporah Lomax
Shot at: Madrone Studios, SF

Directed by: Roy Miles
Cinematography by: Brandon Mason
Produced by: Matt Moglia
Makeup: Joshua Conover and Nikol Elaine
Assistant producer: Jacob George Van Leeuwen
Vfx supervisor: Matthew Suggett

Cinematography by: Cohen
Directed by: Christopher Worth
Assistant director: David Rueda

Directed by: Rus Anson and Rain Dove Dubilewski
Produced by: Rain Dove Dubilewski and Lila Rose
Cinematography by: Juli Lopez and Rus Anson
Assistant director: Carmen Campos
First camera assistant: Dalton Rooney
Makeup: Lou Swinden-Payne
Hair: Juliana Medina
Costume/design by Black Lotus Designs
Additional wardrobe styling: Laura Hollabaugh

Couldn't let you go without hearing her latest album.

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Regular readers will know by now that I am obsessed by the song "Creep", if you were to do a search for "Creep" on this blog you will find 40+ versions, and that's before this post.

It is definitely my favorite song of the last 25 or 30 years.

Yesterday Carrie Manolakos re-posted her brilliant version on FB which turned me on to the idea of doing another "Creep" post. And have I found some beautiful versions.

What I like about this song is that it is a real singers song, soft and gentle, soaring and powerful, it has every thing. That is probably why the singing talent shows usually get at least one attempt per season. Some of them have been very good.

This post will be split into two parts to make it easier to load on slow connections.

First up we have a surprising version, to me at least. I have flip flopped over Jim through the years, liking some of his work and hating some of it. But you can never dismiss him.

Case in point his version of Creep.

Jim Carrey @ Arlene's Grocery
High Quality, edited, NOT from a cell phone, provided by the good people at Arlene's Grocery. Carey starts out by joking, "This is my new anthem," something you don't see in the viral video and an obvious reference to his recent video about Emma Stone. This was recorded September 9th. He does a great job!

This is American Idol winner #1 in 2002, she's come a long way since that time.
13 years and she's earned her cudos recently.

Kelly Clarkson live in Bakersfield

The ever brilliant and ultra tight Vintage Postmodern Jukebox join up with another AI alum the wonderfyl Haley Reinhart for this brilliant, awesome version.

Haley Reinhart and Vintage Postmodern Jukebox
One of the highlights of our recent European tour was Haley Reinhart's masterful interpretation of our vintage arrangement of Radiohead's "Creep" (originally performed on this channel by the amazing Karen Marie). I enjoyed it so much that I brought Haley into a studio in Zurich on our day off to record it. If you haven't heard Haley sing this before, get ready for a truly remarkable performance. Oh yeah- and this was the very first take. 

Jena Irene on American Idol 13 (Top 3),
I personally thought this had won her the competition.
It was the highlight of the season.

Jena Irene
Jena Irene - Creep - American Idol 13 (Top 3)
As Seen On ©Fox Wed & Thurs 9pm
Visual Content By Fremantlemedia,
All Rights Reserved.

This next one is audio only, just a few pics.
But a totally awesome version, welcome back Michelle.

Michelle Branch
Published on 11 Oct 2014 Here’s a name you won’t have heard in a long time: Michelle Branch. She was known for her platinum albums 'The Spirit Room’ and 'Hotel Paper’; now, she's appeared out of the blue after not releasing content for 3 years! However, she certainly hasn’t lost her touch as she’s just returned with this captivating cover of Radiohead’s Creep. Michelle has in the past been nominated for a number of grammy’s and even won one alongside Santana. She has also won an MTV Video Music Award and various other awards and nominations; so she is one familiar with award winning material! You might remember her from her hit singles ‘Everywhere’ or ‘All You Wanted’? Anyway, she’s back, and back with a bang!

Creep II

Creep II - part two. I split it to make it easier on loading on slower machines.
"Creep" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. Radiohead released "Creep" as their debut single in 1992, and it later appeared on their first album, Pablo Honey (1993). During its initial release, "Creep" was not a chart success. However, upon re-release in 1993, it became a worldwide hit. Attendees of Radiohead's early gigs often exhibited little interest in the band's other songs, causing the band to react against "Creep" and play it less often during the mid-to-late 1990s. In 1998, halfway through their OK Computer tour, the band dropped the song from set lists altogether. "Creep" was not played live again until 2001, but it has since reappeared several times on the band's live sets. [Wikipedia]

David Choi teams up with the effervescent Macy Gray for a wonderful version

Macy Gray and David Choi
David Choi - vocals, guitar
Macy Gray - vocals, tambourine
Zoux Zoux - guitar
Richard Frias - Executive Producer
Bruce Wayne - Executive Producer
Aaron Huisman - Director of Photography
Matthew Denis - Camera Operator
David Choi - Video Editor
Reggie Rojo Jr. - Engineer
David Choi - Audio Mix

Another of my favorite singers, this young lady from Buenos Aires can always be relied upon to give a jazzy turn to any song. And this is no exception.

Karen Souza
Music video by Karen Souza performing Creep (Live) (C) 2011 Music Brokers 

What about Bill? I don't know, I found the video and liked the version.

So this is part of what Side-Line Music Magazine had to say about them in 2012. Read the rest here.
What About Bill?, a side-project of Dero (frontman of OOMPH!) and Chris Wolff (producer/arranger of Guano Apes, Within Temptation, Exilia, Sub7even, Rage, Axel Rudi Pell) was launched today. Because they were arrested in Brooklyn, after urinating in public, during a short-trip in New-York, both guys had to spend a night in jail, where they took part in an open-vocal-session.
Operating from Hamburg (DE) since 2008, in traditional New-York City police uniforms, these two musicians covered a bunch of famous alternative songs in a special Jazzy way. Some of the titles that were covered are "Policy of Truth" (Depeche Mode), "The Beautiful People" (Marilyn Manson) and "Creep" (Radiohead) which also has a videoclip of it.
What About Bill?
"Creep" is a cover of Radiohead performed live @ Prinzenbar Hamburg (DE).
Original song written by Thom Yorke, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood.
Actors: Mirko Thiele, Nanni van Hamburg, Vanessa.
Director: Philipp Wolff
Camera: Phillip Wölke
2nd unit-camera: Kalle Kallovsky
Editor: Daniel Kundrat
Special thanks to Just Music

We know we can always rely on Tori to produce something special, and this is so fucking special. 

Tori Amos - 8/13/14 - [Multicam/CustomAud] - The Beacon Theater

An unlikely couple, or are they? This from the movie Happily Ever After

Charlotte Gainsbourg & Johnny Depp

Finally today Muse.
A fan created video, pretty good.
Original audio.
Muse as ever something special.

Feliz natal pra você que esta ha tanto tempo na friendzone!
By Estação Do Pânico