The exceptional voice of Lana in a wonderfully delicate, exhilarating song.
She has my support as she decided to cancel a concert in Israel : as
anyone, she has the right to decide that she doesn’t accept the fate
made to Palestinians, and certainly doesn’t have to be harassed for
this. No fucking “anti-Semitism” here, a choice. So hard to get ?
Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 3 September 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)
Lana del Rey, Born to Die
The bass level
of the absolute genius Paul McCartney is particularly visible here, as
well as his groovy play, which is not so known when one thinks about
As several other great bass players singing all the wile,
among which one you don’t really know but whom I have already spoken of,
Nigel Clark of Dodgy, and Sting in The Police, he manages something
incredibly difficult : to play the bass with a lot of syncopes, while
singing without stops. I don’t know if you can realize how hard this is, but I can tell you it is.
You can also see here that the notes he chooses often add to the
harmonic progression and enrichment of the composition. Here, it’s not
the groovy/funky aspect of which I’m speaking but the melodic one of the
bass not “per se” but along with the other melodic instruments, and
it’s also quite rare.
Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 2nd September 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)
The Beatles, I Want You (She’s so Heavy)
In front of the remaining Beatles, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and many
other people. Starts with some excellent tribute words of Dave Grohl to
the Beatles. He then revealed that it’s The Beatles which made him want
to be a musician, which is a great surprise knowing Nirvana and Foo
Fighters, in which there is absolutely no influence from The Beatles in
He also says that Hey Bulldog is his favorite Beatles’ song, I really don’t know how it’s possible, but why not !!
Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 2 September 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)
Dave Grohle (Foo Fighters) and Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) covering The Beatles, Hey Bulldog, live, 2 014
Not one of the best songs of this wonderful American band from
Massachusetts, USA, but really good. I particularly recommend the rare
songs on which Shivika Ashtana, Indian/American drummer-second singer of
the band, has the lead vocal role.
Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 1st September 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)
Papas Fritas, Hey Hey You Say
One of the commercial songs with the best composition of the last 20
years. If Gwen Stefani has made a lot of easy stuff, this song from her
solo career reminds us that she comes from a punk/pop band, No Doubt.
The lyrics’ irony is not necessarily usual in commercial “music”, and
this song has tons. As for Gwen’s voice, superbly powerful in very
different styles, from one part of the song to another.
Basile Pesso, FreeLand, 18 August 2 018, first broadcast then (YWAMag Fb)
Gwen Stefani, What You Waiting For
Just one record for this project of Luke Haines from The Auteurs, at
the end of the 90’s, excellent as all he has done. You might remember
that I spoke twice of his other side project Baader Meinhof.
gorgeous England Made Me, from the record which has the same name, with
the lovely voice of Sarah Nixey, as on all the record, which I very
Black Box Recorder, England Made Me
Basile Pesso, Freeland, 13 August 2 018, 1st broadcast then (Fb)
¿ Siempre hay Otra Manera de Ver las Cosas ?
(The Remote Shell)
Sophie Hunger, Can You See Me ?
Basile Pesso-my BCN © 19 September 2016-First broadcast February 2 017
My web magazine : Yes We Are (link – Fb version here) with a stunner of Corrado Camillo as The Side Look of a Barcelonese #505/Fb Era3
thanks a lot to Victor M.Alonso and Lucida Whisk (Handsomely Nosey) to have added reblogs to the previous one for an image
that I absolutely love : The New Untitled #231 (link) !
good song as so often with the brilliant Brazilian team from Sao Paulo,
even if they have done sooo much better (Let’s Make Love and Listen to
Death from Above, Patins, Off the Hook, etc).
The video is
veeery representative of the n’importe quoi of the era (“Everyone can be
whatever they want”, “don’t impose anything on my desires”, etc), no
limits in the representation of feminized/exaggerated gayness of a child ; and
almost sexualized vision of this little dancing boy, all this upon
Basile Pesso, Barcelona, 22 April 2 018, First broadcast then (Fb)
The New Abstracts #159
(The New Reflections go on #86)
Nada Surf, If You Leave
Basile Pesso-Paris © June 2 012-First broadcast July 2 016
My web magazine : Yes We Are (link – Fb version here – different) with a street stunner of the Portuguese Francisco Fernandes as The Side Look of a Barcelonese #493/Fb Era3
…and thanks a lot to Imiging, Konomon and the others to have added reblogs to the previous ones for an image that I absolutely absolutely love : Two Circles (link) !