We started the month well with some strong vocals from some strong ladies, we visited some Texas Gentlemen and joined in some flash-mobs. On the dance-move front, we joined the thousands of people jiving to Jerusalema while taking some time to consider things heading toward extinction. A mixed bag, but would you expect anything less from Loving the Music?
Between the Dark Country Blues and the cynical quirkiness of Blues Saraceno and The Taxpayers to the vocal skill of Wendy Oldfield and Courtney Hadwin, its been an interesting week. Here’s your 7-day catch-up!
In the run down to the end of August we covered some wide and very talented ground. Finishing our birthday week celebration we had hot young talent and some of the best line-up of greats on video. We said hello to world-class Jazz, revisited the ’80s, and put some song origin arguments to rest. And that was just a part of it!
Spring has sprung in Loving the Music land and we celebrated with some local sounds, revelled in fresh new tracks from the Black Pumas, uncovered new talent in New Zealand and revisited the ’90s dancefloors with contentious Brit-Pop before closing the week with Birthday wishes to some huge names. What a great start to a month!
Goldfish is the story of two Cape Town guys who embraced the world of EDM and, in return, were embraced straight back. Their incorporation of Jazz and African vibes in their feel-good brand of Dance music has gone on to entertain crowds from Cape Town to Ibiza and with good reason.
Opening the second week of September we checked in with Suzanne Vega and hunted down Sade before hitting the global dance floors with our local heroes of EDM, GoldFish. We also paid tribute to the legendary Gary Moore, looked at Falling Mirror’s strange career and ended up with a trio of musicians from the Shoreline Songs stable of artists. I’d call that a pretty good week!
Last year I published a version of this blog article under the name ‘When I’m 64’. Well, today I turned 65 and seeing that our group and page have grown so much since last September, I have decided to bring 1955 back to life with this reworked and edited version. Consider it my birthday present to you!
Week three of the month started on a glamorous note with ZZ Ward. We knocked around with the Crash Test Dummies, tasted some Carolina Chocolate Drops and rolled away with Bob Seger. With such a mixed bag, how else could we end than with the Stereo MC’s?
In the final run to the month-end, we have looked at a few musical legends who started their career as kids; Joe Bonamassa and Steve Winwood. We swayed to the Afro-Caribbean influences of Cymande, celebrated our heritage with Bright Blue, Hugh Masakela and Bok Van Blerk, and slid around the fretboard with Leo Ko ttke. We finished the week with everyone’s favourite surfer, Jack Johnson.
This series of blog articles were initially published on The Design train website for Loving the music and cover a week of mini-feature posts from the Loving the Music Facebook page and group.
The Sound of October – 8th – 14th (Weekly blog post from Loving the Music archive)