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did you miss me…

May 29, 2008

…when i was away? did you hang my picture on your nose?

yes, it has been a while. my absence has been due to some private stuff (let’s just say that i listened to way too much portishead) and because i have been in the wild – but also (although named martial) very tender – west.

in the meantime there have been a couple of comments – thank you very much! if you would like to discuss the history of electro, you might go here. then i have a lot of new music – i will just have to think how to integrate this into my plans for this blog (well, which change anyway all the time – we will see). and yes, there are still a couple of requests open – you have not been forgotten. some new / old music i came across (again – meaning i found the vinyls) is actually from the above mentioned wild west. two records i re-listened to lately and have been hit by their excellence are jaques brel‘s “brel” and léo ferré‘s “la solitude”. very strong stuff, and especially in the case of léo ferré lyrics that just hit you – but then i do not have to post them – for this stefan from paris is a highly reliable source. so you can get jaques brel here and léo ferré here.

then i would also like to point to margot’s coven – you might have already seen the link wheel of the year on the side bar. i highly recommend a visit – there is some strange music to be dicovered – well, and any music blog posting kimmo pohjonnen must be a quality blog, right?

then i would also like to point you over to urbanology: my request has been fullfilled, and you all can now grab a recording of the great otis redding – a recording of his famous monterey festival concert. great stuff. thank you, urbanology!

so – to finish this little “hey, i’m back”-post here some live otis redding from monterey, i’ve been loving you too long – it somehow fits between portishead and the bitter-sweet of the great french singers and the general mood of the weeks past… and well, it is otis redding, man!