Monday, 30 December 2013

NEW YEAR'S EVE AFTER PARTY!

Don't know about New Year's Eve party, but I definitely know where I'm going for the after party! The traditional New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra takes place every year on January 1 at 11:00 AM (11:15 this year - UK time) in the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein. The concert is televised worldwide (TVR1 Romania; BBC 2 UK, TVE1 Spain)! Enjoy & Happy New Year!


Monday, 23 December 2013

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!

fashionspam's favourites!


Thursday, 28 November 2013

back pretty soon, stay tuned!




Monday, 25 November 2013

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!

Monday, November 25. Starring my little brother and his theatre crew! Like & Share! (the vid, not my post)

SICK! SICK! SICK!

Let me introduce you to one of the UK's finest Punk Rock new bands, and also some of my dearest friends! Have a SICK! Monday fellas! Enjoy, love and share!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

ON THE AIR: ROBIN & THE BACKSTABBERS!




If someone would ask me about my favourite Romanian band(s), I would take a moment, or a few, and then a couple more, and probably answer Pasărea ColibriPheonix and/or Taraf de HaïdouksFanfara Ciocărlia (depending on my mood)..Today I would add Robin & The Backstabbers and Theory of Mind! Hope they'll keep up the good work!



Just another reason to get to know Romania!




TURN OFF ALL ELECTRONICS!


"Sir, you must turn off all electronics."
"OK."
"Sir, please turn off the camera."
"Ma’am, it doesn’t turn off, and it doesn’t turn on."
"I’m sorry sir, but all electronics must be turned off until the Captain turns on the overhead lights."
"Ma’am, it was built in 1938. It isn’t electronic. There is no On or Off, it’s completely mechanical."
"Sir, I’m afraid you’re just going to have to put it away."
Leica iiib. FILM.

PICTURE OF THE DAY!


LA MALETA MEXICANA (2011)!

La Maleta Mexiacana (Mexican Suitcase) tells the story of the recovery of 4,500 negatives by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David 'Chim' Seymour taken during the Spanish Civil War found 70 years later in a closet in Mexico City. The film looks at the journey of these negatives from France to Mexico; their survival and looks at how Spain reflects today on its own history as well as those who escaped. Mexico was the only country to come to the rescue and support of the Spanish Republic and then honor and support the Republic in exile when the rest of the world turned its back. Mexican Suitcase looks at this unique story and these photos lost for seventy years.

Director & Writer: Trisha Ziff

TELEVISION - MARQUEE MOON!

SONIC YOUTH - TEENAGE RIOT!

SLEEPWALKING IN THE RIFT!

''it's where all started.''

HAPPY!

http://24hoursofhappy.com/ clap along, 24 hours straight!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

I'D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH!

René Marie's new album "I Wanna Be Evil" is now available! Download it on iTunes (US, Europe) or get it on Amazon - (US, UK)!

PICTURE OF THE DAY!


EVEN DE NIRO FUCKED UP!

The 70-year-old star tried out for four different parts in the first of Francis Ford Coppola’s epic gangster trilogy – and was turned down for all of them. The video shows De Niro as an unknown actor in his 20s auditioning for the part of Sonny Corleone wearing a jaunty hat.

The part eventually went to James Caan while De Niro was briefly cast as Vito Corleone’s driver Paulie but ended up losing out to Johnny Martino for that role, too. But De Niro had the last laugh when he was cast as the young Vito in The Godfather Part II – a part which bagged him his first Oscar in 1974.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Monday, 18 November 2013

RANDY CRAWFORD & THE CRUSADERS - STREET LIFE!

have a good night!
live at montreaux. have patience a minute or two if you're not into saxophone, you'll love it!

THE LIFE ACQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (2004)!



Q: ''That's an endangered species at most. What would be the scientific purpose of killing it?'' 
Steve Zissou: ''Revenge.''

With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.

Director: Wes Anderson 
Writers: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach 
Stars: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston & Isabella Blow

PICTURE OF THE DAY!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCALS: THEORY OF MIND!

Post-rock | psychedelia | dream pop | experimental music project from Romania
FREE download here!
Enjoy!




THE VOICE ROMANIA: INIMA TA!

Probably the best moment in the history of The Voice. Congrats Ana Maria Mirica and Adrian Nour!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

BRAND NEW: ALEXANDRINA - FLORI DE SPIN!

Brand new and good as always. Enjoy, have a good night!



FASHIONSPAM RECOMMENDS: WINTER COCKTAILS BOOK!

When the days grow shorter and the air gets crisp, it's time to gather with friends for hot drinks and winter cocktails that'll put a rosy glow on your chilly cheeks. In Fireside Cocktails, Maria del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano share more than 50 recipes for cold-weather cocktails and mixed beverages, including mulled ciders, hot toddies, wine drinks, eggnogs, and punches; there are even chilled drinks made with a kick that'll warm you right up. Whether you're skiing at the lodge, camping on the mountain, or just curling up with a good book on a blustery night, Fireside Cocktails is sure to make everything better.

Buy Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks here £12.23


Saturday, 16 November 2013

ON THE AIR: NIRVANA 'NEVERMIND'! (DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!)






Although Bleach is my favourite Nirvana album, tonight, at My-Very-Personal-Mood Radio Station I feel like some ''Come as you are'', ''In bloom'' and ''Polly''..

Nevermind is Nirvana's second studio album, released on September 24, 1991. Produced by Butch Vig, Nevermind was the group's first release on DGC Records. Frontman Kurt Cobain sought to make music outside the restrictive confines of the Seattle grunge scene, drawing influence from groups such as the Pixies and their use of song volume dynamics.

Nirvana was a band from Aberdeen, Washington, formed by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, that had signed to Seattle independent record label Sub Pop. The group released its debut album Bleach in 1989, with Chad Channing on drums. However, Channing left Nirvana in 1990, and the band was in need of a permanent drummer. During a show by hardcore punk band Scream, the group's drummer, Dave Grohl (founder of Foo Fighters), impressed Novoselic and Cobain. When Scream unexpectedly disbanded, Grohl contacted Novoselic, made his way to Seattle, and was soon invited to join the band. Novoselic said in retrospect that when Grohl joined the band, everything "fell into place". Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important rock bands of the modern era. 

Rolling Stone described Nirvana's influence as having "kicked in" the 1990s as a musical era, adding that their music "guaranteed the nineties would not suck," and claimed that the band "transformed rock for a generation." According to the magazine, "few bands in rock history have had a more immediate and tangible impact on their contemporary pop musical landscape than Nirvana did in the early Nineties."

Nevermind was released on September 24, 1991. American record stores received an initial shipment of 46,251 copies, while 35,000 copies were shipped in the United Kingdom, where Bleach had been successful. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 144. As the band set out for their European tour at the start of November 1991, Nevermind entered the Billboard Top 40 for the first time at number 35. Nevermind became Nirvana's first number one album on January 11, 1992, replacing Michael Jackson's Dangerous at the top of the Billboard charts. By this time, Nevermind was selling approximately 300,000 copies a week. "Come as You Are" was finally released as the second single in March 1992, also becoming a hit; it peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart and at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Two more singles, "Lithium" and "In Bloom", were released from the album, which peaked at number 11 and 28 on the UK Singles Chart respectively. Nevermind was certified Gold and Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in November 1991, and was certified Diamond in March 1999.

The album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Nevermind was responsible for bringing alternative rock to a large mainstream audience, and has been ranked highly on lists of the greatest albums of all time by publications such as Rolling Stone and TimeIn September 2011, in honor of the album's 20th anniversary, Universal Music Enterprises released a 2-CD Deluxe Edition and a 4-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition of Nevermind.

In 2013, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced Nirvana as a nominee for inclusion (along with KISS and Deep Purple - as much as I appreciate both bands I hope with all my heart that Nirvana will win. PLEASE VOTE HERE!), in the band's first year of eligibility; the museum's biography of the band states that Nirvana "start[ed] a rock revolution" and "remain an enduring influence and challenge", before declaring them "proof that the right band with the right noise can change the world."

Album tracklist: 
1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" 0:00
2. "In Bloom" 5:02
3. "Come as You Are" 9:15
4. "Breed" 12:54
5. "Lithium" 15:59
6. "Polly" 20:14
7. "Territorial Pissings" 23:11
8. "Drain You" 25:34
9. "Lounge Act" 29:19
10. "Stay Away" 31:55
11. "On a Plain" 35:27
12. "Something in the Way" 38:44
13 . Endless, Nameless 42:32


Have a grunge night and don't forget to VOTE FOR NIRVANA HERE!

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Thursday, 14 November 2013

ON THE AIR: HERBIE HANCOCK 'THE IMAGINE PROJECT'!



Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer (Jazz pioneer, Oscar and Grammy winner, technical wizard, academic, philanthropist, Buddhist). As part of Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the "post-bop" sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace music synthesizers and funk music (characterized by syncopated drum beats). Hancock's music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs "cross over" and achieved success among pop audiences. His music embraces elements of funk and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz. In his jazz improvisation, he possesses a unique creative blend of jazz, blues, and modern classical music, with harmonic stylings much like the styles of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.

His 2007 tribute album River: The Joni Letters won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year (facing competition from Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Amy Winehouse, and Vince Gill), only the second jazz album ever to win the award, after Getz/Gilberto in 1965.

On July 22, 2011 at a ceremony in Paris, Hancock was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of Intercultural Dialogue. Hancock recently joined the University of California, Los Angeles faculty as a professor in the UCLA music department where he will teach jazz music.

Herbie has won an Oscar and 14 Grammy so far, besides many other awards!

''The golbalization is here, but we have to think more about the kind of globalization that we want, and not one that's handed down to us.'' - Herbie Hancock

The Imagine Project is an album released on June 22, 2010. The album, which was recorded in many locations throughout the world and features collaborations from various artists, was complemented by a documentary about the recording process. Hancock's interpretations of these songs are cross-cultural. His version of "Imagine" was inspired by the Congolese group Konono N°1. The instruments used on "The Times, They Are A' Changin" combine the West African kora with the Celtic flute, fiddle and Uilleann pipes. It was released in CD, digital download and vinyl.

Track Listing
1. Imagine (Featuring Pink, Seal, India Arie & Jeff Beck)  
2. Don t Give Up (Featuring Pink and John Legend)  
3. Tempo De Amor (Featuring Ceu)  
4. Space Captain (Featuring Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks) 
5. The Times, They Are A Changin (Featuring The Chieftains and Lisa Hannigan)  
6. La Tierra (Featuring Juanes)  
7. Tamitant Tilay/Exodus (Featuring K Naan and Los Lobos)  
8. Tomorrow Never Knows (Featuring Dave Matthews)  
9. A Change is Gonna Come (Featuring James Morrison)  
10. The Songs Goes On (Featuring Chaka Khan, Anoushka Shankar and Wayne Shorter)

Enjoy and have a good night!



Follow Herbie Hancock as he travels the world to record his album "The Imagine Project" 




From the studio!

THE BRASS TEAPOT (2013)!

When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.

Director: Ramaa Mosley 
Writers: Tim Macy (screenplay), Ramaa Mosley (story)
Stars: Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel 

AFTERNOON DELIGHT (2013)!

Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable stay-at-home mom. Frustrated with the realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life and career that's gone kaput, Rachel visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and meets McKenna, a stripper she adopts as her live-in nanny.

Director & Writer: Jill Soloway 
Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor

Z-FLEX SKATEBOARDS: THE BEGINNING!

Kent Sherwood (Jay Adams’ step-dad) was the man behind the manufacturing of the Zephyr Fiberglass skateboard. In 1976, Jay Adams and Kent split from the Zephyr team and started the short lived E-Z Rider brand that then became Z-Flex Skateboards that is still around today. With his refined skill in fiberglassing they launched the first Z-Flex skateboards in 1976 from his workshop in Venice. Coming out initially with three different shapes, with the inclusion of the Jimmy Plumer later, Z-Flex Skateboards was one of the premier skateboard brands of that era. 

INTERNATIONAL TATTOO CONVENTION 2013!

 13 Nov 2013, Brussels, Belgium. 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

CALIFORNIAN COOL: MESSRS JUSTICE AND JEF JOSLIN!


Growing up in Johnson City, Tennessee, Messrs Jef and Justice Joslin always knew that there was something else out there for them. So, in late 2011, with one brother fixed on a career in music and the NFL beckoning for the other, they packed their belongings into a Toyota SUV and drove 35 hours cross-country to find their own version of the California dream. 

"Growing up, that West Coast thing had always been an allure to me," explains Jef, the older of the two brothers at 27. "I'd always loved the Beach Boys. That rich, melodic sound - it seemed like the soundtrack to a lifestyle that I aspired to. I was just drawn to it." It was a job at a branch of Guitar Center in Atlanta, Georgia that gave the musician the opportunity he needed. "I just found a branch in LA near where I wanted to live, and hit up my manager for a transfer. Easy as that," he laughs. "Justice was trying out for NFL combines at the time, and I was like, "Dude, just come out with me.'" 

Nearly two years later, Jef's music career is gathering pace, and Justice has shifted his focus from football and is making his way as an actor and model. Other than that, though, it seems little has changed. "When we first arrived, we'd sleep on the floor and eat black beans and rice. But we had surfboards," says the younger brother. "And we're still pretty easy to please now," adds Jef. "Having the beach out the back door is all you really need. You can always go to the water and watch the sunset, and it doesn't cost a thing." 

MR PORTER caught up with the brothers on a typical day in LA. Follow the story, below!

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ULTIMATE YACHTS!

When it comes to designing a superyacht, the golden rule is that almost anything is possible. Whether you want a basketball court on the deck, a cocktail bar, a submarine or car in your tender garage, a swimming pool that converts to a dance floor, a garden or even a sumptuous cinema room, there are no limits. In this industry, the combination of generous budgets and owners who constantly demand more means it is on the water that you're most likely to find the most innovative designs. And while most yachts are a pleasure to be aboard, there are some that transcend all expectations, making their mark on the industry and causing the jaws of even the most discerning millionaires to drop, with stunning designs or breathtaking on-board features earning these vessels a place in superyacht history. Click through the slides, below, for our guide to the top 10 ultimate yachts. - superyachtworld.com


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Monday, 11 November 2013

ON THE AIR: ARCTIC MONKEYS 'AM' ALBUM 2013!


Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, lead/rhythm guitar), Jamie Cook (rhythm/lead guitar), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals). Former member Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) left the band in 2006 shortly after their debut album was released.
AM is the fifth studio album by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It was released on 9 September 2013 in Europe, 6 September 2013 in Australia, and 10 September 2013 in the United States.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner said that the album title was inspired by the Velvet Underground's 1985 compilation album VU. "I actually stole it from the Velvet Underground, I'll just confess that now and get it out of the way. The 'VU' record, obviously," he said. "Did we cop out? Yeah! Summat about it feels like this record is exactly where we should be right now. So it felt right to just initial it."
The album was promoted by the singles: "R U Mine?", "Do I Wanna Know?", "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" and "One for the Road". It features guest appearances by Josh Homme, Bill Ryder-Jones and Pete Thomas, and was produced by James Ford and co-produced by Ross Ortonat Sage & Sound Recording in Los Angeles and Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California.
The album received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize for best album.
Commercially, AM has become Arctic Monkeys' most successful album to date, topping the charts in several countries, and reaching the top 10 positions in many more. In the United Kingdom, Arctic Monkeys broke a record with AM, becoming the first independent-label band to debut at number one in the UK with their first five albums.
Simon Harper of Clash magazine states, "Welding inspiration from hip-hop greats with rock's titans, 'AM' is built upon portentous beats that are dark and intimidating, yet wickedly thrilling."

Track list:
01 - Do I Wanna Know? - 00:00
02 - R U Mine? - 04:31
03 - One for the Road - 07:53
04 - Arabella - 11:19
05 - Want It All - 14:46
06 - No.1 Party Anthem - 17:50
07. - Mad Sounds - 21:54
08 - Fireside - 25:29
09 - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? - 28:30
10 - Snap Out Of It - 31:12
11 - Knee Socks - 34:24
12 - I Wanna Be Yours - 38:39


Have an indie night!

AUTUMN STYLE ICONS!



This season our 10 style icons range from New Zealand mountaineer Mr George Lowe, who reminds us why we wear goose-down jackets, to Bostonian jazz musician Mr Johnny Hodges, a man possessed with superhuman levels of sprezzatura. We also cite Primal Scream singer Mr Bobby Gillespie as an early adopter of the fashion for printed shirts, covet Mr Humphrey Bogart's fantastically well-worn flight jacket, and salute Mr Jefferson Hack's understated tailoring...

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THE GEAR: WAYS TO GO!

If you are reading this feature from the discomfort of a plane, train or automobile on your way to the office, it would probably be better for you to switch back to Fruit Ninja for the sake of your ever deteriorating mental and physical health. Don't believe me? Check out a few of the more depressing statistics on life for the typical commuter:


Told you so. 

However, before you start furiously composing your letter of resignation and planning a life of self-sufficiency from your apartment in the suburbs, why not reconsider your options by rethinking your daily journey? With plenty of alternatives to choose from, it might be worth mixing up how you cover the miles to make life a little more interesting, energising and inspiring. And of course, we wouldn't dream of advising you not to do it in style. Check the slides, below, to see MR PORTER's guide to the best commuting gear right now...


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HOW TO APPRECIATE WHISKEY!

''When it comes to whiskey sampling and appreciation, everyone does it in their own way. Above and below are some of my favourite pointers and recommendations I've always stood by. This process is best broken down based on the human senses. That aside, in my opinion, the best part of whiskey tastings is to tell the attendees about the history of the product and where it originated. I founded the Bulleit Distilling Company in 1987. The art of making bourbon runs deep in my family and I'm proud to share my great-great grandfather's recipe with people around the world.'' - Mr Tom Bulleit, founde of Bulleit Bourbon bulleitbourbon.com


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DO YOU, DO YOU?!

Warning! Will get stuck in your head, for life!

100 YEARS OF STYLE IN 100 SECONDS!

100 years of East London style in 100 seconds. Sept 13th 1911 - Sept 13th 2011. The fashion industry should have stopped right at 0:48!

TRUE DETECTIVE (TV SERIES 2014)!




True Detective is an upcoming American television anthology drama series on HBO created and written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Fukunaga. The series follows the lives of two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, who become entangled during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Bruce Elliott

The series will premiere on January 12, 2014 and consist of eight episodes

Sunday, 10 November 2013

NIRVANA + FLEA ON TRUMPET - SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT (LIVE)!

Nirvana invites FLEA from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to play Trumpet for their song Smells Like Teen Spirit in Rio, Brazil 01-23-93 (Hollywood Rock Show!).

Saturday, 9 November 2013

THE BOOK THIEF (2013)!




While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson
Writers: Markus Zusak (novel), Michael Petroni (adaptation)
Director: Brian Percival

DAVID BOWIE X LOUIS VUITTON VENICE FILM!

Louis Vuitton's masquerade ball for L'Invitation au Voyage - Venice with David Bowie and Arizona Muse. Join the ball!

Friday, 8 November 2013

ON THE AIR: JOHN FRUSCIANTE 'CURTAINS'!




Curtains is the ninth solo album by John Frusciante, released on February 1, 2005 on Record Collection. The album is primarily an acoustic album, in contrast to his previous work, recorded at his Hollywood Hills home. According to Frusciante, the album was recorded in his living room: "It was just me sitting on a pillow, on my living room floor, with my back leaning against the couch." The album features contributions from Autolux drummer Carla Azar, upright bassist Ken Wild, and The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López, with Frusciante noting, "Carla from the band Autolux plays drums. I loved having a feminine energy. My friend Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of the Mars Volta played some guitar. He and I do these solos together where we're using the same amp at the same time." A video made in Frusciante's house was released for "The Past Recedes" (click here to watch). *The solo in the recording is played on his 12 string acoustic in the authentic version. However in the music video the filmmakers did not want him to change guitars in the middle.

The vinyl edition of the record saw a repressing from Record Collection on December 11, 2012. These reissued records are 180 gram and come with a download of choice between MP3 and WAV formats of the album.

All songs written by John Frusciante.
  1. "The Past Recedes" – 3:53
  2. "Lever Pulled" – 2:22
  3. "Anne" – 3:35
  4. "The Real" – 3:06
  5. "A Name" – 2:03
  6. "Control" – 4:29
  7. "Your Warning" – 3:33
  8. "Hope" – 1:56
  9. "Ascension" – 2:52
  10. "Time Tonight" – 3:12
  11. "Leap Your Bar" – 2:36

In my opinion, this is the greatest album ever. Have a good night and enjoy - headphones on!

DESERT BLUES, UN VOYAGE MUSICAL AU COEUR DU MALI!



In 2007 Michel Jaffrennou produced the documentary ‘Desert Blues – Un Voyage Musical au Coeur du Mali‘. Due to the current developments in Northern Mali this movie could not find more relevance today. 

The movie takes us on a trip from Bamako to Tombouctou and presents us the culture and music of the Bambara, Songhai and Touareg people. It is a musical invitation to voyage deep into the Sahara and the Niger River, a voyage across sand and water. Symbiotically, in tune with the world of the musicians and their music, it is about the creation of sound-images, of song-images that tell the story of Mali, the Mali of today, land of enchantment. The unifying theme is the stories related by the poets and griot musicians in their songs: stories of love, of struggles and of heroes...in which the natural and supernatural co-exist as a part of everyday life. It is a musical tale, combining the real and the imaginary, weaving a spell of images and stories that enchants viewers and carry them off into the heart of Malian Africa, into its landscapes, its fantasies, as well as its everyday concerns. A film made up of music and songs, without any additional words, but with a multicultural perspective that should appeal to viewers all over the world. It features the great Malian artists Habib Koité, Afel Bocoum and the group Tartit and reminds us once more about the imaginably rich musical tradition that Mali has.  

Below you can watch the documentary in French. Please click here to watch it with English subtitle.

And check jusilove.com for more music from Africa and the African diaspora!

JESSIE WARE - WILDEST MOMENTS!

  Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

SUNDANCE: CRYSTAL FAIRY & THE MAGICAL CACTUS (2013)!



Jamie (Michael Cera) is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jamie invites an eccentric woman -- a radical spirit named Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffmann) -- to come along. What is meant to be a devil-may-care journey becomes a battle of wills as Jamie finds himself locking horns with his new traveling companion. But on a remote, pristine beach at the edge of the desert, the magic brew is finally imbibed, and the true adventure begins.

Directed by Sebastián Silva

DJ PREMIER & THE BERKLEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - RE:GENERATION (FEAT. NAS)!

  When art meets art.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR: LV CONFIRMED NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE!


Louis Vuitton announced on November 4, 2013 that Nicolas Ghesquiere has been named Creative Director. (Karim Sadli/Louis Vuitton Press Office, via Landov)





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After months of speculation, Louis Vuitton has confirmed Nicholas Ghesquière will take over as the new artistic director of womenswear. [Read our 'Don't believe everything you hear..' article here!]

Since Ghesquière’s abrupt departure from Balenciaga last November, there has been much speculation over his next move. The 42-year-old takes over for Marc Jacobs, who stepped down from the role in October following the Spring/Summer 2014 show in Paris. Ghesquière will bring his long-term collaborator and stylist Marie Amélie Sauvé with him, and there are rumors that his former first assistant at Balenciaga, Natacha Ramsay, will also join his team.

Despite bitter endings, the designer’s 15-year term at Balenciaga was defined as a phenomenal success. As early as 2001, Suzy Menkes of The International Herald Tribune said, “Nicolas Ghesquière is the most intriguing and original designer of his generation. His collections are explorations of shape, volume, and embellishment that seem totally new—yet reflect in a glancing, abstract way the style of the iconic design house that shelters him.”

His work amassed such a cult following that it inspired the pertinent (now-defunct) Tumblr, Balenciaga Did It First, and his exacting mix of sportswear, tailoring, and shapes cut with couture-like precision defined the fashion landscape for many seasons. The fashion world largely has Ghesquière to thank for popularizing everything from bra tops and sculpted sleeves (although Cristobal Balenciaga did do that first), to graphic slogan sweaters—like those from the Balenciaga Fall 2012 collection that still remain the most photographed street style look in recent memory.

It’s also probable that Ghesquière, whose approach to womenswear recalls that of studied couturiers, will focus on instilling a more elite sensibility to the collections and the brand at large. It poses the question: will the spectacular Louis Vuitton presentations at Paris Fashion Week be a thing of the past? The media has come to anticipate fantastical sets, not to mention generous ticket allocations, at the Louis Vuitton shows. But, large-scale events and theatrics are not Ghesquière’s way: he prefers intimate, more traditional presentations. 

Regardless, the new artistic director will assuredly take the brand (which celebrates its 160th anniversary next year) to an exciting new place—it’s sure to be an interesting ride come March.

DOLOMITE MINOR - GIRL OF GOLD!

Monday, 4 November 2013

ON THE AIR: FLAMENCO - 'EL SOL, LA SAL, EL SON'!




Flamenco is (first of all an art) a form of Spanish folk music and dance from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. It includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps). First mentioned in literature in 1774, the genre grew out of Andalusian and Romani music and dance styles.Flamenco is often associated with the Romani people of Spain (Gitanos) and a number of famous flamenco artists are of this ethnicity. While flamenco originally crystalized among gypsies in the 18th century, some authors believe that modern flamenco mostly emerged out of late nineteenth-century romanticism. 

In recent years flamenco has become popular all over the world and is taught in many countries: in Japan there are more academies than there are in Spain. On November 16, 2010 UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

'''EL SOL, LA SAL, EL SON' is a flamenco program of Canal Sur. For this first program some great artists will be there: Miguel Poveda, Dorantes, El Lebrijano, Carmen Linares, Arcángel, Diego Carrasco, Pastora Galván, Pansequito, El Cigala and Rocío Molina among others. A sincere bet for the flamenco, one of the biggest cultures of the world. A commitment of support to the candidacy of the autonomous government of Andalusia in order to give the flamenco the recognition it deserves, a part of the World Cultural Heritage of the UNESCO. The flamenco is and should be a part of the Cultlural Heritage because it contributes to art, to culture and expresses the soul feelings of the humanity. It's a firm intention to bring flamenco to everybody, but without resigning about the quality, the purity and the depth.A program presented by Francisco Rivera, offering professional and expert contents. Universal Andalusian and Spanish artists will be present to talk about flamenco and giving support to its cancidacy.The Teatro Quintero is the prefect place for this kind of program.'' - flamencoexport.com

Here are the flamenco masters you'll see in the show (in a random order): Rocio Molina, la Tremedita, Graviela Ortega, Miguel Poveda, Diego Carrasco, familia Paquera de Jerez, Antonio el Pipa, Tia Juana la del Pipa, Moraito Chico, luis de la Tota , Carrasco Family, David Palomar, el Pele, el Lin, el Nani, el Pollo, Maria Toledo, India Martinez, Rancapino, Capullo de Jerez, Farruco, Farruquito, Pitingo, Jose de la Merce, Arcangel. la Lole, Argentina,Pepe Roca, Pantoja, Carmen Ledesma, Pastora Galvan, Juaquin Cortes,el Lebrijano, Alba Molina, Nabajita Platea, el Cigala, Rocio Marquez, la Macanita, Cesar Calvajar, Diego Pantoja, Pansequito, Canelita, Remedios Amaya, Diana Navarro, Sandra Carrrasco, Guillermo Cano, Agujetas, Niña Pastori, la Negra, chirigota los emteaos, Juan Diaz, Carlos Cano, Dolores Pradera, Fernanda de Utrera, Camaron, Paco Toronjo, Rocio Jurado, Enrique Morente, los Maya, Antonio Ortiz, Guaquin Grilo, Junior, Banda las Cigarreras.,Perrate,RocioMarquez,Falete,Capul­lo, la Negra,Lole, Alba Molina, Tortas,Pele,Remedios Amaya,Poveda,C.Linares, Pansequito,Diana Navarro,Sandra Carrasco, Guillermo Cano,Argentina,Niña Pastori,Agujetas,Grabiela Ortega, Paco Gandia, Cesar Cadaval,Diego Pantoja Chirigota los Enteraos, Beni de Cadiz,Chiquito, Carlos Cano, Mª Dolores Pradera,Maria Vidal,Fernanda de Utrera,Camaron,Paco Toronjo,Rocio Jurado,Erique Morente,Farruquito and more

Below you'll find a few of my very personal favourite moments, and at the bottom the full show in 2 parts. Enjoy and have a good night! ¡Olé!









Full Show