Yay! The tremendously silly Adam and Joe have returned to beat on the inner ear drum once again. I used to watch the TV show back in the day, but for sometime now they’ve been on radio shows only. After a long stint of doing other things (how dare they leave me!) they are back for a twelve week run.
One of the best parts of the Adam and Joe Show (BBC 6 music on saturday mornings) is a section called Song Wars, where they pick a theme, each one makes a song and the listeners choose their favourite. When Quantum of Solace was announced as the name of the new Bond movie (yes, it’s a while ago) I was tickled pink by Joe’s version of what the theme tune could sound like. Shameful the film didn’t take him up if you ask me 😉
and, of course if you like that sort of thing you must listen to our own home grown (groan?) boys, Dermot and Dave
on 98FM (weekdays, drive time).
But Adam and Joe (or even Dermot and Dave) are not the only tasty ear worms out this week. The eminently talented, and slightly crazy, Mitch Benn is on podcast 7 (7!) of gatherings of humour. He accepts original songs from artists anywhere with a comedy theme “It’s a showcase for comic songwriters to get their work heard” (man, quality control on that one has got to be tough). You can see his website here – mitchbenn.com. and guidelines for song submission are here. Thanks to this little gem I’ve come across some old favs like Paul and Storm (who have played Dublin and were a joy to behold) and some new interests such as Jake Farr-Wharton.
I went to Video Games Live last night in the National Concert Hall Dublin (as mentioned over on Culch.ie) and it was so much fun!
what is it?
the website videogameslive.com says “Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience”.
Blah Blah Blah. look it’s so not that stuffy. It’s orchestras at their finest; having fun whilst blowing you away with the incredible skill and a high does of Nostalgia thrown in. You name me any other concert where a 14 year old audience member can play guitar hero live on stage with a full orchestra accompaniment and guitar rock.
There was an incredible buzz in the crowd for the whole show (and it is a Show) and the composers/creators/artists were obviously enjoying themselves too.
It’s been going since 2002 and it’s about time it hit Ireland, thanks to all who made that happen. Thanks to the NCH orchestra and Celtic Voices Choir who executed it with such gusto!
Last week I checked out Heineken Expressions. You can see my thoughts over on Culch. Meanwhile here’s some of the work on the night 🙂
Samples: Steve Simpson. Chris Judge. BrenB
Serge. Danleo. TADO
this beautifully put together video was done using the bands actual fan base. they must be thrilled to be part of something so thoughtfully done 🙂
Information as posted on you tube:
This music video was shot for Sour’s ‘Hibi no Neiro’ (Tone of everyday) from their first mini album ‘Water Flavor EP’. The cast were selected from the actual Sour fan base, from many countries around the world. Each person and scene was filmed purely via webcam.
Director: Masashi Kawamura + Hal Kirkland + Magico Nakamura + Masayoshi Nakamura
SOUR official site: http://sour-web.com
2009 Zealot Co.,ltd / Neutral Nine Records
I originally found it through the wonderful website of Mr. Graham Linehan