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  • 50 Questions about my Top 50

    22 sept. 2008, 22h18m par weejay

    1.How did you get into 29? (Indy & Wich)
    From a flatmate in Prague.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Bat for Lashes)
    What's a Girl to Do?

    3. What's your favorite lyric by 33? (Scott Walker)
    Quick give us your lips
    Give us your thighs
    Give us your sad and devouring eyes
    Cascading tears for every heartbeat
    Tonight we'll sleep with The Girls From The Streets

    4. How did you get into 49? (The Rolling Stones)
    I've been aware of them for as long as I can remember, but the first time I really 'got' them would be listening to Gimme Shelter at about 5am in a Brighton university dorm in 2000.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (The Divine Comedy)
    Five. I think I was out of the country for the last two.

    6. What is your favorite song by 50? (Fat Truckers)
    Anorexic Robot

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? (Dave Clarke)
    In Short, no. Blue on Blue is a little intense, but it wouldn't make me sad.

  • Brass Bands and Fanfare Ciocărlia

    11 mars 2007, 15h44m par Ulrih

    I've run recently into Fanfare Ciocărlia songs. First time I've hard them in a radio, don't remember if it was Trójka or Radio Luz. Nevertheless, I really like their music. The bans has only 12 members, but they play such fast music with their instruments, as there were twice as many musicians. Speed isn't of course their main beauty. The do lot's of improvisations and their pieces resembe me some folk and balkan rhytms which I also like. Despite living in Romania, I'd say they fit into some Slavic music (if there is such kind of music).
    What about brass bands... in my small village in Poland there is a fire brigade orchestra, and they are also great in their kind. They have won some awards in our region, and I know some of their members personaly, so there is no reason not to like them :)
    I've also heard a german brass band (Posaunenchor Haus Hove) in some churches, and it seems that I generally like brass music, but Fanfare Ciocărlia is really outstanding.