These are not good times in Spain: the economy breathes as rare as a yogin in trance, unemployment soars high and dark, like the fierce birds in The Wall.
Bad times, no kidding.
But the lotus flower grows out of the mud and blossoms above the muddy water.
(shameless copy/paste from one of those rarely breathing, trance inducing yogin websites)
So is rock music, and my favorite places to look for great rock nowadays are the ones in dire straits!
Here is a collection of SUMMER articles previously published on this blog.
Let me know if you like any of the ideas, and long live SUMMER!!!
I was born and raised in Baia Mare, a mining town with a history that goes beyond medieval times in Northern Transylvania, Romania.
Each time I visit in June, a trademark of my hometown pops up everywhere, reminding me of the happy childhood in the 1970s, and the beautiful people that populated it. It is the well manicured front yards, delimited by stylish wrought iron fences covered in roses.
Have a look!
The Luminato festival in Toronto never fails to bring at least one revolutionary performance each June. Laurie Anderson, the Kronos Quartet, Einstein On The Beach are just a few.
This year, it was “Tanya Tagaq presents Nanook of the North”
Exhausted, hungry and thirsty after the performance, beautiful Tanya Tagaq took a moment to have her picture taken with myself (right) and friend Raz Constantine (left). Can you not love such an artist? Her new album, ANIMISM, was just released.
Pan American Tropical Triple Bill Featuring: Interactivo, Emeline Michel and Jesse Cook with Special Guest Amanda Martinez
OK, Toronto, this is a great gift for a great city, courtesy of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and Beaches International Jazz Festival.
If you are serious about funk, these bands are your friends already.
But if you are not into deep funk yet, and want to probe my “best funk bands in the world statement”, here is where you need to be:
Cind vechiul meu prieten baimarean Alex Pop, rocker fain de felul lui, m-a contactat sa ma anunte ca face un documentar de lung metraj despre software, mi-am batut fruntea cu palma si am zis: “ah, ce bestiala idee! Originala. Nu cred ca am vazut vreodata un documentar pe tema asta.”
Alex e nu numai un rocker cu gusturi alese, dar un creativ cum numai pe la Baia Mare mai apar.
A scris si publicat (proza, poezie), face film (e absolvent cu patalama la scoala de film in Montreal).
Dar ca sa puna pita pe masa, lucreaza in IT – ca si mine – ca si Quality Assurance Analyst.
Pentru cei dinainte de ’89, eu si Alex sintem un fel de CTC-isti. Controlul tehnic al calitatii.
Filmul debuteaza pe 6 iunie 2014 la Montreal. Apoi speram sa circule in toata lumea.
A fost batuta bine in cuie in calendar data editiei jubiliare: 22-24 august 2014, la Niagara Falls pe partea canadiana.
Sa ne amintim…
Tuesday, June 10
9:30 PM: Tanya Tagaq presents Nanook of the North
Thursday, June 12
8 PM: The Souljazz Orchestra
Friday, June 13
7 PM: Lemon Bucket Orchestra
8 PM: Saidah Baba Talibah
Luminato 2014 website is here.