miercuri, 29 aprilie 2020

Bernard Allison @Transilvania Blues Nights Reduxxx

Tomorrow nite you're in for another Blues Treat !
last year we brought Bernard Allison for the 1st time in Romania in Brasov at the Transilvania Blues Nights series, in partnership with Dracula Film Festival ! 
Now, we are broadcasting the whole live show, on Facebook and our youtube channel !
7 pm CET, ( pm Ro time, B. There :) and Let there be Blues !!!!
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In October 2019 Bernard Allison and his band put on a staggering concert for Transilvania Blues Nights, at their first appearance in Romania! We recorded the show and will broadcast it live on Facebook on thursday, 30.04.2020! Join us to watch Bernard Allison, George Moye, Mario Dawson, Jose Ned James and Dylan Salfer doing an intense, 90 minute performance!
#TransilvaniaBluesNights #LetThereBeBlues #BernardAllison #LiveFromHome #StaySafe #aldmovieland
and now all the gig & event on youtube on the
                                           Transilvania Blues Nights video channel: 

vineri, 24 aprilie 2020

Rolling Stones -Living in a Ghost Town (SOTD)

News on April 24th, Friday after Easters-after Bob Dylans Murder Most Foul, another rock legend(s) and Trexs, the -Old gods, almost dead-their Satanic Majesties ....The Rolling Stones release Living in a Ghost Town . their first new song since 2012 ! Cisstomised for the CH19 sitauation the video presents an empty London. The șlyrics go like this: 

 “Life was so beautiful / Then we all got locked down … Please let this be over / Stuck in a world without end.”

Elsewhere, Jagger sings of chaos (“Glasses were all smashing / Trumpets were all screaming”) and societal collapse:
Preachers were all preaching
Charities beseeching
Politicians dealing
Thieves were happy stealing
Widows were all weeping
There’s no beds left for us to sleep in
Always had the feeling
It would all come tumbling down.
more details on The Guardian, here. 
Living in a Ghost Town was apparently the product of recent recording sessions. By Jagger’s account, the lyrics were already eerily prescient – “about being in a place which was full of life, and then now bereft of life ... full of plague terms” – but were reworked to suit the current moment. They are certainly a far better attempt at coming up with something contemporary and newsy than A Bigger Bang’s clumsy Sweet Neo-Con or indeed Jagger’s Skepta-assisted solo single England Lost.

luni, 20 aprilie 2020

Dany Franchi -Live From Home@Transilvania Blues Nights

Image may contain: 1 person, guitar, beard and textAcum un an, Dany Franchi venea în premieră în România la Transilvania Blues Nights! Pe 24 aprilie revine într-o postură inedită, tot live, dar de acasă! După câteva piese live vom difuza în premieră și concertul de anul trecut din data de 20.04.2019 de la Rockstadt!
Let There Be Blues!
Last year Dany Franchi played for the first time in Romania exclusively for Transilvania Blues Nights! This year he turns back on the 24th of april, still live, but from home! After some live tracks we will premiere last year's Rockstadt concert from 20.04.2019!
Let There Be Blues!
#TransilvaniaBluesNights #LetThereBeBlues #DanyFranchi #LiveFromHome #StaySafe #aldmovieland
and now all the gig & event on youtube on the
                                         Transilvania Blues Nights video channel 

joi, 16 aprilie 2020

Brian Dennehy RIP

Brian Dennehy has left us today :( He was 81...
He was the ultimate badass sheriff, Will Teasle, trying to mess with Rambo...in FIRST BLOOD (1982), the First film, where John Rambo was supposed to die and then we would not get ...Rambo V...  well now...
But then on the golden age of video (read-the 80's;) I saw him on Cocoon, Legal Eagles, Gorky Park, F/X-Murder By Illusion and the sequel, Silverado, Best Seller, Miles from Home, so on...
Wherever he showed up he filled the screen, massive big man with a great grand smile, but he could be evil too. Big was also an understatement, he was six foot 3 (1.90 m) tall and massive. For me he was like a father figure, sever or suave, smart and wise.
He was a great theater actor, won two Tony awards, won a Golden Globe for The Death of a Salesman TV movie in 2000, did a lot of TV.
One odd, strange choice brought him one of the best parts of his career, Peter Greenaway's The Belly of  an Architect (1987).  He was Ted Montague in Baz Luhrman's 1996 reinvention of Romeo + Juliet.
Last time I saw him on the Hap and Leonard TV series, season two (2017), as a redneckish sheriff, not that far from the one from First Blood and many other tough characters that he played so well...

obituary in The New York Times here. 

miercuri, 15 aprilie 2020

Malone Sibun-Live From Home @Transilvania Blues Nights

Joi 14 aprilie 2020, ora 21.00 EEST

Au fost de două ori la Transilvania Blues Nights. Live.
Acum vin a treia oară, tot live, dar de ACASĂ.
Come Together: Live from Home cu Marcus Malone & Innes Sibun
care ne vor cânta câteva piese live, sincronizați de la distanță!
Apoi vom transmite în premieră și înregistrarea concertului de la Rockstadt din 31.01.2020.
#TransilvaniaBluesNights #LetThereBeBlues #MaloneSibun #LiveFromHome #StaySafe
They were live for Transilvania Blues Nights twice. Now they return for the third time. Still live, but from HOME!
Come Together: Live from Home with Marcus Malone & Innes Sibun, playing a couple of live songs, remotely sync'd! Afterwards we will broadcast for the first time their Rockstadt concert from 31.01.2020!
#TransilvaniaBluesNights #LetThereBeBlues #MaloneSibun #LiveFromHome #StaySafe

https://www.facebook.com/events/2980766451986830/  sau click aici 
                                      and now on youtube:
next week, signore Dany Franchi !!!

marți, 7 aprilie 2020

RIP Honor Blackman

"I must be dreamin'...."

She might've been the oldest Bond Girl,
wait no, that is Monica Bellucci in Spectre, but that was a Bond wo-man, and a widow too .),
but she made HIStory, back there in 1964 and GOLDFINGER
The name is/was and always will be Pussy Galore, and that's plenty :)
Mrs. Honor Blackman was very English and very 38 years at the time, which would made her a veeery mature woman in Bond's swingin sixties world !
She might have died also the oldest Bond woman, on April 6th 2020, at 94 !!!
She was also a fierce  Avenger, that is before those Marvel comics...she left the series to to Bond and that is her major legacy, but lookie here:
Blackman learned judo for the role. The experience helped spur her to co-write the 1966 book Honor Blackman’s Book of Self-Defence, a book that, as NBC News notes, was “among the first books about martial arts aimed at young women.”
obituary in Rolling Stone, here 
Honor Blackman in Goldfinger (1964)
                                                    "You can turn off the charm, I am imune !"
well, now...:(

vineri, 3 aprilie 2020

RIP Bill Withers (& SOTD)

Ain't No Sunshine When He's Gone...
Bill Withers was 81 and he retired from the music scene back in 1985.
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(SOTD) 2day: Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder and John Legend perform "Lean On Me" at the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Essential listening: Live at Carnegie Hall, his album from 1972, released in 1973
*Rolling Stone ranked the recording 27th on the magazine's list of the 50 greatest live albums.*