Sunday, June 28, 2015
Here is the Part 2 of the Joe Kevany concert in front of Cuculapraline-Frenchic.
It got much more animated at the end!
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Yes, during the last Nela Artwalk Night (June 13th, 2015), I had three musicians playing in front of my shop: Joe Kevany (Guitar, Vocals), David Strother (Violin), and Brian White (Drums). The guitar and drums were acoustic, the violin was a digital one.
It was some pure American Roots Music: Blues, Country, there were some covers but also some original songs.
This was very exciting for me, I am amazed by the quality of the sound in the street, especially when you know that the cameras I used were far from being professional. This is the Part 1, the Part 2 is coming very soon.
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!
Thursday, June 18, 2015
I wanted to do kind of a subliminal experience, chasing the Beauty and the Magic, the imperceptible, and it turned out being a little quirky, crazy, and finally really comical.
I am still laughing and still amazed to have got a few drops of Magic in spite of the circumstances.
We must thank David Strother who played his instrument from the beginning to the end, it was not an easy thing to do.
Friday, June 12, 2015
I think that I just wanted to honor the Music and the people that I love.
Music is meant to be played, and as of genius it can be, it is not supposed to remain locked under glass like a master piece in a famous museum and being forgotten there...
I wanted to see or rather hear how it would resonate live on my boulevard in Los Angeles, even though it is not a Los Angeles Music.
But when we know how much work and thoughts Mark Hollis and Tim Friese-Greene did put on the Laughing Stock album, we can start wondering if adding a violin or any other instrument on the top of that is such a good idea and morally correct...?
I was rambling yesterday night, and today, it was my violinist David Strother who started rambling by email as well.
What are we supposed to do?
Still now, we don't know, I am not even sure that something of Talk Talk or Mark Hollis will be played tomorrow. I want to be correct, but it makes me feel very sad too...
I just wanted to know how it was like to hear this music for real.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Am I the only one to be hypnotized by a song?
But it is not any song, I suggest that you sit by listening to it, it is more safe :-)
I apologize for the wrong pronunciation of "hypnotized" on my video, I was probably so mesmerized that I didn't remember how to speak English! :-)
It is not easy to talk about things like that, because I take the risk to be considered as crazy or totally eccentric (which is actually the case, it seems, according to many people). But I thought, if at least one person has the same feeling that I have here, maybe this won't be so stupid.
There are so many things that we ignore about human nature. After all, Mark Hollis studied psychology at the University, and even if he finally worked in Music, it doesn't mean that he didn't have the time to learn how to hypnotize people with sounds... Or maybe he has this talent without even knowing it?
I am trying here to seize the imperceptible. Isn't it what Art is about? Isn't it what Paul Klee was trying to do on his paintings? I am trying to explain on images here what I can hear and see, and feel in Mark Hollis and Talk Talk Musics, but I have difficulties to find the words, because maybe the words don't even exist for that...