The chemical brothers - Galvanize
I was reminded of this song this past week (usually comes to mind when technology misbehaves and you have to push a button :p )
Music Rewind: Cranberries
Haven't thought of the cranberries in ages, but a show I was watching on Amazon this past week reminded of this song.
Music Rewind: Indila - Derniere Danse
Not all that old, but I was just reminded of the song the other day on a dance show. It's funny that I was vaguely aware of the song when it came out, but I never bothered to put it on any playlists...and it was summarily forgotten (I blame MOOCs...and school :p)
This week in new musis - Jiggy
This comes from a facebook recommendation. When I first saw the video (without music on) I thought it was people replicating the music video dance (a la macarena) - but nope. This is the video :pSilent Place by JiggyVerdict: Very riverdance-y. Not bad, just not sure what to make of it...
Music Rewind: Mmmbop
😂LOL. Έκανα μια γρήγορη αναζήτηση στο google να δω τι άλλα τραγούδια από το 1997 είχα ξεχάσει και πέτυχα αυτό. Τι γέλιο! Όντως το είχα ξεχάσει επειδή δεν το έχω σε κάποια λίστα στο iTunes αλλά εδώ στον Βοστόνη το έπαιζε το ράδιο συνέχεια
Music Rewind - Walking on the sun
Sunday, Aug 13 2017 17:00 | #musicrewind, Entertainment, Humor, Music, parody, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, χιούμορ
Τα κοινωνικά δίκτυα αυτή την εβδομάδα μου θύμισαν άλλο ένα τραγούδι που είναι φέτος 20 χρονών… Λες να αρχίζω να ανησυχώ πως ξέρω παραπάνω “παλιά” τραγούδια παρά καινούργια;.
This week in Russia
It seems that it's been a while since I've listed to Russian music...so I guess I'll make August Russian-music month. This isn't a new song, but I'm still looking for updated russian charts. The song is Под звуки поцелуев, which translates to "the sound of kisses". Под звуки поцелуев by Ольга БузоваVerdict: My Russian is beyond rusty (falling part,
Rip. Mix. Burn!
I was recently reminded of Apple's Rip. Mix. Burn ad campaign. I remember at the time there were some MP3 players on the market (no iPod yet) which had an amazing 15MB of space on them, and SD cards cost a fortune. Nice proof of concept, but CDs were way cheaper. If course, by that time, I was already Rip, Mix, Burning. The software to mix (actually mix, not just re-arrange tracks)
This week in Greece
Friday, Aug 4 2017 12:37 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, κλίπ
I was actually looking to go to my mail the other day, when I mistakely put in μα in my URL bar... Instead of mail, it took me to search results where I discovered a new song...Μα Εγώ by Στέλιος ΡόκκοςVerdict: κλαψουριάρικο χαχα. Εντάξει, δεν είναι και άσχημο, αλλά πρέπει να είσαι προετοιμασμένος για
This week in US music
I came across this quite clip serendipitous while looking for something else. It bubbled up I think while I was looking for some other music. It's new to me... so - it's this week's new music for me ;-) I guess #nsfw if you don't want the "fuck" and its derivatives on your speakers at work :-)Woman by KeshaVerdict: Catchy and it's got a good beat. Something for the playlist
This week in serendipitous music...
I came across this music video last week, by chance, while looking at my work's google alerts (one of them being for the term 'linguistics'). I guess I had to listen to it!Switch out by Taim feat. LinguisticsVerdict: Not bad... the end was a little abrupt, and I am not sure why "linguistics" is the name of the vocalist, but whatever... Not a bad track, but definitely lacking in the connections
Miss Jane - It's a fine day
A colleague's facebook post reminded me of this song the other day. I haven't heard an ATB song in ages. Need to see if anything new has come out.
The Crystal Method - Name of the Game
Sunday, Jul 16 2017 10:00 | #musicrewind, Entertainment, Humor, Music, splinterCell, video games, VideoGames
From the Splinter Cell soundtrack (and also the intro song for the first splinter cell). I didn't find an actual music video for this but here is a fan made video using the last game in the series (Blacklist). I actually don't remember hearing this on the radio back in the day, I've only known it as a game soundtrack.
This week in Greek music
Friday, Jul 14 2017 10:24 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, κλίπ
Αυτή την εβδομάδα είπα να ρίξω μια ματιά στο YouTube να δω τι παίζει ως προς το Ελληνικό. Αυτό το κομμάτι μου το πρόβαλε, βάση άλλων τραγουδιών που είχα ψάξει παλιότερα. Δεν ξέρω, είναι independent καλλιτέχνης η κοπέλα; ή είναι καινούργια
This week in Greek charts
Friday, Jul 7 2017 15:14 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
Αυτή την εβδομάδα το MAD μου λεει πως αυτό το τραγούδι είναι το #2 τραγουδί στα τσάρτ στην Ελλάδα (το πρώτο δεν είναι ελληνικό τραγούδι). Ζητήματα Ζωής by Σάκης ΡουβάςVerdict: Γενικά μου αρέσουν τα τραγούδια του Σάκη, αλλά αυτό το
Coolio feat L.V. Gangsta's Paradise
Ένα τραγούδι που ήρθε στον νου από τότε που ήμουν στο λύκειο. Από το Soundtrack της ταινίας Dangerous minds..
Music Rewind - Eat it
Sunday, Jun 25 2017 11:03 | #musicrewind, Entertainment, Humor, Music, parody, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, χιούμορ
Εδώ και κάτι εβδομάδες μου έχει κολήσει στο μυαλό το τραγούδι του Weird Al το οποίο λέγεται Eat It και είναι μια παροδία του τραγουδιού Beat it του Michael Jackson. Όχι πως είναι και κάτι που θα τραγουδούσε κανείς έξω (αν και θες να σε πάρουν
This week in Quebec music
Δεν ξερω κατά πόσο είναι καινούργιο αυτό το τραγούδι, αλλά είναι κατι που ανακάλυψα μέσω χριστίνας αυτή την εβδομαδα.La folie by LGRVerdict: Αν και με τα γαλλικά δεν τα πάω και τόσο καλά, αρκετά καλό τραγούδι (και ας μην τα πιάνω όλα).
Music Rewind - Bloody tears
Sunday, Jun 18 2017 02:00 | #musicrewind, 3DS, castlevania, Entertainment, Music, music video, NES, nintendo, Playstation, SNES, video games, VideoGames, youtube
The stuff one finds on YouTube! While looking up something else the other day I came across a compilation of all versions of Bloody Tears - the Castlevania theme song) from games that it's been composed in. Here is the breakdown:Simons Quest: 0:00Castlevania IV: 2:40Bloodlines: 5:31Dracula X: 7:18Symphony of the Night: 9:47Symphony of the Night (V2): 14:44Legends: 20:15Chronicles: 22:22Dawn
This week in trailer music
I was looking at the most recent Humble Bundle (E3 2017 games) and this was the background Duke Nukem's Bulletstorm Tour. Killin' It by KrewellaVerdict: Definitely my kind of music. Need to look up the album💓
Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby
I was looking for another song, but while on the hunt for that one - whose name escapes me at this moment, I came across this one.
This week in Eurovision
I completely forgot about the Eurovision results a week or so ago. This year Portugal won. It seems that non-pop songs end up winning (or perhaps songs that are not part of the pack), so when people bet on pop, they end up losing. Just an anecdotal observationAmar Pelos Dois by Salvador SobralVerdict: Not bad, but also not my cup of tea for day to day listening.
Μαντώ - Στοιχηματίζω
Μουσική ελληνική του 90... (μουσική πάντως sampling από αγγλόφωνο τραγούδι που μου ξεφεύγει προς το παρόν).
Ευρυδίκη - Πυξίδα
Ψςςςς---- τι μου θύμησαν! Βίντεο κλίπ που είναι conceptual :p
This week in US charts
Number one this week in the US is a song I've heard before, so here is #2 (which was last week's #1).That's what I like by Bruno MarsVerdict: Interesting music video. The R&B doesn't do much for me, but it's not a bad song. Something for the listen-while-drive mix.
Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
SNL reminded me of this song last week...good stuff. Hard to believe it's almost 20 years ago.
This week in Eurovision 2017 (Finalists)
Friday, May 12 2017 16:38 | #FridayMusic, Cyprus, Entertainment, eurovision, Music, music video, youtube, Ελλάδα, διαγονισμός
Hey! It's Eurovision time again! Just like in previous years it crept up on me. This year both Greece and Cyprus are in, and here are their respective songs. Both songs are very eurovision-y. Don't get me wrong, I like pop songs, but they seem to lack a national character. English has taken over as the language of communication, there isn't even a refrain in another languageThis
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
Άλλο ένα εικοσάχρονο τραγούδι...
This week in Mexican charts
The top song for this week seems to be the same as a few weeks ago...so let's bump down to #3Te Regalo by Ulices Chaidez y Sus PlebesVerdict: Definitely an acquired taste (sort of how certain Greek music is an acquired taste if you haven't grown up listening to it :-) )
Dubioza kolektiv - Free.mp3 (The Pirate Bay Song)
Sunday, Apr 30 2017 13:38 | #musicrewind, Humor, Music, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία, χιούμορ
Εντάξει, δεν είναι και ρετρό μουσική, αλλά μου έχει κολλήσει στο μυαλό αυτή την εβδομάδα ;-)
This week in France
Friday, Apr 28 2017 16:06 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, France, Français, Music, music video, youtube
Seems like the #1 song this week in France (according to Billboard anyway) is a song I've heard before, so I dropped won to #5 to see something new to me.Chocolat by feat. Awa ImaniVerdict: I was prepared to not like this song (autotune seems a little overdone), but I rather liked it. Something to add to the playlist...
Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
Αλλο ένα που κλείνει τα 20 χρόνια φέτος...γεράσαμε; :p
This week in mexican music charts
I don't think I've explored the mexican charts before. Let's see what they have in store...Adiós Amor by Christian NodalVerdict: Interesting, but definitely not my kind of music.
This week in isreali music
I was watching Reza Aslan's Believer series the other night when I saw a bunch of high energy "hippie" Jews (for lack of a better description). The interesting thing is that they come from conservative background, which I found a little conflicting with the 'liberated' hippieness on camera. So these guys where they were pumping some serious high energy music from speakers on their little van and they
Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life
Άλλο ένα τραγούδι που κλείνει τα 20 φέτος... που πάει ο χρόνος!
This week in Greece
Friday, Apr 7 2017 15:05 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
This appears to be #1 in the Greek charts, according to GreekBoston anyway ;-)Σιγά by Χριστίνα ΣάλτηVerdict: Pretty typical music and beats. I like it, I would listen to it (has a good beat). Sounds a little cookie cutter thought
ΕΥΡΥΔΙΚΗ - ΤΟ ΤΡΙΤΟ ΣΥΡΤΑΡΙ
Δεν έχουν περάσει ακόμα 20 χρόνια για αυτό το τραγούδι, αλλά το iTunes μου το θύμησε αυτή την εβδομάδα. Τι λεει για μένα ότι δεν ξέρω πρόσφατα τραγούδια αλλά θυμάμαι τα παλιά;
This week in the italian charts
I don't think I've listed to Italian charts for a while...so here we go - this week this is #1 in ItalyDespacito by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy YankeeVerdict: Nice beat. I could do without the Autotune though ;-)
Blur - Song 2
Sunday, Mar 26 2017 19:26 | #musicrewind, Music, youtube, Αμαλιάδα, Διακοπές, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία, καλοκαίρι, φιλαράκια
Άλλο ένα τραγουδάκι που κλείνει τα 20 φέτος, και το οποίο μας είχε πορώσει το καλοκαίρι του '98...
This week in facebook found music
No charts this week, but rather facebook found music.Storm the Sorrow by EPICAVerdict: Generally this is not the type of music that I seek out (epic metal?), but it's got a good tune if you've need to be psychologically pumped
Eagle-Eye Cherry: Save Tonight
Another 20-year-old song...originally I remember this being promoted on Dawson's Creek.
This week in Canada
Seems liked Ed Sheera with Shape of you is #1 in Canada this week, as elsewhere, so here's #2 in Canada.It ain't me by Kygo with Selena GomezVerdict: It's OK. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Sister Hazel - All for you
Another song turning 20 this year... Is this now retro?
This week in the French charts
Seems like Ed Sheeran is everywhere in the charts - even in France, so here is #4 on the French charts this week.Be Mine by OfenbachVerdict: I actually liked the music quite a lot. I wasn't expecting to (given the slightly odd music video with the potentially psychotic serial killer ;-) ), but it was quite up-beat in terms of a tune which makes it a pleasure to listen to (even as background music).
Guess what turns 20 this year! (hint: this song)
This week in music charts
This week I was looking at the general billboard charts. Didn't recognize this #1, so I took it for virtual spin...Shape of you by Ed SheeranVerdict: It's alright. I think this emoticon sums it up ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Republica - Ready to Go
Song that fits well with the #metanastis theme. I think I probably heard it for the first time about 20 years ago.
This week in Russian Music
Friday, Feb 24 2017 01:30 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ленинград, Музыка, клип, русский
I don't know if this was something that was on the charts, but I've come across Leningrad (the band) before, so it might be something that's bubbled up. This comes across from The Verge. As with the Verge's warning: graphic video content ahead.Кольщик by ЛенинградVerdict: Liked it. Wonder if I should get an album (or two) of theirs...
Everything's better with Techno! ;-)
Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 01:30 | Humor, JohnOliver, Music, politics, propaganda, Russia, Video, youtube
From last week tonight (from this past weekend). Everything is better with techno music - even bad lyrics :p
Ευρυδίκη - το τρίτο συρτάρι
Μου το θύμησε το iTunes αυτή την εβδομάδα...
This week in Greek music
On top of the Greek charts this week...Όσο θα λείπεις by Kings & Γιάννης ΠλούταρχοςVerdict: Sort of what I expected to hear from Ploutarchos. Not bad, but I feel like it blends with other songs of this type.
Madonna - Material Girl
Heard this at trader joe's recently. Having not heard the entire version (just the refrain)I thought that they were originally playing "if you buy this record" - which I found a bit odd as a choice for a supermarket.
Μιθριδάτης - Γλυκιά Ολντ'Σκουλιά
Friday, Feb 10 2017 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Βίντεο, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, κλίπ
Γλυκιά Ολντ'Σκουλιά by ΜιθριδάτηςVerdict: Haven't heard an Imiskoubria (or Mithridatis song) that I don't like. This one does not disappoint either. I like mashup of music genres. It's also easy to sign along to which makes it much more of an earworm than most songs :-)
Noir Désir - Le Vent Nous Portera
Η σκάτζ μου το θύμησε αυτό το τραγούδι την περασμένη εβδομάδα. Νομίζω πάντως πως ήταν η πρώτη φορά που είδα το βίντε κλίπ. Την πρώτη φορά που το άκουσα ήταν σε ένα σόου (στο μέγκα;) για αυτοκίνητα.
This week in KPOP
For some reason I was looking up PSY on youtube and this video came up. Technically not new- but new to me (or at least I don't remember it if it's not new to me...)Daddy by PSY (feat, CL of 2NE1)Verdict: Definitly my kind of music :) No idea what the lyrics say in Korean (definite drawback, guess I need to start learning), but the music carried me through (some happy hardcore elements in there too).
Alonzo - Determine
From the soundtrack to the movie Banlieu 13. Need to find the rest of the soundtrack :)
This week in Turkish charts
I don't think I've listened to any Turkish charts since I started this project, so this week I tried looking up some popular songs in Turkey. Gök Nerede by Mabel MatizVerdict: Way too slow for me. This is really sleepy-time music for me ;-)
Aquagen - Party Alarm
Sunday, Jan 22 2017 02:00 | #musicrewind, dance, Music, techno, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία
iTunes shuffle reminded me of this oldie this week.
This week in television theme song music...
I've been watching a series called Berlin Station recently. The series uses Bowie song that I hadn't heard of before, and it's been stuck in my mind. It's not new...but it's new to me.Afraid of Americas by David BowieVerdict: Obviously I like this since it's been stuck in my head :p
Wyclef Jean ft. The Rock, Melky & Sedek - It Doesn't Matter
Μου ήρθε στον νού αυτό το τραγούδι τις προάλλες...
This week in the Greek charts
Friday, Jan 13 2017 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
Haven't gone to the Greek charts in a while. So, this week I hit up GreekBoston.com to see what's new in Greece.Αίνιγμα by BlaséVerdict: I like the mix of more traditional(ish) music and beats with hip hop. I was not aware of Blasé. I guess I need to look them up :-)
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Since the semester is starting tomorrow, this seemed like a good pump-you-up song to get through the semester ;-)
This week in German Charts
Friday, Jan 6 2017 10:36 | #FridayMusic, Deutsch, Entertainment, Germany, Music, music video, Musik, youtube
I started watching Berlin Station this past week, so Germany seemed like an appropriate stop for this week's charts. This is #3 on the charts this week Chöre by Mark FosterVerdict: Quite energizing. I like it. No idea about the lyrics - need to really brush up on my German...Still, I'd listen to this again (maybe even sing along to it...). ;-)
Χριστούγεννα - Δέσποινα Βανδή
Saturday, Dec 24 2016 13:00 | #musicrewind, Music, youtube, Γιορτές, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Χριστούγεννα, Ψυχαγωγία
Καλή Χριστούγεννα!Σκεφτόμουν να βρω ένα τραγούδι από τα παλιά που να είναι και χριστουγεννιάτικο, και το iTunes μου θύμισε την Βανδή
This week in Χριστούγεννα Μιούζικ
Friday, Dec 23 2016 09:17 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Γιορτές, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Χριστούγεννα
Λίγο νωρίς για Χριστουγεννιάτικα, αλλά βρήκα αυτό το συγκεκριμένο τραγούδι (καινούργιο για μένα αφού δεν το είχα ξανακούσει) οπότε το βάζω ως νέο και γιορτινό ;-)
No Doubt - Just a Girl
Αυτό το τραγούδι μου θύμισε το λύκειο αυτή την περασμένη εβδομάδα.
This week in Japan
Every so often I log into Mixi, a Japanese social network akin to Facebook. I got an invite to it back in the day when I was learning Japanese through JPod (and before they clamped down and required a Japanese cell phone number to join). I guess the Japanese don't like gaijin joining their social networks ;-) In any case, Asian Kung-Fu Generation was advertised when I logged in so
LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It
Not quite "retro" but it's been a while since I've heard this song. Before I looked this up this video for this post, I am not sure I had seen the official video (so I guess a potential NSFW warning here?)
This week in the US charts
Back to the US for this week's music sampling.USABlack Beatles by Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane Verdict: Interesting...but in the end it was a bit m'eh for me...
Nerf Herder (I don't wanna be no) - The Younglings
This song has been sticking around in my head these past few weeks (and I am not a huge Star Wars fan!)
This week in Romanian music
Not sure why I thought of Romania, but I don't think that I've head music from the Romanian charts before...so I looked around.RomaniaYalla by InnaVerdict: This is definitely my kind of music. Need to find more of Inna. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Arabic as well (didn't seem like the kind of singer who would be multilingual). Can't vouch for the accuracy of the Arabic, but
Dur dur d'etre bebe
Χα χα! Τι θυμήθηκα...
This Week in Portugal
I am not sure if I've heard anything from the Portuguese music charts...so here it goes! This was #1 in the charts in Portugal this past weekPortugalAté pensei que fosse minha by Antonio ZambujoVerdict: This song is probably good for a cold and snowy day, sitting by the fireplace. Other than that, for me, it doesn't really strike a cord (pun intended) ;-)
Συρματόπλεγμα - Αλκαίος
Κάποιο άλλο τραγούδι μου είχε έρθει στον νού για αυτή την εβδομάδα, αλλά το ξέχασα (χα!). Όπως ερχόμουν πίσω σπίτι σήμερα όμως θυμήθηκα ένα του Αλκαίου...
This week in the Norwegian charts
Just like before, there seem to be a lot of English language tracks on the Norwegian charts. The top for this past week is as follows:The Weeknd by Starboy feat. Daft PunkVerdict: Not bad. I like the music video (visuals). The song itself seems, to me anyway, as a good song to drive to. That said, I am not sure I am crazy about the "hey! here I am! Look at me! I am the new kid on the block!
Coolio ft. L.V - Gangsta's Paradise
I remember the movie coming out, and the song, but I don't think I had ever seen the video (no cable or MTV when I was in high school).
This week in Japan (?!)
Friday, Nov 11 2016 09:54 | #FridayMusic, Comedy, Entertainment, Humor, Music, music video, youtube, 日本語
I don't know if this technically counts as a song...but it's got a beat, and it's got words...so I guess it might be one? This was discovered while watching @midnight (a comedy web-culture show) this morning. Japan (?)PPAP ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン「ロング」バージョン by PIKOTARO(ピコ太郎)Verdict: No words are sufficient to describe this... just "LOL" I guess?
Music Rewind: Pretty fly for a white guy
This past week I was looking up musicians from well known bands who had earned some sort of doctorate. I came across Dexter Holland from the Offspring...which immediately reminded me of this song (it's buried somewhere in my iTunes library). Brings back memories ;-)
This week in Italy
Friday, Nov 4 2016 12:22 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, italiano, Music, music video, musica, youtube
This week I (virtually) swung over to Italy to see what is new in their charts. Benji & Fede's new album 0+ is out, and this song seems to be popular there. Let's hear ItalyAmore Wi-Fi by Benji & FedeVerdict: Catchy song. It's slow enough to keep in the background while working, and from a language learning perspective quite easy to understand. Maybe I need to check out their
Μαντώ - Μάτια Παγόβουνα
Το είχα ξεχάσει αυτό το τραγούδι, και μου άρεσε αρκετά όταν βγήκε. Η μουσική μου θυμίζει λίγο ταινίες δράσης της εποχής.
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 28 2016 05:26 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
Another one from MTV spain while on vacation.I liked the energy of this song and the clip itselfSpainKiss the sky by Jason Derulo
浜崎 あゆみ (Ayumi Hamasaki) - Hana
Back in the early 2000s when I listened to JPOP and KPOP this was one of the first songs I came across. Still don't speak much Japanese, still don't understand the lyrics, still love this song ;-) The video is that great in terms of audio (as most live recorded performances), but it gives you an idea :-)
This week in Spain
Another song from MTV spain discovered while taking a break from museums. This seems a lot like one of those songs that is in mind but the music video makes little sense. I tuned in during the spin-exercise scene and I was like "WTF?!"SpainSide to Side y by Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
ΤΡΥΠΕΣ - Ταξιδιάρα Ψυχή
Να και ένα καινούργιο (για μένα) κλίπ για ένα τραγούδι που μου υπενθύμισε το iTunes...
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 14 2016 05:47 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
Something from the music channel Sol Musica in Spain. I liked this song, but I am not a fan of the vocals (frayed voice?)SpainBetter than he can by Shawn Mendez
Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon
This week iTunes reminded me of Thievery Corporation and The Richest Man in Babylon. A little too mellow for my regular music listening. Interesting lyrics though
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 7 2016 05:15 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
This is something I happened upon on MTV spain one day when we were taking a break from visiting museums. Interesting video clip and the music is upbeat enough for me.SpainFiesta in el infierno by Fangoria
ATB - Feel Alive (Duende Mix)
This week on #musicrewind, iTunes reminded me of ATB (all the best), and Feeling Alive. Need to listen to my iTunes more frequently...
This week in Spain
Friday, Sep 30 2016 06:32 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, restaurants, spain, vacation, youtube
I heard this song in Barcelona this week while having Tapas at a local restaurant. I think the song was the versione arabe, but this seems to be the regular version.RussiaNe me jugez pas by Sawt el Atlas
Μαριάντα Περίδη - Βάλε Φαντασία
Αυτή την εβδομάδα το iTunes μου έδωσε τον Μαριάντα Πιερίδι. Δεν το είχα ξαναδεί, και η διασκευή στο iTunes έχει πιό πολύ beat. Και αυτό το κλιπάκι λίγο μούφα, αλλά σαν την μούφα του Νίνο την περασμένη εβδομάδα όχι :p
This week in the Russian charts...
Friday, Sep 23 2016 01:30 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This is starting to become a segment in the blog...maybe I should add a label to the blog lol #TWIR. The song from the last 2 weeks (Твои Глаза) is still number 1 this week, so here is number #2 on the charts this week. RussiaMy Way by Calvin HarrisVerdict: This song reminded me that I don't know the lyrics to the original My Way, so I need to look those up. As far as this song goes
Νίνο - Σέξι
Είπα να χρησιμοποιήσω μια καινούργια μέθοδο για να βρίσκω #musicrewing - να χρησιμοποιώ το iTunes σε shuffle ;-) Αυτή την εβδομάδα το iTunes μου έδωσε τον Νίνο. Το κλιπάκι το βρίσκεις εδώ άμα θες να το δείς, αλλά είναι μούφα. Όπως λέει και
This week in Russia(n music)
Friday, Sep 16 2016 10:11 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This is starting to become a segment in the blog...maybe I should add a label to the blog lol #TWIR. The song from last week (Твои Глаза) is still number 1 this week, so here is number #2 on the charts this week. RussiaЦелого мира мало by Полина Гагарина feat. БастааVerdict: A bit too much on the melancholy end for my liking. It's not bad,
United Citizen Federation & Sarah Brightman - Starship Trooper
It's a little odd to think of Starship Troopers being released almost 20 years ago (time for a remake? ;-) ). This song was something that was playing a ton on local (prefecture-wide) Greek television channel during their music hour in the middle of the day. I haven't been able to find the actual music video that played on TV back then (that contained scenes from the movie), so this will
This week in Russia
Friday, Sep 9 2016 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
I think I'll be staying with Russia for the next few weeks (maybe September is charts-in-Russian month ;-) ), both because I can actually understand the language a bit, and I like their pop music. RussiaТвои Глаза by ЛободаVerdict: The title of the song translates to 'your eyes'. The video sounds as good as one would expect of a live recording. A better audio version
NΕΒΜΑ feat. NiVo - Απ' αυτούς που λατρεύεις να μισείς(Dj Rico)
Βιντέο δεν βρήκα για αυτό το τραγούδι, αλλά και χωρίς music video καλό είναι για να αρχίσουμε το #musicrewind του Σεπτέμβρη :-)
This week in Music: Russia
Friday, Sep 2 2016 11:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This week, on the spur of the moment I decided to have a look at what's on top on the Russian charts. In previous weeks I think I had come across many American songs on the charts (at least the ones I found) but this week I saw one chart listing that seemed more local. That said, I might be visiting these charts more frequently since I like Russian, as a language, even though I haven't studied
This week in music: Brazil
This week, in light of the closing of the Olympics, I am visiting Brazilian musicBrazilTudo Com Você by Victor & LeoVerdict: Interesting song. Sounds like something I've heard before.
This week in music: Ghana
I was trying to think of a country that I haven't 'visited' yet in my music explorations and Ghana was it! Seems like this track recently got the music video released, so it seems to be at the top of the charts (I guess viewer discretion is advised?)GhanaOne more time by MzBellVerdict: Catchy tune. Wouldn't mind if this were playing in the background.
This week in Music: Sweden and Greece
Friday, Aug 12 2016 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Languages, Music, music video, norsk, svenska, Ελλάδα, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
Going to try doing one song per week from now on. This week, for some reason Sweden came to mind. There was also a song from Greece that seems to be in the news, but it seems rather poor taste to embed that music video here. Good weekend to all!Greece Elektrisk by Marcus & Martinus ft. Katastrofe Verdict: It's funny that this is #10 in the Swedish charts this past week
This week in Music: Greece
Friday, Aug 5 2016 11:36 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, Ελλάδα, Ημισκούμπρια, Μουσική
Not quite new-new, but new enough for my Friday Music category. Good song for the weekend :-)Greece ΣΠΙΤΟΥΛΙΝΙ ΑΡΑΧΤΟΥΛΙΝΙ by ΜΙΘΡΙΔΑΤΗΣ Verdict: Like! Like! Like!
This week in Music: Finland
This week, once more in my quest to keep up with pop culture, my music homework from the Finnish music charts:Finland Snadi by Roope Salminen & KoiratVerdict:No music video for this. I don't understand Finnish, but the song seemed catchy enough to listen to it more than once :-)
This week in music: Austria, New Zealand, Thailand, and Vietnam
Friday, Jul 15 2016 01:30 | #FridayMusic, Austria, Entertainment, Music, music video, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam
This week, once more in my quest to keep up with pop culture, my music homework from the billboard charts:AustriaBeauty Sucks by KezzyVerdict: Interesting song in the top singles this week for Austria. I actually liked this one a lot (music and lyrics are good, the vocals though...I guess I am a fan of the nasal sounds...)New ZealandM.I.L.F.$ by FergieVerdict: Not on the top 40 yet, but it was
This week in music in Greece, Russia, Brazil, and Portugal
This week, once more in my quest to keep up with pop culture, my music homework from the billboard charts:GreeceLost on You by LPVerdict: I actually liked it a lot. It's a bit odd to have an English language song as #1 in Greece, but the beat and tempo of the song is very right for Greece.RussiaSub Pielea Mea | #eroina by Carla's DreamVerdict: It's a little odd to have a song in Portuguese
This week in Music - USA, Austria, Korea, and France...
This week, my music homework from the billboard chartsUSAOne Dance by Drake feat. WizKid and KylaVerdict: M...eh. It's OK as background music, but not really to my taste for music. Too "sleepy" and dream sequence. AustriaThe sound of Silence by DisturbedVerdict: I like the visual of the music video, but this song is way to melancholy for me. KoreaNot spring, love, or cherry blossoms (봄,사랑,벚꽃
Australia, Canada, Japan, and Germany - Music this week
In the quest to keep up to date with new music - this week I went with the charts for Australia, Canada, Japan, and GermanyMeghan Trainor - Me Too#1 in AustraliaVerdict: upbeat and cheeky. I like it!Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners - This Girl#1 in GermanyVerdict: Reminds me a lot of early 2000s music that I listened to (or maybe it's just German music...). Either way - I like it! It's got a
Da Hool - meet her at the Loveparade
Sunday, Jun 12 2016 02:00 | 1998, dance, house, Music, music video, Olympia, techno, youtube, Αμαλιάδα
A little something from a while back. I was introduced to this song almost 20 years ago this time of year..
Friday Music - Some Greek, some French, some English, and some Korean
Friday, Jun 10 2016 02:30 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Français, Music, music video, Ελληνικά, 日本語, 한국어
In my quest to stay current with music, world music, I am looking at top 40 from around the world and randomly picking songs to sample.From the Italian Charts: Maître Gims - Est-ce que tu m'aimes ?Verdict: not bad. Don't quite get the French (need the lyrics to get acclimated to sung French). I'd listen to this again.From the US charts: Drake - One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)Verdict:
이정현 - 아리아리 (Lee Jung Huyn - Ari Ari)
I think to start my #musicrewind tag I'll go with the theme of KPOP. Back when I was working for Media Services (1999ish) many of my co-workers (and later employees) were Vietnamese. Music that they played came from Vietnam, and a lot of the music they listened to was Vietnamese ballad-y type of music. However, some of them did listed to music that I tended to listen to (dance,
2NE1 - 내가 제일 잘 나가 (I am the best)
I fell like I don't listen to a ton of new music lately - so I think every Friday I will look for something that's been released in the last couple of years and expand my music horizons... Maybe I'll keep Sundays as the music-rewind day. To kick off my "new" music - here's some KPOP from 2NE1 (twenty one?)
Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
A little blast from the past (probably one of my favorite songs - love the beat)
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger ft. Christina Aguilera
Το τραγουδάκι τι εβδομάδας (κάποιος μου το θύμισε).
The Tamperer feat. Maya - If You Buy This Record Your Life Will Be Better
Friday, May 13 2016 06:00 | #FridayMusic, #metanastis, 1990s, dance, Entertainment, Music, music video
Music Friday! This week's pick (reminiscing) is The Tamperer feat. Maya - If You Buy This Record Your Life Will Be Better. I think that this was the first Tamperer song that I head that summer I returned to Greece after a long hiatus :-)
The other day Prince passed away at the age of 57 (woah! too young!)Not a huge Prince fan, but the song of his that really stood out was "let's go crazy"
Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdogan
Apparently the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has never heard of the Streissand Effect . From the New York Times:If President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey had hoped that summoning the German ambassador would get a video poking fun at him by a German satire program removed from the Internet, he was wrong. Instead, the move had any number of consequences, including provoking
Wintergatan - Marble Machine
2000 marbles make some really nice music ;-)
Video game music covers
Saturday, Feb 27 2016 03:00 | #metanastis, Apple, Entertainment, MacOS, Music, RTS, video games, VideoGames, Warcraft, youtube
I was listening to the VG Empire podcast the other day and the subject was music from the WarCraft games. I've only really played Warcraft II back when I had my ol' trusty Performa 635CD, but the music from that game has stuck in my head. Recently I came across this cover of one of the songs that exemplifies that game's music for me :-).I remember playing a lot of this game...and
Something more for the history books, in case someone looks back at this blog in the future. Today David Bowie passed away at the age of 69. The amazing thing is that he just released his last album a few weeks ago (well it seems recent anyway). I wasn't that big into his music, but I really enjoyed the music chosen for the series Life of Mars and Ashes to Ashes on the BBC which used his
Star Wars a-cappella
Star Wars isn't my top sci-fi franchise, but this a-cappella of the Star Wars themes by Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" cast is pretty interesting :-)
Dubioza kolektiv "Free.mp3"
It's been a while since I've posted something music related. I came across this song "Free.mp3" (aka the pirate bay song) by Dubioza Kolektiv. Pretty entertaining, and quite catchy. You can also download it for free here: http://dubioza.org/albums/happy-machine/
Άπαιχτο! (freakin' awesome!)
A Greek song (original in music video form bellow) sung IN GREEK by a Japanese band.Now that's what I call Freakin' Awesome!I wonder if the band is learning (or speaks) Greek, or if it was all transliterated to katakana
Java Life rap song
ROFL...Reminds me of "I'm on a boat"... puts a smile on your face in the morning :-)
MediaFly demo over - lukewarm results
Well, I gave MediaFly a once over this past week to see if it can replace me syncing with iTunes for my podcasts, or me having to remember all the podcasts I subscribe to so I can search for new episodes on iTunes on my iPod Touch (or iPhone). There were some good things, and some things that made using the app on the iPhone annoying as hell.The thing that drove me to the app is the seamless
Weird Al Explains Autotune
What do you do when you're not feeling all that great? You watch television! (or sleep) Well, in the age of the internet, we've also got silly little videos on YouTube. I can't remember where I came across this video, but I did indeed see it, and I had a good chuckle with it. What do they say? Laughter is the best medicine? I hope this works ;-)