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Art Inspiring Magic – Stillness – (Video)

Day #9: Ghoul – Screech

Today I am very happy to share this video – Slide Show that I have created! I love how it turned out and I hope that you all like it!
Click on the link below!

https://spark.adobe.com/video/HqA3gqE46aIia/embed

A special Thank you, goes to the Band RiGNA FOLK  for the great idea and suggestion to me, to create this video as combination of their music with my art. And I am honored that they let me use their beautiful music as soundtrack to my paintings! Thank you so much  Viktor Nordir.
Who follows me for longer time knows that I love music, but also that I have a very specific and not so commercial taste and I love to introduce you with the bands I like or discover! I also have posted here on the Blog experiences attending live concerts, Interviews with independent artists and videos! I like to use my Art collaborating with music artists. I have created paintings and portraits dedicated to music artists as Fan Art! My collection is named “Art For Music”  as an independent artist myself, I love when we can support each other or I can support someone else dream.

This video happened magically while replying each other comments on Instagram!
Viktor, frontmen of the band had this idea, while commenting on my recent paintings and I found it to be a awesome idea that I had to bring it alive!
I think the song I chose is “Zone II” from their album “Astropolis” and it match greatly with my Art.

RiGNA FOLK is a band from Germany, we follow each other from a while now, I love their music and they love my art! I think is beautiful to cross paths!

RiGNA FOLK

They are a great indie band! I love their alternative, post rock music “Rigna Folk is a band that creates a parallel world. A rainy, dreamy world that, supported by music, is constantly changing and expanding: sound-painting like Sigur Rós, pictorially like Pink Floyd, as experimental as Radiohead”.  They produced several Albums and their discography is growing more with a coming very soon new album!

Recently they performed a great cover  “David Bowie, Space Oddity song” you can find it on their YouTube channel!

If you like this music genre, I really suggest you to check their music out!

You can find RiGNA FOLK on:

You Tube

Spotify

Bandcamp

www.rignafolk.de


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Depeche Mode – New coming Album!

Love Depeche Mode I am really looking forward to the new coming Album in March and for their Tour I hope to be lucky to attend one of the concerts! ❤

Enjoy the music!

-C

 

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Music – EWIAN New Song and Video! Radioactive Star….

Exclusive New song and Video by EWIAN  the song ‘Radioactive Star‘, is also the video opener of EWIAN next Album ‘Heart Crash Boom Bang‘ release is coming soon on March 3rd 2017.
Many of you that follow my Blog remember my interview to Ewian Christensen posted on December 16 2016 if you missed you can read it now. In our interview Ewian mention and talk about his new Album and lots more, it is a very interesting interview and way to know EWIAN better!

This new video is great! I love the song and the atmosphere created in the video it is a great preview for the expected new album!
EWIAN once again did a wonderful job with his creations, also we see new addition to the band members Florian Jooß and Robin Friedel  best wishes guys can’t wait to listen the whole album!

Put on a headset and enjoy
Have a great Sunday!

-C

You can listen more of Ewian music on his YouTube Channel
and Subscribe to stay up to date with his great music! 😉

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INXS – Never Tear US Apart ~ Wembley Stadium 1991

Great Concert in Wembley Stadium 1991 London I wish I was there!
I loved this band very much during the 90’s
and today I like to remember great singer of INXS Michael Hutchence and the band! ❤

Have a great day!

-C

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Music – 35 Minutes Live with “The Twilight Sad”

 

Today post is dedicated to Music!
I am sharing a great video featuring one of my favorite and inspiring bands from nowadays “The Twilight Sad” performing live on KEXP Seattle last March 2015. This is a wonderful live full performance to watch if you don’t know this band or if you want to know more about their great music. I love these guys they are humble, passionate in what they are doing and amazing!

Their music is unique and intense, they deliver great sounds and dark nostalgic atmospheres. It is a magical combination with the beautiful voice of charismatic and intense singer James Graham front man of Scottish post-punk band.   At the moment The Twilight Sad are the “Special Guests” and opening band for the iconic “The Cure” on all the dates of their 2016 North American and European Tour. The Cure couldn’t make a better choice bringing The Twilight Sad out in the light for an exposure very well deserved. They are an outstanding band that is rising up in our contemporary music culture.  Last May I was fortunate to be able to attend  The Cure Concert in Los Angeles where The Twilight Sad opened with an awesome performance.  I was also lucky and happy to meet James Graham in person 😉 If you haven’t,  you can read my detailed post with photos and videos of my fantastic experience attending The Cure Concert at The Hollywood Bowl.
The North American Tour ended beautifully leaving amazing and unforgettable memories.

Right now  The Twilight Sad will have two appearances in UK one on the 27 of August at the “Electric Fields Festival” and one September 10 at “Bestival“!
The European Tour start in October first date in Helsinki -Finland, check out all the Tour Dates. If you like this music don’t miss them live. 😉

Website
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Have a wonderful day and enjoy the music!

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A unique cover – Sweet Child O’ Mine by Luca Stricagnoli and his amazing guitars

This is a beautiful cover of Guns N Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” I like everything of it! I had to share it!

Great Music  and talent from Italy my native country! ❤

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Music – Portishead – S.O.S a Stunning Cover! (Video)

Today thanks to James Graham singer of  “The Twilight Sad” that shared this video on social media. I came across to this “Stunning” Cover of the Abba song S.O.S I love this cover very much, everything is just right. I love that is slow and the music is played beautifully giving to this song more depth in a unique moody way. This cover make me like this song way more thanks to Porthishead!  You know by now that I love music and I have a specific taste, I thought I wanted to share this video with you!

What do you think? Let me know! I love your comments!

Portishead - Photo ©Mike Massaro

Portishead – Photo ©Mike Massaro /DIY

Photo Source: DIY Mag

S.O.S.

By ABBA

Where are those happy days they seem to hard to find?
I try to reach for you. but you have closed my mind
Whatever happened to our love? I wish I understood
It used to be so nice. It used to be so good

So when you’re near me, darling, can’t you hear me S.O.S.?
The love you gave me. nothing else can save me, S.O.S.
When you’re gone, how can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone though I try how can I carry on?

You seem so far away though you are standing near
You made me feel alive but something died I fear
I really tried to make it out. I wish I understood
What happened to our love? It used to be so good

So when you’re near me, darling, can’t you hear me S.O.S.?
The love you gave me. nothing else can save me, S.O.S.
When you’re gone, how can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone though I try how can I carry on?

When you’re gone, how can I even try to go on?
When you’re gone though I try how can I carry on?

Songwriters: ADAM ANDERSON, SCOTT HOFFMAN, THEO HUTCHCRAFT
© Universal Music Publishing Group
For non-commercial use only.

Data from: LyricFind

 

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The Cure and The Twilight Sad – Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles May 23, 2016…Amazing!!!

The Cure

The Cure

Today post is about my thrilling experience attending the concert of one of the greatest band of all time UK iconic and legendary “The Cure”. Their music amazed millions of fans worldwide during last forty years and I am one of them. This concert is one of the most beautiful experience I had.

On Monday May 23, 2016 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles best known as a historical venue whethe-cure-2016-tour-dates-photo-500x516re great music names of all time has performed.  I was lucky to be able to have a ticket on the second day of the three “Sold Out” shows. The Cure  also performed on Sunday 22 and Tuesday 24 as part of their North America Tour 2016 the first US full-fledged tour in eight years with 33 Shows in US and in Autumn they will be touring in Europe with 26 Shows.

The Cure Tour 2016” will present Robert Smith (voice/guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O’Donnell (keys) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar).

This amazing tour also features another of my favorite band that I discovered quite a while back that I follow and love.  Their music is unique and intense with great sounds and dark atmospheres, it is a magical combination with the beautiful voice of charismatic and intense singer James Graham, front man of Scottish post-punk band “The Twilight Sad”.   They are  the “Special Guests” supporting The Cure on almost all the dates of this 2016 Tour. The Cure couldn’t make a better choice on bringing The Twilight Sad out in the light for an exposure very well deserved, they are an awesome band rising up in our contemporary music.

The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad band is based in Glasgow Scotland and was formed in 2003. Since then they released four studio albums, the latest is “Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave.  The band members are James Graham (vocals), Andy MacFarlane (guitar), and Mark Devine (drums). Touring members include Johnny Docherty (bass guitar) and Brendan Smith (keyboards).

The Twilight Sad - James Graham

The Twilight Sad – James Graham

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The Twilight Sad will also be performing some headline shows during the tour, one was scheduled in  Los Angeles at the “Teragram Ballroom” on Wednesday May 25. Sadly, I couldn’t attend this one. I really wanted to go to see them perform in their own element in the darkness of an intimate place where you can feel their music shock you deep inside your soul. I won’t miss them next time they come back to L.A. that for sure!

Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles - Photo ©The Twilight Sad

Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles – Photo ©The Twilight Sad

 

 

I couldn’t be more happy to attend this lifetime wish come true concert and to be able to see two of my loved bands  live in one day! This is truly amazing!

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I discovered The Cure around 1980 I was in Italy, my native country. A friend went to a summer vacation in London and came back with several vinyl albums from a band that at that time we didn’t know so well yet…The Cure! I have to say that after I listened their albums, I was hooked to their music. “Seventeen Seconds” was the one for me iconic and epic album that signed my love life for The Cure.  The beautiful dark timeless sound that distinguish the uniqueness of this band is contained in all the songs of this album and in more to come.  Included is “A Forest” one of my all time favorite songs that give me goosebumps each time I listen to it.

Finally time has arrived…
On May 23, after months of waiting, my day started pretty early getting ready to go to the Hollywood Bowl a 50 minutes drive from where I live.  Exciting feelings were anticipating the concert that I have been waiting for all my life. This day was a very special day for me, it was filled with intense emotions and a “Surreal Surprise”. I am so happy that I was able to attend, I never wanted to miss this. The weather was sunny most of the day and later on turned a little gloomy with an appealing breeze.

 

Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl – Photo ©Carolina Russo

When we arrived to the Hollywood Bowl was great to see the big sign saying  “The Cure – The Twilight Sad – Tonight 7:pm – Sold Out” another great concert was about to be written in the history album of this venue. Things were getting real now!
We decided to pass the Hollywood Bowl to find an alternative parking area since the Bowl parking is known to be very crowded. So we drove down the main street at a decent walking distance from the Bowl.

Welcome to Hollywood

Welcome to Hollywood – Photo ©Carolina Russo

There is a church with parking that I knew would let people park for events at the Bowl. We drove in looking for someone to ask if was possible to park early since the time was around 3.30pm and the gates of the Hollywood Bowl didn’t open til 5pm. Right at that exact moment when I turned my face toward the street I was stunned! I couldn’t believe what I was seeing!  Walking passed us in the street I see The Twilight Sad singer “James Graham” and the band manager John-Paul Mason, just at that precise moment! They appeared to me out of the blue! Oh Wow!!! That moment was so surreal! How could this be possible??? Instinctively I said, “That’s James!!!” He heard his name because he turned his face looking around trying to figure out who was calling him lol…I couldn’t believe what was happening, everything happened so fast like magic! That was one in a million chances. I kept calling James name and quickly got out to the car so that he could see me. They stopped, turned around and approached me by the fence.  James came close smiling and surprised. I told him that I am a fan.  Then they kindly came around the fence into the parking lot where I was. We started to talk and laugh, we hugged surprised from this amazing moment, it was fantastic like meeting old friends that you haven’t seen in a long time. James was super cool and very friendly, and so was John Paul. While talking we took some photos that I will cherish forever. Here is James! The impressive and intense soul of The Twilight Sad! I love this photo!

James Graham and Me

James Graham and Me – Photo ©Carolina Russo

It was definitely one of the most surreal moments I’ve ever had! I couldn’t believe what just happened, this “encounter” alone made my day before it even started. I felt so great and happy!

Surreal and so cool!

Surreal and so cool!  James Graham, John-Paul Mason and Me – Photo ©Carolina Russo

resize_1413626067One of The Twilight Sad beautiful songs that I love is “There’s a Girl in the Corner,” track from 2014 latest album “Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leaveawesome album! This song is also offered as
Exclusive Free Tour Download you can get it here.

I guess today “I was the girl in the corner” 😉 I can only say that it was a fantastic experience to meet James and John Paul, the best things happen when you don’t expect them. Thank you for stopping your walk and taking your time with me. Going to the concert, of course, I was hoping to be able to catch James and the band after the gig at the merchandise booth, but I knew that in L.A. wouldn’t be any easy in a sold out venue like this concert.

So my wish got fully granted with an amazing  unexpected surprise that I will never forget. Thank You for your kindness James!

After of all this we had a little time before the Bowl opened the gates. There were so many people everything was  well-organized and went smooth. While waiting I could hear The Twilight Sad doing their sound check and James voice resonate in between the Hollywood hills very beautiful. It was getting really exciting!

 

 

Outside Hollywood Bowl

Outside The Hollywood Bowl

Around 5.30pm we were able to get inside the arena of the Bowl and had some time to kill after we got our seats. We went around the venue and  to the merchandise booths to buy my  The Cure Tour T-Shirt lots of people and I haven’t seen The Twilight Sad T-shirt that I wanted too!

My The Cure Tshirt

My The Cure T-shirt  –  Photo ©Carolina Russo

Around 7pm was still natural sunlight, the arena wasn’t full yet but people were coming in. The concert started with The  Twilight Sad opening with the  beautiful notes of “There’s a Girl in the Corner” another great surprise for me! This song did bring together The Cure with The Twilight Sad for their collaboration. Robert Smith, recently recorded a beautiful cover for this song.

The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad delivered a great  performance with  7 songs on their Setlist, James Graham always deliver exceptional intensity and passion while singing becoming one with the music and dominating the stage with a distinctive, impressive presence. The 7 songs performed were: 1) There is a Girl in the Corner –  2) Last January – 3) That Summer at Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy – 4) It Never Was The Same – 5) Seven Years of Letters – 6) Reflection of The Television – 7) And She Would Darken the Memory.

The Cure Concert Begin

The Cure Concert Begin

The sun was almost down by 8pm. The arena of the Hollywood Bowl was full and exciting.  Clouds were invading the sky creating the perfect shade of darkness and gray atmosphere for The Cure to take the stage. The show opened with the beautiful and distinct sound of the guitars and Robert voice singing  “Open” the first song of a long beautiful and insane Setlist featuring 33 amazing songs, 4 encores and two new songs performed Step into the Light and It can never be the same . The Cure gifted us with 3 hours of an amazing and spectacular show.

After playing 19 uninterrupted songs, the band left the stage for the first time.  Watching The Cure live is stunning!
They are better than ever. Robert Smith has amazing stamina, he can sing and play his guitar forever. In between songs Robert gave us few kind and cheerful words. Roberts voice is as fresh and powerful like time hasn’t passed, the same for  his unique look, the only difference is that he is letting his hair color natural. Besides that, his black eye-lined eyes, lipstick, black dressed and heavy boots all still there. He is “The Cure” the founder and heart of this amazing band and it’s so great to see that unity as band that make them amazing like their music.

After 23 songs and at the end of the encore 2 my favorite song  “A Forest” blown away  the Hollywood Bowl! There are not enough words to describe how this song effected me and everyone else there.  This song has been with me almost all my life. No matter what has changed growing up, or going through life experiences and I think when this happens that’s what great music is all about, you become one with it, and will never leave you. Was an incredible experience to hear it live!

After this great moment, we had encore 3 and encore 4 more beautiful songs were played.  The Cure wanted to give us everything they could in 3 hours time and still a lot more of amazing music from their discography were left un played. Robert & Co.  enjoyed play their music with us very much it was like they never wanted to stop until the grand final with the song “Boys Don’t Cry”. This concert was outstanding and fantastic for so many reasons.  I have seen two amazing loved bands and I would love to see them again and again and again…

A special thanks to The Cure and to The Twilight Sad for this unforgettable concert and for their timeless great music!

 

Late in October I have created a watercolor ink painting dedicated to The Twilight Sad
1st Release Collectors Limited Edition Fine Art Print are available on pre-order Here 

Featured Photos ©Mauro Melis
Thank you Mauro for let me use them!

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A Forest…The Cure song…my Digital Art and Attending their Concert Today!

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The Cure is one of my favorite bands from the past years following them a lifetime long. I love their dark sounds the best. My all time favorite Albums are “Seventy Seconds” and “Faith” today I am sharing with you my Digital Art – Oaks created from one of my Photos and  I think it is a good match with The Cure song “A Forest” I found two great videos as two different and beautiful versions of this loved song  I am going to share it with you.  In hope that you like them. I suggest you to listen both because the sound is different and both are great! If you like this genre of music!

The Cure would be in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl for 3 days May 22, 23 and 24 it would be the first US full-fledged tour in eight years. I am going to attend this awesome event Tickets are Sold Out for all the 3 days!  Today is the DAY for me to finally see them live!
I will also see another loved and great band The Twilight Sad  they will open the concert for The Cure (I wrote about them in the past check the link). So I am very lucky today to be able to see two loved band in one occasion!

Wish me luck I will make a post in the next days and tell you all about this event!

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Today May 23 2016 Holliwood Bowl!

Getting ready to go!!!

Have a wonderful day you all!

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What dos it take to truly live a creative life?

My friend Artist Magny Tjelta post this interesting video and book “Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear – by Elizabeth Gilbert it is a great message that worth to listen and be shared! ❤ Visit Magny Blog 

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A book worth reading!

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