My pick from this year’s premieres at the Berlin International Film Festival is without a doubt 20.000 Days on Earth by artists turn filmmakers duo Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard. A documentary but not yet what can be safely called a non-fiction film, this innovative journey into australian singer and songwriter Nick Cave‘s creative life it has already been hailed as one of the best music bios ever made.
Dazed and Confused Correspondant Carmen Gray has written a great account on the film which I suggest everyone interested to give a read
here is the trailer, enjoy!
Cold sunday in London. A beautiful cape of fresh snow covers the city. Fairytale landscape across streets, canals and parks. The city slows down but does not stop and the weather conditions do not prevent thousands of people to go all the way to the Hammersmith Apollo for a Kendrik Lamar‘s concert, the new rap sensation everyone loves to love.
Among the Lamar’s lovers also Florence + the Machine‘s spectacular singer Florence Welch cuts across the snowy town to get a taste of the rising star’s musical magic, and just as anyone else she jumped in an underground tube carriage to quietly head back home after the concert.
It took fans less than a minute to realise that the red-headed girl going for a low profile sitting next to them was chanteuse-extraordinaire Florence Welch and happily start singing “You got the Love” to pay a cheerful tribute to such a special traveling pal.
The great part of this story is that Florence did not bail out of the uncalled for moment of happy crowd hysteria, quite the opposite! She started singing her hit song along with ecstatic fans and treated the whole tube coach to a one-off live cover of Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle“!!!
Next time someone will ask what is so great about this country and this city, please start singing along… WE GOT THE LOVE!
You Got the Love live by Florence + the Machine
and Backseat Freestyle by Kendric Lamar
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Ending my Brithday at Birthdays (ho cool is that??!!!?) I slided into my new age rocked by the sound of LA based band INC. (aka Andrew and Daniel Aged). The duo spent solid music making years supporting big names such as Pharrell Williams, 50 cents and Beck. Their upcoming 4AD album is due in 2013, but the song The Place is already surfacing the web.
Now, imagine an almost 2 hours show of this sexy Prince-like sound. I could not hope to end my birthday with a better soundtrack!