Be transformed by the renewing of your mind…
A stellar rendition of “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” by the High Priestess of Soul herself, Nina Simone. Though this is only the ending of her live rendition, what makes the piece so brilliant is the fact that it was all improvised.
Nina Simone was one of the greatest stage performers of the late 20th Century, as exhibited here. Her stage presence is phenomenal, as is her control over the audience. Here’s hoping that you enjoy the music.
From the cradle bars, comes a beckoning voice
My favourite song from one of the biggest and best punk rock bands of all time, Siouxsie and the Banshees.
The band was lead by Siouxsie Sioux, the uncompromising, ur-gothic, queen of punk. If her vocals weren’t radical enough, then her eye make-up defiantly is. As one of the leading voices in punk rock, Siouxsie is one of the most badass women of the 20th Century – creating a new form of music with her distinctive vocals and quirky beats, while inadvertently creating a massive subculture with her fearless, iconic look and geometric eyeliner.
All hail the Queen of Goths and the Queen of Punk Rock!
I’ll have another piece of apple pie…
Ode To Billie Joe is perhaps one of my favourite songs of all time. Written and performed by the flawless Bobbie Gentry, this Southern Gothic tells the tale of Billie Joe jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge. A truly beautiful country classic, the song sparked an incredible amount of speculation as to why Billie Joe jumped from the bridge – a film was even produced in 1976 – though the mystery of Ode To Billie Joe has never been solved.
At the time, Bobbie Gentry was one of the first female country singers to write and perform her own music. Her ode won numerous awards – a total of eight Grammy nominations.
I hope that you enjoy the song as much as I do.
Wishing you a happy Easter – Ziggy.
Barely breathing, almost comatose…
It’s been a good while since I’ve seen real good music on this blog. I thought it was high time we got a little groovy with Blondie’s 1980 hit: Rapture.
Wishing you well, keep rioting!
I have no particular favourite genre of music. I like rock, pop, electronic and more, basically if I like a song I’ll listen to it. Recently I haven’t heard any songs that I’ve actually really enjoyed. Then I heard this…
Over the last year I’ve really grown to like clean bandit. They play their instruments magnificently and have a unique style, usually starting their songs with the violin. In a few of their songs they have worked with female vocalist Jess Glynne who has an absolutely beautiful voice. Together they have a nice mix of pop, electronic and romance, in this song anyway. In the first fifty seconds it sounds like a slow romance song but then speeds up into an electro-pop song. Anyway enjoy 🙂
So I make mixtapes that I’d like to share with you. But first let me say that if you are underage, this isn’t for you. It’s filled with explicit and inappropriate content. If you are of age and like rap, then this is especially for you.
Here’s a Google Drive link to 5 of my 11.
I’m working on fixing up the old ones to make them more presentable, eventually the whole catalogue will be in that folder. When there is demand, I speed up the supply; if not then I take my sweet time. Just let me know if you want more.
Here’s a couple samples from the few tracks I’ve posted on YouTube (I quit adding songs there because sometimes I run into copyright issues).
And a clip
I make them for my own amusement, and have only previously shared them with a few close friends irl. I’m not what you might expect from a DJ, I don’t make party style mixes, meaning a series of songs that blend from one to the next continuously. I take a whole song and an instrumental and mix them together. It’s more about the songs themselves than my skills. I also place movie and comedy clips over instrumentals for intros/outros/ interludes. Each album is based on a theme, and some tell a story. All are meant to flow from beginning to end.
Everything is referenced somehow in the track titles. The real artistry is from the original creators of the material, I just like to play with how things can go together. The material ranges from stuff I grew up on to stuff that has come out as recently as last month.
I find this place a great outlet to share my work because we are all known simply by our GTA identities- and GTA is as inappropriate as anything I’m putting together, so this seems fitting lol. Due to the explicit nature of my mixes I don’t want them linked to me personally. But i do want to share them because I really like them and think others might want to hear them, too. Nothing is for sale, this is not to promote myself, I’m just sharing. Hope you enjoy, and I would love to hear your feedback through your comments below or on Social Club- I’m KimBianca.
She asked me, be my sister.
You might know that I love Fleetwood Mac more than I love myself. Their live rendition of Stevie Nicks’ Sisters of The Moon is perhaps one of their best, besides from Rhiannon. Taken from their 1979 album Tusk, this live piece is widely regarded as one of Stevie’s best performances.
I just wanted to share it with you, we’re all sisters in the Riot, so stay safe and I hope you’ve had a wonderful New Year.