Wrote a song for everyone

Well, today I started my day listening to one of my favourite bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). Creedence is one of those bands I grew up listening to through my dad’s singing (if your parents like rock, I am sure it happened the same to you, either with CCR, with the Beatles, with Rolling Stones, or with many others). If you don’t know CCR, they were a band with a five-year career full of Billboard Top 2 hits (they are the artist with most top two hits without ever having a #1) and other nice rock songs, including “Have You Ever Seen the Rain“, “Proud Mary” (yes, Tina Turner’s version is a cover) and Forrest Gump’s “Fortunate Son“.

Creedence’s songs are not sophisticated – they do not have amazing solos or innovative riffs. But they had a great asset – John Fogerty’s voice! His voice is truly unique (maybe, as Lourenço said previously, it is one that you either love or hate, I do not know) and quite emotive. That’s undoubtedly one of the things that makes me love them so much.

I was listening to some of their older (well, they’re all old, but still there are some older than others!) records and I thought of writing another post of cover versions – Creedence have a couple of really nice covers! But then I went to youtube, started watching their Hall of Fame induction, made by Bruce Springsteen, which included a version of CCR’s  “Who’ll Stop the Rain” performed by John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen, and I gave up the covers idea (maybe I’ll bring it later to the blog).

I usually divide the songs I listen to into two main categories – loud songs ,usually rock or/and cheerful songs, and quiet songs, usually ballads/rock ballad. I gave up the covers idea today because by listening to “Who’ll Stop the Rain” I just felt like listening to the quite-type songs.

Therefore, and constrained to my mood, this post will have two of my favourite CCR’s songs: “Long as I can see the light”, a song that I consider one of the most beautiful songs ever, and a version of the already mentioned “Who’ll Stop the Rain”, live at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and featuring John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen. Hope you like it 😉

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Roads [Part 4/4]

…continuation of:
Song that made us what we are today [Part 1/4]
Judas Rising [Part 2/4]
Dreams of a Journey [Part 3/4]

…and last but not least, here’s my fourth thankful post.

You know those days when you just want to be in silence? That was me a year ago cutting the noise in the surroundings, only listening to new age/instrumental quiet music, but after a whole year of musical isolation I met this other girl that somehow reactivated the flame for music discovery again and introduced me to a new genre : alternative/indie.

Thanks for Radiohead, Beirut, Arcade Fire, Portishead, The National and so many other great musicians that had become my favorite too.
My lonely walks around Lisbon turned into something amazing with Kid A album playing out loud in my mp3 player. Here’s one of my favorite:

Radiohead – Idioteque

By the way, she’s got her own musical spot that I suggest you all take a look
eclecticstereoland.wordpress.com 😉

Et voilà! Thanks to those 4 great friends I’ve discovered the pleasure of music through rock, metal, instrumental and alternative perspectives. I hope now I can also present you some new musics in this blog =)
Next time I’ll share another youtube private link so come again =D

PS: The post title is just a reference to a song from Portishead that I didn’t put here only because she was faster than me and posted it in the Eclectic Stereo Land. Go check it anyway =)
http://eclecticstereoland.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/roads-portished/

PPS: private joke: self-estimations songs you called them anh? =P

It´s Glee time!

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Hi,

I need to confess that Glee is one of my favorite tv series. It has good music, great singers and fantastic actors, but it’s more than that. Glee approaches important social issues like no other tv series. And the most amazing is that using music it was possible to approach social issues in a funny, emotional and also exciting way. In my opinion Glee is one of the best tv series that I have ever watched.

I promise more Glee videos.

 Stay tuned. Bye bye.

A new Voice in Jazz raises up

Elisa Rodrigues (portuguese singer) adds something new to the jazz era.

In 1994 she began her musical studies, in Music School of Costa do Sol, as choir member from the Little Choir of Estoril. Meanwhile she started in 1996 to have guitar lessons.

With only 15 years she developed her feeling for the jazz language, after participating in a workshop of the specialty.

In 2011, Elisa releases her first album, “Heart Mouth Dialogues”, with Júlio Resende on the piano, Cícero Lee in double bass and Joel Silva and Bruno Pedroso in the drums.

In this she remakes big titles into her own way and reinvents songs with versatility. A compilation that changes from jazz themes like Cry me a River, to some modern moments like Roxanne or the wonderful God Only Knows.

Here’s some:

Till Next