Monday, April 16, 2012

The Return of James

The former Smashing Pumpkins member, James Iha, has been off the radar for many years. Though he's been involved in other musical projects post 'Machina' era, news of him has been scarce on the net, up until now.

This is his latest teaser video, and, probably the first one of his riding solo, this year. This is good news indeed, supposing that this short snippet heralds a comeback of James Iha.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed and really hoping for more new music to sway to. He's always been good at making sentimental stuff and with 'synthesizing' sounds to create such a mood.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Middle East - Blood

The now defunct Australian band, The Middle East left a legacy in their song 'Blood'. Above, a great cover rendition was done by students from 'god knows what institution'. I loved it. So much so that I have to post it.

The lyric is somewhat depressing but the music is of the opposite. This irony works well as you may have heard that death is not always associated to sadness. From another perspective, death is seen as the liberation of the soul into another life that's ever perpetual, and perhaps ageless. And that sense of being free is like the feeling of welcoming a new born into this earth - joyful.