I’m late to the party, I know, and that’s because I’m still relatively new in Wikiloops. But when I listened to a track on an album there lately and started to congratulate all participating musicians for their work, one of them – my friend Monsieur OliVBee from Paris, France, told me that he had the same track on an album of his, and pointed me to it.
And wow, what a discovery that was! First, he has Shi on all of his tracks of that album. Second, he has bass players who are really good – and so are all other musicians as well. I knew some of his tracks because I had used his template(s) (and Shi’s remixes) as well for my own albums, but still, OliVBee’s “Raspberry Charm” album is sooo good. I even like its cover:
So when I asked Oliv about the cover picture, he said that Shi took the photo – and I’m wowed again. Creative with a camera as well…
Some instant favs are tracks with Dick (Richard) on double bass, or with Haddock on his fretless. But listen to all of them, and then consider to download and pay for this to support us a bit. I paid for that download myself, and it’s so totally worth it in my opinion.
Your taste might differ of course, but there are lots of albums on the ‘loops – so browse the collection and see if there’s something you like. I just happen to love this one. Published on Christmas 2015 by OliVBee.
After posting Chelsea’s story about her build of a Rickman motorcycle lately, I thought that I had seen more videos of girls and women doing great things lately, so here are a few more. First, it’s about motorcycles again, and about two friends from Australia having a good time with their Yamahas:
But back to music. Also from down under I found a great guitar player lately, Stephanie Jones. And this is about as perfect as it can be:
And here’s a singer from UK, performing a classic here in Germany ca. 2 years ago. And yes I know – Joss Stone has the same song also with Jeff Beck and others, but I prefer this one – which simply took my breath away. This lady really got the Blues:
In Wikiloops we also have great singers of course, and I was surprised to find one of us doing a cover in the ‘tubes from some 4 or more years ago – but what a lovely one it is. So listen to our Ms Shi in this one:
Oh, and before I forget it: 3 days ago it was Audrey Hepburn’s birthday, she would have turned 90 by now. So let’s celebrate and remember her a bit as well:
As always, thanks for reading, listening, and watching.
What a cool and lovely remix from Brian on one of my latest ones:
This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.
Hm, the player embedding doesn’t seem to work (yet) in the new v11 of Wikiloops, just opened a bug report, we’re working on it… until then, please listen to the songs at their source, which is (and will stay) Wikiloops of course. Brian’s latest is here…
Zuleikha’s school has a short article which features some of the winners of their musical competition from last semester. I was using my 25mm lens because I had given the 14mm to Zuleikha who was also filming the event, so we have a video as well.
Here’s a small preview of the photos the school chose:
On the school’s article page you can click the images to see them a bit bigger. These are very talented young people, and I’m really looking forward to documenting them a bit more coming June.