Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Minstral Show – (Episode 057)




An awesome lineup of music today that sails the seas of deep personal thoughts and experience featuring; Phoebe Bridgers, Kane Miller, Peter Case, JD McPherson, David Bowie, Roger Waters, Marqui Adora, David Crosby, John Lodge, Joe Bonamassa, and Great Lake Swimmers.

More than just a podcast, World United Music has emerged to bring you the best music being made in the 21st century by signed, unsigned and Independent artists.

To all the Artists, be sure to share the podcast episode with your network as it helps bring attention not only to your work but to the work of others as well. That's what the “World United Music” project is all about, bringing attention to all the artists who make great music.

SET: 01


Phoebe Bridgers opens the first set with “Funeral” taken from her 2017 album “Stranger in the Alps”. 

Funeral is a very emotive and powerful song about a teen having to deal with the reality of death while also dealing with her own depression. The lyrics are real and connect on a level that most of can identify with…Truly, A very hard hitting song of life that breaks down the emotional defenses due to its realism and shared experience.

Kane Miller from Lakefield, Ontario, Canada follows with his Aug 31st 2018 single “All We Need”. A light acoustic song with harmonic vocal blends that express the deep feelings of trying to hold onto a relationship that is drifting in a different direction. A song that would have no problem fitting in with Jim Croce and James Taylor. Big thumbs up to Kane Miller.

Peter Case follows with “Ain’t Gonna Worry No More” taken from his 2007 album “Let Us All Praise Sleepy John”. “Ain’t Gonna Worry No More” brings visualization and understanding to a time in history seen through the eyes of the artist as life and events are conveyed through exceptional lyrics and a comforting acoustic safety blanket…a truth tellers tune that engages the listener from the first note…one can almost see the engaged audience silently reflecting around a camp fire…

JD McPherson closes the set with “Precious” taken from his 2015 Album “Let the Good Times Roll”. A song about love and the overwhelming grace of its healing powers. The Magic of “The Platters”, “Sam Cooke” and “The Drifters” come racing back, when I hear this amazing retro 50’s song. It is powerful tune that’s soulfully engaging…it’s hard not to sing along to a song as good as this.


And so, a set of very real and emotionally impacting music coming at you, on the Minstral show.

SET: 02


David Bowie opens the second set with “Lazarus” taken from his January 2016 album “Black Star”. I have to admit, I grieved for 3 days after David Bowie passed away and like all his fans, I never knew the pain that he went through as a Star which he revealed through the videos he made for the album…”Lazarus” in particular shows us what was going through David Bowie’s mind before he died. He was a creative genius right up to his death as the Video for the song attests. Simply brilliant and sobering at the same time.

Roger Waters follows with three songs from his 2017 album “Is this the Life We Really Want”. I believe the songs are meant to be played together starting with “Wait for Her”, then “Oceans Apart” and ending with “Part of Me Died” The songs are poetically expressive and telling of a persons respect for life and then the grief and anger one feels at a world gone insane forgetting its commitment to morality where one cannot go back to sleep once awake to the lies that were sold by evil beings. Roger Waters is a true artist and poet with a voice for the voiceless…

Marqui Adora closes the set with “Away” taken from their 2006 album “White Buildings”.

“Away” Seeks to find an answer or a way to end the dark clouds that hang over us when facing difficult times…we call out to consciousness to help us.


And so, David Bowie, Roger Waters and Marqui Adora help us to connect the dots in what really matters, on the Minstral show.

SET: 03


Continuing on the theme from the last set, David Crosby opens the final set with “Dangerous Night” taken from his 2014 album “Croz”. We truly live in dangerous times with a world turned upside down for profit and so “Dangerous Night” expresses our collective thoughts, anguish and worries on the issues we face when seeing the nightmares we have awakened to.

John Lodge follows with “Get Me Out of Here” taken from his 2017 live album “The 10,000 light years Tour”. The song is about being aware of loosing love while facing ones fears in an uncertain future. An excellent solo effort by the Moody Blues icon John Lodge. Incidentally, John is touring North America in October 2018 so be sure to check out his website for more details.

The king of rockin blues, Joe Bonamassa follows with the title track to his Sept 2018 album “Redemption”. Joe’s new album is truly one of his finest to date and that’s, saying a lot. If you subscribe to his website and youtube channel, you’ll be privy to lot’s of great music in what is a good solid active music channel.

About the song, well, Many of us have been there, Down and out and looking for redemption. An excellent rockin blues tune by the master, Joe Bonamassa.

Great Lake swimmers close the set with “Visions of a Different World” taken from their Sept. 03rd 2018 album “The Waves, The Wake”. Anthony Dekker creates a harmonic vocal masterpiece to express his vision and hope for a different world”. A very soothing song done without instruments…when we listen to the universe, empathic melodic thoughts form in harmony to gently touch the soul…and bring peace of mind…that is “Visions of a Different World”.

Be sure to support the artists by going to their official websites, buying their music and joining their email platforms. Details are in the episode description.

And So, As we pass through Dangerous Nights, get me out of here to find Redemption and Visions of a Different World, on the Minstral Show. See you next week everybody.

The Minstral Show – (Episode 057)


SONGS:

SET 01
Phoebe Bridgers – Funeral
Kane Miller – All We Need
Peter Case – Ain’t Gonna Worry No More
JD McPherson – Precious (Live)

SET 02
David Bowie – Lazarus
Roger Waters – Wait for Her, Oceans Apart, Part of Me Died
Marqui Adora – Away

SET 03
David Crosby – Dangerous Nights
John Lodge – Get Me Out of Here
Joe Bonamassa – Redemption
Great Lake Swimmers – Visions of a Different World

ALSO:

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The World United Music Podcast was carried on 11 different platforms including Anchor FM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Castbox, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, PodBean and of course on our World United Music Blog. You can still find the show on Breaker & PodBean linked below. Hey, “Catch the Wave!”

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Monday, September 10, 2018

The Minstral Show – (Episode 056)




Positive music with themes of love and home on today’s episode of the Minstral show featuring:  Hoobastank, The Fixators, Ivan & Alyosha, Yusuf Cat Stevens, Wheat Fields, The Greek Theatre, Saintseneca, Marqui Adora, Travel Mind Syndrome, The Nadas, Houndmouth & Chris de Burgh.

More than just a podcast, World United Music has emerged to bring you the best music being made in the 21st century by signed, unsigned and Independent artists.

To all the Artists, be sure to share the podcast episode with your network as it helps bring attention not only to your work but to the work of others as well. That's what the “World United Music” project is all about, bringing attention to all the artists who make great music.

SET: 01

Opening today’s program is Hoobastank with the title track of their December 2003 album “The Reason”. This song is a personal favorite of mine in lyric, music and in the passion in which it is delivered. It’s truly a great song of emotional healing. The album went double platinum in the US alone selling 2.3 million copies which is a testament on how good the album is. Incidentally, Hoobastank will be on tour from October to December 2018 for the 15th anniversary of their album “The Reason” so this is a great time to play the song and check out this band if you don’t know them already. Great stuff.

Next up is Sydney Australia’s “The Fixators” with “Rust” taken from their January 2014 album “Colorblind”

Rust is a wonderful Pop rock song about looking back in time…a very well produced sound, full of hooks to send the approval meters into gold territory…it has that summers end feel to it as well, that makes it especially likable as we pass through the days of September looking back with a farewell to summer. A very pleasant and enjoyable song.

Seattle Washington band “Ivan & Alyosha” follow with “Be Your Man” taken from their 2013 album “All the Time We Had”. Another, up beat, feel good, energy booster kind of song that harnesses the youthful excitement boys show when interested in girls. Love this tune. There’s a good video of the song on YouTube that deserves a million more hits so please do check it out…Ivan & Alyosha – Be Your Man

Closing the set is Yusuf Cat Stevens with “See What Love Did to Me” taken from his 2017 album “The Laughing Apple”

The Laughing Apple brings Yusuf's career full circle, as it reunites him with producer Paul Samwell-Smith and guitarist Alun Davies who were prominent collaborators on the 1970's multi-platinum, Tea for the Tillerman.

“See What Love Did to Me” is the wonderful result of Yusuf's search for spiritual meaning put to music that expands the fantastic creative expressions of the Tillerman days. This song is very catchy AND one listen is not enough. I love this tune.


And so we offer, a set of passion, longing and love to pick your spirits up, on the Minstral Show.

SET: 02

Black-heath Australia band “Wheat Fields” kicks off our second set with “Let’s Play” taken from their 2013 Album “Saturnalia”… “Let’s Play” is a laid back psychedelic tune that puts the mind at ease and releases the listener into an expanding universe of mello…I love the state of mind this song leaves me with. It’s really Good stuff.

From Sweden, the Greek Theater follow with “Still Lost at Sea” taken from their 2017 album “Broken Circle”. “Still Lost at Sea” reminds me of the infectious Pop sounds of the 60’s…songs such as “How Can I Be Sure” by The Young Rascals, “You Showed Me” by The Turtles and “You didn’t have to be so nice” by the lovin spoonful come to mind when I hear this song. In fact, I’m convinced that if this song was on the radio back then it would have gone multi platinum for sure…it’s certainly a pleasant and refreshing sound amongst all the noise that passes as pop today…good laid back sounds.

Saintseneca from Columbus Ohio follow with “Beast in the Garden” from their August 31st 2018 release “Pillar of Na”. I love the harmonic sounds in this song, the old and new folk instrument’s and the way the vocals blend with them. It certainly caught my attention the moment the album dropped a few days ago. “Beast in the Garden”

Marqui Adora from Miami Florida follow with their 2008 single “Catch the Sun”. Here’s an upbeat feel good tune that celebrates our youth, through the time and life we spent together with friends…a time when it felt that we could reach out and catch the sun and live forever. If you love singing, this is a good one to sing to.

Marqui Adora have put out some excellent music in the past and certainly deserve mucho radio play…a band I feel that is very underrated.


And so, “Let’s Play” while we’re “Still Out at Sea”, but beware, “The Beast in the Garden”, while trying to “Catch the Sun”, on the Minstral Show.

SET: 03

“Travel Mind Syndrome” from Athens Greece start our final set with “Breeze of Light” taken from their 2010 Album “East Action to Saint Friday”.

“Breeze of Light” is a song that recalls the memories of a past love that sparks a beacon of light to guide the way for that special person to return. Very positive energy by Travel Mind Syndrome.  

“The Nada’s” follow with “Feel Like Home” taken from their 2008 album “Ghosts Inside these Halls”.

"Feel Like Home" is about embracing the familiar while away from home in a strange place. A good connecting song when on the road.

The song is also used as the community anthem for the Des Moines, Iowa "Do More" campaign… What a great choice of songs for a community program. Very positive with a big thumbs up

Houndmouth follows with their 2015 single “Sedona”.

The song refers to “Sedona Arizona” a little town that played host to more than 60 Hollywood movies through the 1920’s to the 1970’s including the first big movie filmed there called “Stagecoach” produced by John Ford. It’s a great little tune that tells the story of the rise and fall of the movie industry there. Sedona!

Chris de Burgh closes today’s program with “Big City Sunday’s taken from his 2014 album “The Hands of Man”. A fantastic album by the way if you haven’t heard it.

“Big City Sunday’s” is a song written with passion with the emotional connection to home. We always feel a little alone when far away and in that loneliness our thoughts often turn to youthful days of home, the place where everything’s ok, the place we live forever.

Be sure to support the artists by going to their official websites, buying their music and joining their email platforms. Details are in the episode description.

You can also find these songs in playlists on the World United Music Blog…@ worldunitedmusicDOTblogspotDOTcom

And so a set of deep connecting music with thoughts of friends we will live forever with, in the places we call home, on the Minstral Show.


See you next week everybody.

The Minstral Show – (Episode 056)


SONGS:

SET 01
Hoobastank – The Reason
The Fixators – Rust
Ivan & Alyosha – Be Your Man
Yusuf Cat Stevens – See What Love Did to Me

SET 02
Wheat Fields – Let’s Play
The Greek Theatre – Still Lost at Sea
Saintseneca – Beast in the Garden
Marqui Adora – Catch the Sun

SET 03
Travel Mind Syndrome – Breeze of Light
The Nadas – Feel Like Home
Houndmouth – Sedona
Chris de Burgh – Big City Sunday’s

ALSO:

Be sure to support the artists by going to their official websites, buying their music and joining their email platforms. (See Links below.)

ARTIST Links:


The World United Music Podcast was carried on 11 different platforms including Anchor FM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Castbox, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, PodBean and of course on our World United Music Blog. You can still find the show on Breaker & PodBean linked below. Hey, “Catch the Wave!”

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Monday, September 3, 2018

The Minstral Show – (Episode 055)




Hello everyone, we’re back after a short break to bring you the best and newest songs of the 21st century featuring: Blackwater Holylight, Factice Factory, Sir Robin & The Longbowmen, Muff, Great Lake Swimmers, Agnes Obel, Lucy Kruger, S.J. Tucker, Wheat Fields, The Hanging Stars, Paul Weller and Chelsea Lee.

More than just a podcast, World United Music has emerged to bring you the best music being made in the 21st century by signed, unsigned and Independent artists.

To all the Artists, be sure to share the podcast episode with your network as it helps bring attention not only to your work but to the work of others as well. That's what the “World United Music” project is all about, bringing attention to all the artists who make great music.

SET: 01

From Portland Oregon, “Blackwater Holylight” starts off the first set with “Sunrise” taken from their April 2018 self titled album “Blackwater Holylight”.

“Sunrise” is an intricate brew of music genres that swirls into a psychedelic pool of mystique, thought and garage rock. A Great new alternative tune to start off today’s episode.

Following Blackwater Holylight is “Factice Factory” from Lievin France with their June 2018 single, “Extinguisher”.

“Extinguisher is a new wave  / dark wave offering that reminds of Gary Numan in all its electro mysterious and futurist atmosphere. It borders on late 70’s early 80’s new wave but is darkly unique with its own signiture. Good sounds from Lievin France.

From Dresden Germany, Sir Robin & The Longbowmen follow with “In the Dark” taken from their January 2016 self Titled album “Sir Robin & The Longbowmen”

“In the Dark” is a good mix of Heavy Psyche and Dark Wave which best describes the atmosphere it invokes on the listener…its like being in the moments of a heavy dream well before waking up. Good song.

Austin Texas band “Muff” close the set with the title track to their August 2018 album “Go Gently”.

One of six great tunes on the album by Rachel LaCoss, Taylor Wallace, Nic Valenzuela, and Scott Lowe.


And so, Good music flows in the 21st century with Sunrise, Extinguisher, In the Dark and Go Gently, on the Minstral show.

SET: 02

Toronto Ontario Band, Great Lake Swimmers starts off the second set with “New Light” taken from their 2009 album “Lost Channels” –

Great Lake Swimmers is built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer / songwriter Tony Dekker… “New Light” being a good soothing example of their melodic music and poetic lyrics, let’s us know that Change, is a constant.

Agnes Obel follows with “Stone” taken from her October 2016 album “Citizen of Glass” - The music is dreamy yet with an aura of shadow and mystique where poetic lyrics gently invites the listener to personal imagery…a very engaging song to be sure.

Up Next is South Africa’s Lucy Kruger with “Heart of Stone” taken from her 2012 debut album “Cut those Strings”.

Sometimes leaving a place can be a good thing in order for the soul to evolve but in leaving, there is always someone left behind. “Heart of Stone” is a song about that experience sung in a very honest and down to earth way. Lucy now makes Berlin Germany her home and has evolved wonderfully into “Lucy Kruger and the Lost Boys”…lot’s of great music to discover there.

S.J. Tucker closes the set with “Storm” taken from her October 2006 album ”Sirens”. The “Storm” signifies our path in life as the gypsy soul wonders across the land to live life and explore it to its fullest…Sometimes it’s better to be the River and not the stone.


And So, change waits for no one as new light shines to turn some of us into stone and others to flight as we begin new journey’s on the road and in the storm ahead called life.

SET: 03

From Black-heath Australia, “Wheat Fields” kicks off our last set with the title track to their May 2013 EP “Saturnalia” –

Saturnalia is a psychedelic pop tune that derives its name from the Ancient Roman celebration held in December to honor Saturn. The song is a harmonic blend of psychedelia and vocals that certainly pleases the ear. Excellent music by Wheat Fields.

London UK Band “The Hanging Stars” follow with “Golden Vanity” taken from their March 2016 Album “Over the Silvery Lake” an awesome album by the way, with its soft psychedelic Americana country vibes and ambiance. What’s not to like? “ Golden Vanity”

Paul Weller follows with “Aspects” a pre-released single from his upcoming September 14th 2018 album “True Meanings”. This will be Paul’s 26th album to date which speaks to Paul’s successful career in music. The song “Aspects” is a reflection of hope and empathy, which are qualities in short supply in today’s world. Good music and great timing.

Closing the set is Virginia state’s Chelsea Lee with “Lucky for You” a song released in 2009 while she was still in high school. It’s a wonderful song that expresses the pains of a break up, yet its sung with hope, bravery and a hidden melancholy at the same time. A masterful song that sent sparks and excitement sky high across YouTube when it first came out….and the magic is still there.

However, her self made video and all her artist links disappeared from YouTube sometime ago but I found the original video on Vimeo and since I’m unable to track down artist links for Chelsea Lee, I have included the Vimeo link in the episode description. So please do visit Chelsey there and leave a comment. “Lucky for You” is a wonderful song not to be missed.

Be sure to support the artists by going to their official websites, buying their music and joining their email platforms. Details are in the episode description.

And now the final set on today’s program in celebration of life and hope for the future. Thanks for joining us everyone and we’ll see you all next week, enjoy the music.

The Minstral Show – (Episode 055)


SONGS:

SET 01
Blackwater Holylight – Sunrise
Factice Factory – Extinguisher
Sir Robin & The Longbowmen – In the Dark
Muff – Go Gently

SET 02
Great Lake Swimmers – New Light
Agnes Obel – Stone
Lucy Kruger – Heart of Stone
S.J. Tucker – Storm

SET 03
Wheat Fields – Saturnalia
The Hanging Stars – Golden Vanity
Paul Weller – Aspects
Chelsea Lee – Lucky for You

ALSO:

Be sure to support the artists by going to their official websites, buying their music and joining their email platforms. (See Details below.)

ARTIST Links:


The World United Music Podcast was carried on 11 different platforms including Anchor FM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Castbox, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, PodBean and of course on our World United Music Blog. You can still find the show on Breaker & PodBean linked below. Hey, “Catch the Wave!”

Catch the Wave!


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