Sunday, 31 January 2010

Great Musicians (Unknown) I: Elmwood Band

Elmwodd is jazz fusion Band and it's incredible, all four members are amazing:

Ruston Kelly (Guitar/Vocals)
Nash Johnson (Bass/Vocals)
Derek Haight (Saxophone)(I really like the Saxophone solos)
Donnie Marple (Drums)

If I was to compare them to a more famous band, I would say Dave Mathews Band.

Here is a clip of my favourite tune Snakebite performed live:

At their official site you can download a free song "Dreaming Little Things".

At the Internet Archive there are bunch of legal live performances you can download, I tried this one and it has a good nice sound.

And here it's their MySpace page .

Will They ever be famous?
Tell me what you think!

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Great Musicians (Famous) I: Katy Perry (really)

I didn't expect to do a post about Katy Perry when I started this blog, then i saw a video of a Jazzy version of  "I Kissed a Girl" which was nice, so I decided to show you that version, which in my opinion is better than the original (Not that I really cared much for the "commercial" version). 

Here it is:

I would like to thank youngForcemusic for uploading the video.

What do you think better or worse, please comment!

Hope you enjoyed it!

Friday, 29 January 2010

Humour Sketch I: Little Britain

A classic Little Britain moment:

Do you enjoy Little Britain?

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Great Films I : Adam (2009)

Description :
"Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbour, Beth."

Adam is love story about man with Asperger's syndrome, and his struggles to cope with that condition in every day life.
The film manages to bring awareness to Asperger's syndrome without ever forgetting the story, by balancing and connecting both aspects of the story really well, and managing to be funny at times.
Both Hugh Dancy (Adam) and Rose Byrne (Beth) deliver great performances, and I also liked Frankie Faison (Harlan) who played the supporting yet very important role of Adam's ever-present friend.

It's a picture really worth seeing, you will learn from it and still get a great story!

Movie Poster:


Now some additional info and links:

Asperger's Syndrome on the always reliable wikipedia[/sarcasm].

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Tell me what you think...

Great Guitarists I : Gareth Pearson

Gareth Pearson is a welsh fingerstyle guitarist in the style of Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins and many more.He is only around twenty(not sure of the exact age) but he has already performed in many important festivals, including The Montreal Jazz Festival and Raalte String Festival, toured with great guitarists such as Tommy Emmanuel and Andy Mckee, and has an Album(EP) called Adrenaline Rush, with four originals out of six songs.

Here is one of his songs "The Beauty of Discipline":

And a cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean":

I hope to see him live on day!

You should check him out on you tube there are loads of videos of his live performances, and he also has an official you tube account:

And the official website:

Hope you enjoy is music, and voice your opinion!

Contemporary Madness

Hi there!

To start this blog I will answer a series of possible\probable Frequently Asked Questions:

Why "Contemporary Madness"?
I was tired of looking for an available html address, and i was looking all over the place when i saw a dictionary of contemporary English. I thought the word "contemporary" was pretty much in sync with what I was going for. I was also getting mad looking for an available address hence "Contemporary Madness".

What will this blog be about?
To narrow it down everything.
Now for the serious answer:
I don't want to limit my self it terms of topics, but I can tell you a few that i have in mind.
Independent films that I like but don't have a lot of publicity, music that isn't really out there such as artist from you tube or genres that don't get much attention, probably I will have some books, interesting tech and a lot more that is yet to cross my mind.

Why English and not your native language(Portuguese)?
For two reasons one is that the universe of readers is much bigger
, the other is that I need to practise my English so that my years spending money learning it, don't go to waste.(Any Comments regarding english inaccuracies are welcome)

Now that the FAQ is done comes the final statement....of the post not the blog i don't intend to end the blog after one post, I am not that irresolute(had to google that word, see already learning).

Here it goes:
I hope to have the drive and the will to write almost everyday, and I also want this to last for more than a month.

Best of luck to me...

...and to you on your life endeavours.