Hess is more

I går aftes var vi til koncert med Hess is More med Mikkel Hess som frontmand. Vi har tidligere oplevet dem her i NY til et album release party sidste sommer, og syntes det var super godt, så derfor ville vi også gerne opleve dem denne gang.

Det var deres sidste koncert af deres torsdags optræden i Nublu. Stedet var ikke noget fancy men super til denne koncert.

Vi kom lidt for tidligt, men det betød så bare at vi fik en lille sludder med Mikkel Hess, super flink gut.

De var desværre lidt sløv til at komme igang, men da de først var kommet på den mini scene der var, så gav de den fuld skrue og alle som var kommet, gav den max gas.

Efter min mening er Hess is more et af de få band som er meget bedre live, end på album.

Typisk Hess is more, så var der underholdning i den skøre kaliber, denne gang i form at et yoga-hold som udførte Yoga mens bandet spillede.

Lidt videoer fra aften:

Ikke det bedste billede desværre, men kan I se hvem der også var tilstede?

Nemlig Henrik Vibskov

Free Summer Concerts in New York City

Hvis man er frisk på at stå tidligt op, så kan man rent faktisk komme til et par gratis koncerter midt i New York med fx. Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5, Lady gaga, Enrique Iglesias, John Mayer, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna o.m.fl.

Det er The Today Show and Good Morning America som afholder disse koncerter ifbm. deres morgentv.

Koncerterne starter kl. 07.00 om morgnen og afholdes plaza at Rockefeller Center (between 49th and 50th St. near 5th Ave.) og Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (near the park entrance at Fifth Avenue and East 69th Street).

Man kan ikke bestille billetter eller plads i forvejen, da det er først til mølle princippet – alle koncerterne afholdes primært om fredagen dog med enkelte afvigelser.

NBC Today Show – Free Summer Concert:

  • 4. juni – Justin Bieber
  • 8. juni – Christina Aguilera
  • 11. juni – Rascal Flatts
  • 18. juni – James Taylor & Carol King
  • 25. juni – Maxwell
  • 02. juli – Maroon 5
  • 09. juli – Lady Gaga
  • 16. juli – Enrique Iglesias
  • 23. juli – John Mayer
  • 30. juli – Carrie Underwood
  • 06. august – Train
  • 13. august – KeSha
  • 20. august – Keith Urban
  • 27. august – Katy Perry

(se mere her: NBC Today Show – Free Summer Concert )

The Good Morning America – Free Summer Concert

  • 28. maj – Sugarland
  • 4. juni – Diddy — Dirty Money
  • 12. juni – Norah Jones & Sarah McLachlan
  • 18. juni – Miley Cyrus
  • 25. juni – Alicia Keys
  • 02. juli – Mary J. Blige
  • 09. juli – To be Announced
  • 16. juli – Th Go-Go´s
  • 23. juli – Sheryl Crow
  • 30. juli – Black Eyed Peas
  • 06. august – To be Announced
  • 13. august – Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato, Camp Rock 2
  • 20. august – Rihanna
  • 27. august – Lady Antebellum

(se mere her: The Good Morning America – Free Summer Concert )

Music about New York #10

Mit valg af musik er denne gang faldet på fantastiske John Lennon og nummeret New York City.

Husk hvis du er/tager til New York, at besøge Strawberry Fields i Central Park – fortæller mere om stedet senere.

(ikke være mig muligt at finde en musikvideo ).

Teksten til sangen:

Standing on the corner
Just me and yoko ono
We was waiting for jerry to land
Up come a man with the guitar
in his hand
Singing “have a marijuana if you can”
His name was Davis Peel
And we found that he was real
He sangs”The pope smokes
dope everyday”
Up come a police man shoved
us up the street
Singin, “power to the
people today!”

NYC…NYC…NYC
Que pasa Ny?…Que pasa NY?

Well we went to max’s
Kansas City
Got down the nitty gritty
With the Elephants Memory
Band
Laid something down
As the news spread around
About the Plastic Ono
Elephants Memory Band!
Well we played some funky
boogie
And laid some tutti frutti
Singing “Long tall sally’s
a man”
Up come a preachman trying to be a teacher
Singing “God’s a red herring in grag!”

NYC…NYC…NYC
Que pasa Ny?…Que pasa NY?
Well we did the Staten
Island Ferry
Making movies for the telly
Played the fillmore and
Apollo for freedom,
Tried to shake our image
Just a cycling through
the village
But found that we had left it
back in london.
Well nobody came to bug us,
hustle ud or shove us
so we decided to make it
our home
If the man wants to shove
us out
We gonna jump and shout
The Statue of Liberty said,
“come!”

NYC…NYC…NYC
Que pasa Ny?…Que pasa NY?

NYC down in the village
What a bad-ass city!
Que pasa Ny?…Que pasa NY?

Music about New York #9

Søndag igen igen = musiknr.

I dag har jeg valgt nummeret Washington Square med Counting Crows

Teksten til sangen:

I sold my piano
It couldn’t come with me
I locked up my bedroom
And I walked out into the air
When nothing I needed
Is left there behind me
I walk out through the shadows
Of Washington Square

I wandered the highways from Dublin to Berkeley
And I heard the songbirds of Valley Paurine
I love like a fountain
And it left me with nothing
Just the memories of walking through Washington Square

Now I live in the shadows
Where light is electric
And time is a number
That rests on a wall

And nobody knows me
My friends and my family
Are as far from this city
As Washington Square

So cover this warm night
In a blanket of starlight
Then I’ll follow this freeway
Out into the air

In case you should wonder
And wanted to find me
I’m traveling homeward to Washington Square
I’m traveling homeward to Washington Square
Washington Square
Washington Square

(kilde: http://www.azlyrics.com)

(Sunday once again = music
Today I’ve chosen number Washington Square by Counting Crows)

Music about New York #8

Søndag igen, og det betyder et stykke musik om New York, mit valg er denne gang faldet på New York Was Great med The Raveonettes.

(kilde: www.youtube.com)

Teksten til sangen:

And New York Was Great And We Loved It All
And New York Was Great And We Loved It All
But Time Was Riding Fast Upon My Shoulders
What A Shame
What A Shame
What A Shame

The Nighttime Was Painted Black With Fun
The Nighttime Was Painted Black With Fun
But All The Time The Light Shone It Through It All
What A Drag
What A Drag
What A Drag

And In Bars Drunk We Knew It All
And Promises We Spilled Out In The Night
And Promises We Spilled Out In The Night
What A Trip
What A Trip
What A Trip

And The Stars We Plucked From Great Black Skies
And The Stars We Plucked From New York Skies
We Placed Them All In Front Of Us And Laughed
What A Trip
What A Trip
What A Trip

Music about New York #7

I dag syntes jeg vil skal lytte til U2´s nr. New York. U2 kører for nogen år siden igennem hele manhattan på ladet af en lastbil mens de spillede live – se det gad jeg godt have oplevet live.

(kilde: www.youtube.com)

Teksten til sangen:

In New York freedom looks like too many choices
In New York I found a friend to drown out the other voices
Voices on the cell phone
Voices from home
Voices of the hard sell
Voices down the stairwell
In New York, just got a place in New York

In New York summers get hot, well into the hundreds
You can’t walk around the block without a change of clothing
Hot as a hairdryer in your face
Hot as a handbag and a can of mace
In New York, I just got a place in New York
New York, New York

In New York you can forget, forget how to sit still
Tell yorself you will stay in
But it’s down to Alphabet

New York, New York, New York
New York, New York, New York

The Irish have been coming here for years
Feel like they own the place
They got the airport, city hall, asphalt, dance floor, they even got the police

Irish, Italians, Jews and Hispanics
Religious nuts, political fanatics in the stew,
Living happily not like me and you
That’s where I lost you… New York

New York, New York, New York
New York, New York, New York
New York

In New York I lost it all to you and your vices
Still I’m staying on to figure out my mid life crisis
I hit an iceberg in my life
You know I’m still afloat
You lose your balance, lose your wife
In the queue for the lifeboat

You got to put the women and children first
But you’ve got an unquenchable thirst for New York

New York, New York
New York, New York

In the stillness of the evening
When the sun has had its day
I heard your voice a-whispering
Come away now

New, New York
New, New York

(Sunday again, which means this week’s music about New York. Today I think we should listen to U2, and their number New York.)

Music about New York #6

I dag syntes jeg at vi skal høre nummeret med Kings of Leon og deres nr. Manhattan.

(kilde: www.youtube.com)

Teksten til sangen:

Well
I could dance all night
And some of the day
That’s how I play
That’s how I play

I say who are you
No matter who you are
So you dance all night
And you dance all day

I say
I say

Gonna build a fire
Gonna smoke it up
Gonna sip this wine
And pass the cup

These avenues and
These reseviors
We gonna show this town
How to kiss these stars

I say
I say

You’ve come to kill
Gonna spend it high
Your parents grieve
I know they are right

And then talking to you
Well they calm you down
So it’s all for you
Who let you down

I say
I say
I say
I say

Just wanna take you hand
I’m gonna drive you home
Just gonna keep on
Keep on, keep on
And you gonna have a rest.