Music from the UK – I am Kloot

I Am Kloot are an English band formed in Manchester, in 1999 by John Bramwell (guitar/vocals), Peter Jobson (bass) and Andy Hargreaves (drums).

Here is their Song “Deep Blue See” from their 2003 album “Life in a Day ”

Music from the US – Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington (born February 18, 1981 in Los Angeles ) is an American tenor saxophonist. The musician is mainly active in jazz, acts as a sideman and arranger as well as in many other genres.

This track “MK I” is just  6 days old , love it

Music from the UK – Happy birthday Pete Townshend (70)

„I hope I die before I get old“ lyrics from his great song “My Generation” from 1965 , which reached place two in the UK charts this year in November 25th. 1965 , the year when the Beatles released “Help”, the Rolling Stones “Satisfaction” .

Pete Townshend was and is still the head of the Rock group “The Who ” born May 19th 1945.

Music from Finland – Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät

Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, often referred to only as PKN, is a Finnish punk band.

The four band members Pertti Kurikka, Kari Aalto, Sami Light and Toni Välitalo living with mental disabilities. The band gained international recognition through the film ThePunk Syndrome, which is a documentary about the band. The film by JukkaKärkkäinen and JaniPetteri Passi won the Tampere Film Festival in 2012 and the audience award.
2015  Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät successfully took part at the Finnish national final for the Euro Vision Song Contest 2015  and won it with the song Aina mun pitää (in Englih : I always have). Therefore they represent Finland in this competition.

I always have to clean up
I always have to wash up
I always have to see the doc
I always have to go to work

Can’t go to my PC
Can’t watch my TV
Can’t even see my mates

I always have to stay at home
I always have to do things
I always have to eat properly
I always have to drink properly

So no candy for me
No soft drinks for me
Not even alcohol

I always have to rest
I always have to sleep
I always have to wake up
I always have to take a shower

Music from the US – R.I.P. B. B. King

BB King (born September 16, 1925 in Itta Bena, Mississippi;; † May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA with civil name Riley B. King) was one of the most influential blues guitarists and – singer and one of the “three Kings of electric blues”, next to Albert King and Freddie King. He died yesterday at the age of 89.

The thrill is gone
The thrill is gone away
The thrill is gone baby
The thrill is gone away
You know you done me wrong baby
And you’ll be sorry someday

Music from the German Democratic Republic – Herbst

A year before the two german countries reunited , the band Herbst (autumn) asked on a gig for minute of silence for the victims of the massacre of Tiananmen Square in Beijing . After this gig they been banned for further live performances . With a trick , the band steals the tape with the soundtrack and  smuggle it to West Berlin. The track “Backschischrepublik” becomes in 1990 a hit in west germany .(Tourists give a baksheesh (tip) in Islamic countries in general  for services or favors.