Music from Australia – Mat McHugh // Singer-Songwriter

Mat McHugh is an Australian singer-songwriter, featuring the popular Australian band “The Beautiful Girls”. His song “Strange Days” made me thinking about what’s going on these days already for a while. For sure a great song with nice lyrics:

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Music from the UK – Robert Plant (Happy Birthday !)

Robert Anthony Plant, CBE (born August 20, 1948 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire) is an English rock musician. From 1968 to 1980 he was the lead singer of the British rock band Led Zeppelin.

Today is his 65th birthday , Happy Birthday Robert !

Here is one song of his solo career ” Shine it all around ”

Morning Dew

and the legendary Kashmir , together with Led Zeppelin

Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed

Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear
But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear
Oh, oh.

Oh, I been flying… mama, there ain’t no denyin’
I’ve been flying, ain’t no denyin’, no denyin’

All I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground
And my eyes fill with sand, as I scan this wasted land
Trying to find, trying to find where I’ve been.

Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace, like thoughts inside a dream
Heed the path that led me to that place, yellow desert stream
My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon, I will return again
Sure as the dust that floats high in June, when movin’ through Kashmir.

Oh, father of the four winds, fill my sails, across the sea of years
With no provision but an open face, along the straits of fear
Ohh.

When I’m on, when I’m on my way, yeah
When I see, when I see the way, you stay-yeah

Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, when I’m down…
Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, well I’m down, so down
Ooh, my baby, oooh, my baby, let me take you there

Let me take you there. Let me take you there

 

Music from China – Ai WeiWei

Ai Weiwei ( born August 28, 1957 in Beijing) is a Chinese conceptual artist, sculptor and curator and …..now he released his first Heavy Metal single “Dumbass” from his first album “The Divine Comedy”

Ai Weiwei is one of the well-known goverment-critical persons of China , and was imprisoned from April to June 2011.

“This video was not shot for me, and this song, I am not singing for myself,” Ai said. “This is dedicated to all those people who do not have the opportunity to raise their voice, who will never be able to raise their voices. This is not just one generation. In the past 60 years there have been innumerable amounts of people who have been killed or sent away from their homes, even tortured to death.”

“Dumbass (Explicit Lyrics)” 

When you’re ready to strike, he mumbles about non-violence.
When you pinch his ear, he says it’s no cure for diarrhea.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life’s invincible.
Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life’s invincible.
Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass! Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass!
Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass! Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass!
Lalalalala, lalalalala Lalalalala, lalalalala
Lalalalala, lalalalala Lalalalala, lalalalala

Stand on the frontline like a dumbass, in a country that puts out like a hooker.
The field’s full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.
The field’s full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.
Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life’s invincible.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
The field is full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.
The field’s full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.

Music from the US – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

“Man on Fire” is a song by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

You can read more about them, and listen to another one of their songs here.

I like the deep lyrics aswell as the dynamic sound. When listening to the song with headphones you can really hear the stereo mixing.

Music from India – Debdas Baul

Debdas Baul with his sons and colleagues sings his original song at the bank of the Ajoy River in West Bengal. This is from Charlie Steiner’s upcoming documentary on the Bauls called “Ami Pagol – I Am Crazy.” after a 1min the music starts and please listen to the wise lyrics