We were on FOX59 in Indianapolis this morning to play an acoustic version of “Stare Into The Sun” and get a little interview in before our concert tonight at the Old National Centre. Click here to watch the full video!
Baeblemusic has an exclusive live concert performance taken from while Graffiti6 was at SXSW. Click here to watch the full performance featuring “Free”, “Stare Into The Sun” and more! While you’re watching, you can enter a contest to win free Graffiti6 merch by leaving a word in the comment section below the video! Good luck and happy watching!
So i spoke too soon and Sean was wrong. Death goes in fours and the fourth is possible the most important of all.
Robin Gibb R.I.P.
Jamie and myself have always been huge fans of the Bee Gees songwriting. Its a shame that their memory and legacy are continuously referenced by the over emphasis on their falsetto voices or their teeth. As an aside, whoever it was that encouraged them to sing like that (if indeed it was encouraged at all), should be bestowed some kind of music marketing life time achievement award cos while everyone was writing about, mocking and generally dismissing them as clowns, these aspects were opening doors, getting them noticed and all the while, the Brothers Gibb were quietly throwing down some of the best songs ever written. Even the songs that made up Saturday Night Fever are a drop in their vast colourful ocean. Their overall songwriting output resonated so much more then those 5 disco nuggets
At the beginning of the tour I got chatting with J and mentioned that for some reason I hadn’t been able to stop singing one of their classic songs ‘To Love Somebody’ And so it was with mad irony, that Jamie mentioned he had only just done an improptu duet with our support act Yuna on our forthcoming tour and VEVO posted it up.
So we decided to give it the G6 vibe and we’ve been playing it every night on the Eric Hutchinson tour, its been going down a storm and the crowd join us every time. It feels so lovely singing it. Its got an almost country twang but has a folky lilt as well and is extraordinary in its simplicity, yet depth of meaning. Id be a happy, contented man if I wrote a song that good.
Heres a YouTube vid someone took of us performing it in Boston.
I’m not gonna dwell on the Gibbs. They were so much more then anyone realised. Thanx for all that Robin. xx
Promise I won’t blog about anymore dead people.
So Donna, you’ve gone the way of too many greats recently. My friend Sean always say deaths go in 3′s, so with Yauch, Chuck Brown and now you, hopefully that’s it for a while.
My first experience of you and your music, were the strange groans that emanated from my tranny radio, underpinned by the dirtiest little bass line that started my unhealthy devotion to the art of boom. “Mum why is that women in pain?” I probably asked, at which point my mum would have rapidly switched over to Radio4.
‘Love to Love You Baby’ was not jus a young mans sniggering wet dream, it was a dynamic slab of pure class soul that set Euro dance on it’s way to defining its own unique style. Understated but majestic at the same time, it had the uncanny knack of suggesting by far the most intriguing aspects of a women’s body, draped in silks in some luxurious penthouse, well it did for me (swiss tony anyone?)
Those compressed octave pianos through loads of reverb seared into my brain (a sound I’ve copied many a time) and then those swooping strings dancing melodically in unison over that euro groove that only an understated Italian could have produced.
But it’s an American that separated it from being jus another musical out take from a dodgy porn movie.
Donna owned that toon from that first searing falsetto “I love to love you baby” and the way she held back on the word “baby”, pure dirt. And then the mighty drop that paved the way for those primeval groans that sadly would plague her in her later Christian rebirth (god didn’t create sex?)
It’s doing the rest of the song a complete disservice to say that the only reason that track broke were those 40 odd seconds.
How could you follow such a work of art?
‘I Feel Love’
Fuck me. I mean literally fuck me. In every way shape and form this is one of the most important records of all time. Yes Day in the Life, Yes Heartbreak Hotel, Yes Smells Like Teen Spirit.
YES, YES, YES!!!
I FEEL LOVE!!!!
It started electronic dance music. It started female pop dance, Madonna, Kylie, Britney, Katy Perry, Rhianna, Nikki Minag, you name it. ‘I Feel Love’ was the blueprint. 16′s sequencer, 4′s kik, spacy clap’s, soft phasy lead string parts and those ‘I’m right hear whispering this shit in you ear, are you ready for me?’ vocals.
I was in love.
To this day when I hear that opening whosh and the grinding B’line, my heart jus flies and I’m moving. It has that same deep rooted spiritual mess head that something like Dark Side of the Moon or the Hindu Mantras have, transcending music and art and lifting you, flying and soaring.
Also the 15 minute Patrick Cowley remix was fantastic for grabbing a quick pee in the mammoth 5 hour DJ sets at Ministry and the like that I used to do!
Did she stop? Did she fuck!
I had to remind myself of her track record.
Last Dance, MacArthur park, Hot stuff, Bad Girls, No More Tears, On The Radio, The Wanderer, She Works Hard for the Money, Dinner with Gershwin and State Of Independence.
Aaaah State of Independence. The scene of many a stupid tearful end of night, early morning, I love u session after one to many. Never has the word ‘yeahyeaheyeahyeaheoooh’ sounded so good.
I love Donna Summer, or rather loved. (when they die is it love or loved?)
If you don’t know anything about her or her music spend an hour in her company. You won’t be disappointed.
You can start here
Graffiti6 has teamed up with Blippar to offer an exclusive interactive T-shirt on their Merch Store. With the Blippar app on your phone, the T-shirt jumps to life, giving you a chance to watch the music video and even put yourself in the shirt. Normally 17.99, Click here to take advantage of our special one day sale where you can purchase the t-shirt and an exclusive silk-screened poster from the video for only $25.00, only while supplies last!
The latest Webisode from VEVO LIFT finds Jamie, Tommy D. and Pete getting a little downtime before a gig in Danbury, CT. Click here to get a little tour of the van and see what the band likes to do for fun in their free time.