2016: A year marked by unexpected deaths of "Saying farewell to so many"
....in domino styled fashion.
2016: Dumb, dumber, Trumpest. (bad press is good news)
2016: The medium is definitely the message (trending)
2016: JoosTVD (glad I did) release 2 albums:
Open Up My Parachute (april 2016)
Received some fine reviews/feedback and radio exposure. Songs aired: Chalky, Dancing Dutchman, Everything Is A-Okay, It's A Struggle Honey, Parachute, Jump For Your life, Cosmopolitan Circus.
For Your Pleasure Vol.3 (instrumentals for videomakers) (september 2016)
2016: Musical high and lows
My oh my, what a wealth of tunes to listen to! Music for everyone. Mostly the extensive reissues and archive releases (King Crimson, ELP, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd) dominated my listening hours.
Field Music, Jacob Collier, Ezperanza Spalding and Snarky Puppy represent the younger talents.
Of the 2016 releases I was dissapointed by: Sting, (man you just needed the Police!), Jeff Beck (is he for real? he's a guest on his own album!), Laura Mvula (her debut was just too good, the songs don't linger this time) and Michael Kiwanuka (not bad, too heavy-handed, retrofactor is too big, difficult second album).
My favourite albums of 2016:
Field Music - Commontime
David Bowie - Blackstar
Snarky Puppy - Family Dinner Volume Two
Jacob Collier - In My Room
Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
Adrian Belew - Flux By Belew Volume One
David Crosby - Lighthouse
Alyn Shipton- Nilsson (there's only one Harry!)
Alejandro Jodorowsky- The Dance Of Reality (magic)
Alejandro Jodorowsky- Sacred Trickery (more magic)
Carly Simon - Boys in the Trees A Memoir (selreflecting)
Chrissie Hynde- Reckless (tough lady)
Gary Wright- DreamWeaver (spiritual)
Kerry Acker- Nina Simone Women in the Arts (intense)
Michael Sheridan- A Man Called Harris (rugby)
Ruth Pointer- Still So Excited (sisters)
Holly Warren- A Man Called Destruction Alex Chilton (loner)
2017? Bring it on.