Entries in tribute (12)

Thursday
Dec282017

James Blake Performs 'Vincent'

Don McLean's 1971 song 'Vincent' is a bittersweet tribute to Vincent Van Gogh.  McLean was inspired after reading a book about the life of the artist, and the song has just been revisited by one of the most inspiring artists of our time.  This video captures James Blake performing 'Vincent' live in the studio, and gives new life to a beautiful song about a legendary artist.

James Blake 'Vincent' from James Blake on Vimeo.

'Vincent' described in McLean's own words: "In the autumn of 1970 I had a job singing in the school system, playing my guitar in classrooms. I was sitting on the veranda one morning, reading a biography of Van Gogh, and suddenly I knew I had to write a song arguing that he wasn’t crazy. He had an illness and so did his brother Theo. This makes it different, in my mind, to the garden variety of 'crazy’ – because he was rejected by a woman [as was commonly thought]. So I sat down with a print of Starry Night and wrote the lyrics out on a paper bag."

Hear the Don McLean's original version of 'Vincent' here

Tuesday
Feb072017

Happy Birthday JDILLA!

Artwork by @itsbigmitch of fingersonblast / littlegreenghouls

Saturday
Jan072017

'Peace Phife' by Dres The Black Sheep feat Red Alert, Chi Ali, Sadat X

 Here's a very cool tribute to the man Phife Dawg from some of our favorite MC's. Native Tongues fam Chi Ali, Dres The Black Sheep, Sadat X and Red Alert all pay their heartfelt respects to the Trini Gladiator. You're gonna love this:

Sunday
Sep042016

Flight Facilities - Apollo (Willy Wonka Edit)

 

Australian super producer/dj team Flight Facilities just released this special edit of their tune 'Apollo' as a tribute to the brilliant Gene Wilder. They posted this alongside the song:

After hearing of Gene Wilder's passing, there seems no better time to post this. When we made Apollo back in 2013, it was based on 'Pure Imagination' (some of you may have heard it in our live show). No doubt many of you have special memories of Gene's 'Willy Wonka', particularly this song. That's why we've chosen to share this with you.

RIP Gene Wilder 1933-2016

Download Link: 
https://www.sendspace.com/file/aun242


Saturday
May282016

'Flamenco For Gord' by Feist

 The outrageously talented and great Leslie Feist has covered 'Flamenco' by The Tragically Hip as a tribute to the amazing Gord Downie. We love you Gord!