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Scritti Politti drummer from the 1970s Tom Worley put this fascinating tribute together of the great leader Nelson Mandela who passed away yesterday at 95. He has also been involved in the Piece One Day initiative and works with an organisation that helps companies build teamwork through music.
Thanks for these great contributions Tom! Nelson Mandela is one of my heroes and his legacy of freedom and democracy in South Africa will live on for generations.
Live from Three Kings in Clerkenwell. Robyn Hitchcock and friends played the Beatles album Revolver in honour of its 40th birthday.
We have two more clips from the Nick Drake tribute concerts, both from Glasgow. The first one is Fruit Tree, the second is Free Ride.
We got a video from a kind person with a camera from the Nick Drake tribute concert Way too blue performed in Glasgow.
If someone can tell me which song this is and who the other performers are, i will add it to this post. Teddy Thompson and Lisa Hannigan are the other two performers. The song is Way to blue. Thanks Carla for the information!
Some more clips from the Christmas party in the Luminaire last Decembre came our way. And this time they are way bigger!
The Robert E Lee song, 2 collaborations with Alexis, some clip named Casio (dont’t really know if thatis the name.. someone?) and a little scritti chrismas ditty…
Ooh… and the other clips posted the other day are updated too!
Scritti Christmas party, Luminaire, December 17, 2007
Thanks to David C we can show you some small clips of the christmas gig last December 17th in the Luminaire , London. Three complete clips: The Word Girl, Unfrozen and Forgiven. The clips themselves are very small, so you won’t be able to see a lot of detail.
Edit: we got some larger versions of the clips… thanks David!
But still, enjoy!
And of course a happy new year to all of you. Who knows what 2008 wil bring!
(Still not holding my breath, but that is the old scritti fan speaking, used to years and years of silence…)
The Word Girl
What a treat! The Word Girl, Die Alone, Brushed with Oil, Petrococadollar and D to the O for you viewing and listening pleasure. Thanks David C for letting us publish these clips. Me personally… to hear the Word Girl performed live, one of my favourite songs all time, was quite touching really. It’s not the same as being there of course, but to hear this is such a joy!
Sidenote: the sound is a bit too loud, i know.. better turn the volume down a bit. Will try to get better quality conversion this week… was a bit of a struggle to get it all done.
Akemi recorded ‘Summer Sonic special program’ on TV Asahi (CH10). Green’s interview is short, but funny.
Found this short, but nice, Wood Beez clip from Summer Sonic 06 in Tokyo on YouTube. Sounds good. Enjoy it.additional : a 45 sec clip of The Sweetest Girl live on Google Video. I don’t know which venue exactly, looks like The Luminaire.
Shai Productions has created this rather interesting interview with Green. Green drinking beer, Green buying a Martin, Green decorating objects with a Green pen and more.
Just in case you’re wondering what this is all about (yes, the Shai Productions’ website is another fine lesson for French wannabies), here you go:
With a name like that we swear it is a name of an old Italian DJ from 90’s who released thousand of mixes for Cote d’Azur DJ’s and Ibiza dancing Clubs. But we must go back to the70’s/80’s to find the name Scritti Politti. And must of all, far from Italy as the men behind this group is Welsh and named Green Gartside.
The group had is glory during is decline like Joy Division, Gang Of Four, and others who became cult groups or totally forgotten.
Wellknown but never known (appreciated by professional but ignored by the public except some hit singles). Scritti have tried a come back in 1999 but with total indifference. Not decouraged Gartside is back to is first love with White Bread Black Bear…
Green also did this when he was in Paris, May 2006. Oh boy I miss Paris… haven’t been there in 2 years…
John wants to show you his Scritti collection (video – 4 mb, 2:28 minutes).
Sheena stood in front of the stage and made some clips, which she send to us! John did his magic again, so voila!
Thanks David C for filming at the free gig last friday at Tate Britain. Thanks John for making all the vids suitable for showing online. As youwill see, it was quite dark, and there was no stage, but the sound is quite good. Enjoy!
If someone told me a year ago i would be going to my third scritti gig by the middle of this year, i would have called him a dreamer. But there i was, looking up at the Scala sign on the building in Camden, just a minute’s walk away from Kings Cross. It was still early in the afternoon, i had already checked into my hotel conveniently 3 streets away, and i decided to check out the Scala. I peeked into the one open door, but all was dark inside, so i decided to take a stroll through the area on this shiny summerday.
Before i talk about the gig, you might wanna take a peek at the couple of clips i made during the evening. I had my goal set on The ‘Sweetest’ Girl, Skank Bloc Bologna and Woodbeez, but was sidetracked by the loveliness of Am I Right In Thinking, so i could only get a minute of Woodbeez. Gotta invest in a bigger card for the camera! The sound is not all that, but you might get a glimps of what is what like.
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The Dutch VPRO (broadcasting for TV,radio and Internet) has recorded a video of Green performing 3 songs in the elevator of Hotel Vondel in Amsterdam on May 11th 2006. Very cool.
Update: The Real Audio stream contained some bad characters. I have corrected the link.
Some more video’s added to the video section. Boom There She Was and a japanese video of Umm, which is mostly a re-edit of the Making of Anomie & Bonhomie. More japanese footage, an interview, another interview and a talk about Scritti Politti, with no subtitles, so your japanese has got to be quite good!
I have seen Miles Davis perform Perfect Way many times here in The Hague, Holland, at the North Sea Jazz Festival. The best gigs for me were those with John Scofield on guitar. But this speedy version is also right on the money I must say!
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