Jorja Smith: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Jorja Smith: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

June 11, 2018 | Sidney Madden -- It's a good thing the weather was gloomy the day Jorja Smith rolled in for her Tiny Desk concert. Even though the skies threatened rain and thunder, the overcast light lingering in our dimmed office space allowed the teardrop pendant lights, hung from the ceiling by her lighting team, to cast the desk in a warm, honey-hued glow. And while the nimble guitar strings and double-time drums of her supporting band was enough to dizzy the focus in the room, it was the U.K. singer's slow, silky cadence that anchored the performance in tranquility. As Smith worked her way up the scales to each high note in "On My Mind" (a track usually sung over a reverberated garage beat) and "Teenage Fantasy" (a ballad to love lost written when she was 16), there wasn't an ounce of pressure evident in her face or body language. When she closed her eyes to deliver the rap verse of "Blue Lights," the anti-injustice song that first positioned her as a SoundCloud darling in 2016, a hush fell over the room in awe of her precision. Though Smith's boldface collaborations to date range from Drake to Kali Uchis, her debut album Lost & Found is free of featured acts. Much like this Tiny Desk performance, those 12 tracks show off Smith's talent in a minimalist way — musing about life and love with the ambiguity and sense of agency that only comes with newfound freedom. After she finished, but before retreating to the comfort of Supreme sweats, Smith and her band bestowed the Tiny Desk with a blue lava lamp signed by every member. Keep an eye out for that Easter egg in future episodes. Set List "On My Mind" "Teenage Fantasy" "Blue Lights" MUSICIANS Jorja Smith, Femi Koleoso, Benjamin Totten, Mutale Chashi, Amane Suganami CREDITS Producers: Sidney Madden, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Beck Harlan, Bronson Arcuri; Lighting: Tyler C. Trofatter; Production Assistant: Bobby Carter; Photo: Eslah Attar/NPR.

Sinéad Harnett - If You Let Me - acoustic for In Bed with at Reeperbahn Festival 2017

Sinéad Harnett - If You Let Me - acoustic for In Bed with at Reeperbahn Festival 2017

gofundme.com/save-the-in-bed-with-sessions  A few days ago all our equipment got stolen. We will not be able to continue with *In Bed with* without your help. Please care, share and donate if you can. We were so lucky to meet Sinéad Harnett at Reeperbahn Festival 2017 and do this wonderful In Bed with session with her. She played this amazing acoustic version of *If You Let Me* for us and covered Frank Ocean's *Self Control* for our *Under The Covers* plalyist. And of course we filmed a super nice classic In Bed with interview. more books and music you will love: on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katrin_bpunkt https://www.instagram.com/inbedwith_booksandmusic/ twitter: https://twitter.com/Katrin_Bpunkt facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inbedwithsessions/ goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ibw_myfavouritebooks related videos: more from Reeperbahn Festival 2017 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtgEfQp4gOCctkR4xPX5gLLDKcO8YVli_ more artists from the UK: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtgEfQp4gOCfFa35aBWR-0KjjoY2F31LV watch the cover: https://youtu.be/udxBw9_60YQ watch the interview: https://youtu.be/MSO-oBorf9c

Sinead O’Connor: 'I Love About My Mother That She’s Dead'

Sinead O’Connor: 'I Love About My Mother That She’s Dead'

In an emotional interview, singer Sinead O'Connor opens up about her ambivalent relationship with her mother, who she claims abused her as a child. http://drphil.com Subscribe to Dr. Phil: http://bitly.com/SubscribeDrPhil LIKE us on Facebook: http://bitly.com/DrPhilFacebook Follow us on Twitter: http://bitly.com/DrPhilTwitter Dr. Phil uses the power of television to tell compelling stories about real people. The Dr. Phil show provides the most comprehensive forum on mental health issues in the history of television. For over a decade, Dr. McGraw has used the show's platform to make psychology accessible and understandable to the general public by addressing important personal and social issues. Using his top-rated show as a teaching tool, he takes aim at the critical issues of our time, including the "silent epidemics" of bullying, drug abuse, domestic violence, depression, child abuse, suicide and various forms of severe mental illness.

The Greatest Busk on Grafton Street :: Bono and Glen Hansard busking with friends

The Greatest Busk on Grafton Street :: Bono and Glen Hansard busking with friends

If you have enjoyed this video please consider sponsoring my music films via Patreon and help me continue to make more https://www.patreon.com/mylesoreilly Bono, Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, Sinéad O'Connor, Liam Ó Maonlaí go busking on a packed Grafton Street to raise money for homeless charities The Simon Community and the Peter McVerry Trust All music my music films are available to watch free of charge at http://www.arbutusyarns.net

John Grant: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

John Grant: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

John Grant's songs don't mess around: The music isn't complicated, while the lyrics function as darts of retort and thought. His album Pale Green Ghosts is decorated with synthesizers, his voice often drenched in reverb; those tools and textures help make the record strong and everlasting. So when Grant came to the Tiny Desk with just an acoustic guitarist — and wanted to play piano himself — I feared that the power of the songs I'd come to love wouldn't translate amid such bare sounds. I was wrong, and his music was just right. The lyrics rush forward and hit hard. Try this line from the first song he performs, "Where Dreams Go to Die": Baby, you're where dreams go to die I regret the day your lovely carcass caught my eye Grant is known to some as the singer from the Denver band The Czars, but these days he lives in Iceland. He recently helped translate the best-selling Icelandic album from Ásgeir Trausti into English. Pale Green Ghosts is his second album on his own, though he did have help from the band Midlake when he recorded Queen of Denmark in 2010. The two solo records and much of his writings are deeply personal, touching on his sexuality and his battles with drugs and alcohol. Stripped to its core, this material gets even stronger — and here's proof. --BOB BOILEN SET LIST "Where Dreams Go To Die" "Sigourney Weaver" "It Doesn't Matter To Him" CREDITS Producers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Olivia Merrion; Production Assistant: Alex Schelldorf; photo by Alex Schelldorf/NPR

Barry Douglas: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Barry Douglas: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

June 3, 2016 by TOM HUIZENGA • Barry Douglas knows a few things about handing down traditions. In this Tiny Desk performance, he passes along the musical heritage of his Irish homeland in the form of old Celtic songs he's arranged for solo piano. Douglas has also been on the receiving end of tradition. If you set up a kind of Ancestry.com for pianists, Douglas could claim a pretty impressive pedigree. One of his teachers, Felicitas LeWinter, studied with a pupil of Franz Liszt. Another of his tutors, Maria Curcio, was taught by Artur Schnabel, whose teacher's teacher was a man named Beethoven. All that training helped Douglas take home the gold medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. Douglas starts with the oldest of the songs, "The Coolin," which in its original language (An Chúileann) translates to "The Fair-Haired Girl." The lyric can be traced back to about 1641, while the melody itself, some argue, is even older. He dresses the tune in Baroque trills and a theme and variations format displaying a variety of moods. Two quick tunes follow. The hard-driving "Planxty Dillon" is a dance that dates from the early 18th century. And "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy," of similar vintage, originates in Scotland but quickly became popular in England and North America under alternate titles such as "Black Jack Davy." Douglas finishes with "My Lagan Love," a song of dubious origins yet covered by everyone from John McCormack and Sinéad O'Connor to Pete Seeger and Dusty Springfield. Inspired by the river Lagan in Ireland's northern Donegal (hear the rippling in Douglas' left hand), the song defines the melancholy Irish air, making a direct hit on the heart. Set List: "The Coolin (arr. Douglas)" "Planxty Dillon (arr. Douglas)'" "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (arr. Douglas)" "My Lagan Love (arr. Douglas)" Credits: Producers: Tom Huizenga, Niki Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Kara Frame; Production Assistant: Jackson Sinnenberg; Photo: Emily Bogle/NPR. For more Tiny Desk concerts, subscribe to our podcast: http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510292/tiny-desk-concerts-video

Sinead O Connor - WAR - SNL

Sinead O Connor - WAR - SNL

**note** I am claiming fair use of this work. This video is posted exclusively for educational and analytical reasons. *********************************** Long before it became common knowledge that the Catholic Church supports and covers up child abuse and child rape, Sinead O'Connor shocked the world by calling out the Pope as the leader of an evil organization on The sketch comedy/music TV show Saturday Night Live. The audience, in disbelief, was silent as her last note fell and she ripped up a photo of the pontiff. She was lambasted in the press, and even pop-fame-machine Madonna found a reason to insult and dismiss her in an effort to pander to a nation that was not yet ready to know the truth about the RCC. Years later, we would all find out just why Sinead was so angry.

Masego - Navajo | A COLORS SHOW

Masego - Navajo | A COLORS SHOW

Virginia "Trap House Jazz" whizkid Masego combines sharp trap and smooth jazz in “Navajo”. Beat by: https://soundcloud.com/jllprod/i-love-you Follow Masego: Twitter: http://bit.ly/2pmFM4C Instagram: http://bit.ly/2oXfav5 Headphones by Aiaiai: http://bit.ly/AIAIAIheadphones — Follow COLORS: ▶ Youtube: http://bit.ly/colorsxsubscribe ▶ Facebook: https://facebook.com/colorsxstudios ▶ Instagram: https://instagr.am/colorsxstudios ▶ Twitter: https://twitter.com/colorsxstudios

Raveena - If Only | A COLORS SHOW

Raveena - If Only | A COLORS SHOW

New York songstress Raveena brings her zenful Shanti EP to life with a gentle and utterly captivating rendition of stand out single “If Only”. Follow Raveena: ▶ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raveenaauroramusic ▶ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raveena_aurora ▶ Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2lEuol0 — Follow COLORS: ▶ Youtube: http://bit.ly/colorsxsubscribe ▶ Facebook: https://facebook.com/colorsxstudios ▶ Instagram: https://instagr.am/colorsxstudios ▶ Twitter: https://twitter.com/colorsxstudios

James Vickery - Until Morning | A COLORS SHOW

James Vickery - Until Morning  | A COLORS SHOW

South London based singer/songwriter James Vickery treats us to a slick and soulful performance of latest single “Until Morning” (prod. Louis Mattrs) which is lifted from his forthcoming sophomore EP. Follow James Vickery: ▶ Stream: https://colors.lnk.to/james ▶ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamesvickerymusic/ ▶ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jvickerymusic/ — Follow COLORS: ▶ https://colors.lnk.to/fb ▶ https://colors.lnk.to/insta ▶ https://colors.lnk.to/twitter Follow COLORS on Spotify: ▶ Weekly Releases: https://colors.lnk.to/weekly ▶ ALL SHOWS: https://colors.lnk.to/allshows ▶ The Function: https://colors.lnk.to/RUBY ▶ Rhymes & Beats: https://colors.lnk.to/CREAM ▶ Smooth: https://colors.lnk.to/JADE

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