BALKAN POWER :: Smallman - Two Rivers

Smallman - Two Rivers
Smallman - Two Rivers

I was hanging out at the local watering hole last night and ended up meeting this Bulgarian, Ivan, who was in town on business. The topic quickly turned to music and he shared this band - Smallman, with me. Later on, once I got home and was able to properly hear the music - it really resonated with me. The core of their music is mixing the Bulgarian bagpipe into aggressive, slow and deep-sounding guitar and bass lines. Check out more on their Bandcamp page.

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GOOD THINGS COME :: Daniel Wang - Free Lovin'

Daniel Wang - Free Lovin'
Daniel Wang - Free Lovin'

If you love something, let it go, if it comes back to you it was always meant to be, if not it never was ... remember that quote? Well, it happened to me with this song, as it does with many others. See, I once had a catalog of thousands of digital downloads. This being one of those downloaded when I had an E-Music subscription.

I ended up not just losing one, but two hard drives filled with songs. This was one of those songs I couldn't get out of my head. I have tried to search for it, high and low using lyrics and other ways to no avail. Yesterday, I was going through Facebook memories and came across a mix I did. The download link no longer worked but the playlist was there. As I was going through it today, hoping to recreate the mix - I heard it. OMG! You can't escape from me song!

And that is the reason I blog, to share my passion with you. This is an amazing yet, simple track from Daniel Wang on his Balihu label. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

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STRANGER TINGS :: Stranger Things Theme Song (C418 REMIX)

Stranger Things Theme Song (C418 REMIX)

The show Stranger Things has popped into popular culture in a big way. If you haven't watched it yet, definitely check it out. One of the things that makes it great is the soundtrack, especially the opening credits. German musician C418 aka Daniel Rosenfeld has produced one of the finest remixes of that theme, I've heard. What do you think?

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DEAD MAN WALKING :: Swiss Army Man Review

Swiss Army Man

"Manny, if you don't know Jurassic Park, you don't know shit!"

Have you ever had one of those dreams that was incredibly profound and pleasant but impossible to describe in words? That's similar to the first time I watched Swiss Army man. It's easily my favorite movie right now, not just of 2016, but all time.

The movie opens with Hank (Paul Dano) stranded on an island and is about to end it all, by hanging himself. Just at the point of no return, he sees the body of Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washed up on the beach. With some difficulty he manages to escape death and go to examine the body only to discover and lifeless, yet farting corpse. Hank gives up hope and is about to hang himself again when he sees Manny's body travelling through the surf propelled by flatulence. Hank, saw his chance and rode Manny off that tiny island.

The beautiful thing is that it's hard to know if their relationship is all in the mind of Hank, or real. As Manny becomes more conscious, Hank discovers how to use him to their advantage - storing water, chopping wood, a boner compass, shooting objects from his mouth and of course the farting. The plan is to return to civilization, but along the way, a friendship is made and life lessons are learned. Hank learns about sex, love, friendship and family from Manny, as Manny experiences self realization on these things himself.

Swiss Army Man was the first full length movie written and directed by the talented duo of Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert). The duo had previously done movie shorts and music videos, including Lil Jon's Turn Down for What.

Go see this movie with a friend or loved one, then spread the word. People will either love or hate it, but at least they will feel it.

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Swiss Army Man is available on Blu-Ray or DVD