Music

Unwind Rewind episode 59 featuring Rotem Bar Or (theAngelcy) ‘The world has been conspiring to save me’

This week I had the pleasure of hosting my friend Rotem Bar Or in the studio… We didn’t plan ahead and he spontaneously opened with a 12 minute long Bob Dylan cover called ‘It’s allright ‘ma’…

We talked about his music and of course Rotem also played one of his songs and one of my personal favorites: ‘I Worry’ with the excellent lyrics ‘The world has been conspiring to save me, my goodwill must be written on my back’

Rotem picked some of his favorite songs and made me discover new things. We even improvised a Coolio ‘Gangsta’s paradise’ rap together

Oh and how about this Leonard Cohen cover ‘Sisters of Mercy’

Listen to the full episode here. You can also follow me on Spotify, Mixcloud or iTunes

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Unwind Rewind season 2 episode 16 ‘It’s time to feel blessed’

Unwind Rewind season 2 episode 16 ‘It’s time to feel blessed’ – As you know I don’t like talking about the weather but I do like to use it as musical inspiration and metaphors… Rain, Rainbows then Sun… Sunny… and a whole lotta soul…

1theAngelcyDreamer
2Jose FelicianoRain
3Crosby, Stills & NashCold Rain
4James TaylorFire and Rain (Live)
5Ben Folds FiveRaindrops Keep Falling On My Head (Live)
6Damien JuradoOver Rainbows and Rainier
7Israel KamakawiwoʻoleSomewhere over the Rainbow (Live)
8Donny HathawaySong for you (Live)
9Bill WithersLonely Town, Lonely Street (Live)
10Staple SingersRespect Yourself
11David Clayton-ThomasMagnificient Sanctuary Band
12Gilbert MontagneThe Fool
13Randy CrawfordStreet Life
14Stevie WonderSunny
15Daniel CaesarBlessed
“when it rains it poors… when it shines go topless”
All songs played in my radioshow are on my Unwind Rewind Spotify playlist Follow me
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Unwind Rewind season 2 episode 11 ‘Life on Mars’

Unwind rewind season 2 episode 11 “life on mars”… a little bit about me and a whole lot about theAngelcy,  the holy land & home…

1Gilbert O’SullivanAlone Again (Naturally)
2David BowieLife on Mars
3theAngelcyNodyssey
4Bob DylanDon’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
5RodriguezI Wonder
6Bob Marley  Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alrigh
7Beit HabubotSigapo
8Sufjan StevensDeath With Dignity
9theAngelcyHolyland
10SupertrampTake The Long Way Home
11Lynyrd SkynyrdComing Home
12Piers FacciniHome Away From Home
13Norah JonesThe Long Way Home
14David BrozaBikur Moledet (Homecoming)
15Simon & GarfunkelHomeward Bound (Live)

Art · Live · Music · Tel Aviv · Tourism · Travel guide

Yafo Creative

Sometimes I’m ahead of my time when I post about people, bands, places or things and sometimes I’m behind. Remember, I have a good reason: I had a baby 🙂 One of those spots I forgot to share with you out there is Yafo Creative.

“Yafo Creative is a guest house* and creative content center** in the heart of Jaffa — A multi-disciplinary production hub where projects are ideated and developed by our community of Israeli and international artists.”

*The house was established in 2014, and gained a fast reputation for its exclusive Friday dinners featuring some of the most
exciting local artists, who organically started performing after meals. Artists of all backgrounds – music, dance or visual art, started an interdisciplinary dialogue. The newly renovated space is nestled in a secret spot in Jaffa and offers four elegant and design rooms featuring 50-ft-high ceilings suitable for one or two guests, each with a Queen-sized handmade eucalyptus bed, local vintage furniture and changing art exhibitions. Yafo Creative offers travelers insider guidance and a unique opportunity to connect and collaborate with locals in an authentic, dynamic and inspirational spot in Israel. Room price is 90$ and more info can be found on Airbnb.

**The Yafo Creative community consists of international and local artists, tastemakers and producers, who together, bring culture to a wider audience around the world, as well as international culture to Israel through various channels, including pop-up events, monthly ‘creative dinners’, theatrical productions, exhibitions, films, music and photography. Yafo Creative develops select artists within the community through strategic channels and services — including branding, multimedia production and filmmaking — to further promote local art and spark new conversation and collaboration, crossing boundaries of genre and medium.

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I recently went there to hear my friend and personal genius Rotem Bar Or (from the band The Angelcy) perform solo during an “intimate session” and luckily he played my new favorite song, untitled and unreleased; here’s a glimpse for your ears only:

 

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Music · Tel Aviv

theAngelcy – cry on our shoulders

Time for a musical discovery. While recently watching “Not in Tel Aviv” by Nony Geffen (full post about the film following soon) I fell in love with a song called Giant Heart by Rotem Bar Or. Rotem is a musical emperor leading a 6-headed band called theAngelcy. He started playing guitar to impress girls, so did Leonard Cohen. The band is in the starting-blocks of a promising international career. Their first single Dreamer was an unscheduled-overnight-radio-hit and with barely two years of performances throughout Israel, they have conquered our souls and acquired a devoted following.

On Tuesday, 12-02-2012, they performed at the Tel Aviv Barby for over 700 people. It was the last show before their maternity leave, the recording of their first album. On stage, Rotem knows how to interact with his audience and keep them hooked. His songs are mostly about love but his lyrics can be violent, cruel and even sadistic. Despite prophetic loneliness and emptiness, the audience feels comforted by the music. What would Freud say about the ambiguity of those figures he sings about: the motherlover, the baby boy, the fighter, the rebel angels, the big bad wolf… It was a delight to see this eclectic-folk band live on stage, they have sweet stage dynamics and a good instrumental balance. The show ended with Rotem’s solo version of a new song called ‘Secret Room’…which just left us all yearning for more…

For optimal listening experience: 1. start with Giant Heart if you feel hooked, it’s ok, you may use the repeat1 button 2. then listen to Dreamer (also on repeat1 if needed) 3. by then you’ll probably have bought the EP “Beginner’s love” and will subscribe to all their channels to stay tuned for more: Facebook Bandcamp YouTube MySpace

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all photos © Marilyn Ambach – thanks to Canon EOS M

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