Saturday, February 3, 2018

Eden Atad - Stagnation



At first I read the title of Eden Atad's new album as "Dory's dead" but while listening to it I realized that it might actually be "My generation is dead". Every track is worth listening to but there's something special about this song which manages to capture a familiar feeling in a new light.

We drove to the South on a hot day
To Klil's wedding
I turn up the music
When the parents talk
We don't hear them

My sister tells us about the factories
And the sinkholes
Yarden asks what the president's role is
And what is God's
We don't know

Something has to happen
Something has to move something
Maybe on Shavuot evening
The last holiday
And we'll finish the year
Maybe after the stagnation
A flood will come

My love hates word games
Silent in despair
Why is the United States entering Afghanistan?
Occupation
We don't laugh

We'll never get there, I declare
Mia is nauseated
My dad says that the country is on the ropes
And I'm actually quite fine
As long as there's air conditioner

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Oren Lavie - Second Hand Lovers



Haunting and beautiful.

https://orenlavie.bandcamp.com/

Listening to music
We've heard once before
You take your shirt off
You drop on the floor
Then you crawl to the bedroom
But you stop at the door

Conversations grow old, you and I
We have not said a word in a while
I'm losing my humor
You're losing your smile

And the night portrays us
The moon betrays us
And the dark uncovers us
And under the covers
Lying second hand lovers tonight

Seasons and sorrows
And pictures we took
You'll start smoking
I'm reading a book
I'm losing my vision,
You're losing your looks

And the music
Plays bitter, plays sweet
You let your hair down
And roll off your seat
And you crawl to the bed, but you stop at its feet

And the night portrays us
The moon betrays us
And the dark uncovers us
And under the covers
Lying second hand lovers tonight

Something about my voice
Reminds you of
Something I used to say
You used to love

And the night portrays us
The piano plays us
And the dark uncovers us
And under the covers
Lying second hand lovers tonight

Saturday, January 20, 2018

JonZ - I'm The One



Beautiful! From their fb: Jonz is an intimate optimistic duo that was created during a musical journey of Jenia Vasilenko and Yoav Or in 2014. In an isolated house on the Zamarin mountainside that rises above the Carmel's mountains, they started writing separately, and the desire for harmony and co-creation brought them to reassemble the lyrics and to integrate sounds and melodies creating their gentle folk song.

I'm the one who is sailing
In the ocean full of sound
And I can hear you
Whispering to me

My soul that's made of solid wind
was swept along by faith
And dreams

And now
I'm standing in between
Of all our hopes.
We built by years and years
We build by years

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Nadav Hollander - Stop Looking Back



Goodbye 2017. I hope 2018 will be a much better year for all of us.

Now I'm running away, escaping from everything
I won't let anything seep in
I won't let myself go bad
I'm opening a new page and going out for a walk
Singing, screaming, getting angry and cursing are all allowed
Because in the end what really happened
It's just a few cracks in the mirror

Stop looking back
(Go ahead)
Stop looking back
(There's nothing there)

https://nadavhollander.bandcamp.com


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Alon Eder & Band - A Song for Mom



So sweet to see Alon Eder together with his mom, the singer/actress and always charming Miki Kam. I love everything about this.

Kind longing
That keeps you with me
From the blurring time
From the discouraging way
If I can be sad for a moment I'll be happy too

The sound of the waves
Approaching but breaking
Dreams without words
And your face is not clear
Here on the safe shore you can almost reach ahh ahhh

You're not alone, you'll see one little star
On which you'll lean on occasionally when you have the chance

The smell of cakes
Of loving hands
Days and nights
And you need to wait a bit
If I can really remember, maybe I can forget

The warmth of hugs
Recent and comforting
And may the heart not freeze
The joy and the pain

You're not alone, you'll see one little star
On which you'll lean on, occasionally when you have the chance
You're not alone, you'll see a nice little star
Which you'll visit, not to stay