Friday, October 29, 2010

Monica Sex-The Dress from Madrid



I gave a warning that I'll start posting melancholic songs... I really like this song and it goes really well with today's autumn feel. Monica Sex, probably one of the best Israeli bands ever and a band that defines 90's Israeli rock are making a comeback. Their sound is more mature, but then again so are they and so are their fans (well most of them anyways). I really like Yaheli Sobol's songwriting and the music (also his) really flows with it. The chorus is catchy but not too annoying and this song just makes me want to start wearing sweaters and eat soup and it does poke my heart a bit, although it takes a few listens. Welcome back Monica!

The head is from Jaffa the dress is from Madrid
She talks, he doesn’t listen
Pain trapped inside beautiful eyes.
Take a chance, what can possibly happen?

Youth is a crazy commander
Running it till the end of breathe
Life flies by at a crazy speed
What do you think about the dress from Madrid?

A long long time that the ice doesn’t melt here
Doesn’t melt here
A long long time

The head is from Jaffa the dress is from Madrid
She talks, he doesn’t listen
Holding hands in the big avenue
Each one in his own bubble.

Youth is a crazy commander
Running it till the end of breathe
Life flies by at a crazy speed
What do you think about the dress from Madrid?

A long long time that the ice doesn’t melt here
Doesn’t melt here
A long long time

http://www.youtube.com/user/monicasexofficial#p/u/1/8Q5IMW6TA-U

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ilay Botner & Cfir Ben Lish-Days of Summer



Summer may be officially over but after last weak's heat wave it's clear that it's not ready to say goodbye. So even though it's steaming people are trying not to complain (or at least the people around me) because we all know that soon summer will really be gone and make way for chilly days and cold nights and even (oh no!) closed shoes, layered clothes and umbrellas. So this is one last light summer song before I start to get melancholic and moody. Somehow I don't think the weather will let me but we'll see about that. Anyways, I really like this song and the video- and I guess we all should remember to enjoy summery days before we're old which will always seem to me like a very grey time.

And when everything ended I knew you’d come back
At the end of every war there’s a little illusion
And when the heart broke I knew you’d come
Even tonight to gather up my pain.

And when everything ended
I knew we’d go back to being
Like we were once good friends
And sometimes I’m strong and sometimes I’m not
Are you afraid my love?

I’ll leave long days of summer on the window
And the years that will pass and won’t leave memory
And it’s only me and you
Only me and you today.

And when everything ended
I dreamed a thousand dreams
About everything I accomplished and everything I didn’t
And if I deserve
And if I can be
The one who’ll put you to sleep today.

And years will pass and seasons will change
And we too will grow old you’ll see
By the face and by the white hairs
Inside all of these hide the years.

http://www.elaibotner.com/index.html

Friday, October 15, 2010

Idan Amdi-Fighters Pain


I haven't seen that much of A Star is Born (our American Idol) this year. I only vaguely know who the final contestants were and saw a bit of the finale and I know who won. That's about it. But I do remember seeing a bit of the audition episodes (mainly just because they were so entertaining) and seeing this guy-Idan, the soulful former warrior who apparently really knows how to sing. He eventually reached second place, losing to the talented Diana but definitely remaining a winner. It's no surprise that sometimes the runner ups sometimes achieve success just like the winners and sometimes even more- just look at Harel Skaat and Shiri Maimon (I'm not saying they're more successful than Harel Moyal and Ninet but they did get to represent us in the Eurovision-and quite respectfully too). Anyways when I heard this song on the radio I instantly knew it was him and that he wrote it. And for the whole song I stopped what I was doing (not that much-I was cleaning my room) and just listened. And even got a bit teary-eyed. This is one of those songs that will be played at high school memorial day ceremonies and will receive heavy airplay on "those days"-when the only music that seems right is sad music which I hope won't happen too much but it's also a really good song with a chorus that's meant for a crowd to sing along with at a concert and I'm sure it'll get heavy airplay even on normal days (tfu tfu tfu).

My first evening alone,
Sitting and writing you a letter
About all the things that were
What happened exactly.

Signs appear on the wall
I’m the fear it’s nice to meet
The characters like to play
Moving here in the empty house, the emptiness

And you, you don’t know how much
From you I’ve tried to hide
All of the nightmares in the night
Screams and blood on the uniforms
You don’t understand why
For a long time I haven’t been myself
Pictures flashing from that night
Tears, fighter’s pain

It’s the first night that you’re there
Lying and thinking, not falling asleep
The quietness is slowly playing
Dedicating you now a song without a name
A song without a name

And you, you don’t know how much…

It’s my first evening alone,
Sitting and writing you a letter.