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Photo Special: Hank W. Rodgersons Gospel Experience live Stavanger 16 Dec 2012

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Hank W. Rodgersons Gospel Experience live Stavanger 16 Dec 2012

Me and my wife Kathrine had the pleasure of seeing this wonderful band again last sunday, it was a good concert. Last time we saw them was in a church, not so this evening. Cementen, a local, rock club/pub was the venue and it suited the band equally good. Some of the band took came over and said hello, They’re  just the nicest people!

More:  Hank W. Rodgersons Gospel Experience on Johannasvisions

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As I said it was a great evening and well worth the trip, I took a lot of pictures (Nikon D7000) and shot some video on my trusted Nikon compact (Nikon P7000). Enjoy, and be sure to check out the Hank W. Rodgersons Gospel Experience next time they are playing close to you. I guarantee that you’ll have a fun night out!

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My old friend Jesus (yellow tint by me to “enhance the folksy gospel feel”):

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They’re not following you:

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Christmas music: Nothing but a child by Steve Earle

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Steve Earle is next out in our series of christmas videos. It’s an incredible song from the album “Copperhead Road”, released in 1988. The background voice was provided by the wonderful Maria McKee on the album version.

In this version it’s just Steve and his guitar:

It shows that our hero Mr. Steve Earle is not always political, he seems to have a little religion in him as well. Maybe it was just the holiday season approaching that inspired him, who knows? A very nice song it is.

Here is the version from the album (with Maria McKee on background vocals):

Nothing But A Child
(Steve Earle)

Once upon a time in a far off land
Wise men saw a sign and set out aross the sand
Songs of praise to sing, they travelled day and night
Precious gifts to bring, guided by the light
They chased a brand new star, ever towards the west
Across the mountains far, but when it came to rest
They scarce believed their eyes, they’d come so many miles
And the miracle they prized was nothing but a child

Nothing but a child could wash these tears away
Or guide a weary world into the light of day
And nothing but a child could help erase these miles
So once again we all can be children for awhile

Now all around the world, in every Iittle town
Everyday is heard a precious little sound
And every mother kind and every father proud
Looks down in awe to find another chance allowed

Another fine live version from 1988 (MTV):

– Hallgeir

Great Christmas song: When the Thames Froze by Smith & Burrows


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Today we give you a new Christmas song (well, it’s about one year old) and what a gem it is!

Former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows and Editors frontman Tom Smith  released their record Funny Looking Angels  under the name Smith & Burrows. One of the best songs on the album is, When The Thames Froze .
Smith & Burrows gives us a wonderful Christmas Carol with a darker undertone. A song fit for the recent economic resessions.

Q Magazine described the song as ”a Christmas anthem for modern times”.

We have chosen two version, first the official video, and second, an acoustic live version (Smith & Burrows performing ‘When The Thames Froze’ at The Station Sessions as part of the Secret Season supporting Shelter):

And Spotify:

Beautiful!

– Hallgeir

Video Premiere: John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts

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John Grant is releasing his second solo album, called Pale Green Ghosts, on March 13th 2013 via the Bella Union label.

I loved his last album,Queen Of Denmark and I saw him at a concert in Bergen, Norway a couple of years ago, he was mesmerizing, simply fantastic and it’s fair to say I have quite a bit of anticipation for Pale Green Ghosts.

And what’s it going to sound like? Well if the first song is representative, we will get a more electronic sounding album.

 Pale Green Ghosts the first song from the new album by the same title:

I like it, and it keeps getting better and better.

– Hallgeir

Free Christmas music 6: My Morning Jacket live on WFPK 21 Dec 2001

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My Morning Jacket, the best live band in the world,  love Christmas music and they have a couple of original releases (EPs) available on iTunes.

But they have also played a wonderful Christmas radio concert and they do not mind sharing live music as long as no payments are involved.

My Mornin Jacket to archive.org:

“…were always cool with fans/friends sharing shows with eachother. So long as the person sharing is not bootlegging and trying to turn a profit.

Again, thanks for your interest and spreading the music its all good by us…”

So today we’re posting their beautiful “My Morning Jacket Xmas Special” they did way back in 2001 for local Louisville radio station WFPK.

Tracklisting:

01 Introduction
02 Santa Claus is Back in Town
03 X-mas Curtain (jazzed up)
04 O Holy Night (shoes interruption)
05 Interview – Jim “Son” James
06 Christmas Time Is Here Again (Bring Out the Joy!)
07 Old Sept Blues
08 I Will Sing You Songs
09 Interview – Jim
10 Silent Night
11 Come Closer

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You can also stream it at The Internet Archive, a great site for free music!

If you like it you should definitly buy their official Christmas releases

– Hallgeir