Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Saturday, 20 August 2011

"Once upon a time, a god asked a great king 'What is the most amazing thing in the world?'"

"The king replied that every day a million souls pass into the abode of death and yet none believes that they shall follow."

20 August

(From Strangefolk)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

"Be content in your questions, but may I just mention..."

"...you're only a drop in the sea."

10 August

(From Drop in the Sea)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

"Love is the key..."

"...Know that your soul is on fire like a million suns..."

6 August

(From Timeworm)

Friday, 5 August 2011

"But he weren't afraid of dying or stepping through that door..."

"...the compass started reeling & he stared into the storm..."

5 August

(From Hurricane Season)

Thursday, 4 August 2011

"Hidden in the misty forest..."

"...I have waited to be here."

4 August

(From Temple of Everlasting Light)

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Monday, 1 August 2011

"Like the flower and the scent of summer, like the sun and the shine..."

Kula Shaker wear their influences on their collective sleeve. They write songs in Sanskrit & use traditional Indian instruments, singers & musicians on their records. This results in some incredible crossover musical moments.
They have other influences, of course. Sometimes their music is psychedelic, sometimes metal, sometimes hard rock, sometimes folky. With liberal use of the Hammond organ, they create a unique, distinctive sound which is by turns trippy, mellow, mysterious & heavy. They write marvellously inscrutable lyrics such as "The truth may come in strange disguises - send the message to your mind..."
Yet despite the often otherworldly aspect to their style & philosophy, they are also influenced by the culture of these shores. Crispian Mills comes from a British showbiz family & songs with reference to Arthurian legend, Peter Pan & tea-drinking lend them a homegrown, if somewhat whimsical energy.
But most of all, Crispian Mills is a man who knows what it is to rock. As if he was born to do it.
Kula Shaker are a band I love dearly for the above reasons & more. I tend to associate them with summertime & warm weather, therefore in an attempt to encourage the sun to shine here, they are the band of August.

1 August

(From Tattva)