Tune of the Day – 99 Problems (Hugo Cover)


Channeling my inner-Hillbilly.


Idan Raichel

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Idan is a singer-songwriter and musician from Israel. His music is truly inspiring and up lifting. His style has been classified as ‘pop-folk-world’ music but it so much more. He has a Middle Eastern vibe but also draws strongly from Latin American and African music.

He served in the Israel Defense Forces after which he became a counselor at a boarding school for immigrants. It held a majority of Ethiopian-Jews who the introduced to him to Ethiopian Folk. He then traveled with ‘Save A Child’s Heart’ to to Ethiopia.

The Idan Raichel Project is his first and best received album containing songs like Hinach Yafah(Thou Art Beautiful), Mi Maanakim(Out of the Depth), Bo ee(Come With Me) and Im Telech(If You Go).

His attraction to long hair, gypsy music and the tango is what drove him to study jazz piano at school. And there began the start of the Idan Raichel I have come to admire.

Med fødderne i gløderne

I listen to this song at least once a day. It is a Danish song by Jonas Suni. When listening to this song I feel like I’m floating on my back in a grey ocean. The gentle rise and fall of waves pulsating in synchrony with the beat. Try it: Med fødderne i gløderne

He is also part of a group called SPECS&SUNI who released a single, Mit Aarhus.

Here are the Lyrics for Med fødderne i gløderne  if you want to translate them:

Hvad er livet?
En dans på roser
Med begge ben på jorden
Forstås baglæns
Leves forfra?
En forpost
Til himmelen
Til helvede
Med stil
At leve er at rejse
Mod helvede
Med smil

Mening serveret
Med rød anarki
Med fødderne i gløderne
Det min melodi
Hvad kommer du efter?
Hvad tænker du på?
Lykken at søge
Ulykken at nå

At finde sin kerne
I konstant bevægelse
På ben som børns
Vil jeg fange det ind
Men vakelende ben
Går ikke så stærkt
En rolig hånd
Og et rystende hjerte
Det mit rystende hjerte

Oscar Peterson

What a legend. He was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer and the best of them all. The man could create a mood and sooth a soul like no other. His music is something one can never grow tired of listening. It blends into the background of your life so beautifully that it almost sounds natural, even normal. Learn more about this incredible person here.

Ludovico Einaudi

Einaudi is signed to Sony Music Entertainment‘s classical music division though he prefers to be referred to as a Minimalist. His work is simple and intensely touching with emotions flying all over the place. a Few of my favorites amongst his collections are Andare, Rose and I Giorni ( The Days ); true master pieces.

“In general I don’t like definitions, but ‘Minimalist’ is a term that means elegance and openness, so I would prefer to be called a Minimalist than something else.”
Ludovico Einaudi