Here are all of cyberspiel's jams.
by Louis Baker
Why I like him...? Because his incredible voice is delicate and fragile, yet at the same time imbued with an emotional maturity... and because he's from my home town in Wellington of course.
Jammed: 21st Jul 2014
by Music Matters
...and now for something just a little different. BTW... it's all about the video!
Jammed: 10th Feb 2014
by Tyson Smith
A fantastic local musician who'll be playing tonight at Havana Bar in Wellington... where I'll have a front row seat! His most recent musical meanderings have taken him from New Zealand to the Caribbean, Central America, New York and Europe. He initially started out on homemade polystyrene guitars and miming along with Money For Nothing for unsuspecting family friends before learning on the real thing at age 9. Now though, the man is an absolute legend and can play anything!
Jammed: 30th Dec 2013
by George Benson
I love this cover of Hathaway's 1970 hit single! This recording has been mixed with El Barrio (not so seamlessly) but nonetheless still with a wonderfully percussive vibe! Benson's performance career began at the tender age of eight, when he used to play guitar in an unlicensed nightclub on Friday and Saturday nights.
Jammed: 16th Dec 2013
by Missy Higgins
She has said of the lyrics, "Basically I made a big mistake [...] I fell into a lump of depression, locking myself out the back in the bungalow. After a couple of days I came up with the song. I played it to that person and it was therapeutic. It was a good sorry letter."
Jammed: 7th Dec 2013
by Bonnie Raitt & Habib Koite
Ok so... I know you'll all be thinking that doesn't look none -to-much like Bonnie Raitt and you'd be right, but Bonnie stole the limelight on my last jam back in 2007 so it's Habib's turn (...and he deserves it).
Jammed: 2nd Dec 2013
by Bonnie Raitt
Although a lot slower than Chris Smithers' original bluesy masterpiece I love this version as well as her wonderful collaboration with Habib Koite in 'Back Around'. She is listed as number 89 in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Jammed: 4th Aug 2013
by The Alan Parsons Project
Grab your tissues! Apparently about the end of one's life journey. The key undertone is of fondness/friendship and forgiveness. I realise that this song has been around forever but I rediscovered it recently and found it moved me again... just as it had so many years ago. (that is, right up until the point where the sax comes in... at which point it becomes very 80's power ballady and kinda makes me laugh).
Jammed: 29th Jun 2013
by Julian Casablancas
A top track for a Saturday night! ...or anytime for that matter. The lyrics are 'gold'... "Yes, I know I'm going to Hell in a leather jacket... Least I'll be in another world while you're pissing on my casket". Enjoy people!
Jammed: 22nd Jun 2013
by Sting and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
If you don't own (or haven't seen) this concert on Bluray yet, get it! ...because it's absolutely amazing. I tried to post a clip of the actual concert but sadly yet again, I was blocked. In fact, you can always see it here instead if you'd like the full concert experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnj_-CVgczA Also, check out Chris Cotter's unforgettable performance on the trumpet
Jammed: 18th Jun 2013
by Pink Floyd
A Floyd 'power ballad', references issues of poverty and oppression, lamenting on the tendency of people to turn away from those afflicted with such conditions... like the suffering of people; the phrase "weak and the weary" portrays the suffering of people as a big problem in today's world. It ends on a hopeful note though, with the last stanza beginning, "no more turning away...".
Jammed: 10th Jun 2013
by Tom Clay
I heard this song again the other day and was reminded just how Powerful & Heartbreaking it is!
Jammed: 13th Dec 2012
Did you love this world? ...and did this world not love you?
Jammed: 20th Aug 2012
Jammed: 23rd Jul 2012
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