05.20.06

Eurovision SongFestival

Posted in Music at 23:54 by Borniet

Great moments of the EuroVision SongFestival:
Russia: Nice song… But don’t hide your mistress in a piano!!! She may crawl out during your act…
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Nice looking Shakira immitation trying out some MTV-moves that are looking bad, probably because of the short jeans that is sneaking into her butt, singing something about “I wanna pee (???) with you”.
Lithuania: “We are the winners..Of EuroVision” A little low on inspiration perhaps? I do understand the crazy dude’s response to the music (freaking out on stage, I think it was his ‘act‘).


United Kingdom: 5 ’schoolgirls’ trying to sing together with a teacher rapping over it. Two problems, the rap sucked, and they forgot to teach the girls to sing ‘together’.
Finland: Great act, very daring to go to the EuroVision with this act and musicgenre. Looks funny though, nice monsters.
Ukraine: Another Shakira clone, nice looking, apparently a politician… Wonder why she got elected… If she wore the same during her campaign, I can guess. The song is ok, bit boring, but ok. The looks are very ok.
Croatia: Some weird sounds and speech, and someone in not much hiding clothes jumping and running around. Someone, who is apparently also a movie star, in a movie which can be used in biology class

For me… the winner is Russia…

(I loved the Belgian way of supporting our own Kate Ryan (see previous article)…)

In real it is…

The Finnish Monsters…
Well… congratulations Finland… Well deserved. Feels a bit like a finger up the a** for the EuroVisionSong Festival. Can’t dislike that.

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05.19.06

Kate Ryan’s Eurosong

Posted in Music, Belgium at 8:14 by Borniet

Kate Ryan sang on the semi-finals of the EuroVision Song Contest yesterday evening. Unfortunately, she did not make it into the finals. Which is undeserved I feel. Ok, I might be a little biased, since I am from the same village as she is (Tessenderlo a cosey big little village in de kempen, province Limburg, on the border with provinces Antwerp and Vlaams-Brabant), she even went to the same school as I did, and to the same Scouting group. But still, there were some pretty bad candidates, which did make it to the finals, while a song like je t’adore, which was internationally well received and appreciated, did not make it. I’ve been into the music scene for over 15 years (as a hobbyist bassplayer), but this EuroVision Song Contest doesn’t have anything to do anymore with music. Which is a pitty, especially if you see what it already brought us. Performers like Sandy Shaw, Abba (which still is great music, even after all these years), Johnny Logan and many many others. And Kate Ryan could’ve been the next in line. But unfortunately that didn’t happen.
Thumbs up Katrien!
You put Looi on the map!!!

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05.10.06

Soul of Reggae

Posted in Music at 23:08 by Borniet

Tommorow is the exact 25th birthday of the death of the Soul of Reggae. Of course, I am talking about Bob Marley here, who gave us a great heritage of some of the greatest reggae songs.
I am not the great big Marley-fan. Nor am I the giant Rastafari Reggaelover. But I do appreciate reggae and Bob Marley, not only Bob Marley, also Eeck-a-mouse, Bob sinclar and others. Especially now, when the weather is getting better, and the sun is shining.
I listened to bufallo soldier just now in the car. A little tear fell from my eyes in respect for the Soul of Reggae.
Oyoyoy…

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