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Marilyn Ambach’s Unwind Rewind Passover edition – Celebrate Freedom

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episode 21 playlist:

1 Louis Armstrong Go Down Moses
2 Elton John Border Song
3 Mamas Gun I Need A Win
4 Gilbert O’Sullivan Alone Again (Naturally)
5 Supertramp From Now On
6 Joe Jackson Be My Number Two
7 Jack Johnson Better Together
8 Joshua James Broken Tongue
9 My Morning Jacket Hopefully
10 John Fogerty & My Morning Jacket Long As I Can See The Light
11 Gerry Rafferty Whatevers Written In Your Heart
12 Paolo Nutini White Lies
13 Whitney Houston When You Believe (From The Prince Of Egypt)
14 Richie Havens Freedom

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Music · Tel Aviv

Marilyn Ambach “Unwind Rewind” Tribute to the leader of the band Happy 70th birthday Dad

 

1 Francis And The Lights Morning
2 Dan Fogelberg Leader of the band
3 Johnny Cash and Rosie Nix Adams Father and daughter
4 James Taylor You’ve Got a Friend (Live)
5 Art Garfunkel & son James (Arthur Jr.) Devoted To You (Live)
6 Art Garfunkel I Believe (When I Fall In Love With You I Will Be
7 Paul Simon The Side of a Hill
8 Randy Newman Real Emotional Girl
9 Charles & Eddie Would I Lie To You
11 Solange Weary
12 Jordan Rakei Alright
13 Nick Hakim I Dont Know
14 Emily King Georgia
16 Norah Jones Don’t Know Why
17 Gregory Porter Be Good (Lions Song)
19 Michael Kiwanuka Any Day Will Do Fine

 

Music

Marilyn Ambach’s radio show ‘Unwind Rewind’ episode 19


Marilyn Ambach’s radio show ‘Unwind Rewind’ episode 19 “Beautiful Excuse”

Welcome to the Unwind Boulevardplaylist below

1 A Camp I Can Buy You
2 Zaz Je veux
3 Simon & Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson
4 Crosby Stills and Nash You dont have to cry
5 Itamar Haluts Winter Blues
6 Melanie Horsnell Beautiful Excuse
7 Buckshot LeFonque Another Day – weekly one hit wonder
8 The Low Anthem Charlie Darwin
9 Oren Asaf Hideouts
10 Big Thief Pretty Things
11 Anderson Paak Celebrate
13 Jamie Lidell Another Day
14 Mayer Hawthorne Just Aint Gonna Work Out
15 Dennis Lloyd Leftovers
16 Midlake Acts of Man
17 James Vincent McMorrow Breaking Hearts

Music · Nightlife · Restaurants · Tel Aviv & Antwerp · Tourism

Upcoming event: the Belgian Culinary Festival in Namal Tel Aviv

Spread the word ladies and gentlemen;

Boogie Boy will perform at the Namal Tel Aviv Hangar 12 on Monday March 30th during the Belgian Culinary festival.

Join us for a celebration of food, beer, music and sport.

Free Entrance

20:30 SHOWTIME

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Yafo Creative

Sometimes I’m ahead of my time when I post about people, bands, places or things and sometimes I’m behind. Remember, I have a good reason: I had a baby 🙂 One of those spots I forgot to share with you out there is Yafo Creative.

“Yafo Creative is a guest house* and creative content center** in the heart of Jaffa — A multi-disciplinary production hub where projects are ideated and developed by our community of Israeli and international artists.”

*The house was established in 2014, and gained a fast reputation for its exclusive Friday dinners featuring some of the most
exciting local artists, who organically started performing after meals. Artists of all backgrounds – music, dance or visual art, started an interdisciplinary dialogue. The newly renovated space is nestled in a secret spot in Jaffa and offers four elegant and design rooms featuring 50-ft-high ceilings suitable for one or two guests, each with a Queen-sized handmade eucalyptus bed, local vintage furniture and changing art exhibitions. Yafo Creative offers travelers insider guidance and a unique opportunity to connect and collaborate with locals in an authentic, dynamic and inspirational spot in Israel. Room price is 90$ and more info can be found on Airbnb.

**The Yafo Creative community consists of international and local artists, tastemakers and producers, who together, bring culture to a wider audience around the world, as well as international culture to Israel through various channels, including pop-up events, monthly ‘creative dinners’, theatrical productions, exhibitions, films, music and photography. Yafo Creative develops select artists within the community through strategic channels and services — including branding, multimedia production and filmmaking — to further promote local art and spark new conversation and collaboration, crossing boundaries of genre and medium.

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I recently went there to hear my friend and personal genius Rotem Bar Or (from the band The Angelcy) perform solo during an “intimate session” and luckily he played my new favorite song, untitled and unreleased; here’s a glimpse for your ears only:

 

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Music

For your ears only: Marilyn’s Melancholy Mixtape

Newies – You can listen to the full playlist via this Youtube link

1 theAngelcy Giant Heart
2 Tracy Chapman Don’t Dwell
3 James Blake A Case of You
4 Sia Soon We’ll Be Found
5 Ray LaMontagne Empty
6 Elizabeth and the Catapult Golden Ink
7 José Gonzålez Crosses
8 Joan As Policewoman The Ride
9 Ray LaMontagne Hold You In My Arms
10 Adele Make You Feel My Love
11 Damien Rice The Professor & La Fille Danse
12 Regina Spektor Laughing With
13 Nom de plume Loneliness
14 Fiona Apple Never Is A Promise
15 Teddy Thompson Separate Ways
16 Aimee Mann Save Me
17 Jake Bugg Broken
18 Natalie Merchant Life Is Sweet
19 Antony & the Johnsons Hope there’s someone
20 Melanie Horsnell Sometimes
21 Melody Gardot Gone
22 Bon Iver Skinny Love
23 Sia Day Too Soon
24 Bright Eyes The First Day Of My Life
25 Rufus Wainwright Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
26 Muse Unintended
27 Kings of Convenience Toxic Girl
28 Beirut Nantes
29 Leona Naess Heavy like sunday
30 Ray LaMontagne Can I Stay
31 Rufus Wainwright Rebel Prince
32 Amy Winehouse Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
33 John Mayer Comfortable
34 Elliott Smith Miss Misery
35 James Vincent McMorrow Breaking Hearts
36 Ryan Adams The Bar Is A Beautiful Place
37 Matt Costa Astair
38 Feist So sorry
39 Rufus Wainwright Complainte de la butte
40 Ben Folds Five Evaporated
41 Regina Spektor The Sword & the Pen (Bonus Track)
42 David Gray This year’s love
43 Michael Kiwanuka Home Again
44 Let’s Go Sailing All I Want from You Is Love
45 Norah Jones Seven Years
46 Peter Von Poehl The story of the impossible
47 theAngelcy Dreamer
48 Cinematic Orchestra That home

Oldies

1 Gilbert O’Sullivan Nothing Rhymed
2 Rickie Lee Jones For No One
3 Elton John It’s Me That You Need
4 Rare Bird Sympathy
5 James Taylor You can close your eyes
6 Leonard Cohen Lover Lover Lover
7 Randy Newman Marie
8 Simon & Garfunkel April Come She Will
9 Nick Drake Saturday Sun
10 Cat Stevens Sad Lisa
11 Jim Croce Time in a bottle
12 Don McLean Babylon
13 Jefferson Starship Count On Me
14 Crosby, Stills & Nash Our House
15 Rod Stewart In a Broken Dream
16 The Alan Parsons Project Gemini
17 Elvis Costello I Want You
18 Ralph McTell Streets Of London
19 Jim Croce New York’s Not My Home
20 Billy Joel Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
21 Bob Dylan Blind Willie McTell
22 Elton John Goodbye
23 Rodriguez Sugarman
24 Nick Drake Day is done
25 The Beatles I’ll follow the sun
26 Simon & Garfunkel America
27 Liverpool Express You Are My Love
28 Billy Joel She’s got a way
29 Carole King Beautiful
30 Rosemary Clooney 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
31 Bill Withers Lovely day
32 Al Green Lean on me
33 Leonard Cohen A Singer Must Die
34 Joan Baez Forever Young
35 The Alan Parsons Project Old and wise
36 Crosby, Stills & Nash Helplessly hoping
37 David Bowie Life on Mars
38 Cat Stevens The wind
39 the Beatles While my guitar gently weeps
40 Simon & Garfunkel My little town
41 Don MacLean Starry starry night
42 Terence Trent d’Arby Let her down easy
43 Pink Floyd Wish you were here
44 The Rolling Stones Wild horses
45 Chicago Hard to say I’m sorry
46 Carly Simon You’re so vain
47 The Eagles Desperado
48 Murray Head Never even thought
49 Chris De Burgh Here is your paradise
50 Peter Sarstedt Where do you go to my lovely?

 

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new single by N8n ‘Losing Control’

Did you know my brother was a pop star? You probably already by now I come from a musical family. So my brother N8n (pronounced Nathan) is an artist, a deejay, a drummer and a performer. He’s always playing somewhere around the world, from London to Capetown, from Shanghai to Tel Aviv. And in between his live gigs, he hops in and out of the studio to record his songs. This one was produced in New York. ‘Losing Control’ is the second single from his forthcoming album ‘Imaginathan’. The new single is another catchy tune with a solid hook, hear it once and it will stick in your head. The production is minimal with N8N & producer Scott Jacoby (John legends, …) bangin’ the beat, a Fender jazz bass to give it that depth, the acoustic guitar and clavinet playin’ the groove, while the the warm harmonies and 80’s synth pad take over the chorus. Lyrically N8N sings about a bad case of the ex. ‘Goin’ out of my mind – and into your Soul – It’s breaking my heart – Feels like I’m Losing Control’

N8n performing ‘Losing Control’ live in Rothschild12 Tel Aviv

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Music · Tel Aviv

theAngelcy – cry on our shoulders

Time for a musical discovery. While recently watching “Not in Tel Aviv” by Nony Geffen (full post about the film following soon) I fell in love with a song called Giant Heart by Rotem Bar Or. Rotem is a musical emperor leading a 6-headed band called theAngelcy. He started playing guitar to impress girls, so did Leonard Cohen. The band is in the starting-blocks of a promising international career. Their first single Dreamer was an unscheduled-overnight-radio-hit and with barely two years of performances throughout Israel, they have conquered our souls and acquired a devoted following.

On Tuesday, 12-02-2012, they performed at the Tel Aviv Barby for over 700 people. It was the last show before their maternity leave, the recording of their first album. On stage, Rotem knows how to interact with his audience and keep them hooked. His songs are mostly about love but his lyrics can be violent, cruel and even sadistic. Despite prophetic loneliness and emptiness, the audience feels comforted by the music. What would Freud say about the ambiguity of those figures he sings about: the motherlover, the baby boy, the fighter, the rebel angels, the big bad wolf… It was a delight to see this eclectic-folk band live on stage, they have sweet stage dynamics and a good instrumental balance. The show ended with Rotem’s solo version of a new song called ‘Secret Room’…which just left us all yearning for more…

For optimal listening experience: 1. start with Giant Heart if you feel hooked, it’s ok, you may use the repeat1 button 2. then listen to Dreamer (also on repeat1 if needed) 3. by then you’ll probably have bought the EP “Beginner’s love” and will subscribe to all their channels to stay tuned for more: Facebook Bandcamp YouTube MySpace

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all photos © Marilyn Ambach – thanks to Canon EOS M

Music

Marilyn & Camp Cohen

Where do I start my Leonard Cohen story and how do I tell it? Needless to share the part of I’m a fan; loving his music and admiring the man. My story with LC started in my mother’s womb as my father promoted his shows in Belgium in 1974 and 1980 – my birth year. Fast forward to 2009: After working on his legendary concert in the Ramat Gan Stadium in Israel on September 24th, I was asked to join the tour in July 2010 as production assistant. When I got the call from Leonard Cohen’s tour manager, I was first of all very flattered and honoured. Of all working people they met over the years, they had chosen me. Luckily I didn’t have too much time to think, stress and prepare; we were leaving 3 weeks later. For 4 months and a half. 3 months across Europe then New Zealand, Australia, West Canada and the US. As it has now been a long time ago, some memories fade and one keeps mostly the good ones. Yes I was homesick many times. Living in a hotel, out of a suitcase and traveling is not made for everyone. Timing wasn’t good for me either for personal reasons. Being on the move all the time is not an easy thing when you are attached to your family and friends and to your comfort zone(s). But what a ‘mazal’. To see the world and to be part of the most wonderful touring company, the Unified Heart Touring Company. It’s hard work and it’s boring, it’s fast and it’s slow, it’s joy and it’s tears, it’s close and it’s far, it’s winter; it’s summer It’s all of it. All together I visited 45 different cities/countries and did over 60 shows joining the last leg of an ongoing 3 year world tour – that ended up continuing till 2013. I have visited the tour in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and kept in touch with LC until he died. So blessed to have had the privilege to work and know this man. As I said in this interview, for me Leonard Cohen was an idol that became my friend, my grandpa, my rabbi and my shrink.

Gratitude.

Collage I made a long time ago with a quote from Anthem: “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in

More info about Leonard Cohen on his website or on the Leonard Cohen Files. Follow “Notes from the road” for all updated tour info or for more souvenirs: http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/archive/2010/12

My radio tribute to Leonard Cohen
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Live music on Jaffa Port’s waterfront

Tel Aviv is divided into 9 districts that have formed naturally over the city’s history. The oldest of these is Jaffa, the ancient port city out of which Tel Aviv grew. There’s much to write about Jaffa, I’d talk about the flea-market or the ancient city but let’s focus on the port today. The Old Port of Jaffa is reputed to be one of the oldest ports in the world, notably being the port from which Jonah set off in the famous Biblical story of Jonah and the Whale. Its long and fascinating history as  strategic port in the Eastern Mediterranean continued until only recently when new ports were built south of Tel Aviv in Ashdod and north in Haifa, to cater for modern-day shipping methods. Still functional as a small fishing port, the port is currently a recreational zone featuring many restaurants and cafes with lots cultural and artistic activities.

One of my favorite spots in the Namal (port in Hebrew) is called The Container. The Container is an industrial warehouse from the 1920s that has been converted into an art project space, bar and restaurant, located on the waterfront. The NY times recently wrote: “The space fuses Red Hook grit with Levantine glam, incorporating a sweeping, 45-seat horseshoe-shaped bar under a warehouse-high ceiling that affords nice views of both the oversize wood oven in the open kitchen and the rotating exhibits on the walls. Adding to the mix is a three-times-a-week D.J. set.” And live gigs:

As my brother is coming to visit Tel Aviv again, we set up a little concert there. On Friday July 6th at 10PM, N8n will perform with his Israeli band led by drummer Ori Raz for another night of good vibes by the water, some good old funk and some new ‘raw’ material. People are advised to reserve tables, entrance is free. Join us!

More info: http://www.namalyafo.co.il/http://www.container.org.il/  03- 683 63 21

Jaffa Port – photo credit Dani Jordan

The Container by night – photo credit The Container

The Container inside – photo credit Liron Erel

The Container inside – photo credit The Royal Excursion

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