Two best songs in the world

July 28, 2006 at 12:33 am (Classics, Future Classic, Grumble Grumble, random, Songs, Summer Banger!!!)

So a couple of weeks go the BBC Proms started. They take place over about two and a half months and there’s pretty much a concert every night. They were set up about 100 years ago by some dude who wanted classical music for everyone – every convcert has something like 1000 tickets reserved to buy on the door for £5. Its so fucking cool, the Albert Hall is beautifull and you get to sit up in the gallery where its all cool and just hang out. Me and my friend have been going a bunch and you just rock up with a bottle of wine or some beers and sit on the floor listening to amazing classical music. So I’ve always loved some classical but never really known what to look for but the other night I saw something amazing. It was Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet adapted for an orchestra and I’m telling you its the fucking shit. The best bit is a section called the Death of Tybalt and its so intense, with all these repetetive drums and violin stabs that put hairs on the back of your neck. Seriousl, this is what I call a power tun, one that you put on your pod when you step off the tube or subway and walk and it makes you feel 10ft tall, like Chin High by Roots Manuva.

A few days after seeing the Prokofiev I saw my favorite band of the moment Guillemots. They were playing at Love Box and it is testament to how lame the punters are there – they were playing on a huge fucking stage to about 100 people – DAYUMS what wrong with them – I don’t know where this tune comes from as its not on their EP or album but its seriously power (but not in a 10ft way)

Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet ‘The Death of Tybalt’

The Guillemots – Sea

There are so many versions of Romeo and Juliet, I’ll let you find your own way but you can purchase the Gillemots debut from Fantastic Plastic Oh and because I’m all happy and drunk from seeing Mahler’s 4th at the Proms tonight and afterwoods I was singing this song so you can have it – beep beep

The Guillemots – Never Went To Church (The Streets Cover)

Oh and you should check the BBC here and you can find out what’s on and listen to it all online avec commentary. Happy Time!

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2 Comments

  1. Tomcat said,

    Heh Heh…
    Suddenly my new favourite thing is flying around on google earth listening to Prokofiev
    which is SO worth getting if you don’t already
    http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

    T

  2. junior b said,

    You have me intrigued but the files are expired. Any chance at a reupload?

    thanks
    -j.r.b

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