That’s what i call a drum solo

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Whales/man

I just uploaded some of the songs I recorded in September for a film called “Whales/man”, which was directed by Konstantinos Antonopoulos. Feel free to check them out.

New era

Once  again this blog has been feeling neglected for quite a long time. But guess what, we are back… A lot of things have been going on lately. First of all, Yannos came back from Berlin. Minas moved to the Big Apple, not the one in Kolonaki, the real thing. He will probably stay there for at least 4 years. So, our line up has changed again. But it’s not a big deal, since we ‘ve got quite used to it. Stelios Provis aka Psomis (planet of zeus, flibber, mc yinka&urbanix) is now a proud member of the fingers crossed family. The good news is that we have already started working on our second album and we feel really excited with the new sound. Many songs, many ideas, a lot of work. So keep in touch…

The following video is a live version of a song from one of my favourite bands, Jaga Jazzist, who ‘ve just returned from a four year hiatus and just released a new single called “One armed Bandit”. The album is due in January. A great youtube user just uploaded a whole high quality concert of them.

Serafeim, fingers crossed

A helpful online guide to the greek “underground” music scene

First of all I’d like to make clear, that the use of quotations in the title is just because I ‘m not quite fond of the term underground. So , for those of you who have lost track of the latest releases or have no idea of what I’m talking about, here’s a really great blog. Many releases,  descriptions, download links, buy it links, myspace links etc. I’m sure you’ll attain a quite well rounded knowledge of the scene. Have fun…

Serafeim, fingers crossed

PS: We are not included in this blog, mainly because we have a well established international career and sell millions of records.

Should I???

One of my favourite bands are Benevento Russo duo… Consisted of two great musicians, Marco Benevento (various keyboards) and Joe Russo (drummer), the duo are what the critics like to call a pop version of jazz…To me it’s just jazz in the 00’s. They have released three  lps,”Darts”,  “Best reason to buy the sun” and “Play pause stop”, with all of them being great recordings… Marco has also released two lps as a solo artist , “Invisible Baby” and “Me not me”, which feature a great bunch of musicians such as Andrew Barr, Reed Mathis and Matt Chamberlain.

So, why am I telling you all this? I’m currently thinking of trying to get them to perform live, here in Athens. I’ve been thinking a lot  about this lately and I need your help. So, check them out and tell me what you think. Or maybe you could even suggest another band to me and hopefully make my day with some music I’ve never heard of. And who knows if this thing works we might have a chance of getting all this artists, that we think we are the only ones in Greece who listen to their music, actually play for us live, without having to spend all of our money. Think about it…

Serafeim, Fingers Crossed

Back from holidays…

I’m not ready to write anything, so here’s a link of my current favourite artist… Caught him live in June….Blew my mind…Waiting for his debut album in October…Ep and mixtapes already available….

Serafeim, fingers crossed

SSFLogicNinja is a nice person.

Nice people are hard to find these days and I’m pretty sure I’ve found one.. This guy’s name is David Earl (or you can call him SFLogicNinja, he doesn’t really care) and apart from being a nice person he is a Logic Pro Guru

And he is kind enough to share his expertise on Logic Pro with you who are completely lazy to read the manual of this amazing but complicated programme.
How?
By shooting Logic Pro tutorial videos and uploading them on Youtube
Yes, I know tutorial videos is nothing new but this guy is the best I’ve seen, really skilled, organized (more than 40 lessons ranging from basics to advanced stuff) and he explains complicated  procedures in a way that even a 6 year old would understand. And all of this is of course free of charge. Nice.

Kids, say thank you to mister Earl..

 

Yannos, fingers crossed