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The shark has such teeth, dear: From Mackie Messer to Mack The Knife

He has travelled a long way, through space and time. Ever since his first appearance in Germany in 1928, the story of Mack The Knife has been told by many artists. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: Buckshot LeFonque- Another Day

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In 1997, the American group Buckshot LeFonque released one of their most successful singles. The band was found by Branford Marsalis, who played with artists like Miles Davis and Sting, and as a result of that, he wanted to play the styles of those artists in one. It ment a fusion of rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop and R&B (who could have thought these could be mixed?). The band was almost a complete orchestra, including some DJ’s. The song charted at number 5 in the Netherlands. Enjoy

Buckshot LeFonque- Another Day

Song of the day: Dire Straits- Money For Nothing

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In 1985, the Dire Straits released the album Brothers In Arms, which would be a big hit album. The song is about a working class man, who comments on music videos. The intro is sung by Sting, who also was a co-writer. Mark Knopfler wanted to imitate the guitar playing of ZZ Top in the song, and though the guitarist of ZZ Top did not tell Knopfler a thing about it, he has said that Knopfler did do a very good job. The video of the song was the first to be aired on MTV Europe… In the US it was number 1, in the UK number 4. Enjoy

Dire Straits- Money For Nothing

Song of the day: Sting- Love Is The Seventh Wave

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In 1985, Sting released his first solo album, The Dream Of The Blue Turtles. The first single of the album was If You Love Somebody Set Them Free, and this was the second single. It describes how love conquers all of the other problems. The end of the song refers to Every Breath You Take, by the Police. This contrasts, because it’s about the dark side of love… Enjoy

Sting- Love Is The Seventh Wave

Song of the day: The Police- Walking On The Moon

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A hit from the seventies! It was a single from the second album by the Police. A nice detail is that the song was written by Sting, when he was drunk… he just had a certain riff in his head, and went walking around his hotel room, singing “Walking round the room ya ya walking round the room”. At least it was good for number 1 in the UK! Enjoy

The Police- Walking On The Moon

Song of the day: Sting- Englishman In New York

Hello everyone,

Here’s the song for today, with another nice clip!

The song of today has a simple clip, but a very good song.

And the fact that the clip is simple, makes the music better. And with this music, the clip is good as well.
What do we see? A band playing the song, and a man walking in the streets of New York.

This man is Sting, and he is, just like the song predicts, an Englishman in New York.

And I love this song. When I hear this saxophone, I want to listen to the whole song, no matter what.
Tomorrow two songs, and I have some good ones for you!!

You know, I sometimes feel like an Englishman in New York, too.”“That’s strange! You aren’t even English!”