Archive for September, 2015

Rattle That Lock

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    (voting open until 20 October 2015)


Show notes for the 424th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Fr Rob GaleaGet Up Again
Songs by Fr Rob Galea have been featured on this podcast for many years. It therefore stands to reason that when he his the big time in Australia – through his stellar X-Factor appearance – we once again play his latest song. It’s sad to see that striking a balance between his pastoral duties and his use of song to spread the word was had to hold. To me, someone somewhere is not seeing the bigger picture.

Kiyomi Vella – Eternal Dream
Staying down under, I was recently very pleasantly surprised to discover the Maltese-Australian singer whose mother is Japanese. Her work came to my attention through a comparison that Marlene Galea (formerly of SBS and now known as Marlene Scicluna) made with the recent fashion film release by QUE Design Studio featuring Maltese singer Ecca Muscat.

Cryptic Street – 103 (Strager EP)
Going from strength to strength, Malta’s foremost all-girl rock band has released an EP entitled Stranger, featuring one of my favourite Maltese-language tracks of all time – i.e. Kull Lejla, which I urge you to vote as my top pick in the online release category on the MMI 2014 Listener’s Top Picks poll. They’ve released 103 as a radio single to promote the EP but I must say that I’m a little surprised that they haven’t also release a promotional video to go along with it. If/when they do, you can be sure I’ll add it here.

Sempliċiment Tat-TriqĦadd Mhu Illegali
Malta’s hip hip enfants terribles never shy away from difficult subject matter. This release is no exception and features a tri-lingual commentary on one of the hottest current affairs topics of recent times: refugees and immigrants crossing the Mediterranean in Europe. They gladly spit all their bile against xenophobic types who dare say they’re not racists. Don’t expect to hear this on your favourite radio station any time soon.

AscendorWar Inside My Head

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


Jeremy

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Show notes for the 423rd Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

Mykill feat. Kurt CallejaWaiting in the Sun

The VeltsForeigner
Currently riding high on the MMI 2014 Listeners’ Picks poll this band has just released this track. This means that the band is rather active and their loyal fans keen to please an act that provides them with a steady string of releases.

Toby FarrugiaDe Soleil
I really like the sound of this track. I dare say that Toby’s sound has matured considerably over the years. He has been a real contender for quite some time but listening to this particular track I must say that he deserves all the praise he gets.

Thea SalibaDo It Again

Dolls for IdolsBerlin

The RSS feed for the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast is available here or you can simply click here to subscribe directly with iTunes. You can also follow each new episode through the MMI Podcast: Facebook Fan Page. An archive of MMI podcast is also available on Mixcloud. If you have no idea what any of this means, just enjoy listening to the podcast on the player right below this text.


MMI 2014 Listeners’ Picks Poll

mmi2014You can now vote for your top picks from 2014 in the following categories:

  • Top Album
  • Top Single or EP
  • Top Music Video
  • Top Online Release
  • Top Overseas-based Artists

Please vote on all five categories for your top picks from the 2014 music releases featured during the Mużika Mod Ieħor podcasts from last year.

A full list of nominations is available through the M3P, as in previous years. No further nominations are being accepted at this point and any suggestions or omissions will be considered for inclusion in the 2015 poll. Please vote on all the five categories on the poll right below this text…and spread the word though Facebook and/or Twitter.

The results from this 2014 MMI Listeners’ Picks Poll will be available during a special podcast in the series, which will be released on Saturday 24 October 2015.

The 2015 edition will hopefully be available at the customary time this year.

Both editions of the MMI Listeners’ Picks poll are brought to you by the web team at QUE Design Studio. Their support is greatly appreciated.

The MMI 2014 Listener’s Picks Poll 2014 was not published towards the end of last year. This was mainly due to a technical issue but also because this whole thing runs on a shoestring budget supported by just a couple of people. Anyway, the saying “better late than never” fits really well here. 


What if?

What if I started blogging regularly again?

This thought has been on my mind quite a bit over the past few days.  Firstly I am rather impressed by the blog at the new QUE Design Studio website. And secondly old-timer Antonio Olivari has (apparently) taken to blogging fairly regularly again.

What if the whole microblogging thing on Twitter, the photoblogging thing on Instagram, and the nonsense that is Facebook were all just fads?

What if blogging is really where it’s at?