Fiona Apple - Hot Knife

From one of the truest eccentric living artists out there, down below is Fiona Apple's latest music video to her song titled Hot Knife, the closing #10 track from her most recent album titled "The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do".


The director is a former Apple flame, Paul David Anderson, who directed other Fiona Apple music videos including "Across the Universe" in 1998, "Fast as You Can" in 1999, as well as the "Limp" and "Paper Bag" music videos in 2000.

True to her authentic form, looking very healthy and in the moment with zeal for her craft, Fiona Apple's beauty shines with her minimalist music arrangement that uses only a drum and sparse piano as she layers her own voice into thick harmonies and a jungle of sound that is all her. Another tasty work of substance by Apple and Anderson destined for classic status amongst us cult followers. GC

Fiona Apple - Hot Knife


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Uncle Sam Goddamn

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The rapper known as Brother Ali lays it down with glaring reality. It's a public service announcement to not drink the Cool-Aid. His opening words to his now classic song titled Uncle Sam Goddamn: "Welcome to the United Snakes, Home of the thief, Home of the slave..." is how he starts off the beginning of his portrayal of a flawed electorate and the related truths of U.S. Government Policy. He raps down layers of tongue lashings at the government as well as the voter.

Brother Ali - Uncle Sam Goddamn


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Brother Ali borrowed ideas for his own Uncle Sam Goddamn from Nina Simone, making the song sort of a tribute to the late great artist. In fact, there the last second of the video features Ali wearing a Nina Simone t-shirt. Lyrically, her borrowed her line: "A show tune, but the show hasn't been written for it yet." Simone's song titled Mississippi Goddamn was written by her in 1964 as a protest song that was banned in several southern states.

Nina Simone performing Mississippi Goddam


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Glastonbury 2013 (76 video playlist)

Active since 1970, the Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. At present, the playlist below of over 70 performances at Glastonbury 2013 contains the following artists in this order: Mumford and Sons, The xx, Bastille, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Rita Ora, Palma Violets, FOALS, Enter Shikari, Public Enemy, Ben Howard, Vampire Weekend, HAIM, Laura Mvula, alt-J, Alice Russell, Jake Bugg, Peace, Solange, Tame Impala, Miles Kane, Portishead, Primal Scream, Two Door Cinema Club, Example, Hurts, James Blake, Bobby Womack, Lianne La Havas, The Congos, Kenny Rogers, Villagers, Ondatropica, Public Image Limited, Rufus Wainwright, Django Django, Tim Burgess, I Am Kloot, Dub Colossus, Deap Vally, Chase and Status, Arctic Monkeys, Elvis Costello, Alabama Skakes, The Bombay Royals, Ed Harcourt, The Stripes, Daughter, Devandra Banhart, The Horrors, Goat, Local Natives, King Krule, The Limineers, Tom Tom Club, Seasick Steve, Toro Y Moi, Dinosaur Jr., Johnny Marr, Maverick Sabre, The Vaccines, Everything Everything, Savages, Toy, The Orb featuring Kakatsitsi, Calexico, BADBADNOTGOOD, Michael Kiwanuka, Courteeners, Of Monsters and Men, Steve Mason, Cat Power, Phoenix, Sergio Mendes, The Smashing Pumpkins and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Enjoy! GC



and... The Rolling Stones were invited to play Glastonbury for the first time in their long career. Here are a few small snippets. Hopefully more full length videos will follow soon.



And... here is Music Television favorite artist Lianne La Havas backstage :)

Lianne La Havas Backstage at Glastonbury 2013