segunda-feira, 6 de julho de 2009

Daniel Merriweather, esse promete !!!!

Vai em Ingles agora !!! (preguiça de traduzir mesmo)

Musica

Merriweather's first commercially released recording was a guest appearance on the track "All I Want" from Australian dance act Disco Montego's self-titled album in 2002. This was followed by a guest appearance on DJ/Producer Mark Ronson's Here Comes the Fuzz album ("She's Got Me") in 2003. His debut solo single "City Rules" (produced by Ronson and featuring raps from New York MC Saigon) followed in early 2004 with the aforementioned "She's Got Me" released as its follow-up. While neither song had any huge commercial success, both songs became favourites in Australian clubs and urban music circles; and won APRA and ARIA awards ([1][2]); with "City Rules" also getting some airplay on the major Australian commercial radio stations FOX FM (Melbourne)/2Day FM and B105. In 2005 he cowrote and coproduced much of friend Phrase's debut album Talk With Force; also lending vocals to three tracks including the single "Catch Phrase". A 2006/7 collaboration with Ronson (a version of The Smiths' "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before"), had huge commercial success in the UK where it was released as the lead-off single for Ronson's album "Version" (reaching number two on the chart).

Daniel's fist commercially available album Love and War was released in June 2009, reaching #2 on the UK albums chart. The album was preceded by the singles "Change" and "Red", which both made the top 10 on the UK singles charts.

Daniel cites Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jeff Buckley and Herbie Hancock as his major influences.

Vida Pessoal


Growing up in the Dandenong ranges area of Melbourne, Australia, Daniel attended The Patch Primary School,[citation needed] Billanook College,[citation needed] Blackburn High School and Swinburne Senior Secondary College.[citation needed] His musical education began with violin lessons at the age of four; after dropping out of school, he focused all his attention on music, taking vocal lessons and performing in clubs around Melbourne[3] He currently divides his time mostly between New York, and London.

Tours

Daniel has supported Kanye West on his Australian tour, opened for Biz Markie in Brooklyn and Justin Timberlake in London; and headlined 2004's "City Rules" tour of Australia with Mark Ronson, Scribe and P-Money. He has performed live on various radio and television programs, including Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Triple J's Hip Hop show, Radio 1's Live Lounge show, and Sunrise. He has performed at various festivals and events including the Montreux Jazz Festival (alongside Erick Sermon); the 2004 St Kilda Festival and 2004 Melbourne World AIDS Day Concert.

During 2007, he toured the UK with Mark Ronson (as well as performing several solo shows). He also performed with Mark and the BBC Concert Orchestra at the 2007 BBC Electric Proms. He also performed at the MTV Video Music Awards on 9 September 2007 alongside Ronson who acted as the official DJ for the proceedings. On 22 February 2008, he appeared on BBC Radio One with Mark Ronson to perform a special version of his track 'Stop Me' as part of the early morning Chris Moyles breakfast show.

He also played at the 2008 Brit Awards alongside Mark Ronson. Also, he sang "stop me" on stage during Mark Ronson's Glastonbury 2008 set.Daniel performed in Australia for the first time since 2006 at the Global Gathering shows in November 2008 with Mark Ronson's Version Players. Daniel is set to play at this years Oxegen festival in Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare, Ireland. He has appeared on The Justin Lee Collins Show and Britain's Got More Talent.


Discografia

The Fifth Season (2006)
Love and War (2009)


Premios

Year Award Category Title Result
2004 ARIA Awards Best Urban Release "City Rules" Nominated
2005 APRA Awards Most Performed Dance Work Won
ARIA Awards Best Urban Release "She's Got Me"

links externos


Referencias

Duvida Razoavel, por Kentaro Mori

EARTH: The Pale Blue Dot from Michael Marantz on Vimeo.



“Éramos caçadores e coletores. A fronteira estava por toda parte. Éramos limitados apenas pela Terra, pelo oceano e pelo céu. A estrada aberta ainda nos chama suavemente. O nosso pequeno globo terráqueo é o hospício dessas centenas de milhares de milhões de mundos. Nós, que não conseguimos pôr ordem sequer em nosso planeta natal, dilacerado por rivalidades e ódios, vamos nos aventurar pelo espaço? Quando estivermos preparados para colonizar sistemas planetários próximos, teremos mudado. A simples passagem de tantas gerações nos terá mudado. A necessidade nos terá mudado. Somos uma espécie adaptável. Não seremos nós que chegaremos à Alfa do Centauro e às demais estrelas próximas. Será uma espécie muito parecida conosco, com mais virtudes e menos fraquezas que nós. Mais segura, previdente, capaz e sensata. Apesar de todos os nossos fracassos, a despeito de nossas limitações e falibilidades, somos capazes de grandeza. Que novas maravilhas, jamais sonhadas em nossos tempos, teremos elaborado em mais uma geração? E em outra mais? Até onde nossa espécie nômade terá errado no final do próximo século? E do próximo milênio? Nossos descendentes remotos, estabelecidos com segurança em muitos mundos pelo Sistema Solar e mais além, serão unidos pela sua herança comum, pela sua consideração para com o planeta natal e pelo conhecimento de que, sejam quais forem as outras formas de vida possíveis, os únicos seres humanos em todo o Universo vêm da Terra. Erguerão e forçarão os olhos para descobrir o ponto azul no céu. Ficarão maravilhados ao perceber como era outrora vulnerável o repositório de todo o nosso potencial, como foi perigosa a nossa infância, como foram humildes as nossas origens, quantos rios tivemos de cruzar antes de encontrar nosso caminho”.

- Carl Sagan, “Pálido Ponto Azul

Vídeo de Michael Marantz com narração do próprio Sagan. [via Massa Crítica]

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