How was your weekend? Marvelous, I trust! With Fashion Week already on a roll, I imagine your inner fashionista is getting some royal treats! Thank you for being with me again another amazing week, thank you for your great and insightful comments! I hope the week to come will be your best so far!
You know we had this emotionally charged weekend – years have passed but people will always remember 9/11. I though I’d bring you something different for this week’s break. Something… international. Fool’s Gold with Nadine. Give it a try and tell me what you think. (more info right after the jump!)
Fool’s Gold comes from Los Angeles and brings together a handful of cultures and musical traditions (African, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Malian). The band is composed of Luke Top and Lewis Pesacov, Erica Garcia, Garrett Ray, Matt Popieluch, Orpheo McCord, Michael Tapper, Salvador Placencia, Jimmy Vincent, Amir Kenan and Brad Caulkins. Their first album, Fool’s Gold was released about a year ago (September 29 2009) and Nadine is a relevant sample of what these guys can do.
The video was directed by Tom Petty’s daughter (Adria Petty), filmed on location at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and features the musicians surrounded by dead people, trying to achieve this higher level of conscience where we’d all be celebrating together, regardless the oh-so-many factors that differentiate us and keep us so far apart. ( I wish I could understand the lyrics – unfortunately, I have no knowledge of Hebrew so I can only appreciate the tune from a musical/visual perspective. However, I get a really good feeling when listening to it and I hope you will too!)