Friday, May 22, 2015

Ellie Goulding - Explosions - live at Eden Sessions 2014

Evridiki & Valantis - Den teleiwnoume pote - Never ending

CSNY 1974 live from Castlecomer-Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Black Queen

Blind Faith - Under My Thumb

Toto - Africa

Reconnecting With Toto;Indianapolis 500

Tonight is featured the hit song "Africa" by Toto.The band originated in Van Nuys,California of the Greater Los Angeles area in the 1970s and had several top five hits,including our featured track.They are still touring and recording today,having released "Toto XIV" in March 2015.The new album received 4.5 out of 5 stars from,the British ticket and music news website.Stereoboard described the LP as being masterful,with lyrics rooted in an angry post-9/11 world,where big issues are challenged and hope craved.
"Africa" reflects the band's interest in world music,as well as several other styles,including folk and jazz:
It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had*
The members of Toto started out as session musicians,backing the likes of Seals and Crofts and Sonny and Cher,among others.One of the original band members,Mike Porcaro,died of ALS on 15 March 2015.
The name "Toto" is derived from the Latin phrase "in toto," meaning "all-encompassing," reflecting the many recordings they worked on and styles they have played.*
Keyboardist Steve Porcaro co-wrote the hit song "Human Nature" with Michael Jackson.It was included on Jackson's "Thriller" LP.*
Toto is currently touring in Europe and will join with English band Yes for a North American tour beginning on 7 August.Upcoming dates for Europe:
25 May-Manchester-02 Apollo
26 May-London-Eventim Apollo
28 May-Paris-Zenith de
30 May-Amsterdam-Ziggo Dome
03 June-Copenhagen-Frederiksberg Falconer Salen
07 June-Oslo-Sentrum Scene
10 June-Bremerhaven Stadthaller
11 June-Berlin-Tempodrom*
On Sunday 24 May,the 99th annual Indianapolis 500 will be held.Starting in the first row will be 1.Scott Dixon (NZ) 2.Will Power (AUS) 3.Simon Pagenaud (FRA).Will Power is the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion.Two women are participating this year,Simona de Silvestro (SWI) and Pippa Mann (UK).The race is expected to be highly competitive,with several previous Indy 500 winners being on the grid,including American Ryan Hunter-Reay,who won last year's race.