“I wrote a song a few years back – ‘I’m Amazing’, which was, in part, inspired by Muhammad Ali’s life and struggles and at the time of his death, when so many people are celebrating his life and thinking about all he achieved, it seemed the right time to release it.” – Peter Gabriel.
Sodeoka’s neo-psychedelic work with video, GIFs and print simultaneously inhabits the world of fine art, music (he’s collaborated with bands like Tame Impala, Yeasayer and The Presets), fashion, and advertising (creating projects with brands like Apple and MTV). Sodeoka’s work has been shown all over the world, from Centre Pompidou, Tate Britain, Museum of Modern Art, Deitch Projects, La Gaîté lyrique, Baltimore Museum of Art, OneDotZero, Sonar Festival, Haifa Museum Israel, Transmediale and Whitney Museum of America's Art Artport. He’s in the permanent collections of Museum of the Moving Image as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Sodeoka’s experimental video art label, Undervolt & Co, was founded in 2013.
Demis Roussos Jerusalem Of Gold | דמיס רוסוס ירושלים של זהב
"Jerusalem of Gold" (Hebrew: ירושלים של זהב, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav) is a
popular Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer in 1967. The original song described the Jewish people's 2000-year longing to return to Jerusalem; Shemer added a final verse after the Six-Day War to celebrate Jerusalem's re-unification, after 19 years of Jordanian occupation.
If you listen carefully you can hear Demis sing a variation of famous Jewish frase that is taken from the holly book of Psalms 137:5-6: "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand lose its cunning. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy".
At a Jewish wedding after the bride has been given the ring, or at the end of the ceremony (depending on local custom), the groom breaks a glass, crushing it with his right foot while saying this frase it's a reminder that despite the joy, Jews still mourn the destruction of the Holly Temple in Jerusalem.
אם תקשיבו טוב טוב תוכלו לשמוע את דמיס שר באנגלית את החלק הראשון מהפסוק: "אִם אֶשְׁכָּחֵךְ יְרוּשָׁלַיִם, תִּשְׁכַּח יְמִינִי. תִּדְבַּק לְשׁוֹנִי לְחִכִּי אִם לֹא אֶזְכְּרֵכִי, אִם לֹא אַעֲלֶה אֶת יְרוּשָׁלַיִם עַל רֹאשׁ שִׂמְחָתִי" (תהלים קל"ז, ה'-ו')
*The video filmed and composed by Vitaly Vyazovsky
Inspired by the work of poet Anne Sexton, Mercy Street features on the first of Peter’s studio albums to have a proper title: So was a watershed release in his career. Its marriage of the artistic and the commercial made for an indisputable success, with the album quickly sitting atop the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Aside from some intriguing collaborations – with Laurie Anderson on This Is The Picture, Kate Bush on Don’t Give Up and Youssou N’Dour on In Your Eyes – it was the unity of singer, band and producer that made So such a crucial record in the Gabriel canon.
Produced by Evan K.
Mixed and mastered by R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Devil's Train) and Christian Schmid at Music Factory/Prophecy Studios (Mystic Prophecy, Suicidal Angels, Devil's Train, Steel Prophet, Eldritch etc). Keyboards by Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Serious Black, Outloud).