Archive for the ‘travel’ Category

Norway

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The sad and tragic events in Norway of late have made me nostalgic about my trip/tour there in late ’09. I found it to be a wonderful, beautiful and welcoming place. Here’s some photos of my journey. Lenge leve Norge!

Castellers

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Casteller from Mike Randolph on Vimeo.

Bombay/España/El Guincho

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I must admit, I didn’t really “get” El Guincho’s album “Alegranza” until listening to it on a train ride from Barcelona to Zaragoza.  Looking out over ancient buildings covered in graffiti, blue mountains rising up from rainbow showered plains full of small farm plots surrounded by archaic looking weeds, the music suddenly made sense and provided the perfect soundtrack to the passing countryside.  The mix of history, cultura, scenery, architecture and innovative creativity make Spain one of the most incredible places I’ve visited and El Guincho seems to be good at encapsulating that into sound.  This mind blowing video takes that to a whole new place!  The Sagan-esque intro is pretty awesome too. (NSFW or kids/parents?)

New Album

Friday, May 14th, 2010

I think I’m getting close to finishing recording on a new album.  Can’t say much more than that for now so I’ll post another picture of Spain’s huge slides instead.  Note the sliding technique.

Helter Skelter

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Tulsa

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Hardest Part/Billie Jean video

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Here’s a short video clip with excerpts from upcoming single “The Hardest Part” and my version of “Billie Jean” at Legal in Bergen courtesy of Untz Untz Records.

out of germany

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

From Bergen show

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

IandI live at Legal in Bergen, Norway Oct. 2009. photo by DJ Pastor

Untz Untz Records 12″ sampler out

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The good fellows at Untz Untz Bergen who put on the Bergen show I played have their first vinyl sampler out!  It features tracks by: Telephones, Velfred, Touchable Terrence, and Solli Diskoklubb.  Apparently the Norwegian culture minister Anniken Huitfeldt had to say about Velferd’s – ‘Driveby’ track:
“Man tenker seg noe veldig traust sosialdemokratisk(om artistnavnet Velferd), men dette er jo veldig kult.” “Dette er ny Velferd, en veldig god velferd, som vi trenger nå.”
In English: “This is very cool. We need Velferd NOW.”

Can’t front on that! Read more and mail order a copy here. BTW say Untz Untz a couple of times and you’ll get the onomatopoeic nature of their name and something about their tunes.

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