Music Monday: Turkish Music

I’m still on vacation in Istanbul!

So here’s some Turkish music for you:

Para Yok by Murat Boz

This video reminds me of a 1980s Trapper Keeper :)

Dilli Düdük by Tarkan

More quick transitions!

Görüs Mesafesi by Ozan

It’s dance party time with those crazy light suits!

Beni Benimle Bırak by MaNga

Not sure what’s up with the distortion, or why the violinists are in creepy masks, but the 10ish seconds of record scratching reminds me of Linkin Park.

Bit Pazarı (Bubbling Remix) by Yalın

I could only find a remix of good audio quality on the Youtubes. This song just makes me happy; I have no idea why.

Aşka İnat by Yusuf Güney feat. Rafet El Roman & Eren Atasoy

This is just another happy song with a cheesy video :)

I apparently know a lot of Turkish party songs. And only guy singers.

What do you think? Do you like these songs? Am I missing any awesome Turkish artists? Let me know in the comments!

Music Monday: Mux Mool Concert

Last Monday brought with it a splendid evening of O’Donovan’s Irish Pub, the 7th Street Entry, and the local electronic musician Mux Mool.

After a long day, I started the fun portion of Monday at O’Donovan’s Irish Pub. When O’Donovan’s isn’t packed with sports fans, it’s one of my favorite bars. Luckily for me and my friends, it was one of their quiet nights.

Why do I love them so much?

  1. Powers Whiskey
  2. They don’t skimp on the booze
  3. The bartenders are amazing

After a couple drinks and some appetizers, we headed across the street to the 7th Street Entry to see Mux Mool. It’s been over a year since I’ve been to the Entry and I forgot how much I loved it. Small and dark with a loud sound system, the Entry is a great hole-in-the-wall venue.

We arrived in time to catch the final opening act, Connie Hawkins, and while I enjoyed his music at the show, I found myself thinking, “I don’t think I’d listen to this recorded—only live.” There are a few performers I have this sentiment for, usually bands my friends bring me to see, but nonetheless, it was fun at the time.

Soon enough, Mux Mool hopped on stage.His set on Monday had more remixes than I was expecting, as I’ve only heard his original music. While entertaining, I enjoy his originals more. Although, there was one remix that I loved—Love Shack by the B-52s. . . set to video of DragonBallZ, specifically the fight between Goku and Frieza. But my DBZ obsession is for another post on another day.

Check out Mux Mool online:
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I’m Going to Istanbul!

I start my vacation on St. Patty’s Day, TOMORROW!

A friend and I will be taking the wonderfully inexpensive Megabus to Chicago, where we will get into appropriately themed shenanigans for the evening.

Monday morning we start the long airplane journey. From Chicago to Atlanta to Rome to Istanbul—that’s Monday to Wednesday of planes and layovers. The good news, we’re in Rome long enough to leave the airport! Woohoo!

We’ll be hanging out in Istanbul for 5 days, after which we get to enjoy that flight process again.

Even though I’m out of the country, there will be posts! I’ve scheduled a couple to go live while I’m gone, so keep an eye on your feeds or check back here for your Music Monday fix!

And after I return, there will be pictures! Lots of pictures.

Now I leave you with this song that gets brought up every time I say I’m going to Istanbul: