I met Winny at school (his daughter is in my son’s class) and I quickly grew jealous of him: he seemed to be constantly travelling to one tropical paradise after another! When I enquired after his line of business I found out that he is a professional surfer – “Winny” is how bodysurfing in-the-knows call the champion Dave Winchester.
I watched a few bodysurfing videos on the net and was amazed at what Dave can do in the water: he harnesses the waves’ energy and uses it to propel his acrobatics: he remains airborne – frog legs out wide – for way longer than the laws of physics should allow and his mid-air somersaults look graceful, almost effortless. As someone with better lingo than me said on YouTube: “Winny shreds!”.
This music compilation carries Dave’s name because I pinched his surfing videos soundtracks and mixed them. Gotye contributes the first three tracks. He deservedly cleaned out this year’s ARIA awards and he just makes for a great start to my list. I owe the Cee Lo Green song to my friend Annamaria, who showed me his beautifully choreographed video; the rest is what I could find scouring the programs of a couple of US music festivals. Jovanotti features twice (both songs are from his latest album “Ora”); he is a great Italian singer songwriter and he sits – in this mix – very pretty.
|Eyes Wide Open||Gotye||Eyes Wide Open – Single|
|Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)||Gotye||Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra) – Single|
|Learnalilgivinanlovin||Gotye||Whip It (Music from the Motion Picture)|
|Dangerous Boys||The Protectors||Tarantula – EP|
|Shakeytown||I Heart Hiroshima||The Rip|
|Playing God||Paramore||Brand New Eyes (Deluxe Version)|
|A Shot In the Arm||Wilco||Summerteeth|
|Can’t Stand It||Wilco||Summerteeth|
|Cry Baby||Cee Lo Green||The Lady Killer (Deluxe)|
|La notte dei desideri||Jovanotti||Ora (Deluxe Version)|
|Megamix||Jovanotti||Ora (Deluxe Version)|
|Cinco||The Ruby Suns||Fight Softly|
|Chariots of Fire||Mission Control||Innerspace – EP|
|Smile||O. Children||O. Children (Bonus Track Version)|
|Tin Roof (feat. Nathan Edwards)||Barnstormers||Graveyard Town|
|Little Bit of Feel Good||Jamie Lidell||Jim (Bonus Video Version)|