Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 45:26 minutes | 520 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The jazz hipster is a kind of quirky subgenre that has been around since the late 40s or so, appearing about the time of the beboppers. They combine beat poetry with clever, often tongue-in-cheek lyrics accompanied by bop-oriented jazz. There have been a couple generations of them, going back to Eddie Jefferson and Jon Hendricks, along with Bob Dorough, Mose Allison and Dave Frishberg. It’s a genre that has few, if any new significant performers coming up. But Ben Sidran carries on, through an interesting and varied career. Ben Sidran’s new release (about his 34th), is called "Picture Him Happy"…
Robert Earl Keen - Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions (2015) {Dualtone Music 80302-01685-27}

Robert Earl Keen - Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions (2015) {Dualtone Records 80302-01685-27}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 321 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Dualtone Music | 80302-01685-27
Bluegrass / Country / Country Folk / Folk / Progressive Country / Americana

Robert Earl Keen has been playing the Texas singer/songwriter circuit for over three decades, and as a guy who often favors the acoustic side of the country and Americana music scenes, it's no kind of surprise that he's crossed paths with the bluegrass music community, and it certainly makes sense that he's a fan. What is a bit of a surprise is not that Keen has decided to cut a bluegrass album, but that the respected tunesmith has chosen to make it a collection of covers rather than writing a new set of songs.

The Lucksmiths - Happy Secret (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 13, 2017
The Lucksmiths - Happy Secret (1999)

The Lucksmiths - Happy Secret (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 163 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 70 Mb | Scans included
Indie Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: Candle | # LUCKY 6 | Time: 00:27:46

Happy Secret collects a number of recordings made by Australia's Lucksmiths in 1998, a year during which they toured Europe with Belle & Sebastian and evidently fine-tuned certain elements of their sound, as well. The recordings are certainly the band's best work to that point, dropping the goofy, whimsical attitudes that occasionally hampered A Good Kind of Nervous and concentrating instead on evocative acoustic pop. This move is a very, very good thing. Many of the songs on Happy Secret recall Billy Bragg's best late-'80s work (the lighter side of Don't Try This at Home), or some of the songwriting on the Smiths' self-titled debut, and the record's avoidance of cheekily clever lyrics or overly bouncy song constructions calls for the band's music to be taken as seriously as it probably deserves. The Lucksmiths' intimate, organic sound (acoustic guitars, lightly brushed drums, and plenty of tasteful vocal harmonies) assures their appeal to Belle & Sebastian's many fans, but the giant leap Happy Secret makes from A Good Kind of Nervous should prove the band to be much more than some sort of Belle & Sebastian replacement.

The Happy Film (2016)  Video

Posted by JohnSmith at June 26, 2017
The Happy Film (2016)

The Happy Film (2016)
HDRip | MKV / AVC@1312 kb/s | 720x400 | 1h 34mn | 1 GB | English: AC3, 192 kb/s (2 ch)
WEB-DL 720p | MKV / AVC@4040 kb/s | 1280x720 | 1h 34mn | 2.77 GB
English: AAC, 145 kb/s (2 ch) | Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary

Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister is doing well. He lives in New York, the city of his dreams, and he has success in his work, designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z and the Talking Heads. But in the back of his mind he suspects there must be something more. He decides to turn himself into a design project. Can he redesign his personality to become a better person? Is it possible to train his mind to get happier? He pursues 3 controlled experiments of meditation, therapy, and drugs, grading himself along the way. But real life creeps in and confounds the process: art, sex, love, and death prove impossible to disentangle. His unique designs and painfully personal experiences mark a journey that travels closer to himself than ever intended.
George Harrison/The London Radha Krishna Temple - Chant And Be Happy (2002) **[RE-UP]**

George Harrison/The London Radha Krishna Temple - Chant And Be Happy (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 300 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 136 mb
Genre: world, Indian classical, Krishna pop, meditative

Chant And Be Happy is the 2002 CD reissue of Radha Krishna (Krsna) Temple (London)'s first and only album on Apple Records in 1971, produced by George Harrison. It is the entire album in full, similar to the 1991 and 1993 CD reissues, but not the 2010 reissue with a B-side and unreleased song. What this 2002 does have is a conversation between Harrison, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada of the Radha Krishna Temple, not released anywhere else.

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 7, 2017
Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:45:26 | 266 Mb
Jazz | Label: Bonsaï Music, Nardis Music

"With the title track, Ben Sidran delivers one of the most insightful songs in a career full of them; in it, he rearranges the paradigm to suggest how we might buck up against situations that seem hopeless. His timing couldn't be better. His stylistic mentor, the late Mose Allison, would be proud." - Neil Tesser, Grammy winning author and Host of the syndicated program 'Jazz With Neil Tesser'. PICTURE HIM HAPPY is a response to the saying that our music is made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions: you often can’t affect what happens but you can determine how you respond to it. It’s a record that’s right on time.

Happy-Go-Lucky [Be Happy] 2008  Video

Posted by galmuchet at April 29, 2017
Happy-Go-Lucky [Be Happy] 2008

Happy-Go-Lucky [Be Happy] 2008
DVDrip | MKV H264-1403 | AAC@160 | 720X308 | 2 Audio Tracks: English_1 French_2 | Sub: French (emb) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1H53 | 1.4 Gb
Comedy | UK 10 Oct 2008 | Director Mike LEIGH

Thirty years old and single, Poppy (née Pauline) Cross shares a London flat with her best friend Zoe. When her bicycle is stolen, Poppy decides to take driving lessons for the first time in her life. Her driving instructor, Scott, is emotionally repressed, plagued with anger problems, and given to conspiracy theories, racism, and misogyny. His student's bubbly personality and apparent lack of responsibility initially annoy him…

Nouvelle Vague - I Could Be Happy (2016) {Kwaidan}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at April 10, 2017
Nouvelle Vague - I Could Be Happy (2016) {Kwaidan}

Nouvelle Vague - I Could Be Happy (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | RAR | 235 mb
Indie Pop | Label: Kwaidan Records

‘I Could Be Happy‘, the band’s fifth studio album and also an original track by Altered Images, does just that showcasing 6 more handpicked and carefully crafted reworkings of tracks from the likes of Brian Eno, The Ramones and The Cure to name a few. In contrast with previous releases ‘I Could Be Happy‘ is the first release to feature original material from Nouvelle Vague themselves and while these tracks don’t have the same “damn, I know this track, but do I…” feeling that their previous repertoire offered they remain accomplished and enjoyable within their own right.
Horslips – Happy To Meet… (1972) Atco Records/SD 7030 – 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Horslips – Happy To Meet… Sorry To Part
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Atco Records/SD 7030 | Release: 1972 | Original US Issue: 1973 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
Entry into the exclusive club of “professional musicians” is often a gradual and painful process. Based on recorded documents, such was not the case with Horslips, who came to the game fully formed and ready to rock n reel. I’m sure they paid their dues in a live setting for years, even if that included weddings, funerals, and christenings, as off the cuff performing is often part and parcel of Irish culture. Whatever the case, “Happy to Meet…Sorry to Part” is a landmark celtic rock recording and a stunning debut, and this applies whether you are a celtic music fan, a progressive fan, a rocker, or any combination thereof.

Happy Mum, Happy Baby: My adventures into motherhood  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at March 1, 2017
Happy Mum, Happy Baby: My adventures into motherhood

Happy Mum, Happy Baby: My adventures into motherhood by Giovanna Fletcher
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1473651204 | 368 pages | EPUB | 4 MB