Time for a musical post…
…and a short trip down memory lane!
There was a time, my husband [Oannes] and I hadn’t met and followed solo musical careers, before creating our duet, MK-O.
Looking back at videos during those years, we came up with a couple of live performances.
Fan to watch after all those years [at least to us].
So here they are:
• Socratis [aka Oannes], on keyboards/voice, with his band ‘Blue Light’ performing live at Rodon Live, in 1989
Full ‘Blue Light’ album:
• and yours truly, introducing songs from my first album “Pote & Tipota” [“Never and Nothing” – to be recorded a year later for Virgin/EMI], at Gennadius Library, in honor of the poet, Elias Petropoulos [whose poems I put music to], in 1998.
[friendly warning to anyone suffering with motion sickness: please watch with caution!]
Full ‘Pote & Tipota’ album, was uploaded at an earlier post, here: A musical Monday [as well as our first MK-O album ‘Ovation’]
band e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
nice to meet you again, Marina!
Hope all is well!
Wow, wow, wow!! I’m so late getting here (blush, blush!), and now I’m really kicking myself (a difficult maneuver, even for a nimble chap like me) because little did I know I was missing an incredible concert by The Painting Goddess Herself!! This is absolutely amazing!!!! 🎳💥
My dear Marina!! You have achieved that most elusive of aestheticisms which combines art, beauty, poetry, music, and performance!! In fact, the only other time I’ve seen it done is when I walked out into my own backyard the other morning and sang I’m Called Little Buttercup, scaring all the birds and squirrels! Yes– it’s very rare!! 🎨🌹⭐️🎤🎭🏆
True the video camera trembled a lot– but so did I!! In fact, I’m still shaking with deep emotion!! You looked so lovely and radiant and sang so beautifully. What a haunting, ethereal voice you have! No wonder that when you hum to yourself as you paint, all the songbirds on Mt. Olympus flock to your studio and take notes!! Poor devils– they just can’t compete!! 🐔🐤🐦🐧🚽
It looked like a full house, and the audience seemed totally mesmerized. So was I, just watching the film!! If I’d been there in person, I know I would have swooned, and then there would have been paramedics and an ambulance driver in the video– not good, dear me, no… 😳😍☺️🚑
Still, I wish I could have been there– definitely a magical moment in musical history! Absolutely thrilling, my dear Marina! Thank you for sharing and sending my red blood cells racing– definitely good for my circulatory system!! 😊
Ohhhhhhhh….. my dearest Mark, a thousand apologies for the shakes!!!!!!!!!!!!! However, I feel a certain numbness rendering me speechless and motionless after reading your comment. I’ll give you a hint: 😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳😊🙄😳 x ∞ [I can’t seem to find a ‘proper’ blushing face!!!!!!]
I better go hide now as the redness shows no signs of leaving my face! 😉
T H A N K Y O U !!!!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing these videos Dear Marina…it was awesome…:-)
Ah, Sriram, so happy you enjoyed them! 🙂
Marina, just wanted to say I truly respect you and your husband. You 2 are just phenomenal musical talents and geniuses. 🙂
I love your husbands music and his voice is awesome. My kind of genre of taste. 🙂
And your performance is incredible and wow! You have a fantastic voice and the music is so dark, eerie, and experimental, that’s what I love about music. 🙂
I’m currently listening to your album: Marina Kanavaki POTE & TIPOTA -2004.
🙂 I show strong support. 🙂
Ah, Charlie, you are so kind, my dear friend! Thank you on behalf of both! I can’t tell you how happy I am you enjoyed our performances [especially Socratis’ and I agree with you about his voice and music!] Hope you enjoyed ‘Pote & Tipota’ [Never & Nothing].
We are truly grateful for your support. It means a lot! [but you know that! 😉 ]
Both delightful Marina! What fun to revisit your early performances 🙂
So happy you enjoyed, Madhu! It was fun… Strange though how we sometimes feel like it was only yesterday huh? 😉
Your voice is incredible. So many talents and so proficient in each. No wonder Virgin recorded your work. I also loved your husband’s band too.
Awwwww…. so flattered! I’m so glad you enjoyed Blue Light too. Thank you, my kind friend! 🙂
A beautiful voice… and you looked alike a Greek Godess (clad in black instate of white) 🙂
It’s so special to look back into the past, Marina. Thank you for sharing it with us… Wish you a lovely night, hugs and kisses :-)c
lol Greek Goddess in black lol lol!!!! Thank you, my sweet Claudine for your lovely and very very flattering words!
Just got your beautiful “Splendour of Sri Lanka”! Thank you so much! Big hugs and kisses to everyone + love 🙂 xxxx
Our pleasure, dearest Marina!! :-)c
You wear so many hats, Marina … AND …. all very well.
I enjoyed listening to the videos.
🙂 awww, thank you, Isadora! So nice to hear that!!! Have a wonderful week, my dear! 🙂 xxxxxx
Your welcome, Marina.
Could you tell me what the poll daddy url is for? There are many leaving them in comments to me. I don’t know what to do. Thanks 😎
I see the link too [under every comment] but I have no idea why they are there!!! 😕
If I find out I will let you know what it’s for. 😎
Love it Dear Marina
Thank you, dear Jake! 🙂
Marina…..you truly were an artist in embryo and combined with your husband……a tour de force!
Ahhhh, thank you, Robert!!!!! 🙂
You have an awesome voice- I’d heard some of your techno-instrumental work before, but the voice definitely works.
Ah, thank you so much, Paul! 🙂
Have a beautiful week!
Thank you for the videos. I enjoyed them very much. Nothing like a good backstory, and marvelous musicians.
Ah, Elena, what a lovely thing to say! Thank you, my friend! Have a beautiful week ahead! 🙂
Fascinating and brilliant! Have a great week, Marina!
Thank you, Richard! You too, my friend!!! 🙂
A lady with many talents.Explicit post.
Awww, thank you, my dear Jalal! My best wishes for a beautiful week ahead. 🙂
Wish you the same Marina.
Thank you for sharing, Marina. How wonderful!! ~xo
🙂 Thank you, my dear friend! 🙂 xxxxxx
How wonderful of you to share these videos, I listened at breakfast and I’ll be back again later x😀x
Awwww, thank you, my dear Gilly! Happy Friday and weekend ahead! 🙂 xxxx
Completely fascinating,the two entirely different musical journies you were both on before you met. I enjoyed both performances very much but especially your edgy, avant guard interpretation of Elias Petropoulos’ poetry. I would have loved to have been able to watch you perform but ohhh, the video was simply too challenging so I darkened the screen and just listened to you through headphones. A special treat Marina, thank you…
lol I know, I got dizzy first time round when I watched it! 😉 It was recorded by a friend and as this was the first time something like that was presented at a library, the organizers hadn’t planned for extra spaces, corridors etc so it was quite a challenge for the camera too! 😉 These were the very first versions of the songs later recorded here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzfKjMIcT6M
Years later when I see it I kind of laugh at my slightly sadistic codas! 😉
Thank YOU, my friend.
Oh Marina! How delightful to hear the two of you. I honestly didn’t know your musical career and background, so this was both a surprise and an honest treat! You have a beautiful voice. I am so glad you shared this with us!
Ah, thank you, Debra. That is so nice to hear. I’ve been a ‘split’ personality[!] since I can remember myself! My love for both music and painting has only grown greater [almost equally] so there would be no point in focusing on just one. I’m so happy you were pleasantly surprised! Have a lovely weekend, my dear! 🙂
Wonderful listening to both your early performances and then knowing that today your connection together has become one. From the instrumental to the amazing clear sound range of your beautiful voice, Marina this was truly a treat for me today. Very special my friend ~
Oh, Mary, thank you so much for your lovely words – they were a treat to me and I’m so very happy you enjoyed this little time travel to our musical life. 🙂
Marina, I am always in awe when I hear your voice. The clarity and range – well it’s quiet beautiful! Happy Thursday and have a wonderful weekend.
Awwwww…. blushing big time [even more so as I’m not very fond of my voice!] Thank you, again, my dear friend! You too enjoy a wonderful weekend. 🙂
very nice… 🙂
Thank you, Dean! 🙂
Beautiful Marina. Beautiful!
🙂 Thank you, Steven. Thank you! 🙂
Excellent listen, Marina… thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed your music!
Thank you, my dear Jean-Jacques, I’m so happy to hear that! Enjoy a beautiful Thursday and weekend ahead! 🙂
What a beautiful voice you have, Marina. Love the music.
Ah, Amy, thank you so much! So happy to hear that! 🙂 Have a wonderful Thursday and rest of this week. 🙂
Marina! Worlds collided when you 2 got together, and what a great fusion it became. Thanks for this retro sound treat! Big Hugs for big talents! xoxo
Oh, I’m so happy you enjoyed the little sound travel and ever so happy you like the fusion! A fusion we feel very “at home” in. 😉 Many many hugs to you and much much love, my dear friend! + xxxxxxxxxxxx multiplied 🙂
Ah, thank you, Jo! 🙂
Great music, great post! Back then you both had very different styles, but nevertheless awesome and now combined is even better! Destiny pulled you together in perfect harmony! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your interesting journey 🙂
Ah, yes, destiny has its way! 😉 [and I’m glad it does – in this case!]
So glad you enjoyed, my dear Eva! Yes, we did sound different back then but the connections and links were there, so connecting the dots was easy! 😉
Thank you, my friend. 🙂 xx
Love that connecting the dots! At that time they where invisible but looking back we can see it made sense 🙂 xoxo
What a double Treat you have given us Marina.. Loved each of the video’s my friend.. And it has been my delight to watch both performances of musical talent.. Destiny always playing its roll of linking those musical talents together 🙂
Your voice holds such purity within those high notes… 🙂 loved my visit today Marina.. ❤
Awwww… thank you so much, my dear dear Sue! Destiny indeed and I’m so grateful and happy for its intervention! 😉 I know how precious time is to everyone – so glad you enjoyed, my sweet friend! 🙂 xxxxxx
I did.. and I will let you into a secret before I share it within a post soon.. I am learning to play guitar 🙂 all be it pretty primitive right now.. Never too old to learn an old dog new tricks as they say … But I have been working with the chords for a month now.. about an hour a day.. My fret hand is sore but my fingers are hardening … 🙂 and I am having FUN!!! but shusssh… 🙂 for now LOL.. hehe
oh, now that is brilliant! ….!!!!! No, I won’t tell!!!!! happy playing and having fun!! 🙂 🙂 xxxxxxxxx
🙂 xxx 😀
A very interesting look-back at a time before the partnership. My ear hears the individual concepts that each of your provide in MK-O. Thanks for the tune machine journey.
🙂 “tune machine journey”!! Thank you, my friend! Indeed, however different we may sound, the links are already there. 🙂
ps Happy after Birthday! 😉
Yesterday was a good day … and the two of us went to a very nice restaurant for the occasion … so day is more back to normal.
Beautiful voice, both of you.
Thank you, Olivia! 🙂