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Shutterbug

Oh yes.

Big Boi – Shutterbug

Overcast

Mary McCreary – Singing The Blues
Gol Bi Goldoon – Googoosh
Terry Jacks – If You Go Away

Sunday was a b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l sunny day. I feel hopeful.

Margo Guryan – Sunday Morning

Talk of Gary Panter brings me to Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, which brings me to Dolly Parton. I’ve been on a massive Dolly kick for the last couple of months. Jolene and Coat of Many Colors have pretty much been on repeat all day, every day. Deal with it irritable wall pounding neighbors, deal with it!

Dolly Parton – Don’t Drop Out (thanks for this, Jason C.!)
Dolly Parton – Early Morning Breeze

Perfect combinations

Gary Panter’s art goes so well with The Fall. The band, not the season. I was just flipping through his work and listening to Perverted by Language in the background and it was music/art perfection.

The Fall – Eat Y’self Fitter
The Fall – Your Heart Out

Old World

Can we pretend that Oliver and I have been posting regularly for the last few months? Let’s not overanalyze and have a big conversation about it.

I’m on a 60s/70s/80s world music kick!

Selda – Ince Ince Bir Kar Yagar
The Lijadu Sisters – Orere Elejigbo
France Gall – Cet air-là

I’m baaaaaaack….

So, I have neglected this blog for far too long. I have decided to resurrect it from the dead. To start, here are some videos that I enjoy. Some for the visual, some for the song.

PS

Oops, I meant to include this song with the last post….

Billy Joel – Goodnight Saigon

Veteran’s Day

Paul Hardcastle – Nineteen

vids

 

 

I love a good marimba

 

Carl Orff – Gassenhauer

Vampire Weekend – Horchata

Forts

The Where The Wild Things Are movie made me soooooo happy. It’s really one of the sweetest things ever.

Karen O and the Kids – All is Love

Man, I have been neglecting my blogging duties terribly. Well, I do have a good reason. I got a new job. So, I haven’t had a routine started yet. But, that’s going to change… I swear!

Anyways, here are some really good songs that you have probably never heard before unless you are a superfan.

Tears For Fears- Everybody Loves A Happy Ending (this is off an album with the same title that came out in 2004, overlooked and underappreciated)

Jurassic 5- Long Road To Glory (this is an unreleased track by my favorite West Coast hip-hop group)

Donovan- Get Thy Bearings (just a great tune in the normal vein of Donovan songs)

Prince- Let’s Pretend We’re Married (This is off of 1999. Prince has a ton of songs that aren’t really known to the general public.)

INXS- The One Thing (Love this song, it’s one of their first “hits” in the USA, yet no one really knows this track)

Billy Idol- Flesh For Fantasy (One that fell through the cracks of 80’s)

Fever Ray killed it at the Webster Hall show a couple of weeks ago. Maggie and I got there early, so we got right up close to the stage. Unfortunately we had to suffer through the opening act, Vuk. I don’t want to waste your time or mine going into too much detail about Vuk, but I will say this – she plays the autoharp, she has a song called Accidental Mermaid and I couldn’t wait for her set to be over. Ugh, I hate being mean. Okay fine, she had some redeeming qualities – she managed to incorporate the word ‘anemone’ into a song and she was wearing a really cool necklace. Moving on. As a shorty, I was really psyched about the spot Mags and I had secured near the stage. I have a tendency to be late to shows, so I’m usually stuck in the back watching from some sixteen year old’s cell phone cam. As luck would have it, right before Fever Ray came on, an incredibly tall (and very attractive) drag queen made his way in front of us. I’m fairly certain it was the Swedish RuPaul, Rickard Engfors, who appears in The Knife’s video for Pass It On. When he swayed right, I had a clear shot of the stage. When he swayed left, all I could see was his anorexic clavicle, mocking me for being short and nearsighted. So about 50% of the time, I had an awesome view of the stage. I’m so glad for that, because Fever Ray put on a real show of a show. They incorporated the kind of theatrics you would expect to see at a giant stadium concert. There were smoke machines, laser beams, Victorian lampshades and hairy, tribal, occultish costumes that will cause nightmares for years to come. I felt like I was in a scene from one of their creepy videos. I loved every second of it and it made me wonder if I had missed my calling as a Goth/Raver kid. Think about it, ecstasy popping Wiccans….fun all around. I didn’t have any ultra religious Jesus visions (like I had at The Knife concert a few years back), but I definitely had a haunting, almost out of body experience. I want Karin Dreijer Andersson to decorate my bedroom and set my life to music — it would be so beautifully wicked.

Fever Ray – Now’s The Only Time I Know
Röyksopp – This Must Be It (feat. Karin Dreijer Andersson)
The Knife – Pass This On
Honey Is Cool – Then He Kissed Me

Some video clips from the show:

Neglect

Wouldn’t be surprised if someone took our baby away….

The Cake – Baby That’s Me
The Flaming Lips – Silver Trembling Hands
King Khan & The ShrinesQue Lindo Sueño
The Nigerian Rhythm Group / Giles, Giles & Fripp – The Wind In A Frolic / Just George, Parts 1-3

And for the politically inclined:
The Drums – Let’s Go Surfing

Blakroc

A rock/hip-hop collaboration between The Black Keys, Damon Dash and Jim Jones is coming out in November. It’s called Blakroc and some of the album’s guest stars include: Mos Def, RZA, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Thrilling news!

Blakroc – Hoochie Coo (feat. Mos Def, Jim Jones and The Black Keys)