Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Equals - Police On My Back
Thanks to GC for the tip on this little slice of mod heaven. Many songs mention days of the week in succession (Lady Madonna et al.), but can you name another that runs the gamut from Monday to Sunday like this with no words between? (Seven days and eight beats, so you have to say "runnin'" first.)
BTW watch for some more GC contributions in the extremely near future.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Friday, April 04, 2014
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Podcast #9, recorded the evening of Saturday February 15th-->Sunday February 16th, 2014.
Download/stream: part the first
Join Sheridan Dupre, Emmett, Kathleen Turner, Beau Bridges, Laura Wilson, the Hutterites, Georges Bizet and many more for an evening of above-average music and sub-par speculation on God, Man's Place in the Universe, multiple discoveries, and more.
Part two to be uploaded by summer solstice, latest.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
René & Angela - I Love You More (Edit by Mr. K)
One of the great mp3s. I downloaded it from bumrocks.com in 2006, but it lay in wait on my IPOD for over a year before I heard it, and when I did 'twas one of the happiest eight minute periods of my life.
I wish that the same may happen for you.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Silent Corner - Number One
Standing on a corner on a Saturday night
I’ve got nothing to do but stay at home
Won’t you join me, join me for the Number One
All the best chicks in town are there
The groovy ones, the special ones
They are going, going to the Number One
Where it’s all happening on a Saturday night
The music is heaven, the lights are dimmed
It’s new wave it’s new style, just go and find
The place you’ve been looking for, the Number One
First time you will ever hear of us
In a disco bar in our hometown
Cause they’re playing music you love to hear
You can always find us at Friday night
Silent Corner at a new event
They are going, going to the Number One
Monday, February 17, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Affairs Of The Heart - Waterloo Sunset
So apparently I've entered my Hi-NRG phase. We all knew this day would come eventually.
The way the vocalist (some say it's one of the girls from Strawberry Switchblade?!) sings "Friday night" at 2:56 is making me think there could be/should be/is an equally great Italodance cover of Captain Jack out there, somewhere.
Apologies to Sheridan for stepping on his post. It's 17 degrees outside and I feel like I'm losing my mind.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Quicksilver Messenger Service: Who Do You Love [suite]
Apropos of St Valentine's Day, herewith side one of 1969's Happy Trails. The best way to listen to this is to call in sick to work on a cold day, really crank it up, and pretend you are playing cowboys and indians with Bob Weir somewhere in the hills of Novato.
Unless you're Bob Weir, of course. Actually, especially if you're Bob Weir.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Neil Young - Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (demo)
I've listened to versions of this by The Guess Who, The Buffalo Springfield, The Summer Snow, The Sneetches, The Rainy Day, and The Cascades, but I don't feel like any of them quite reaches the Platonic ideal of the song, so let's go with Neil's demo, as there's always something unimpeachable about the songwriter's original conception. Also: what is this song about?
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
Japan - Adolescent Sex (album version)
Apparently they re-recorded this for the 45, but I prefer this version, in part because the entrance of the synth line is delayed until about one minute in, and comes as a surprise.
Speaking of, I'm obsessed with the eerily charismatic boredom of keyboard player Richard Barbieri in this video (see 0:57 and following). It's like it's too unspeakably tedious for him to even play those four chords.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Roberta Flack - Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
This is a Sheridan Dupre jammer, but he's lost in the stacks of the Brooklyn public library, so it falls to me to post it. Words & music by Leonard Cohen, piano & vocals by Roberta Flack.
Note to American Idol afficionados, et al.: this is what it sounds like when someone has a good singing voice.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Jack Name - Pure Terror
Still mining gems from the Jessica Pratt twitter feed. When will it end? Maybe never. Anyroad, here's a jammer with a kind of Classic Rock 101 chord progression (e.g., "Dear Mr. Fantasy") that somehow transcends the conventions to become a true New Year's Eve Jammer that will carry you through 2013 and well into the mid-2010's.
Happy New Year, good people, looking forward to more good tunes and good times ahead.
The Jack Name LP drops in 2014!
For persons seeking two and a half hours (and counting!) of deplorable self-indulgence from me and my mates, see here.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Podcast #8, recorded the night of Sunday December 22nd / Monday December 23rd, 2013:
Featuring ArtDecadeMike, Sheridan Dupre, Emmett, and a special call-in from Big B in Texas!
If you feel that this ends too soon, not to worry; this is just the first 2 hours. Set three to be uploaded soon!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Gap Dream - 58th St. Fingers
Allow me to be the 19th music blog to post this song, but presumably the first to note that the guitar line reminds him of this, while the synth ostinato (look it up, bitches) reminds him of what kicks in at 0:44 in this?
Lots more Gap Dream music available here. I will take this link down in a day.
Friday, December 13, 2013
new Viva show (#151) in the archive
...and it's a good one. All selections culled from the twitter feed of the great Jessica Pratt (@JessicaPrattSF), and they're all $$$...
amusingly featuring this classic.
So by all means acquire some Jessica Pratt music and be sure to enjoy this kickass hour-long mix: listen here
posted by Emmett on 12/13/2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Friday, December 06, 2013
You didn't hear? It's all going down tonight (Friday December 6) at Cafe Dancer, on Manhattan's fashionable Lower East Side, 10 pm to 2 am. You should definitely come to this - no matter what.
I got the 45 of this, which I'll probably play, and of course I'll inevitably end up playing this again. Maybe ring in some holiday cheer with this? And if things go exceptionally well - this.
See you there, rastas!
P.S.: I think I'm going to play this one and this one too.