Saturday, November 29, 2008

April 27, 1983
Las Colinas Soundstage
Near Dallas, TX

David Bowie with Stevie Ray Vaughan:
What in the World
Look Back in Anger
Joe the Lion
Wild is the Wind
Golden Years
Let's Dance
Red Sails
Breaking Glass
Life on Mars
Cat People
China Girl
Scary Monsters
Rebel Rebel
I Can't Explain
White Light, White Heat
Station to Station
Cracked Actor
Ashes to Ashes
Space Oddity
Young Americans
Soul Love
Hang on to Yourself
Jean Genie
Modern Love

The Byrds - Why

"We all disappoint, eventually." -- Joseph O'Neill, Netherland

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Kinks - Strangers

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pat Metheny Group - Slip Away

I'm slipping away for a little holiday in the sun. Back Monday. Wishing all the listeners out there a spacious Thanksgiving.

central expressway, dallas, circa 1980

Peter Gabriel: Lead a Normal Life

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Todd Rundgren - International Feel

I know it's very 2007 of me to be posting this, but whaddayagonnado? And what is that chord progression reminding me of... perhaps this evergreen tension-fest?

Or this?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Arpadys - Mystery Rock

Saturday, November 22, 2008

June 7, 2003
Giants Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

Where Bluebirds Fly / There There
The National Anthem
Kid A
Go to Sleep
Climbing Up the Walls
Sail to the Moon
Sit Down. Stand Up.
Pyramid Song
No Surprises
I Might Be Wrong
Where I End and You Begin
Paranoid Android
Everything In Its Right Place
Exit Music
Talk Show Host
How To Disappear Completely

Friday, November 21, 2008

Grateful Dead - Jack-a-Roe

Recorded "live" at Chicago's historic Auditorium Theatre, May 13, 1977.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Électric Max Band - Knives, Feathers And Fire

Produced by Igor Wakhévitch. God bless ThunderBals and Mutant Sounds for their contributions to society.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Garden Of Eden Edition

Astrud Gilberto - Brazilian Tapestry#
Percy Faith - First Light*

Delving into the archives today for two jams apparently recorded on-location in the Garden of Eden (גַּן עֵדֶן).

#Original air date 2/20/07. Traditional ("Mulher Rendeira"), adapted by E. Deodato. Ron Carter on bass.

*Original air date 8/3/07. Written by Freddie Hubbard. Arranged by Percy Faith. Earl Palmer on drums.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Expansives - Life With You ....

Melody reminiscent of Freak Out by Chic, with some Bee Gees-style falsetto stylings on the chorus sucking you deeper into the vortex. Thanks to my imaginary youtube friend 0x51d for the tip. Ripped from the reissue on Panama Records. Also, "The Expansives." Best band name I've heard in a while.

"Listening to-night to the names of all those great singers of the past it seemed to me, I must confess, that we were living in a less spacious age. Those days might, without exaggeration, be called spacious days: and if they are gone beyond recall let us hope, at least, that in gatherings such as this we shall still speak of them with pride and affection, still cherish in our hearts the memory of those dead and gone great ones whose fame the world will not willingly let die."

--James Joyce, The Dead, 1904

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wendy Carlos:
Rossini - Overture to La Gazza Ladra ("The Thieving Magpie")
Purcell - Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary

Unknown Performer: Rossini - La Gazza Ladra (organic version)

"Nothing primes inspiration more than necessity, whether it be the presence of a copyist waiting for your work or the prodding of an impresario tearing his hair." --Gioachino Rossini

Saturday, November 15, 2008

September 21, 2005
Avery Fischer Hall
New York

New York Philharmonic:
Piano Concerto #5 (Beethoven)
Don Juan (Strauss)
Suite from Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss)

Lorin Maazel (Conductor)
Evgeny Kissin

Friday, November 14, 2008

Prefab Sprout - Technique

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jimi Hendrix Experience -
Spanish Castle Magic*
Message To Love#

* recorded live at Winterland Ballroom, 1968
# recorded live in Berkeley, 1970

featuring Mitch Mitchell

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sting - Pleasure

Jan Mayen:
1,2,3 FJÖR!
Return to Your Sad Existence of Working for the Man

Oliver Onions (Guido and Maurizio de Angelis): Zorro Is Back

Here's to being free la la la la...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nirvana - MV

The Shop Assistants: It's Up To You

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Doors: Wishful Sinful

Love Unlimited Orchestra - Welcome Aboard

I'd forgotten all about this one; thanks to the lads for the reminder. Check out what the bass player does starting at 3:26. First class.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

September 29, 1979
Stardust Ballroom
Los Angeles

Talking Heads:
Artists Only
Stay Hungry
Electric Guitar
New Feeling
Love Goes To a Building On Fire
Found a Job
Psycho Killer
Life During Wartime
Take Me To The River

Friday, November 07, 2008

Bee Gees - Kilburn Towers
[insert celebratory picture]

Black on White Affair: Auld Lang Syne

Realize this tune is a wee early for pending New Year's celebrations but for those wishing to imbibe today this soulful elixir tastes great anytime of day.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Gene Clark - Strength Of Strings

from the album No Other


Kris Kristofferson: Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)

As performed on The Johnny Cash Show, 1970

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tony Esposito - Pagaia

The highlight, for this writer, of this compilation.

take a little trip with me

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Dock Boggs: Country Blues
John Coltrane: Afro-Blue
Jimi Hendrix: Machine Gun
Mickey Newbury: An American Trilogy
Art Tatum: Elegie

Velvet Underground: Some Kinda Love (live)

La de ta ta ta

"I hope someday they'll teach rock 'n' roll history. I hope that the music on this album is among the more important elements of that class. I hope parents will still get scared when they find their daughter listening to this music."
-excerpt from Elliott Murphy's liner notes

Monday, November 03, 2008

Martin Denny: Misirlou
Seymour Rexite: Miserlou

Deepest thanks to the Gardens for Seymour's version.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Cymande: Leavert

Saturday, November 01, 2008

February 16, 1977
Ivanhoe Theater

Herbie Hancock:
Radio Introduction
Hang Up Your Hangups
Station ID
Maiden Voyage
It Remains To Be Seen
People Music

Herbie Hancock - keyboards
Jaco Pastorius - bass
Bennie Maupin - sax
James Levi - drums

I've also seen the setlist as:
Cantaloupe Island (Alternate title for "It Remains To Be Seen"?)
Hang Up Your Hang Ups
Maiden Voyage
Jaco Bass Solo
People Music

I don't know the right order, maybe someone out there can tell me.
I guess the radio station didn't think Jaco's solo would play well on the air, because that seems to be the only number that was cut from the radio edit.