Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Paul Simon: Still Crazy After All These Years

Click for an interesting excerpt from a 1974 Dick Cavett interview with Paul Simon about this song.

Harry Nilsson: Me and My Arrow

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bill Evans - Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless)

Recorded in 1977, though released on the posthumous You Must Believe in Spring (1981). I like the bass line.

Bill Evans: Piano
Eddie Gomez: Bass
Eliot Zigmund: Drums

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Shirley Bassey - Day By Day

Inspired by Morrissey's comments on stage at Carnegie Hall earlier this week.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Camper Van Beethoven - When I Win the Lottery

Thursday, March 26, 2009

jetty webb

Space is open to us now...

Jetty Webb: Mir

Back in '98, a friend gave me a box of 45s from Memphis label Loverly Records. While the band has since vanished and the label sank somewhere in the Mississippi, I think the song still lives. For the first 3 who agree and would like to own this piece of blue vinyl for free email your pen name and address to Art Decade. Since I'm floating the postage do not expect them delivered between 5-10 working days. Will try and send word when to expect them though...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Rolling Stones -
Let's Go Steady Again
Do You Really Think I Care
le mariage collectif

Jean Pierre Mirouze: Sexopolis

She's a freak! But since she just arrived to the party you can't leave just yet...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

red headed stranger
Willie: Medley: Blue Rock Montana/Red Headed Stranger

Monday, March 23, 2009

Randy Newman - Last Night I Had a Dream

"You know what my name is..."
shoulder pads
The Fall: Shoulder Pads #1

Probably the two best songs that reference one of the worst fashion fads.

Shoulder Pads #2:

"Knew I was right all along
Rock to Them, a Talking Heads album
Superhero in harlequin kecks
Dim-wit lecture, half read

Was I - victim in clown hat?
Was I - nearly toned

Then my powers did return....

Watch out!
Makers of fads

It's MES in shoulder pads"

Friday, March 20, 2009

Angelo & Eighteen - Midnight Flight

A Mickie Most Production. The B-side is now commercially available, but I'm feeling this A-side. School's out for summer! (almost...)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Billy Nicholls - White Lightning

The triumphant return of Billy Nicholls to these pages. I like the chord change at 2:19 (and 3:05 and 3:51), and the string arrangement, among other things...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Metro -
Overture To Flame
Criminal World* (single version)

*Love that little variation in the melody at 0:38.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pete Townshend - Forever's No Time At All

Thanks to Ted for reminding me that I never did get around to hearing this album. Unsure of the instrumentation on this, but I think it might be Pete Townshend (drums & vocals), Caleb Quaye^ (guitar), Billy Nicholls (vocals & all other instruments). Anyone know for sure? Written by Billy Nicholls and Katie McInnerney. File under: white jumpsuits.

^older brother of Finley

Monday, March 16, 2009

Canned Heat - Poor Moon

Pretty sick little groove they've got going on this.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Vitor Hublot - Aller Simple

Original air date 6/13/07. Props to the sequencer pattern at 1:17 (and again at 3:01). Bonus beats: the band name is a Jacques Tati reference.

"The feelings excited by improper art are kinetic, desire or loathing. Desire urges us to possess, to go to something; loathing urges us to abandon, to go from something. These are kinetic emotions. The arts which excite them, pornographical or didactic, are therefore improper arts. The esthetic emotion (I use the general term) is therefore static. The mind is arrested and raised above desire and loathing."

-Stephen Dedalus, speaking in Joyce's Portrait of the Artist.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Stars 'N' Bars - Stars And Bars

So my copy of this just arrived and I can't resist posting this one, though I'll only leave it up for 24 hrs. because you really ought to buy the CD.

Crucial rare-Swedish-groove from Mikael Bolyos and his buds.

You'll be a hero, all right.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Yes - We Have Heaven

Animal Collective's got nothing on this baby! Or maybe they do. Whatevs. Please enjoy...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sharon Jones - Something's Changed

Legend - Heather On The Hill

Monday, March 09, 2009

John Kpiaye - Albatross

Who knew there was a Lover's Rock version of this out there? Jaws did, apparently.

For a vintage disquisition from ib re: Albatross, see here.

bonus beats

Saturday, March 07, 2009

September 19, 1980
Orpheum Theater

Hall & Oates -
Radio Announcer
How Does It Feel To Be Back?
Big Kids
Rich Girl
She's Gone
Sacred Songs
Sweet Soul Music
Sara Smile / Wait For Me
You Make My Dreams
Do What You Want, Be What You Are
You've Lost That Loving Feeling
Encore Break
United States
Encore Break
Room To Breathe
Radio Announcer

Friday, March 06, 2009

Gene Page - All Our Dreams Are Coming True

Written by Gene Page, produced by Barry White. Recorded in sunny Glendale, California.

Dedicated to my lady.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Dollar - Hand Held In Black And White

Thanks to Two For Tennis for the tip on this. Written by T. Horn/B. Woolley. Produced by Trevor Horn. Full-bore insanity.
Original Gospel Harmonettes
Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes - 99 and a Half

"it's a rugged uphill journey..."

(love the vocal curlicue at the 15 second spot)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Beta Band - Dry The Rain

I'm submitting this for consideration to the "great codas" thread, started here.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Smiths -
Handsome Devil
Accept Yourself

Two more from the Troy Tate sessions.

Ghost Note - Holy Jungle

"We must unite our forces to assault the holy mountain and rob its wise men of their secret of immortality."
willie bobo
Willie Bobo: Dichoso

Monday, March 02, 2009

Touch - Blue Feeling (excerpt)
parkslope, snow
Harold Budd: Afar