Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Joe Dassin -
Le Jardin de Luxembourg
Salut les Amoureux
"Like many Russians, Olga adored Joe Dassin, especially the songs on his last album, with their resigned, lucid melancholy. Jed shivered, feeling an irrepresible crisis coming on, and when he remembered the words of "Hello Lovers" he began to cry."
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Improved Sound Limited -
Nine Feet Over the Tarmac
With a tip of the hat to my brother, here are two songs by Improved Sound Limited from Wim Wenders' 1976 movie Kings of the Road. I haven't seen it, but based on these two tracks I'm going to tentatively say it's the best fucking movie ever made.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Stephen Stills - Midnight in Paris
From 1976's not very good Illegal Stills, here's a track written by Donnie Dacus and Stills's wife at the time, Veronique Sanson. Listen as Stephen Stills sings in French. Wonder about the debt Woody Allen owes to this album. Midnight in Paris? And does Stephen Stills bear a little more than a passing resemblance to a certain Wilson brother? Just sayin'.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Al Hazan - Just Another Broken Heart
Get ready to hit play again and again on this one from Al Hazan. Some things to know about the man, from his website: "In addition to his music career, Al has been a licensed real estate broker since 1954, worked as a professional photographer, is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, and now specializes in treating crime victims as a Doctor of Psychology." And, relevantly: "Dr Hazan earned his PhD in Psychology in 1987 after writing his dissertation on the Seven Developmental Stages of a Romantic Love Relationship."
And yes, that is Terry Melcher you hear.