Monday, April 30, 2012

Things I like the most about "Help Me, I'm in Need" --

1. Its unapologetic air
2. Its metric that what constitutes not keeping one's date out "too long" is getting her home before the break of day

Things I like about "Tell You About My Girl" --

1. Pretty much everything, but especially the "listen all you good men" bit

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

10cc - Gismo My Way

I needn't bore you with the particulars of why or how this came to pass, but I was recently granted an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. When I told him of my Quest, he sipped from his tea, and then asked with a faint gleam in his eye if I had ever looked into any 10cc B-sides. Flustered and stammering, I replied that I had not. There followed a long silence in which His Holiness and I stared at each other in complete stillness. Then His Holiness nodded, almost imperceptibly, and I was given to understand that our meeting was over.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Victrola - Maritime Tatami

Memorably described by one youtube commenter as "cruel and beautiful." Highlights include the vocal inflection at 3:43 and the change at 4:41 lasting for two bars instead of four. In sum, a pretty heavy record.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Rockin' Berries - She's Not Like Any Girl

I'm liking the falsetto leaps in the melody on this one. Very rainy, very British, very Sunday.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Harry Nilsson - Living without You

Let's keep things reflective this Friday, shall we?  This is a beaut. And, "the subway shakes my floor" really happens to me.

Yeah... as promised, our man in Cologne, longtime and esteemed commenter "Ano 2" is back with another sweet guest mix. Apologies for the delay. Face the music here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Joe Higgs - There's a Reward

This song is the island musical equivalent of Hopkins's Carrion Comfort. Or something.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bettye Swann - Don't Touch Me

A moving variation on a theme, said the critic. Very moving indeed.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dolly Mixture - Never Let It Go

Here's another song with that "Carrot Rope" chiming guitar thing that I dimly recall alluding to the other day.

As an aside, the general contour of the melody keeps reminding me of this.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Philip Catherine - Jeux Interdits

. forbidden games

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Janis Joplin - Get It While You Can

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Can: Vernal Equinox (live)

Friday, April 06, 2012

january bowl

Real Estate: Kinder Blumen

Monday, April 02, 2012

H. Tical - Distillation

This is what happens when an Italian library composer tries his hand at some Sabbath/Zep stylings. Dig the particularly mullet-haired change at 3:00. Props to the bass player, the two guitar sounds, and the ending as well.