Thursday, June 21, 2012

There's a new Viva show (#125) in archive. More importantly, school's out for summer, and I've made a solemn vow to do a new playlist every week for the next eight weeks or so. Plus, as of next Thursday, I'll be in Caribbean exile in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., for a month. So you can expect selections inspired by heat exhaustion, no turntable or records, and a dodgy Internet connection. Let the games begin.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Isaac Hayes - Hung Up On My Baby

A rare groove classic since at least the age of the Geto Boys. Today's projected high in NYC: 96° Fahrenheit. Open up the fire hydrants.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Portrait - Honey Dip

There's just one thing that never ceases to amaze me.

Monday, June 18, 2012

China Crisis - No More Blue Horizons

Breezy sophisti-pop for your Monday, from the pride of Liverpool.   

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hey folks... rare melody connoisseur and rustic troubador Dave Lerner, one half of Trummors, has kindly compiled another tasy guest mix for us, entitled "Where I'm Bound." Hear the mix here, and check out the brand-new Trummors LP, available on LP, CD and mp3. Settle in...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Prince Far I: Bendel Dub

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The debut single.

Siouxsie and The Banshees: Hong Kong Garden

And, from Juju released 31 years ago this month:

Friday, June 01, 2012

The Beach Boys - Forever

Loveliness.  And then there's more loveliness with the American Spring version, sung by Brian Wilson's wife at the time, Marilyn Rovell -

And finally, there's this version -

Remember during the Kokomo sessions, when one Beach Boy said to another, incredulously but resigned - "I mean, from Pet Sounds to this crap?"