Friday, November 01, 2013

Seventh Anniversary Spectacular! 

Ivor Cutler - Beautiful Cosmos
Caetano Veloso - Um Canto De Afoxé Para O Bloco Do Ilê 
Bermudas - Chu Sen Ling  
The Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun (alternate mix)
Walter Gieseking - Grieg: Traumgesicht   
Equals - Funky Like A Train (live)
Jo Stafford - You Belong To Me

Yes, it was seven years ago today.  Stay tuned for two (2) seventh anniversary podcasts - one featuring Sheridan Dupre (!!!), which should both be posted within the next two weeks.

Thanks so much to Duane for the tip on that Equals number.

Anybody got any leads on any hot jams from 2007?  I tried for two weeks to do an all-2007 playlist and found essentially nothing.

Thanks again for your support.  One wonders how the remainder of this decade will unfold?

"Time is a stripper, doin' it just for you."


plague said...

I don't know whether this is your problem Emmet, but for me 2007 was incredibly dominated by a handful of fantastic albums from Rihanna, Winehouse, LCD, Radiohead, Feist, Bat for Lashes. Something like the Soulwax mix of LCD's Get Innocuous is about as obscure as I get for that year. That said, my precocious countrywoman, Lorde, has recently turned me on to Burial and their 2007 album Untrue - it's definitely cool stuff that I wish I knew better.

davyh said...

Happy 7th to this brave endeavour and long may it reign.

2007? Burial's 'Untrue' as P. sez, and also how about Goldfrapp's 'Seventh Seal', Damon's Good The Bad And The Queen project and Richard Hawley's 'Lady's Bridge' to mention but a few?

Pezzle said...

A few suggestions from '07,

Ville Leinonen ‎– Suudelmitar. Lovely Swedish take on George Harrison/Arthur Lee.

Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound - Ekranoplan.

The Whip - Divebomb.

Happy trails.

Anto said...

most of the good songs i heard in 2007 came from this site. thanks for the years of fun

Anonymous said...

Keep on keeping on!

since I wasn't already on board in 2006/2007 i would positively apreciate a greatest hits comp from the first two years.

ano 2

soixante-quatre said...

i would highly suggest "hong kong" from the 2007 gorillaz album, d-sides.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Fuck your anniversary. Nobody was more Art Decade than Lou Reed. Whatcha got for us?

m said...

Hey 7 years congrats! Keep em coming for another 7 and more. Ye olde itunes circa 07 suggests...
Glass Candy - Beat Box - Digital Versicolor

R. Kelly - Double Up - Pretty much anything here, but partial to Sex Planet and Same Girl

Grinderman - Grinderman - all

Emmett said...

Thanks for the comments and suggestions, lads and lasses. Keep those 2K7 suggestions coming!

plague said...

Thinking a bit more about 2007, it was easily the best movie year of the decade (esp. if you include things like Lives of Others and Tell No One that came out in 2006 but most of us didn't get a chance to see until 2007), and it was also the year when Mad Men arrived. On the one hand, that helps explain (at least in my own case) why music beyond trusted favorites such as Radiohead and LCD didn't really sink in at the time. On the other hand, the point makes a new round of suggestions possible!

Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood did a fantastic score for There Will Be Blood esp. Henry Plainview from the film's stunning wordless, 2001-referencing opening.

David Shire similarly did great, though less radical work for Zodiac, e.g., Toschi's Theme.

Enchanted had two of the best original songs and numbers of the last 20 years. Try to resist That's How You Know or Happy Working Song!

Aceyalone and RJD2's A Beautiful Mine is a fantastic piece of music, and stranger when heard at full 5m 30s length rather than cut back to 1 minute or so for the Mad Men titles.

Mad Men's main composer, David Carbonara, came up with a uniquely haunting version of an old song to soundtrack the turning point at the end of ep 6 in Season 1 when Mad Men suddenly revealed itself as a much more artsy show than we'd previously assumed. Arguably it's the moment when Mad Men became Mad Men.

Lastly, a 2007 record I've gone back and forth over is The National's The Boxer. I think it's best, not to say most well-known tracks are still pretty great, esp. Squalor Victoria and Green Gloves.

Zayde said...

And, amazingly, George Axelrod, who wrote 7 Year Itch, was your grandfather's first cousin (once removed I think)

Anonymous said...

The Gieseking Vers. of Grieg's "Traumgesicht" is awesome.

Put on heavy roatation it 's definetely my November 2013 Mantra.

thank you, ano 2

PS: no piece of advice for the 2007-project. Uffie - Hot Chick? No, from 2006. The Soft Pink Truth Album I bought in 2007? - nah, apparently issued in 2004? The fantastic "Crazy" (by Danger Mouse)? - from 2006

for 2007 pearls u have 2 dig in muddy water.

Antoine said...

keep on rocking !! I'm loving more than 25% of what you post, easely the highest ratio for a blog ever !