Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Monotones - What Would I Do

For a brief window of time and space -- say 1963-1964 in Britain -- this was the sound.  The children in the film 7 Up can be seen cutting a rug to this circa 4:40 in this clip.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Greg Condon

Terry Reid - Fooling You

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Greg Condon

Joe Cuba Sextet - Gimme Some Love (Dame un Poquito de Cariño)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Greg Condon

Janet Greene - Poor Left Winger

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Greg Condon

Roger Waters - The Tide Is Turning (After Live Aid)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Greg Condon

Michael Franks - Monkey See-Monkey Do
new Viva show (#140) in the archives

While I'm regathering the energies to search for "new" music, I made this little trip down memory lane. Every song on the playlist had to meet three criteria:

1) I had to remember hearing it prior to 1983.
2) I had to have at least a vague recollection of listening to it in a particular location, or staring at the album cover, that kind of thing.
3) I had to want to listen to it now (2013).

So, the result is maybe not too far from a mixtape I would've made aged 9 or younger. All except the opening excerpt, which is taken from a British kids' TV show Davy put me on to, and is meant to serve a similar purpose as the opening lines of Joyce's Portrait of the Artist.

I recognize that this post and this playlist are self-involved. Does that (the recognition) make it OK?

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gesang der Jünglinge

Still trying to get the wheels in motion for 2013. In the meantime, I ask: has a stranger piece of music been produced before or since?