Friday, January 31, 2014

Japan - Adolescent Sex (album version)

Apparently they re-recorded this for the 45, but I prefer this version, in part because the entrance of the synth line is delayed until about one minute in, and comes as a surprise.

Speaking of, I'm obsessed with the eerily charismatic boredom of keyboard player Richard Barbieri in this video (see 0:57 and following). It's like it's too unspeakably tedious for him to even play those four chords.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Roberta Flack - Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye

This is a Sheridan Dupre jammer, but he's lost in the stacks of the Brooklyn public library, so it falls to me to post it. Words & music by Leonard Cohen, piano & vocals by Roberta Flack.

Note to American Idol afficionados, et al.: this is what it sounds like when someone has a good singing voice.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Need some music for your time traveling? If so, contact JD.

JD Emmanuel: Arabian Fantasy

Sunday, January 26, 2014

X-Ray Spex - Warrior In Woolworths

Who could be so churlish as to chafe at classic rock moves in one's punk--especially when one hears shades of this, or the harmony in thirds and tubular guitar sound of this?

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Roches - Losing True

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The fourth and final set of this ill-fated podcast is now available for your listening pleasure.

Our national nightmare is over.

Friday, January 17, 2014

TONIGHT, 96 Orchard Street, 10 PM.

A free event.

 As usual I'll be playing a wide array of club classics such as this, this, and this.  See you down there!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Just a quick note to say I've uploaded the third set of this podcast, in which Our Heroes turn the fluorescent lights off in the office building, kick back and enjoy the tuneage, Memorex-style.

Fourth set to follow!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Steve Reich - It's Gonna Rain (excerpt)

Friday, January 10, 2014

amy adams american hustle
Electric Light Orchestra: 10538 Overture

First single by ELO. Thought it'd be a fun post for a rainy Friday here in Big D. This track was used to great effect in American Hustle. What a ride.