Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Duke Ellington: Acht O'Clock Rock

From The Afro-Eurasion Eclipse, partly inspired, apparently, by Marshall McLuhan. So for kicks, and old times sake, the below.

John Lee Hooker: Homework

Here's a tip, kids - always do your homework.

Monday, July 26, 2010

from the archives

Lucio Battisti - Anima Latina

It was just about a year ago that I first heard this, lying on a beach in Sitges and letting my IPOD play on shuffle. Now that was an Alpha Moment.

P.S.: New megamix coming soon!

Friday, July 23, 2010

From the Archives:

Saint Germaine Des Pres

Henri Salvador: Saint Germain Des Pres

View Monsieur Salvador's extensive discography.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Viva show (#92) in the ark hive.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Terry Riley vs. Hungrybear9562 - A Double Rainbow In Curved Air

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Erroll Garner - Body And Soul

It's going to be 95 degrees in NYC on Friday, so turn on the ceiling fan, pour yourself an old-fashioned and get nice to this. You can't step to this intro. Also notice when Erroll gets particularly sultry at the 2:03 mark.

Recorded on Thursday January 11, 1951, in New York City. "Body & Soul" written in 1930 by Johnny Green.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sandii - Zoot Kook

Featuring all the members of YMO, and composed by Haruomi Hosono. I'm feeling this chorus. While we're at it, here's another female chorus tinged with melancholy, courtesy of the inestimable Big B.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Imagine how sick these guys must have been live.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Superchunk: Detroit Has a Skyline

And for more of Camilo Jose Vergara's photos, go here.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Grateful Dead: Jack Straw

Leaving Texas, fourth day of July...

The Dead live in Fresno, July 19, 1974.