Thursday, September 30, 2010


DJ Emmett comes alive at Heathers, 506 East 13th Street between A & B, 9 pm-close.

Image courtesy of haw-lin.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

drawing by Greg Condon

Rick Danko: Shake It
Rick Danko: Sip the Wine

I just wanna make it up ... don't wanna fake it
I just wanna shake it up ... shake it shake it shake it

When will Rick Danko's first solo album get the repackaging it so sorely deserves? Replete with rare photos, outtakes, and just general Dankalia. I mean, come on already.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Viva show (#96) in the archives.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Weather Report: Waterfall

The players:

Joe Zawinul – Electric and acoustic piano
Wayne Shorter – Soprano saxophone
Miroslav Vitous – Electric and acoustic bass
Alphonse Mouzon – Drums, voice
Airto Moreira – Percussion

Monday, September 20, 2010

Quiet Life
Japan: Quiet Life

I enjoy how on Wikipedia the reference under Japan's entry stating that they influenced Duran Duran is cited as "[dubious - discuss]". Maybe someone can do a mash up of Quiet Life with Rio.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Miles Davis Quintet - Orbits

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rodger Collins - You Sexy Sugar Plum (But I Like It)

Some Northern Synth for your Saturday Night.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band: Ship of Fools

Fuck it. It's Friday. And besides, you know you liked Bob Seger just as much as I did at some point.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Virna Lindt - Pillow Talk

More vaguely twee Europop for this Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Will Powers - Adventures In Success (at 45)

"Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming." --John Wooden R.I.P. 1910-2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Joe Henderson: If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem

Let's get this week started right. Recorded live at The Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach, CA, September 1970.

The players:

Bass - Ron McClure
Congas - Tony Waters
Drums - Lenny White
Electric Piano - George Cables
Tenor Saxophone - Joe Henderson
Trumpet, Flugelhorn - Woody Shaw

Friday, September 10, 2010

drawing by thijshere's flickr

Bobby Womack: I'm in Love

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Siouxsie & the Banshees - Kiss Them For Me

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Alternate TV
Alternate TV: Love Lies Limp

brief band bio

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

James Brown The Popcorn
James Brown: The Popcorn

Recorded after a show at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium in 1968. Released as a single in May '69 charting at #11 R&B.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Spaceship Orion of those nights before a little trip when you stay up late packing and getting your affairs in order so you can relax on the trip, and then when all the affairs are satisfactorily in order and it's finally time for bed you listen to that one OMD track to bear you aloft to dreamland...

Friday, September 03, 2010

Neil Young: Violent Side

Here comes the night
Here comes the anger

You can say that again!

Serge Gainsbourg & Françoise Hardy - L'amour en Privé

May your Friday be as cinematic as this.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Staple Singers: God Bless the Children

This plays over the final few minutes of Hal Ashby's The Landlord, one of the greatest gentrification themed movies out there - are there others? - and one containing the following gem of an outburst, from a son to his mother -

"I'm 29 years old and I have run away from home! Now doesn't that strike you as being a little bit sick?!"

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Slickers - Johnny Too Bad

Sheridan DuPre XVII was talking about this tune, as he'd heard the Taj Mahal version in a mix of Greg's but scandalously didn't know the OG. So, here you go. Lovingly ripped from my dad's copy of the LP.

. . . "walking down the road with a pistol in your waist, Johnny you're too bad . . ." warn the Slickers, and they should know: when the lawyer was getting copyright clearance on that tune, one of the writers was underground. The other was in death row.

--from the sleeve notes