Monday, April 29, 2013

Up Above The World - Trying To Reach You

Many thanks to Plague for recommending a David Holmes mix in which this appears. I believe the correct adjective for this track is "unhinged."

And I'm still seeking recommendations for an all-1993 playlist. Please post ideas in the comments either here or here.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Extra - Enjoy


Les Chakachas - Turtle Soup

I wonder how they got that cool distant-becoming-near effect on the horns.  I'm hoping it's that they recorded the horns in an ancient Roman amphitheatre with two mics, one near and one far, and adjusted the relative volumes of the two mics over the course of the mix.

Les Chakachas of course best known for Jungle Fever.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

John Cage - In A Landscape

Performed by Stephen Drury and available on mp3 and compact disc.
I am at peace with the fact that the part at 4:41 reminds me of Seal - "Kiss From a Rose."

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fats Waller - Baby, Oh! Where Can You Be?

Dedicated to my daughter Maisy, born April 4th, 2013.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Julie London - Something Cool

Let's all - everybody - keep it cool this weekend.

"I can't think of your name, I remember your smile"

And because we've crossed the midnight hour here, a bonus.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

 Emmett presents... Paternity Leave!
Marquez - Color De Caramelo

I will be laying low for a few weeks, due to the exciting and impending arrival of a baby girl. In the meantime, we can all think about what the bass player (= Juan Marquez himself?) does at 01:43 in the jam posted above.

Thanks to all who've contributed so far to the 1993 Project.  By all means keep those suggestions coming!  This playlist will be happening post-paternity leave.

You can also check out Viva Radio shows #143 and #144, which represent a still-unfinished two-hour answer to the thought experiment: "What might have been played in a European discothèque c. 1974?"  Many thanks to all who contributed suggestions in this thread, and most especially to Mr. Bill Brewster.

So, yes, I expect to be hibernating from the music sphere for a bit, but unprecedented and potentially game-changing developments are already in the works for the near future, dear listeners!

Here comes summer again...

Your friend,