Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

John Cage - Music For Marcel Duchamp

Performed by the great Stephen Drury, another gem from this must-own CD.

Nice to hear the riff from You Really Got Me* anticipated at 0:47.

I like the music video for this song too.

"I asked her (Gita Sarabhai) what her teacher had said was the purpose of music. At the same time another composer with whom I was closely associated at the time (Lou Harrison) was also concerned to discover why we were writing music. The Indian musician told me that her teacher had said the purpose of music is to sober and quiet the mind, thus making it susceptible to divine influences." 
 -John Cage
(hear the full interview here)

*kind of more the Van Halen version

Monday, May 20, 2013

Reload - Le Soleil et la Mer

Friday, May 17, 2013

Subnation - Golden Hen

Thursday, May 09, 2013

New Radiant Storm King - Phonecall

If you attended college in the northeast U.S. in the early-to-mid '90s, you either A) were in a band that sounded like this; B) were dormmates with someone in a band that sounded like this; or C) were yourself a member of New Radiant Storm King.

The opening guitar notes remind me of this one.

...and I'm still welcoming suggestions for this 1993 project.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Clydie King - The Thrill Is Gone

There's a certain moment in a certain Rolling Stones song where I've always thought the background singer's voice sounded amazing, and I've wondered who that singer was. For a while I actually believed it might be Ronald Dyson. Yet Wikipedia indicates it was either Tami Lynn, Dr. John, Clydie King, Vanetta Field, Shirley Goodman, or Joe Green. After listening to some clips of those singers I concluded that the golden pipes in question probably belong to Vanetta Field, but along the way I heard the Clydie King song posted above, which I like, and at the end Clydie really kills the falsetto in a phrase which incidentally reminds me of Jimmy's vocals at 4:13 in this, the horn-laden outro jam of which is remarkably similar to that of Loving Cup, as it happens.