Life is a Landfill, a sweet little song by lo-fi magician F.M. Cornog, better known as East River Pipe. F.M. released his first album “Shining Hours in a Can” in 1994 and dropped his latest, “We Live in Rented Rooms”, last year. Listen to those albums and everything in between, this man can do no wrong. Visuals from Jim Jarmusch’s Permanent Vacation.
don’t know too much about anthony valadez and even less about damon aaron. BUT, i do know that plug research has consistently been a great label (daedelus, flying lotus, nobody, etc) and this record is chock full of soul. hot’n’buttery soul. smoked-out,makin’ out on the couch soul. layin’ in the grass watchin’ the planets’n’stars soul. all KINDS of soul… there’s a little bit of badu-spaciness, a splash of d’angelo smoov and a smidge of flylo squiggle. this song has definitely been a highlight on what’s turning into a heavy late-night-rotation spin..
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Great band from Colorado circa late 80’s/early 90’s. Although they are still around in various forms, It’s really all about singer songwriter Sean Kelly. A most underrated talent and a writer of great pop songs “you ain’t never heard”, like this one!
Pot Luck was the very first album I ever bought as a kid and always really loved side B, starting off with “Something Blue”. Take 7 is the one that ended up on the album but my favorite version is now Take 4, released on FTD’s “Studio B - Nashville Outtakes 1961-1964”, with Elvis’ smooth vocals and that tinkling piano higher up in the mix. Also gotta love that sax from Boots Randolph, mostly just whispering along, but taking his moment at the very end. Take 4 starts when Elvis says “Ahh”. During the song heavenly backup singers The Jordanaires sing “Aaaaaahhhhh”. When the song ends you will say “Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh”.
Mutant-disco, twisted folk, psychedelic dance-raga, country, cello hymnals, hip-hop inflected pop, neo-classical compositions, Arthur Russell did it all. This song can be found on the posthumous album “Calling Out Of Context”, released by Audika Records in 2004. It was recorded somewhere between 1986 and 1990 and also features the one and only Jennifer “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” Warnes. For further exploration I highly recommend the documentary “Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell”, and the biography “Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92”.
REMOVADOR/HARVEST RECORDINGS TO RELEASE FLOATING ACTION “FAKE BLOOD” SEPT. 4TH 2012!
Floating Action is Seth Kauffman, a red bearded Blue Ridge mountain-biking brother who has made five records on which he writes, records & plays all the instruments himself. His newest, most-soothing offering is entitled “Fake Blood” which is to be released via Removador/Harvest on September 4th, 2012. As Sean Moeller from Daytrotter explains, Floating Action creates “gorgeous melodies and scrappily fuzzed out tones that radiate a vinyl warmth that somehow immediately instills a feeling of nostalgic happiness.”
“Seized” is the first single from “Fake Blood”.
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Garth Hudson - unfortunately there’s only 28 seconds of this but if you play it 10 times in a row you’ll have 4 minutes and 40 seconds.
From classically trained musician, to Britain’s Royal West African Frontier Force, to TV’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., to cult album releases (like William Shatner’s “The Transformed Man” and the one above), to inspiring one of the most diabolical Dr. Dre samples that we’ve been allowed to hear…, how could a sucka possibly front on David McCallum? The idea of Dre listening to this on his personal turntable is enough to make a person question the stereotypes of rap music. I would have loved to see Mr. McCallum’s face when he received that royalty check in the mail. Like this tune or not, just try not to hear Snoop Dogg say “la, da, da, da, da” in your head. I dare you.
today would have been jerry garcia’s 70th birthday- so i have been listening to one of my favorite of his musical moments on repeat…celebrating…try and not shed a tear as you feel all of the cosmos conspiring together some time ago… way out in space… to beam down this sacredly beautiful pedal steel solo into the brain and out of the hands of a young jerry garcia- who, as we all know, is a widely celebrated figure in music…but i feel a lot of folks don’t know his secret magic on the pedal steel…on such tracks as CSNY’s “teach your children” or perhaps my personal favorite- “laughing” from david crosby’s beautifully surreal “if i could only remember my name.” this is dubbed from my personal vinyl copy and sounds so good n old n gritty- even in it’s new digital home.
Bob White was a wannabe wrestler in the 50s who was a regular at the Hi-Lo club in Battle Creek. His dream was to enter the local wrestling circuit using the stage name Mark Shannon but he never did. At the time rock ‘n’ roll singer Charles Westover was often performing at the Hi-Lo club and had been looking for a new name to use. When he heard that Bob wasn’t going with the Shannon name after all he decided to run with it. Instead of Mark he used Del as his first name, a contraction of the much admired Caddilac Coup de Ville that was often seen driving the streets of Battle Creek. From his unjustly forgotten 1968 psych-pop album “The Further Adventures Of Charles Westover”… Gemini.
read once that he’s the poet laureate of soul.. buhlee dat! if you can find his 1st lp, simply entitled ‘SMOKEY’ (cuz.. i mean, if your name’s smokey.. what else are you gonna call your first solo album? right??), DO IT. pick it up. it’s the jam..willie hutch produced & arranged it. and what about this band? tight & in the pocket. so much restraint. smokey looks a little smoked too.. dunno. maybe.