Join Sheridan Dupre, Emmett, Kathleen Turner, Beau Bridges, Laura Wilson, the Hutterites, Georges Bizet and many more for an evening of above-average music and sub-par speculation on God, Man's Place in the Universe, multiple discoveries, and more.
Part two to be uploaded by summer solstice, latest.
One of the great mp3s. I downloaded it from bumrocks.com in 2006, but it lay in wait on my IPOD for over a year before I heard it, and when I did 'twas one of the happiest eight minute periods of my life.
So apparently I've entered my Hi-NRG phase. We all knew this day would come eventually.
The way the vocalist (some say it's one of the girls from Strawberry Switchblade?!) sings "Friday night" at 2:56 is making me think there could be/should be/is an equally great Italodance cover of Captain Jack out there, somewhere.
Apologies to Sheridan for stepping on his post. It's 17 degrees outside and I feel like I'm losing my mind.
Apropos of St Valentine's Day, herewith side one of 1969's Happy Trails. The best way to listen to this is to call in sick to work on a cold day, really crank it up, and pretend you are playing cowboys and indians with Bob Weir somewhere in the hills of Novato.
Unless you're Bob Weir, of course. Actually, especially if you're Bob Weir.
I've listened to versions of this by The Guess Who, The Buffalo Springfield, The Summer Snow, The Sneetches, The Rainy Day, and The Cascades, but I don't feel like any of them quite reaches the Platonic ideal of the song, so let's go with Neil's demo, as there's always something unimpeachable about the songwriter's original conception. Also: what is this song about?
Apparently they re-recorded this for the 45, but I prefer this version, in part because the entrance of the synth line is delayed until about one minute in, and comes as a surprise.
Speaking of, I'm obsessed with the eerily charismatic boredom of keyboard player Richard Barbieri in this video (see 0:57 and following). It's like it's too unspeakably tedious for him to even play those four chords.
Still mining gems from the Jessica Pratt twitter feed. When will it end? Maybe never. Anyroad, here's a jammer with a kind of Classic Rock 101 chord progression (e.g., "Dear Mr. Fantasy") that somehow transcends the conventions to become a true New Year's Eve Jammer that will carry you through 2013 and well into the mid-2010's.
Happy New Year, good people, looking forward to more good tunes and good times ahead.
Allow me to be the 19th music blog to post this song, but presumably the first to note that the guitar line reminds him of this, while the synth ostinato (look it up, bitches) reminds him of what kicks in at 0:44 in this?
Lots more Gap Dream music available here. I will take this link down in a day.
Podcast #7, recorded the evening of Sunday November 3rd/Monday November 4th, 2013: part 1
Please join Sheridan Dupre, me, Terry Melcher, Robert Zemeckis, Candice Bergen, Dinah Shore, Shecky Green, Werner Herzog, Walter Spade, Martin Amis, Roman Polanski, Donald Fagen, Fagin, Walter Becker, and countless others for 2+ hours of good tunes and fourth-rate persiflage.
[This is just the first hour and 25 minutes. Part 2 to be uploaded shortly.]
...and there's yet another epic podcast already recorded featuring Sheridan Dupre (!!!!), which will also be uploaded "soon." I know, I know; I'm the worst.
I'm DJing again at Cafe Dancer (96 Orchard Street, just south of Delancey Street, Manhattan) on Friday December 6th at 10 PM, so mark your calendars for that, and please excuse my relative inactivity on this blog as I focus on stockpiling festive vinyl to play at that event.
P.S. Email me if you want to know what any of the songs are in the podcast.