Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic - Ogreyala Mesetchinka (The Moon Shines)

Thanks to Jerry for the tip on this LP. Featuring semitones microtones, and just the weirdest intervals that you ever heard.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

XTC: English Roundabout

Friday, April 04, 2014

Splash into spring with a soundbath tomorrow night (Saturday April 5th) at Cafe Dancer, 96 Orchard St, 10 pm to 2 am.

Have you had your bath today?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Josef K - Revelation

"Help Mom, I'm trapped in a maelstrom of harmonically complex noise with a genuinely funky underpinning, and I'm still getting rad guitar tones."

Friday, March 28, 2014

Rosa Yemen - Larousse Baron Bic

File alongside other semipermeable major/minor jammers such as this and this.

new Viva show (#153) in the ark hive

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Podcast #9, recorded the evening of Saturday February 15th-->Sunday February 16th, 2014.

Download/stream: part the first

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.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Y Pants - Barbara's Song

And the moon shined all night, the moon shined all night.

Broncho - Kurt (edit)

Getting psyched for summer with this top-drown cruiser. This is an edit. For the full version, buy the limited pressing 7" from CQ records.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lexx - Jungle City

where the nightlife really steams

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Del Jones - Vibe-ing Theme

More Duaneology for your Wednesday.

I'm sure this riff has many antecedents, but I'm reminded of this.

If you like a nice hi-hat-to-ride-cymbal climate change, see 0:56 and following.

Holland-Dozier - Don't Leave Me Starvin' For Your Love

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jermz - Power Cut

Saturday, March 08, 2014

DJ Emmett makes his triumphant return to Cafe Dancer on Saturday, April 5th, at 10 pm. Please reorganize your lives accordingly.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Impossibles - The Drum

Solid early '90s Slapp Happy cover.  (There are many.)

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Cissy Kraner - Der Novak läßt mich nicht verkommen

Quite possibly the first minor sixth chord vamp heard round these parts since this one.

Friday, February 28, 2014

René & Angela - I Love You More (Edit by Mr. K)

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.

I wish that the same may happen for you.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Anita Kerr Quartet - The Wayfaring Stranger

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cocteau Twins - A Kissed Out Red Floatboat


Friday, February 21, 2014

Silent Corner - Number One

Standing on a corner on a Saturday night
I’ve got nothing to do but stay at home
Won’t you join me, join me for the Number One

All the best chicks in town are there
The groovy ones, the special ones
They are going, going to the Number One

Where it’s all happening on a Saturday night
The music is heaven, the lights are dimmed
It’s new wave it’s new style, just go and find
The place you’ve been looking for, the Number One

First time you will ever hear of us
In a disco bar in our hometown
Cause they’re playing music you love to hear

You can always find us at Friday night
Silent Corner at a new event
They are going, going to the Number One

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Real Ones - Outlaw (Yngve & Timo Mix)

In mixolydian, the happiest of modes.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

This track comes courtesy of mein bruder. Many high school evenings spent in Tolkien's pages and then the fortune to find a soundtrack for his escape.

Bo Hansson: Dreams In The House of Healing

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Brent Mydland:  Dreams

Poking around the internet is really something.  A track from what I gather was to be Mydland's solo album.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Affairs Of The Heart - Waterloo Sunset

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.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Quicksilver Messenger Service: Who Do You Love [suite]

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.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Neil Young - Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (demo)

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?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Earlier start time this time (8 pm).

I know there are some south-of-14th-Street dads out there who can easily pop out after the kids are in bed and stroll over to Orchard Street for some brews and tunes. I'm counting on you guys!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Jinny - I Need Your Love (extended version)

for PSH

Friday, January 31, 2014

Japan - Adolescent Sex (album version)

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.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Roberta Flack - Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye

This is a Sheridan Dupre jammer, but he's lost in the stacks of the Brooklyn public library, so it falls to me to post it. Words & music by Leonard Cohen, piano & vocals by Roberta Flack.

Note to American Idol afficionados, et al.: this is what it sounds like when someone has a good singing voice.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Need some music for your time traveling? If so, contact JD.

JD Emmanuel: Arabian Fantasy

Sunday, January 26, 2014

X-Ray Spex - Warrior In Woolworths

Who could be so churlish as to chafe at classic rock moves in one's punk--especially when one hears shades of this, or the harmony in thirds and tubular guitar sound of this?

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Roches - Losing True

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The fourth and final set of this ill-fated podcast is now available for your listening pleasure.

Our national nightmare is over.

Friday, January 17, 2014

TONIGHT, 96 Orchard Street, 10 PM.

A free event.

 As usual I'll be playing a wide array of club classics such as this, this, and this.  See you down there!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Just a quick note to say I've uploaded the third set of this podcast, in which Our Heroes turn the fluorescent lights off in the office building, kick back and enjoy the tuneage, Memorex-style.

Fourth set to follow!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Steve Reich - It's Gonna Rain (excerpt)

Friday, January 10, 2014

amy adams american hustle
Electric Light Orchestra: 10538 Overture

First single by ELO. Thought it'd be a fun post for a rainy Friday here in Big D. This track was used to great effect in American Hustle. What a ride.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Jack Name - Pure Terror

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.

The Jack Name LP drops in 2014!

For persons seeking two and a half hours (and counting!) of deplorable self-indulgence from me and my mates, see here.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Podcast #8, recorded the night of Sunday December 22nd / Monday December 23rd, 2013:
first set
second set
third set
fourth set

Featuring ArtDecadeMike, Sheridan Dupre, Emmett, and a special call-in from Big B in Texas!

If you feel that this ends too soon, not to worry; this is just the first 2 hours. Set three to be uploaded soon!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Hollies - Stop Right There

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Gap Dream - 58th St. Fingers

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.

Friday, December 13, 2013

new Viva show (#151) in the archive

...and it's a good one. All selections culled from the twitter feed of the great Jessica Pratt (@JessicaPrattSF), and they're all $$$...

amusingly featuring this classic.

So by all means acquire some Jessica Pratt music and be sure to enjoy this kickass hour-long mix: listen here

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Barton Springs Austin
David Sylvian: The Healing Place

Friday, December 06, 2013

You didn't hear? It's all going down tonight (Friday December 6) at Cafe Dancer, on Manhattan's fashionable Lower East Side, 10 pm to 2 am. You should definitely come to this - no matter what.

I got the 45 of this, which I'll probably play, and of course I'll inevitably end up playing this again. Maybe ring in some holiday cheer with this? And if things go exceptionally well - this.

See you there, rastas!

P.S.: I think I'm going to play this one and this one too.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Metrô - Beat Acelerado

This is the level of frothiness I'm shooting for this Friday (December 6th, 10 PM to 2 AM) at Cafe Dancer. Come down if you can!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

David Bowie: Eight Line Poem, live at the BEEB.
But the key to the city
Is in the sun that pins the branches to the sky

Monday, November 25, 2013

Remember the Curls

Adam Ant: Deutscher Girls
Lead track off the '82 compilation 'First Edition' as selected by Editions EG.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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.]

part 2

...featuring David Crosby, Grace Slick, William Shapesphere, Johnny's Records, Peter Max, and thousands more.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Podcast #6, recorded in the wee hours of Wednesday October 30th, 2013:

part 1 (100 megabytes)
part 2 (102 megabytes)

...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.