Archive for July, 2012

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Yeah, you’re not going to want to skip this one. Suuuper nasty Muscle Shoals disco funk rarity from 1982. Or rather, five minutes and twenty one seconds of raw space funk r&b from the deep South. MP3: Gene Boyd :: Thought Of You Today (Edit)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Culled from the 1968 Bacchanal LP, Gabor Szabo’s heady brew of jazz/psych/raga takes on Lee Hazlewood’s “Some Velvet Morning“. Both innovator and interpreter, Szabo’s instrumental interpretation stretches out rhythmically while retaining the Hazlewood/Sinatra vocal cadence/melody. And while the cover works best within the frame and aesthetic of the album, it’s far from a lite-jazz exercise. MP3: […]

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Summertime music. Culled from our old Ponytone mixtape, the saccharine-sweet folk pop that is Janey & Dennis’  “Take It From A Friend”. MP3: Janey & Dennis :: Take It From A Friend

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Rhino Records (who I consult for) asked me to contribute to their upcoming series of posts/playlists centered around what would be Garcia’s 70th birthday, August, 1st. My piece goes live later this week and centers on what, if forced to choose, would be my favorite year in the band’s long trajectory — 1972. The year […]

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 255: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Angelo Badalamenti – The Pink Room ++ Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams  ++ Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Bicycle ++ Girls Names […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. One of my favorite pop songwriters of the past decade, Stuart Mclamb’s The Love Language is set to return early 2013 with their third LP, once again via Merge Records. Here, on […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

“Chug-A-Lug, Donna.” Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch’s sinister titty-shaker, “The Pink Room,” from Fire Walk With Me. I just missed the opening of Lynch’s nightclub, Silencio, while in Paris last year, but would like to believe this is on repeat, ad infinitum. MP3: Angelo Badalamenti/David Lynch :: The Pink Room