Archive for December, 2014

Monday, December 29th, 2014

You did check these out, right? Hello, Mr. Soul :: Neil Young Covers, 1967-1978 Françoise Hardy :: Till the Morning Comes

Friday, December 26th, 2014

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. Download Ultimate Painting’s lagniappe session, here…. SIRIUS 370: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Cate Le Bon – I Can’t Help You ++ Ultimate Painting – Talking Central Park Blues […]

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

For those who followed Numero Group’s 2009 compilation Local Customs: Downriver Revival, it should come as no surprise that the reissue label’s 2012 Shirley Ann Lee release is brilliant, breathtaking and essential listening. Songs of Light – the “Shirley Ann Lee album that never was,” according to Numero – figured prominently on Downriver Revival, highlighted […]

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Forgotten albums by mellow singer-songwriters of the early 1970s are pretty ubiquitous these days, I know. Especially when it comes to introverted and acoustic-leaning young men who floated under the radar (or too close to the sun) and whose careers took a nose dive in the wake of prog rock and the rise of the […]

Friday, December 19th, 2014

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. Download the SOLSTICE mixtape, here… SIRIUS 368: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ The B-G System – I Don’t Want To Be Your Man ++ Harvey Mandel – Wade In […]

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Michael Eugene Archer, better known as D’Angelo, states his case clearly in the liner notes of Black Messiah, his long-awaited, 14 years-in-the-making third album with the Vanguard. “Black Messiah is a hell of a name for an album. It can be easily misunderstood. Many will think it’s about religion. Some will jump to the conclusion […]

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Over the past 20+ years, I’ve had Dean Wareham to thank for numerous turn-ons via his interpretation of other’s work. Luna’s rendering of Michel Polnareff’s “La poupee qui fait non” immediately comes […]