Monday, June 30, 2014

Matrimony - Southern Skies

"I like the southern roads. I like the way they roll."
Southern Skies

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Chaimra

Summer dance treat

New video is not yet ready. Enjoy this live appetizer:

Cheryl Barnes - Like Jazz

Music to accompany a stroll through the park with someone you love eating a fresh-scooped ice cream cone by the lake and enjoying the sun with the floating baby turtles on a Sunday afternoon.
"You walk like jazz, you talk like jazz. . .
too late to change your wicked, wicked ways. . ."
Like Jazz

Friday, June 27, 2014

Somi - Last Song b/w Akobi First Born S(u)n

"If this were my last song I'd ask the band to slow it down. . ."
Last Song

"I'll wear sunglasses if you ask me to. . ."
Akobi First Born S(u)n

Michele Kiba & The TikiTones - E Mahina Hoku & Honolua Bay

Hawaiian Gypsy Music. . .
Michele Kiba & The TikiTones

Fun performance w/Ralph Shaw:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Amy Lavere - Big Sister

"I can't keep up. She won't wait up."
Big Sister

watch on You Tube

An oldie live:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Julian Argüelles - Triality

Julian with John Taylor on piano, Dave Holland on bass and Martin France on drums.

No new videos yet, so here's Julian playing a few oldies with Kit Downes on piano, Calum Gourlay on bass, and James Maddren on drums.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Theo Croker - Realize

Instumental funk covered with fresh raspberry dreams. Dancing.

Vocal version with China Moses:

Monday, June 23, 2014

First Aid Kit - Fleeting One b/w Heaven Knows

"Now I've seen winter's dawn, the wind turns trader cold." (traitor cold?")
Fleeting One

"You've spend a year staring into a mirror, another one trying to figure out what you saw.
Pay so much attention to what you're not, you have no idea who you are."
Heaven Knows

Some tasty oldies:

Taimane Gardner - At San Diego Ukulele Festival (and more)

Good time to sit back and enjoy the video sandwhiches!
Ukulele Dance

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mary Gauthier - Oh Soul b/w Walking Each Other Home & How You Learn to Live Alone

"When you sell your soul it opens a deep dark hole."
Oh Soul

"The road got rough and you got ahead of me."
Walking Each Other Home

"Every revolution brings you closer to the sun."
How You Learn to Live Alone


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rival Sons - Good Things

"There was a boy with a bomb in his jacket that didn't explode. . ."
Good Things

Friday, June 20, 2014

Jeremy Spencer - Happy Troubadour b/w Moonshine Slide

Instrumentally, a happy guitar troubadour! Moist brownies!
Happy Troubadour

". . .forgivin' women are fools. . ."
Moonshine Slide

No videos of newest CD yet. Enjoy flavors of old. . .

Thursday, June 19, 2014

José James - Simply Beautiful

"There's a whole lotta things you and I could do. . ."
Simply Beautiful

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Me'shell Ndegéocello - Friends b/w Comet Come to Me

"How many of us have them? Ones we can depend on?"

"Thought I'd make me happy. . ."
Comet, Come to Me

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Willie Nelson - Bring It On b/w Wives and Girlfriends & Crazy Like Me

"They say there is no gain without pain. Well, I must be gaining a lot.
I'll give it all that I've got - bring it on.
Well it seems that I've been here before, so if this means that there is more - bring it on!"
Bring It On

"Well I love my wives and I love my girlfriends, and may they never meet.
May they never know each other when they meet on the street."
Wives and Girlfriends

"I like you 'cause you're reckless and as free as a breeze.
I love you 'cause you're crazy like me!"
Crazy Like Me

Ray Bonneville - Two Bends in the Road

"Butterfly in the wind - don't know how fragile his wings are."
Two Bends in the Road

Monday, June 16, 2014

MonaLisa Twins - God Only Knows

"If you should ever leave me, my life shall still go on. Believe me."
God Only Knows

Janiva Magness - Let Me Breathe b/w Everything Is Alright

"Every mistake I've made is standing here with me."
Let Me Breathe

"Don't you worry about wind and rain and cold lonely nights. . ." Everything Is Alright

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mary Gauthier - When a Woman Goes Cold b/w False from True

"Once she's really gone she can't come back."
When a Woman Goes Cold

"You woke up inside a cage. I woke up consumed with rage.
A million miles from our first kiss. How does love turn into this?"
False from True


cd version

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Reuben and the Dark - Devil's Time b/w Rolling Stone

"I'll take my chances on this winding road - I'm going out where the wild wind blows."
Devil's Time

"I don't want to die in the middle of a city!"
Rolling Stone


Friday, June 13, 2014

Andrew Bird - My Sister's Tiny Hands b/w Far from Any Road

"Every creature casts a shadow under the sun's golden fingers. And as the sun sinks past the waving grass some shadows drag along."
My Sister's Tiny Hands

"When the last light warms the rocks and the rattle snakes unfold, cats will come to drag away your bones. . ."
Far from Any Road

Older video - great times - fantastic tacos!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Walter Trout - Take A Little Time b/w Tight Shoes

"Take a little time for love" with full Check Berry grooves!
Take A Little Time

Back story. This instrumental is in honor of Walter's dad. Once in a restaurant he dad let loose with a loud fart. When everyone looked at him in amazement, he simply said loudly, "Tight shoes". Made an impression on young Walter, and we are glad because this guitar is worth every meal on the menu!
Tight Shoes

No videos (yet), so here's a classic cover by Waltershowing off why we all love his work so much:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Camper Van Beethoven - I Live in LA

"Come and see me someday. You can stay at my house, I have plenty of space."
I Live in LA

No song video yet, so here's a concert from last week in San Diego:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Robert Francis & The Night Tide - Pain

"You're still the one to break my heart. . ."

Monday, June 09, 2014

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - All By Myself b/w How You Want It Done & Key To The Highway

"I didn't have no one to help me. . ." All By Myself

"I can you you satisfaction - if it's all night long!"
How You Want It Done

"When the moon peeps over the mountains I'll be on my way. . ."
Key To The Highway

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Chrissie Hynde - Down the Wrong Way

"I have become what I criticized. . ."
Down the Wrong Way

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Indigenous - Good At Feelin' Bad b/w Around The World

"I'm getting good at doing nothing. I just killed another day."
Good At Feelin' Bad

"I've seen what I need to see. . ."
Around The World

Videos to hold your brain at even keel till the new ones arrive:

Friday, June 06, 2014

Penguin Cafe - Odeon b/w Radio Bemba

Instrumentally delicious lasagna with spumoni afterwards. Odeon

Radio Bemba

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Walter Martin - We Like The Zoo

"You gotta face it mama, there's a beast in me. . ."
We Like The Zoo

No video for this song yet, and this will simply whet the appetite:

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Kenny Blues Boss Wayne - Two Sides b/w Out Like A Bullet

"One day you're lifting me up, the next day you're turning me down."
Two Sides

Out Like A Bullet

No new videos. Understand the desserts of life. . .

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Bronwynne Brent - Dark Highway

"I am haunted by a ghost. She's the one I miss the most.
Late at night when I close my eyes, I can hear my baby cry."
Dark Highway

An oldie to taste while waiting for the new video:

Monday, June 02, 2014

John Fullbright - Happy

"Somebody tell me what's so bad about happy. . ."

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Delaney Davidson - Poor White Trash

"Spit shine. Moon shine. Play it like a pro!"
Poor White Trash Burns Slow

No new video yet. Good live taste of the boogie man at work:

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore - Sunday Street

"Not a dollar, not a nickle, not a penny to my name. . ." (Dave Van Ronk)
Sunday Street

"We're raising hi-class hell on Sunday Street!"

More Dave from Mollie & Rich:

The man himself for dessert:

Jake Bugg - Simple As This

"Mining for treasure deep in my bones that I never found."

This cut is from his first album, the one that pulled me out of music-writing retirement when I wrote this. It's re-released in 2014 because it's an integral part of the soundtrack for A Fault In Our Stars. The rest of the soundtrack is typical pop fluff, and will delight the youngsters. I will say the soundtrack doesn't hold up against the power of the book, which everyone should read. Jake's cut gives me solace that perhaps the movie will invite more people to the book.

Simple As This

"Tried liberation of my own free will
But it left me looking to get higher still"