Friday, October 31, 2014

Annie Lennox - I Put A Spell On You

Making Halloween a lot more palatable this year with an hour of savory spell-binding videos. . .

"I can't stand it cause you put me down.
I put a spell on you..because you're mine.."
I Put A Spell On You

Annie

Jay

Nina

Creedence

David

Bette


Van

Joe

Eric

Joss

Animals

Jay Live

Thursday, October 30, 2014

You+Me - From a Closet in Norway

"I would rather be anyplace else than here. . ."
From a Closet in Norway

"Since the world is round now, why can't we have everything?"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

yMusic - Balance Problems

No problems for this eartaster. Fine fine flavors.
Balance Problems

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Cookers - Double or Nothing

Seven Cookers sound like a full jazz dance orchestra. Delicious.
Double or Nothing

An oldie:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Marcia Ball - Like There's No Tomorrow

"Come with me my friends to where the fun begins for a little while."
Like There's No Tomorrow

Shame. No video yet. That's okay - start chewing on this hot tamale, baby

Yusuf - Gold Digger

"Mister, can you hear my children cry?"
Gold Digger

No video yet, so enjoy the oldie:

Northern Soul: The Film Soundtrack (2014)

2 CDs - 54 dance tunes from the 60's for less than $9. No way to lose when purchasing this set. Except a few pounds. The film itself was okay, but ultimately irrelevant; the soundtrack is simply outstanding. Melanie is missing from the soundtrack, but I think it was used in the movie largely as a joke on what was playing on the radio at the time compared to all the great music that wasn't being played. No different than 2014, right?

Northern Soul: The Film Soundtrack

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Martha Tilston - Lovely On the Water

"sons are gone to face the foe where the blundering cannons roar"
Lovely On the Water

No videos yet of the new version of this old tune. In the meantime enjoy the music of the moon. . .

Neil Young - I Want To Drive My Car b/w I'm Glad I Found You

"I need a place to go. Further and further on down the road. I need to find my way."
I Want To Drive My Car

"I'm no different than anyone else. . ." I'm Glad I Found You

Friday, October 24, 2014

Julian Lage & Chris Eldrige - Stone Cross

Pickin' on a dream. . .
Stone Cross

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - Rumba SoYo

Rumba SoYo

No can find video of Rumba SoYo, So Dikulusu wid yo feets.

Live:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Trigger Hippy - Rise Up Singing

"I get up in the morning, hear the work bell warning, shuffle to my 9 to 5
I come home in the evening I get that feeling - Lord, I start to come alive"
Rise Up Singing

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Stanley Clarke Band - Pop Virgil b/w Last Train to Sanity

James Brown visits Stanley & pops him one in the virgil! Good fun!
Pop Virgil

Retuning to the jazz root dances with savvy guests from the symphony.
Last Train to Sanity

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keren Ann - Lay Your Head Down

The movie was over. Right at that moment I thought "that was a waste of 90 minutes" this song started playing. Made the entire movie disappear from my head and a new movie start - worth twice the price of admission. Velvet joy.

"The way you ride those waves makes me want to follow you blind."
Lay Your Head Down

Bill Frisell - Rumble b/w Telstar

Rethinking songs which predicted the 21st century through 21st century ears.
Rumble

Telstar

Lennon reinventions worth digging into - live!

Tiken Jah Fakoly - Diaspora b/w Saya

"Il est enfin que s'envole notre destin"
Diaspora

"Vous êtes tous invités"
Saya

No new videos, so here's a free ticket to a classic show:

Neil Diamond - Melody Road b/w First Time & Something Blue

"I know every song you lead me to is gonna be my friend."
Melody Road

"It's your time for making it happen!
. . .Get out your bed!"
First Time

"You showed what a little bit of love could do.
You opened my eyes and a light came through."
Something Blue

Drunk guy sings 'Bohemian Rhapsody' inside police car

Why in the world this showed up when I was searching you tube for a Minnie Driver video I'll never know. Serendipity is my guess. It's several years old, so everybody on earth has probably seen this but me. You get extra credit if you can watch this more than 4 minutes!

Minnie Driver - Master Blaster b/w Tell Me Why & Love Song

An album of ancient tunes presented with a Minnie attitude.

Master Blaster

Tell Me Why

Love Song

From the park I hear rhythms
Marley's hot on the box
Tonight there will be a party
On the corner at the end of the block

When you're moving in the positive
Your destination is the brightest star

Stevie feelin' as pretty as Minnie:

Glenn Tilbrook - Everybody Sometimes

"With the affable patience of the ruling class. . ."
Everybody Sometimes

Colbie Caillat - Never Gonna Let You Down b/w Land Called Far Away

Pure happy pop =:-)
Never Gonna Let You Down

"Everywhere I go I see a trail of broken hearts."
Land Called Far Away

Bryan Adams - She Knows Me b/w You've Been A Friend To Me

"There's a constant fire inside of her. . ."
She Knows Me

"I ain't to proud to say You've Been A Friend To Me"

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Chris Duarte Group - Jump The Trane'

Good Saturday night instrumental dance groove. Not available as single :( Jump The Trane'

No new videos yet. Here's a 14 year old show to fill the Saturday night blues dance hour.

John Oszajca - Music Marketing Manifesto

You know, as huge as the music business is, it is always gratifying to find folks in the field that bend over backwards to be sure we all stay engaged. Earlier this week I received an email from John with a link to his most recent posting. Since he mentioned he was interviewing an artist I love, I of course clicked. Once there I found the interview was available on iTunes. I almost skipped the whole thing because I despise plugging my devices into my computer. It's a step that is no longer necessary and wastes time.

I decided what the heck, I'll post a quick reply to the list & ask he place the podcast feed on Stitcher so I could listen without having to go through he iTunes hassle. Amazingly the response was close to immediate and Stitcher took awhile to sync everything, but I got to hear the interview this morning.

So, why tell you? Well, I know most of the folks that leaf through this blog are also musicians looking for a place to get some publicity. If you ever find yourself in need for marketing expertise, I know for a fact that John went the extra mile in order for one of his many readers to be able to have access in the way I wanted. That is dedication to the highest degree - caring about one in the midst of many.

John's website is Music Marketing Manifesto/. The specific article that started this diatribe is Here’s How You Release The Number #1 Blues Album In America.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Billy Crudup - Home b/w Sing Along

"I don't know where the days have gone, but I know where I belong..."
Home

"Honesty changes all completely. Tread carefully. . ."
Sing Along

Also on the album worth hearing over and over:

Rudderless playing Over Your Shoulder, Beautiful Mess, Stay with You, Real Friends, & Wheels On The Bus.

Ben Kweller & Selena Gomez singing Hold On

Ben Limpic singing A*Hole

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Saturday Night Sunday Morning

To many tasty treats on here to separate the wheat from the chaff. Buy the whole CD and enjoy a full seven course meal with specially selected wine to add depth to each flavorful bite!

Saturday Night Sunday Morning

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stevie Nicks - Starshine

"You used to make me shiver."
Starshine

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bob Seger - Ride Out b/w Adam & Eve, California Stars & Listen

"Ride out with your soul and your spirit
take a chance and get near it
everybody needs a dream."
Ride Out

"He smiled at her and she broke the rules."
Adam & Eve

"I'd give my life to lay my head tonight on our bed of California stars."
California Stars

"If you listen past bravado, if you listen past the whine...
everyone's so busy the truth gets left behind."
Listen

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jesse Winchester - A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble

"I can lose my car keys, mislay my hat
I can leave my cell phone in the laundry mat
But I never forget to boogie

Say that again well I lost the thread
I can't believe it but what I think you said was
You said your sorry, you said we're through
You said I'm good for nothing
But honey that's what I do
But I never forget to boogie
It's uppermost in my mind"

A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble

No more concerts this time around, but lots of cool videos on youtube to keep us company.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Red Sky July - Here Then Gone b/w Warm My Heart

Here Then Gone

Warm My Heart

While waiting for new videos, be astounded:

Jackson Browne - The Long Way Around b/w Walls And Doors & Here

"When I was a kid everything I did was trying to be free...
Now I'm a long way gone down this wild road I'm on"
The Long Way Around

"There can be freedom only when nobody owns it
I'm going to say that again
Because I know you know it
There can be freedom only when nobody owns it"
(Written by Carlos Varela, translation by Jackson Browne)
Walls And Doors

"The city waking up off in the distance
They're all working on some other existence
But you don't quite seem to care
It's like you know they're not going anywhere"

"You wait for the tears to fall but they won't
You think you should know what to say but you don't"
Here

Carlos Varela plays after Jackson translates the poem:

The Earls of Leicester - Big Black Train b/w Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down & Shuckin’ The Corn

"I've got a one way ticket and I won't be back."
Big Black Train

"I've been all around this big ol' world."
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down

Instrumental gourmet bbq vegetable
Shuckin’ The Corn

Saturday, October 11, 2014

John Cowan - Fate Full of Shadow

"He blows in on the wind from a world away. . ."
Fate Full of Shadow

No new videos. Chew on this oldie:

Immigrant Union - War Is Peace b/w Shameless

"play it safe, keep your head in the dirt"
War Is Peace

"I saw a scene of a man in a photograph
of a past that I did not like"
Shameless

Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas & Mike Auldridge - Dobro Heaven

Dobro Heaven

Smile

Friday, October 10, 2014

Missy Higgins - NYE (New Year's Eve)

"All the girls are drunk...Every single taxi's hired..."
NYE

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Bobby Bazini - Cold Cold Heart

"You're freezing my lips with your voodoo magic kisses"
Cold Cold Heart

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Duke Robillard Band - Confusion Blues

"My mind is all a mess. It's anybody's guess what the future holds for me."
Confusion Blues

while waiting for new videos, enjoy this show:

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Mindi Abair - Haute Sauce b/w Kick Ass

Instrumental dance flavors
Haute Sauce

Yummy
Kick Ass

Monday, October 06, 2014

Joe Bonamassa - Love Ain't A Love Song

"Happiness is a lie you know, the calm before the storm. . ." Love Ain't A Love Song

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Chuck Prophet - Felony Glamour b/w Tell Me Anything (Turn to Gold)

"Show me the money, show me the blood. . ."
Felony Glamour

"Anyone can toss a coin, anyone can take a chance. . ."
Tell Me Anything (Turn to Gold)

fill KEXP performance:

Jackson Browne - The Birds Of St. Marks b/w Leaving Winslow

It would not be off the mark to suggest this one could be re-entitled The Byrds of St. Marks...

"Silently she walks among her dying midnight roses."
The Birds Of St. Marks

The Leaving Winslow tune is a nice way to encircle "Take It Easy" 40 years later. . .

"I got a PhD in Sun and Wind and Rain"...

"I keep on hearing 'bout the disappearing ozone layer
I keep on hearing 'bout the disappearing Greenland Shelf
I keep hearing all about the disappearing middle class
I figure I'll be doing some disappearing myself"
Leaving Winslow

Markéta Irglová - Fortune Teller

"Is simply being yourself satisfying enough?"
xxx

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Lucinda Williams - Protection b/w Stowaway in Your Heart

"I need protection from the enemy of love."
Protection

"Thank you for giving me a place to close my eyes."
Stowaway in Your Heart

Friday, October 03, 2014

Ani DiFranco - See See See See b/w Careless Words

"I still can make you feel like a man."
See See See See

"just glad it wasn't me that said all those things. . ."
Careless Words


Thursday, October 02, 2014

Marianne Faithfull - Love More Or Less b/w I Get Along Without You Very Well

"I always thought that love must surely be something clearly seen in black and white."
Love More Or Less

Classic tune visited with wisdom
I Get Along Without You Very Well

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Prince And 3rdEyeGirl - Wow b/w Plectrumelectrum & Funknroll

"Hello, how are you?"
Wow

creative dance
Plectrumelectrum

straight dance
Funknroll