Saturday, January 31, 2015

Steve Earle - You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had b/w Acquainted With The Wind

"Hey baby, let your hair hang down. . ."
You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had

"I'm a traveling man wherever I roam. . ." Acquainted With The Wind

Friday, January 30, 2015

Joe Topping - I'm Not Gonna Worry b/w This Love and Lack of Money

"Gonna drop these chains before I drown!"
I'm Not Gonna Worry

"I had a little drink, and then I had some more.
It's false courage, but it works just the same."
This Love and Lack of Money

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Coyote Armada - Albert Pujols b/w Aliaday

"Leave no time for your rhythm or your rhyme..."
Albert Pujols

"Took the bus to the west side of Texas . . . I'm gonna wish that I wished I was dead." Aliaday

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Spiritual Front - Buried Friend

"I remember the song you sang for me, I could never understand the words..."
Buried Friend

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ryley Walker - Primrose Green b/w Love Can Be Cruel

Call it folk, call it jazz, call it music with a heart. . .
Primrose Green

Love Can Be Cruel

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Highland Brothers Band - A Peasant's Creed b/w Hey You

"This is a broken prayer
this is a blind man’s paper
Not written once
just uttered words
but the study is complete"
A Peasant's Creed

"Death is always near.
There’s no need to fear.
Time will guide you there."
Hey You

No videos of Peasant's Creed found, but this will tickle our ears to the Highland Brothers "sound":

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Swan Dive - Sweet Summer Fling b/w Flipside of Loving You

It's chilly outside, - thought I'd warm up this blog with a Sweet Summer Fling

Of course, ten minutes after a fling begins we quickly learn the Flipside of Loving You

Ralph Stanley & Josh Turner - We Shall Rise

"On the resurrection morning when the trump of God shall sound. . ."

No video of Ralph & Josh available yet. This version is nowhere close to being as energetic; but the young kid singing bass makes this fun:

Friday, January 23, 2015

Govt Mule featuring John Scofield - Sco-Mule (2015)

I don't share thoughts on many albums on this blog because, frankly, most albums these days bore me to death. This one is an exception, and I can say without equivication, this belongs in your collection. To be sure you know that, Amazon is offering at the rediculously low price of $10.
Govt Mule featuring John Scofield - Sco-Mule

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Indiana - Ink

"You see through my imperfection..."

No video of Ink, but the voice can be heard here =:-)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Asaf Avidan - Bang Bang

"I love you like a scapal loves flesh!"
Bang Bang

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Norman Blake - Blake's Rag

Still crazy good after all these years!
Blake's Rag

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne - Walk With Me

""You are near. I am well."
Walk With Me

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Belle and Sebastian - Born to Act b/w Two Birds, Piggy in the Middle, & A Politician’s Silence

Many in the "biz" talk about how folks have stopped buying music. This wonderful set of songs was apparently recorded the same time as the fantastic CD "Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance". Rather than add it to the first edition of the CD, I'm guessing they're holding it for the "deluxe" version to be released a few weeks later. This action by record companies makes folks upset, confused, and generally disgusted with the way the biz wants to eat their money. True fans, of course, will buy everything - but even then begrudgingly. Oh well, the merchandisers keep doing it, so I'm guessing they must be making money off the angry fans despite the resentment. Here's the good news - the CD is a fine collection on it's own, and well worth your support because you'll be playing the CD all year. These extra songs that aren't on the new CD are great fun to both listen to and dance to. Is it worth paying all over again and then some? No advice from here. I'm very happy I have them. I'd hope that Belle & Sebastian release an EP for fans who are not collectors but like to dance. We'll see. Keep your ears open! No videos for the new fun.

"I want to find some respite from ignorance and lies!"

Born to Act, TwoBirds, Piggy in the Middle, & A Politician’s Silence

Go ahead and scream. I know this has nothing to do with Belle & Sebatian; but my gut tells me they saw this when it first came out and it's in their psyche somewhere. Enjoy! Or not. I just can't help myself.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bob Cheevers - My Guitar The Man And My Heart

"My guitar wants to be a tree again, be part of the earth in tune with the wind."
My Guitar The Man And My Heart

Friday, January 16, 2015

Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

This live acoustic collection is joyful & fun. I think I will enjoy it as a collection many times. Nothing on the set is planned to stand alone; but everything on the collection fits perfect. There is a full video available, which may be even better for fans of Austin City Limits.
Another Day, Another Time

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fabiano do Nascimento - Tocatta Em Ritmo De Samba b/w Se Ela Preguntar

Tasty. Keep your ears to the ground - this one arrives with no clue as to where/when you can purchase a copy; but it's worth searching out.

Tocatta Em Ritmo De Samba

Se Ela Preguntar

No videos from new CD yet, so enjoy a solo gig under the stars:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ryan Bingham - Adventures of You and Me

"The wolves of Wall Street swallowed the Empire State."
Adventures of You and Me

No video of this song yet. Enjoy this oldie tonight =:-)

"When I die, Lord
Oh, won't You put my soul up on a train
Won't You send it southbound
Give it a cool blues man name"

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Joshua Radin - Angels b/w Worlds Apart

"It's been a long time that I've been on my own, and I can't take no more."

"Hold me close like I'm the sun to your moon..."
Worlds Apart

Monday, January 12, 2015

Guster - Never Coming Down

"Saddle up next to me. We can go kicking seashells in the sky. My, my we're Never Coming Down"

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Andrew Combs - Strange Bird

Some birds fly south. Some birds stay at home.
Some birds flock together. Some birds fly alone.

Strange Bird

No video for this song yet, so here's an oldie for your ear pleasure:

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ben Vaughn - Miss Me When I'm Gone

"I'm the best friend I ever had.
I know to you that might seem sad.
But over here it ain't no joke,
I'm gonna miss me when I croak."

Miss Me When I'm Gone

Friday, January 09, 2015

Madonna - Rebel Heart b/w Wash All Over Me & Revolution

"Thought I belonged to a different tribe
Walking alone, never satisfied, satisfied
Tried to fit in, but it wasn't me."
Rebel Heart

"Torn between the impulses stay or run away from all this madness."
Wash All Over Me

"I'm a poet, you're a thief
Welcome to my side of the street
Drink my wine, free the beast
We're all fighters in the revolution."

Belle and Sebastian - The Party Line b/w Perfect Couples

Unashamed 80's disco! "Jump to the beat of The Party Line!"

Head banging time! "I know some friends of mine, think about them all the time. Why can't my life be like that?"
Perfect Couples

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Madonna - Borrowed Time b/w Devil Pray & Messiah

"We're only here to love like there's no tomorrow
so let's live each moment like our time is only borrowed"
Borrowed Time

"Take my sins and wash them away, teach me how to pray.
I've been stranded here in the dark, take these walls away.
I've been swimming in the ocean til I'm almost drowned.
Give me something I can believe in teach me how to pray."
Devil Pray

"I am the moon with no light of my own.
You are the sun guarding your throne."

Belle and Sebastian - Allie b/w Ever Had a Little Faith

"When it's fun in your mother's house you want to cry yourself to sleep."

"Do you spend your days second guessing faith?"
Ever Had a Little Faith?

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Madonna - Addicted b/w Living 4 Love & Heartbreak City

"It was easy to predict you were gonna be the one who broke my heart."

"Now that it's over I'm gonna carry on"
Living 4 Love

"I’m in the middle of a world not pretty"
Heartbreak City

Belle and Sebastian - Nobody's Empire b/w The Everlasting Muse

"Someone sang a song and I sang along because I knew the words from my childhood."
Nobody's Empire

"If I could only right my wrongs and take her to my favorite place I'd steal her melody."
The Everlasting Muse

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

50 years ago today

50 years ago today I bought my first record for 35 cents. The Witch b/w Psycho. It was already a golden oldie by the time I got my copy. My dad swore it was going to ruin his equipment, so he gave in and bought us kids a portable record player so we could play music in our rooms.

Panda Bear - Boys Latin

My high school Latin is really rusty & truth be told I was always lousy at it. Fun to hear these guys work at declensions with a beat. Make learning fun =:-)
Boys Latin

Monday, January 05, 2015

The KutiMangoes - Fire b/w Song for Fela & Desert Moon

Fire - my feet are on fire - dance feet, dance.

Song for Fela

Desert Moon

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Swamp Dogg - Prejudice Is Alive and Well b/w If That Ain't the Blues Nothing Is

"Prejudice is alive and well. All over the world they know it exists. In the US it has a special twist."
Prejudice Is Alive and Well

"The house of congress can't approve nothing!"
If That Ain't the Blues Nothing Is

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Alex Highton - You Don't Own This Life b/w It Falls Together

"Faith was all that you had. Now it seems that for all intents and purposes it's gone."
You Don't Own This Life b/w It Falls Together

Live in the bedroom:

Live with audience:

Friday, January 02, 2015

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

Found my box. Sure, it's 35 years old. Still unmatched. Just as fresh, life affirming and breath-taking as my memory served. This is true yesterdejavu!
Maggot Brain

Live 1971 (Eddie Hazel):

Live 1996 (Santana):

Live 2009 (Warren Haynes):

Live 2011 (Lili Haydn):

Full concert (1976):

Funkadelic - Yesterdejavu

I miss the guitar that makes my maggot brain go through a rebirth every time I hear it. This noodling guitar track with the sweet bass will do until I can weed through my boxes for the true full frontal yesterdejavu. Dancin' slowly toward the box for eight minutes.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Whale Fall - The Dawn Thief

The dawn of the new year has been stolen and given life by Whale Fall. Beautiful.
The Dawn Thief