Journal

  • Just stuff

    19 Apr 2006, 03:45 by Televiper

    I started my morning off with a bit of Dave Douglas, a recent jazz discover of mine. I started out with some of his other stuff and then settled into Keystone for the remainder of the morning (or at least as I remember it). Keystone is a very smokey midnight jazz feel to it. Everything is carried with a light sense of confidence, but the fringes are also exlpored. Snare hits with heavy echoes, horns that drift off into blaring confusing, and softly dancing electric piano. This is the kind of jazz I always enjoyed hearing in smoke filled erotic thrillers, and perhaps a lot more rewarding.

    I switched gears for the walk to work, throwing Welcome to Sky Valley in for a spin. I love Kyuss's stoner rock. Though I kinda wish this album was mastered with just a little bit more volume. Doesn't really amp out on my portable.

    On the home front I popped in Queens of the Stone Age for some more of that Kyuss vibe. Poured an ice cold glass of Stella Artois to go with it. It's the stuff I tell yah.
  • 5000 tracks

    16 Jan 2006, 13:12 by tenderbranson69

    I like these songs because they are not too short and not too long....

    4980 - The Posies - Flood Of Sunshine
    4981 - Dave Douglas - Witness
    4982 - Minstry - So What
    4983 - Supersuckers - Born With A Tail
    4984 - Wilco - Reservations
    4985 - Vic Chesnutt - See You Around
    4986 - Roland Kirk - Rip, Rig, and Panic
    4987 - Fountain of Tears - She Wants To Be (instrumental version)
    4988 - Fountain of Tears - Survive (instrumental version)
    4989 - Pacific Ocean Fire - My Drinking Days Are Done
    4990 - Painkiller - Transport Of Sorcerers
    4991 - Minstry - Cannibal Song
    4992 - Naked City - American Psycho
    4993 - Chris Whitley - Rocket House
    4994 - Joseph Arthur - Favorite Girl
    4995 - Richard Buckner & Jon Langford - Rolling Of The Eyes
    4996 - Wilco - Misunderstood
    4997 - Wilco - Handshake Drugs
    4998 - Umar Bin Hassan - This Is Madness
    4999 - Richard Buckner - Jewelbomb
    5000 - Sonic Youth - Diamond Sea
  • A pile of CDs that received a lot of attention in 2005

    13 Jan 2006, 19:44 by OnionPalac

    List of recent listens from 2005:

    Not a best of albums list for new releases of 2005 at all but a pile of CDs I listened to alot last year out of shear pleasure.

    I hope to go back and write a few words about each album. Little by little. Albums w/ comments have a *.

    Compilations:

    Ethiopiques - Vol.s 1-19
    *No New York
    Roots N' Blues - The Retrospective 1925 - 1950
    Super Percussion of India

    Albums:

    13 & God
    ADULT. - Gimmie Trouble
    Aesop Rock - Labor Days
    Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche a Bamako
    Anal Blast - Battered Bleeding Bitch
    Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
    *Annie Gosfield - Burnt Ivory and Loose Wires
    Antipop Consortium - Arrhythmia
    *Architecture in Helsinki - In Case We Die
    *Big Black - Songs About Fucking
    *Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
    *Bobby Previte - The 23 Constellations Of Joan Miro
    *Bongwater - The Power of the Pussy
    The Books - Thought for Food
    *Boom Bip & Doseone - Circle
    *Boosty Collins - Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby
  • 2005 Year in Review

    25 Dec 2005, 05:03 by drkeys

    I suppose it's that time of year where everyone makes lists of their favourite things of the past 360-odd days. Here's mine.

    Top Discs of 2005
    Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane - Live at Carnegie Hall. An incredibly important discovery for the history of jazz music, and musically it's sublime. Another 'Trane discovery is the Half Note sets that became One Up, One Down.
    Bill Frisell - East/West. Wonderful deconstructions of standards, pop tunes, and Frisell's own originals, with the propulsive and empathetic percussion of Kenny Wollesen, and Tony Scherr and Viktor Krauss alternating on bass.
    Vijay Iyer - Re-Imagining. Creative, hypnotically inventive jazz, with Roy Haynes' grandson on drums. All these musicians are voices to pay attention to. Check out Iyer's trio Fieldwork for more impressive compositions and playing.
    Kurt Rosenwinkel - Deep Song. It reminds me of the next generation of Like Minds - a jazz supergroup that creates cohesive music. …
  • Travels in my headphones

    18 Aug 2005, 06:15 by drkeys

    So for the past few months, I've been on a large world music kick. Specifically Brazilian and Balkan music.

    Dave Douglas talked a lot about his involvement with Balkan music with his group, the Tiny Bell Trio. He lectured on the technical aspects of the music and also gave us a list of stuff to check out. One he emphasized was the first edition of Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares. There are many albums from this women's choir, but the first one is the best. I checked it out recently, and it is beautiful. The vocal harmonies are stunning. I also just took out a compilation of folkloric songs and dances as played by the group Varna. It's a strange concept for us Westerners to think that people can dance to meters of 7, 9, 11 or 13, but the music is sublime.

    The Brazilian thing's been going on for a while, but a friend I met in Banff was quite knowledgeable about Brazilian music and told me about Djavan who I'd never heard of before. The library happened to have a twofer CD of his…