I'm currently enjoying Eddie Harris' 'Is It In,' which is abstract funk from 1974…
8 Feb 2006, 23:56 by HundredsOfEggsI'm definitely going to start a collection of Eddie Harris vinyls. (And other artists like Sun Ra too.) There are only a few available on CD. Most of my mp3s are vinyl rips. I was looking online for cover scans and found that the records are actually very cheap. Probably not rare at all, which I don't mind because I'm not a rarity snob. I just want to have the real 70s vinyl of my favorite 70s jazz albums. Partly for the object fetish, partly for the sound, partly for the big cover! And Eddie always had weird cover art. Like Excursions, it's five photos of someone (either his wife, or him?!) dressed up in various female uniforms. There must be a concept behind it. Maybe every outfit represents an 'excursion'. My mind has been wandering all over this mystery for years now. The word Excursion has even taken on a kind of perverse and enigmatic quality in my mind.
I'm currently enjoying Eddie Harris' 'Is It In,' which is abstract funk from 1974…
6 Feb 2006, 00:12 by lgsunshineMusic inspired by traveling, for traveling or about traveling
A while back I visited two different classrooms of second graders listening to Flight of the Bumblebee for the first time. The music brought the students to life. They could hardly remain in their seats. One girl zig-zagged in her seat as if she were a bumblebee. In both classes, the teachers spent the time asking the students to sit still and be quiet. In honor of music that makes me and others squirm like bumblebees, I have created the
traveling wo my passport.
Particularly in the winter, I get the jones to travel. I thought maybe this would pacify my desire until I’m able to pick up and go. It’ll probably only be tortuous and make me want to travel more. Onward with the torture!
Sun Ra - Space is the Place/We Travel
Thievery Corporation – International Flight
Sun Ra – We Travel the Spaceways
One Way Ride
25 Jan 2006, 00:20 by HundredsOfEggsMelbourne: many people with impeccable taste!
There is a great record shop on Gertrude St Fitzroy opposite Yelza's, with lots of vinyl or Brazilian stuff.
Every time I went to the local pub they were playing Laura Veirs' latest album which I like, despite everyone finding it corny. It suits the long summer afternoons.
Great stuff to check out:
David Axelrod (DJ Shadow copy-pasted his music but the real thing is better)
Sun Ra's Space is the Place, Disco 3000 and the song about how nuclear war is a motherfucker and will blow your ass up. I never got into Sun Ra until I heard Disco 3000 but he's at least as interesting as Mingus.
Eddie Harris wow there are at least three really good albums that I don't have! Free Speech (SD1573), Bad Luck Is All I Have (SD1675), Come On Down (SD1554), High Voltage (SD1529)
There's a lot more but I don't remember everything.
15 Jan 2006, 11:02 by robotactionboysome things i bought over the holidays while i was back in the states.
aerial - Kate Bush
there's not much that i can add that hasn't been said about the long awaited new kate bush album. aerial is a two disc set with each disc having it's own title. disc one -a sea of honey reminds me of classic kate bush. alot of it reminds me of hounds of love era kate. not a bad thing to be reminded about at all. the second disc a sky of honey is a bit more strange and wonderful. it's the disc i suspect i'll be coming back to listen to again and again.
batman and robin - the sensational guitars of dan & dale(sun ra & the blues project)
i bought this as i'd heard about it and it was one of those albums Sun Ra put out under a pseudonym. i need to give it a few more listens. i'm not certain the guitar sound on here is the sort of thing i dig.
heresie - Virgin Prunes
i was super happy to discover that the virgin prunes' releases were being re-issued as they were one of my favourite bands from the 80s. …
9 Jan 2006, 07:58 by toomilkI'm sick and bored, so what better way to kick off the winter quarter than with a list of my favorite songs in alphabetical order (including '#').
#: "2:35" by Spacemen 3. Such a great band. This song has an awesome riff that just builds and sticks in your head. I dished out 35GBP (roughly $63) for a Spacemen 3 demo album from Sonic Boom himself. That says something...
Runners-up: "1976"-RJD2 and "60 mph" New Order
A: "Accelerator" by Primal Scream. This song has such a great swagger to it. There is so much distortion that it feels like your brain is going to explode. That is always a great thing.
Runners-up: "All Coming Back"-Sarah Blasko and "All of My Thoughts"-Spiritualized
B: "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve. One Hit Wonders? I think not. The Verve were a great band and this song, like it or not, is great - plain and simple. I hate it when I see this song labeled as being by The Verve Pipe (look at their top tracks list).
9 Jan 2006, 00:00 by ChadFromCanadaA is for America, followed closely by Alex Keack and Alice in Chains
B is for Bob Dylan, followed closely by The Beatles and Bob Marley.
C is for Cesaria Evora.
D is for The Doors, followed by Dream Theater, David Gilmour, and Def Leppard (I love Pyromania).
E is for The Eagles, followed by Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Eric Clapton.
F is for Fleetwood Mac, followed by Frank Cotolo.
G is for Gentle Giant and Genesis.
H is for The Headstones.
I is for, hmm, Iron Maiden I guess.
J is for Jethro Tull, James Taylor and Jefferson Airplane, honorable mentions to John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix Experience and John Coltrane.
K is for King Crimson, followed by Kayo Dot and
L is for Liz Phair and Led Zeppelin, honorable mentions for
Live and Lou Reed.
M is for Miles Davis, Matthew Good, Matthew Good Band, Moody Blues and Michael Jackson (Thriller is perfect).
N is for Nick Drake, Nat King Cole, and Neil Young.
O is for Oscar Lopez.
15 Dec 2005, 23:26 by ElBandidoRecommendations that I picked up or got here or at some other site (rateyourmusic, gnoosic, pandora,...) and have to listen to a full album of, some time.
Richard & Mimi Fariña
Youngblood Brass Band
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions
Gorky's Zygotic MinciMwng
Front Line Assembly
Afro Celt Sound System
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
Miranda Sex Garden
The Aislers Set
Wu Tang Clan
Linton Kweli Johnson
5 Dec 2005, 16:47 by AntonSiriusThat would be Stay Awake, Hal Willner's Disney album. And I'm listening to it right now.
Of course things like Tom Waits hammering through Heigh Ho Heigh Ho, or Sun Ra invading Pink Elephants on Parade are predictably great. What sends this album into the heavens is the way even seemingly throw-away tunes get shined up real purdy, especially by the female contingent. Sinead O'Connor turns Someday My Prince Will Come into a funeral ballad. Syd Straw digs up the little cowpoke ditty Blue Shadows on the Trail, and finds genuine beauty inside it. And then there's the balls-out fun tracks, such as a lurching Cruella de Ville by The Replacements, in which Westerberg sounds like he's singing about an ex.
Not to mention the fact that the crew Willner assembled for the linking segments -- Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz, skulking along underneath Ken Nordine's mahogany voice -- are capable of showing you just how uncomfortably close Disney's universe could be to David Lynch's the minute you turn your back on it.
1 Nov 2005, 15:30 by robotactionboyargh. i was just about done with this entry and i hit a wrong button and it all went up in smoke. anyway, part two of my fnac bargain bin splurges...
strange celestial road - Sun Ra
where do you start when describing sun ra? jazz? outer space jazz? mad prophet? all of this and more? that might be close so i'll leave it at that.
spaghetti western- Ennio Morricone
whenever i buy a new(to me) cd by ennio morricone i always wonder what's taken me so long. this is no different. 28 tracks from various spaghetti western soundtracks. i'm going to be taking this in for quite awhile i can tell already.
wog - Cornershop
this is a cd single. back in the early 90s there was some cornershop i liked. so i picked this up on a whim. it's ok, but i'm not in love with it or anything.
the legend lives on - jah wobble in "betrayal"
Jah Wobble releases too much stuff to keep up. his work can be a bit all over the place so it always takes me awhile to decide how much i like it. this one i'm still taking in.