More Music! Right Here, Right Now.
And what's playing in the Blognon-i-pad right now? John Lee Hooker's, The Complete 50's Chess Recordings
We're all familiar with John Lee Hooker's slow, gravelly voice--his aged voice. But these are the authentic thing from a totally different man--a young man just as his recordings were starting to get noticed. Chess Records was John Lee's home for 4 years in the early 50s, and these tracks, scratches and all, are some of the finest blues Hooker ever recorded.
It's Mingus, baby, cut on shuffle with a little Cecil Taylor.
Big time mindblowing jazz.
Time to switch the iPod over. Thanks, you've inspired me.
Soul Meets Body - Death Cab for Cutie
Let Me Go - Three Doors Down
You and Me - Lifehouse
Be My Escape - Relient K
All These Things I Have Done - The Killers
Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan
Where I Go - Natalie Merchant.
Hookers In the Street - Otis Taylor
Everlong - Foo Fighters
And on and on
I am listening to Phish again.
The most recent CDs in my player are "Illinoise" by Sufjan Stevens, a 2-disc Joe Satriani anthology, several discs by Ozric Tentacles (it is said that if you own one of their discs, you own all their discs... it's true, to a point), "Stupid Dream" by Porcupine Tree, "Blackfield" by Blackfield, "Ghost Reveries" by Opeth, "Axes" by Electrelane, and my usual high doses of Guided By Voices and Warren Zevon.
As for my mp3 player, it has something like 6500 songs on it at the moment... lots of classic rock, but lots of recent stuff too.
Love that Death Cab song, Richm!
Zappa was a complete genius. If you get a chance to read "The Real Frank Zappa Book", go for it. If you like Frankie, it will prove to be amazing reading for you!
On Zappa... You know, I got to see The Yellow Shark played live by the Ensemble Modern conducted by John Adams about 6 months after Zappa's death. The G-Spot Tornado brought tears to my eyes, and when they were done, Adams turned to the crowd and asked, "Want to hear it again?" The crowd roared, and Ensemble Modern launched right into it. It was awesome!
Music: John Lee Hooker.....YAY....ipod for today: and this IS SO embarrassing....I am having an 80's Friday....DuranDuran...Thompson Twins....Bananarama...Paul Young...Simply Red.....
( let's hope I don't get trapped in the 80's....could make for a very long weekend...)
Ah the 80's, my formative years musically. 82 - 86 in Austin: ZZ Top at Liberty Lunch, The Butthole Surfers in this ratty parking lot near campus. 86 - 91 in Minneapolis: The Wallets, Husker Du, getting thrown out of First Ave. by Prince and his entourage. What a decade.
La Cerca, Sparta
Masters of War, Pearl Jam
Viva Las Vegas, Bruce Springsteen
Expo 86, Death Cab 4 Cutie
Shaking the Tree, Peter Gabriel Shiney Happy People, REM Original of the Species, U2
Jackson, Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
Festive Overture, Santa Clara Vanguard Bring on the Dancing Horses, Echo and the Bunnymen
The Becoming, Nine Inch Nails
Setting Sun, The Chemical Bros
Times Like These, Jack Johnson
In The Wilderness, Genesis
Bulls on Parade, Rage Against The Machine
Von, Sigar Ros
Okay...I am feeling Un- American and Un-Patriotic- the Olympics are already getting on my nerves...so I am switching to Canadian Blend: Bare Naked Ladies and Tragically Hip for the Friday night tunes...And Satuday is going to be Dave Mattheews and Phish...( thank you Lilly for the idea...I have neglected them...)
Drew- you can DJ for me Anytime...very good tunes...must be an Ohio thing...
E4E, not just any place...First Avenue. The club from Purple Rain. When Prince wanted to tune his band (Revolution in the day, but New Power Generation later), he would come to First Ave. and have his body guards throw everyone out.
da blues..its my music and has been since I was a young tadpole.
Dusty, you were at tadpole? I thought you were a cat. Well, I you like the blues then you'll love this. Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton is playing right now--Hound Dog--not that terrible Elvis remake but the authentic thing.