Songs on my headphones
, or My obsession with music
For the benefit of Adam, who's been plying me with music-anecdotal details and mash tracks (DJBC, the WhoBoys, the Kleptones), and for my personal memorial benefit (as well as to give an idea on what's on my brain daily-like, because it's amazing how much cultural stuff we process in any given period, on any particular day, and which of course fuels my blog-testimony and archive (retroactively detailed)), here's a list of (some) tracks that've lightened my work burden lately, today:
Bag of Jewels (Lou Donaldson, off the Midnight Creeper album), Give Me Back My Wig (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Live at Montreux, amidst boos and jeers), Stone / Sunday [parts 1 & 2] (Cibo Matto), Half Breed (Yusef Lateef, off the great Last Savoy Sessions), Class Clown / Bi-Labial Fricative / Attracting Attention / Squeamish (George Carlin), Ghanashyam (Ravi Shankar), I'm Thru With Love (Chet Baker & strings), Pretty Country (Tommy White) (teardrops!), Hairy Trees (Goldfrapp (off Black Cherry: great porn music)), Autumn Leaves (Miles Davis), Walk On (Neil Young), Burning Airlines Give You So Much More (Brian Eno), Can't You Hear Me Knocking (The Rolling Stones, fresh funk), O Superman (Laurie Anderson, subtle melancholy mode), Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Hayseed Dixie) (yee-hah!), End Of A Century (Blur), Coming In Hot (Peter Tosh), The Ghetto (live) (Donny Hathaway) (one of my fave grooves), Knock, Knock (The Humane Society), Three Point Scrabble (The High Llamas, off Cold And Bouncy), Diamonds and Pearls (Prince, still quite possibly one of the greatest pop songs), Lentement Mademoiselle (Django Reinhardt), Mephistopheles (Wayne Shorter), Into The Frying Pan (King Crimson), Space Is Deep (Hawkwind), Glad (David Byrne), Try Me On For Size (the Electric Prunes, all echo and reverb), Clock Strikes Ten (Cheap Trick at Budokan, nutty fans), Space Jazz Reverie (Sun Ra), Fluffy (Ween), Dali's Car (Captain Beefheart), Hi Court Low Cut (Mouse On Mars, off Glam) (love these guys), Viola Lee Blues (The Grateful Dead), In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Iron Butterfly, the full 17-minute version which just never ends), Bamba The Poet (Youssou N'Dour), Every Day & Every Night (Tosca), Eventually (Ornette Coleman), The Ocean (Led Zeppelin), Since I Fell For You (Milt Jackson), Djobi Djoba (Gipsy Kings, great clap-syncopation), Dust (Van Hunt), Say Yes (Elliott Smith), Full Of Fire (Al Green, I love you - you the man!), Strangers When We Meet (David Bowie), In My Room (Beach Boys), A Message To You Rudy (The Specials), The Disappointed (XTC), Son Montuno (Chucho Valdes), Call Me (Madness), Zungo (Nina Simone), I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (the Legendary Jimmy Scott), My Favorite Things (John Coltrane, tireless: the closest approximation of inspiration there is), 007 (Shanty Town) (Desmond Dekker), Intermezzo, OP. 118 No 2 (Jason Moran), Space Beatle (The Beta Band, great 'I love you to pieces' chorus), All Over Me (Graham Coxon in Beatles mode), Natty Dread A Weh She Want (Horace Andy, off Skylarking), Losing My Mind (The Black Crowes, off the underrated Lions album), Achtung! (Laibach), Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye (Bill Frisell, so charming and meditative, great minor turn), Hard To Handle (Otis Redding ('I got to have it')), Cordoba (Eno & Cale), Dizzy Dizzy (live) (Can, amazing live album), Raisin Rhetoric (George Carlin), Motion Suggests (Pavement), Black Bugs (Regurgitator), ABoneCroneDrone 3 (Sheila Chandra) (nice Necks chords), Hey Joe (The Leaves), The Private Psychedelic Reel (The Chemical Brothers, though I would've smoothed out that drum loop a bit; it also seems a bit deliberate in hindsight), Twins (Manitoba), I Know What I Know (Paul Simon), Wouldn't It Be Nice Stereo Track With Background Vocals (The Beach Boys, again, love it), Highlands (Bob Dylan, who Scorsese doesn't get on with?).
I know, what could be more boring than posting a personal track listing. But with all that old-and-new-stuff-tension in the tracks, I'm sure you'll find some fun in 't, Ads. Also, with so many interesting keywords and artists, it's a great way to get picked up by search engines and particular search requests. Hello new readers; I share the music fantastic with you.