Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Music for your Midweek: "Dark Red" - Steve Lacy

10/08/2017

Have you been missing N.E.R.D. too? Here's a worthy alternative.

Gettin' spooky with Steve Lacy.

Song starts 2:13:




Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Music for your Midweek: "Rosy" - Bermuda Triangle


09/17/2017


I always come back to posting a thing after a bad/sad day like clockwork. Today, a pleasant surprise of song that is the total opposite from what I expected to hear from Brittany Howard.  I'm a sucker for those harmonies reminiscent of a tasteful 70's palette and I'm only slightly disappointed in the drums that kick in for the chorus. It's nice for fall, after all.



Friday, August 11, 2017

August Mix: Kingman

8-9-2017

August is the saddest month. All summer I've been waiting for it to cool down so I can sleep without sweating. And now it's here and the chill seems almost too much. But I'm sure we'll all be accustomed to it soon enough. Here are some songs:

1. Swift Coin - Land Of Talk


2. Jail La La - Dum Dum Girls


3. Shut Up Kiss Me - Angel Olsen


4. Message Of Love - The Pretenders



5. I'm Not In Love - 10cc


6. Inside + Out (Apostle Of Hustle Unmix) [Live] - Feist


7. Change - (Sandy) Alex G


8. Weary - Solange


9. A Matter Of Trust - Billy Joel


10. Friends - Francis and the Lights


11. Y crois-tu - Fishbach


12. Blood - ANIMA!


13. Sleepless Nights - Norah Jones


NOTES: 
2. I'll admit it. This is filler.
3. This one too.
4. Why don't my bangs look as good as hers do when they are too long?
6. A song for the first hints of fall
7. Didn't see when he came through, I think for the better
8. Saw her show at Twilight last night, I think for the worse
9. What a nerd
10. Featuring Bon Iver and Kanye West (!!!)
12. An Artist's Way anthem



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Music for your Midweek: "They Won't Go When I Go" - Chance the Rapper and Stevie Wonder


8/5/2017


The most beautiful song, in three parts:

Chance the Rapper with a true voice (Go to 9:25 for the main event):



Stevie Wonder with the beautiful original:



and George Michael whose version is sadder than ever now that he's gone:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Music for your Midweek: "Die Young" - Sylvan Esso

8-1-2017

Everything is just too beautiful to live. I'm a sucker for a good saxophone section:


"...now I've gotta wait for you hunnnnnnnnnny"

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Verse: Excerpt from The Lost Son: "5. It was beginning winter"

2/21/2017
  
5. IT WAS BEGINNING WINTER 
It was beginning winter,
An in-between time,
The landscape still partly brown:
The bones of words kept swinging in the wind,
Above the blue snow, 
It was beginning winter,
The light moved slowly over the frozen field,
Over the dry seed-crowns,
The beautiful surviving bones
Swinging in the wind. 
Light traveled over the wide field;
Stayed.
The weeds stopped swinging.
The mind moved, not alone,
Through the clear air, in the silence. 
Was it light?
Was it light within?
Was it light within light?
Stillness becoming alive,
Yet still? 
A lively understandable spirit
Once entertained you.
It will come again.
Be still.
Wait.

                                          - Theodore Roethke