Friday, September 30, 2011

My Favorite Things (9/30)

Hello, all. So, Spotify is still really cool--but in somewhat accordance to the Slow Listening Movement, I've vowed to stop downloading so much until I've actually, you know, listened to everything. This means I've been doing a lot of listening. A lot of this lot of listening has been directed, though, at finding songs for my new radio show--that's right: my radio show (well, my and my friend's). It's called That Thing, and it's on WBAR from six to eight EST every Friday morning. (The shows'll be archived in case you don't feel like waking up...) Anyways, the show essentially just plays soul from the mid-50s to mid-70s. You should listen one time.

Betty Davis - "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up"
Brian Eno - "Windows 95 Startup Sound (11 Minute Loop)"
David Bowie - Stage (Live, Boston 1978)
Disco Inferno - The 5 EPs
Hawkwind - Space Ritual

Ike & Tina Turner - "Funkier Than A Mosquita's Tweeter"
Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
The Last Poets - The Last Poets
The Meatmen - We're The Meatmen... And You Suck
Mikal Cronin - "Apathy"

Twin Sister - In Heaven
Ty Segall - "Finger"
Ultra Vivid Scene - "It Happens Every Time"
Van Dyke Parks - Discover America
Various - Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation

Sunday, September 18, 2011

My Favorite Things (9/18)

"Did she say there was other guys there? Did she say there was other guys there? Were there other guys there? Well, tell me this: how the fuck she know I was with them other girls then?"

I rediscovered R. Kelly's under-appreciated masterpiece, "Real Talk," this week--but my most important musical find is much more earth-shattering, believe it or not. It's Spotify. I got it a few days ago, and it's changed everything; all I have to do is click and drag to get all the free, legal music I want on my computer. It's overwhelming, but it's beautiful. Anyways, it's resulted in a lot of new Favorite Things for me, so this edition of My Favorite Things will include not fifteen, but thirty selections. Enjoy.

The Angels of Light - Everything Is Good Here/Please Come Home
Curtis Mayfield - "(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below, We're All Going To Go"
Cybotron - Clear
Dalek - From Filthy Tongues of Gods and Griots
Danny Brown - "Monopoly"

Deerhoof - "Goin' Up The Country (Live)"
Depeche Mode - Ultra
Don Cherry - "Brown Rice"
Essential Logic - Fanfare In The Garden
The Fire Show - Saint The Fire Show

Fire! with Jim O'Rourke - "Are You Both Still Unreleased?"
The Flirtations - "Nothing But A Heartache"
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Henry Cow - "Guider Tells of Silent Airborne Machine"
Jackie Wilson - "Higher and Higher"

The Jesters - "Love No One But You"
Jocy de Oliveira - A Musica do Secolo
Kevin Drumm - Sheer Hellish Miasma
Lightnin' Rod - Hustlers Convention
Minutemen - Paranoid Time EP

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey
R. Kelly - "Real Talk"
Slim Harpo - Raining In My Heart
Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania
Tom Ze - Estudando A Bossa

UGK - "Underground"
Vandermark 5 - "Further From The Truth (For Walker Evans)"
Willis Earl Beal - "Blue Escape"
The Wonders - "That Thing You Do!"
Youth Lagoon - "July"

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Favorite Things (9/3)

I've been in college nearly a week at this point, and while I have plenty of time to listen to music, I don't have plenty of time to acquire new music. So my favorite things of the past fortnight or so are things we've all heard before--but that doesn't mean they're not good. Anyways, these are them. (I don't feel like including YouTube links anymore...)

Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda
Alvarius B. - Baroque Primitiva
Amen Dunes - Through Donkey Jaw
Balam Acab - "Oh, Why"
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - The Letting Go

Crass - Stations Of The Crass
Curtis Mayfield - "Pusherman"
Cut Hands - Afro Noise 1
Eagles of Death Metal - "San Berdoo Sunburn"
Expo '70 - "Close Your Eyes And Effortlessly Drift Away"

George Harrison - "Isn't It A Pity"
Laurel Halo - Hour Logic
Prurient - "Palm Tree Corpse"
Terius Nash - "Wake Me When It's Over"
Sun Araw - Ancient Romans