I was listening to this podcast about one hit wonders and I am wondering what are your favorites? Here are a few for me. It’ll take your mind off the impending environmental crises!
Last century, imagine, if you will, a bunch of Brits in a Utah bunkhouse playing parlour games to pass the time. And the lady Fiona (whose uncle was trusted by Maggie T in a ministerial position) takes a turn at Twenty Questions. We are supposed to guess who she is, but things don’t go well. We are running out of…
I don’t remember this ever hitting cinemas. Apparently it was out in 1976. But I did once catch some of it in an afternoon tv limbo. Without knowing the title. The main character was instantly recognisable (to anyone living in the UK). The late Peter Denyer had appeared in a popular comedy show Please Sir and then its…
Just down the road from where we lived was a record shop that had assorted LPs on display in the window. There was a Groundhogs record which I already recognised as having been drawn by comic artist Neal Adams. Another had a mechanical digger posed like a dinosaur in a pseudo prehistoric setting. It was by something…
I’m not sure when I first heard Mary Coughlan singing. I think it was a late night show on BBC2. She was singing something from her album, Sentimental Killer. It might have been the title track, which unfortunately doesn’t seem to be posted anywhere. So there’s this ...
Soul sensation Charles Bradley has died. The “Take It As It Comes” singer—whose life took a long, circuitous route to musical success—was 68.
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Back in 2009, I went to a gig at the Camden Roundhouse staged by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - or rather some of the musicians and composers who had made up the experimental ensemble at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios. The Workshop itself had been cut back to a broom cupboard in a slashing wave of budget adjustments.…
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
Of course songs tell stories. Mostly about love and loss, happiness and heartache. Or just sex. But those are boring. Here are just a couple examples of my favorite stories-as-songs, from some of the usual gang of weirdos I let into my ears. (Lyrics included, so yeah it’s a long post. Kinja will love it.)
Inspired by the recent commercial (that one with people taking pictures in a barbershop) featuring William Onyeabor’s music, I thought we could do a music thread! Here’s Fantastic Man, definitely one of his more danceable tracks:
Tonight, I invite you to step away from the safety of the well-lit thoroughfare and into a little haunt we call The Golden Horn for an unofficial, somewhat indulgent performance from the spaced99telepod collaborative effort.
Rad McAwesome linked this on twitter and I had totally forgotten about this song even though I had it on cassette and really liked it. MEMORIES! Any songs that you haven’t heard in a while that you feel get forgotten?
I learned the blues by finding a “100 Best Blues Songs” list on the internet. That’s how I found the different musicians. More or less in alphabetical by first name. Lightnin’ Hopkins leading off.
Just wanted to brag a little about seeing Regina Spektor last night. She was amazing. Go see her if you have the chance! She sounds better than her records musically and vocally! So great! AHHHHH
These are you friday morning throwback jams
You don’t get nothing for free
Kev & me were two of three
Three brothers to the end
The one went full on Kevin’s mom
Now things have changed
One of the last true concert films released in theatres was this amazing 1986 show by The Cure in Orange, France.