Sunday, June 26, 2011
The Clash's London Calling: still golden. Seamless mesh of punk, pop, soul, reggae, ska, and rock'n'roll. It has cut through the decades, getting better and better with age. Well, I hope that you'll take this double LP as a token of my good intentions in making up for missing last week's post. No excuses here, just didn't get to it. Soak in all four sides and think about how poignant these tracks are; lyrics about nuclear energy, and unemployment, and racial tensions, and war, and drugs, and responsibility. Shit is pretty serious here, but oh, so tasty. Hot licks and killer hooks. A beacon for all.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
The Sea and Cake's The Biz is the best biz for any Sunday morning biz. My love woke up asking for some blueberry pancakes and then said 'waffles' so, all I had to do was add an audio blueberry to the butter and maple syrup, with a heavy dose of the Biz. Beautiful arrangement of unexpected instrumentation, and then a twist. The 'C' in Cake. Well, maybe I'll listen to that record next weekend... maybe not, you'll have to keep track.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
The sweet somber sounds of the downbeat provide delicate directions for careful crooning and simple strumming. Country/folk/punk(if by posture of the downward strum alone): strange and beautiful, distant and mysterious, linear and unwavering. Like a winter day falling in late spring; unexpected, unpredictable yet understandable, I guess. There is nothing to do about it really, you either enjoy it, or not. That is up to you. Me, I am going to listen to it again.