Sunday, December 22, 2013

All Aboard

The Roots Train

Roots Train chugging into outer space. RIP Junior Murvin. May your legacy live on forever.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

It's Christmas Everywhere This Year

Much awaited, much anticipated, Vol.2 of the raddest collection of original holiday instant classics. So stoked on this comp it isn't even funny. Well, it is a little funny. Check it out, buy it even…

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Santa Claus is Coming…

I took a few weeks off to relish in the holidays. Ate a ton around Thanksgiving. The holiday parties have begun. Today, we brought a tree home. As hard it is to think that cutting down a tree is a good idea, I am a sucker for tradition.

Some years back I was given a very sweet gift of an old Magnavox TV/Radio, minus the TV part. 12" speaker with an old tube amplifier. It came with a rad collection of classical 78's and 33n1/3's. Amidst the LP's are a nice handful of holiday records. For the two weeks I missed I spun an extra record today. These are the discs that were played during the tree trimmin' and spiced cider sipping':

Thank you so much M3, you will always be in my heart and in my memory…

Sunday, November 10, 2013

London Calling, Again

London Calling graced the table again this morning. This record was spun on a Sunday earlier this summer but, then again this fall day is feeling a bit summery; 75˚ and sunny. Not to say that I wouldn't spin this record every Sunday! The world would be a much better place if every Sunday started off with The Clash. Effing love this album!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Kids are Back

On the record shelf at least:

It is here! The early recordings from Tumwater, WA.

So effing stoked on this 3 disc set. I have only heard stories of the storied past of rock godz, Unwound.

Made it through disc A on Sunday. That was a full day; more than a 3 disc session would allow

Disc 2 on Monday—that happened.

I once met a kid who said that every morning should begin with Unwound. He was talking about New Plastic Ideas being a record that one should listen to before leaving the house. I would have to agree, that is one of the best records that I own. So far, this week I have been living up to that challenge with the new release. Disc 3 happened on Tuesday.

All I can say is, thank you...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday Morning 11:55AM

It really was a Sunday Morning Jam, I swear. Sunday was too full for even a 5 minute post. Here we are, Tuesday. Kid is napping, so should I be napping. I think I'll watch some of my programs instead. (If that doesn't make me seem old, I don't know what does.) Exciting new things in the NetFlix tradition...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Better Blog Than Never

Second effort since they reunited, me, I'm rejoicing. Loved this band in the glory days and love this band still. The official release is Tuesday, 10/1. For a time the A.V. Club is streaming the album in it's entirety. Check it out, it sounds really good. Not just good for nostalgic reasons tho. This record hits hard and spins thin, with a very distinctive warble that is so true to their sound.

For the record, I have been spinning records over the past weeks, just not bloggin'bout it. I've been too busy to maintain my super lax, once-a-week blog post. No matter how busy for the blogosphere, I am never to busy to lend my ear to some some hot licks and tasty riffs.

A couple of instant classics graced the dish over the past Sundays.

Keeping the dream alive...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Penut Butter and Jelly Hotdog

I often overlook this record in the stacks but, not this morning. Strings and horns and Elvis, oh my! Sweet crooning and fine guitar strumming filled the house earlier today. A gentle reminder that there is a soft spot in my heart for country-blues-rock and roll (some, not all—some).

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Keep Rolling Forever

The true gift of a golden voice fills our living room this morning. An iconic record that is nearly 40 years old stills sounds great, even on my shitty sound system. (Dang, I need some new speakers!) So sad that such a talented singer has been brought down with a terrible condition. Her voice will live on forever in the mountain of recordings she has made over the decades...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I Got Nothing Else So, I Guess, Here We Go

Studio album number ten is here! So stoked that they are still up to their old tricks, which still sound really good. But, then again, I am biased; I love this band! This summer just went from rad to awesome.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fresh London Sounds, with a taste of Manchester

Couldn't be a darker Sunday, coming off the fuzzy warble. That is inside the apartment. Outside is a perfect summer day, ready for a chilled rosé. However, not before a spin of this hot new record by London's Savages. I am nearly speechless. So long it seems that something this rad had been released. Don't get me wrong, the nod to Manchester is of the utmost praise. This record holds a sound that is everything rad about post-punk, and not afraid of the dark side.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hot Off The Brass

New Moon, 2013 effort by The Men. A new Sunday, a new stoke on a new record.

Have fun out there...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Not a Secret Anymore

Super (s)psych'd, Sebadoh secret Sunday session. Sounds so superb. Second subsequent spin, subito...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Deux et Deux

Dans mon pays d'origine, il est encore dimanche. Pour l'anecdote, cet album a été apprécié sur un matinée dimanche. Excusez-moi, le message est un peu tard. Trop de plaisir à avoir à Paris pour la publication périodique de ce blog.

A bientôt.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Unfettered and Alive

Truly, a free man in Paris. Yet, not free from the desire to listen to a record on a Sunday, and post about it. It may as well be morning, I'm still on PST.

Enough here, there is an entire city out there...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Everybody Knows This is Thursday

For the record, I spun this disc on the morning of Sunday past. A glorious tribute to rock and roll.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Benediction

Long live the super group. I love it when musicians can say, hey we are pretty much the best there is doing what we do. Why not get together and make it deeper, darker, thicker, harder? Done.

Shrinebuilder. Redefining our place in space, a bit closer to the gods.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday, Sun Daze, Space Jam

Perfect foggy record for a foggy Sunday morning: Unwound, Leaves Turn Inside You. Not sure if the fog helped the reverb drenched sounds or, the reverb attracted more fog. Either way, a great way to embrace the day. Where is Unwound today? 2091 is so far away...

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Spacing Out To The Beat of a Different Drummer

Went to the record store to find something new. I ended up coming home with something from 1982.

"Robo is God"

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Le Sacre du Printemps

Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is perhaps the beginning of everything musical as we know it. He really turned the establishment on its ear with this one. 45 years later, the NY Philharmonic, under direction of Leonard Bernstein, turned it on its ear once again. Or so the information super speedway tells me so. Can't say that I know this history by experience. Maybe now is the time to look a little deeper. For, on the morning of the eve, of the eve, of the eve, of the centennial anniversary of the premiere in Paris, I thought it most appropriate to give it a spin, once again.

To the birth of a new cycle. To the birth of new ideas. To the beginning of everything, all over again. Happy Spring. Happy Sunday.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Take Your Breath Real Slow

I learned yesterday that Superchunk will be releasing their 10th studio album this summer! Fantastic news!!! They will be touring and everything; basically keeping the dream alive. Just one major detail, that is they will be touring without Laura. It is hard to believe but, be it as it may, I think I need to swallow my teenaged crush ideals and buy some tickets anyway. They all bring a crazed dynamic to the stage but, it was her killer bass lines and energy throughout every set I ever witnessed that transcended those performances. I am sure that whoever they have chosen to be axe swinger is about as awesome as it gets. I can't wait for the 20th of August ...

Just to put things in perspective I spun this gem from 1991. Keep on rocking in the free world brother!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday In, Sunday Out Again

June Of 44, Four Great Points. One great record, one great Sunday morning; overcast and waiting for the rain. Sunday evening feast on the way.

nuff said...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hold Me Closer Tony Danza

As a product of the 70s I heard this album countless times during the formative years. Embracing the dark side, EJ takes it deep. Classic cuts, tasty riffs, and sweet hooks are all over this 'glory years' masterpiece.

Happy Sunday

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Not Huffin' and a Puffin'

Like the others do
Not the Big Bad Wolf
Just Little Boy Blue

Folk'n-a, just right for a Sunday morning...

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nope Nada Zilch

I didn't even listen to music today. I heard some music, involuntarily. I cleaned the house(boring)—kept the kid from emptying the records from the shelf—thought about picking one, and then left the house... for the whole day. Look again next week.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

The 90's are Cool Again, Right?

Power pop punk to the rescue. Balanced by the delicate voices of Kim Warnick and Lulu Gargiulu, the glory days of guitar heavy chugga chugga are alive and well with the riffs of one Kurt Bloch. Of the 12-20 drummers that kept the beat, Mr. Mike Musburger is holding court nice and tight on the Fastbacks 1994 effort, Answer the Phone Dummy. A sonic roller coaster for this Sunday morning; wake up and smell the beer stains.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Of All Places

Live in Hobart, Tasmania; because it was there. On a tour in Australia, Fahey went over to Tasmania to record this album in vivo. Couldn't dream of listening to a better record on this super lazy Easter Sunday. Prime rib waiting on the kitchen counter, baseball is just around the corner. It is pretty great to be alive.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bewitched and Bewildered

Andy Summers and Robert Fripp blissed out on synth. Side A sounds like the opening credits to every 80's boobie movie ever made. Side B is boiled down into a sweet synth reduction glaze. I can almost see the piles of coke through the jiggling mammaries amidst steam filled showers.

Thank you Stu for the gift of this tasty bit of  1984.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Let's Get Stupid, Four Ears

Two ears make four when split in two. Ear-splitting loud; that is the prescribed volume for listening to "A Mere Shadow and Reminiscence of Humanity" by Burmese.  Mind numbing rock and roll. More so just rock—not too much roll at all. Just one numb brain and four ears, that is all.

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Be safe, stay stupid.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Smokey, Self-Help Blues

This record sounds so thick that it fogged up the windows. Triumphant horns cut the fog clean, like a knife. Down home blues rock with a heaping help of latin beats and unpredictable endings. These songs sound at once familiar yet, like nothing you have ever heard before. Still standing strong 42 years later.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Genre Jumping Jockeys

Seals and Croft: diamonds in the rough of the genre jumping phenom that attempts to cross prog, jazz, r&b, country folk and urban folk, and raga, yes raga. It is sounds as bad as it seems. Their mega hit Diamond Girl, however, is a pretty sweet example of the times. Somehow they seemed to pare it down to prog meets r&b for that number, and it the case of that song, works out all right. For some reason they don’t venture back down that path on either side of the record (yes, I listened to both sides). The mountains of coke must have been so luxurious in the mid 70's...

Sunday, February 24, 2013


This record is of a live recording at Carnegie Hall on the night of October 6, 1939. Swing was in full swing, and Glenn Miller was at the top of his game. This concert happened during a series of concerts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers). There was a week of consets beginning the night of Sunday, October 1. That was a looooooooong time ago. Sill sounds good. Happy Sunday.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

It's What Goes in the Square

Saturday evening dinner with some fine friends found us listening to a moldy record featuring Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and some others I cannot remember right now (that was last night...) This morning I remembered this record in my stacks. Fuzzy and warm.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Re-mix, Re-set, Re-play

Three weeks ago marked a mile stone in my life, my baby became a toddler, Owie turned one year old. Party plans were set, peeps rolled into town, and a lot of heads came over to help celebrate the occasion. That Sunday was filled with family and pancakes hence, no post.

The following weekend was of little consequence, posting placed as per usual.

The Sunday after that was a big one for the nation, the Super Spectacle Super Bowl. It was also a big one for the super bowl in my water closet. My system was rocked by a particular strain of virus that tethered me to the couch for two days; ouch, no post.

Here we are at last, Sunday, February 10, 2013. In an effort to make up for lost-post time I am spinning a little something extra special. Fresh into the year of the snake I have chosen something of the 12" EP remix variety. First off, Bizarre Love Triangle from the seminal Manchester sound aficionados, New Order. My baby likes just about anything that is ready for the disco floor. We danced and danced, flipped the disc and danced some more. Now it is nap time and we need to space out a bit. Post Global Music by Ariel M is a fine selection to calm the nerves of the craziest one year old. Come on side B, work your magic...

And then, after the nap, more remix (of the re-play variety) by Mr. Bundy K. Brown. This time a little redo of the sounds of The Sea and Cake:

Side A also includes a remixes by Jim O'Rorke and Designer. Quite a gem in my vinyl stacks.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Shadow Dance

Sweet, simple shadows, shifting shades of sensation. The soft, supple sounds of yesterday's new age softens the edges of yesterday's hangover. Sometimes one needs to synth it up a bit to remerge into normal life. Thank you Shadowfax.

Goooood morning...

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Here We Go Again, It's Sunday At Last

Play, play, skip, play...

The only thing that would make this album any better would be, no cover song !

The only thing that would make this Sunday any better would be, no end !