Friday, December 30, 2011
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Here are my
TOP TEN ALBUMS
1) - The Waterboys - An Appointment With Mr. Yeats.
Why? It's such a layered, traversed album that goes
through the phrases/phases of W.B. Yeats;
with the background rock symphony of
Mike Scott and The Waterboys.
"The hammering angst dancing with the mist of soul." (my line!)
2) - Spiderman - Turn Off The Dark.
Through all the chaos in NYC getting the musical started,
this album was a great outcrop of Bono, Edge and all the people
that got beaten up for it, singing 'RISE ABOVE'!
PLUS + It's a great road-trip cd on a great rental car stereo!
3) - Bruce Cockburn - Small Source of Comfort.
If 'HE' makes an album within any year, you
have to listen, hear, gestate and love it.
4) - Proto Kaw - Forth.
After all that Kerry Livgren went through,
he can still make a pristine, sharp, anthemic product.
5) - Ben Harper - White Lies For Dark Times.
6) - U2 - Achtung Baby Super Deluxe package;
(especially the 'Kindergarten demos' and the
FROM THE SKY DOWN video);
PLUS + Q Magazine's 'Ahk-toong-Bay-bi' Covered CD.
7) - Sam Phillips - Solid State.
8) - Brad Mehldau - Live in Marciac.
(2-CD & DVD gig!); A REALLY nice set!
The best head-phones in the dark album.
9) - The Jelly Jam - Shall We Descend?!
10) - (yes...another) The Waterboys - In A Special Place;
Mike Scott (playing great on the) Piano
Demos for This Is The Sea; i would also love
to see his 'black book' with all his thots, lyrics and notes,
during this phase!
(did you see last years list?)
Saturday, December 10, 2011
THIS IS FUN TO WATCH!
X-D Take the time 2C it! X-D
Spike Jones wasn't the only purveyor of crazy novelty music in the first half of the 20th century.
Russian-born Borrah Minevitch led a zany combo that were very popular from the late 1920s to Minevitchs' untimely death in the '50s.
Space Age Pop sez, "the novelty of a whole harmonica band, using the full range from huge bass to tiny alto harmonica, made a terrific impression. Within a year, Minevitch and his Harmonica Rascals were one of the hottest acts on the vaudeville circuit."
They even featured a midget, Johnny Puleo, who was featured prominently in their on-stage shenanigans, as videos of the group on YouTube attest.