In which you recommend to me something new to listen to because I'm bored with everything I have.
I hit King Tubby pretty hard this weekend. Made me crave rum punch and conch.
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
haha. i actually just deleted that post because i wasn't sure if it was you or faxman who i made the mix for. For some reason I get you 2 confused a lot. Maybe its the Arizona thing.
Oh, and that doesn't sound good if you had to listen again...
I thoroughly enjoyed the above compilation when our host spun it after Thanksgiving dinner, enough that I picked up a copy the next day.
As for new new music, I'm still down with the Common Prayer debut...
...as well as Harlem's second album...
I'm also having a lot of fun with the blue-eyed soul on the reissue of the first Dexys Midnight Runners LP...
Girls - Broken Dreams Club
The Uniques - Absolutely Rock Steady
Weekend - Sports
Frankie Rose & the Outs - Frankie Rose & the Outs
Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils
The Mantles - Pink Information
The Soft Moon - The Soft Moon
Frank (Just Frank) - The Brutal Wave
Skeletons by Figurines
I started to rotate this again; forgot how much i liked it.
Last edited by BayAreaIsBetter; 11-30-2010 at 05:46 PM.
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
This is usually a good place to start.
I think you might enjoy Stiffed - Burned Again.
You also might hate it. I don't know. I probably don't care very much either. But I like it and sometimes we like the same things and it has drums.
I changed my mind. You'll hate it.
It's basically what an album would be if Santigold sang on All You Fascists.
I bet you already know about and listen to Dave Rawlings Machine but I have been liking that on the more recent side of the not-too-distant-past.
I have been really digging the Harlem record. It sounds a lot like early Who to me, in a good way. I mean the drums are (early) moonish and the singer is (early) daltry-esque and there's enough guitar buzz that the connection seems obvious to me. But I can't find any reviewers who get this and I don't understand why.
Frankie Rose didn't quite do it for me on first listen, I think I was expecting something a little punkier for some reason. I need to free my mind of expectations and listen to it again.
Also, Augustus Pablo and I have been very good friends this weekend. It's really amazing how fresh that old record still sounds.