Monday, October 27, 2008

Stress Relief

The second best thing for stress relief...

1000 pieces to keep me busy for the next week or so...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Levi Stubbs' Tears

Thanx to Ant for the news in the comments from the last post. The news is timely in that I will be seeing Billy Bragg for the 8th time this Sunday nite...

Ant and I saw Billy for the first time I think in 1984 at the Lone Star Cafe in NYC for what I believe was his first US visit.

(photo by Ant)

I am sure he will be mentioning the passing of Motown legends Norman Whitfield and Levi Stubbs, as they are mentioned here in the classic "Levi Stubbs' Tears"

"Norman Whitfield and Barratt Strong
Are here to make everything right that's wrong
Holland and Holland and Lamont Dozier too
Are here to make it all okay with you"

and the chorus..

"When the world falls apart some things stay in place
Levi Stubbs' tears run down his face"

Take it away Billy...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

First Playlist


These four songs are in heavy rotation right now...

Leading off is "Impossible Germany" by Wilco". I was never a huge Wilco fan, but just thought them ok. However, I was lucky enough to catch this song on XPN and immediately made it my first Wilco download. Although it is from 2007, it could be my Download of the Year. I can't stop listening to this song, particularly the unbelieveable 3 minute coda.

Next we have new piece from Ben Folds, who ditched the Five and is accompanied by the lovely Regina Spektor. "You Don't Know Me". Nice catchy little duet.

This is followed by an absolutely infectious track called "Walk On The Moon" from Asobi Seksu Thanx to Ant for knowing I would fall for a young Japanese chanteuse!

Rounding it out is the song featured in the YouTube video below. Sometime Around Midnight" by The Airborne Toxic Event


Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Airborne Toxic Event

There has been some really great music to come out this year... Here is a new one from The Airborne Toxic Event

Weekend Getaway

The family recently enjoyed one of the true Wonders of the World...

Highly recommended.