Sunday, August 01, 2004
dance dance dance
Hola. Not much to say today. But i was a very bad lad yesterday and didn't post any tunes. gasp. horror.
First, though, i'd like to draw y'all's attention to a couple of interesting websites.
The first is a wonderful little public service announcement from Mr. Will Ferrell. Highly informative, i must say.
Second, a main link. There's a bunch of stuff here, so for some highlights, click here, here, here or here. Hooray!
Also, thanks to Thurman for helping rescue Rev. Al from slavery. Here's the infamous speech.
Ok, tunes. Mixed bag today. No real "theme" so to speak. Just tunes that make me happy.
I have no idea who Thee Mysterious Asthmatic Ranger is. Methinks he might be the legendary Billy Childish. Childish has released, by some accounts over 800 records, singles and cd's under various pseudonyms over the last 25 years, or so, most famoulsy under the name Thee Headcoats. Lo-fi, garage, folk ramblings. Oh, and he's a rather accomplished author too. This might not be him, of course. Who knows? The ditty is whole barrel of monkeys kinda fun.
Art Blakey is one of the greates jazz drummers ever. Period. This song is one of my favorites. Tribal and smoldering with a great vocal by Sabu. Intoxicating and great for yr next tiki party.
Finally, a little bit o'soul by a garage band from the 60's, collected nicely on the Nuggets Box Set from Rhino Records. Y'all know the song...but listen, my friends, listen. Hear the organ? The great fuzzy guitar? The vocal snarl turned pure Detroit soul? Yep, give it another try. Heaven.
Thee Legendary Asthmatic Ranger: A-Power (mp3)
Art Blakey: Won't You Come Out and Meet Me Tonight (mp3)
The Music Explosion: Little Bit O'Soul (mp3)