Wednesday, October 06, 2004
We need some revival
Thanks to all the visitors for taking the time to look in on this small little ole corner of the blogworld. As a reward (or to expose just how few people are reading me), I'll give away a Free Gmail Account to the first 5 people who leave me a comment below. (no, not begging one little bit)
I'd like to say thanks and draw y'alls' attention to two really great blogs I've been visiting obsessively over the past few weeks. They both feature tunes and writin's that I think you'll really like...'specially if you like the tunes here. Check 'em out:
Lonesome Music is run by the same gentleman (and his sister) who puts up The Last Sound of Summer site. Last Sound...features a pretty eclectic mix of tunes from electronic to rock to pop. I first stumbled onto it doing a search for American Music Club. I believe I left a pretty obsessive comment about Mark Eitzel, or sumsuch. Lonesome Music is more "an Americana/folk site", according to Howard, the author of the site (with his sister). He's got some great links up at the moment, including a song(demo) of his very own making. Good stuff, folks.
Songs:Illinois comes from here in my very own (new) home of Chicago, Illinois (hence the title...with perhaps a sly wink to a certain Secretly Canadian Band?). Not sure how many Chicago bloggers there are out there...but they'd be hard-pressed to top this site. I'm biased, perhaps, cuz he's got songs up by Jim White, Johnny Cash, Loudon Wainwright, American Music Club(great songs, all), and Lyle Lovett up at the moment. Go, Go Go.
Before I get to today's music, there's one more place I'd highly recommend checking out, and it serves as a bit of an intro to the tunes. It Came From Memphis is a site tracing "...how a cult music book became a cult music documentary, and it only took ten years." The site, which is a blog, has been chronicalling Paul Duane's quest to make a documentary of the the book, It Came From Memphis, and the soundrack of the same name. I would highly recommend both items as great snapshots of a Memphis that's not often discussed, but still extremely relevant. The blog is also a fascinating look at the difficulties of getting a documentary made. It's become one of my top reads of the day. Also, anyone who gets to hang out with Jim Dickinson and Greg Oblivian has to be something right.
So that leads, sorta (you'll see), to our tunes for the day. Somebody somewhere posted (and damn if i can remember...let me know if'n you know, and i'll link it) Dusty Springfield's version of "You Don't Own Me". Which got me to thinkin':
Quintron: You Don't Own Me (mp3): Straight from the 9th Ward comes Mr. Quintron, celebrated Organist and Inventor of the Drum Buddy. Along with his wife, Miss Pussycat (who does puppet shows), Quintron tours this great land of ours playing some of the sleaziest sex'n'roll out there. He's a one man band, he strips to his Underoos, and he has the biggest Organ in the country. So There.
which leads us to:
Oblivians(feat. Mr. Quintron): Live the Life (mp3): Here Quintron teams up with Memphis' very own Oblivians. one of my favorite bands. It's all garage and tent revivals, with Quintron playing the role of the drunken church organist, the Oblivians the trinity of pastors out to steal yr souls. mmmmhmmm....
Speedball Baby: Blackish Man (mp3): More preaching from NYC scuzzballs that have featured Jon Spencer and James Chance, amongst other greasy notables. It's all conspiracy theory and Mekong Sue. Indeed.
Little Axe: It's Tight Like That (mp3): Little Axe is Adrian Sherwood (legendary dub guy) and Skip McDonald gettin' all Fat Possumy on our asses....Mississippi preachers shoveling the deepest brimstone and trancin' like speakin' in tongues, all the way to yr first orgasm. The spirit move within us.
(Click on Song...briefcase...download from there. and let me hear an amen)