Saturday, January 26, 2013

My iPod just played Jim's Dirty Projectors song and Pat's Frontier Psychiatrist in a row! Great spinning iPod!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Turntable love

I love playing my albums again. What a delight. Hearing the music the way I first heard it (I swear it sounds different), it's divine. Tonight I played "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" because of an AVCLUB article. http://www.avclub.com/articles/why-the-fatalistic-goodbye-yellow-brick-road-remai,90888/ Yes, I bought that album with my baby sitting money 40 years ago. After playing the album tonight, it was one fine purchase indeed.

Live in 2013

Okay the first show I saw in 2013 is Lady Gaga. Not something one would have predicted, but you don't know me. When she sings BORN THIS WAY my mind slips very easily into RESPECT YOURSELF (Don't tell Madonna. She'll just make a bigger stink), but I also slip into a disco version of GOLD DUST WOMAN for some reason.
Quotes from the Lady:

"I know I don't tell you very often, Ma, because I'm busy being a popstar, but I love you."

"I know your tired. You've been working all day. But I don't give a shit. Get your pussies off the floor and jump."

"I don't know why you're crying. You look gorgeous."

"Jesus is the new black."

"Even Black Jesus has no fucks to give."

Over-all it was a more adult version of Free To Be You & Me, but at one point Marlo Thomas dresses up like a motorcycle.

I enjoyed it.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I'll Take Care Of You

The chances are that not all of these links will work. Oh, well.

I first became aware of I'll Take Care Of You when it was on Mark Lanegan's album of covers (I've got to have that, right?) I liked it immediately.
It was, it turned out, a cover of this by Bobby Blue Bland. Very similar, all the way down to the organ.
Then I heard Gill Scott Heron's version in 2010. Considered it for song of the year, but it started to great on me and I didn't like it as much as the Lanegan version.
Then I considered it again in 2011, when I heard the remix by the guy from the XX.
Then I heard that Drake put his version out at the end of 2011. We all already have that version. I considered it, but I couldn't make the leap.
You may have heard this cover of Drake by Florence and the Machine. She has a tendency of making covers her own. I'll give her that.
Van Morisson and Etta James also do versions. It's agreed, then. This is a good song.
Now I hear this. There must be a million of these out there. All Music Club ready.

Monday, January 7, 2013