Short list this week — Mom’s still visiting, so I haven’t had much time to do my usual perusals.
A while back I mentioned that my favorite Velvet Underground tune was “The Gift”, a brilliant spoken-word short story set to a background freeform jam. Well, I finally stumbled across a copy online, and so I need to put this into your brains. Listen to the story. The Velvet Underground – “The Gift.”
Another dip into my favorite music of the 1930s: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – “Jumpin’ At The Woodside.”
Here’s a track from a band that I first heard this week. I really like their sound, but I’m reserving judgement until I hear more. My Teenage Stride – “To Live & Die In The Airport Lounge.”
Jill Cunniff, the former singer for Luscious Jackson, has a solo record out, and I really like what I’ve heard so far. Give this a listen: Jill Cunniff – “NYC Boy.”
Robert Plant’s mid-80s vanity project, The Honeydrippers, did a passable cover of this, but I’ve always preferred the original. Plus, it’s another track for
Read an interview with Dan “The Automator” Nakamura this week, where he revealed that he’s working with Del tha Funkee Homosapien on a sequel to the 2000 hip-hop sci-fi concept album, Deltron 3030 (which I absolutely loved). Here’s one of my favorites from that seven-year old (!!!) opus: Deltron 3030 – “Positive Contact.”
There you go. Hope you like.