Monday, February 18, 2013

I saw you long ago.

This song caught me a few months ago upon playing Brotherhood for the first time in forever. And, oh man, I played the hell out of this cassette.

Today I just realized that this, the concluding track, is my second favorite New Order song, and I know why I like it so very much.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thre's nothin' to it just say you wanna do it

I never realized someone named George from Florida sang this little gem. Despite the repeated plea for a "woman" to "take me in your arms," I had thought a lady sang this massive early disco hit, one that even inspired John Lennon.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

You used to be a stranger.

I think this emerged when I was not supposed to like New Order any more, the post-Factory era or what have you.

It's so gorgeous, though, and it has always made me feel happy and hopeful--because that's what New Order in the 90s--not the 80s, when they sounded propulsive and, well, regretful--did.

Just wait til tomorrow
I guess that's what they all say...

Friday, February 08, 2013

I love you-ooo, baby, oooowaaahhhhaah

Excerpts from a new creed, inspired by a clip provided by a friend who has known me long and well.

...We believe in the Holy Purple,
Prince, who gives it 2 U
Who proceeds from the Father and Son.
With the Father and Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Revolution.

We believe one funky, Dancetastic Church
We acknowledge The One
To lay down the groove
We look for the Godfather of Soul,
And to know when to hit it and quit.  

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The Best of 2012: I Keep Thinking About A New Thing

My Completely Unsolicited, Utterly Belated, Entirely Unnecessary, Wholly Egocentric Best Of 2012 List:

1. Field Music, Plumb

I have routinely walked, glassy-eyed-stumbled, faintly perceived while troubled on a bus, scurried to pick up lunch under a wild sky, bracingly trekked by lake, belted aloud with, felt in my soul this album for a solid year, February to February.

And it's the best thing I heard all year.

And so the/my best tracks, in ascending order:

Monday, February 04, 2013

Today's Shuffle: I know I know I know

Shuffle, my friend, you've been scurrying down a strange street during the last week, so much so that I've not wanted to record your steps.

New week, new day (and possibly a mid-run meltdown yesterday) have righted your navigation.

Blondie, Heart of Glass Parallel Lines
Beastie Boys, Nonstop Disco Powerpack Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Sting, They Dance Alone Nothing Like The Sun
Sentenced, Suffocated Beginning of Life Cafe Mambo Ibiza 2006
Nirvana, Rape Me In Utero
Me'Shell Ndegeocello, The Way Peace Beyond Passion
Andre 3000, Happy Valentine's Day The Love Below
Michael Jackson, Wanna Be Startin' Something Thriller
Chaka Khan, Never Miss The Water I'm Every Woman: The Best of Chaka Khan
Iron and Wine, The Rooster Moans The Creek Drank the Cradle
Roxy Music, The Main Thing Avalon
Jose Gonzalez, Killing For Love In Our Nature
Sam Cooke, You Send Me Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964: Sam Cooke

I don't think I need to say more than that I've been thinking about Sam Cooke since yesterday afternoon.


Your Guilty Pleasure: I'll give you all that you need

I've always been a fan of this one (love the dresses, ladies), and research shows that I'd better get around to seeing Love, Actually since it's continually recommended to me (and because I'm not going to take time now or ever to find out what "Girls Aloud" is). And I need it for some research for that show of mine that I've had in mind for so long and that just may be--finally--coming together.

Otherwise, I've always adored this song and had every leap in the video memorized since my eyeballs were glued to MTV daily during the summer of 1984 (particularly during nap times when babysitting) to sate my by-then-full-blown Duran Duran obsession. I'd probably--and with much ecstasy--discovered and purchased this book in the Fayette Mall Waldenbooks by the time "Jump (For My Love" hit the top of everything in July.

So a random tune-in to Internet radio this morning produced this, just randomly as if I had planted myself in front of Kathleen and Steve's Zenith to scan for Duran.

However, today, I don't need to see what I thought I was seeking after all--it's right here, in front of me.