Saturday, June 29, 2013

So I shan't be concerned with the other side of the road

Thanks to Badu for this reminder.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Soulflower take me flying with you

Somehow--convenience or environment--I navigated to this on a short afternoon trip outside today, a puffy-clouded stunner. Now I know that this counts among my must-play start-of-summer-songs, the ones you play when the whole summer--and its possibilities--lay out before you like a lawn so fresh and warm it sparkles.You know it will be good, because it is inherently good, if only in the depth and amount of time, daylight time, it gives us--and you hope it will be better even beyond that wide-sky truth.

I think puff means something else here, but roll with it, roll with it.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Looking good's a state of mind

This is a perennial favorite, and one that I hadn't thought of for some time until today, the roots of which spread deeply and unexpectedly.

See, a Swedish singer-songwriter-rapper turned Londoner (with a visual cameo in a Big Audio Dynamite video) scores a worldwide hit, gets robbed (literally) of a Grammy, records, performs and collaborates around the globe, and lands in indie-darling heaven (hell), file under Reinvention (but not).

I just think this is a great song. I scored a used copy of the CD and hung onto it for quite some time but eventually ditched it in some move or other. Nonetheless, I'm going to check out the recent outing, The Cherry Thing, toute suite.

And the performance in the clip is rad if only because she's strutting and fronting seven months pregnant on TOTP.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

We’ll take the road that leads down to the waterside

And set out on the journey.

Continued unbidden treasures from the soulful (in more ways than one) Gerry Rafferty.