I am way behind on posting my radio playlists...
THE NEW BREAKFAST SNOB, APRIL 10TH, 2009
Stephen Luke- I Must Be Dreaming
Luke's music is solid, unpretentious and it really makes me want a CD player in my car.
(CORRECTION: The wrong link was up for Luke. Please check out the correct one posted above!)
Dare Dukes- Ballad of Darius McCollum
I had this on MP3 but I recently got the CD and it sounds about 61 zillion times better. It's very layered but not cluttered, the background parts are almost a second song of their own.
Eric Lysaght- Mary Alice
This was sentto me from a promotion agency- the name on the mp3 said their client was named 'Salisbury'...I did some googling and found no 'Salisbury' band...after further digging, I learned that Eric Lysaght is the artist and 'Salisbury' is his album. I got a "I like this" phone call about this song...good stuff!
Robert Wyatt- Age of Self
Robert Wyatt, of course, was the manic, virtuostic drummer for 1960's avant jazzrock band, The Soft Machine. Then he got drunk and took a spill, resulting in serious harm...and a new, quietly intense approach to music. This song from the mid 1980's is a good example.
Jen Foster- Sunday Drive
I love the happily slippy-simple guitar hook. It's cheerful, but the song is a bit...well, it has a nice edge, is what.
The Rolling Stones- She's a Rainbow
This was Keith Richard's band before he was in 'Pirates OTC 3'.
The Band- When I Paint My Masterpiece
For Whim. Keep painting!
Astronauts of Antiquity-Beautiful Fate
I love this band but I cannot define them, which is good. Go listen.
Elvis Costello- Turpentine
Oh yeah. Still kickin'!
Shawn Farley- The Last Time We Talked
Melancholy prog rock ballad with hi-sustain guitar. Props!
Norine Braun- Evolution of the Bloodstar
Yeah, I know I play her a lot- but it's my show and I love the handful of songs I have accumlated from this Canadian Jill of All Genres.
Chris Huff- Hey Now Now
Really neat blend of semi-Tex, island beats, pop hooks and Huff's own touches...reminds me of Damien Dempsey, not so much for the sound, but more for the way myriad influences blend so well.
Southern Backtones- Dirty
Great sexed-up rocker from Texas.
Area 27- Wild Card
The MP3 also had the wrong data...but Area 27 is the band and I like it, despite it being slightly outside my norm- or perhaps that's the appeal! More to come.
Bedtime Story- In A Cage
Angelfish- Dogs In A Cage
Kaiser Cartel- Ok
Really growing on me, although it's dangerously close to 'couples music'.
DOTMIG- She's My Muse
Egregious guitars and snarls. I need that once in a while. Total Rawk!
Scream Daisy- Surrogate City
I like this band but this isn't my favorite song- they have some good rockers, so stay tuned!
Lou Reed- Can't Stand It
Damien Rice- Volcano
J.J. Cale- The Sensitive Kind
Is this from the record that had the raccoon on the cover? I want a copy- it's from what? 1970? Cale was a hella songsmith.
Damien Dempsey- Sing All Our Cares Away
Make the world go away with faith and heroin!
Kelly Richey- Leave The Blues Behind
Sometimes ya gotta do just that. I'm a new fan of Kelly's exuberant guitarifying. She clearly loves what she does and she is good at it- not groundbreaking songs, but why should they be? It's more like really good BBQ. Ribs....mmmm.
Stefanie Seskin- Your Own Road
I love this rockin' 3-minute tune. Seskin has been involved in a lot of projects, but I'm sadly sketchy on info...I need to hit the stores soon.
Skidmore Fountain- Earthquake
New to me but they will make another appearance or three soon. Good.
The Meters- Ride Your Pony
You know who they are, right? I helped set up their stage last year during my temp gig at a local music hall. They were great live, even after all these years...but roadie is a young man's job. Me be un-young.
Amber Rose- Sweet Poison
She's 22, affected,moody, cute as heck and likes to sing about cutting herself with glass ...why am I playing this? Because it reminds me of someone I once knew and miss deeply.Plus, Rose can sing!And write...
Joan As Policewoman- Furious
Great ! A+!
Next Friday we will debut our new live broadcast music room- our first band will be world-jazz ensemble Hotel X and we'll have our best engineer at the helm...um, hey, that's me! Plus, my lifelong best friend Ron is in the band- it'll be fun!