Thursday, February 24, 2011

I Saw The Light

"It caused me to crank out songs at an incredible pace. 'I Saw the Light' took me all of 20 minutes. You can see why, too, the rhymes are just moon/June/spoon kind of stuff."
- Todd Rundgren on Ritalin and song-writing,
The Independent, July 14, 2004

A little inspiration to all of my student friends currently suffering in mid-term hell, or just having escaped it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Alan Arkin & Labour Standards

With two friends, he formed the folk music group The Tarriers, in which Arkin sang and played guitar. The band members co-composed the group's 1956 hit The Banana Boat Song, a reworking, with some new lyrics, of a traditional, same-name Jamaican calypso folk song combined with another titled Hill and Gully Rider.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Some Weird Sin

Iggy Pop Some Weird Sin

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall."
- William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

Monday, February 07, 2011

No One Ever Tells You What It Costs

Melba Moore It's a Peach Melba (Promised Land re-edit)

Here's a couple-of-years-old classic re-edit of Melba Moore's 1977 song Promised Land, the second white label release from the mysterious Dutch label Moxie. The b-side on this is an equally stomping, mid-tempo edit of The Inner City Jam Band's What I Did For Love which I'll include on an upcoming mix. (The organ vamping throughout brings it to another level). Beg, borrow or steal - just acquire this somehow.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011