Thursday, August 19, 2004

Wanda Jackson-Funnel Of Love

Carl Perkins-Daddy Sang Bass

I'm in a rockabilly mood today and I rock a quiff frequently so it makes sense to post some tracks in this vain. Wanda Jackson dubbed the 'first lady of rockabilly' is still making music and is now apparently 'a grand lady of country'. This classic is from 1962 and as with yesterdays post it's all about Wanda's great distinctive voice. Visit Wanda's site. Carl Perkins was undoubtably overshadowed by a certain king, he recorded the original 'Blue Suede Shoes' but it was Elvis that had the bigger hit with it and he never quite got the fame that might have been coming to him. Daddy Sang Bass is pretty honky-tonk and it charms my socks off with its fresh faced jolliness even though it's essentially about death. I'm pretty much able to ignore the religious side. It may just be me but I reckon that it could be sampled and used to lethal effect in a hip-hop song.

Tindersticks-Traveling Light

This is by far my favourite Tindersticks song it's taken from their 1995 album Tindersticks second album and if you don't know this band and their quiet menace you should pick this album or the anthology Donkeys 1992-1997. I'd love to get hold of some of their early limited 7" if anyone's got some they're looking to get rid of, they were packaged in the simple beauty of a brown paper bag.

A plethora of new links and fresh sidebar clicks to come in the next few days.

Crayola colour CD project is nearly full so get signing up.. details below.

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Crayola crayon colour cd project

Basically the idea is that I send a CDRW to someone it will have one song and a custom cover with a drawing in my favourite crayola crayon colour. The person it is sent to then adds a track to the CD and their own drawing on the cover in their favourite Crayola crayon colour and sends it on the next person on the list and so on, eventually the CD and complete cover comes back to me, I then send everyone who took part a copy of the CD and complete cover art. So you need to have a CD writer and the will to take part in a nice little snail mail project Here is a collection of the colours of the crayons to give you an idea. If anyone fancys it leave a comment or drop me a line at zzz.www at Inspiration taken from the projects that go on at Nervousness.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Tough when you're out of the loop

Ouch it hurts, I had to take a break from posting because I got so hectic and lots of things came at me at once, including some sun and then once I'd stopped I felt a bit lost and's hard I feel like I've just fallen out of the loop (my own one that is) but it's ok I'll get on that again like Vinnie the hamster. I promise myself (and anyone else that might still be checking) that I will be a better blogger dammit. I haven't even had time to check in on my favourite Mp3 blogs to see what everyone else is doing.

Something I do know is that Dizzee Rascal's new album 'Showtime' is going to be massive, honestly HUGE. So good.

Bettye Swann-Don't Touch Me

Why are there no voices like this in pop music anymore, you know, the kind that drip with soul. I mean there are some that attempt it but it's just not the same. Bettye Swann released this in 1968 and had some fame in 1965 with a song called 'Make Me Yours' which was her biggest hit. However like so many other great singers of this ilk she was largely overlooked. In the 70's she moved towards country soul and recorded a cover of Tammy Wynette's 'Till I Get It Right' and she still sounded damn good. I just wish that there was someone out there making music with these kind of voices again, and they could fit them into the modern music mainstream without making it really cheesy a la Diana Ross. UK record label Honest Jons is releasing an anthology of her stuff and you can pre-order it here.

The Cast of Kal Ho Naa Ho-Pretty Woman

This may be both the best and the worst thing I have ever heard. The best because it's just bizarre and yeah the worst because it just so bizarre. This is from the Bollywood movie Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) which roughly translates as 'Tomorrow may never come'. There is a bit in the middle with a man doing a crazed kind of rap and then he says in possibly the most terrifying 'I am a stalker' voice "I'm Crrrrazzy about you pretty woman". Okay, it's the very worst.

Ahhh that feels better now that I've finally got something out I feel like a nun that just broke her vow of silence, sort of. Now where did I put that habit....

Back tomorrow.