Sunday, July 09, 2006

What Are You Listening To Right Now?

Me: "Lebanese Blonde" by Thievery Corporation. The five before that: "Indian Summer" by Chris Botti, "Seasons" by The Bobby Hughes Experience, "Memphis Underground" by Herbie Mann, "Get Up And Get Down" by The Dramatics, "Walk On By" by Isaac Hayes.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Running through the YouTube war links over at Atrios, et al., and laughing myself silly. Some of the music's okay, but OMG the clothes!

Not so long ago, I went to a showing of "Labyrinth" at the Brattle Theatre near Harvard U. and couldn't figure out why the kids were in hysterics--after all, I grew up with David Bowie and that was just what he was into at the time. I wanted to remind them that their kids will be making fun of their faded tatoos before too long.

If I weren't running bad videos, I'd be listening to opera. East Village Opera company actually sparked me to go buy the real thing.

7/09/2006 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steely Dan's "Time out of Mind."

7/09/2006 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Carolina Stompdown" by the Aiken County String Band

7/09/2006 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paradise by Sade.

7/09/2006 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bring Me the Workhorse" by My Brightest Diamond

7/09/2006 4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's a link to a promotional mp3 (free and legal):

7/09/2006 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Led Zep's Ramble On.

7/09/2006 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For some reason I have had the urge to listen to nothing but Big Country and Judy Henske for a week now.

7/09/2006 6:32 PM  
Blogger RP said...

Sufjan Stevens' album Illinois.

7/09/2006 7:32 PM  
Blogger cavanaghjam said...

The Music of Kurt Weill by various artists including Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, The Persuasions; Bertolt Brecht does Mack the Knife in the original German, and the incomparable Lou Reed does an absolute hatchet job on September Song.

7/09/2006 10:11 PM  
Blogger Luther said...

Whole Lotta Rosie by AC/DC. In fact, the whole If you want blood album, amazing boogie rock.

7/09/2006 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White Album.

7/09/2006 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

assorted Bruce......

7/09/2006 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Thievery Corp. tune and Isaac Hayes' version of "Walk On By" are stellar choices. Me? Something newish, "Monkey" by Low; something older, "Love Songs on the Radio" by Mojave 3; and a cover of "The Old Laughing Lady" by Thea Gilmore.

7/10/2006 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Temptations, Papa was a Rolling Stone.

7/10/2006 12:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catherine Wheel's "Wishville"

7/10/2006 1:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have gone back to high school - and have been listening to 80's music. (hanging my head) But on a less geeky note, I am in love with the Katrina relief album "Our New Orleans" (Allan Toussaint's "Tipitina & Me" and Beausoleil's "L'Ouragon" make me which I could play a musical instrument) and quite like Springsteen's "The Seeger Sessions"

7/10/2006 8:50 AM  
Blogger 277fia said...

"The Very Best of Jackie Wilson"

7/10/2006 9:17 AM  
Blogger 277fia said...

Before "Jackie Wilson" - Elvis Presley: King of Rock 'n Roll: The 50's Complete Masters Disc, "The Very Best of Dusty Sprongfield" and "The Weavers Live at Carnegie Hall".

Load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt!

7/10/2006 9:27 AM  
Blogger Herb Levy said...

Just finished listening to the newly released Robert Ashley's Foreign Experiences, composed back in the early 1990s I think

& the five before that were:
Ellen Fullman's Long String Instrument with Kronos Quartet: Stratified Bands (unreleased)
Carl Stone: Shibucho (also unreleased)
Pauline Oliveros: Beauty of Sorrow
Tibor Szemzo: Tractatus
Tom Ze & Gilberto Assis: Sanaugustin

Just in case you thought your readers only listened to pop and folk musics

7/10/2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger 277fia said...

Humph...Add the Dixie Hummingbirds and the Big Band Anthology to my list.

Tiny Bradshaw's "Darktown Strutter's Ball" and Louie Armstrong's "You Rascal You" are guaranteed to make just about anyone smile!

7/11/2006 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I realize why people in the Red states fear/loathe "blue staters." I was telling my illegally wedded same-sex spouse that we were listening to a song called "Lebanese Blonde by Thievery Corporation" and his reply was "That's hash--Lebanese Blonde is really good hash. I was just talking about hash this week with someone from work..."

Me, I've been listening to Howe Gelbe, Sara Vaughan, Gillian Welch...and really digging Ennio Morricone's Il Buono, Il brutto, Il Cattivo.

7/12/2006 10:22 AM  
Blogger 277fia said...

What a coincidence! I have the "Divine Sarah Vaughn: The Columbia Years" on my laptop.

7/12/2006 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silence. I live for these moments of silence. This is the best music for my mind.

7/12/2006 7:44 PM  
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