Way back in 2011-12, I was unemployed, and it was really rough out there in the job market. Nobody was hiring. For anything. It was easy to get discouraged, after sending out resume after resume after resume. And yes, cheesy as it sounds, there were songs I would listen to during that time specifically toContinue reading “09/06/16: Personal motivation and audio cleanliness”
Here is a group from Cuba called Obini Bata. They play a drum called the bata, which is traditionally forbidden to women in the religion of Santeria. And they make wonderful music.
I can’t believe I missed August 16th. Elvis Presley’s death day. We’ve always had some kind of ironic celebration to the great man. There’s a bar in Manhattan that did an Elvis death day celebration every year – there would be Elvis food (gummy bears, peanut butter and banana sandwiches), Elvis movies on TV, anContinue reading “8/17/16: The King”
A lot of the decisions I made as a teenager are burned into my memory. I guess it’s because this is such an intense time in your life; everything is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. For example, there’s boys. When I was in junior high school, Duran Duran were The Thing. Of course, my girlfriends and I allContinue reading “7/26/16: Playing favorites”
There’s something about African music (old and new) that pulls me in. I adore it. My theory is that it has something to do about tonality, but I should really do a little research before I pontificate online. In the meantime, here are three dances by Rwandan folk troupes: This last one is my favorite. TheContinue reading “7/18/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
Guaranteed to get you up and moving before the boss notices you’re late (Actually, it’s 11:00 AM my time right now, so I think that ship has sailed).
I was looking at the Facepagething, and someone posted this: Despite the fact that I owned Super Session for many years, I only listened to it once or twice, and didn’t remember “Season of the Witch.” Donovan wrote and recorded the original. Donovan fun fact: That’s Jimi Page (of the Firm and also Led Zeppelin)Continue reading “6/14/16”
There. Now you’ll be singing this to yourself all day long. I know I will. Back in the late 90’s, even jaded grunge enthusiasts had to begrudgingly (be-grungily?) admit how much fun this song is. And for the younger crowd, this was a perfect pop-crush band; three cute brothers, and one for every age range.Continue reading “5/23/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
There used to be a record store on St. Mark’s place called Sounds. I went there pretty regularly for at least a decade. When I was first allowed to go to “the city” as a teenager, this was one of the spots my girlfriends and I would hit, along with Flip and Unique Boutique andContinue reading “May 10, 2016”
Seems like it’s one of those Mondays when your eyes don’t want to open and all the coffee in the world won’t help. But you know what does help? Ricky Martin … …. And Lou Bega. Try to listen to just the bass line in this one, it really makes the song. Simple, and perfect.Continue reading “4/11/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”