Category Archives: Music

Juxtaposin’

Fenster writes: A current ad for T-Mobile (music by the band Said the Whale) The Merrymakers, Monument of Me (1995)

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Sunday Jazz Selection

Fenster writes: Some Dirge, from A Genuine Tong Funeral (1967), Carla Bley and Gary Burton

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Plaintive White Guy Songs

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Sunday Jazz Selection

Fenster writes: Samba Triste, Eliane Elias.  From Calle 54, Fernando Trueba’s film about Latin jazz. Elias appears once in the film but twice in the CD soundtrack.   Here’s a streaming version of That’s All it Was.

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Music Du Jour: Chvrches

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I don’t know what outré group I’m now associated with (hipsters? emo? Confederate Army?) but I’ve been listening to the new Chvrches* album nonstop. A trio from Glasgow, Scotland, they make danceable synth pop with great vocal melodies … Continue reading

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Lyrics Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Published in 1916. Nobody ever sings about the bad girls, because the bad girls are sad, And ev’ry body sings about the good girls, because the good girls are glad. Till you’ve been round ‘em once or twice, … Continue reading

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Fritz Wunderlich, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: Don’t get me started on the subject of tenors. I have so many favorites it’s ridiculous. Some days it’s the peerless elegance and linguistic versatility of Nicolai Gedda. Some days it’s the ringing heroism and pure Italian … Continue reading

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More Fake Jazz

Fenster writes: My contribution to Fake Jazz Sunday: New York by the jazz-rock outfit Dreams, starring the Brecker Brothers and Billy Cobham (1970). If you like, and have the time, below is most of the album side that New York closes. … Continue reading

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Music Du Jour: Van Morrison in 1980

Paleo Retiree writes: The Irish folk/blues/roots bard Van Morrison has long been a notoriously un-count-upon-able live performer. A huge fan of his back in the day — he meant to me what Bob Dylan meant to tons of other people – I … Continue reading

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Sunday Tune

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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