Sir Richard Bishop - Elysium Number Five
A little jazz manouche to fill the time left until sunrise.
Dead Meadow - What Needs Must Be
Somewhere between Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening.
Source: SoundCloud / Dead Meadow
Wilmoth Houdini - Blow Wind Blow
Feeling like a classic Calypso kind of morning.
I’ve managed the web presence for alienabductions.com for more than a decade now. Though the site has been quietly decaying for some years now, I still occasionally check the primary email account for the site.
This came in yesterday. I’ll make sure that this journalist gets a response. If anybody flies United, pick me up a copy of Hemispheres.
Courtney Barnett - Being Around (Lemonheads cover)
My wife tends to be a casual music listener. She’s generally pretty happy listening to music that the already knows she likes, so I’m always interested (and happy) when she discovers something new that excites her.
A few weeks ago she found Courtney Barnett: we’ve had A Sea of Split Peas in particular in heavy rotation since, and in digging around the rest of Barnett’s catalog I came across this absolutely perfect Lemonheads cover.
Happy cover Friday, kids — go into it easy.
Source: SoundCloud / SiriusXM Music
Mylon LeFevre - Peace Begins Within
Excellent record, on the funky end of a southern rock sound. Also, for your musical factoid of the day, this album is widely considered the first “Jesus rock” record.
Mylon himself is an interesting story: teenaged gospel performer has a chance encounter with Elvis, who then records the first song that teenaged Mylon ever wrote, and it proceeds to become become a huge hit. Through the late ’60s and ’70s Mylon went hippie/mainstream, played with big stars (Clapton, the Who, Grand Funk, George Harrison) and sold a lot of records on his own, but his mainstream fame didn’t survive into the ’80s, when he returned to recording explicitly Christian music.
For the last year, this has been one of my go-to albums. All because last Spring I walked into Ella Guru records and told the owner that I tend to always like Cotillion Records. He reaches behind the counter and pulls out a never opened copy of a record called Mylon. He had procured it from a storage shed. This shed was owned by someone from Joe South’s publishing company and housed copies of albums by, featuring or including songs by Joe South.
The story alone was enough to hook me, but it turned out to be a great album. Nothing beats a good record store.