Saturday, May 25, 2013


I've posted this before. I listened to this a lot in 2011. Bombino (Omara Moctar) is a guitarist from Niger. This is a live version of a song ("Ahoulaguine Alkaline") originally featured on his album Agadez (2011). It's a hypnotizing piece. Bombino has a new album, Nomad, that just came out.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ray Manzarek 1939-2013

Rogers and Hart - My Funny Valentine

I am trying to learn the chords of this song. The video shows the basics (although this is not the arrangement that I would do). It's not easy for sure, especially if you're such a crappy guitar player such as myself. If anyone knows a better video, plz let me know.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Wombles

More from the childhood days. The Wombles TV series originally ran between 1973 and 1975. I mostly watched it on reruns. I think I learned more about being considerate about the environment from that show more than anything else. Their motto, after all, was to "Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish."

Something so comforting about these videos. Next up, The Goodies.

Monday, May 13, 2013

I onced loved a woman, a child I'm told

Metric doing a lovely cover of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright," originally featured on Bob's second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1962), recorded when he was but 19 years old. What a world-weary song for someone so young. There's a casual tone to the singing of Emily Haines, part amazing, part lovely, part mean.

"I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
I'd give her my heart but she wanted my soul
Don't think twice, it's alright."

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sonic Youth - Shadow Of A Doubt

From Sonic Youth's third album EVOL, released in May 1986. I used to listen to this album circa 1992. My favorite album of theirs is still the one after this, Sister.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Monday, 11:48 PM

From the song "Maria's Little Elbows" by Sparklehorse:

She said, "I've really come to hate my body
And all the things that it requires in this world."
I bet you're out there getting drunk, with all your friends
And it'll get you in the bathroom of a Texaco.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

A B-Side I Once Recorded

I made this a few years ago. I was trying to record an album or some shit like that. But once I started recording, I was like "How many yearning, evocative, romantic, navel-gazing songs can I possibly write???" So I wrote some shit that was just me rocking out. This is one of them. I wrote it and played it and sang it and mixed the whole thing in a few hours in my living room on 112th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam. Whatever. I'm feeling exactly like this now. Anyone wanna play in a band w/ me? The song is called "Paul Westerberg."

Me - "Paul Westerberg" [mp3]