1. Chicago Pro Musica: Paul Bowles, "Music for a Farce" (1)
Classical, farcical trumpet: what's not to like? From the author of The Sheltering Sky. I wonder what kind of blogger he would've been.
2. Tadd Dameron: "Fontainbleau"
For a while, this was a template for me.
3. Todd Rundgren: "Love in Action"
If you can sit through the verses, it's a great tune.
4. Acme Rocket Quartet: "Sleep Waltz"
Pleasantly eerie: like Davis, CA (the band's hometown). And the best band name ever. (And that's the last time I'll ever use that grammatical construction.)
5. Johnny Kidd and the Pirates: "Doctor Feelgood"
This ain't Arethra's "Doctor Feelgood" (same title, different tune), but it's still pretty good.
6. Baby Gramps: "Bahama Mama"
I've never heard a voice that so perfectly matches its beard.
7. André Canniere Group: "Accelerated Decrepitude"
See how spoiled I am? AC is another one of the many uber-talented folks who have played with the IJG. Thanks, André!
8. Bruce Springsteen: "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street"
A bootleg recording from Springsteen's eccentric wacko (i.e., "good") phase.
9. Katell Keineg: "One Hell of a Life"
For Harvey Korman, and also because my daughter has started asking me to explain the concept of death. (Oh shit, how am I gonna do that?)
10. John Lee Hooker: "Onions"
Onions from John Lee Hooker are better than ice cream from Jack Johnson.
11. Erkin Koray: "Hele Yar"
Some call him the Turkish Jimi Hendrix. Huh?
12. The Edsels: "Who Put the Bop in the Bop Shoo Bop Shoo Bop."
Okay, I'll admit it. It was me. I put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop. Can we just drop it now?
And here's last week's.
Now to sleep.