While we’re on the subject of unGoogleable songs, here’s one more. The video doesn’t give a title, but I’d name it Find You Lost, Leave You Found essentially to distinguish it from all of the other songs that are called Who’s Going to Walk You Home? The person singing is Dan Keyes, formerly of Young … Read more
Oh Ginger is Lindsay Holler (Charleston SC) and Michael Hanf (New York NY), and together they sing sweet delicate beautiful songs. They have two EPs out so far, Oh! Ginger and [oh ginger] and a third one coming soon. Here they are with And So It Goes, from Oh! Ginger:
Here is Didier Wampas singing Eternellement, one of my favorites from Taisez Moi, while dressed as a vampire and playing a very special guitar. PS/ETA: If you listen very carefully to the chorus, you can also hear Ryan Ross (The Young Veins, Panic[!] at the Disco] singing back-up!!
Another one I found while looking for something else: Melody Gardot, with Baby I’m a Fool from My One and Only Thrill (2009). While I am not usually into jazz, Gardot has a stunning voice and I always love handsome men dancing in top hats and tails. The internet informs me she has just put … Read more
A little something to get your blood moving on Monday morning: Head is a Stone by Mykki Blanco & the Mutant Angels, the creation/alter ego of poet and multi-media peformance artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. In addition to his musical endeavors he’s also just put out a book of poetry: From The Silence of Duchamp … Read more
The Ballad of Lucy Jordan, by Marianne Faithfull, brought to you, in a roundabout way, by a labeled but track-list-less mixtape I found in my tape box this weekend. I had to listen to it to find out what was on it, and this song was both the end of Side A and, then, because … Read more
Because sometimes I just have to take a moment and be full of love for Green Day. This is Oh Love, from ¡Uno!, due in late September. It reminds me, again, how Green Day is one of the bands that made the chords that remade the world for mall rats like me, who grew up … Read more
Because I always enjoy bluegrass fused to rock and roll and played at punk speed, and most especially so when the fiddle is good. And Tim Weed, who is playing the fiddle for Rose’s Pawn Shop, is very good. The rest of the band is Paul Givant (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo), John Kraus (banjo, … Read more
Here are Janelle Monáe and Big Boi with Tightrope, from her second record, The ArchAndroid. Favorite line: You can rock or you can leave.
And now, JJAMZ‘s homage to both The Police and ’80s horror movies, or, the creepiest video I have watched this summer. Seriously, I love this song but this video totally gives me the howling fantods. Naturally I must therefore share it with y’all so we can all watch it from behind our fingers together, preferably … Read more