Thursday, July 31, 2008

Los Abuelos De La Nada - Mil Horas  (Vasos y Besos, 1983)

The legendary Charly Garcia produced this song, and I'm guessing his 7-year-old son, Miguel, directed the video.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Monday, July 28, 2008

While I was trying (unsuccessfully) to find out the exact year that this savory slice of northern soul was released, I came across a remix of the song done by a french DJ named Radoul Brank:


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kalapana - Up To You  (Kalapana III, 1977)


Monday, July 21, 2008

Even if it's just a passing affair, it has a meaning. With vocals by Linda Tillery.


Sunday, July 20, 2008


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Seyyal Taner - Naciye (1982)


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"You have seen how gently a leaf can fall to the ground only to be picked up and tumbled across the ground by a breeze, and you probably have observed an eagle winging his way across the sky then spreading his wings to soar high above the earth. Children will enjoy these and many others as they learn through the fantasy of pretending."

Somehow I can't resist buying every children's record I see, even though I don't have any children, and even though 90% of the records are terrible. It's just that I don't want to miss out on something like this.   Pretend To Be is full of charming little songs that were written arranged and conducted by Steve Wienecke, with background vocals by The Melody House Singers (a.k.a. his wife Kaye and a guy named Les). It was released by Melody House Recordings out of Oklahoma City in 1978.

Monday, July 14, 2008

No smoking in the bathroom, Dave!  God, how many times do I have to tell him that.  Anyway I submitted this photo to a sleeveface contest at today, only to find out the contest ended on the first of July.   I'm not sure how to break the news to my pantless model, my poor friend Victor whom I held hostage for several hours on Saturday promising we would split the prize money and that his thighs would become world-famous.  Sorry Vic, you can forget about the 150 euro voucher (but there's still hope for those thighs!)

This was my second favorite from the toilet series. It went sharply downhill from there so I'll spare you the Glen Campbell and Reverend Bob Harrington.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Onra - Relax In Mui Ne  (Chinoiseries, 2007)

In 1954, during the last days of French imperial rule in Indochine, renegade astronomer Alain Gache became obsessed with the idea of intelligent life beyond the stars. One of his experiments involved transmitting recordings of Vietnamese popular music towards La Voie Lactée, also known as The Milky Way. Later that year Gache was killed by Ho Chi Minh's militia and his work was forgotten. Last year, however, the ONRA astronomical observatory in Hanoi began to receive strong audio signals from the galactic centre of Sagittarius. These signals appeared to be reflected fragments of Gache’s music, curiously looped and reshaped and they have now been made available to the public. It is hard not to conclude that the music has indeed been reassembled by a sentient being, evidence at last that we are not alone.


Monday, July 7, 2008

Roberta Flack - Gone Away  (Chapter Two, 1970)

Sunday, July 6, 2008