Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Paul Williams. Paul motherfucking Williams. Wrote the best Muppets songs. Star of the best Brian DePalma movie. Broke my heart with hits with The Carpenters. Damn, bro. Great Job.
This is some weird, yet awesome, compilation of some of his best, most heartbreaking recordings from the 1970s.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Watching the trailer that came out today for Spike Jonze's awesome looking Where The Wild Things Are movie, I was reminded of another one of Maurice Sendak's seminal works, Really Rosie. Really Rosie is a 1975 musical that was animated for television and was broadcasted on channel KTLA5 in Los Angeles like every other Sunday. I loved the fuck out of this shit as a kid. It's about this bratty girl from Brooklyn that puts on a show with all the other brats in her 'hood. Its amazing I even liked this considering my disdain for drama students. Carol King did the songs and they totally kick ass. They bring me back to my innocent youth. *Tear* Grab this soundtrack. motherfuckers.
Happy once, happy twice, happy chicken soup with rice.
Here's the whole TV special!! ROCK!
Monday, March 23, 2009
This is an LP of sounds by Moog maestro Mort Garson for plants and the people who love them. Every track is dedicated to a different kind of green buddy and is to be played to help them grow. The possibly unintended result is a batch of mad electro and ambient Moog tracks. Every song is a winner.
It was a promo item that came free with a purchase of any Simmons mattress in many furniture stores in 1976 Southern California.
Friday, March 6, 2009
You wanted the best you got the best! 15 of the most ass-shakin, butt-kickin' new wave tunes from some of the best films of the 80s. Enjoy!
Oingo boingo - Bachelor Party (from Bachelor Party)
Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright (from Caddyshack)
Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road (from National Lampoon's Vacation)
John Carpenter - Big Trouble In Little China (from Big Trouble In Little China)
Joe Esposito - You're The Best (from The Karate Kid)
El Debarge - Who's Johnny (from Short Circuit)
Cindy Lauper - The Goonies R Good Enough (from The Goonies)
Stan Bush - Fight To Survive (from Bloodsport)
Gerard McMann - Cry Little Sister (from The Lost Boys)
The Wolf Sisters - Big Bad Wolf (from Teen Wolf)
Elizabeth Daily - One Way Love (from Better Off Dead)
Van Halen - Everybody Wants Some! (from Better Off Dead)
John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (from St. Elmo's Fire)
Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone (from Top Gun)
Oingo Boingo - Goodbye Goodbye (from Fast Times At Ridgemount High)
It's all sorted so just throw it in your ITUNES and rockit.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Herein I offer you my very first blog specific compilation highlighting some of the very best in stoned-out, laid back jams about the Golden State. Staying mostly in the late 60s, early 70s and featuring the best of the Laurel Canyon cocaine cowboys and super soul session dudes. So hit the beach, smoke a fatty and stay groovy, readers!
Beach Boys - Big Sur
Leon Russell -Alcatraz
Lee Hazlewood - LA Lady
Terry Melcher - Beverly Hills
David Crosby - Tamalpais High (At About 3)
Jim Ford - Working My Way To LA
Michael Nesmith - Hollywood
Robert Charlebois - California
Jack Nitzsche - Lower California
Papa John Phillips - Topanga Canyon
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Sin City
Neil Young - Revolution Blues
Eddie Hazel - California Dreamin'
Guy Clark - LA Freeway
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
Terry Allen - Cortez Sail
Flatlanders - San Francisco Bay Blues
Shirl Milete - Love Child (Where Will You Go)
Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendicino
Jesse Colin Young - Ridgetop
It's all sorted so just throw it in your ITUNES and let the magic happen.
- This version of "Big Sur" has never been released. It was intended for 1970's "Sunflower" but a completely different., yet super shitty country version ended up on 1973's "Holland." It is my single most favorite BB song.
- Terry Melcher was not only a famed producer and drug buddies with Brian Wilson! He was also Doris Day's son!