Sunday, October 20, 2013

Youtubin': Dustin Wong

Can't say enough good things about this wonderfully kind human being and his music, past and present (Ecstatic Sunshine, Ponytail, solo performance...).

A wonderful memory/privilege of mine: watching his performance in my and my roommate's basement a few years back.

 Here's a beautifully shot clip from France:

And from my favorite venue in the world:


Please support him by buying his records here and here (2nd is an excellent Bmore label)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Youtubin': Environments Tape (Gentle Rain in a Pine Forest)

Thanks to Sounds of the Dawn blog for sharing. This is just what I needed tonight - raindrops, wind, and the occasional bird call. I need to find me some more of these tapes!

Side 1:

Side 2:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Double Fantasy - Universal Ave. (Innovative Communication, 1986)

(and because I couldn't resist...)

According to the record's back cover and discogs, Double Fantasy was made up of these two fellows, Charly McLion and Dreamstar (I think the back cover has the latter listed as dREAMSTARRR, or something silly like that - and yeah, I feel like Dreamstar is the one w/ sunglasses on. Blondie looks more like a McLion). 

Beyond all that silliness, this is a pretty tight record. I would describe it as faux kosmische, like some dudes really indebted to Gottsching and Rother but with cheesier production value. So, great.

Here's a nice write-up on the Innovative Comm. label by Jiro doing his radio show over at Panther Club. Can't get enough of that site or Ying Yangs.

My favorite flavor:


Enjoy (ripped from the vinyl as two tracks)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Youtubin': Kenny Graham and his Satellites - "Sunday"

From this album...

William Allaudin Mathieu - "Available Light" (Windham Hill, 1987)

Some heady piano music from William Allaudin. Some wiki info on him here, wouldn't have thought he was involved with Second City! 

It was a pleasure to find that Greg Davis, a great musician in his own right, posted two of W.A.'s records over at CV blog - snap those up before the links die...

Oh, and as an added treat, Bobby McFerrin guests on the song "To the Well," nice.

Something you won't get on this record, but I can't resist posting it here, thanks to "Sounds of the Dawn" blog for upping it:


Mark Isham and Art Lande - "We Begin" (ECM, 1987)

I can't get over that cover... I like to imagine this as the soundtrack for the choreographed dancing with silk scarves that happens on this otherwise deserted baseball field at twilight, each twilight...


Floating trumpets, electronic rhythms that sound like they came from the percussion bay of an 80's digital keyboard, swelling themes on ride cymbals that ride onto infinity... (stop me)

A taste:


(By the by, this is one long .wav file zipped to a .rar, I dled it originally as an .ape file, had no idea what that was, then converted it to .wav - so no breaks! Enjoy the ride)

"Hubble's Hubble"

(For info on the album from a few years back:

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Youtubin': David Van Tieghem on Letterman

PETER Gordon, David, Peter Gordon and the Love of Life Orchestra...


I started a new blog, it will consist of cell phone photos I take around town, internet provided visual stimulants, and youtube clip musical interludes.

Double trouble