Monthly Archives: April 2017

(April 30, 2017): Arlo Guthrie – Presidential Rag

From the 1974 album, Arlo Guthrie. The songs on this LP seem to foresee today, with titles like Deportees, Children of Abraham, Presidential Rag, and even Bling Blang (although used as an onomatopoeia). While this song addressed a different Presidency, … Continue reading

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(April 29, 2017): Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Pictures

From the 2011 debut album, Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm.  After hearing Leftwich perform “With A Little Help From My Friends” on a 2012 tribute LP to the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, I went out and bought this debut. You sort … Continue reading

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(April 27, 2017): Academy of St. Martin in the Fields – Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 – “Italian”

From the 1981 album, Mendelssohn – Symphony No.3 Scottish – Symphony No.4 Italian. I enjoyed a performance of the 2017 version last night at the Queensland Performance Arts Centre, with Josuha Bell, the virtuoso violinist, directing.  It was clear that … Continue reading

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(April 26, 2017): Mat McHugh x The Beautiful Girls – La Mar (The Ocean)

From the 2014 album, Sound / System / Version.  This was released by McHugh post The Beautiful Girls. It was a limited bonus disc that came along with the last Beautiful Girl’s release, Dancehall Days.  The tune first appeared on … Continue reading

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(April 25, 2017): Miles Davis – Dîner Au Motel

From the 1958 album, Ascenseur pour l’échafaud.  From the French soundtrack to the 1958 Louis Malle film.  It was not released as a soundtrack in the U.S. until 1974, but the songs did appear as the first 10 songs on … Continue reading

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(April 24, 2017): Popasana Dave – Who Owns Yoga?

From the 2017 album, Yoga! Rock! Party!  Law school pal Dave Adams is back at it with a new collection of tunes about yoga.  From the liner: Warning!! This is not typical yoga music. For example, it is free. … … Continue reading

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(April 23, 2017): Baxter Dury – Isabel

From the 2011 album, Happy Soup. One of my favorites of that year. A vinyl LP was released for the first time in March 2017, limited to run of 300 copies.  No mistaking that this is Ian Dury’s boy.  Indeed, … Continue reading

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