It seems like there is so much sadness (loss, transitions, illness) in the world and among my closer circle of friends. Sending out warm thoughts and love to the world, and I hope some rains on you if you need it.
Just found out last night that early Band of the Week and good friends of the blog, Inner City Elegance are calling it quits. I don’t have any details, but we wish them well in whatever future endeavors those three guys take on. Here’s a video of an acoustic version of one my favorite ICE songs, Never Let You Down.
RIP to Dick Clark, Levon Helm and Greg Ham (Men at Work)…
We begin with a cover song. It’s Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Baseball Project) doing a lovely slow version of A Million Miles Away The Plimsouls’ song and one of my all-time favcs… Wynn’s version is on the must-have Peter Case tribute (A Case for Case)
(Albums containing the original and the cover)
(second video is Steve Wynn paying with Peter Case)
Our second song comes from San Francisco punk legends Flipper. It’s Life is Cheap from their Generic Album.
And Finally, we close things out with I Wanna Be the One – some indie pop goodness from fun. – yeah the same band that does that We Are Young song…. This one’s from their Aim and Ignite album.
Yesterday, I found out what happens when you drop a cell phone into the gap in the doorway of an elevator. Hint: The phone can be retrieved, but even rugged phone will not escape unscathed.
Long story short, my phone which doubles as my MP3 player is out of commission at least as a MP3 player and playing hurt as a phone. Texting is still possible, though. With no way to shuffle music this a.m., I am forced to do something different – I hope you dig it.
Every day, some really awesome people post really awesome music to Facebook. Here is a a sampling from this morning/late last night:
Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) by Ricky Nelson – posted by Chris Frantz (Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club)
Click below to purchase and download Ricky Nelson’s Greatest Hits:
We’re Gonna Groove by Led Zeppelin posted by Mary Brace (Morning DJ on Nashville’s progressive radio station Lightning 100)
Click below to look at, purchase and download Coda by Led Zeppelin.
Pile Up by Plimsouls from their 1998 reunion album Kool Trash posted by Peter Case (Nerves, Plimsouls)
(click below to purchaase the CD of Kool Trash by the Plimsouls)
When I Hear My Name by White Stripes also posted by Peter Case from The White Stripes self-titled album:
Finally Helden (the German language version of Heroes) by David Bowie.
Posted by Richard Barone (Bongos).
Click to purchase and download the Heroes/Helden EP by David Bowie
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