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Talking Heads – Naive Melody
Jun 30th, 2009 by lo-budge

YouTube – Talking Heads – Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place).

This is my favorite Talking Heads song, and this live version on “Stop Making Sense” is even better than the album version in my opinion.

While we were staying at a friend’s house in the small village of Iruz a couple of weeks ago, my wife and I discovered a comic book in the house chronicling the adventures of Silvestre y Piolin, or Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird.  I couldn’t get over the translation of “Tweety” as “Piolin” and have decided to call my daughter Piolin in honor of this hilarious name.

The actual plot of the comic book was one of the strangest I had ever seen.  Piolin, as usual, is being chased by Silvestre (who often imagines to himself that Piolin is a cooked turkey on a banquet table, even though Piolin, if caught, de-feathered, decapitated, skinned, and cooked, would provide about as much meat as a chicken nugget – especially after the decapitation).  Another (nameless) cat intervenes and invites Silvestre to a “bird-eaters anonymous” meeting where he learns to curb his appetite for Piolin.  However, upon returning home, he finds the temptation of Piolin to be too much and tries to eat him once again.  The nameless cat comes to Piolin’s rescue, but upon holding Piolin, himself becomes overly tempted to eat the bird, prompting Silvestre to chase off the nameless cat himself (and allowing Piolin to escape).  All of this was done without the use of any words – it was only pictures.  And now you have read the all text and no pictures version.

The end.

Belle & Sebastian – Electronic Renaissance
Jun 29th, 2009 by lo-budge

YouTube – Belle & Sebastian – Electronic Renaissance.

I have had a lot of things to catch up on since returning, so I didn’t get a chance to do any posting over the weekend.

This is my favorite Belle & Sebastian song of all time, and it’s from their first album, Tigermilk.  The drums/bass are very similar to the New Order song from this earlier posting of mine.

I’m fully recovered from the jet lag and culture shock that even two weeks away in a small Spanish village can cause, but I’m not quite back into the groove of staring at a computer screen for hours on end and dealing with deadlines and work.  I’m looking forward to working on setting up my office at home for some upcoming recording.

Bad Brains – Banned in DC @ CBGB’s 1982
Jun 26th, 2009 by lo-budge

YouTube – Bad Brains Banned in DC @ CBGB’s 1982.

Here is the Friday Update from Chris.  Bad Brains isn’t a band I listened to growing up (or now), but the more I have read about them today the more interested I am in hearing their dub reggae sound.

There is a chubby punk rocker with a yellow shirt and a mohawk in this video that looks a lot like the punk rockers with 3-D mohawks I used to draw in high school comics that I would share with my friends.  The icon on my web page with the skull face and tongue sticking out (“The Poonyshur”) would sometimes sport a 3-D mohawk in some of my comics as well.  I hope to post some of those on this site soon.

Every blog in the world is probably posting videos and links to anything Michael Jackson related, so I’ll refrain from doing so here, but I was shocked when I heard the news last night about his death.  R.I.P.

Adele – Hometown Glory
Jun 25th, 2009 by lo-budge

YouTube – ADELE – Hometown Glory.

I’m back!

I had a great time in Spain and will post musings about it in the near future, after I recover from jet lag and catch up on many things that need attending to.

This song came on the radio on my drive from San Sebastian to Soto-Iruz, and the Santogold cover of it came on right afterwards.  I had not heard either one before and really enjoyed both of them.

It’s good to be home but not great.  I wish I was still in Spain.

The Stone Roses – Fools Gold
Jun 9th, 2009 by lo-budge

YouTube – The Stone Roses – Fools Gold (audio only).

See you in two weeks!

DJ Shadow – Mongrel…
Jun 8th, 2009 by lo-budge

YouTube – DJ Shadow – Mongrel….

My upcoming trip has put me in the mood for dance music, whether or not I will have a chance to go to any discotecas …

Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says
Jun 6th, 2009 by lo-budge

YouTube – Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says.

My name is in this song, and it mentions going away to Spain.  This is my song.

Linton Kwesi Johnson – Inglan Is A Bitch
Jun 5th, 2009 by lo-budge

YouTube – Linton Kwesi Johnson – Inglan Is A Bitch.

I haven’t had much time to post anything in the past few days other than embed some videos, partially due to upcoming vacation plans.  This site will be updated sporadically or not at all between today and June 25th.

Today’s upate from Chris is a video of Jamaican born “Dub Poet” Linton Kwesi Johnson, who lives in England, and who calls out all the inequalities in modern society.  As Chris says, this recitation “could be called “LA is a bitch” or “America is a bitch” for that matter.”

Hall and Oates – I Can’t Go for That
Jun 4th, 2009 by lo-budge

YouTube – Hall and Oates – I Can’t Go for That.

Run-DMC Peter Piper
Jun 3rd, 2009 by lo-budge

YouTube – Run-DMC Peter Piper.

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