|| Music worth returning to || My February 2013 Notebook on Rdio.
by David Crompton
Music discovered or remembered during the month of April. Trimmed and sequenced at months end. April 2012 kind of plays out in three acts: Rock, Wood and Plastic.
Very nice piece on Nicolas Jaar’s piece at PS1.
I have to give credit where credit is due,” Fincher tells EW. “We knew we needed a moment of levity. I said, ‘He should walk over and turn on music, because he doesn’t like to kill, he doesn’t like to hear the screams, without hearing his favorite music.’ And Daniel Craig hopped up and picked up his iPod and scrolled through it and said, ‘Here it is.’ And we all almost pissed ourselves, we were laughing so hard. No, actually, it’s worse than that. He said, ‘Orinoco Flow!’ Everybody looked at each other, like, what is he talking about? And he said, ‘You know, “Sail away, sail away…”’ And I thought, this guy is going to make Blomkvist as metro as we need.
Aloe Blacc, Le Comptoir Général, 2010. [Take Away Show]
“Hey Brother” and ”I need a Dollar”
Prince’s original performance of Purple Rain. Amazing. Treat yourself.
Note: it’s now here.
Greg Dulli performing Leonard Cohen’s “Paper Thin Hotel.”
I’ve stated where I stand on these dudes but allow me to re-state. I’m in full support.
THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
My friends: It’s been a year of tremendous highs and frightening lows but the music carried on in my home as it always does; and what fine music there has been!
My list of music that moved me has been boiled down to 50 tracks and prepared as a mix that spans just over 3 hours. I’ve split it into two servings [Side A & B] to make it less cumbersome and easier to digest.
Please download it and and enjoy. If the music moves you make sure you get out and spend some duckets on it in 2012. Buy it; go to shows; buy merch—artists need you!
Download part one Here.
The second side of the mix can be got Here.
If you happen to be on Rdio [which I realize is statistically improbable] you can find a nearly identical version of this mix in playlist form Here.
Adrianne Koteen’s “Snaps, claps and whistles” playlist is like a summer enhancer. If you already have summer it enhances it—-if you don’t it actually may create it. Check it—crank it.