Nothing to report really. Frank is still in the hospital, still has aphasia and tires easily. I stayed local today, did some laundry and cleaned the floor, on my hands and knees. Also napped which accounts for my drowsiness I suppose.
Flying- The Beatles
From Magical Mystery Tour, the only song up until then to have a writing credit to Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr. Also the only the only instrumental song they had ever released. I like it today. There have been times when I wasn’t so kind.
I’ve Got Dreams to Remember- Otis Redding
This seems to be a 1960’s shuffle. I only got into Otis Redding a few years ago. I don’t know why no has made an Otis Redding biopic. Maybe all the Hollywood hotshots that read this will get the idea.
Crazy- Gnarlz Barkley
The hit of the year last year. Still a lot of fun to listen to, though overplayed.
Promiscuous Lola (Sarah Vaughan Vs. Nelly Furtado & Timbaland)- Earworm
This is from the Bootie compilation that brother Frank burned for me. It’s a great mash up featuring Sarah Vaughn singing Whatever Lola Wants from Damn Yankees and the beat of Promiscuous, another big hit from last year.
Son of a Baker- The Small Faces
Back to the Sixties. The only thing I know about the Small Faces is from what I’ve read. Also that Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood joined the band, losing the Small and becoming the Faces. Big in England, contemporaries of the Who, didn’t really make it here in the States.
Won’t Get Fooled Again(Live)- The Who
Speaking of the Who, one of their great seventies songs. This live version is from the movie, The Kids Are Alright. Great video, I saw the movie at the Oritani Theater in Hackensack when it came out. Then I saw the Who a few years later and fond them really boring.
Encore Un Terlude- Dimitri from Paris
Cool, loungy and short cut from Dimitri’s Sacre Bleu. 45 seconds long. Let’s have a drink, shall we?
Seven Joys of Mary- Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Strange to listen to a holiday song in June. That’s all I have to say. Next!
A Forest- The Cure
Not the version I know, actually it is, just has a different start. This is from the U2 Jukebox CD given away by Mojo magazine a month or so ago. Those lads do have some good taste in music. Heard they are writing songs with Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno in Morocco.
He’s So Fine- The Chiffons
The song that got George Harrison in trouble with Bright Tunes for unconscious plagiarism. George had supposedly lifted the melody for My Sweet Lord from this. Which he also sang about in a song about the lawsuit, called This Song.
Union Square- Tom Waits
From Rain Dogs. Funnily enough been thinking about Rain Dogs a lot lately, the cd, not the actual canine. It’s on my to do list somewhere.
Mariposita De Primavera- Omara Portuondo
The only woman in the Buena Vista Social Club. It’s good but certainly doesn’t have the feel that Ibrahim Ferrer’s records had. It is good though, just needs that Ooomph.
V Thirteen- Big Audio Dynamite
From their second record by my buddy Mick Jones. He hasn’t returned my calls which is distressing. I just keep playing his songs that he wrote about me, for me.