Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sunday You Need Love, Monday Be Alone

Well, it's a lazy overcast Sunday here out in the Frisco bay...
uh, almost gloomy by golly...

in fact ...here comes the rain again...

Yesterday was simply another matter all together, sparkling and gorgeous and I spent it galavanting around my former stomping grounds in the Valley Of The Moon in eastern Sonoma County.

Indeed the mustard was in bloom, just like in the picture...


Spent the afternoon enjoying the fresh air, and drinking afair amount of very fine wine, mostly reds. Here's a snapshot I took of the Viansa wetlands preserve in Carneros as the fog burned off...Viansa Wetlands


I even picked up a case of a remarkable red from Kunde vineyardds (near Kenwood) called appropriately "Vallee De La Luna". It spent about 18 months in oak, and a couple more in the bottle, and is a robust blend of ready to drink mellowed fruit flavor...a distinct blend of all Sonoma grown grapes, 42% Petite Sirah, 33% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre, and 7% Muscat Canelli and I'm pretty happy so far, especially since they marked it down about 60% for me from $22 a bottle to around $7 a bottle... yeah boyee!Kunde Tasting Room


This of course was followed by my second evening of Scotch tasting and mini golf sponsored by The Glenlivet at an undisclosed location South of Market.

Glenlivin It !

Somehow, I kept it together and I followed all that hoopla that all up with an Italian family style dnner at the legendary North Beach spot known as Capp's Corner on Beach Blanket Boulevard. After all that, and badly stubbing my toe on my already broken left foot, I think today I'll just get reflective, and lay low for awhile before venturing forth in the eve. Since the Sunday paper around here sucks, I'll just troll the web, reading distant communiques from the properly appointed newspaper assemblers of England, Toronto, Washington, New York and LA.

From the L.A Times we get more revelations on the Anthony Pellicano related P.I gone amok tales that have shaken up L.A's entertainment industry, and the power wielding attorneys behind the scenes and their dirty deeds done not so cheaply...

Speaking of "dirty deeds" the LA paper also carried a basic wire piece about the 7 Army Paratroopers out of Fort Bragg NC's 82 Airborne that were facing court martial over "knowingly engaging in sex for money on a public Web site". I of course, intrepidly followed this up with a more research from other newsources, and CNN was willing to share more on the lurid story, as was N.C's Charlotte Observer...apparently though, the actual Real Military Men site has since been removed...oh darn!



From The Washington Post provides many interesting links, and tidbits including Justice Scalia fondly recalling his riding the NYC Subway armed with a rifle in a speech to a turkey hunting organization, as well as the the tale of a New York blogger/cabbie operating her website url as http://newyorkhack.blogspot.com

The Phillipine Star has an in depth look at the tense post-coup attempt atmosphere, and an armed Marine standoff at Fort Bonifacio, as the gov't still under leadership of Pres. Arroyo, struggles to maintain order in that troubled & largely impoversihed island nation.

The Toronto Star has a story about the hardball door to door fundraising tactics used by the local branch of Sri Lanka's militant Tamil Tigers. Andof course for days now I've been amused by the breaking news about so-called Jurassic Beaver, which one cannot help but smile at.

and then the distressing news 80's pop icon George Michael aka Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou was found "slumped" behind the wheel near Hyde Park and charged with drug possesion in London. The 'retired' singer, whose sold 85 million records, is considered one of the most sucesful entertainers ever, despite spending most of the 90's embroiled in a lawsuit against Sony that prevented him for recording. Michael who was arrested in 1998 for "Lewd" behavior in a Beverly Hlls park restroom, told Reuters last year, that he was quitting showbiz and had found celebrity life unbearable.


Hey do I hear someone asking me, what about the tunes bro?

Well we'll skip the George Michael music, since I can't stand it...But, on Friday night, I was on the dancefloor at the Delerium in SF when the my DJ pal Scotty dropped the needle on the studio version of this old fave...

It confused some of the kids, whom I don't think were familiar with the 1979 heroin/pub punk of The Only Ones... but here's a bitching live version of a song that's been covered by Paul Westerberg & even Blink 182...

The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet

Scootty also was jamming this cut to the soky backroom posse when I walked in around midnight, it's another circa 79 pop punk fave...

The Vapors - Turning Japanese

One of my fave bands ever are the minimalist German group, Trio. Where I could banter endlessly about obscure Memphis soul, or British punkers, I know surprisingly little about Trio.

I bought their import "Trio" LP on the Phonogram label, produced by former Beatle associate Klaus Voorman, in a Washington DC record store in 1982 or something, and it's long been a fave. The Lp came with mostly German lyrics includng the worldwide hit "Da da da ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha " or in da USA, the song simply known as "Da Da Da".

In America, these Casiotone equipped punk/new wavers only had an EP called "Trio & Error" that came out via Mercury. Eventually in the late 1990's, a Volkswagen ad campaign revived their best known song, the early 80's novelty hit "Da Da Da ( I don't love you , you don't love me)", causing Polygram to release a full CD of out of print material.

Anyhow, besides quirky originals, the group recorded some punky style early Louisiana-centric Little Richard & Lee Dorsey covers. I sought out additional info via Google and eventually found vocalist Stephen's official site...http://www.stephan-remmler.de/Trio/

here's the worlwide hit:

Trio - "Da da da ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha "

& here's a lesser known fave, originally on their original demo that Mr Voorman herad like, geez, 25 some years ago...

Trio - Sunday You Need Love, Monday Be Alone


You see her dancing out on the floor
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
You wanna, wanna, wanna have her like before
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
But you gonna use her, shape her for your needs
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
You gonna make promises you never, never keep
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
You gonna leave her out on her own
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
'Cause sunday you need love, love, monday be alone
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
Hey you, you, you, you
Tender young lady
Wonder where you go, where you sleep tonight
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
Hey you
Everlovin woman
Beware you don't pass the borderlines of light, again tonight
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
You gonna use her, use her, shape her for your needs
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
You gonna make promises you never, never keep
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
You gonna leave her out on her own
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
'Cause sometimes you want her, want her, then again you don't
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
Sunday you need love, love, monday be alone, lone
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
Hey you, you, you, you
Tender young lady
Wonder where you go, where you sleep tonight
(Sunday you need love, monday be alone)
Hey you
Everlovin woman
Beware you don't pass the borderlines of light, again tonight


funny thing was I searched for that obscure tune, and it popped right up, and the blog that had it linked also had one of my fave Flock of Seagulls tunes, as well... and sincei'm feelng lazy on an overcast Sunday afternoon...here's another track I found posted by the Las Vegas based blogger who has some similar musical faves as I known as All I Wanted Was A Pepsi.com

A Flock of Seagulls - Wishing



which of course opened up a distracting romp through an 80's can of worms leading me down into even more evil sideroads... such as this the lo-fi remix exericise...

A Flock of Seagulls - Wishing ( Phil Kelsey Mix)

Two brothers, Ali & Mike Score, who were originally working as Liverpool hairstylists, were the nucleus of eighties footnotes, A Flock of Seagulls. They actually netted a Grammy in 1983 for an instrumental called "DNA"... here's a space-age number from the Listen album that didn't win, entitled "The Last Flight of Yuri Gargarin", whose title refers to a Russian cosmonaut who never returned to earth...


A Flock of Seagulls - The Last Flight of Yuri Gargarin

but most folks were much more fond of their lonely but danceable Space Age Lovesongs...

A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran ( Space Age Lovesong)

A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran ( Hot Trax Mix)

and what A Flock of Seagulls overview would be complete without their Budweiser commercial

A Flock of Seagulls - This Bud's For You


I heard that A Flock Of Seagulls are still playing dates, or at least Mike Score is...pictured at right is Mike with fans at a February gig in Cleveland Oh, and here are his March dates in the US...maybe I'll finally check 'em out when they hit SF...

3/14 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ
3/15 - Viper Room - Hollywood, CA
3/16 - Black Oak Casino - Tuolumne, CA
3/17 - The Coach House - SJ Capistrano, CA
3/18 - Normandie Casino - Gardena, CA
3/19 - Rockit Room - San Francisco, CA
3/20 - The Stampede - El Paso, TX

and enuf with the oldies eh? here's a lil 21st cntury MIA-type thang from the always hip mash meaestro known as DJBC

DJBC - Who's gonna join the Pot party ( featuring M.I.A vs Tribe Called Quest)

and here's the latest from that Milkshaking lady known as Kelis featuring OAK to ATL transplant Too $hort

Kelis - Bossy ( w/ Too Short)

and here it is for y'all sans the foul mouthed verbiage...

Kelis & Too $hort - Bossy ( instrumental)

anyhow

that should tide all ya all over for now... I gotta go don't y'know...

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