Friday, March 31, 2006

On My Friday Mind


I see that there are a million things going on in town due to Noise Poop being here...

man I remember when that amounted to like Kevin Arnold booking a Fastbacks gig, and that was that... now it just rolls on for daze... it's a concept , it's been sold, it's a marketing plan...yikes ...

anyway, here's one that doesn't look so bad...or even noise poppy


Annie's Social Club on Sat Night in SF ...good DJ's, possibly even an interesting Brazilian musician on Quannum label... not sure about the live show, but I've enjoyed what I've heard so far ( i first left y'all a track back in October, but i bet ya slept on it)

so here's anotha

Curumin - Guerreiro

anyhow...


Friday's Random Revelations & Hijacked MP3 Links For You

So I'm here hustling to get out of work so I can get my weekend started... and realize I ain't left none y'all with nothing to ferment over the long weekend...

So... it's time to get yer grooves on so I can get lost...


Here's a track from SF DJ Funkalicious now defunct funk mp3 blog Funk You, the last post was in April 2005 before dey left me hanging in the ether last spring. Ironically readers were stranded just like the citizens of the hometown of the singer here, Ms. Francine King. She was one of ol' New Orleans finest soul singers in the sixties, a woman who must've worked up a fury onstage round the ol' Dew Drop Inn...

Francine King - Two Fools ( featuring Sax Kari)




While out looking for a picture of Francine King , I stumbled upon a German site that will certainly stimulate if not satiate your soull sounds curiosity... SoulExplosion.de
It's a gem of a find, I imagine especially if you can read German... chock full of good soul nuggets... like this Manu Dibango cut, an artist I previously only knew via his version of Soul Makossa...

Manu Dibango - Salt Popcorn




hmmm...

from their Lost Weekend release, 90's Brit popping sensations

Elastica - Hold Me Now

and then a cut from the Radio One BBC session disc

Elastica - In The City

Speaking of the British Isles....

I was just lazily trolling the web, and came upon a fine Scottish site ripe for mp3 link poaching...Let's Kiss And MakeUp.

Named after a Field Mice song, the mysterious gentleman who has built such a twee pop & ramble damble of a place for prose & mostly Brit-pop tracks is an unabashed overeducated 35 year old. Apparently employed at the obscure, but no doubt prestigious University of Strathclyde I will assume certainly not enough people are glomming onto his recent posts & picks, so I'm gonna repost 5 of my fave recent mp3 links he hath offered up...

Cud were a northern English band that the late John Peel used to champion a lot back in the early 90's...Jon Langford of the Mekons produced some stuff for them when they moved over to A&M, but I'm not the only one who likely lost track. Here's a ribald & raw indie take (from an Imaginary records tribute disc) on a classic transgender-ified Kink's stadium rock pleaser...

Cud - Lola

Th' Faith Healers were a somewhat popular pasty college rock circuit group of the late 80's/early 90's that recently reapperared on the scene at SXSW in Austin earlier in March. Go Figger, here's one from their first and according to Mr. Scottish University type, their bestest release ever Lido... see fo yo bad self...

Th' Faith Healers - It's Easy Being You

Like almost all British Isle bloggers, this guy of course can't get enuf of ol uncle Mo...even the new stuff. I wonder how long it can all last, with more Mexican kids digging his scene than pasties, and it's been a decade since he done quit The Smiths, and gone out west. Heck last time I saw Morrissey it was in his hometown of West Hollywood, but at least he was hanging in an English pub, (The Coach & Horses if you must know).

Morrissey - 'I will see you in far off places'

Apparently our boy in Glasgow likes elongated proggy jams & stuff and even mentions 'Krautrock" , in his posting of a 2004 cut from US stoner drone meisters The Secret Machines while hyping their upcoming spring tour of the UK not so long ago...

The Secret Machines - 'Alone, jealous and stoned'

Here's the darn poppy lil track our no doubt kilt wearing baldheaded bad boy who salsaliciously ivates while dreaming of students in Glasgow hath named his entire blog after...

The Field Mice - 'Let's Kiss and Make Up'

anyhow... I digress, and what's new there



the weekend is firmly & stormily edging into view...

and I just gotta get my Friday on...



from the release Bang Bang Rock and Roll,

Art Brut - Good Weekend

Mike Reno & Loverboy, before they were retired & falling off their boats and drowning, these sweat banded Canadians were working in the 80s... here's a lil' proof

Loverboy - Everybody's Working For The Weekend

Yet, when in doubt turn to the groundbreakers of weekend troubadouring & junkie whoring

New York Dolls - Seven Day Weekend

and here's the 21st century indie mall punk version of a not altogether unfamiliar concept

Hey Mercedes - Our Weekend Starts On Wednesday


and a few mellower adult rock weekend jams for y'all

The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

Lloyd Cole - Lost Weekend



here's East Coast hair band veteran & former Chesterfield Kings,and Ace Frehley's Comet singer Richie Scarlet doing an Easy Beats cover. The original song version a big hit in the 60's, written by Vanda & Young, who later had a lot of success producing their protege's AC/DC...

Richie Scarlet - Friday On My Mind




well it's raining, and i gotta get outta here...


BYE

1 peanut gallery sez::

unknown said...

What can I say... Thank you for the shout and air-time, though I'm certainly no "bad boy"... and I don't wear a kilt that often... and I certainly don't dream about students... watch what you say! So, nice blog you have, very eclectic: I shall return...