Being a Monday, Monday Midnite-esque leaning into Tuesday situation... I have little specific inspiration to offer thee here... I could comment on the news of the day, but other than the usual middle eastern terrorist bombings, and big business pronouncements & shakeups... what commentary do I really have to add to any of that same old, same old...
So how about a Random Revelations meandering not quite midweek mix, that goes nowhere in particular... but may, like a digital audio stroll... provide some sort of solace or surprise for yer spring time listening pleasure...
long before I understood who the Animals were, I was a fan of this 70's disco hit that I had on some K-tel or Ronco compilation record:
Santa Esmerelda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Few hip-hop acts of the past decade really rocked the mic & captured goodwill as much as the fun lyrical lessons and gentle joustings of the good natured L.A based J5, here joined by guest Nelly Furtado...
Jurassic 5 - Thinline
This Steve Spacek track from his Space Shift release was produced by the late J. Dilla and was selected as number 2 track of 2005 on BBC One DJ Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Worldwide Music Awards.
Steve Spacek - Dollar
if that didn't move ya, when in doubt check yer Can... and while most cuts by this kraut rock group tend to be on the way long side, here's one fungal piece that ya 'can' get in and out of before yer next rent check is due...
Can - Mushroom
here's a new Scottish group that hopes to reap some of the international hype that British Sea Power, Franz Ferdinand and Fiery Furnaces have been attaining...
My Latest Novel - The Reputation of Ross Francis
Rising to the top of the underground metal heap over the past few years has been Mastodon, whom I once accidentally caught at an old Italian social club hall near a bus garage in SF's Mission District. The Atlanta based 4 some have been "hella" busy as they say in "Cali", touring like madmen. Since putting out a Moby Dick themed concept album in 2004, they have a DVD out, a song on The Cave soundtrack, and finished up an offering for a Metallica tribute album, which is now streaming on their MySpace page, plus they are hitting the road again in June.
Mastodon Call Of The Mastodon
when in doubt, real heavy rockers & Mastodon's 2006 summer tourmates know, that just like Rocky & The Terminator, when in doubt, you can always release a sequel
Children of Bodom - Redlight In My Eyes pt1
Children of Bodom - Red Light In My Eyes pt2
It appears Lamb of God also has a spot on this big 2006 summer tour with Mastodon
Lamb of God - Laid To Rest
Lamb of God Now You've Got Something To Die For
and that something to die for is tickets... because Slayer is the headliner on this Unholy Alliance tour bill, and I bet there's a mean hairy pit already forming right now in front of yer local TicketMaster outlets...
Slayer - Bloodline
Slayer - Disciple
Slayer - Spirit In Black
Slayer - Expendable Youth
UNHOLY ALLIANCE TOUR DATES...
Slayer/ Lamb of God/ Mastodon/ Children of Bodom of The Bill
6/6 - San Diego, CA @ The Sports Arena
6/7 -Las Vegas, NV @ The Orleans Hotel and Casino
6/9 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
6/12 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop's Blue Moon
6/13 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
6/15 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
6/16 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
6/17 - Lowell, MA @ Paul E. Tsongas Arena
6/19 - Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
6/22 - Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center
6/23 - San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
6/24 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Live
6/25 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Arena
6/27 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Center ( Tix onsale 4/8)
6/29 - Albany, NY @ Washington Ave Armory
6/30 - Cleveland, OH @ Tower City Amphitheater
7/2 - Quebec, CANADA @ Centre de Foire
7/3 - Montreal, CANADA @ The Bell Centre
7/4 - Toronto, CANADA @ Molson Amph
7/6 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
7/7 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Auditorium
7/8 - St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
7/9 - Winnipeg, CANADA MTS Center
7/11 - Edmonton, CANADA Shaw Conf. Center
7/13 - Vancouver, CANADA GM PLACE
7/14 - Seattle, WA @ Qwest Field Event Center
7/15 - Salem, OR @ Salem Armory
7/16 - Spokane, WA @ The Star Theatre
7/19 - San Jose, CA @ HP pavillion @ San jose
7/21 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
7/22 - Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Arena
I sorta gave up on Slayer myself awhile ago, not that I ever was much of a fan. I ended up actually giving my LP copy of Reign in Blood to a retarded girl that lived across the street. These days, I love me some Mash Ups, here's one from Robochrist, a self proclaimed "one-man techno metal circus freak"
Robochrist Remix - Queen vs Prodigy - Don't Stop Me Now
now for something completely different, from this Chicago twosome's debut avant faux redneck blues album “Black Hearts and Broken Wills,”...
Cash Money - Damn Damn Damn
From her new album "Fox Confessor Brings The Flood", check out this case described by mizz Neko Case, a situation whose opening salvo is poetically set for the jury via the lines...
Ancient strings set feet a'light to speed to her such mild grace
No monument of tacky gold
They smoothed her hair with cinnamon waves
And they placed an ingot in her breast to burn cool and collected
Fate holds her firm in its cradle and rolls her for a tender
Pause to savor
Everything's so easy for Pauline
Neko Case - Margaret vs Pauline
hee's a rarely heard, relatively recent 21st century era & practically instrumental cut from one of rock's greatest of all time band's...mmmm mmm good1
CheapTrick - Low Life In High Heels
and in the interest of historical curiosity... I found a unique version of a classic Ray Charles number that whether you know it or not, no one's world should be without...especially in Stereo!
Ray Charles - What I Say (stereo mix)
that's a round about enuf of a jostled journey for this evening I believe...see ya next time... same 'bout channel... same 'bout time...