Friday, August 04, 2006

Fried Day 5

I've got like maybe 5 minutes at work to sneak in a relevant weekend post...

so here goes...

I think I'll stick with the friday 5 concept and link ya up with 5 cool summertime tracks for ya...

Here's a mellow morning jazzy groover from Hard Hands, the late great conga king of NY kickin' down some Gershwinized latin rhythms for y'all

Ray Barretto - Summertime

Another groove laden track tellin' it like it is from the reigning rock n roll hall of famer & genuine gentleman pianist from New Orleans. This one is one from a 1978 solo release that came out on Warner Bros. He'll be performing at a big Katrina Relief event at the New Orleans Arena for a big benefit concert next week, and I know a French girl who gets to go... and darn, despite the sticky heat down there, I'm so jealous...

Allen Toussaint - The Optimism Blues

From Jon Langford's latest release, his first solo project on ROIR, Neil Cooper's once cassette only label. Langford unleashes his usual quality songwriting, with a few choice covers. An unlikely Welsh hero of the so-called "Americana" movement, Langford who started the Mekons a couple decades ago should need no introduction to fans of real indie rock. His latest release is called Gold Brick and is subtitled "Lies of The Great Explorers, or Colombus at Gunatanamo Bay". I know I've heard this song before, likely on one of The Waco Bros releases on Bloodshot, but here it is presented in a more muted, but equally dramatic and well done version.

Jon Langford - Anything Can Happen

Taking it back to the west coast, local Mission district denizen and electro funk bad boy Gold Chains kicks down the closest thing I think he's done to a hit.

Gold Chains - California Nights

Chocolate Watchband - I'm Not Like Everybody Else

One of my adopted theme songs wriiten by Mr. Ray Davies done by some garage punk bad boys back in the late 60's...

well that's 5 mp3'z for ya

here's a couple other things ya can today if yer bored and have the bandwidth...

Today is the start of the three day Lollapalooza concert in Chicago...and it's being webcast and streamed live...way cheaper than heading to Chicago eh?

The Subways are finishing & Cursive is starting this thing off as I write...

*All times are Central Standard Time

Friday August 4th Lineup*
12:30 PM Subways

01:30 PM Cursive

02:30 PM Panic! At the Disco

03:30 PM Editors

04:30 PM Umphrey's McGee

05:30 PM Secret Machines

06:30 PM The Raconteurs

07:30 PM Deadboy and the Elephantmen

08:00 PM Ryan Adams

09:00 PM Sleater-Kinney

Saturday August 5th, Lineup*
12:30 PM Living Things

01:30 PM Iron and Wine

02:30 PM Coheed and Cambria

03:30 PM Wolfmother

04:30 PM Nada Surf

05:30 PM The Smoking Popes

06:30 PM Common

07:30 PM Dresden Dolls

08:30 PM 5 Songs from Kanye West's Performance

09:00 PM Thievery Corporation

Sunday August 6th Lineup*
12:30 PM Sparta

01:30 PM Stars

02:00 PM Matt Costa

02:30 PM Ben Kweller

03:30 PM The Frames

04:30 PM The Redwalls

05:30 PM She Wants Revenge

06:30 PM Andrew Bird

07:30 PM Poi Dog Pondering

08:30 PM Wilco

09:30 PM Blues Traveler

Also that same AT&T sponsored site has some clips of Allen Toussaint & Elvis Costello available for viewing as well...Check it Out

I gotta go

enjoy em...

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