as i write this it is friday morning and I am sitting in san francisco. today I would like to share with you some of this:
if you haven't heard, Sam 'iron and wine' Beam made another record. you can definitely discern his songwriting style, but the real breath of fresh air is the addition of the full band arrangements. i think he's touring with the full band as well. if he comes to your city I'd recommend going to the show, it'd be real good.
the other night we watched this movie that came out in 2009 called 'enter the void.' I must admit, netflix was acting up quite a bit during the viewing; it would stop randomly and take a minute to re-buffer, which I must add was rather undesirable. never the less, I've never seen anything like it. here's a first-hand testimonial.
"(Enter the Void) Doesn't fuck around! It's a movie for adults!"
also shout-out to P duffy for the viewing. check out a trailer:
let it be known that I am a Duane Allman devotee. I really got into the Allman Brothers band heavily last year around this time, when I gave 'live at the fillmore east' a good long listen. also I started to really check them out; the influence of the Allman Brothers is so profound- in my eyes they're one of the ultimate bands. needless to say Duane is a fascinating character. in terms of guitarists, he has certainly influenced me extraordinarily.
thus, I picked up a biography him, I think it's one of the few. it is quite interesting and I thought I'd share it, in case any of y'all would be into things like Duane and the Allman Brothers.
listen to what they sound like, this is off of their second album I think it is- one of my favorite Allman songs. When you're ready, check out 'whipping post' off of fillmore east. then you'll know.
well hey that's all for now, I hope you dig these things that I share, I love all y'all. listen to a song I made:
thursday, ankle-deep in the blues. the music in this post comes from America in the more fledgling years of the 20th century. historic sounds resonate in the fibers of the bluesmen voices; expressed with the utmost emotion.
here is john lee hooker in 1965, delta blues, notice how he only uses one chord
also find the TOMS in the background, can you dig it?
and then charley patton, a throwback. blues forefather
and now our Jimi doing a pumped up howlin wolf rendition- the White Stripes do a version of this song too, and, if you'll heed, the lyrics are also the source of a Zeppelin pilfer, namely "the Lemon song", ya dig?
check out some blues music. it is imperative that the tradition of blues music be kept alive in these times. in my human eyes, i have grown to see the blues as being the ultimate expressive music. the influence of the blues is staggering to say the least, and the history furthermore is fascinating.
take some time, listen, let it soak into your mind.
i am a devotee of the fleet foxes. I must admit, I am jazzed that they are releasing their long awaited second LP as well as supporting it with a tour this coming spring. check them out if you haven't, lest you miss out on some of the music that's paving the way for the future.
in between their first and second records, the foxes' off-season if you will, Fleet Fox himself Robin Pecknold (the front-man) released some recordings under the alias of White Antelope. my main man tim hipped me to Robin's endevours (by way of the maiden emily, of course) and I was reassured that Robin's musical gifts would not be left to be lost to the recesses of time.
homebabys, hear his cover of this old tune 'silver dagger', and be sure to notice the way that His voice resonates with Your soul.
now isn't that just lovely? Joan's got this next one.
in honour of this song and it's legacy, I did a rendition of 'silver dagger' alongside one of my own compositions, 'lyric of limerence' at a show I played in st. louis in january. the quality isn't the best, but I must pay my respects to Robin and Joan and everybody everywhere always.
dig it! :
music is the best. be good to yourself, and get lay down with the Fleet Foxes if you haven't yet.
it's all brisk-like in san francisco today, let me tell you. still no complaints from myself, I must add. this is what it sounds like in the city today:
marafiki, be sure to check out WEEKLY COVER VIDEO no. 1 that was posted yesternight, it's a nod to one of my favorite albums by one of my favorite bands. everyone is welcome to suggest song ideas for next week's WEEKLY COVER VIDEO no. 2.
furthermore, if y'all are looking for a swell movie to tickle your fancy, be sure to check out BLACK DYNAMITE. it's teeming with the funk, it's definitely at least 4 times your daily funk dose compacted into one feature length film. check it out, turkeys.
yesternight and today i watched the documentary "stones in exile", which delightfully captures the times in which the Stones recorded their legendary "Exile on Main Street." I remember back in '09 when my St. Louis mates and I really started to dig exile. now-a-days I try and re-visit with it every once in a while, as it has become one of my top records of all time. not to mention, the Stones occupy a most special place in my soul.
having all this music fresh in my brain, I decided it necessary to pay my respects to the Stones by my first of the weekly song-cover videos, "torn and frayed" is track number 7 off of Exile.
here, dig it:
Be sure to check out next week's cover video, love love love