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2018/12/28 / tocovava

salute to musicmakers who died in 2018 part 1

AUDREY MORRIS –  i wonder what became of me

BILLY THUNDERCLOUD – come to me

JOHN MCCUTCHEON/PAUL VAN ARSDALE – loggerman’s breakdown/dulcimer reel

BUZZ CLIFFORD – i could be so good at loving you

JOHN PERRY – piano sonata – 1, comfortably flowing

BO NILSSON – quantitäten

THE LOST GENERATION – the sly, slicked and the wicked

BRIDES OF FUNKENSTEIN – never buy texas from a cowboy

THE TEMPTATIONS – master piece

CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT –  when you are free

THE CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD – give me just a little more time

THE JEFFERSON STARSHIP – miracles

THE RECORDS – starry eyes

THE PLUGZ – in the wait

THE FLYING MACHINE – smile a little smile

THE ROSE GARDEN – next plane to london

THE KINKS – little bit of emotion

HIGELIN & ARESKI – chope le soupape

THE WILD TCHOUPITOULAS – big chief got a golden crown

THE DAZZ BAND – let it whip

GROUP 180 – water, wonder

MILKO KELEMEN – surprise

DIETER SCHNEBEL – diapason

CECIL TAYLOR – this nearly was mine

TERRY EVANS – i’ll get over you

FLEETWOOD MAC – sands of time

THE FALL – get a hotel

ALLEN GINSBERG – going to san diego

RANDY SCRUGGS – both sides, now

RIM BANNA – oh night

DONALD HALL – the day i was older

ALGIA MAE HINTON – my baby’s gone

 

 

 

 

 

2018/12/20 / tocovava

The 35 All-Time Most Cloying Songs of All Time

Not gonna post the playlist because these songs are so well-known (and defamed), that it would warn you off from listening.  There is nothing funny about this three-hour set. It is complete, gotta give it that.  Best listened to as the three-hour block.  The totality of it is the only redeeming quality.  The conceit is solid, the execution is decent, your capacity for listening….well, that is up to you.

2018/10/25 / tocovava

air pOwer playlist october 24, 2018

listen here:

LAL & MIKE WATERSON –  never the same

TAKEHISA KOSUGI – mano dharma ’74

ROY HARPER – hallucination light

KURT VILE – cold was the wind

IN TALL BUILDINGS – new moon

BILLY AND LIBBIE – i promise you

THE FLEETWOODS – he’s the great imposter

GRUFF RHYS – the same old song

STEVE GUNN – new moon

SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET – i wanna be your momma again

COLIN LANGENUS – 5.9 acres

BEACH BOYS – tears in the morning

CUT WORMS – how can it be

PALBERTA – sound of the beat

WAR – all day music

XLYOURIS WHITE – forging

PALBERTA – heaven to rock n’ roll

MINUTEMEN – tension

NAIL POLISH – am i real?

MINUTEMEN – issued

FIREHOSE – brave captain

MINUTEMEN – history lesson

BRENTON WOOD – me and you

AMBROSIA – holdin’ on to yesterday

DELEGATION – oh honey

TAANA GARDNER – heartbeat

I AM SPOONBENDER – love of the evolved

STARGARD – which way is up

JANICE GITECK – breathing songs from a turning sky  –  v

THOMAS FEHLMANN – nevernevernever

LAL & MIKE WATERSON – red wine promises

YO LA TENGO – polynesia #1

ANNE BRIGGS – go your way

SARAH LOUISE – bowman’s root

MARY LATTIMORE – their faces streaked with light and filled with pity

W.H. AUDEN – now the leaves are falling fast

 

 

 

 

 

2018/10/18 / tocovava

air pOwer playlist october 17, 2018

LISTEN HERE: 

there is a blank space after a few minutes, and it goes on for 7+ minutes, skip up to about the 16 minute-mark for full enjoyment.  

T.A. BENHAM – introduction, part 1 (except from ‘voices of the satellites”)

TEST – four in

THE CURE – pictures of you

JERRY DAVID DECICCA – i watched you pray

NICK LOWE – tokyo bay

WOODS/AMPS FOR CHRIST – sleep

THE AH CLUB – turmoil

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS – don’t look now

PRINCE – why the butterflies

JOHANN JOHANNSSON w/ HILDUR GUONADOTTIR & ROBERY AIKI AUBREY LOWE – end of summer part 2

CHARNEL GROUND – jimmy

ARP – folding water

TINY RUINS – how much

 

2018/02/24 / tocovava

air pOwer playlist feb 24, 2018

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some silence before talk back and another time too for a full song–community radio, operator error–sounded fine live, so there’s that…been culling audio forms lately, now working through the cassettes, and found these gems…plus, a series of found-sounds-from-around-town all jammed together in a timely christmas theme…oh, and we found a vacuum cleaner that plays jazz…all topped off with an obituary

LISTEN HERE: 

2018/02/23 / tocovava

new Newsstand Daily

For years I have been taking pictures of newsstands.  It is always surprising to see a wide array of newspapers and magazines on public display.  Mostly because it is rare to see someone reading a newspaper in public.  Go to a coffee shop or lunchroom, everyone is  scrolling soundlessly across time zones and content through a smart phone or striking dumbly on a computer keyboard.  Oh to hear all those electronics clacking like manual typewriters–all public spaces would sound like the old newsrooms.

I posted a few photos here and there.  The idea was to do it daily while I traveled to places that actually had newsstands (the Citgo at the exit here in town is not even a half-way decent newsstand, they do sell a few papers, though).  There is a great newsstand in Kalamazoo, Michigan News.  Michigan News has been there forever–at least all my life.  Kalamazoo is a forty-five minute drive from here, far too costly to make it more than a few times a month, if that.  I made the drive a few days ago.  The magazine shelves at Michigan News were a little less stocked than usual–usually you cannot see the shelving, the magazines are packed so tight, overlapping, one title on top of another title.  Maybe the publications are between their Winter 2017/2018 and Spring 2018 issues, shelves culled of spoiled product?  (A few boxes stacked beneath the candy counter up front as evidence?)  I didn’t ask the clerk because I didn’t want to hear, ‘we are scaling back.’  This way I can keep it positive until I hear anything different.

Driving home, I thought: in what folder in which hard drive do I have those photos I took of newsstands? Naturally, I dumped them off my smart phone into a computer, to make room on my phone for a new app or a critical, often daily software update.  The photos are old news.

This is from a Wawa or 7-Eleven or Dunkin’ Donuts near Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.  The rack depicted is twice the size of the newsstand at the Citgo by the exit here in town.2017-03-08 08.57.03

2018/02/15 / tocovava

air pOwer playlist VD 2018

LISTEN HERE:  

JOHN SCOTT HOFFMAN AND THE LIGHT FANTASTIC – you are the sunshine of my life

JOHN COLTRANE – part 1 – acknowledgement

PARK JIHA – sounds heard from the moon

ANDY BEY – i know this love can’t be wrong

THE KEELHAULER’S – ob la de

THE BEATLES – if i fell

ART AND DODDY TODD WITH MEMBERS OF THE TOKYO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – chanson d’amour

JUNE CHRISTY – the first thing you know, you’re in love

YVES SIMON – manuel

VIC DAMONE – eternally

LINDA THOMPSON – first light

HOUSE AND LAND – home over yonder

SHIRLEY COLLINS – bonnie boy

MATTI BYE – forest in the sea

PAUL SIMON – 50 ways to leave your lover

TINY TIM – my true love

PRINCE – 1000 xs & os

THE TIME – girl

RICK JAMES – mary jane

BARRY WHITE – i’ve got so much to give

CHARLIE BYRD – theme from “love story”

JUDY NAUTA – the days of wine and roses

SHOCKING BLUE – love buzz