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2019/01/09 / tocovava

air pOwer playlist january 9, 2019

SARAH DAVACHI – for harpischord, for pipe organ and string trio

MEL TORME – homeward bound

ZOLA JESUS – night

LOW – dissary

THOMAS FEHLMANN – nevernevernever

LAMBCHOP – this is what i wanted to tell you

THE PATTERSONS – both sides, now

SHARON VAN ETTEN – jupiter 4

SHARON VAN ETTEN – i love you but i’m lost

JON BENJAMIN – i can’t play piano pt 3

JONI MITCHELL – a chair in the sky

CHARLES MINGUS – weird nightmare

CHARLES MINGUS – mdm

LOUIS SIMPSON – the inner part

PIERO UMILIANI – gassman blues

GALT MCDERMOTT – harlem medley

CARLO PES – tough guys

RAY MARTIN – destination space

ST. ETIENNE – sun in my morning

THE BUZZCOCKS – i don’t mind

DAVID GREENBERGER & RALPH CARNEY – alone at the organ

MACHINEFABRIEK – iv (with marianne oldenburg)

GIRLPOOL – hire

STEVE GUNN – new moon

WILLIAM TYLER – call me when i’m breathing again

 

 

 

 

2019/01/06 / tocovava

air pOwer tOp 31 Of 2O18

 

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air power top 31 of 2o18

2018/12/28 / tocovava

salute to musicmakers who died in 2018 part 2

MASARU KAWASAKI – two movements for flute ~ 1st movement andantino

STELVIO CIPRIANI – femina ridden

STELVIO CIPRIANI – agguato sol barber

STELVIO CIPRIANI – mary’s theme

GALT MACDERMOT – moving clothes

PIPPO CARUSO – masturbation riff

FRANCIS LAI – party music

BENT LORENTZEN – the sea

ABDULLAH IBRAMHIM – sister rosie

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART – pena

GLENN BRANCA – structure

OTIS RUSH – groanin’ the blues

BOB DOROUGH – three is a magic number

HENRY MANCINI – charade

BADFINGER – can’t live

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – telephone line

THIN LIZZY – ignorance is no excuse

THE SUPREMES – no matter what sign you are

DANNY PEARSON – what’s your sign girl

MARIE-FRANÇOISE BUCQUET – berio’s cinque variazioni for piano

NEIL YOUNG – sail away

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE – sail away

FRED NEIL AND VINCE MARTIN – morning dew

CHRISTY MOORE AND PLANXTY – john o’dreams

THE MOODY BLUES – and the tide rushes in

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE – morning song

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE – regions of man

SPOOKY TOOTH – confessions

PANDIT BUDDHADEV DASGUPTA – raga manj khamaj

JOHN MORRIS – young frankenstein theme

DOLLY PARTON & BURT REYNOLDSsneak around with you

RAY BAILEY – i ain’t afraid

ARTHUR ALEXANDER – miles and miles from nowhere

TONY JOE WHITE – where do they go

ELDER ROMA WILSON – give me flowers while i live

 

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.

2018/02/23 / 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

2018/02/04 / tocovava

air pOwer tOp 31 Of 2O17

Joined in progress at #25

LISTEN:

1.   JUANA MOLINA – estalacticas

2.  79rs GANG – dead and gone

3.  HOUSE & LAND – false true lover

4.  LOS CAMPESINOS! – the fall of home

5.  PERFUME GENIUS – run through me

6.  CLAIRE M. SINGER – fairge

7.  BJORK – features creatures

8.  BILL ORCUTT – star spangled banner

9.  MARRY WATERSON AND DAVID JAYCOCK – death had quicker wings than love

10. KAITLYN AUREILA SMITH – who i am, & why i am where i am

11. JIM ELKINGTON – any afternoon

12. DOUG TUTTLE – from your heart

13. THE SADIES – questions i’ve never asked

14. CHILDISH GAMBINO – redbone

15. CARLA DEL FORNO – dry in the rain

16. MICHAEL CHAPMAN – falling from grace

17. KING KRULE – czech one

18. SELENA GOMEZ – bad liar

19. QUELLE CHRIS – learning to love

20. COLLEEN – happiness nuggets

21. JAKE XERXES FUSSELL – have you ever seen a peaches growing on a sweet potato vine

22. ALBERT CIRERA – biologic percussion walls

23. PARDONER – duvet fakes

24. GOAT GIRL – cracker drool

25. JACK COOPER – gynn square

26. PHOEBE BRIDGER – smoke signals

27. JLIN – never created, never destroyed

28. MDOU MOCTAR – sousoume tamachek

29. SQUIRM – come back to michigan

30. SUDAN ARCHIVES – wake up

31. KO SHIN MOON – über çiftetelli