Monday, June 25, 2012

zigs / zags

Keith Frank, "Follow The Leader". Clarke bought this at Floyd's Record Shop in Ville Platte after we got a sno-ball on the way out of town after the Smoked Meat Festival. I talk about Keith Frank a lot in my book; he uses zydeco as a cultural sponge that somehow makes everything into a groovier, earthier version of itself.

Swamp pop bands all day at the Smoked Meat Festival in Ville Platte, LA
Keith Frank, Follow the Leader/Boot Up

Thunderclap Newman, "Something in the Air". Forgot all about this tune until I saw the CD at the library. I am into how it zigs into this percussive tense thing around the 2:00 mark and then zags back into full orchestral '69 lush pop and then comes to a sudden stop.

Television, Marquee Moon
Thunderclap Newman, Hollywood Dream

Luc Ferrari, Presque Rien No. 1, Part 1. I could listen to Luc Ferrari pieces all day but then they are already made out of all day.

The Flaming Lips, Hear It Is
J.Paul Jr and the Zydeco NuBreeds, Stronger
Major Handy, Zydeco Feeling
Clifton Chenier, Live Vol. 1
Zammuto, Zammuto
Luc Ferrari, Son Mémorisé
Various artists, Music for Merce Vol. 4

Les Blank's 1973 film Hot Pepper. Don't go trying top make time with Clifton Chenier's woman, especially on what would've been his 87th birthday.

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