My Little Drum – Vince Guraldi Trio. Since when didn’t this album somehow land on a random list? From the opening notes, my wife cooed. I can’t complain.
King Kong – L. A. Symphony. One of their most fun tracks, with a Run-D.M.C.-esque backbeat. And a bendy-saw rhythm.
He’ll Do It – Fred Hammond. Not too happy with this album, his latest, Free to Worship. But then again, most of his albums (with the exception being the live one) took some time to grow on me. But there was always those two or three that thrilled me from the beginning. I’m not so sure… This song’s got a definite ’70s rock/soul vibe, kind of a bit of tasty bits from EW&F. Ok, maybe we’ll give it some more spins.
Running to Stand Still – U2.
Bluer – Over the Rhine. “Bluer than the blue devil / Bluer than these pale angels / Bluer than all my troubles / are we gonna leave here strangers?” Sad. Potent.
Lifeboat – Steve Taylor. The clown for the CCM set did a Mrs. Doubtfire long before Medea did. Not a favorite – musically, it’s painful, and then there’s the non-hilarious image of a cross-dressing grown man – but the lessons about the culture-of-life and the value of all life are priceless. More of a learning skit, which it succeeds as, than a song.
Payroll for Professionals (feat. Joey the Jerk) – Pigeon John. Defitely lo-fi. There’s better songs on the demo … Is Clueless.
Black Rage – Last Poets. Yeah, it’s rage-erific. “Grenades in their eyes./ and death is their prize… They are armed, standing on the corners… ready to explode at the slightest touch.”
Penny Lane – The Beatles. Is on my mind…
Stuck Between Stations – The Hold Steady. See? I’m being honest about what’s playing. Even if I can’t stand the over-hyped crapola.