Wednesday, July 21, 11am
I saw a meme the other day that made some comment about paying attention to those who are introducing new music into your life. Yes, please do. I also read something a while ago about once you reach the age of 30-something you stick with the music that made the most impact on you, sometime in your teens to 20s. Really? That’s it? Some crappy, lowest-common-denominator non-offensive music that plays over and over on your favorite radio station, or Spotify playlist? What do you do when Spotify tries to suggest something new to you? Do you swipe left…or right? I wouldn’t know;
I don’t have Spotify. Are you shocked by this new found knowledge? Did you think I got all of my musical inspiration from what Spotify suggests to me? I listen to radio. Non-commercial radio to be exact. KFJC, KALX, KPOO, KALW (on the weekends), WFMU, KPFA (especially Wednesdays 8-10pm). And I listen with Shazam close at hand.
There are times I have stopped the car so I can Shazam a track. How much do you love this app? However there are times when it’s stumped. That’s mostly when I’m listening to KFJC, the station that stumps Shazam! HA! That’s when I call them up and ask them what the hell that just was that blew my mind?!?!?!
I don’t think I stumped Shazam tonight, but I gave it the old internet radio try. My buddy Eric came by the house today with his bass and we rocked out to GFY, along with some other Amyl, Stooges, Flat Earthers, Butthole Surfers and Oh Sees tunes. That was super fun. I really need to get loud like that more often. So let’s start with some Amyl and the Sniffers, shall we? There’s also new music from David McMurray, Paul Leary, Angel Bat Dawid, and Kate Vargas. Also, Mudhoney’s 30th anniversary remaster of Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge arrived on Monday, so I threw that in for good measure. Or good fudge.
There’s something for everyone here, even you who still listen to the same music you’ve been listening to since high school. Don’t be afraid. Dive right in. If you don’t like what you hear, just wait 3-7 minutes and check out the next tune.
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GFY: Amyl and the Sniffers
Gimme MY Wife: Bruce Marshall
Thin White Line: Avengers
Going Up The Country: Three Stoned Men
Take Me Higher and Groove Me: James Brown
The 11: David McMurray
Slates, Slags, Etc: The Fall
Room Service: Rap Rilplinger
Check Out Time: Mudhoney
Roadrunner: Modern Lovers
Gary Floyd Revisited: Paul Leary
Dum Dum: Butthole Surfers
Shit Storm/Youth Of America: Melvins
London: Angel Bat Dawid
Watch Out!: Wells Fargo
The Money Will Roll Right In (For Scott): Fang
Strangers: The Kinks
Raised Right Men: Tom Waits
Church of Misdirection: Kate Vargas
The Funny Bird: Mercury Rev
Apocalyptic Make Out: Love Jerks
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong