I'm terribly sorry, I forgot I had a blog! What a wonderful discovery.
Did I mention I had a baby a few months ago? The sweetest baby boy! And I returned to work full time. So, I've been busy. I promise to get back to sharing wonderful retro discoveries with you on a more consistent basis. They may also be interspersed with baby related items, but there has to be a niche market for people who like retro music and culture and babies. And I shall be their queen!
Oooh! Nasty! That's how I feel! I've been working my tush off for the man and the weekend is here, not to mention the W2 form, so the tax return will be coming soon and I'm ready to RELAX. I'm going on vacation. Any ideas?
In the meantime, these songs are kind of dirty, and sexy, and raw, and fit my mood just about right. Enjoy.
Maybe it's the miserable weather, the inevitable demise of a holiday romance, this nasty flu, my disdain for all things red, white, and jolly this year, or maybe I just needed a few sentimental romantic love songs to add to my arsenal. The Weepies have my heart this week.
They met at his show, she was a fan of him, he was a fan of her, they spent the night after the show together and: "...stayed up all night playing songs for each other, drinking a bottle of
wine and trading an acoustic guitar back and forth in a tiny
apartment,” says Talan. "That night has lasted four years so far," adds
Tannen." And they just had a baby. C'MON. So basically, they write love songs to each other. And they're quite sweet. And they make me sad. And happy. At the same time, just the way good love songs should and I kind of want to hate them because of my punk rock nature, but I'm also romantic and girly, so I can't hate them and here is one reason why:
I was poking around ANTI-Records MySpace page, assuming since they're the label of choice for one Mr. Tom Waits, they might have another artist or two I would enjoy. As usual, I was right. Tim Fite. And he was easy to find. The headshot drew me right in. I thought, this is a guy who just HAS to make good music.
Basically, I'm partial to his rock/bluesy folk stuff, but he also rocks the hip-hop. For a glimpse into his cross-genre hip-hop sound, Camoflage is a good place to start.
Tim Fite has a YouTube channel and a little video show called Gunshow, which is worth checking out also.
Some of my favorites include:
and Episode 8
The coolest thing about Tim Fite? He gives away almost all of his music! Go to www.timfite.com and you can download all of the tracks from his previous two albums and a few from his new one, Gone Ain't Gone, which you can purchase in its entirety here or here or via ITunes
"Andre Williams makes Little Richard sound like Pat Boone" - Lux Interior
Andre Williams is a true rock & roll badass.
Started in the mid-50s, recording Bacon Fat (claimed by some to be the first inklings of a rap song), and most known for his accomplishment in co-writing and producing "Shake A Tailfeather", recorded by The Five Dutones and later Ike & Tina Turner. He wrote some songs for Parliament Funkadelic and produced some stuff for Ike Turner. But, with a bad drug habit, by the 1980s he was broke. He came back in the late 90s with some of the sleaziest stuff you've ever heard, on the album Silky. Later he followed that up with The Black Godfather which went back closer to his real sound, but it's still the primitive 50s and 60s stuff that I love.
That's all I got. I'm short on time, so just read this. I know, lame. But I'm a busy woman.