Friday, February 13, 2009

MPLS content

for Laura...

The Monochrome Set, "Eine Symphonie des Grauens"

from 1979 Minneapolis concert

Monday, February 9, 2009

Carole King

Here are some covers of Carole King songs, in honor of her birthday...

The Byrds do "Goin' Back"

The Monkees do "Pleasant Valley Sunday"

Blossom Dearie

Blossom Dearie was one of the vices that I picked up in the 70s, from catching her on the talk time I was going to go see her perform at some hotel bar or someplace like that in NYC, but I bottled out (not really my scene, I guess), but here is one of my favorite recordings by her:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"O Que Há, Tigresa?"

The Brazilian "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" Did you know that Brazil has the world's second largest Japanese population? (That is either true, or I misremembered it, or plain made it up, but some country has to have it...). The Lovin' Spoonful pop up at the five-and-a-half-minute mark.

The Hello People themselves

The best mime band since The Hello People...

Buffalo Springfield does a medley on American TV.

Topping on "Trip of the Pops"

The Teardrop Explodes...

It started in Detroit...

Edwyn Collins does a medley on French TV.