Da Musicz


Because I forgot to post this on my actual birthday last Saturday:


Hey I’ve been meaning to thank you for turning us on to them with the “Jenny” video above. It’s the perfect wedding of (a great) song and (a great) video.

Now if I could only get the song out of my head!! :stuck_out_tongue:


I wouldn’t mind. RL isn’t the best known musician.


Two from a Canadian band Les Breastfeeders. My high school french doesn’t extend this far, so it’s possible that they’re singing about how Doug Ford totally awesome, but I don’t think so. I think I’d love them for their insane tambourine player in any case.


All of Al Duvall’s youtube viddies suck. You’ll have to buy the albums (available on CD but supposedly originally recorded to wax cylinder!) to enjoy his signature blend of quaint old timey dancehall music and subversively clever lyrics.

Al’s wicked vaudevillian hits are crafted on banjo, kazoo, and various percussive detritus. These ‘gentle but deadly’ songs are drawn from the working-class music of pre-war America, blending jug-band, medicine show, music-hall, and Victorian parlor ballads.


Fela Kuti, Let’s Start from 1971 (also features ginger baker). The video isn’t anything to write home about, but the song is frikkin’ great.


My favorite cover band!


:star_struck: adorable! :heart_eyes:


they’re still doing this, and they’ve even gotten shout outs from DM themselves!

They even got some production values more recently!

And… from this past year!


They’re filling me up with new life. I haven’t felt so alive in years!


OMG, when the baby shows up in But Not Tonight! How adorable was that!


Why is it when it’s 4 am and I’m drunk posting it always comes back to Linda Ronstadt?

And in the morning when you fill my eyes
I knew that day I couldn’t do
Ahh, no wrong I couldn’t do

Damn she had a knack for picking songs. Love has no pride. Almost doesn’t need any other lyrics.


You want fries with that?



I know, Bob Seger… But takes us back to when downtowns weren’t nostalgic theme parks, even while being nostalgic itself. And that choice guitar solo by studio guitarist Pete Carr. Bob Seger didn’t always totally suck.


This is just too amazing for words:



Eddie Hazel is an goddamn supergenius of the guitar.


This is an amusing nugget from a bygone era (and the usual caveats that go with that). Groucho is his usual hilariously quick witted self and I love the proverbs and her cute plan-B if the first date wasn’t going well, the magazines sound like that era’s equivalent of “have a friend call you after an hour”. The Sylver family, 18 years before Boogie Fever and Hotline (not all members of the group were even born yet):

(hilarious exposing of lip-synching at 2:11!)

(and actually this rabbit hole started with a science fiction art tumblr of all things)



Happy Birthday Jerry Garcia!



Awright, just one more Ronstadt 'till next summer. Makes me miss the 70s, back when smuggling Mexicans and cigarettes was a respectably rebellious brag-worthy business.


This was a cliche of “top 100 rock songs of all time” year end countdowns in the 80s, usually in the top 10, but looking at the lyrics I just have to wonder if it was incompetence or unawareness that led to this not being used as a song for Westworld, or at least for the scene where the hosts step into the Valley Beyond. Despite a completely different motivation, it’s almost like they custom wrote it for the show back in 1975.

[quote]In a place you only dream of
Where your soul is always free
Silver stages, golden curtains
Filled my head, plain as can be
As a rainbow grew around the sun
All my stars of love who died
Came from somewhere beyond the scene you see
These lovely people played just for me

Now if I let you see this place
Where stories all ring true
Will you let me past your face
To see what’s really you
It’s not for me I ask these questions
As though I were a king
For you have to love, believe and feel
Before the burst of tambourines take you there

Green grass and high tides forever
Castles of stone souls and glory
Lost faces say we adore you
As kings and queens bow and play for you

Those who don’t believe me
Find your souls and set them free
Those who do, believe and love
This time will be your key
Time and time again I’ve thanked them
For a piece of mind
They helped me find myself
Amongst the music and the rhyme
That enchants you there

Green grass and high tides forever
Castles of stone souls and glory
Lost faces say we adore you
As kings and queens bow and play for you
Yeah, they play just for you[/quote]