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Re: The Friday Five: January 2, 2015

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 12:42:37 -0000

I just watched a delightfully slow, visually pleasing retro-futuristic movie called "Space Station 76," so, 1976:

1. Brothers Theme - The Brothers. Instrumental disco anthem, total "Love's Theme" ripoff - you can't go wrong with that.

2. I Only Have Love - Syl Johnson. So Hi Records, distinguished by a bluesy harmonica part.

3. Smilin' Billy Suite - Heath Bros. A full LP B-side of rhythmic world jazz. Wonderful mbira solo. Recorded in Norway in Oct '75!

4. Ur Mörkret (Out of the Darkness) - Nannie Porres. Moody Swedish vocal jazz, with a B-3 solo.

5. Sails - Orleans. Makes sense – no 1976 without a maritime metaphor from a 5-piece soft rock band and a disgusting cover with male nudity.

Re: The Twenty-Fifth Day of Mellowmas: Rhymes with Falafel

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 17:24:45 -0000

Whoa, wait a minute... Let me get this straight. All the bad stuff is intentional, and NOT freak accidents happening while you're looking for mellow holiday gems with at least one Eagle on harmony vocals??

Re: Elin Ørjasæter: Det er ikke diskriminering å mene at ingen over 70 bør ha rett til fast jobb

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:51:26 -0000

Det er vel og bra å ha meninger, men det er enda bedre hvis meningene er basert på faktainformasjon. Både ordboka, FN og norske lover sier at diskriminering på grunn av alder er en greie. Dersom vi legger dette til grunn kan såvisst både barn, unge, eldre og middelaldrende være "bestemte grupper" som kan diskrimineres.

Re: The Friday Five: December 12, 2014

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:06:27 -0000

No playlist involved here, but they blended quite well together even though it's a stretch from classical piano to early '90s drum machines.

Money (That's What I Want) - Jerry Lee Lewis
Prélude No. 6 in B Minor, op. 28 (Chopin) - Samson François
Perish the Thought - Ned Doheny
Louise - Bonnie Raitt
Glad Tidings - Van Morrison

Re: The Tenth Day of Mellowmas: Pine Cone Crotch

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:59:33 -0000

I feel like every time my name is mentioned on Popdose, the Liberace vest occurs in the next sentence.

Re: The Sixth Day of Mellowmas: Up on the Roofietop

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 09:52:41 -0000

In the beginning "Isle of Capri" was Frank Loesser and his wife Lynn's song, which seems kind of weird, because it's probably about infidelity. Then Loesser wrote the unpublished "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and this became their song. They performed it at every party they went to, which made them Hollywood's favorite party guests for years. A few years later Loesser sold the song to MGM. Lynn got angry, the marriage soured and they divorced. I'm sure this says something about the Loesser's (The Loesser's! Great band name) sex life. I'll let my brain chew on that for a while.

Re: C(k)rossfire! Or, Who’s Better: Christopher Cross vs. Kris Kross

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:04:14 -0000

Pft, this is totally unserious. You even forgot about the Chris curl.

Re: The Twelfth Day of Mellowmas: Baby-Makin’ Mellowmas

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:07:54 -0000

Mm, these synths are like sweet candy, This is my comfort zone. I checked my 75-80 bpm R&B songs from 1987 to 1988 – and yes, they all sound exactly like this – notable exception is Guy, who only use about a quarter of the synths. By the way, and this has been on my mind lately: Is there a name for New Jack Swing, without the swing? Could we invent one, please? Straight Jack?

Re: The Sixth Day of Mellowmas: Enemy Mathis

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:24:30 -0000

Mathis, finally! Noting that the mixing console is not the penis enhancer it could have been, as befits the music.

Re: The Fourth Day of Mellowmas: The Blizzard

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:12:30 -0000

At one point here I thought she was heading down a hole in the diner floor to meet up with Chicago and Diane Warren.

Re: The First Day of Mellowmas: Holiday Bloops

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 18:09:42 -0000

It's so wonderful that you know that! And now I'm trying to imagine what every Mellowmas post ever written put into a gigantic tag cloud would look like.

Re: Kors på halsen - Aftenposten

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 02:56:35 -0000

Det må nok skrives ned. Sminkefrie, androgyne nyhetesankere i svart pologenser som leser nyhetene på esperanto i svart/hvitt blir sikkert svaret.

Re: ‘Face Time: Beyoncé, “Best Thing I Never Had”

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:34:15 -0000

"then I'll go into the booth and sing my idea" -- just like Bob Dylan without the guitar or the song.

"15 years past his heyday" -- certainly a good argument against my Name theory.

Re: ‘Face Time: Beyoncé, “Best Thing I Never Had”

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:25:08 -0000

I used to have no opinion on Beyoncé, but all that changed after the 4 hours I spent editing "End of Time" for a remixing contest that Jeff was kind enough to mention to me last year. Now I have an opinion.

The "masterful at what he does" quote reminds me of the inverse version of an anecdote I just read by André Previn about the old Hollywood studio system, and how high and mighty music directors with dubious musical credibility used to dictate obscure "musical ideas" by playing the piano with their thumbs, shrieking, explaining, and then leaving all the work to anonymous arrangers like the young Previn. There's a hilarious account where one of them, head leonine, reeking with authority, leans down towards Previn while conducting a particularly epic arrangement, asking him, "Young man, did I write this?"

I'm not questioning Babyface's musicality, but I suspect that in cases like this it's mostly about the Name -- now as it was then.

Re: ‘Face Time: Babyface, “Whip Appeal”

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:32:57 -0000

As long as you don't get that blank stare that my wife gets when I start talking about legato or session drummers in the 1970s. Love "Never Knew Love Like This Before". And the synth part on "Two Hearts" reminds me a lot of the flute part on Phyllis Hyman's "You Know How to Love Me" with Mtume and Lucas. Great sound.

Re: ‘Face Time: Babyface, “Whip Appeal”

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:56:33 -0000

He did - "For the Love of You" is probably the same synth. But I'm not really thinking about a specific synthesizer, just that soft legato sound. In the '70s it was often from a Moog, but I like leads like the one in Debra Laws' "Your Love" and Paul Hardcastle's "Rainforest" (which is a digital DX-7) as well.

Re: The Friday Five: April 12, 2013

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:41:46 -0000

Filtered by title! :-)

Re: The Friday Five: April 12, 2013

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:30:41 -0000

"10,000 Beer Cans" by Bow Thayer

"The Hopes and Dreams of Heaven's 10,000 Whores" by American Music Club

"Woman with the Strength of 10,000 Men" by Peter Himmelman

"10,000 Men" by Bob Dylan

"10,000 Years" by Dennis Wilson

Re: ‘Face Time: Babyface, “Whip Appeal”

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:15:36 -0000

Prime example here: . Sir!

Re: ‘Face Time: Babyface, “Whip Appeal”

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:49:04 -0000

Finger snaps, handclaps, Fender Rhodes piano, jazz flute and clavinet. You're totally speaking my language here. If I may, I'd like to add cowbell, flügelhorn and Moog to the list. And soothing sine synth leads!

Re: ‘Face Time: Nightliners, “Love Fool”

Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:20:46 -0000

I'm surprised I've never heard this -- it's definitely an above-average Babyface song. Great hooks and thoughtful lyrics. And the production is pure ear candy, too. Shame about the lead vocalist, though -- I think he may be falling asleep during the 2nd verse.

Re: ‘Face Time: Celebrating 30 Years of Babyface’s Baby-Makin’ Music

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:15:27 -0000

Hm, I still have a lot to learn about suburban and urban culture in the U.S.

Re: ‘Face Time: Celebrating 30 Years of Babyface’s Baby-Makin’ Music

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:05:48 -0000

So white music nerds are the same everywhere, it seems -- I see the same thing here.

But is that also what Mike is implying? That urban people of all shades have more eclectic and less purist tastes in soul music than white suburban people (or perhaps he was thinking of white suburban music nerds in particular)?

Re: ‘Face Time: Celebrating 30 Years of Babyface’s Baby-Makin’ Music

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:13:00 -0000

I've spent plenty of time thinking about the shift from Heatwave and Champaign to Deele and Midnight Star, and your discussion reflects many of my own thoughts, which can only mean that you are a trio of very intelligent men.

As an outsider from a frosty and basically uninhabited land, I wonder *what* most suburban white folks consider authentic soul and what most urban folks consider authentic soul? What are the distinctions? I mean, I understand that suburban white people might prefer more polished, commercial soul to grittier stuff, but I suspect even they realize that Michael Bolton isn't "authentic" soul. Or "soul," for that matter.

Re: The Twenty-Second Day of Mellowmas: Last Christmasade

Sat, 22 Dec 2012 14:03:41 -0000

Well, I never. Unfortunately the uploader spells the title wrong, but I'd like to dedicate this song to you - Didrik gets it right almost every time. God jul!