Sunday, 25 March 2018

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 25/03/2018 - Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks,

Tracks Of The Week

Happy 7th Birthday! 


SFW:-
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - Middle America (2018)



I only just realised that it has been 20 years since Stephen Malkmus' Pavement split up.  On first listen of "Middle America" I thought it WAS Pavement.  Their former frontman's quirky vocal style and guitar melody has "90s indie/hipster" written all over it. I remember how bands like Pavement, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and The Pixies really shook up my perception of independent music. I'm probably being sentimental, but Middle America makes me want to delve into his archive and discover him all again.


Old Pa:-
Joan Baez - Whistle Down the Wind



This is from Joan's rumored last album and tour. I hope not I grew up with her beautiful voice and great interpretations of Dylan's song book. This is a great Tom Waits song and a suitably great version. It's a grower. I love it.. 

Flycasual:-
Lost in a dream....

London Scouser:-
Lost in space....
Un-interesting side note. 

It was 7 years ago that Flycasual and myself started this blog up.  There's been many highs and many lows, but at least the music has always been good.




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sfw
25 March 2018 at 10:29

OP - I’m sipping a coffee in the Sunday morning sunshine and this Joan Baez track is like a musical breakfast pastry. Very nice

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25 March 2018 at 14:04

SFW - This is really good, almost sounds like a greatest hits in a song. So good i'm off to eat a pastie.

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25 March 2018 at 20:06

The Stephen Malkmus track is my earworm at the moment - great stuff.

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sfw
25 March 2018 at 20:48

Thanks for the comment Mr S.

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C
25 March 2018 at 22:32

Really like the Stephen Malkmus song, something very charming about it - think it's going to become my earworm too.
And a happy 7th birthday to you all!

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16 April 2018 at 08:06

SFW - on first hwarihe I was a bit non-plussed, but the more I hear it the more I really like it. Good choice Sir.

OP - pleasant whilst not really exciting me.

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