Tuesday, April 27, 2010

small mercies

So I'm driving to the station this morning listening to Dricore's Guru tribute when all the lights on the dashboard go on and the engine dies. So thankful that this didn't happen on the Shoreway or down St. Clair somewhere or whatever. I pushed the car into the lot, played some Fela so I could go and take a look at it, and took it down the street once I got out.

I was really distracted and kind of stressed out so my plans of doing all South African music in honor of Freedom Day didn't happen and I played a lot of 70's west African dance music and vintage sounds from Angola instead and this is the first show I didn't write down a playlist for.

Otherwise, I picked this up on one of my walks to the library and it's rocking my world. Reminds me of Cream or something...

4 comments:

Randal Graves said...

There's a strange, reactionary hipsterish anti-hipster mutant wave of hatred against this album.

I like it, and if someone doesn't, that's fine, but yikes, you'd swear it was the worst album in the history of recording.

thatgirl said...

I listened to it before reading a whole lot of reviews and it's not a "cool" album, but what's interesting is that it's a supergroup without a whole lot of ego tripping involved, and it sounds good.

ellaesther said...

Man oh man this is just awesome! Totally an updated Cream. And this is one of those times when it pays to be a bit further along in years than some and not know that one should not like a particular band for some damn reason. Because I just get to hear it, and find it awesome-sauce.

And also: You work in radio?

thatgirl said...

@Ella,

It's interesting too because the liner notes don't let on that it's Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, & 2 Queens of the Stone Age...

I'm an academic peon who does an early morning timeslot on the college radio station (volunteer) on Tuesday mornings 5-7am EST. I keep it pretty freeform & chill (see the playlists)... it's a good station though, you can listen online at http://www.wcsb.org/listen