Saturday, May 31, 2014

Bobby Helms - Fraulein

I've posted this before, but the link is broken, so it's fair game.

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Four Seasons - Sherry

Classic pre-Beatles pop.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

RIP Maya Angelou

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My favorites of her works are the memoirs. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is deservedly a classic, but the books that follow, which take her through much of her adulthood and a rich and fascinating life, are also good.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bobby Morse - The Best Things in Life Are Free

I don't have cable these days so haven't been able to watch Mad Men, but hey, I hear things. This is a wonderful moment.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

nada keeps no schedule

So distracted I hadn't realized until now that I hadn't posted on Saturday. Which is sort of ironic, since this post is just to say that I don't have anything to post today.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Krugman on What Works in the European Economy

It's all here.

Europe’s financial and macroeconomic woes have overshadowed its remarkable, unheralded longer-term success in an area in which it used to lag: job creation.

What? You haven’t heard about that? Well, that’s not too surprising. European economies, France in particular, get very bad press in America. Our political discourse is dominated by reverse Robin-Hoodism — the belief that economic success depends on being nice to the rich, who won’t create jobs if they are heavily taxed, and nasty to ordinary workers, who won’t accept jobs unless they have no alternative. And according to this ideology, Europe — with its high taxes and generous welfare states — does everything wrong. So Europe’s economic system must be collapsing, and a lot of reporting simply states the postulated collapse as a fact.

The reality, however, is very different...

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Harry Nilsson - Walk Right Back/Cathy's Clown/Let the Good Times Roll

I've posted another piece of this 1971 BBC show before. The "Let the Good Times Roll" portion made it onto his next album, Nilsson Schmilsson. Using the available technology to let him sing with himself was an excellent idea.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nilsson - The Flying Saucer Song

This is the demo version that's one of the bonus tracks on the Pussy Cats CD.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Willie Watson - CC Rider

How about some more Willie Watson? How about live at SXSW 2014?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Willie Watson - The Hills of Mexico

Seems to be based on the Roscoe Holcomb version. Willie Watson was a mainstay in Old Crow Medicine Show and has now started a solo career. Note that the left channel in the clip's audio isn't working for some reason.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Krugman on Population Growth and the Economy

As usual, interesting stuff.

What’s important to realize, then, is that slower population growth indeed could and should be a good thing — but that what passes for sound economic policy is all too likely to turn this potentially good development into a major problem. Why? Because under the current rules of the game, there’s a strong bicycle aspect to our economies: unless they’re moving forward sufficiently rapidly, they tend to fall over.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Harry Nilsson - What'll I Do?

From his album of standards, A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Lumineers - Boots Of Spanish Leather

A song from Bob Dylan's third album. Sometimes love does not work out. Shocking, I know.

Monday, May 12, 2014

John Cale - Hanky Panky Nohow John Cale - Hanky Panky Nohow (Live with orchestra)

One of the songs from the great Paris 1919 album, here performed live with orchestra sometime in recent years.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Mothers of Invention - Mom & Dad

Not sure why the last ninety seconds are devoid of sound, but the song is basically complete.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Allman Brothers Band - Stormy Monday

From the Fillmore East recordings that gave them their fame, this is the unedited version with harmonica solo by guest Thom Doucette. Of course the real stars are Duane Allman and Dicky Betts. The eagle flies on Friday.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas - Carolina in My Mind

From the James Taylor tribute of several years ago, which is why JT is seen. A friend of mine is moving soon, and this song has been in my mind.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Charlie Chaplin - His New Profession

How about something other than music? How about a silent movie from almost exactly a hundred years ago?

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Jimi Hendrix - Belly Button Window

I've posted a cover of this before, but here's Jimi's original. Ripped from vinyl, no less.