Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Boy, did this take forever...

...but twas fun...

I had to keep cutting, and the order I was wanting kept fritzing on me. So it goes.

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Blogger Lee said...

Good stuff, Paschal! Pop, Rock, did I hear some blues? and kind of hard hitting at at the beginning to a mellow finish. Very nice. The only song I'm really familiar with is Stoned Soul Picnic and I didn't have any of the albums. My sister liked Joni Mitchell and was usually more socially conscious in her taste in music that I was way back then.

It usually takes me a while to hear a song enough times to totally get its message. So I'll be listening to this again and again. :)

Suggestion, if you don't want it being archived (and vanishing off your page) at a later time you might want to move it to your sidebar. If you have trouble fitting it there I can help. I had to change the html code to make the player fit my 3 column narrowness. Learning a new skill! :)


9:19 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Lee: It was all like being in a candy store; it was probably a blessing that the database still didn't have many of the songs I sought. What blog-traveler wants to sit down for a 100 cut playlist? The dozen or so songs I winnowed started because I could never get them to move into position, so then I just started honing in on progressions. Many great songs got axed because they weren't quite fitting with the emerging "theme." Great new discovery for me was Cassandra Wilson's "The Wind Cries Mary." Long been a fan of CW's, but I've lost touch with her a bit lately. As it turns out, she is a year younger than I am and went to the crosstown rival high school in Jackson, Mississippi where I graduated.


10:23 AM  
Blogger alt said...

It's been fun listening to your and Lee's selections. I'd never heard Nick Drake before and "One of These Things First" was very nice. Thanks for the intro!

3:35 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Believe me, Ms ALT, I was a bit worried about your discerning tastes when I assembled this playlist. Nick Drake is a bit of a legendary (albeit quiet and retiring) demigod from the 70s. Died very young, late twenties, the usual suicide/accidental overdose stories.

It just occurred to me as I wrote that, that several folks met similar fates at similar ages: Morrison, Hendrix, Joplin, Drake, and now even Heath Ledger. Astrologically, 27/28 is known as Saturn's Return, as it takes that amount of time for Saturn to return to its place in the natal chart. It is classically a time of considerable upheaval, though not necessarily death, but upheaval nonetheless: we are challenged to find our way through difficult challenges and re-examinations. For some, that challenge may be entirely too volcanic.

3:51 PM  
Blogger alister said...

Well, well! Snooping around your site to see what I’ve missed is getting’ funner by the summer minute! I like the crisp, tidy look of this slick widget. And so far it’s been unbreakable. Switchin’ quick between songs didn’t ball it up. ;-) Been working to the Mediterranean Sundance. Did you know it makes you work faster, better? Other standouts for me were Nyro. Her voice is just so real and easy, so honey, sassafras, and moonshine. O’Connor’s “…Thief…” is her trademark super-intense-and-powerful. I like a lot of her stuff, especially “Nothing Compares 2 U.” That positively kills me dead in a heap it hurts so good. The Waterboys were pretty cool. And, ooooh, did I dig Hooker’s smooth and deep “I Cover the Waterfront”!

4:25 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Glad to oblige, Miss A. That John Lee is one awesome cut off an equally awesome album: Mr Lucky. Lots of hooking up with other folks (JLH's MO in his latter days), another great cut entitled Stripped Me Naked with Santana: hilarious and ripe!

4:59 PM  
Blogger Devil Mood said...

Hi! I'm really enjoying your playlist (and I will continue to, as I launched the pop-up for the rest of my Internet time).

I read on your profile that you liked Radio Luxembourg. To tell you the truth I don't think I've heard of it before until I read a book recently that mentioned it. It was placed in the 50s and I gathered that it was controversial back then, or it played "the new music". Does this make any sense?

And I didn't know you liked Astrology too, very interesting :)

10:50 AM  
Blogger Devil Mood said...

Oh here's a link you may find interesting. It's about the great bunch of artists that died at 27/28. The articles are really interesting.

10:55 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Ms DM, it's good to have you visit. Boy, was I busted, to have an astrologer of your eminence (I am not being ironic in the least) drop in on my Saturn's Return musings. I suspect that the underpinnings of Heath's passing are right in his natal chart for discerning eyes such as yours to see. Destinies can be hard rows to hoe, but I was saddened by his passing: maniacal Joker aside (I've seen no more than trailers at this point), he showed a splendid playful grace in A Knight's Tale and Casanova, and his performance in Brokeback Mountain was a tour de force.

I'm glad you're enjoying the music. My appreciation for Radio Luxembourg is purely apocryphal, vicarious at best. Van Morrison (reverently) references it in some of his songs and it is such a cool name, so...

11:03 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Thanks too, DM, for the link: I took a quick look and will go back for more...

Muito obrigado.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Devil Mood said...

You're welcome! But you must know I'm no astrologer of any 'eminence', I'm still learning and there's so much to learn! That's why I usually don't get lost in the astrology of the current events. I must confess I didn't look at Heath Ledger's chart, I think I read a few things about it but they didn't make a strong impression. There is so much to take hold of when you're looking at the World in a new light. I'm sure you know what I mean, since you studied Astrology yourself.

I especially enjoyed the song Black Rain and the one with the Mediterranean feel :)

12:10 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

DM: I knew you'd be troubled by the word eminence, but I couldn't think of a better word at the time. I was just very impressed with the clarity and depth of your meditations. The dedication to this part of your journey shows.

"Black Rain" is an awesome song; I think Ms Teena can throw those things down in her sleep. And she can scat with the best of them, from here to Kingdom Come.

12:29 PM  
Blogger San said...

I'm not in listening mode today, Paschal. But will return at a time when I am. Today I'm in to silence.

4:52 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

San: By all means. It starts louder and modulates down from there. Be well.

9:14 PM  
Blogger San said...

Good music to make art by, Paschal. Musta been some bigass project locating all of that and loading it into the jukebox. Thank you.

My painting is now called "Fisherman's Blues." Just kidding. But wouldn't that be a NICE painting?
Maybe next one...

The Window-Cleaning Girl from Ipanema, Dancing in the Dark of a Bigass Canvas

3:01 PM  

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