I just watched Diva for
the first time last weekend. Great
movie and a cool soundtrack
From: AKASHMUSIC@aol.com [mailto:AKASHMUSIC@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002
Subject: JP's Playlist
This is really the stuff which makes
bein on this list exiciting, informative and essential.
Moments like these are where I know in the past I have had many doors opened up
to new music of which i was completely unaware of them existing alongwith
finding newer/better ideas and newer/fresher ways of thinking about music and
my relationship with music. all this helps all of us regardless as to what path
we may be on for ourselves.
Currently on My playlist ( with various commentary):
James Blood Ulmer: Are you gald to be in america
*Since Calvin Weston is gonna be the drummer for AKASH next Monday, methinks I
should perhaps be prepared for him :)
Split Enz: Waiatu (sp?)
I Love the new wave creepiness to these tunes and the catchy hooks. Anybody
Remember seein them on bandstand?
Talk Talk: Laughing Stock
This is clearly their best & final Album and one of my fave albums of all
Talk Talk coulda been say sorta like Phil collins or more like Steve Winwood
and just as successful (IMHO) if they had stayed on the "path" of a
certain predictability. but they chose to end up at Laughing stock & they were
mostly ignored in the end...but I know me and others heard Talk Talk clearly
& I still hear every note on this fine goodbye and see it as a treasure)
Marc Almond: The Stars we are
I love this torch song electro album which also happens to be the last ever
recording NICO ever appeared on before departing her body.
The Fixx: reach the beach
Still just as Sharp, Angular and Colorful sounding as much as it was in the
80's as it is now...recently heard a cover of one things leads to another in a
Pil: Flowers of Romance
Jah Wobble Amazes me...Dont know if it is true...but I heard he wasnt even
playing a full yr when he joined pil and nailed that distinct bass sound... is
The The: Soul Mining & Infected
Sweet Slag: Tracking with Close Ups-President Records 1971.
I have had this record since 1984. Bought it on a whim as it only cost me a
quarter. Sweet Slag is powerful, way dark, very prog feeling &
somewhat free jazz leaning. i hadnt listened to this particular record since
1984 becasue at the time i bought it & listened to it i thought it was way
weird and sorta like the king crimson stuff my werid neighbor liked...which was
but after listening to it again this year, im totally blown away and would love
to know more about Sweet Slag and any other releases they may have made..( Dr.
Z-Do you know or remeber anything about them?) ...i searched the web
extensively only to find this particular album I have turning up in buy-want
lists for record collectors everywhere. But for all i searched and for what I
found, there isnt any definitive info on what happened to the band or any of
its personnel. But If anybody out there who may remember this group or knows
anything about them or where there is info u can point me to about them, i
would deeply appreciate it as i find myself becoming an avid record collector
as i advance into my 30's :)
Chick Corea: Trio Music Live in europe ECM Records...This has always been my
fave Chick corea Album and I just cant shake its vibe or ever get tired of
hearing it...goes bk to my summer of discovery in 1987, i guess.
Shannon Jackson: Bar B Que- Dog
This album was given to me by a friend of my older sister back in the summer of
87 and it forever changed my life in terms of listening and hearing music and
also how up until then i could conceive could play together. this one album
woke me up and started me to look for something i didnt even know could exist.
Duran Duran: Decadence
Not the most popular thing to say you love these days, but I always saw
them as having just as much talent as they did in looks & Hooks. and I
think they played the part of Pop-rock Stars better than the stars we get today
for 1.5 yrs and then somtheting else.
Annette Peacock: X-Dreams
This is a great Disc which was apparently way too ahead of its time...her new
disc on ECM is getting rave reviews it seems( acrobats heart) but i just dont
get it like i do this album.
Anne Magnuson: the Love Show
Nowhere near as wild or as coherently incoherent as Bongwater, but still a fun
and funny disc with cool characterizations.
The Police: Ghost in The Machine
Simple Intelligent Pop that sold quite well. this album was always my fave
album from them.
Spearhead: Chocolate Supa Highway
Tin Machine ehhhh Vey Baby Live
Maybe Im not alone in diggin tin machine here :)
but i remember bk in the - way back - machine how everyone hated tin machine
and how i thought it was actually the best stuff bowie did since scary
monsters. I still feel the same way.
Tears for Fears: songs from the big chair
This is a dessert Island Disc for me as I BELIEVE is one of my all time fave
songs ever as is Head over Heels one of my favorite pop songs ever.
Soft Cell: The Art of Falling Apart
( i love the hendrix covers they do here)
Grace Jones: Greatest Hits Double CD
Japan: tin Drum
Another Dessert Island Disc
Elvis Costello & The attractions: Blood & Chocolate...Think this was
the last album with the attractions on it. but I want You, tokyo Storm warning,
Batterd old Bird and many others hit the mark for me.
Ornette Coleman-Pat Metheny: song X
I found this album soon after Bar B Que Dog and I soon developed a great
appreciation for Ornette coleman and all the music & various ornette
related or associated projects which have srung up and occured due to his
influecne as al of those branches of his tree are deep passions of mine to
explore as his roots are deep in not just jazz but even in heavy metal.
"Soundtrack" from the movie "Diva"
Another Dessert Island Disc from cuts like debussy's La wally to odd
compositions & loops and many great structures of sound and some early-euro
kitsch-borderline new wave stuff which is also in that sharp and angular vein
Julia fordham: Swept
I love the voice, pop, schmaltz and tenderness...JF and everything but the girl
are my (not so secret anymore ) passions.
Also Dont forget to Ck out our AKASHRADIO @ MP3.COM we feature many artists
there other than AKASH :)
Seeya @ Tritone on Monday Nite!!!!
"Remember To Always Kill Your Expectations"