i was asked today to list 13 of my favorite songs...
i don't really have favorites
so here are 13 songs for a rainy day:
1. bobby jameson - there's a war going on (1965 demo) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykFM4f_TtfE - there are so many distractions in life.it's so easy to forget we are always at war...i really believe this to be one of the best unknown anti-war songs of all time.
2. magic castles - balled of the golden bird - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzytADGpfRA - to discover a group writing and recording music like this gives me great hope all is not lost artistically...that's the reason i put this album out.
3. cate le bon - fold the cloth - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h5s8ydmDhM - mystical & magical welsh kindred spirit... so pleased to have her play with bjm for a few shows on this tour.
4. dead skeletons - dead mantra - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsyrOGRxF0E - JÓN SÆMUNDUR and HENRIK BJÖRNSSON laying down the law,icelandic style.i'm really pleased we put this record out.it's got a great beat and you can dance to it,i give it a ten!
5. my bloody valentine - off your face - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-cmeVcoRBA - all of these tracks are about to be re-released on vinyl so i'll be getting fresh copies for sure.
6. Baris Manco - Ölüm Allah'ın emri - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajj1r9YPSyo - turkish legend... love this stuff.
7. the network - ears of stone - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV90vDuaXkQ - i know very little about this song from the 1960's,but that doesn't matter,it has great lyrics and sounds dark & dreamy.
8. Gerard Manset - animal on est mal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBnJdUbsftY - first single from this belgian song writer...i love the production and style and the over all feel of this type of song...
9. Sasha Guppy - rain - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSN7FEsj_cA - since it seems clear to me that the west is about to blow the shit out of iran,i will include this track in hopes that the listener will remember a beautiful culture spanning thousands of years under those bombs.god protect the innocent everywhere it's hard to judge from a drone feed.
10. j.k.& co - fly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIH-tYJIy0Y - this was written by a fucking 15 year old kid.what's your excuse?
11. jan & lorraine - "33" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnbxbDI4byo - i love this track...
12. neo maya - i won't hurt you - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzq6IPDoW9Q - this is a West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band cover done very,very well.
13.broadcast - corporeal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr2473XpG98 - the world lost something very special when Trish Keenan passed away...her work will stand the test of time...