Are we still having fun? 😉
Another week, another random sample. This week I’ve got a couple of different samples from the vault. First up:
Jef Stott, “Lameset (Miami Mix) (Download) I was leafing through the SF Chron’s “96 Hours” section yesterday and there was a small story on this guy who started out playing guitar to emulate his guitar heroes at the time (i.e., Jimmy Page, Hair Metal bands of the ’80s, and even some Beatles) and then fell in love with the ambient sounds of Brian Eno, David Bowie, and Laurie Anderson. Those artists were the gateway to Arabic and Persian sounds that are a major influence in his music today.
“Those Shoes” Eagles (Download) I am so burnt out the Eagles. However, I got into a conversation about this album with a co-worker, and we both had one of those “Oh, wow” moments when we both remembered how good this song is.
LCD Soundsystem, “Big Ideas” (Download) There was a pretty big push among the music press to hype this song as if it was the second coming of a certain messiah. It’s not all that, but it is a pretty good tune.