After almost 10 years the Lemonheads are back and rocking! Evan Dando’s latest version of the band now includes Karl Alvarez and Bill Stevenson of All/Descendents fame. It also features guest apperances by Dinosaur Jr. front man J. Mascis on guitar - that's right!
I’m totally stoked for this album and it's just in time for my birthday!
Check out Become the Enemy.
The official street date is today so go get it!
Make It Louder,
Friday, September 29, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
I was listening to side one of First Man on the Moon while cleaning the Tiki Room this morning and this totally cracked me up.
The record, a commemorative of Appollo 11 narrated by Hugh Downs, starts off with John F. Kennedy speaking at Rice University September 12, 1962, almost 44 years to the day before Texas spanks Rice 52-7.
...There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again.
But why, some say, the moon?
Why choose this as our goal?
And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain?
Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic?
Why does Rice play Texas?"
Good question Mr. President.
Check out Side One of First Man On The Moon. It's only 2:59. If anyone can't remember how things turned out and is interested in Side 2, let me know and I'll put it up.
Posted by HMK at 11:36 AM
Friday, September 15, 2006
Here's a quick little post of a few seemingly random tunes for my buddy Jackie and his lovely wife Amelia in honor of their busy red carpet weekend.
The theme song for Saturday: Sugar Sugar by the fabulous Archies!
And for Sunday, preferably over some Cafe Du Monde coffee and beignets: Kim Wilde's Kids In America.
And, because no matter what day it is, life's always better with a little cowbell: Crank up the Stone's Honky Tonk Women.
And Happy Birthday to Trey, Michelle, Carlos and Steve!
Have a great weekend dudes!
And this is one from the All The King's Men...
Posted by HMK at 7:11 AM
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Happy Trails Ann
Sad day here in Texas.
Ann Richards, the 45th governor our great state of Texas back in 1990, died Wednesday after a six-month battle with cancer.
She was 73.
She was a wicked funny lady with a sassy homespun charm and a tough, positive, pioneer spirit and truly one of the best things about Texas.
With her bright silver hair, a weathered face and an affinity for cobalt blue suits and pearls, Richards was also the quintessential Texas woman.
On then-Vice President George Bush: "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth."
She won cheers at the 1988 Democratic National Convention when she reminded everyone that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did: "She just did it backwards and in high heels."
Rest in Peace Ann, Happy Trails.
I miss you already!
Posted by HMK at 6:52 AM
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Ah, Sunday morning. Good hot coffee, the Sunday New York Times and 90.1 KSYM's The Best of The Beatles With Richard Turner.
Richard is host of "The Best of The Beatles With Richard Turner", the longest running show in the history of KSYM radio 90.1 fm in San Antonio, Texas. Richard started his show in 1986 while attending the Radio, Television, Video and Film Department of San Antonio College.
Now, 20 years later, his Beatles program has become a positive, and significant, entity of San Antonio the community. Richard's program has a huge following that makes up for approximately 20% to 30% of the stations support mechanism each year during their annual pledge drives, proving that his listening audience is one of the largest of KSYM's diverse format.
Here's couple of mellow Beatles covers you might want to add to your Sunday Sountrack mix that I guarantee Richard won't be playing.
These are both from the Soulful Strings 1968 album, Another Exposure.
First track is Hello, Goodbye followed by Lady Madonna.
Enjoy, And Thanks Richard!
Posted by HMK at 8:53 AM
Saturday, September 09, 2006
I meant to post this for the Full Moon on the 7th...
It's a super sexy mello little swoon tune from Wes Montgomery off of his truly hip Willow Weep For Me lp.
Although the official release of this album was 1969 on the Down Beat label, the quartet tracks were recorded between June 22 and 27, 1965 at the Half Note in New York City for Verve and then the brass and reed overdubs were recorded October 8, 1968 in New York City.
Dig: Oh You Crazy Moon.
Enjoy your weekend,
Posted by HMK at 10:42 AM
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Nice. We're finally getting a break from one of the hottest summers on record. And while we're on the subject of records - treat yourself to these hip 45s. I'm putting a Totally Twistin' compilation together and these are a few of the stand outs so far.
Let's go back to 1964 and start this micro Twist Party with Orchestre James Award's goofy Batman influenced number called Tanganyka Twist!
Next up is the Migiani Grand Orchestre with their 1962 diity Swim Twist!
And finally, we've got one more twist tune from 1964 by Lou Cleveland et Son Orchestre De Danse with their appropriatly titled One More Twist!
So move some furniture and get twistin'!
Posted by HMK at 7:34 AM