Hey man, is that Freedom Rock?
God Bless the USA,
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Welcome to another finger snapping, toe tapping, wine sipping episode of the official HMK Mystery Stream. And now, from the continuing iF: Irregular Frequency series we present: Episode: 079: Extra Pura Vibes.
Have a great weekend!
Make It Louder and Stay Tuned Y'all!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Having a nice quiet Sunday afternoon after a long walk with the dogs and enjoying a few of the beers leftover from Friday night's little Tiki bash.. Just finished listening to a cool segment on NPR about paring wine with music.
Here's a little excerpt:
The Doors may seem like an unusual musical choice for a wine bar. If Cabernet dominates the tasting list, however, the sommelier would do well to play some of the group's angriest songs — at least according to a theory espoused by vintner Clark Smith.
Smith, co-founder of the R.H. Phillips Vineyard and senior enologist at Vinovation, a wine consultation firm, proposes that a wine's taste is dramatically impacted by the music that accompanies it.
Cabernet Sauvignon, for example, is best when paired with "music of darkness" — thanks to the ability of rage-filled songs to smooth out similarly aggressive tannins, Smith's theory holds. An idyllic Mozart composition, on the other hand, works in reverse, potentially ruining a good Cab.
Check out the rest and listen to the piece over here: National Public Radio.
One thing I know for sure is that just about any ice cold beer goes really great with this song...
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Crazy. Out of all the songs to pop up on my iPod this morning I can't believe Bud Hundenski's Coffee Polka just happened to come on.
You see, every coffeecup in the house is in the dishwasher after last night's last minute chili little Tiki Room soiree and as a result I'm drinking my morning coffee out of a ceramic beer stein. Perfect - cheers!
And if you made it all the way through Coffee Polka you deserve a little something special to start your Saturday off right. Dig the Barkay's funky jamming Hole In The Wall from the bitchin' 1965 Soul finger LP, one of the best instrumental records to come out of Memphis, an awesome party LP by the funky band that sadly went down with Otis Redding in the tragic plane crash in 1968.
Enjoy and stay warm!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
The Krayolas "Little Fox" music video pays homage to an obscure 1965 black and white promotional music film of The Who singing "The Kids Are Alright" at Hyde Park in London.
The Krayolas used Woodlawn Lake on San Antonio's West Side as the backdrop for their campy, early morning shoot on Sunday, November 4, 2007. Grammy-winning legend Augie Meyers wrote "Little Fox" in 1967 for his group the Sir Douglas Quintet. That's Meyers' signature syncopated combo organ on The Krayolas track. Hilda Guerrero — mother of lead singer Hector Saldana and drummer David Saldana — wrote the Spanish lyrics for the bilingual party hit.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Dig the latest HMK Mystery Stream, another thought inducing episode from the continuing iF: Irregular Frequency series: Episode: 082 A Synopsis Of Presumed Causes.
Stay Tuned Y'all!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Dig this groovy little surf ditty from Charlie and His Go-Go Boys 1965 album Twist Shake A Go Go: Let's A Go Go!
In the Sixties, Mainland China was busy with the Cultural Revolution, which branded Rock & Roll as a sign of Western decadence. Nevertheless, the "Beat Wave" hit big in two Chinese territories that remained open to British influence, Hong Kong and Singapore.
The Beatles concert in Hong Kong in 1964 marked the birth of the golden age of the Hong Kong pop scene. As a result a great number of bands appeared from 1964 to 1969.
Check out some of the groovy album covers and complete song samples over at: Tofu Magazine!
Stay Tuned Y'all!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Just for grins, I took the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run and, using BableFish, translated the song from English to French, French to Dutch and then Dutch back to English.
It actually sounds almost as equally poetic as the Boss' original lyrics in a very cool and old world kind of way.
Here's the original lyircs:
Born To Run In English
In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway american dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin out over the line
Baby this town rips the bones from your back
Its a death trap, its a suicide rap
We gotta get out while were young
`cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run
Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs round these velvet rims
And strap your hands across my engines
Together we could break this trap
Well run till we drop, baby well never go back
Will you walk with me out on the wire
`cause baby Im just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta find out how it feels
I want to know if love is wild, girl I want to know if love is real
Beyond the palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard
The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors
And the boys try to look so hard
The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist
I wanna die with you wendy on the streets tonight
In an everlasting kiss
The highways jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybodys out on the run tonight but theres no place left to hide
Together wendy well live with the sadness
Ill love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I dont know when were gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go and well walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us baby we were born to run
And here's Born To Run
(translated from English to French, French to Dutch and then Dutch back to English...)
How To Make The Boss Sound Like Shakespeare
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and the boys try thus hard look
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I want with you die Wendy on the streets this evening in eternal baiser
The ways have blocked with the heroes who are break on a last occasional order of power
Everybodys on race, this evening but of theres none place at the left-hand side to hide
When to the well Wendy of phase with the sick love of sadness together
you with the complete madness in my little girl of soul
A day which I not weet to these place will come where we want go really and walk to the sun
Leaps but until to considerable then the baby does not run run we born has become such as us!
Friday, November 09, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Check out Mamie van "Ana Nicole" Doren's Hey Mama!, a saucy Wanda Jacksonesque out take from the 1959 movie 'Girls Town'.
Thanks to the swell lads over at LinkDump.
And, hey, when was the last time you had an cold beer and cranked up this song?
Make It Louder!