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My friend Mike P posted his music picks new and old for 2016 on the old FB mess-site and I’d like to follow suit … Here is new or old-but-new-to-me music I listened to and greatly enjoyed in 2016:
New (in no order):
Jamila Woods – HEAVN
Maxx Katz’s Floom project
David Bowie – Blackstar
Ulver – ATGCLVLSSCAP
Anthony Hamilton – What I’m Feelin’
James Blake – The Colour in Anything
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Thalia Zedek Band – Eve
Moor Mother – Fetish Bones
Shirley Collins – Lodestar
NOTE – I obviously am privileged to live with and be friends with many wonderful music makers that are always on constant rotation because they are great. But I wouldn’t expect them/you to post “Salem’s stand-up routine that I haven’t seen because she won’t let me go yet” on a 2016 list either.
Old-but-new-to-me (in no particular order):
Little Howlin’ Wolf – The Guardian (just reissued but orig 1982, does that make it new? re-new?)
Nick Jonas – Nick Jonas (2014)
Lida Husik – Bozo (1991)
Magazine – Real Life (1978)
Sabú (Héctor Jorge Ruiz, singer from Argentina) – Mon Amour (1974)
XTC – White Music (1978)
Judas Priest – Live on Old Grey Whistle Test (not an album as far as I know but the transmission is online, 1975)
Tink – Wet Dollars (2015 – single, yes)
ONO – Diegesis (2014)
You can also always listen to the mixes (sorry about the ads, that’s their bag!) I throw together on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/cappyore
Or come over to my house and listen to records! Shoot me a line if you ever are in Philadelphia and want to drink tea and listen up.
here’s a short story I wrote in 2010 for the Ausgang website:
It’s a new mix, with Judas Priest and Melvins and the original version of “The Tide is High”. Are you ok if I just make mixtapes for a bit?
I have aspirations of essays but then they get lost of the shuffle of so much little talk.
I have some barriers with finishing things. Projects, research, full sentences. It’s not new, and no one’s fault but my own. Had three or four diaries growing up, each only has a handful of entries and I don’t reach the end.
So I’m attempting again as part of my daily life to finish something. Created this site, and now blogging.
Creative people always walk a tightrope with the amount of energy and information that we give out. If you want an audience, you have to tell them how you feel. If you want to appease your family, friends, employers, neighbors, sometimes you can’t say much. Then there’s the whole pearls before swine thing.
I have so many other places on the internet for short bursts of sharing what I think, but blogging is a whole other ballgame. This first post has been intimidating. I’ve given myself permission to not worry much about spelling and grammar here but I still find myself editing so much that there is nothing to see, nothing to read, nothing to say.
I’m exhausted and hoping that tomorrow is calm and easy.