Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Nina Hagen - New York, New York
David Bowie - Cat People [Putting Out Fire] (Extended Version)
Drop in and drop dead at DEATH DISCO, a special Halloween dance party presented by the Double Headed Disco crew.
DJs Jeff Jackson and Disco Connie will be bewitch you with dark disco, post-punk and sleazy 80s underground classics (such as the selections above).
Bar pigs River, Nate and John the Vampire will haunt you with drink specials all night long
Graveyard heebeejeebees meets funeral parlor creepies (thanks to Nancy)
Death portrait photographer Merlinator will shoot you with his love.
Mister Karen will indoctrinate (and vaccinate) you at the door.
Saturday October 31
322 East 14th Street
New York City
10pm to 5am
[we'll scare the daylight savings out of you!]
[free after 3am for late night dancing]
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Cut Copy - Saturdays
From Cut Copy's first album Bright Like Neon Love, which I highly recommend if you've only heard the more well known second album. This track's beauty is in it's simplicity. Like a good Saturday.
Ben Watt featuring Estelle - Pop A Cap In Yo' Ass
A Buzzin Fly track by the former EBTG member and young Brit pop sensation Estelle. Strange that he would choose to use her for just a spoken word piece, as she's got a beautiful voice.
Friday, October 16, 2009
One of my favorite old broads just put out a new album.
Mama's not dead yet! She's still got a few ideas in her head that she wants to share with us. It's up to you to decipher them. Perhaps while waiting for the train?
Umm... like I said above.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
All this chatter about the new (boring) Michael Jackson song has left me wanting more.
Jackson 5 - What You Don't Know
1974: with their popularity waning, the Jackson brothers made a foray into the harder sounds of the mid 70s, through electric guitars, synths and proto-disco beats. If you pay close attention, you can practically hear Michael breaking out of his shell in the details he adds to the mix.
The Jackson - Show You The Way To Go
1976: only two years later, they are on the cutting edge of the disco sound with this lush arrangement and layered vocal arrangement. Of course Jermaine was gone by now and Jackie had joined the group. The name had changed from the 5 to just The. And Michael was still straining against the confines of his family. Perhaps even pleading with them to let him lead. But it was not to be.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tonight. New York City.
Kylie Minogue - Where Is The Feeling (Acoustic)
This isn't so much an acoustic reading of the '94 album track as it is a live band recording. Very refreshing to hear her paired with live instruments. I think her voice sounds quite noice when removed from her typical electronic landscape.
Kylie Minogue - Nothing Can Stop Us Now
A cover of the Saint Etienne classic, and produced by them too. It's unfortunate that this was relegated B-side status, but I'm happy it exists nonetheless. This version is so close to the original that only a true Stéphanois could tell the difference.