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My older cousin had given me this single but it skipped so much I replaced it. When I was 5 or 6 I had a fascination with this song. I’m not sure why I liked it so much… but I bought the single in Donelson…a town near Nashville with my mom. The song has a […]
via The Cascades – Rhythm of the Rain — PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture
I have no idea about the artists on this mini-compilation except to say that Radio Martiko has a wonderful habit of digging up some incredibly cool cuts from both past and present times. This is a peach of a 7-inch.
The loss of Scott Walker is about as monumental for many as was the loss of, say, David Bowie or Mark Hollis. Though I had known about his pop music (including the reinterpretation of Jacques Brel’s hit, Le Chanson de Jacky), this song was a revelation. It was so far removed from pop music that I figured it sounded more like a combination of cabaret music done by experimental or apocalyptic folk musicians. It was a brilliant career pivot, and he ended up working with some really intriguing characters until his passing yesterday.
Seeking Movies notes the passing of Yugoslavian Black Wave director Dušan Makavejev, who passed away yesterday at the age of 86. It was his film Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (Serbo-Croatian: Ljubavni slučaj ili tragedija službenice P.T.T.) was my first introduction to Yugoslav film, and it provided what many critics see as the most iconic still of the genre, below.
Jazz. Where you can be a revolutionary without uttering a single word (maybe a few moans and shouts here and there, perhaps…).
Happy birthday to you, Charles Mingus. RIP.
Heartfelt thanks to ThE JaZzerZ for posting this originally.
Long before Iceland gave the world Björk, they brought us Ellý Vilhjálmsdóttir. This haunting, wordless ditty was a massive hit for her in 1966.