Friday, February 26, 2010
"The Winter Wallop Triple Header" : THE WEEKEND MIX
The weather here on the East Coast has sucked the last bit of life out of the people who technically should be used to it by now. Everyone from Manhattan and Matawan to Tarrytown and Teaneck is bitching as if they just canceled "Glee." "But what the hell do you expect from February," he says as he pulls the last remaining hair from his head, while watching the slush get slushier.
Here's a winter storm triple play for you. In between shoveling snow, de-icing your loved one, and stocking up on batteries and bourbon, enjoy these three ZIPS.
First up, by request, a little Jeff Beck. This is a stellar, if a bit low-fi recording of a show I attended and still remember vividly.
Jeff Beck, Mo Foster, Simon Phillips, and Tony Hymas on tour behind Jeff's just released "There & Back" CD. This is the late show from NYC's Palladium, 10/12/80.
Too Much To Lose
Cause We've Ended As Lovers
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - You Never Know
Next up is SNOW JOB, some summertime fun to help get your mind off of this soul-numbing shit that has been blanketing the New York and New Jersey area. This mix reeks of summer almost as much as that dude selling hot dogs on the corner of 42nd & Broadway.
Summer's Cauldron - XTC
Grass - XTC
Saturday In The Park - Chicago
A Summer Song - Chad & Jeremy
Summer Samba - Walter Wanderley
Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle
Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer
Summertime Thing - Chuck Prophet & Daryl Hall
It Must Be Summer - Fountains Of Wayne
Let Him Run Wild (New Stereo Mix) - The Beach Boys
The Summer Sun - Chris Stamey
Groovin' (Mono Mix) - The Young Rascals
The Rain, The Park, & Other Things - The Cowsills
That Sunday, That Summer - Nat King Cole
Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith
Last but not least, a little gem for all you Todd Rundgren fans. This was a one-off benefit from April of 1987, to support installing condom machines in clubs. No really! Backed by Bourgeois Tagg, whose record "Yo-Yo" was just produced by Mr. Rundgren, here is a unique set of music, featuring some Todd favorites, altered a bit to drive this baby home...so to speak. (Bonus Letterman tracks not included.)
And remember, no smoking while shoveling.