Friday, March 7, 2014
The Weekend Mix, 3/7/14
This one is a bit scattered. I guess the theme would either be "Songs I've Been Listening To" or "Songs I'd Love For You To Hear."
I still have Neil Finn's new record "Dizzy Heights" on heavy rotation but took a break to listen to his first solo record "Try Whistling This," which is another gem. "Sinner" is from that record.
Found the Fishbone LP for a buck and it brought back one of the very few good 80's memories.
A lot of talk about "ear candy" and the current state of pop music these days. (Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Lorde.) For my tastes, the Pet Shop Boys/Dusty Springfield hit is as good as ear candy gets. Enough hooks to snag a flounder and a melody on the chorus to die for. Right in my wheelhouse.
Speaking of great melodies, Robert Palmer was a master. His phrasing was one of a kind and he never phoned it in. He will always be remembered for his MTV hits, but Palmer went much deeper, as you will hear on "Want You More."
Just discovered another John Dunbar winner in Brian Whelan. Dwight Yoakam's sideman's new
record "Decider" is pop brilliance. Check it out.
Tommy Keene covers the Bee Gees.
The 10cc track is a clever little nothing, but I had forgotten all about it and so now here it is.
We close with two classics that you should know well.
Have a good weekend.