[Spring has sprung! Prospect Park, Brooklyn]
Last spring, two of my favorite bloggers hit me with a tag game so now it is my turn to return the favor. As most regular readers know, I am really not into this sort of thing but Spring is here. The trees and flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing and the birds are chirping. It’s nice to see the parrots (actually parakeets) flying around in the back yard once again.
In case you forgot, here are the rules:
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.
Here are my selections:
4hero: Golden Age of Life
This is from Two Pages which is a definite departure from their first album, Parallel Universe. One of the first times I heard drum n’ bass with live instrumentation.
Adam F: Circles (Remember this?)
I love Joyce. Great voice, great guitarist, simply wonderful. Here is the same song live.
Big John Patton: Let ‘Em Roll
Classic groove jazz with Patton on the B3, Grant Green on Guitar, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes and Otis Finch on drums (Song 1 on the link above).
Erule: Listen Up
Dope West Coast true hip-hop.
Pancho Sanchez: Keeper of the Flame
I first heard this on the CD “Bien Sabroso”. This is the same version from his greatest hits CD (Disc 2, Song 4 on the link above).
Visit Venus: Brooklyn Sky Port (download here)
From their first album, “Music for Space Tourism Vol. 1”. If you slept on this when it was first released, check it out. Bonus from the same album: Harlem Overdrive.
Added Song Lists (as they get posted):
Martin in the Margins
Roland (But I am a Liberal!)
Bob from Brockley
Noga (Contentious Centrist)
Snoopy (Simply Jews)
Flesh is Grass