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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: Will The Windows Quit? (Vol. 2)

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Hello All! Hello World!

Well here it is, Volume 2 just for you!

so please press play and…as always…

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Illustration by Richard Oden from 1972 textbook “Biology Today.”

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  • Take It From The Man – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Morgan The Pirate (farewell wave to Bob Dylan) – Mimi & Richard Fariña (ft. Grady Martin on guitar)
  • Las Vegas Dealer – Gomez
  • The Avengers (Superbad) –  Marc Bolan & T. Rex
  • Down By The River – Pulp
  • Toocie And The River – Lee Hazlewood
  • Cosmia – Joanna Newsom
  • Starless – King Crimson
  • Do You Remember The First Time? – Pulp
  • Pain And Love – T. Rex
  • Cruci-Fiction In Space – Marilyn Manson
  • Skid Row Wine – Maggie Estep & The Spitters (written by Jack Kerouac)
  • My Brambles – Alela Diane
  • Rainbows In Gasoline – The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger ( ‎Sean Lennon‎; ‎Charlotte Kemp Muhl)
  • El Tábano – Totem [Ruben Rada (lead voice and percussion); Eduardo Useta (guitar); Enrique Rey (guitar); Mario “Chichito” Cabral (percussion); Daniel “Lobito” Lagarde (bass) Roberto Galletti (drums)]
  • Babies – Pulp

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Take It From The Man – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Morgan The Pirate (farewell wave to Bob Dylan) – Mimi & Richard Fariña (ft. Grady Martin on guitar) [cover illustration by Eric von Schmidt]

Las Vegas Dealer – Gomez

The Avengers (Superbad) – Marc Bolan & T. Rex

Down By The River – Pulp

Toocie And The River – Lee Hazlewood

Cosmia – Joanna Newsom

Starless – King Crimson

Do You Remember The First Time? – Pulp

Pain And Love – T. Rex [Marc Bolan & Gloria Jones, 1974 by Norman Seeff]

Cruci-Fiction In Space – Marilyn Manson

Skid Row Wine – Maggie Estep & The Spitters (written by Jack Kerouac)
[photo by Weegee of Sammy’s Bowery Follies (267 Bowery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side) circa 1940s]

My Brambles – Alela Diane

Rainbows In Gasoline – The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger ( Sean Lennon‎; ‎Charlotte Kemp Muhl)
[photo by Alex Freund]

El Tábano – Totem

Babies – Pulp

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: THAT BLACK TWIST IN THE GUTS THAT ATTEMPTS TO TELL YOU SOMETHING

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Hello All! Hello World!

I never really know how these MixTapes are received on your end of things, but I’ll say this one was created with three beers, a free afternoon, and boy did I feel like a kid again!

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[original illustration, Pater Sato, 1978]

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  • La Grabuge (Pop Theme) – Andrzej Korzyński
  • Right – David Bowie
  • Gillian Was A Horse – Damien Jurado
  • No Place to Go – Howlin’ Wolf (rec. March 1954 in Chicago, IL; Howlin’ Wolf, voc, # hca; Otis Spann, p; Lee Cooper, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr.)
  • Date Night – Father John Misty
  • Get Up & Get Out – Iggy Pop
  • Hickory Dichotomy – Stone Temple Pilots
  • Can’t Wait (alternate Time Out Of Mind demo version) – Bob Dylan
  • The Same Thing – Muddy Waters
  • The Fool – Elvis Presley
  • Hot as Sun/Glasses – Paul McCartney
  • Time – Sly & The Family Stone
  • I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby – The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds (Barry White cover)
  • I Feel So Bad – Chuck Wills
  • We’ll Make It – Paul White
  • Take This Hammer – Dan Zanes & Friends (Featuring Valerie June)
  • Black Flower – Piero Piccioni
  • You Ain’t That Young Kid – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
  • Up To Me (Blood on the Tracks outtake) – Bob Dylan
  • Dear Landlord – Joan Baez (Bob Dylan cover)
  • Pearls – Piero Piccioni
  • Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones
  • Wild Ceaseless Song – Alela Diane
  • Can’t Wait  – Bob Dylan

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La Grabuge (Pop Theme) – Andrzej Korzyński [from the film Le Grabuge aka Hung Up, Dir. by Édouard Luntz)

Right – David Bowie (photos by Steve Schapiro, 1974)

Gillian Was A Horse – Damien Jurado

No Place to Go – Howlin’ Wolf

Date Night – Father John Misty [Photo by Emma Elizabeth Tillman, for Violet Magazine]

Get Up & Get Out – Iggy Pop [photo 2 February 1980 by Virginia Turbett]

Hickory Dichotomy – Stone Temple Pilots [photo by Marc Hom, 2010]

Can’t Wait (alternate Time Out Of Mind demo version) – Bob Dylan
[photo by Mark Seliger]

The Same Thing – Muddy Waters [illustration by Michael Cho]

The Fool – Elvis Presley

Hot as Sun/Glasses – Paul McCartney

Time – Sly & The Family Stone

I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby – The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds (Barry White cover)

I Feel So Bad – Chuck Wills

We’ll Make It – Paul White [photo by Lottie Turner]

Take This Hammer – Dan Zanes & Friends (Featuring Valerie June)

Black Flower – Piero Piccioni

You Ain’t That Young Kid – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam [photo by Josh Goleman]

Up To Me (Blood on the Tracks outtake) – Bob Dylan [photo by Amalie R. Rothschild, 1974]

Dear Landlord – Joan Baez (Bob Dylan cover)

Pearls – Piero Piccioni

Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones

Wild Ceaseless Song – Alela Diane

Can’t Wait – Bob Dylan

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: ROYAL JELLY

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Hello All! Hello World!

I said well hello there.

It’s certainly been a rough week or two around here, but here we are with another 80 minutes of music compiled & mixed by A Mouthful Of Pennies; yes it’s the new MixTape: Royal Jelly. As Jack Kerouac once wrote: “We seek to find new phrases; we try hard, we writhe and twist and blow; every now and then a clear harmonic cry gives new suggestions of a tune, a thought, that will someday be the only tune and thought in the world and which will raise men’s souls to joy.”

To me the trio of Prince tunes (all associated with his 1984 masterpiece Purple Rain as b-sides, and to my ear, other than the backing vocals by Sheila E., it sounds like Prince is performing all that you hear on these tracks) that open this MixTape perfectly exemplify what I wrote and quoted in my little essay about this genius back in MAY 04 2016:

Prince had plenty of confidence and little hang-ups. That’s one thing I’ve always loved about listening to his music, he was telling you that there was a true spirituality to celebrating this thing called life with “dance, music, sex, romance” or “D.M.S.R.” His former tour manager Alan Leeds was recently quoted as saying “For him the love of God and the sexual urges we feel are one and the same somehow. For him it all comes from the same root inside a human being. God planted these urges and it’s never wrong to feel that way. The urge itself is a holy urge.”

Or as Touré (author of I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon) put it: “[…] for him there was no need to separate the things we do on Saturday night from the things we do on Sunday morning.”

Plato said: Eros leads to Gnosis. As I recently read on the website, plotinus, Eros should be seen as:

[…] a liberating agent who releases and activates the creative process of the mind. Eros inspires and opens the channel of intuition to the higher and abstract understanding and communion with beauty and truth. The myth of Eros and Psyche describes in detail the inner process of transformation. In fact, Eros cannot be separated from his beloved Psyche, since they are united by a secret and sacred bond, invisible and unconscious in man. In fact, man’s psyche remains filled with erotic, sensual, carnal desires that keep him and his mind trapped on the physical plane along with his emotions and consciousness. But a seeker must transmute the attraction of Eros and awaken the bond with his psyche so that he can rise towards the “beloved,” the invisible golden thread that links his consciousness to the universal qualities of beauty and love.

The gifts of Eros affect the emotional and thought processes of humanity, especially those of a seeker who has to learn how to open up and integrate these gifts in his psyche. From the lowest and most physical levels of consciousness to the most spiritual ones, Eros remains forever present, gradually transforming the inner fire into pure light. Eros operates in every living creature, and Greek poetry and philosophy describe how nature partakes of the gift of Eros. Hence we could say that Eros’ contribution to humanity is not only inherent in man’s psyche, but that it is also involved in the process that awakens the ego to its true nature, the beauty and unconditional love of the soul.

Eros implies a yearning for unity, harmony, and completion.

Yes, most of Prince’s work was concerned with sex, but then again most of it was concerned with spirituality as well. These seem to be things he had no trouble reconciling. Yes, by others’ standards and ethics he was vulgar. Remember it was Prince’s music (“Darling Nikki” and its reference to female masturbation in particular) that was used by Mary “Tipper” Gore and her Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) as an example of unsuitable content when pushing for the use of a Parental Advisory label for recorded music. However, with Prince the erotic might be visceral, explicit, but it was rarely truly crude or misogynist. When it came to women (and God) he was always seeking to find “the answer to the question of u.” He adored and respected women and felt a sense of wonder in their presence. Particularly Prince respected women as artists and for their intelligence. He respected and acknowledged female sexuality. Prince wanted to make love with them; Prince wanted to fuck them. Like he says to the woman in question in the eight minute epic “Joint 2 Joint”: “You’re making me proud to be a human being.”

That is not negated by his lustful follow through and the come-on:

And if we’re ever naked in the same machine/I’m gonna lick it, baby, joint 2 joint

Above all, what I love about listening to his work is that yes he wanted you to believe he is a sexy motherfucker, but I think he wanted you the listener–no matter what or who you are–to fully appreciate that yeah you’re a sexy motherfucker too!

Also on this here mix you’ll hear another song from Alela Diane’s brand new and truly wonderful record, Cusp. Of the record she has said,“This music is about motherhood. Even just by saying that, it feels like people will write you off. It’s like you’ve suddenly lost the charm of being youthful and even attainable––you’ve been commoditized as available. There is not a big place in the music industry for 30-something women with kids making music. Maybe we can create that space.” I highly recommend this one.

All The Night Without Love” the 2006 tune by Elvis Perkins features not only some lyrics that I adore, but more so I’m always amazed by the cadence and phrasing he uses to deliver such lines as:

 
“Touch 
me” 
the graphic reads
on the 
magnetic 
athletic insole sheet
and it goes 
all its life without love
Tell me can you 
imagine going to
“Got milk? 
dot 
com”
Do you go 
all the night without love
without love?

There’s the abrasive “Long Way Home” that closes the 2001 LP ShangriLa Dee Da by Stone Temple Pilots. Despite its caustic sound I’ve always appreciated Dean DeLeo’s contorted guitar that accompanies the song’s fade and Weiland’s repetition of:

Tell me
Is it more of the same and
Where can I find it?
Tell me
Is she fighting for air and
Where does she come from?
Tell me
 

Oh and there’s two sonic oddities by the musician Anon, who also sometimes went by the moniker Wynn. His great new project Hidden Beams is just making its debut and you can listen and learn a bit more about that over here.

Well, there’s all this and a whole lot more! So…

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[cover art: Vangel Naumovski, Spiral Galaxy, 1981]

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  • God (Love Theme From Purple Rain) / God / Erotic City (“Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive”) – Prince
  • Anger Management – Lovage (Dan the Automator, Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles, & Kid Koala)
  • Intro (live: March 1, 1969/April 10, 1970) / PaperBack Queen (live: May 30 1969) / Back Door Man-Love Hides-Five To One (Live in Pittsburgh, May 2, 1970) – The Doors
  • Nothin’ No – David Vandervelde
  • All The Night Without Love – Elvis Perkins
  • Up And Down, Up And Down (I Will Lead Them Up And Down) [Puck] – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  • The Threshold – Alela Diane
  • Diary of an Erotic Murderess (Main Title) – Carlo Savina
  • 49 Hairflips – Jonathan Wilson (ft. backing vocals by Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Krystle Warren)
  • Seeing – Anon (aka Wynn; aka Hidden Beams)
  • Waiting For The Train To Come In – Peggy Lee
  • Waiting For The Sun – The Doors
  • Long Way Home – Clarence Gatemouth Brown
  • Long Way Home – Stone Temple Pilots
  • You Win Again – The Rolling Stones (Hank Williams cover; Some Girls January–March 1978 sessions outtake)
  • I Really Don’t Want To Know – Elvis Presley (written by Don Robertson and lyrics by Howard Barnes)
  • Little War – Lee Hazlewood
  • Royal – Anon (aka Wynn; aka Hidden Beams)

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God (Love Theme From Purple Rain) / God / Erotic City (“Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive”) – Prince

Anger Management – Lovage (Dan the Automator, Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles, & Kid Koala)

Intro (live: March 1, 1969/April 10, 1970) / PaperBack Queen (live: May 30 1969) / Back Door Man-Love Hides-Five To One (Live in Pittsburgh, May 2, 1970) – The Doors

Nothin’ No – David Vandervelde

All The Night Without Love – Elvis Perkins

Up And Down, Up And Down (I Will Lead Them Up And Down) [Puck] – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

The Threshold – Alela Diane [photo by Jaclyn Campanaro]

Diary of an Erotic Murderess (Main Title) – Carlo Savina

49 Hairflips – Jonathan Wilson (ft. backing vocals by Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Krystle Warren)

Seeing – Anon (aka Wynn; aka Hidden Beams)

Waiting For The Train To Come In – Peggy Lee

Waiting For The Sun – The Doors [photo by Henry Diltz, 1969]

Long Way Home – Clarence Gatemouth Brown

Long Way Home – Stone Temple Pilots

You Win Again – The Rolling Stones (Hank Williams cover; Some Girls January–March 1978 sessions outtake) [art by Danny Resnic, 1978]

I Really Don’t Want To Know – Elvis Presley (written by Don Robertson and lyrics by Howard Barnes)

Little War – Lee Hazlewood

Royal – Anon (aka Wynn; aka Hidden Beams)

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: TOSS-UP

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Hello All! Hello World!

I said well hello there, who knew that Doomsday would fall anywhere near a Tuesday, and who needs the Spoofity app when you’ve got another hour and 20 minutes of music from A Mouthful Of Pennies? So here’s   _Toss-Up_ the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape!

This one feature’s “Lemonade” the closing song of Blind Melon’s 1995 (and technically final) record Soup.
This is an album that I’ve always held as one of the most brilliant and most under-appreciated of the nineties. I return to it again and again. Featuring funky riffs with a cosmic hillbilly tweak and a Dixie-twist, odd changes in time signatures, and Shannon Hoon’s sweet and sour lysergic lyrics that deliver their sentiments with a pin-point precision of images, it’s a real work of art. Speaking of delivery, I adore Hoon’s vocals with their giddy rasp as if his lungs were delirious to sing these songs. The album was recorded in New Orleans in 1994 with gifted producer/mixer/engineer Andy Wallace (that’s him eating soup on the LP cover). As this was after Hoon’s multiple stints in drug rehabilitation programs the city might not necessarily have been a healthy choice but it certainly lent itself to a truly dynamic body of work. This LP might be the closest the nineties ever came to producing something akin to the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St. It was truly adventurous with sound; shamefully they were not rewarded for it. Sadly, two months after the album’s release, Hoon was found dead in the band’s tour bus. This is a work that is dark and yet a delight to sing and dance along to. For example there’s the hopped-up banjo and kazoo jam “Skinned” written from the perspective of serial killer Ed Gein, and the haunting, melodic “Car Seat (God’s Presents)” about Susan Smith, who killed her children by driving her car into a lake in Union, South Carolina. Then there are these 3 fantastic singles (note that the”Galaxie” video features psychologist, writer, and psychedelic advocate Timothy Leary as the mad scientist,aka “Mr Time Warp”).

I do recall that in my younger days “Lemonade” served as a bit of a mantra or an ethos (not necessarily a healthy one) to help me navigate through the world:
There’s such a thing as self opinion
And this far down South I have no self-control
If anbody else feels like a nobody
Well then your gonna have to look out for you
I’ll color green everything believed in
But I keep screaming for my glass of lemonade
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I walk around and it feels good to be movin’
The breeze that’s blowin’ through cannot be found
Jump on the trolley that’s headed for all the hollering
And then you’re gonna have to look out for you
In desperate need of a little more religion
To nurse your God like point of view…
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Fool on the sheetroof you gotta lay down in your ruins
The river flowin’ by, is way too big to bound
If I should speak up, and say hello Mr. Uppercut
Oh, how nice to have avoided you
I’ll bloody bleed on everything I’m seeing
But I keep screaming for that glass of lemonade
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Too much, too much, too much Lemonade
Too much, too much, too much Lemonade
Too much, too much, too much Lemonade
Too much, too much, too much Lemonade
Too much, too much, too much Lemonade
On the MixTape there’s also “Buoyant” from Alela Diane’s brand new and truly wonderful record, Cusp.
Of the record she has said,“This music is about motherhood. Even just by saying that, it feels like people will write you off. It’s like you’ve suddenly lost the charm of being youthful and even attainable––you’ve been commoditized as available. There is not a big place in the music industry for 30-something women with kids making music. Maybe we can create that space.” I highly recommend this one.
You’ll also hear “Trafalgar Square” from Jonathan Wilson’s new record Rare Birds.
You might be more familiar with Wilson as the brilliant producer of the 3 Father John Misty records as well as the great Double Roses by Karen Elson released last year. Wilson’s own albums are most definitely worth checking out as well. So do that.

Well, there’s all this and a whole lot more! So…

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  • Hello, Goodbye – Blind Melon
  • Slow Doomsday – Elvis Perkins In Dearland
  • Black Noise – Rotary Connection
  • Lemonade – Blind Melon
  • Well Well Well – Lucinda Williams (ft. Charlie Louvin & Jim Lauderdale on Backing Vocals)
  • I Really Don’t Want To Know – Les Paul & Mary Ford
  • Buoyant – Alela Diane
  • Trafalgar Square – Jonathan Wilson
  • Mystic Lady – T.Rex
  • Angels And Sailors – Jim Morrison & The Doors
  • Petit Suite movement 1: En Bateau (On a Boat) – written by Claude Debussy; performed by Paul Paray conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Lifeboat – Lovage (Dan the Automator, Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles, & Kid Koala)
  • Strange Fruit (Tricky Remix) – Billie Holiday 
  • Trampled Rose – Tom Waits
  • Funny How Time Slips Away – Elvis Presley (Willie Nelson cover)
  • If And – Valerie June
  • I Will Never Be Untrue – The Doors
  • Big Leg Woman – Muddy Waters
  • Valentine – Martina Topley-Bird (produced by Danger Mouse)
  • Most Of What I Know / Buildings In America – Richard Swift
  • Doomsday – Elvis Perkins In Dearland

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Hello, Goodbye – Blind Melon

Slow Doomsday – Elvis Perkins In Dearland

Black Noise – Rotary Connection

Lemonade – Blind Melon

Well Well Well – Lucinda Williams (ft. Charlie Louvin & Jim Lauderdale on Backing Vocals)  [art by Peter Pontiac]

I Really Don’t Want To Know – Les Paul & Mary Ford

Buoyant – Alela Diane [photo by Jaclyn Campanaro]

Trafalgar Square – Jonathan Wilson

Mystic Lady – T.Rex

Angels And Sailors – Jim Morrison & The Doors
[photo by Paul Ferrara, 1968]

En Bateau (On a Boat) – written by Claude Debussy; performed by Paul Paray conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Lifeboat – Lovage (Dan the Automator, Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles, & Kid Koala)

Strange Fruit (Tricky Remix) – Billie Holiday

Trampled Rose – Tom Waits [art by Jacob Read]

Funny How Time Slips Away – Elvis Presley (Willie Nelson cover)

If And – Valerie June [photo by Jacob Blickenstaff]

I Will Never Be Untrue – The Doors [photo by Ed Caraeff, 21 July 1969].

Big Leg Woman – Muddy Waters

Valentine – Martina Topley-Bird (produced by Danger Mouse)

Most Of What I Know / Buildings In America – Richard Swift

Doomsday – Elvis Perkins In Dearland

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THE DEMISE OF THE MASK (VOL 4)

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Hello All.

Welcome to Volume Four of the MixTape series: The Demise Of The Mask. –(Volume One here)__(Volume Two here)__(Volume Three here)-

Along with featuring a whole slew of fine, fine tunes by the likes of John LennonTom WaitsSteve Harley & Cockney RebelAlela Diane, Otis Redding, Kamasi Washington, Uruguayan singer Vera Sienra with her wistful waltz made in collaboration with the brilliant but erratic Eduardo Mateo, and a whole lot of others–this mix contains some more songs from a few of my favorite albums of 2016. Albums like Anderson .Paak‘s Malibu with its meticulous whirl and groove; Turkish artist Gaye Su Akyol and her kinetic sophomore record Hologram Imparatorlugu (Hologram Empire); Emily’s D+Evolution by Esperanza Spalding (which is a bit like if Joni Mitchell, Zappa, and Prince collaborated on a project); the fantastic Visions Of Us On The Land, Damien Jurado‘s (and sonic collaborator Richard Swift‘s) final installment of a loose trilogy that began with 2012’s Maraqopa and then continued with 2014’s phenomenal Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son; and also Solange‘s A Seat at the Table, which I just first listened to two days ago and was completely blown away by! Her track here on this mix–“Borderline (An Ode To Self Care)“–features production by Q-Tip, and along with his work on last year’s amazing A Tribe Called Quest record We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service he has really impressed me in this capacity.

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  • Royal – Anon (aka Wynn)
  • Walrus – Damien Jurado (w/ Richard Swift)
  • I Am a Walrus – Freddie McCoy (The Beatles cover)
  • Moon – Björk
  • Windows – Chick Corea (w/ Miroslav Vitouš & Roy Haynes)
  • Clap Hands – Tom Waits
  • I Can’t Give You Anything – Ramones
  • Nothing I Can Do – Alela Diane
  • Do You Dig U? – Q-Tip, ft. Gary Thomas & Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • Eski tüfek – Gaye Su Akyol
  • NGH WHT Chapter 18 – Saul Williams (W/ Thomas Kessler and The Arditti String Quartet)
  • The Season / Carry Me – Anderson .Paak
  • Borderline (An Ode To Self Care) – Solange, ft. Q-Tip
  • Judas – Esperanza Spalding
  • Umi Says – Mos Def
  • Isolation – John Lennon
  • Cluster Ghosts – Madlib
  • untitled 03 | 05.28.2013. – Kendrick Lamar, ft. Thundercat, Bilal, Terrace Martin & Anna Wise
  • Black Broadway – John Phillips
  • Barbary Coast – Weather Report
  • Si Tiene Final – Vera Sienra, ft. Eduardo Mateo
  • Final Thought – Kamasi Washington
  • I Love You More Than Words Can Say – Otis Redding
  • Tumbling Down – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 

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[Royal – Anon (aka Wynn)]

[Royal – Anon (aka Wynn)]

[Walrus – Damien Jurado (w/ Richard Swift)]

[Walrus – Damien Jurado (w/ Richard Swift)]

[I Am a Walrus – Freddie McCoy]

[I Am a Walrus – Freddie McCoy]

[Moon – Björk]

[Moon – Björk]

[Windows – Chick Corea (w/ Miroslav Vitouš & Roy Haynes)]

[Windows – Chick Corea (w/ Miroslav Vitouš & Roy Haynes)]

[Clap Hands – Tom Waits (still from 1986 film Down by Law by Jim Jarmusch)]

[Clap Hands – Tom Waits (still from 1986 film Down by Law by Jim Jarmusch)]

[I Can’t Give You Anything – Ramones]

[I Can’t Give You Anything – Ramones]

[Nothing I Can Do – Alela Diane, (photo by Guy Stephens for Swanfield Muse Project)]

[Nothing I Can Do – Alela Diane, (photo by Guy Stephens for Swanfield Muse Project)]

[Do You Dig U? – Q-Tip, ft. Gary Thomas & Kurt Rosenwinkel]

[Do You Dig U? – Q-Tip, ft. Gary Thomas & Kurt Rosenwinkel]

[Eski tüfek – Gaye Su Akyol]

[Eski tüfek – Gaye Su Akyol]

[NGH WHT Chapter 18 – Saul Williams (W/ Thomas Kessler and The Arditti String Quartet)]

[NGH WHT Chapter 18 – Saul Williams (W/ Thomas Kessler and The Arditti String Quartet)]

[The Season / Carry Me – Anderson .Paak, cover design by Dewey Saunders]

[The Season / Carry Me – Anderson .Paak, cover design by Dewey Saunders]

[Borderline (An Ode To Self Care) – Solange, ft. Q-Tip; (photo by Carlota Guerrero)]

[Borderline (An Ode To Self Care) – Solange, ft. Q-Tip; (photo by Carlota Guerrero)]

[Judas – Esperanza Spalding, (photo by Holly Andres)]

[Judas – Esperanza Spalding, (photo by Holly Andres)]

[Umi Says – Mos Def]

[Umi Says – Mos Def]

[Isolation – John Lennon]

[Isolation – John Lennon]

[Cluster Ghosts - Madlib]

[Cluster Ghosts – Madlib]

[untitled 03 | 05.28.2013. – Kendrick Lamar, ft. Thundercat, Bilal, Terrace Martin & Anna Wise]

[untitled 03 | 05.28.2013. – Kendrick Lamar, ft. Thundercat, Bilal, Terrace Martin & Anna Wise]

[Black Broadway – John Phillips]

[Black Broadway – John Phillips]

[Barbary Coast – Weather Report]

[Barbary Coast – Weather Report]

[Si Tiene Final – Vera Sienra, ft. Eduardo Mateo]

[Si Tiene Final – Vera Sienra, ft. Eduardo Mateo]

[Final Thought – Kamasi Washington]

[Final Thought – Kamasi Washington]

[I Love You More Than Words Can Say – Otis Redding]

[I Love You More Than Words Can Say – Otis Redding]

[Tumbling Down – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel]

[Tumbling Down – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel]

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Each snug within the confines of their own category—altogether most pop music seems to intimate an insular fear of an anonymous other. What is it but another manifestation of man’s ludicrous grasp for total control? Yes, as a teenager—and in all the turmoil that that entails—it was Locust Mirror’s seeming open seriousness that initially allured Mireille’s taste towards that band’s music. She was sure they mattered and cared.

About what?

She was never sure enough to put into words. Their music felt mysterious and smart, dangerous and true, romantic and sexy…creative. Weird—It hinted at opportunities.

But at seventeen and seated in a public library—Mireille felt bored.

She shoveled the books aside with a swipe of her forearm. With its dust jacket wrapped and protected by a clear film of Polyethylene Terephthalate, she slid the hardbound copy of Peter Bennet’s Last Against The Wall (Berlin 1961-1989) towards her. From between its pages she pulled out the latest issue of Turn-Turn Magazine, which she had taken from a crowded rack as she entered the library and had been using as an oversized bookmark. There on the cover was Locust Mirror lead singer, Christian Heath.

Perhaps categorized as a “black & white” photograph, the image captured by Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn and partly produced through a thin coat of emulsion and a high contrast truly resides somewhere between mercury and the brown of mineral rich dirt. The picture had been additionally lightly hand-painted in places to mimic the Technicolor palate of old Hollywood. Such was the case with the scarlet backdrop pocked with pinpricks of blue starlight. His tousled blonde hair spilled from a battered fedora as strips of bleach and greased shadows. The one eye not obscured by that mess was a hazel glint—a warm gloss of amber resin on a fractured green stone with a dark core. Through the black metallic smudge of mascara—that eye was aimed directly at Mireille.

Heath had been seized in an obvious, somewhat sorority cover-girl affected pose made all the more effeminate as he had one hand positioned upon his own popped hip. White with a stitched print of little blue flowers along its lengths, he wore his shirt unbuttoned and loose about his waist. This epicene stance was accentuated by Heath’s slight frame, boyish facial features, and the chipped lacquer along the nails of his right hand, which clutched the smoldering stub of a cigarette. Despite these evidently queer feminine put-ons, the image truthfully conveyed that old rock & roll communiqué of “Oh me, I don’t give a fuck.” Pitch-colored stubble on his chin and upper lip, his teeth white with a slight crook—his mouth was presented in an open smile as if he had been caught mid-sentence.

Probing this photo with her blue eyes wide, Mireille felt the press of a little heat. No, not quite a burn that fans the knees open; but, yes, a press of a little heat. There was a small swell to all of her systems. The snapshot revealed the slim muscles of Heath’s abdomen right up to his small pectorals. She had a private impulse to lick the cover there.

She of course would not do this. Instead—thoughtlessly—her tongue curled, pressed between a little nibble of her teeth and planted itself into the corner of her open mouth. There from that perch it would loll along to wet her lips. She found him so handsome and odd.

Abruptly aware of her fat tongue; her mouth agape; her eyes agog; and all the grotesque rest—Mireille felt herself shrink as she chewed at her lower lip. Feeling fully like some pudgy blot of inane skin lumped around wilted guts, with a toad in mud for a hypothalamus, Mireille let a pinched groan loose from her throat. She then sent up a silent appreciation that there were no mirrors or other reflective surfaces about for her to witness the origin point for what must have been such a gross countenance: her face.

Mireille wrestled a smile from the grip of anxiety and brought it to her lips.

“God, I’m such a goon.”

Mireille steepled her fingers before her mouth at the thought: God, I’m such a goon. Opening the magazine she flipped past articles concerning what innovative gadgets would soon change our day-to-day; what bands were going back out on tour; what senior rocker was soon releasing a country-tinged comeback record; what winter-fashion inspirations could be taken from famous peoples’ red-carpet ensembles; and a feature titled, Real Jeanius! 30 Denim Lifestyles for #Authentic Men & Women. Arriving at page 74 she found another full page photo of Heath. This one had been composed with a much more conservative sense, as the subject here captured in full color was seated cross-legged on a wooden folding chair in a near-empty room, dressed in a grey suit with a blue shirt buttoned under a black tie. Atop the wooden barstool before him was the teal-painted, cold-rolled steel colossus of an antique typewriter. From this distance its white keys of molded plastic resembled orderly rows of button mushrooms. Tethered to the silver fin of the typewriter’s carriage release lever was a lavender string of curling ribbon, which ran crimped, up, to hold in place overhead a solitary purple balloon. Hair combed, Heath’s face here was plain, clean, and straight ahead like a passport photo. The slivers and shards of green, amber, golden brown, and blue hues that comprised his eyes seemed to whisper out to her: save me.

Cute, she thought, little, something to keep and carry in your pocket, only to be taken out when wanting a cuddle or something to alter the mood of your blue stupor.

The interview with Heath began on the opposite page. However, Mireille could not get herself to concentrate. She could only skim and skip across the paragraphs; if momentarily of a similar mental bent, you should of course feel free to do the same:

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Hello Goodbye – Soulful Strings

Anything We Want – Fiona Apple

Soundview – Shabazz Palaces

In My Tree – Pearl Jam

So Soon – Staple Singers

So Soon – Little Axe & The Golden Echoes

You Can’t Run Away From Your Heart – Judy Clay

I Got the Blues – The Rolling Stones

Pensacola – Deerhunter [photo by Robert Semmer]

Autoluminescent – Rowland S. Howard

Rococo – Arcade Fire [art by Burlesque Design]

Tip The Scale – The Roots (ft. Dice Raw)

Lilacs – Lilacs & Champagne

Life’s A Gas – T.Rex

Easy Ride – The Doors

Beautiful Day (Learning To Drive) – Scott Weiland [photo by Trevor Ray Hart]

Fine And Mellow – Billie Holiday [live rehearsal 1957, The Sound of Jazz]

Avalon – The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

The Way We Fall – Alela Diane [photo by Guy Stephens]

Something On Your Mind – Karen Dalton

Anyhow – Leonard Cohen

Delia – Bob Dylan [photo by Ana María Vélez Wood]

Glad To Be Unhappy – Frank Sinatra

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  • Hello Goodbye – Soulful Strings
  • Anything We Want – Fiona Apple
  • Soundview – Shabazz Palaces  
  • In My Tree – Pearl Jam
  • So Soon – Staple Singers
  • So Soon – Little Axe & The Golden Echoes
  • You Can’t Run Away From Your Heart – Judy Clay
  • I Got the Blues – The Rolling Stones
  • Pensacola – Deerhunter 
  • Autoluminescent – Rowland S. Howard
  • Rococo – Arcade Fire
  • Tip The Scale – The Roots (ft. Dice Raw)
  • Lilacs  – Lilacs & Champagne
  • Life’s A Gas – T.Rex
  • Easy Ride  – The Doors
  • Beautiful Day – Scott Weiland 
  • Fine And Mellow – Billie Holiday [1957 The Sound of Jazz rehearsal ft.  
    • Ben Webster – tenor saxophone
      Lester Young – tenor saxophone
      Vic Dickenson – trombone
      Gerry Mulligan – baritone saxophone
      Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
      Roy Eldridge – trumpet
      Doc Cheatham – trumpet
      Danny Barker – guitar
      Milt Hinton – double bass
      Mal Waldron – piano
      Osie Johnson – drums]
  • Avalon – The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
  • The Way We Fall – Alela Diane 
  • Something On Your Mind – Karen Dalton
  • Anyhow – Leonard Cohen
  • Delia – Bob Dylan 
  • Glad To Be Unhappy – Frank Sinatra

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A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES PRESENTS: DENDRITES (VOL. 13)

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At the time most music placed before her demographic as if a water dish was likely either a permitted and voluntary caricature of some ethnicity insistently listing their abundance of “strut and trade of charms/On the ivory stages” (as Dylan Thomas once put it); or only a more marketable rendition of yesterday’s latest underground scene and sound only now featuring trim, young, white men, glum in clean but rugged garments whining inconsiderately about girls and their own victimhood through a cold compress of sheet metal guitars and a firm verse-chorus-verse structure; or a costumed, European button-pusher simply content to get no more than an oblivious dance from a hormone-bleary crowd. Likewise there was the supposed hybrid: the novel blend of rap’s sing-song aggression with the puerile roar and motorized hoof of heavy rock, now down-tuned and bled of melody, delivered by chubby drop-outs that spent their tax-returns on new tattoos and hair-gel. In eight years time they could release their disintegration diaries, which would detail where the money was wasted, divorce, divorce, and how they overcame their dependence on Jägermeister mixed with stimulant thirst-quenchers. Then there was as a matter of course the ubiquitous discount product of synchronized teens; boys and girls grouped by what would have the most appeal on a poster. Many of their songs were sold exclusively through one burger franchise or various other thawed meat meal abattoir by-product outlets. With frosted tips and tart pastry appearance, some cleavage and practiced discotheque choreography—they had all undergone a cosmetic reduction of particulars to leave them propped up perfectly on the tedious axis of human symmetry. These units were always either sliding towards the camera through ballads drenched in warm milk and corn or performing a fastened pounce and jerk in unison to up-tempo pop-tunes with themes of puppy love that just might drop a hint or two to their pubescent audience about what pleasures await them: various configurations of hands, mouth, anus, scrotum, penis, ass, labia, clitoris, breasts, and vagina.

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Paint It Black – Africa

Rasta Man Chant – Bob Marley & The Wailers

That’s It For The Other One: (Cryptical Envelopment/Quadlibet For Tender Feet/The Faster We Go, The Rounder We Get/ We Leave The Castle) – Grateful Dead

Git Up – Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Isfahan - Duke Ellington

Isfahan – Duke Ellington

La Mama Vieja – Eduardo Mateo [Mama Vieja y Gramillero by Guillermo Schenk, 2014]

Tondero/Secuencias de organillo y poliphon/El mundo revivido – El Polén (ft. Susana Baca)

In A Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

In My Own Dream – Karen Dalton

Moons And Cattails – Linda Perhacs

Envelops The Bath Tub/Take Your Clothes Off – Frank Zappa & the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra

Uncle Remus – Frank Zappa (ft. George Duke) [for further reading: Lain Shakespeare’s essay for The Wren’s Nest museum, Everything You’ve Heard About Uncle Remus Is Wrong, part. 1; part. 2; part. 3; part. 4; part. 5].

Le Roi Des Mouches Et La Confiture De Rouse (The King of the Flies and the Rose-Colored Jam) – Jean-Claude Vannier

Sweet Dreams/Psychomodo – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

Elijah – Alela Diane

Let Me Hear It From You – Sly & The Family Stone

Theme II – Miles Okazaki (w/ with Dan Weiss, Christof Knoche, Jon Flaugher, David Binney)

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  • Paint It Black – Africa
  • Rasta Man Chant – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  • That’s It For The Other One: (Cryptical Envelopment/Quadlibet For Tender Feet/The Faster We Go, The Rounder We Get/ We Leave The Castle) – Grateful Dead
  • Git Up – Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Isfahan – Duke Ellington 
  • La Mama Vieja – Eduardo Mateo 
  • Tondero/Secuencias de organillo y poliphon/El mundo revivido – El Polén (ft. Susana Baca)
  • In A Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
  • In My Own Dream – Karen Dalton
  • Moons And Cattails – Linda Perhacs
  • Envelops The Bath Tub/Take Your Clothes Off – Frank Zappa & the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra
  • Uncle Remus – Frank Zappa (ft. George Duke) 
  • Le Roi Des Mouches Et La Confiture De Rouse (The King of the Flies and the Rose-Colored Jam) – Jean-Claude Vannier
  • Sweet Dreams/Psychomodo – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 
  • Elijah – Alela Diane
  • Let Me Hear It From You – Sly & The Family Stone
  • Theme II – Miles Okazaki (w/ with Dan Weiss, Christof Knoche, Jon Flaugher, David Binney)

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