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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: OPEN BOXES (VOL. 1)

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[illustration by Adolf Hoffmeister, 1959, for Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne]

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  • Chocolates – crush_DLX (Pop Levi & Bunny Holiday)
  • Political World – Bettye LaVette (Dylan cover)
  • Rosa Rosa – Andrzej Korzyński (with Arp Life)
  • No Destruction – Foxygen (produced by Richard Swift)
  • Dove – Cymande
  • Wasting Time – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (produced by Richard Swift)
  • Catacomb – The London Studio Group (composed By Peter Reno)
  • Warszawa – David Bowie
  • One Million Year Trip – Laetitia Sadier (produced by Richard Swift)
  • The Star-Crossed Lovers (AKA Pretty Girl) – Duke Ellington (ft. Johnny Hodges|Paul Gonsalves)
  • Saturday Night – Devendra Banhart
  • Last Fair Deal Gone Down – Robert Johnson
  • Narrow Way – Bob Dylan
  • Hang On St. Christopher – Tom Waits
  • The New Enzyme Detergent Demise Of Ali MacGraw – Dory Previn
  • Hangout At The Gallows – Father John Misty
  • All I Ever Wanted – Lenny Kravitz
  • Poet – Sly & The Family Stone

 

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Chocolates – crush_DLX (Pop Levi & Bunny Holiday)

Political World – Bettye LaVette (Dylan cover)

Rosa Rosa – Andrzej Korzyński (with Arp Life)

No Destruction – Foxygen (produced by Richard Swift) [photo by by Jan Willem-Dikkers]

Dove – Cymande

Wasting Time – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (produced by Richard Swift)

Catacomb – The London Studio Group (composed by Peter Reno)

Warszawa – David Bowie [Bowie visits workshop of Victor Vasarely, Annet-sur-Marne, late June 1977.]

One Million Year Trip – Laetitia Sadier (produced by Richard Swift)

The Star-Crossed Lovers (AKA Pretty Girl) – Duke Ellington (ft. Johnny Hodges|Paul Gonsalves)

Saturday Night – Devendra Banhart

Last Fair Deal Gone Down – Robert Johnson [illustration by Mezzo, 2014]

Narrow Way – Bob Dylan [woodcut by Sam Hundley]

Hang On St. Christopher – Tom Waits

The New Enzyme Detergent Demise Of Ali MacGraw – Dory Previn

Hangout At The Gallows – Father John Misty

 

All I Ever Wanted – Lenny Kravitz

Poet – Sly & The Family Stone

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: DANGLE

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  • Insidia – Bruno Nicolai
  • Breath Of A Salesman – The Claypool Lennon Delirium
  • The Coca Cola Sign Blinds My Eyes – Mordicai Jones (Link Wray & Bobby Howard)
  • Sudden Ride – Nico Fidenco
  • Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? / Yer Blues – The Beatles
  • Ballad Of A Thin Man – Bob Dylan & The Band (live 02/14/74 at the Los Angeles Forum in Inglewood, California)
  • Insidia #2 – Bruno Nicolai
  • What Goes Around Comes Around – Lenny Kravitz
  • Sacrifice Of The Moon (Part 1) – Ultimate Spinach
  • Hangout At The Gallows – Father John Misty
  • Aisumasen (I’m Sorry) – John Lennon
  • Sacrifice Of The Moon (Part 2) – Ultimate Spinach
  • Love In Vain – The Rolling Stones ( Robert Johnson cover)
  • This Old House – Loretta Lynn (ft. and produced by Jack White)
  • Insidia #3 – Bruno Nicolai
  • Somebody Somewhere (Don’t Know What He’s Missin’ Tonight) – Lucinda Williams (Loretta Lynn cover)
  • Sacrifice Of The Moon (Part 3) – Ultimate Spinach
  • Loretta’s Tale – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
  • Insidia #4 – Bruno Nicolai
  • Wild Honey Pie – The Beatles
  • Sorrow Tears + Blood – Kronos Quartet, Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe, Stuart Bogie (Fela Kuti cover)
  • Sacrifice Of The Moon (Part 4) – Ultimate Spinach
  • I Must Be In A Good Place Now – Bobby Charles (ft. Mac “Dr. John” Rebbenack, John Simon, & Geoff Muldaur)
  • Violently – Natalie Prass (produced by Matthew E. White)
  • Any Little Way – The Explorers Club

 

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Insidia – Bruno Nicolai

Breath Of A Salesman – The Claypool Lennon Delirium

The Coca Cola Sign Blinds My Eyes – Mordicai Jones (Link Wray & Bobby Howard)

Sudden Ride – Nico Fidenco

Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? / Yer Blues – The Beatles

Ballad Of A Thin Man – Bob Dylan & The Band (live 02/14/74 at the Los Angeles Forum in Inglewood, California)

Insidia #2 – Bruno Nicolai

What Goes Around Comes Around – Lenny Kravitz

Sacrifice Of The Moon (Part 1) – Ultimate Spinach

Hangout At The Gallows – Father John Misty

Aisumasen (I’m Sorry) – John Lennon [1973 photo by Tom Zimberoff]

Sacrifice Of The Moon (Part 2) – Ultimate Spinach

Love In Vain – The Rolling Stones ( Robert Johnson cover)

This Old House – Loretta Lynn (ft. and produced by Jack White)

Insidia #3 – Bruno Nicolai

Somebody Somewhere (Don’t Know What He’s Missin’ Tonight) – Lucinda Williams (Loretta Lynn cover)

Sacrifice Of The Moon (Part 3) – Ultimate Spinach

Loretta’s Tale – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

Insidia #4 – Bruno Nicolai

Wild Honey Pie – The Beatles [Paul McCartney,Hyde Park 1968, photo by Herman Selleslags]

Sorrow Tears + Blood – Kronos Quartet, Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe, Stuart Bogie (Fela Kuti cover)

Sacrifice Of The Moon (Part 4) – Ultimate Spinach

I Must Be In A Good Place Now – Bobby Charles (ft. Mac “Dr. John” Rebbenack, John Simon, & Geoff Muldaur)

Violently – Natalie Prass (produced by Matthew E. White)

Any Little Way – The Explorers Club

 

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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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A.M.O.P. Presents: __That Black Twist In The Guts That Attempts To Tell You Something
  • 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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A.M.O.P. Presents: __Royal Jelly
  • 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:_2_0_1_7

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Hello All.

Okay Ok this here is definitely the last A.M.O.P. Mixtape for the year:_2_0_1_7

___= Featuring selections from the albums released this year that thrilled me the most, including the Deluxe Expanded and remastered release of one of Prince’s many masterpieces: Purple Rain. The selection from this reissue is the expanded version (aka the “Hallway Speech” version) of the already gloriously strange Computer Blue, which reveals that it’s original release run time of 3:59 was edited down from a full blown mutation of twelve minutes! This is featured on the stunning second disc, From the Vault & Previously Unreleased. There are three selections from Dylan’s Triplicate, each sequentially representing the three discs that this set is comprised of: ‘Til the Sun Goes DownDevil DollsComin’ Home Late.

Additionally, the  release date of the penultimate track on this mix has nothing to do with 2017, but is featured here for a sense of completion, as, seemingly utilizing synchronicity, this song continually made its existence known throughout the year. As to my mind Water No Get Enemy by Fela Kuti & Africa 70 always seemed to carry a profound message of spiritual acceptance (as opposed to resignation), I’ll take it.

Well Happy New Year to you all and

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  • That Old Feeling – Bob Dylan
  • Al Emadi – Yazz Ahmed (ft. Samuel Hällkvist on Guitar)
  • Birdie – Father John Misty
  • A Million Stars – Karen Elson
  • The Architect / The Lightning Back – Jane Weaver
  • THE LOVERS – Nine Inch Nails
  • Braggin’ – Bob Dylan
  • Paris Cor Blimey – Benjamin Clementine
  • Pills – St. Vincent
  • Computer Blue (“Hallway Speech” Version) – Prince
  • Die 4 You – Perfume Genius
  • Glory Hole – The Moonlandingz (ft. Sean Lennon; Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer of the The Eccentronic Research Council; Lias Saoudi AKA Johnny Rocket and Saul Adamczewski of Fat White Family)
  • A Fact Is A Gift That You Give Your Brain – StevenSteven (Steve Burns & Steven Drozd)
  • I Couldn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night – Bob Dylan
  • Water No Get Enemy – Fela Kuti
  • Whirling – Yazz Ahmed

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That Old Feeling – Bob Dylan

Al Emadi – Yazz Ahmed (ft. Samuel Hällkvist on Guitar)
[art by Sophie Bass]

Birdie – Father John Misty [photo by Paola Kudacki]

A Million Stars – Karen Elson [photo by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott]

The Architect / The Lightning Back – Jane Weaver

THE LOVERS – Nine Inch Nails

Braggin’ – Bob Dylan

Paris Cor Blimey – Benjamin Clementine [photo by Elizaveta Porodina]

Pills – St. Vincent [photo by Nedda Asfari]

Computer Blue (“Hallway Speech” Version) – Prince [illustration by Helen Green]

Die 4 You – Perfume Genius [photo by Cara Stricker]

Glory Hole – The Moonlandingz

A Fact Is A Gift That You Give Your Brain – StevenSteven

I Couldn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night – Bob Dylan

Water No Get Enemy – Fela Kuti [art by Lexx Valdez]

Whirling – Yazz Ahmed

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS__(DOMINION) SWORDS, CUPS, AND OTHER ACCOUTERMENTS

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Hello All.

Welcome to the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape: (Dominion) Swords, Cups, and Other Accouterments. I must say this and the prior ([A Crush Of Curtains]:) have been my favorite mixtapes I’ve created in awhile, in terms of feeling like I achieved a mood and texture I envisioned at the get-go. I think it’s pretty clear at this point that I don’t often use the platform of this blog to make party-mixes, but more likely create MixTapes to listen to when alone, such as driving, walking, or when attempting some form of artistic expression. I listened to today’s mix while driving through a beautiful but torrential downpour and I found it to be a great compliment. I hope you dig it and find a use for it too.

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Also below you’ll find an updated list of things I read (or re-read) so far since January of this year, 2017. You’ll find the more recent things towards the bottom. These are works that I truly enjoyed and/or loved. I highly recommend them all!

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[original photo by Andrea Pun]

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(Dominion) Swords, Cups, and Other Accouterments
  • And Death Shall Have No Dominion / 5 Ghosts I – Dylan Thomas / Nine Inch Nails
  • Pitch To Voltage – Brian Eno & David Byrne
  • Take Me to the Land of Hell – Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
  • Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois – Sufjan Stevens
  • Hanging In The Wire – PJ Harvey
  • Everybody Is A Star – Sly & The Family Stone
  • Star – The Roots
  • The Magician – Graham Bond 
  • Profondo Rosso – M31 (Profondo Rosso 1975) – Goblin
  • Why Am I Waiting – Karen Elson
  • Star Of Wonder – Tori Amos (w/ the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, arrangements by John Philip Shenale) 
  • 21 Ghosts III – Nine Inch Nails
  • THIS ISN’T THE PLACE – Nine Inch Nails
  • I Came for Fire – Elvis Perkins
  • LAURA PALMER’S THEME (dream man sax mix) – David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti; mixed by TWIN PEAKS SOUNDTRACK DESIGN
  • Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away) – Bill Evans; ft. Percy Heath – Bass; Philly Joe Jones – Drums; Jim Hall – guitar; Freddie Hubbard – trumpet (written by Harry Barris)
  • Enchanted Sky Machines – Judee Sill
  • So I’m Growing Old On Magic Mountain – Father John Misty
  • Mourner’s Dance – Devendra Banhart
  • And So I Know – Stone Temple Pilots
  • Suite For A Foggy Day (In London Town) – David Bowie & Angelo Badalamenti (composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
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[And Death Shall Have No Dominion / 5 Ghosts I – Dylan Thomas / Nine Inch Nails (woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi; photography by Phillip Graybill and Rob Sheridan)]

[Pitch To Voltage – Brian Eno & David Byrne]

[Take Me to the Land of Hell – Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band]

[Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois – Sufjan Stevens (illustration by Barbara Ana Gomez)]

[Hanging In The Wire – PJ Harvey (photo by Cat Stevens)]

[Everybody Is A Star – Sly & The Family Stone]

[Star – The Roots]

[The Magician – Graham Bond ]

[Profondo Rosso–M31  – Goblin (from Dario Argento’s film “Profondo Rosso,” 1975)]

[Why Am I Waiting – Karen Elson (photo by Heidi Ross)]

[Star Of Wonder – Tori Amos; (w/ the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, arrangements by  John Philip Shenale)  (photo by Danielle Levitt)]

[21 Ghosts III – Nine Inch Nails (photography by Phillip Graybill and Rob Sheridan)]

[THIS ISN’T THE PLACE – Nine Inch Nails]

[I Came for Fire – Elvis Perkins]

[LAURA PALMER’S THEME (dream man sax mix) – David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti; mixed by TWIN PEAKS SOUNDTRACK DESIGN]

[Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away) – Bill Evans; ft. Percy Heath – Bass; Philly Joe Jones – Drums; Jim Hall – guitar; Freddie Hubbard – trumpet (written by Harry Barris)]

[Enchanted Sky Machines – Judee Sill]

[So I’m Growing Old On Magic Mountain – Father John Misty]

[Mourner’s Dance – Devendra Banhart (photo by Osk Studio)]

[And So I Know – Stone Temple Pilots]

[Suite For A Foggy Day (In London Town) – David Bowie & Angelo Badalamenti (composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin)]

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THE DEMISE OF THE MASK (VOL 11)__GOOD MORNING GALLOWS___

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Hello All.

Welcome to Volume Eleven of the MixTape series: The Demise Of The Mask. –(Volume One here)__(Volume Two here)__(Volume Three here)__(Volume Four here)__(Volume Five here)__(Volume Six here)__(Volume Seven here)__(Volume Eight here)__(Volume Nine here)__(Volume Ten here)-

I do hope you dig this here MixTape as it features some fine, fine music! There’s some stuff from Harry Nilsson‘s gorgeous 1973 album of classic 20th-century standards, A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night, a great tune from Karen Elson (produced by her then husband, Jack White), and two from Bruce Springsteen‘s 1973 debut: Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. To be honest it took me a long, long time to even give Springsteen a chance, until my buddy Matt Volz insisted that I listen to his first two records, and boy was he right! What a talent!

You’ll hear an 8-track demo outtake of John Lennon‘s powerful anthem, “God“, recording during the sessions for his first post-Beatles solo album, 1970’s John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandParliament is represented with “The Goose,” which features a favorite line of mine:

Now, I’m as happy as a monkey with a peanut machine
Since I found you
 Speaking of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, their resident keyboard wizard Bernie Worrell is featured here with his project Baby Elephant, which was a collaboration with Stetsasonic member/De La Soul producer Prince Paul and longtime Paul associate Don Newkirk. The Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel song here on this MixTape contains another of my favorite lines:
My only vice is the fantastic prices I charge for being eaten alive. . .
 Oh and do yourself a favor and let yourself really sink in and groove with Polish jazz musician Michal Urbaniak‘s “Atma.” This is an artist I only got clued into from this song being sampled on Beastie Boys tune “The Scoop” on their brilliant 1994 LP Ill Communication. You’ll also hear Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty) and his fantastic meditation on narcissism and self-medicating, “A Bigger Paper Bag,” off of his newest LP Pure Comedy, which I’ll go on record now in May and say is the best record of 2017.
Bob Dylan is here with one of his finest compositions, “Visions Of Johanna” and you’ll hear what I believe to be David Bowie‘s most terrifying song—released on his 2013 (and sadly penultimate) record The Next Day, here are the lyrics to  “If You Can See Me :
If you can see me I can see you
I could wear your new blue shoes
I should wear your old red dress
And walk to the crossroad, so take this knife
And meet me across the river
Just chutes and ladders
And this is the kiss
American Anna fantastic Alsatian
From nowhere to nothing
And I go way back
Children swarm like thousands of bugs
Towards the light
The beacons above the hill
The stars to the West, the South, the North
And to the East
Now you can say I’ve got a gift of sorts
A fear of rear windows and swinging doors
My love of violence and tenants’ sighs
If you can see me I can see you
If you can see me I can see you
I have seen these bairns wave their fists at God
Swear to destroy the beast, stamping the ground
In their excitement for tomorrow
I could wear your new blue shoes
I should wear your old red dress
And walk to the crossroad, so take this knife
And meet me across the river
I will take your lands and all that lays beneath
The dust of cold flowers, drizzle of dark ashes
I will slaughter your kind, descend from belief
I am the spirit of greed, the lord of theft
Burn all your books and the problems they make
If you can see me I can see you
If you can see me

Yes! There’s all this and a whole bunch of other good stuff so go on down and press play !

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A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES PRESENTS:
__The Demise Of The Mask (Vol 11)__Good Morning Gallows ___
  • Naked We Come – (written by Jim Morrison; read by Johnny Depp)
  • Let The Wind Blow – The Beach Boys
  • Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? / Lost In The Flood – Bruce Springsteen
  • If You Can See Me – David Bowie
  • Fred Berry – Baby Elephant (Bernie Worrell, Prince Paul, Newkirk)
  • Atma (Today, Tomorrow) – Michal Urbaniak
  • My Only Vice – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
  • Visions Of Johanna – Bob Dylan
  • Chilling Of The Evening – Arlo Guthrie 
  • I’m So Tired – The Beatles
  • Can’t Run But – Paul Simon
  • Mellow Blue Polka Dot – Damien Jurado
  • The Autopsy Garland – The Mountain Goats
  • Two Little Hitlers – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  • The Goose – Parliament
  • Always / Makin’ Whoopee! – Harry Nilsson
  • A Bigger Paper Bag – Father John Misty
  • The Truth Is In The Dirt – Karen Elson
  • God (8-track John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band sessions outtake) – John Lennon

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[Naked We Come – (written by Jim Morrison; read by Johnny Depp)]

[Let The Wind Blow – The Beach Boys]

[Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? / Lost In The Flood – Bruce Springsteen]

[If You Can See Me – David Bowie]

[Fred Berry – Baby Elephant (Bernie Worrell, Prince Paul, Newkirk)]

[Michal Urbaniak ‎– Atma]

[My Only Vice – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel]

[Visions Of Johanna – Bob Dylan (photo by Jerry Schatzberg, 1965)]

[Chilling Of The Evening – Arlo Guthrie (photo by Mary Ellen Mark)]

[I’m So Tired – The Beatles]

[Can’t Run But – Paul Simon]

[Mellow Blue Polka Dot – Damien Jurado (w/ Richard Swift)]

[The Autopsy Garland – The Mountain Goats]

[Two Little Hitlers – Elvis Costello & The Attractions (art by Barney Bubbles, 1979)]

[The Goose – Parliament]

[Always / Makin’ Whoopee! – Harry Nilsson]

[A Bigger Paper Bag – Father John Misty (photo by Austin Hargrave, 2017)]

[The Truth Is In The Dirt – Karen Elson]

[God (8-track John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band sessions outtake) – John Lennon]

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All the best to you and yours!—  –   ————-______-________ ->BOBBY CALERO[—+=-_________________If you dig the mix then please feel free to pass & post it along; if you dig an artist then please support them and go out and pick up some of their stuff. Oh, If you dig the blog overall there’s always the “FOLLOW BLOG VIA EMAIL” button somewhere down at the bottom.

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