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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: Home Scars & Limpets

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This here mix features the juiciest closing bits of Salome, the one act opera by Richard Strauss and Hedwig Lachmann based on the play by Oscar Wilde (here in a production from 1961 with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, Birgit Nilsson as Salome and Gerhard Stolze as Herod).
Lustful King Herod begs his step-daughter Princess Salome to dance for him. Hot-and-bothered and already rejected by her twice before, he promises to give her anything she wishes. Having herself been rejected by Jochanaan aka John The Baptist, Salome performs her striptease “Dance of the Seven Veils” (here let the low end of the Vienna Philharmonic resonate around your lower-half).  Salome then demands her payment be the head of Jochanaan brought to her on a silver platter. What follows is both lovely and grotesque; truly a “love” song most tender and disturbing, bitter with revenge and longing as she caresses, serenades, and kisses the severed head. This is something simultaneously ecstatic and pathetic:
Ah! You would not let me
kiss your mouth, Jochanaan!
Well, I will kiss it now,
I will bite it with my teeth
as one bites a ripe fruit.
Yes, I will kiss your mouth,
Jochanaan.
I said it. Did I not say it?
Yes, I said it.
Ah! Ah! I will kiss it now…
But why don’t you look at me,
Jochanaan?
Your eyes that were so terrible,
so full of rage and scorn,
are shut now.
Why are they shut?
Open your eyes, lift up your eyelids,
Jochanaan!
Why don’t you look at me?
Are you afraid of me, Jochanaan, that
you will not look at me?…
And your tongue, it says nothing now,
Jochanaan, that scarlet viper that spat
its venom upon me.
It is strange, is it not?
How is it that the red viper
stirs no more?
You spoke evil words against me, against
me, Salome, daughter of Herodias,
Princess of Judea!
Well, Jochanaan, I am still alive, but you
are dead, and your head,
your head belongs to me.
I can do with it what I will.
I can throw it to the dogs and to the
birds of the air.
That which the dogs leave, the birds of
the air shall devour…
Ah! Jochanaan, Jochanaan, you were
beautiful.
Your body was a column of ivory set on
a silver socket.
It was a garden full of doves in the
splendor of silver lilies.
There was nothing in the world so white
as your body.
There was nothing in the world so black
as your hair.
In the whole world there was nothing so
red as your mouth.
Your voice was a censer,
and when I looked you, I heard
mysterious music…
Ah! Why did you not look at me,
Jochanaan?
You put over your eyes the blindfold of
one who wanted to see his God.
Well! You have seen your God,
Jochanaan, but me, me, me, you have
never seen.
Had you seen me, you would have loved
me.
I crave your beauty,
I am hungry for your body,
Neither wine nor apples can appease my
desire…
What shall I do now, Jochanaan?
Neither the floods nor the great waters
can quench my passion.
Oh! Why did you not look at me?
Had you looked at me, you would have
loved me.
I know that you would have loved me.
And the mystery of love is greater than
the mystery of death…
Ah! I have kissed your mouth,
Jochanaan.
Ah! I have kissed your mouth.
There was a bitter taste on your
lips.
Was it the taste of blood?
No! But perhaps it was the taste of
love…
They say that love has a bitter taste…
But what does it matter?
What does it matter?
I have kissed your mouth, Jochanaan.
I have kissed your mouth.
This is followed by only one quick line, as Herod’s hard-on turns sour with horror (the historical Herod is believed to had died from gangrene of his genitalia), he turns to his guards and shouts with revulsion “Kill that woman!”…the orchestra comes crashing down as does the curtain on a disturbing tale of tragic passions and rejection.
It was with a chuckle that I found it fitting to follow this with Paul Simon’s “Crazy Love, Vol. II.” Man, no one can write quite like Simon, these little snippets of scenes where you momentarily enter a life and it’s concerns. I find there’s always something both sad and funny about his work, much like life.
…Well please press play and…as always…

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  • One Step At A Time / Pink Turns To Blue – Hüsker Dü 
  • Coc’o Mary – Brainticket
  • Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home) – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (produced by Richard Swift)
  • Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament – Beastie Boys
  • I’m Your Man – Spiritualized
  • I’ll Go Crazy – James Brown
  • Nonstop Disco Powerpack – Beastie Boys
  • Feast To Famine – Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood
  • Ballet Statique 2 (edit) – Conrad Schnitzler
  • Hang-Ups – T. Rex
  • Clap Hands – Beck
  • Curse Of The I-5 Corridor – Neko Case ft. Mark Lanegan
  • Salome’s Dance Of The Seven Veils / She Is A Monster, Your Daughter /  Ah! I kissed your mouth, Jochanaan (John the Baptist)  – from Salome, composed by Richard Strauss, with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, performed by Birgit Nilsson (soprano) as Salome; and Gerhard Stolze (tenor) as Herod; recorded Vienna, October 1961 
  • Crazy Love, Vol. II – Paul Simon
  • Leave it alone – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Easy – The Dandy Warhols
  • Out On The Side – Gene Clark & Doug Dillard
  • Snowman – Guided By Voices

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One Step At A Time / Pink Turns To Blue – Hüsker Dü

Coc’o Mary – Brainticket

Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home) – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (produced by Richard Swift) [photo by Richard Swift at his own National Freedom Studio in n Cottage Grove, Ore., Oct 21, 2017]

Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament – Beastie Boys [photo by Seth Kushner, 2004]

I’m Your Man – Spiritualized [illustration by Dominick Rabrun]

I’ll Go Crazy – James Brown

Nonstop Disco Powerpack – Beastie Boys

Feast To Famine – Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood

Ballet Statique 2 (edit) – Conrad Schnitzler

Hang-Ups – T. Rex [photo by Michael Putland, June 18, 1976.]

Clap Hands – Beck [photo by Autumn de Wilde]

Curse Of The I-5 Corridor – Neko Case ft. Mark Lanegan

Salome’s Dance Of The Seven Veils / She Is A Monster, Your Daughter / Ah! I kissed your mouth, Jochanaan (John the Baptist) – from Salome, composed by Richard Strauss, with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, performed by Birgit Nilsson (soprano) as Salome; and Gerhard Stolze (tenor) as Herod; recorded Vienna, October 1961

Crazy Love, Vol. II – Paul Simon

Leave it alone – The Brian Jonestown Massacre [photo by Katy Lane]

Easy – The Dandy Warhols

Out On The Side – Gene Clark & Doug Dillard

Snowman – Guided By Voices

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What you’ve got here is Volume Three!…

so please press play and…as always…

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  • All The World Has Gone By – Joan Baez (written & produced by Richard Fariña)
  • Half Lives – Twisted Wires (produced by  Johnny Jewel)
  • I Really Love You Babe – T. Rex
  • Lounge Fly – Stone Temple Pilots
  • Looking For Love – Chromatics (produced by  Johnny Jewel)
  • Anenome / Baby (Prepraise) – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • The Magician – Mike Simonetti (produced by  Johnny Jewel)
  • Jericho – Rufus Wainwright  (produced by Mark Ronson)
  • Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down And Out) – John Lennon
  • Hickory Wind (Alternate Gram Parsons solo vocal “Nashville” Version ) [Take 8] – The Byrds
  • Cowboy Movie – David Crosby (ft. Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart)
  • Angels Sing – LUH (Lost Under Heaven)
  • That Girl Suicide – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • New York City – T. Rex
  • Luxury Liner – The International Submarine Band (ft. Gram Parsons)
  • Foolish Love / Danny Boy – Rufus Wainwright (produced by Jon Brion, string arrangement by Van Dyke Parks)
  • Yellow Bird – Chris Isaak ( Norman Luboff cover)
  • C’mon Billy – PJ Harvey

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All The World Has Gone By – Joan Baez (written & produced by Richard Fariña) [illustration by Eric Von Schmidt for Fariña’s 1966 novel, “Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me”]

Half Lives – Twisted Wires (produced by Johnny Jewel)

I Really Love You Babe – T. Rex

Lounge Fly – Stone Temple Pilots

Looking For Love – Chromatics (produced by Johnny Jewel)

Anenome / Baby (Prepraise) – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Magician – Mike Simonetti (produced by Johnny Jewel)

Jericho – Rufus Wainwright (produced by Mark Ronson) [photo by Barry J. Holmes, 2012]

Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down And Out) – John Lennon

Hickory Wind (Alternate Gram Parsons solo vocal “Nashville” Version ) [Take 8] – The Byrds

Cowboy Movie – David Crosby (ft. Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart) [photo by Jim Marshall, 1970]

Angels Sing – LUH (Lost Under Heaven)

That Girl Suicide – The Brian Jonestown Massacre [photo by Dennis Kleiman]

New York City – T. Rex

Luxury Liner – The International Submarine Band (ft. Gram Parsons)

Foolish Love / Danny Boy – Rufus Wainwright (produced by Jon Brion, string arrangement by Van Dyke Parks) [ Rufus Wainwright at the Cheyenne Diner on May 15, 1998 in New York City, by Catherine McGann]

Yellow Bird – Chris Isaak ( Norman Luboff cover)

C’mon Billy – PJ Harvey

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Well here it is, Volume 2 just for you!

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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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I guess it’s a bit of a soft psychedelic Saturday,

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[illustration by Herbert Bayer, from “Seven Convolutions” series, 1948]

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  • Green And Gold – The Electric Flag [Lead Guitar – Mike Bloomfield; Bass – Harvey Brooks; Percussion – Buddy Miles; Trumpet – Mark Doubleday; Guitar and Vocals – Nick Gravenites; Organs – Barry Goldberg; Synthesizer [Moog] – Paul Beaver; Tenor Saxophone – Peter Strazza; Violin [Electric] – Bob Notkoff]
  • Beware Of Darkness – George Harrison (ft. Leon Russell;  live August 1st 1971)
  • It’s Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry – Bob Dylan (ft. George Harrison, Leon Russell; live August 1st 1971)
  • Synesthesia – The Electric Flag
  • Sorted For E’s & Wizz – Pulp
  • Love You – Syd Barrett
  • Down Home Lady – T. Rex (demo outtake circa 1973)
  • Rid Of Me – PJ Harvey
  • His ‘N’ Hers – Pulp
  • Cinco De Mayo – Jim Carroll
  • Cloudy Shoes – Damien Jurado (produced by Richard Swift)
  • Wined And Dined (Demo, recorded 5 June 1970, Produced by David Gilmour) – Syd Barrett
  • Auto Machine – T. Rex (home demo circa 1972)
  • Send His Love To Me – PJ Harvey
  • No Me Molestes – Totem [Ruben Rada (lead voice and percussion); Eduardo Useta (guitar); Enrique Rey (guitar); Mario “Chichito” Cabral (percussion); Daniel “Lobito” Lagarde (bass) Roberto Galletti (drums)]
  • M-23 – The Electric Flag
  • Natural Harmony / Draft Morning / Wasn’t Born To Follow / Get To You – The Byrds
  • Fine Jung Thing – The Electric Flag
  • Raining On The Moon – William Parker Quartet (ft. Leena Conquest)
  • Psyche Soap – The Electric Flag
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Green And Gold – The Electric Flag

Beware Of Darkness – George Harrison (ft. Leon Russell; live August 1st 1971)

It’s Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry – Bob Dylan (ft. George Harrison, Leon Russell; live August 1st 1971)

Synesthesia – The Electric Flag

Sorted For E’s & Wizz – Pulp

Love You – Syd Barrett [photo by Mick Rock, 1969]

Down Home Lady – T. Rex (demo outtake circa 1973)

Rid Of Me – PJ Harvey

His ‘N’ Hers – Pulp

Cinco De Mayo – Jim Carroll [Jim Carroll in 1997. Photograph by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.]

Cloudy Shoes – Damien Jurado (produced by Richard Swift)
[photo of Jurado by Jonathan Canlas, 2010]

Wined And Dined (Demo, recorded 5 June 1970, Produced by David Gilmour) – Syd Barrett [Iggy the Eskimo and Syd Barrett, 1969, Photo by Mick Rock]

Auto Machine – T. Rex (home demo circa 1972)

Send His Love To Me – PJ Harvey [photo by Grzesiek Kszczotek, 1995]

No Me Molestes – Totem

M-23 – The Electric Flag

Natural Harmony / Draft Morning / Wasn’t Born To Follow / Get To You – The Byrds

Fine Jung Thing – The Electric Flag

Raining On The Moon – William Parker Quartet (ft. Leena Conquest)

Psyche Soap – The Electric Flag

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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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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: AN EBB FOR THE THIN KING

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A.M.O.P. Presents: _An Ebb for The Thin King
  • In My Craft And Sullen Art / 25 Ghosts III – Dylan Thomas / Nine Inch Nails (amop mix)
  • Tajemnica Enigmy (Secret Enigma) – Andrzej Korzyński
  • Honest Man – Lilacs & Champagne
  • I Am The Walrus – The Beatles
  • “All the lovers in this dream” – Jack Kerouac
  • Frelon Brun (Brown Hornet) – Miles Davis (ft. Wayne Shorter (ts); Chick Corea (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Tony Williams (d))
  • Théme Du Vampire – André Hossein
  • Blue Moon – Elvis Presley
  • The Things I Used To Do – Chuck Berry
  • Black Dog – Deodato (Led Zeppelin cover)
  • Meatplow – Stone Temple Pilots
  • Spoonful (’69 version) –  Howlin’ Wolf (ft. Morris Jennings (drums), Louis Satterfield (bass), Roland Faulkner & Pete Cosey (guitars))
  • Profondo Rosso M15 – Goblin
  • Two Years Of Torture – Ray Charles (ft. Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax))
  • Violins / Bloom Like Roses – Paz Lenchantin
  • Tenement Lady – T.Rex
  • The Panorama – Carter Burwell
  • Bold Marauder – Mimi & Richard Fariña
  • Trzecia Część Nocy (Third Part Of The Night) Czolownica – Andrzej Korzyński
  • Seeking a Love / G.I. Valentine / Finally a Card Came / Too Much Tenderness – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
  • Dust -Lucinda Williams (ft. Bill Frisell – electric guitar)
  • Dead and Gone – 79rs Gang
  • Ebb Tide – Frank Sinatra (arranged by Nelson Riddle)
  • Queen Jane Approximately – Bob Dylan

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In My Craft And Sullen Art / 25 Ghosts III – Dylan Thomas / Nine Inch Nails (amop mix) [woodcut by Antonio Frasconi] 

Tajemnica Enigmy

Tajemnica Enigmy – Andrzej Korzyński

Honest Man – Lilacs & Champagne

I Am The Walrus – The Beatles

“All the lovers in this dream” – Jack Kerouac

Frelon Brun (Brown Hornet) – Miles Davis (ft. Wayne Shorter (ts); Chick Corea (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Tony Williams (d))

Théme Du Vampire – André Hossein

Blue Moon – Elvis Presley [Elvis Presley backstage after a show at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis on May 15, 1956, by Barney Sellers]

The Things I Used To Do – Chuck Berry

Black Dog – Deodato (Led Zeppelin cover)

Meatplow – Stone Temple Pilots

Spoonful (’69 version)– Howlin’ Wolf (ft. Morris Jennings (drums), Louis Satterfield (bass), Roland Faulkner & Pete Cosey (guitars))

Profondo Rosso M15 – Goblin

Two Years Of Torture – Ray Charles (ft. Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax))

Violins / Bloom Like Roses – Paz Lenchantin

Tenement Lady – T.Rex

The Panorama – Carter Burwell

Bold Marauder – Mimi & Richard Fariña

Trzecia Część Nocy (Third Part Of The Night) Czolownica – Andrzej Korzyński

Seeking a Love / G.I. Valentine / Finally a Card Came / Too Much Tenderness – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

Dust -Lucinda Williams (ft. Bill Frisell – electric guitar)

Dead and Gone – 79rs Gang

Ebb Tide – Frank Sinatra

Queen Jane Approximately – Bob Dylan

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A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES PRESENTS: DENDRITES (VOL. 15)

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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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A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES PRESENTS: DENDRITES (VOL. 15)

  • 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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