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Category: music

Friday Jukebox: Low Key

I haven’t spent enough time with the new Tweedy album yet, but on first listen it is excellent – just the right balance between the approachable and comforting melodies Jeff Tweedy writes so well and the more challenging and restless rhythms he came up with and played with his son, Spencer. This video is great – directed by the equally brilliant Nick Offerman.

Happy Friday everyone.

Friday Jukebox: Communist Radio

Sometimes I like songs to be like this post. Very short, and with no real background information.

Friday Jukebox: Our Last Summer

Last week I looked at an old song and the experience of buying records twenty years ago. Pretty soon after I hit ‘publish’ I thought it might be fun to this week look at a new discovery. I expected it to be a new band, and to be through a new channel – a music blog, Spotify, something like that. I didn’t quite work out that way.  Read the rest of this entry »

Friday Jukebox: Underwhelmed

In my early teens there were still plenty of local record shops. There were the usual chains, and the shops that sold other stuff but had a record section, but there were independent stores too. Not independent in the sense of just selling indie music, but genuine small businesses making money out of selling all kinds of music. Remember those days? Read the rest of this entry »

Friday Jukebox: Never Too Much

I think you could make a pretty strong case for Never Too Much from Luther Vandross being the perfect pop song. The best pop music is rooted in soul, soul in the broadest sense of the word. Pop music should be catchy, make your day better, but it also needs to be underpinned by something more, something impossible to properly define, yet you know it when you hear it. There needs to be an otherness, a magic. Read the rest of this entry »

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