What are you listening to? The world really needs to know. #7


If u don't know the poetry u don't know Bukowski
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Can't decide which I like the best.
The music or the video...

one of the very few good things about Lynch's "Erasurehead" is what The Pixies made of the song from the woman behind the radiator.
I have a Pixies-bootleg on vinyl from long ago, that has this song. Like Like Like.



“The essential doesn't change.” Beckett
Joe Strummer died on this day in 2002. I remember the moment like it was yesterday. I will be listening to the Clash & Joe's work & his BBC shows all day today. Although, in theory, I don't agree with hero worship I will say he's closer than most.



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I don't understand celebrating (or mourning) the day someone you loved - or respected or whatever - died, but people do it, so what do I know.

Great song though. "If you're after getting the honey, then you don't go killing all the bees."
me too! with that particular performance.
I'm still not sure, whether I like him much or like him just a bit.
I've seen him first singing 'Candy Says' as an encore in Lou Reed's fabulous concert, where he (Lou) presents the 'Berlin'-album for the first time in its entirety. He (Antony) is somehow moving, but then, he's not very much moving.

I'm undecided still.

But - thanks to 'the-only-good-poet's post - I started looking around and came to know his tragically beautiful song, that goes:
"One day I'll grow up, I'll be a beautiful woman.
One day I'll grow up, I'll be a beautiful girl.
But for today I am a child, for today I am a boy."

[in case you wonder: yes, it's a transgender-thing, which explains why he chose to do 'Candy says' out of all Lou Reed songs]
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Officials say drugs may have played a part
2017 was a mean year, but this one for me was salt in the wound. I never even saw him live. It just felt comforting that he was around

Recently, I've been really enjoying the '70s funk (with a rock edge at times!) of Graham Central Station. Larry Graham was the original bass player for Sly and the Family Stone, and when he left Sly and Co. in '72, he formed his own band, which I have only recently learned was possibly just as good as the one he left (and much more stable, without the hard drug culture that derailed Sly...). Here's a vintage video of GCS:

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France Gall (French singer) died the other day. I'm not a fan of hers, but AM a huge fan of Serge Gainsbourg, who wrote a couple of songs for her in the 1960s.

Most people only know two songs he's written for her: "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" (with which she won the Eurovision Song contest in 1965) and "Les sucettes" for its scandal with the lyrics.

So, I've decided to share one of his lesser known songs (yet fairly successful in France: it made Number 4 in the charts in 1964):
"Laisse tomber les filles"