“Oh my furry whiskers, I’m late, I’m late’ I’m late.” Sorry about that. Brain completely addled, no idea why, who, when or where. Hope you’re all feeling suitably Spring-like, and many thanks for the top-ups to the wormbank. More worms are always welcome; if you have one, please send it along to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a short blurb about why you like it (or why it’s stuck in your head). Many thanks.
Turin Brakes – 96 – glasshalfempty: Balham’s finest, Turin Brakes, open their new album ‘Lost Property’ with this super track. Dig that jangly riff.
Vargas Blues Band – You Don’t Know My Name – Ravi Raman: I was introduced to this band by Sony BMG and this album All Around Blues is this band’s first early release. Founded by Javier Vargas a Spanish guitarist settled in Buenos Aires, VBB incorporates blues, flamenco, funk, rock & jazz.
Lowell George’s cover of Rickie Lee Jones’ Easy Money – DsD: A lyric set I can sing at the drop of a hat (’cause I have been for thirty years), plus a rhythm guitar riff that sounds so deceptively simple I can almost fool myself that I could learn it, plus a horn section to die for, equals a DsD envisioning himself on-stage daydream [You mean “pipedream”, shoorly? – Ed.]
Steve Goodman – City Of New Orleans – goneforeign: There’s been lots of good covers of this song over the years but this is the original by the author, Steve Goodman, it came out in ’71.
Riverside – Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened by a Hat?) – AliM: Riverside is a Polish band from Warsaw, founded in 2001. I have only just discovered them (Spotify again) only to find out that guitarist Piotr Grudziński passed away in February this year. Wiki says that Riverside announced that a new album, a compilation of ambient and instrumental pieces, should be finished on 15th of March (Piotr Grudziński birthday). I shall investigate.
Lucinda Williams – Faith & Grace – tincanman: For the full stop on her latest album, about aging and preparing to meet your maker, Lucinda stretches this old gospel standard into a nuanced mix of her signature Americana, some psych, and even a little remix reggae. It transports me.
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