Monday, March 10, 2008

DiB Playlist – 10 Mar 08

Life's Incredible Again – Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles OST)
Love Me For The Cool – Mark Sholtez (Real Street)
East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) – Johnny Nicol (High Tide Vol 1 – Live at the Brisbane Jazz Club)
California Dreaming – Jose Feliciano (Late Night Tales - Jamiroquai)
Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan (Highway 61 Revisited)
Blacks Without Soul PSA
Paying the Cost to be the Boss - B.B. King (Blues Guitar Heroes Vol 1)
Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters (Blues Guitar Heroes Vol 2)
Tip of My Tongue – Diesel & Strings (Live at the Vanguard)
Almost With You – The Church (El Momento Descuidado)
Tell Me – The Badloves (Get On Board)
Tell Me – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (100 Days 100 Nights)
I Changed My Mind – Quannum feat Lyrics Born & The Poets of Rhythm (Single)
Don't Leave Me This Way (Dim's re-edit) – Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (After the Playboy Mansion)
I Feel For You – Chaka Khan (Epiphany)
Tequila – The Button Down Brass feat the funky trumpet of Ray Davies (Inflight Entertainment)
Ai No Corrida – Quincy Jones (Boogie Fever)
Don't Give Hate A Chance – Jamiroquai (High Times)
Some Kind of Wonderful – Joss Stone (The Soul Sessions)
Buena – Morphine (Cure For Pain)
Overjoyed – Mary J Blige (Conception)
Reach Out (I'll Be There) – Gerald Levert & The Funk Brothers (Standing in the Shadows of Motown OST)
Cool Jerk – Bootsy Collins & The Funk Brothers (Standing in the Shadows of Motown OST)
Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (Motown Classics Gold)
Home By Now – Mark Sholtez (Real Street)

The Necks at The Street Theatre

The Necks played The Street Theatre back in February and Jeremy and I went along (his take). Eric was also there and wrote an interesting review for the Canberra Jazz blog that I've just come across:

"haunting, mesmeric, hypnotic"

"Ambient and minimal; hypnotic and attractive; mysterious and tonally deceptive; beautiful and even refreshing."

I don't know that I'm with Eric on "refreshing" though, particularly regarding their first piece/set. I think I'm more with the guy who wanted to laugh in response to the sensory overload; at the time I think I described it as "the soundtrack from a nightmare" or somesuch, so if I had laughed it would have been more of a hyperventilated crazed cackle. I much preferred the second piece; it evoked a summer storm with rain on a tin roof for me.

"Ambient is not something I’d choose every night, but The Necks were engrossing and satisfying and much recommended."

Definitely engrossing, but I could only recommend The Necks to folk who're open to the unorthodox, or ambient soundscape performance veterans.

Next Show 10 Mar 08

Thursday, March 6, 2008