/where does it come from...? pssssttt... its magic/
creating energy--from an invisible state...One of man's greatest feats of imagination and cunning: the creation, performing, recording, and documentation of music.
In essence----(an ultimate) liberal pursuit--the wider the better--no iterations of style, approach or intention should "close off the ears" without due ...... listening
Thus..... In the Groovesa monthly blog dedicated to music, thought, or, the art of listening, or, the visual as related to music or, performance etc....... or, consider christian marclay's record without a cover, or, did george harrison play on "basketball Jones" by cheech and chong, or, why? digital?, am I addicted to 7" circles? were the Circle Jerks at Mables in Champaign, il., summer of '84---the most violent slam dancing ever?? and on and around and around....
Each month we will be reviewing/noticing records, posting sounds, and tracking enthusiasms.
As a consequence, the format will be OPEN, and I encourage everyone to Feedback and participate with their own reactions, ideas and reviews---See a great concert, let us know! Hear an interesting new record, write it up! post a picture! post a sound!!
Ok! enough of my blather blather bore you!
the random: recordings of the month
Note: sound samples below synopsis
jonah jones quartet;
Swingin' on Broadway
7" 4 song e.p.
--at 1.99 bought immediately for cover alone :)
(dusty groove) fantastic
smallish ensemble w/ chill trumpet. b'way tunes
not normally my bag, but undeniable + great for cocktail hour/late night
58 Men in Action 7"--found in a glorious custom orange/swirl/stripedy 45
box gifted from my all time brother in law
scott L. An emphatic motivational speaker for chevrolet barks at car salesman--weirdly psychological, challenging even.
and one big dare: SELL MORE CARS!
chakademus & the pliers:
classic, shaking dancehall
murder she wrote 12"
as reckless label said:
"this rocks any party"
murder she wrote
zolar: Pisces cardboard 7"another pick from the orange box---a birthday
card with a message from zolar to all Pisces--
Wow. Therapy anyone?
supertouch: lost my way e.p.chance pick from reckless records-- early 90's melodic hardcore from band from NYC -- 4-song e.p.
Where r U? me want more
january enthusiasms now:
ABECEDARIANS Double 10": Independent Project Press gatefold (#1100/1750) psychedelic scorched earth groove pop meets gang of four in the desert--cruelly under appreciated/unknown
THE BREADWINNERS Dubs Unlimited (king Spinna) (dl): contemporary instrumental dub reggae from London-- Composer, Producer, engineer Al Redfern + friends in an all analog recording--vital w/ max good vibes+sunshineBURIAL truant/rough sleeper 12": (hyperdub) brilliant dub inflected sound scape from mysterious englishman - burial has been at the forefront of contemporary music since his debut LP "Untrue" in 2006.
ETHER NET Opus 2 cd: (kranky) drifting ambient w/ an edge, encourages late night mental drifts...
THE COMMODORES 7" (b side) "Look what you've done to me" flip from execrable schmaltz
"three times a lady"... who knew?! solid, funky joint
GOLDEN VOID s/t: (thrill jockey) Eclectic chicago stalwart TJ releases a genuine heavy rock record--(and not their first :) ---like early sabbath, w/ hooks + fantastic playing+vocals. come play in chicago!
JOHN CALE Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood (Double Six) cd: disarmingly good
TUNJI OYELANA A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79 (Soundway) (2) cd: terrific positive uplift
Collective Windy City Soul Club at empty bottle saturday 1/19/13--two record players, a mixer,
and huge collection of soul music via 10 (?) dj's = 732 people dancing over the entire night at a club with a capacity of 350! Well done guys...Believe the hype--
BEST NAME: Fat Albert Einstein
FREE: futuresequence -- 42 (!) track sampler from experimental/ambient label
oh, and one last thing:
In conjunction with "In The Grooves", along with the local underemployed art teacher society--is the hi-life sound system !! ---the traveling vehicle of dj baby chocolate, my alter ego and ongoing dj project. Simply put, I am on a mission to share vinyl and spread the positive vibes wherever there is a power source and people who want to DANCE THEIR GROOVE! Therefore, we will be posting gigs, tracking shows, and looking for new opportunities (70's night?! new wave dance party!, ladies+lovers soul night?! --yes, please)
(recent: delilahs, glen oak cc (hs reunion), harvey block party oak park, chicago highlands :)
and THANKS to all who came to djbc's recent spins at Delilah's.
The "Cosmic Dance and Chill" 12/23/12 was suitably sacred and profane, with atmosphere's ranging from lloyd glenn's "sleighride" to the Ramones "merry xmas" (I don't want to fight tonight), to all manner of holiday musical cheer and bleary, be it blues, ska, country, ancient, or rock! Thanks Mike
NEXT: Sunday, Feb. 10 Set: "heavy, heavy---hard rock, alternative + metal (gasp!) 9-close
So... I take all the blame.
see you next month and Keep the groove!
Killer Vinyl Dance Party: edition: new wave
Killer Vinyl Dance Party: edition: soul and grooves
Killer Vinyl Dance Party: Dub and Roots
Puffy Cocktail Hour: Vol 7 (selection 2012)
DJ Baby Chocolate presents: weird wonderful and strange/Sonic MonstrOddities series
|DJBC Sampler (mt1)|
broad selection multi styles
|DJBC 7" (mt2)|
all 45 rpm mix--magic
|DJBC "this Nog's for you"|
Hi-Holidays Dance Party 2012
blues/funk/r&b/old r&r etc.
"instant classic!" (mt3)