An Eclectic Gastronomy of Sound
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger- “Moth To a Flame” (from Midnight Sun, 2014)
Sean Lennon and his girlfriend release new song that’s very influenced by pre-Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd. Seems Sean’s also stepping back in time visually, as he’s looking very circa-1970 John Lennon-ish.
I like it.
Elton John – “Harmony” (from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: 40th Anniversary Edition, 1973 / 2014)
Yeah, I know – it’s actually been 41 years. Regardless, Elton John’s early 70’s music holds up really well. This track was originally intended for release as an album single, but lost out to the other singles from Yellow Brick Road and the following Caribou album. The video here is footage from his 1973 tour (look for Billie Jean King and Stevie Wonder). For more, and a really funny Elton John bio from that year, check out the “Goodbye Norma Jean” documentary (“Gifted. Lonely. Gifted even in his loneliness.”)
Real Estate- “Crime” (from Atlas, 2014)
Here’s something a little more modern (’cause “Real Estate” is a modern name if there ever was one). There’s something about the sound of a seafoam green guitar. “Stay with me / All will be revealed”
“By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” – from Brunch: A Plea, by Guy Beringer, in “Hunter’s Weekly”, 1895.