Photo: Alison Brady.
Flor y ano polis. I’ve been meaning to do a latin summer playlist for a while now, there’s so many songs I want to share that I just can’t decide on a particular genre, and thus, this one goes all over the place: boogaloo, rumba, cumbia, son, salsa and even some spanish quasi-reggae. It’s a bit eclectic but I assure you they’re all highlights in my collection, and if you have any pulse in you they’ll make you dance a little dance, lust for a sip of a tropical cocktail and daydream about an utopian caribbean paradise that never ends.
“The word arse is as much god as the word face. It must be so, otherwise you cut off your god at the waist.”
List of songs about or related to body parts. More textural than literal, onomatopoeia, gesture and touch. Blues, jazz and some Lord Quas for the heads.
+ Townes Van Zandt – Lungs
(Townes Van Zandt, 1969)
+ Dorothy Ashby – The Moving Finger
(The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby, 1970)
+ Horace Silver - I’ve had a little talk
(Total Response, 1971)
+ Colosseum II – All Skin & Bone
(Electric Savage, 1977)
+ John Sangster – Hair
(Ahead of Hair, 1969)
+ Roger Waters and Ron Geesin – Mrs. Throat goes Walking
(Music from the body, 1970)
+ Quasimoto – Come on Feet
(The Unseen, 2000)
If you can think of any other good songs about body parts, please comment below. I’m building a collection…
art: Horace Silver – Total Response (detail of left panel of inner gatefold)
quote: DH Lawrence
” Groove and Flavor ”
01. The Ramsey Lewis Trio – Nature Boy
Pot Luck (Argo Records, 1962)
02. Cannonball Adderley – One For Daddy-O
Somethin’ Else (1958)
03. The Necks – Buoyant
Chemist (Rer Megacorp, 2007)
04. Tristeza – Peaks
Mixed Signals (Tiger Style, 2002)
05. Jimmy McGriff – Tight Times
Electric Funk (1969)
note: Hard New York flavor. Jazz and all. Something to listen to if you miss NYC, in classic 60′s bebop sound track sort of way. The Neck is australian groups.
image: Untitled (1983) by Jannis Kounellis (Greek, born 1936). Steel beam, steel bed frame with propane gas torch, five steel shelves, smoke traces, and steel panel and shelf with wood, Overall approximately 10′ 11 1/2″ x 17′ 7 1/4″ x 16 1/4″ (333.9 x 536.5 x 41.2 cm). Sid R. Bass, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, The Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation, Inc. Funds, and purchase. © 2011 Jannis Kounellis
Photo: Nickolas Muray via GEH.
Allez donc vous faire bronzer
Sur la plage, sur la plage.
An all-weekend getaway to the beach. A subtle and clumsy dance on the pool. I love this Nickolas Muray photograph. I had no idea they had such bright, colourful photographs in 1932. I’d love to lie and tell you I created this playlist inspired by it. Maybe I will.
I created this playlist inspired by today’s photograph. Manouche jazz, soul funk, rare groove… it’s a nice, vibrant soundset for warm summer days. It might just scare the rain away.
” 2 a.m. Heroin Vapour ”
01. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – Destroying Angels
Black Earth (Ipecac Recordings, 2002)
02. Charlie Haden & Egberto Gismonti – Silence
In Montreal [Live] (Ecm Records, 2001)
03. Jaco Pastorius – Portrait Of Tracy
Jaco Pastorius (1976)
04. Christian McBride – Mwandishi Outcome Jam
Live At Tonic (Rope-a-Dope, 2006)
05. Miles Davis – Teo
Someday My Prince Will Come (1961)
note: Somewhere between cool jazz and recent sound. All in slow bass. It is a 2 am deep night list with classic imageries of jazz, with early sixties texture. That near hallucination perfect brass and bass combination, when demons lurk at the boundary of consciousness or seduction dissolve in warm night. Your other is in control and it’s perfectly engulfing the night. Rupture.
see also: Suspended Variation III