And I Love Him (For Every MdM Readers)


I give him all my love
That’s all I do
And if you saw my love
You’d love him too
And I love him
- And I love Him


” List for Every Loyal Readers Out There who has been Following MdM. No.1 “

01. Esther PhillipsAnd I Love Him
And I Love Him (1965)
02. Dimitri from ParisNothing to Lose {From the Party}
Sacrebleu (Yellow Productions, 1996)
03. The Dining RoomsMilano calibro 9 (madrid de los austrias woman in the party mix)
Versioni Particolari 2 (Schema Records, 2006)
04. Cinematic OrchestraAnd Relax!
Motion (Ninja Tune, 1999)
05. Nicola ConteJazz Pour Dadine
Jet Sounds Revisited (Schema Records, 2000)
06. Ulrich SchnaussNobody’s Home
Far Away Trains Passing By (Domino Recording Co., 2008)
07. Fantastic Plastic MachineLove Is Psychedelic
Beautiful (Emperor Norton, 2001)

Note: Hi everybody. Thanks for all the nice words. That was touching. It’s been hard finding time for me, few lists that I made hasn’t been all that coherent, most ends up sitting and waiting. At MdM, I think we sort of have an unspoken pact that if we have nothing to say, then we shouldn’t post. Pace of posting and flow go up and down depending on everybody’s mood. And lately, I for one hasn’t listened to enough tracks to make nice lists to post. I don’t have much to say.

So where do we go from here? Well, I follow Moka. She is the brave leader. Frequency will not up significantly tho’. That’s a big problem.

About this list? It’s mood music. Afternoon Coffee and cigarettes types of soundtrack. It’s classic MdM’s style downtempo mood filler for breezy late spring day. I want a series of list for everybody who likes MdM. Classic MdM’s posts that people come to listen. This one comes with a tinge of melancholy, but perfectly balanced musically. Summer is coming after all. Try the Esther Phillip’s track. It’s a classic soul track.

image: MagnumVigo

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Category: Electronica, Soul

The Last Summer Splash



    • Pharrell & The Yessirs – That Girl
      Out Of My Mind (2007) 

…or Music for make babies.
I hope you had a great summer.

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Category: Electronica, Hip hop, Motel de Moka, Pop, Soul

Gentle Persuasion…

We arrived at the roller rink well after dark. I paid my $7 to the cashier, who took the money and scurried off to find me a pair of skates. A large concrete rink was surrounded by floor to ceiling blue carpet, and the tile work was almost an optical illusion. Presumably, nothing had been modified since the early 1980s when the rink opened – including the signage, which warned pay-phone users to keep calls under 3 minutes.

1. Doug Hream BluntGentle Persuasion (short version)
Gentle Persuasion (1990s?, Self Released)

2. Dave GraneyNight of the Wolverine 4
Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Where I Hide (Liberation Music, 2011)

3. Little BeaverParty Down pt. 2
Party Down (1975 TK records)

4. Lee EdwardsEqual Love Oppertunity pt. 2
Shades Of Love

5. George Smallwood & MarshmellowLady Disco (demo)
7″ Single, (Reissued 2011, P.P.U. Records)

6. Rework - Jogging Beat
7″ Single (Playhouse, 2005)

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Category: Experimental, Soul

I Will Not Sing hateful Songs

The European Revolutions of 1848, known in some countries as the Spring of Nations, Springtime of the Peoples or the Year of Revolution, were a series of political upheavals throughout Europe. Described by some historians as a revolutionary wave, the period of unrest began in France, with the French Revolution of 1848, and soon spread to the rest of Europe.

Although most of the revolutions were quickly put down, there was a significant amount of violence in many areas, with tens of thousands of people tortured and/or killed. While the immediate political effects of the revolutions were largely reversed, the long-term reverberations of the events were far-reaching. - wiki


Groove for Double Dip and Arab Spring Revolution

01. Brian Auger & the Trinity/Julie DriscollFlesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In)
A Kind of Love in 1967-1971 (Raven, 2004)
02. ConstantinesLife or Death
Kensington Heights (Arts & Crafts, 2008)
03. Mogwai - San Pedro
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Sub Pop, 2011)
04. Sonic YouthSchizophrenia
Sister (DGC, 1994)
05. Bellini - Numbers
The Precious Prize of Gravity (Temporary Residence, 2009)
06. Captain Beefheart & The Magic BandSure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do
Safe As Milk (1967)
07. Lionel Richierunning with the night
Can’t Slow Down (1990)

note: I don’t know where everybody is. Probably too busy having a live or having sex. I need those too. hah. OK, here is a proper list finally. Something restless, inspired by everybody who is struggling to have their voice heard in the middle east. Little warning, this is a mode play, opening with soul slowly turning mathrock, full of fuzz and dissonance. Very dark, but I like it. It’s a proper list, I put some thought in arranging it in term of mode transition. The seemingly random move actually are mish mash of same titles inside the album or lyrics. Mogwai’s last album has the word Lionel Richie in it.

I hope you enjoy it. And everybody in the arab world, we are behind you.

image: Barricade on the rue Soufflot, an 1848 painting by Horace Vernet.

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Category: Psychedelic, Rock, Soul

Long After Tonight

On September 24, 1969, thirteen months after the riots that shocked America, the trial of the so-called “Chicago Eight” began in the oak-panelled, twenty-third-floor courtroom of Judge Julius Hoffman. The 300 members of the panel of potential jurors were overwhelmingly white, middle-class and middle-aged. They reminded author and trial observer J. Anthony Lukas of “the Rolling Meadows Bowling League lost on their way to the lanes.” Defense attorneys William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass submitted to Judge Hoffman a list of fifty-four proposed questions for potential jurors. They believed that the questions might aid them in their use of juror challenges by revealing cultural biases. Among the questions the defense attorneys wanted to ask jurors were: “Do you know who Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix are?”, “Would you let your son or daughter marry a Yippie?”, and “If your children are female, do they wear brassieres all the time?” Judge Hoffman rejected all but one of the proposed questions, asking the jurors only “Are you, or do you have any close friends or relatives who are employed by any law enforcement agencies?” (Later, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals would cite the judge’s refusal to allow inquiry into the potential cultural biases of jurors as a ground for reversing all convictions.) Three hours after voir dire began, a jury of two white men and ten women, two black and eight white, was seated. It was clearly not a good jury for the defense. (After the trial, one female juror commented that the defendants “should be convicted for their appearance, their language and their lifestyle.” Edward Kratzke, the jury foreman, also was angered by the defendants’ courtroom behavior: “These defendants wouldn’t even stand up when the judge walked in; when there is no more respect we might as well give up the United States.” A third juror expressed the view that the demonstrators “should have been shot down by the police.”) - The Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial

Short Soul List

01. Janis JoplinBall and Chain [Live]
18 Essential Songs (1995)
02. Irma ThomasTake A Look
Straight From The Soul (Stateside, 2004)
03. Amy WinehouseSome Unholy War
Back to Black [Deluxe Edition] (2006)
04. Michael JacksonAin’t no sunshine
Got to be there (1972)
05. Irma ThomasLong After Tonight Is All Over
Straight From The Soul (Stateside, 2004)
06. Janis JoplinSummertime
18 Essential Songs (1995)
07. Amy WinehouseYou Know I’m No Good
Back to Black [Deluxe Edition] (2006)

Note: I am not sure what’s going on out there right now, so I’ll do my own thing until I have time sorting out recent releases. In the meantime, the world is definitely having one of its fit. Unhappy people all over, protests, government going crazy, and economy going straight to the ditch. I want full throat soul to go with it. This is a short list with songs from three different eras doing exactly same style singing about same subject matter. One from golden age of soul, another from the height of psychelic rock, and two from recent hits doing retake of soul era. Maybe by listening to these, I can be assured that somehow now is just a re-imagining of before. There is nothing to worry, it’s all rehash. Like a good explosive rock, hearing voice so near the mic, one can feel the heat of amplifier transmitting the scream of burning soul. It’s desiring. Articulation of soul in sound.

image: Venus Oak
see also: Chicago Seven

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Category: Rock, Soul

With wonderful deathless ditties
We build up the world's great cities,
And out of a fabulous story
We fashion an empire's glory:
One man with a dream, at pleasure,
Shall go forth and conquer a crown;
And three with a new song's measure
Can trample an empire down. [1]

Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end! `I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' she said aloud. `I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think--' (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) `--yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?' (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.) [2]

O long-silent Sybil,
you of the winged dreams,
Speak out from your temple of light
as the serious constellations
with Greek names
still stare down on us
as a lighthouse moves its megaphone
over the sea
Speak out and shine upon us
the sea-light of Greece
the diamond light of Greece

Far-seeing Sybil, forever hidden,
Come out of your cave at last
And speak to us in the poet's voice
the voice of the fourth person singular
the voice of the inscrutable future
the voice of the people mixed
with a wild soft laughter--
And give us new dreams to dream,
Give us new myths to live by! [3]

So our princes who have lost their principalities after many years’ of possession shouldn’t blame their loss on fortuna. The real culprit is their own indolence, going through quiet times with no thought of the possibility of change (it’s a common human fault, failing to prepare for tempests unless one is actually in one!). And when eventually bad times did come, they thought of •flight rather than •self-defence, hoping that the people, upset by conquerors’ insolence, would recall them. This course of action may be all right when there’s no alternative, but it is not all right to neglect alternatives and choose this one; it amounts to voluntarily falling because you think that in due course someone will pick you up. If you do get rescued (and you probably won’t), that won’t make you secure; the only rescue that is really helpful to you is the one performed by you, the one that depends on yourself and your virtù. [4]