Showing posts with label music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music. Show all posts

Jan 12, 2011

Music and the Sense of Smell



I was deep in thought in the comfort of sauna car this evening when I realized something on the radio was taking me on a vividly pleasant journey back to a place of heavy air scented with dry ice, mildew, pot, and twenty years of spilled drinks. A small sweaty room filled with second hand leather jackets, skinny cords, running shoes and greasy hair - the mid 90s. I looked down at the face plate and it read, 1990's Brain Damage. That explained it, some '90s hour' on satellite radio and they're playing a recently discovered, unknown until now, demo track by Thurston Moore and his second cousin.

No. My vivid trip was courtesy of Extra Happy Ghost!!!. One guy. From Calgary. In 2010.

Thanks for letting me remember the 90s were really awesome, Mr. Extra Happy Ghost!!!.

play 1990's Brain Damage

Oct 13, 2010

What are you listening to?


Stone Roses - Fools Gold (1989)
download --> Fools Gold (Remastered)


The gold road's sure a long road
winds on through the hills for fifteen days

The pack on my back is achin'
the straps seem to cut me like a knife

The gold road's sure a long road
winds on through the hills for fifteen days

The pack on my back is achin'
the straps seem to cut me like a knife

I'm no clown, I won't back down
I don't need you to tell me what's goin' down
down, down, down, down, da down, down, down
down, down, down, down, da down, down, down

I'm standing alone
I'm watching you all
I'm seeing you sinking
I'm standing alone
you're weighing the gold
I'm watching you sinking
Fool's gold

These boots were made for walking
the Marquis De Sade never made no boots like these

Gold's just around the corner
breakdown's coming up 'round the bend

(how ya doin'?)

Sometimes you have to try to get along dear
I know the truth and I know what you're thinking

Down, down, down, down, da down, down, down

I'm standing alone
I'm watching you all
I'm seeing you sinking
I'm standing alone
you're weighing the gold
I'm watching you sinking
Fool's gold

Sep 20, 2010

Last Weekend on the Turntable

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Seals and Crofts
Although my favourite is Summer Breeze - Diamond Girl has its strong points.

Aug 16, 2010

There's just something about Gord...


that makes a Monday morning much more bearable.

Last Weekend on the Turntable

Nina Simone - 'Nuff Said!

Aug 3, 2010

9 Personal Spaces - Turntable Display

first five images scans from 1974






via elle decor UK
via elle decor UK
via the selby
I'd been after a new turntable since the motor died in mine two years ago. Lucky me, I won one at an auction for $26. I didn't set it up for awhile because I didn't have anywhere to put it. Then I found two teak side tables for $30. Voila. After a week I didn't like the look so I sold it all. Now, I'm without again.

Aug 2, 2010

Last Week in the Cassette Player


I was driving Brad's car last week - which only has a cassette player - so instead of being infiltrated by Nickelback on local radio I pulled my cassettes out of storage.

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Sonic Youth - dirty
Psychedelic Furs - Forever Now

Jul 26, 2010

Last Weekend on the Turntable

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds (1980)
- loving the single - A Forest (Remastered LP Version)

Jul 22, 2010

Watch Listen Learn


I've set up a Bijou Living YouTube channel where I've stored some of my favourite online tips, music and inspirations. Stop by for some entertainment if you're so inclined. http://www.youtube.com/user/bijouliving

Jun 14, 2010

Last Weekend on the Turntable

David Essex - Rock On

David can I have your necklace please?


image via the very cool music site So Many Records, So Little Time

May 19, 2010

Guilty Pleasure

Black Sabbath's fashion sense - early 1970s.








Zephyr and Trapeze get honorable guilty fashion pleasure mention.


* interesting observation - note how the smoker is somewhat isolated in the two pics in which he's smoking

May 18, 2010

Japanese New Wave 1981 - Plastics





A rather cool video with even cooler fashion.
Take note of:
1. Her
2. Mr. Roland keyboards' ensemble
3. Mr. Harmonica's watch and hair style
4. Mr. Guitar's buttons

Are you as confused as I am with the Wolfman Jack intro?

May 11, 2010

Jeanne Moreau France 1912



Another of Truffaut's fashionably inspirational flicks.


PLOT SUMMARY - In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the story of three people in love, a love which does not affect their friendship, and about how their relationship evolves with the years. via IMDb Written by Yepok How can one not be tempted by a plot like this?

The beautiful and stylish Jeanne Moreau sings 'Le Tourbillon de la Vie' in Fran├žois Truffaut's 1962 film Jules et Jim - in which the soundtrack has been named "One of the 10 Best Soundtracks" by TIME magazine in its "All time 100 Movies List".

Wouldn't you say that has to be one of Adrien Brody's relatives on guitar?

May 5, 2010

I know nothing of this band...

Nor do I know anything of this photo other than I bought it at a flea market.


Sleep Holiday
other than what's on their Myspace page. They're from Vancouver and I think I just may give them a few more listens. I don't like it when critics give cheap comparisons. I will, however, tell you that I listened to a lot of The Cure, Passion Puppets, Bauhaus, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Smiths in the 80s. My tastes haven't changed all that much.

PS My favourite on their player is HnH.

The Wind