41 years ago today the world lost the great Janis Joplin.
Here she is with a hurricane-force cover of Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters’ Cry Baby in 1970.
S&G at their best
Simon & Garfunkel — The Only Living Boy In New York
In 1983 I backpacked through Europe with a Sony Walkman and a few cassettes - Synchronicity, Rumors, Streetlight Serenade and Turnstiles.
I listened to these tapes hundreds and hundreds of times.
The Police - “Synchronicity I” - Synchronicity. If you’ve had a conversation with me regarding synchronous vs. asynchronous social and contrarian value in the past 6 months, you’ll know why I posted this song. More on this topic soon.
With one breath, with one flow
You will know
A sleep trance, a dream dance,
A shared romance,
A connecting principle,
Linked to the invisible
Logic so inflexible
Yet nothing is invincible
If we share this nightmare
Then we can dream
If you act, as you think,
The missing link,
We know you, they know me
A star fall, a phone call,
It joins all,
It’s so deep, it’s so wide
Effect without a cause
Sub-atomic laws, scientific pause
beautiful, gorgeous song, all the is good about Dawes is in here. This is their “When I Paint My Masterpiece”
Anyone that’s making anything new only breaks something else.
When My Time Comes- Dawes
We’re all super excited for the Dawes guys. The new release is amazing but I’ll never get over When My Times Comes. Long time coming since the SXSW days. Wishing you guys all future success. Come back to NYC soon.
The official poster for the new Martin Scorsese/George Harrison doc.
Whenever you listen to a piece of music, what you are actually doing is hearing the latest sentence in a very long story you’ve been listening to — all the pieces of music you’ve ever heard.
— Brian Eno, in conversation with David Mitchell, The Believer (When asked, “Do you agree that no new genre is ever invented, but rather hybridised from something that was there before?” Eno answers: “Yes. Nothing starts from nowhere.”)
truth be told, this might be my least favorite MG’s record (but again that’s like saying I have a least favorite pizza joint)
that being said, I am not sure there is better song about being 17 years old anywhere. anywhere