Posts Tagged ‘night owls

17
Dec
14

Night owl chat – Cuba

Music from the land of my fathers and mothers.

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Cachao – Guajira clasica

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Celia Cruz – La negra tiene tumbao

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09
Dec
14

Night owl chat – Sly and the Family Stone

Time to turn up the funk on a cold autumn’s night.

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Thank You

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If You Want Me To Stay

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22
Oct
14

Night Owl chat – Random music night

After another subpar day on the third rock from the Sun, it’s time to hit “shuffle”.

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John Lennon – Working Class Hero

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Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer

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30
Sep
14

Night owl chat – The laughter continues: Monty Python

Argument Clinic

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Spam

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17
Sep
14

Night owl chat – The Velvet Underground

The old joke is that 3,000 people bought “The Velvet Underground & Nico”—and half of them formed bands because of its influence. A bit of Lou Reed, John Cale, and friends.

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Heroin

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Sunday Morning

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09
Sep
14

Night owl chat – Elvis Costello redux

I know I’ve featured Mr. MacManus before. But, dammit, it’s Elvis flipping Costello.

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God Give Me Strength

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Peace, Love, and Understanding

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08
Sep
14

Night owl chat – Vengan a bailar, salseros!

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Hi, my name is LL, and I’m a salsero.

I didn’t really dance much to salsa when I lived in New York, which is odd, as that’s where salsa was born from a mixing of Cuban and Puerto Rican music.

However, when I moved to L.A. and started going to parties with my various Cuban family, I learned to dance salsa right quick. If I’m ever in a down mood, all I have to do is put on some salsa and the world looks much brighter.

So, for your night owling, a little bit of la musica caliente que se llama la salsa.

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Orquesta la Palabra – Lady

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Eddie Palmieri – Azucar Pa’ Ti

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04
Sep
14

Night owl chat – Freestyle

A few weeks ago I posted this, taking a trip down memory lane. Concurrently with electro, there was another genre called “freestyle”. This was more the music of my time in L.A. Again, dark sweaty parties dancing until you couldn’t dance any longer. So, more dancing for you night owls.

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Lil Suzy – Take Me In Your Arms

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The Cover Girls – Show Me

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02
Sep
14

Night owl chat – Words, with Richard Burton

More of the first art, with the immortal voice of Richard Burton.

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Robert Graves – “Welsh Incident”

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Ernest Dowson – Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae

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30
Aug
14

Night owl chat – Dire Straits

Full disclosure: My brother loved Dire Straits, and tried to get me into them. I never could, until recently. Maybe it’s being middle aged, but their melancholia now appeals to me.

For your night owl pleasure, a bit of Dire Straits.

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Brothers in Arms

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