Music today has been a varied mix as usual. Starting with Aquelarre and Brumas (1974). The word aquelarre in Spanish means ‘diabolical assembly’, there’s even a demonic fantasy role-playing game with the same name. The band came from Argentina, the album title means Mists. This from Wikipedia:
Their music was more sophisticated than the standard Argentine rock-and-roll from the early 1970s, with constant rhythmic and melodic changes, surrealistic lyrics, and even free jazz passages.
How do you follow that? Well, I went for one of the great underrated records of the nineties, The Grays‘ Ro Sham Bo (1994) featuring Jon Brion and Jason Falkner with Buddy Judge and Dan McCarroll. I seem to have an autographed copy but that’s not surprising as I know Jon Brion and Jason Falkner, but my copy says “To Dave”?
Next, Olivia put on that classic Best Of Bee Gees album (1969) with all the sixties hits, classic, pre-disco Bee Gees, the best. Then the oddly named Hearty Har‘s Radio Astro (2021) starring Shane and Tyler Fogerty, John Fogerty’s sons. Still in the mood for Black Sabbath, I played Paranoid (1970) and Master of Reality (1971) before oddly following those two records up with the very middle of the road Tanita Tikaram’s Ancient Heart (1988). It seems there’s some darkness in the lyrics but it’s strange how an artist just appeals to a large audience right away as she did. Last but not least it’s Nada Surf‘s The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy (2011), great power pop and followed by their debut Karmic EP (1995).
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.