Music For Listeners 07/19/2014
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD compilation 'Anthology'.
2) Hank Williams-"Farther Along" From the brand new compilation album 'The Garden Spot Programs, 1950'.
3) Literature-"The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything" From the forthcoming album 'Chorus'.
4) Small Reactions-"Hung From Wire" From the brand new digital EP 'Hung From Wire'.
5) Trick Mammoth-"Baltimore" From the brand new digital EP "Floristry".
6) Bloody Beach-"Jigsaw" From the album 'Bloody Beach Pirate Radio Presents'.
7) The Whigs-"The Particular" From the album 'Modern Creation'.
8) The Hawks (of Holy Rosary)-"Snakes and Hawks" From the forthcoming vinyl album 'What Team Am I On?'.
9) Gruff Rhys-"Lolo" From the album 'American Interior'.
10) Young Buffalo-"Sykia" From the brand new digital single for "Sykia".
11) Generationals-"Gold Silver Diamond" From the brand new digital compilation album 'PV Digest Number 2: Summer 2014'.
12) Honeyblood-"All Dragged Up" From the brand new album 'Honeyblood'.
13) High Hazels-"Misbehave" From the forthcoming album 'High Hazels'.
14) La Luz-"Sure As Spring" From the album 'It's Alive'.
15) Slow Club-"The Pieces" From the brand new album 'Complete Surrender'.
16) Bahamas-"All The Time" From the forthcoming album 'Bahamas is Afie'.
17) The Shins-"So Now What" From the brand new soundtrack to the motion picture "Wish I Was Here".
18) Teleman-"Travel Song" From the album 'Breakfast'.
19) The Leaf Library-"The Greater Good" From the digital single for "The Greater Good".
20) Kult Country-"Atlas Haze" From the brand new digital single for "Trembling Moon".
21) Stoney-"Defiantly Loved" From the album 'More Than Animals'.
22) Empty Pools-"Pacey Grey (profanity)" From the forthcoming EP 'Liberation Prayers'.
23) Dick Diver-"New Name Blues" From the brand new vinyl 7" single for "New Name Blues".
24) Gulp-"Everything" From the brand new album 'Season Sun'.
25) The Hobbes Fanclub-"Stay Gold" From the forthcoming album 'Up At Lagrange'.
26) The Society of Rockets-"Olivia Odyssey" From the album 'Future Factory'.
27) Zulu Winter-"Games" From the forthcoming album 'Stutter'.
28) Little Tornados-"Alhambra" From the forthcoming album 'We Are Divine'.
29) Sweet Baboo-"Tom Waites Rip Off (Marc Riley Session)" From the brand new album 'Marc Riley BBC 6Music Session'.
30) Freschard (with the Wave Pictures)-"And The Rain" From the vinyl 7" single for "Monsters".
31) Fear of Men-"Vitrine" From the album 'Loom'.
32) Warpaint-"The Chauffeur" From the brand new digital single for "The Chauffeur".
33) "The Mid-Morning Recording" The Monkees-'The Motion Picture Soundtrack "Head"'. (Vinyl version)
Last year, I saw The Monkees live in concert. I've really always wanted to see them, but Nesmith was always my favorite, and he never played shows in America, much less Texas. Surprisingly enough, Michael Nesmith played the first shows with the band in his home state of Texas, maybe ever, and I'm glad to have gone! They played all of the songs from this album including Nillson's amazing compostion "Daddy's Song" as a video piece. As a break for the actual live band, and in tribute, they let the video screen take over with the wonderful dance sequence from the film featuring the late Davy Jones, along and the beautiful coreographer Toni Basil. I was completely moved by the choice to complete this album in concert with such a surprising tribute. They played a lot of 'Headquarters', and all of this album. On glourious vinyl and apparently compiled by Jack Nicholson himself. I didn't see this film until the late 90's, but I had been a fan of the group since I was a small child. I'm glad I waited, as I wouldn't have understood the themes of the piece anyways. There is a theme, but it's up to the viewer to decide what those themes are. It's all in your head. "And it looks like we made it once again!" - Michael - MFL
34) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.