Just found a FLORIDA SNOWMAN, more elusive than a yeti.
In this casket
Are my skeletal remains
The zombies having already
Supped on my brain
Epitaph for Lance
Here lies our boy Lance
Blind as a colony of bats
A set of socks he could not match it
And he never saw that flying hatchet
“Our evenings lacked promise. The world in the evening seems fraught with the absence of promise, if you are a married man. There is nothing to do but go home and drink your nine drinks and forget about it.”
Donald Barthelme - Critique de la Vie Quotidienne
#januaryrecordaday Day 25 - rainy day record. Val Stoeklein - Grey Life. Quintessential dreary record. V.S. committed suicide in 1993, almost completely obscure/forgotten. Album cover is b&w but I applied extra b&w filter to make it even more dramatic.
#januaryrecordaday day 24 - Rocketship - Certain Smile Certain Sadness. @johnjlz holding his copy. Very jealous because I don’t own a copy. He’s playing it tonight @burnhearts! (at Burnhearts)
#januaryrecordaday Day 23 - red colored record. Biz Markie - Just a Friend 12”. Can’t do much better than the diabolical B-I-Z.
#januaryrecordaday Day 22 - double LP. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - The Last Time. Too exhausted to add sound clip but needless to say, you should all be listening to the Western Swing master at least periodically.
#januaryrecordaday Day 21 - Artist’s 1st album. Bridget St. John - Ask Me No Questions. Basically Nico if she was English & sang pastoral-ish folk music.
#januaryrecordaday Day 20 - “any black artist.” Am I the only one thinking that today’s theme proves that this whole 31 days thing is a super cracker-y deal? Whatever the case, I picked Honey Cone’s Stick-Up. It’s a blazingly good cut, regardless of the color of the artist(s). Honestly wish we didn’t live in a world where race is ever still a theme for anything. Especially music.
#januaryrecordaday Day 19 - record from the 90s. Brief Weeds - A Very Generous Portrait. Curiously dark 60s-ish pop 7” by a band featuring Guy Picciotto from Fugazi! They only released 2 singles, both on K. Both are great!
#januaryrecordaday Day 18 - record that was a gift. Moneybrother - Real Control. @discreet_charm got this record (w/ Anders Wendin’s autograph) for my daughter when she was born!
Epitaph for Ralph P. Andersen
If when I get to Hell
The tavern’s closed
Siphon my skin
And tell the devil it’s compliments
Of Ralph P. Andersen
Epitaph for the horse Goliath
Absent from this tomb is the old horse Goliath
Best friend I ever knew
Hope doesn’t resent me
Rendering him to glue
Epitaph for our little hero
Deep dark grave
Life’s real burden
Our little hero here
Shan’t be blamed
He never learned to say PANCREATITIS
In his kindergarten