STILL FEEL

All February I’m taking a foray into the world of pop music. There’ll be a indie-pop, indietronica-pop, synth-pop, psych-pop, trance-pop, avant-pop,Britpop, soul-pop, blues-pop, alt-pop, funk-pop, folk-pop, pop-rock...Pop...Pop...Pop!

If you bear with this long enough, Valentine’s Day will find Cupid’s gifting of A 20 Something Fuck. Sounds romantic, right?

Next day The Man takes us back to Woodstock...“Feel it Still” kinda says what I’m trying to show here:

     “Ooh woo, I'm a rebel just for kicks, now
     I been feeling it since 1966, now
     Might be over now, but I feel it still.

     Ooh woo, I'm a rebel just for kicks, now
     Let me kick it like it's 1986, now
     Might be over now, but I feel it still.”


Everywhere I turn in the blogshere it seems like a bunch of old farts stuck in the past. Praising that album they heard however many centuries ago, claiming there’s nothing nowadays that can even compare. I have albums from all times past that I cherish, sure. But cloaking them in a shroud of nostalgia begs the question: is it really that great?

Some of those cherished relics ARE that great & some aren’t, but the thing they are all missing is that newness, that freshness, that “of the moment” when I would hear something for the very first time. That feeling is what I listen for in new music. I want that rush of fresh air so I’m open to new sounds. I don’t weigh them against the past. I try to let them stand on their own. “1966...1986...it might be over, but I can feel it still.”

I don’t need the digitally remastered XX?? anniversary release with 12,000 shit-turd outtakes, alternate versions, & demos. Gimme somethin’ like nothin’ I heard yet. Gimme somethin’ new.

So this month is dedicated to 21st Century sounds.

06 December 2022

Gone But Not Forgotten - Hamish Kilgour

R.I.P. Mr. Clean.



On this one:
     "Written and recorded in collaboration with Gary Olson, who captured the album at his Marlborough Farms studio and accompanies Kilgour on some songs" 

 

Hamish Kilgour - All of it & Nothing, Ba Da Bing! BING102, 2014.
decryption code in comments

Here it Comes
Going Out
Strength of an Eye
Crazy Radiance
H.K. Eleven Eight
Smile
Turn Around
Hullabaloo
Rave Up (for the Yellow Dogs)
Get on Up
Last Song

Never forget Syd’s pink wiring syatem,

9 comments:

  1. weFLaGdWnm6CzBD2y3y-nsyZ4b0tuFaW0NYaAhWF7ss

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  2. thx for posting this

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  3. "The coins are often very old, by the time they meet the jeweller.."
    Diego

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    1. & shuffling off---This Mortal Coil

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  4. Its great to see an old blog still posting great music. Internet used to be this for me, a strange eclectic place. Nice to meet you.
    I came here searching for some 17 Pygmies albums, im staying for the dedication.
    Love you.

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  5. Nice to meet you, juanjuanjuan. The only places I really visit on the Interweb are the eclectic. Hope you find much to enjoy. If you have requests, let me know. It can't hurt (too much).

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  6. Thanks N0, RIP Hamish Kilgour. Not familiar with his solo work but I'm sure it's great

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    1. This was kinda a quick post just to honor his passing. In January 23 I'm going to do a piece on all the great bands he was a partof. Stay tuned.

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