Saturday, February 24, 2007

Beard Hour Playlist 2/22

The last Beard Hour is basically what happens when working three jobs catches up with you. This is what I can remember playing:

Franco + L'OK Jazz - Bome L'Huere
Al Haji K. Frimpong - Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena
Dr. Victor Olaiya - Moonlight Highlife
Fela Kuti - Sorrow Tears and Blood
Orchestre Baobab - Mouhamadou Bamba

And, every track on the second disc of Bembeya Jazz National's The Syliphone Years.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Beard Hour Playlist 2.16

Homer Quincy Smith - I want Jesus to Walk With Me - American Primitive 2
Sounds from the abyss. An old Beard Hour favorite but one that never disappoints.

Spiritualized - Intro - Live at Royal Albert Hall 1997
Spiritualized - Shine A Light - Live at Royal Albert Hall 1997
Unreal. Look out for the special edition of the Beard Hour marathon show featuring all Spiritualized and Spacemen 3 coming at you at 6 AM at some point in the vaguely near future. Sometimes I fear these bands are going to engulf me like they engulfed Joe, but I'm ultimately not one for melodrama, which is kind of like Jay Spaceman's primary mode of being as far as I can tell. This whole record is absolutely fantastic though.

Psychic Ills - January Rain - Dins
Why did I sleep on this band a year ago? This song is amazing and their guitarist sounds like he should be playing in a 1970s Nigerian highlife band.

Spiritualized - On Fire - Let It Come Down
Psychic Ills - I Knew My Name - Dins
Spiritualized - Don't Just Say Something - Let It Come Down
Woah too much.

Black Eyes - Deformative - s/t
I miss seeing this band all the time.
Oneida - Treasure Plane - Secret Wars

DJ Screw - Intro (Da Brat - Mind on my Money) - Headed 2 Da League Tape
Fuck, y'all. This is seriously so good. A lot of the time the Screwed and Chopped thing doesn't really do it for me, but this song kills it. The Nas version on this tape is pretty good also, as well as the 22 minute (!!) big pokey jam.

Trae ft. Pimp C, Fat Pat (RIP), Hawk (RIP) - Swang - Restless
Maybe the hip hop song of 2006 that I didn't hear at all during 2006, although Pimp C's verse sounds a little out of place. This shit is tragic in a profound sense, especially when you remember that Hawk and Fat Pat were brothers.

DJ Shadow ft. David Banner - Seein' Thangs
Mannie Fresh - Nothing Compares to Love - Mind of Mannie Fresh
Cedric Brooks - Words of Wisdom - Light of Saba
Star Band de Dakar - Malagena - African Serenades Vol. 1
Fred Mcdowell - Fred Mcdowell's Blues

Silver Jews - Punks in the Beer Light
Silver Jews - There is a Place
Silver Jews - K-Hole
Silver Jews - Trains Across The Sea
Silver Jews - Death of an Heir of Sorrows
Silver Jews - Room Games and Diamond Rain
Silver Jews - New Orleans
Silver Jews - Etc. Etc. Etc.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

A Three-fer

Beard Hour Playlist 1.19

Planning To Rock - Have It All
T. Raumschmiere - Diving in Whiskey
Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone
Spritualized - Walkin' With Jesus (Fucked Up Inside)
U2 - Zooropa
Nelly Furtado / Lil Wayne - Maneater Remix
TV on the Radio - New Health Rock
Lil Jon ft. Twista & Trick Daddy - Let's Go!
Ratatat - 17 Years
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain
Big Boi ft. Bun B, Big Gee, & G-Rock - 808
Barbara Morgenstern - The Operator
Lali Puna - Everywehre + Allover
Guided By Voices - Awful Bliss
Pixies - Bad Dreams of the Olympix Mons
Velvet Underground - Oh! Sweet Nuthin!
Pixies - Dig For Fire
Magnetic Fields - How To Say Goodbye
Two Lone Swordsmen - Driving with my Gears in Reverse
Silver Jews - Long Long Gone

Beard Hour Playlist 1.25.07

Kohoutek / Soil Sing Through Me - III - New Milk
MV + EE and the Bummer Road - Grass Thighs - Green Blues
Arbouretum - Pale Rider Blues - Rites of Uncovering
Dead Meadow - Dragonfly Lady - s/t
Psychic Ills - Highway of Death - Early Violence

B.G. ft. Mannie Fresh - Move Around
Young Dro - Rubberband Banks

Los Kjarkas - Sueno de los Andes

Nelly Furtado / Lil Wayne - Maneater Remix
Daft Punk - Around the World
Clipse - Mr. Me Too
Young Money - Ballin'
Lil Wayne - Georgia...bush - Dedication 2

Chumbawamba - Revolution

Beard Hour Playlist 2.2

Super Boiro Band - So I Si Sa - Guinee Cultural Revolution
Sahara All Stars - Alikali Adajo - Afrobaby: The Evolution of the Nigerian Sound
MV/EE and the Bummer Road - Drive is that I Love You - Green Blues
Arbouretum - Mohamed's Hex + Bounty - Rites of Uncovering
Tower Recordings - The 9 Billion Names of God - Furniture Music for Evening Shuttles
Fennesk - A Year in a Minute - Endless Summer

Goodie Mob - The Day After - Soul Food
Trick Daddy - In Da Wind - Thug Holiday
Lil Wayne - Tha Block is Hot - Tha Block is Hot
T.I. - Front Back - King
Trae - Screw Done Already Warned Me - Restless
Lil Wayne - Georgia...Bush - Dedication 2
Trae - Swang - Restless
Trae ft. Z-ro - No Help - Restless
Outkast - Da Art of Storytellin' pt. 2 - Aquemini

Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Yo La Tengo - Sugar Cube

Dr. Victor Olaiya - Moonlight Highlife - Lagos All Routes