Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday Shameless Cross-Blog Whoring

Perhaps our earliest demo -- a home four-track of Gerry's "Wheel Comes 'Round."

From the circa 1981 David Grahame sessions.

This won't be on the forthcoming Flo Mos reissue album -- a superior live version will -- but I think it's adorable, especially the handclaps on the solo.

In any case, some other amusing stuff tangentially related can be found over at PowerPop.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday Classical Music In-Joke Posting

From 1597, please enjoy Giovanni Gabrielli's quite amazing and beautiful Renaissance hit single "Sonata Pian 'e Forte." As performed in 1959, in a glorious arrangement for contemporary orchestral horn section, by Leopold Stokowski and the Symphony of the Air.

This has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the mission statement of this blog, but let's say I have my reasons for posting it.

Incidentally, in a sense the Gabrielli piece actually IS kinda proto rock-and-roll, in that it's tuneful, extremely concise (at about five and a half minutes, it's suitable for Top 40 radio play) and depends on tremendous volume to make its point. Plus, it makes very sophisticated use of that whole loud/soft thing that everybody thought was a big deal when Nirvana ripped it off hundreds of years later.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Shameless Cross-Blogwhoring

The post-Floor Models (Gerry, Glen Bob, and me plus guitarist extraordinaire Doug Goldberg) can be heard rehearsing a pretty nice stereo version of The Tremeloes 60s classic "Here Comes My Baby" over at PowerPop.

Or you can simply listen to the mp3 below.

In any case, enjoy.