Song of The Day: Kevin Ayers – May I?

Featuring Mike Oldfield on bass, Lol Coxhill on soprano, and Dave Bedford on accordion. Ayers at his most beautifully wistful and romantic.


Songs of The Day: Trio – Hearts Are Trump, and Sunday You Need Love

Trio really nail the Sunday Valentine’s vibe with this one-two punch. One of my favorite bands to arise from the NDW.



and a bonus, original German language version Herz Ist Trumpf

Song of The Day: Jefferson Airplane – Today

R.I.P. Paul Kantner, the driving force behind Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship, bands who, to this day, have not really received their due as radical innovators of revolutionary Rock, well beyond their fame as hippie hitmakers; a transition in which Kantner (and Grace Slick) was the driving force (and Hugo Award nominee!).

Today is a Balin/Kantner composition, featuring Jerry Garcia on the plaintive guitar melody, that has only become more popular and recognized over the years. Saxophonist Tom Scott’s version was a beat digger staple before Pete Rock and CL Smooth sampled it for the basis of their 1992 single They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.), which has become an acknowledged classic of the Golden Age of Hip-Hop. Funny that one of my favorite sixties ballads, would also lead to one of my favorite Hip-Hop jams. More recently, Experimental collective, Ulver have paid tribute to the song with a beautiful cover, securing the song’s legacy with a new generation.


Song of The Day: Eric Hysteric – (I Want To Be A) Kid Forever

R.I.P. to Eric Hysteric, of Vomit Visions, Der Durstige Mann, and a solo career which produced this anthemic ode to eternal youth. The 2016 death toll continues unabated.

Song of The Day: Motorhead – Motorhead

Amphetamine sulfate, ultra speed,  version of Motorhead’s titular classic, featuring a veritable who’s who of Motorhead members including Fast Eddie Clark, Brian Robbo Robertson, Larry Wallis, Lucas Fox, Phil Philty Animal Taylor and Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott on second bass! Outrageous! Thank you, Lemmy!





Song of The Day: Lee Hazlewood – The Night Before

Definitely not to be confused with a Christmas Eve song. One of my favorites from the master. “I see those empty whiskey bottles, and records scattered on the florrr-orrr-orrr”