John Lennon once sang, “strange days, indeed” and on From The Basement episode 83 he cries out to “gimme some truth.” Anastasia and I do what we can to help us all pass quarenteen time with new music from Tycho, Viagra Boys, Other Lives, Kev Minney, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Real Estate, Nada Surf and The 400 Unit’s Sadler Vaden. We give get-well wishes to Jackson Browne and hear from his good friend Warren Zevon, encourage some healing with John Lee Hooker and Glen Hansard and still find time for everything from Yello to Mavis Staples (with Robben Ford) and Morphine to Herman’s Hermits, to name but a few. And yes, we remember The Gambler through the psychedelic pen of Mickey Newburry. Thanks to everyone for your generous and continued support to our fund at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
Episode #82 (Joe’s Garage Act XLII) finds us all in place we’ve never been with seemingly each new day becoming the new normal. Hunkered down in the music bunker we’ll try to fill some of your alone time with new sounds from Bettye Lavette, Lucinda Williams, The Lemon Twigs, The Boomtown Rats and Sam Gendel. We’ll examine isolation from the point of view of John Lennon, Warren Zevon, The Chameleons and even Yes, while saying goodbye to Buzzy Linhart, chilling out with DJ Shadow and Bill Evans, getting sound advice from Michael Franti and Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, David Bowie, Beck, The Teardrop Explodes, City and Colour, Curtis Mayfield, Elbow, Laurie Anderson, Frank Turner, The The and a whole bunch more. Stay safe, turn the volume up and if you have any change from your last run for provisions please contribute at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
With Episode #81 of Mike’s Basement we say hello to new stuff from Chuck Prophet, Car Seat Headrest, DMA’s, Califone, Real Estate, Rufus Wainwright, Greg Dulli, Best Coast and Shelby Lynne and wave goodbye to David Roback through his brilliant recorded legacy of The Rain Parade, Rainy Day, Opal and Mazzy Star. We also find some time for musical interludes from Frank Zappa’s early work with The Mothers of Invention, Chance The Rapper joining up with Death Cab For Cutie, Axiom Funk, Built To Spill, Centro-matic, Negativland, Gil Scott-Heron, Cowboy Junkies, Voice Of The Beehive, The Waifs, Teenage Fanclub, Ultra Vivid Scene and much more. Thanks as always for lending your ears and wallet to https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR.
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