Have an absolutely beautiful rest of your life.
My old buddies The Bongos have re-joined forces and are ready to release an album that's been sitting in the vault for far too long. Recorded for Island Records in the 90's and never released, this has been remastered and shows where the band was headed when they called it quits, yet doesn't sound a bit dated! Their first recording with final Bongo in place, Steve Scales, Talking Heads' percussionist extraordinaire!
He's been making great records for quite some time. An amazing guitar player who has lived what he writes and sings about and as real as you can find. The new album shipped with a bunch of "radio edits" which further proves how completely irrelevant Terrestrial Radio really is these days. Either play the music as the artist initially intended it or don't play it all.
As I've mentioned once or twice, one of the things I love to do when going for a long drive is dial into my basement and put my full digital library on "random." When you place a half million songs on random some very interesting and sometimes forgotten nuggets emerge. I totally forgot about this alternate mix of one of Marvin's best.
Can't believe I went more than a month without posting but I've been in dental reconstruction hell, as well as very busy at work. That said, here's a few new and old things that I've been cranking in the Basement Studio recently.
I recently hit a patch of extreme turbulence in my life which has kept me away from this page. Good friends Brian Carter and Pete Fornatale have passed away entirely too young and within days of each other, and as if that wasn't enough, my dog died suddenly in the middle of it all. I didn't want to miss an entire month so here's a few sounds that are helping me heal.
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