Music for 1/18/17!!! Power Trip, Zucchero, The Man from Managra

@@@ Power Trip: Executioner’s Tax (Southern Lord, 2017)  I don’t usually go for the advance single but I dig the Southern Lord label and am in the mood for a shot of antisocial blasting.  I’m getting that nasty, white trash Moorhead feeling and it’s sweet.  They also have some Metallica flavorings in the guitar parts and I like the singer better than Mr. ‘Tallica.  I will most definitely check out more of this record when it comes out.

@@@ Zucchero: Black Cat (Universal, 2016).  I don’t if my regular readers know but I maintain a streaming archive of out of print vinyl records at my political blog, The Cross Pollinator.  I mention that as I have a fairly hefty collection of vintage Italian folk/pop records and I was hoping this would be an update on that tradition.  The first song is not.  This is a big Italian rock, corporate nugget.  It’s got a lot arena rock and very little (if any) quirky Italian pop.  Think Bruce Springsteen after a month of spaghetti.

@@@ The Man from Managra: Because of You (Inner Ear, 2016)  I’m on the mailing list for an indie label in Greece and I peep their releases from time to time.  They sent out an email for a Greek musician that has been living in America for a long time.  This tune is a super minimalist, old school indie guitar slack rock tater with solid rock bounce.  Think Sonic Youth with combed hair.   Well the singer sounds a tad Thurston-y but that unholy downtown noise shitstorm is nowhere to be seen.  Very well done guitar and drum sounds with a little shoe gaze fairy dust in the chorus.  Check him out if you lean that way.

YTD recordings listened to: 41
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 28
Not good music: 11

Buys: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, Acid Arab, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor,

Just fucking wait for Trump and Co to provoke the next intifada

From Reuters here:

“Nowhere has the UN’s failure been more consistent and more outrageous than in its bias against our close ally Israel,” Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said in the opening remarks for her appearance on Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“Any honest assessment also finds an institution that is often at odds with American national interests and American taxpayers,” the speech says.

Blah blah blah blah.

Don’t expect any sort of feminine, peace mongering out of the new UN ambassador Nikki Haley.  Clearly her vagina is full of cruelty and she’s ready to rock.

I can see how between this piece of shit and the new U.S. ambassador to Israel who is an even bigger piece of shit how it’s going to be 12-18 months until Israel and the Palestinians will be killing each other at a ratio of 50 dead Palestinians for every dead Israeli.

I guess this is what people want.  A bloody muscular foreign policy instead of putting Netanyahu in a cage where he belongs.

America’s toxic combo of overkill and squashing dissent!

From the Daily Beast here:

The North Dakota Army National Guard has deployed two surface-to-air missile-launchers near a critical work site for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL.

Protestors spotted one of the Avenger missile systems on Jan. 16 and posted photos and videos on Facebook. “Anti-drone missile system confirmed on top of a hill guarding the DAPL drill pad,” Jon Ziegler, a self-described “citizen journalist,” wrote on Facebook.

I did not know the Native Americans leading the DAPL protest possessed armed drones.  Drones seem so ‘Anglo’.

This would be funny if it were a movie, but it’s not a movie and pro-pipeline dicknuts are most likely pissed and thought a surface to air missile unit made a statement about how manly they are.

Fucking bullethead motherfuckers.

Music for 1/17/17!!! Pippa, Funky Destination, Cavern Of Anti-Matter

@@@ Pippa: Sweetly (Samantha, 2016).  Some slack indie with r&b flavorings that’s up high on the CFUV roots list.  The second tune keeps the r&b inflected vocals and keyboard parts but it also brings in more electronic components and a lo fi bedroom vibe.  I like parts of this mash but I could use more energy (or some purple drank).

@@@ Funky Destination: Funkadelic Stereo Adventures (Cold busted, 2016).  Also off this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email in the roots section.  This first tune is funky but more of the world/lounge funk side and less on the black power/Funkadelic side.  You’re looking at a huge Maggot Brain fan here.  Oh, here come the big beats for the frat boys.  Let’s peep more.  The second tune, I Got Soul, moves over to the big soul band with full horn section vibe.  I was kinda spacing out and browsing the righteous interwebz and the formula continues: high energy, party and lounge vibes.

@@@ Cavern of Anti-Matter: Blood Drums (Duophonic, 2016)  I don’t know what’s up with this record as it’s dated 2013 on the Apple Music but it’s listed on this week’s All Music notable release email.  I’m guessing re-issue and though I don’t usually go for the synth rock these guys come out of the gate tight and all right.  Opening tunes can be deceptive as many albums fade so let’s peep more.  This second tune, Soul Diamond flips the switch to a drone/Near Eastern long tone vibe and I feel this.  I’m on the fourth tune and while this is not a neighborhood where I usually jump up and down these guys have a minimalist tightness to their tunes that I appreciate. B+/A- land here.

YTD recordings listened to: 38
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 26
Not good music: 10

Buys: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, Acid Arab, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor

Ooopsie, looks like an insider trading Trump-a-lumpa!

From CNN here:

Washington (CNN) Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary.

That is straight up illegal and shit.  No gray area, no stretching the rules, that shit is three hots and a cot material.

#crookedfuckeralert