Tuesday, August 19, 2008

May1366 rounding up strays

19 comments:

May1366 said...

A couple of tracks I'd been asked to 'spill in recent times. Charlie Haden's Circus '68 '69 & Harmon Bethea's Talkin' About The Boss And I.

Abahachi said...

Out of interest, what happened in May 1366?

steenbeck said...

Wait, wait, I know this one. Something about William of Orange, Maybe? And football?

Nice first post, May1366. Welcome aboard our international cruise ship.

steenbeck said...

No, I cheated and looked back, it's Henry Percy.

May1366 said...

That's right - it was as convoluted a Spurs reference I could get for my user name when I signed on to GU for the footie blogs - the month in which the bloke, after whom the football club was named, was born. But I gave up posting about football because of the default tetchiness on those blogs and now here I am posting about arguments and talking about football!

nilpferd said...

We support the same football club.. but we don't have the same taste in argumentative music.. is that Keith Jarrett on keyboards for Charlie Haden, by the way?

ejaydee said...

How can people with such good taste in music have such ill-advised taste in fotball? ;)

nilpferd said...

I know.. still, hope springs eternal.. your cast-off goalie did a nice job for my other team at the weekend, btw..

May1366 said...

nilpferd - it's Carla Bley.

ejaydee - are you kidding? A lifetime of the blues; heartbreak soul; funky attacking mixed with a jazzy disregard for the rules of defending; a history dotted with moments of Coltrane-like epiphany and operatic tragedy but little chart success: it corresponds perfectly with the life of the music fan forever seeking out interesting and experimental alternatives to what the mainstream would consider relevant (unlike my recently moved-in next-door neighbour who always blasted out dreary formulaic rock music until he got a trendy French girlfriend who turned him into a world music purist).

nilpferd said...

very poetic, May, and I'd like to buy into it too, but I fear the best musical analogy for the dream-big/crash hard/change everything cycle our club finds itself in is Big. Point. Mississippi....
As for the neighbours, given their ironic Gallic satire of total football combined with comically inexplicable tantrums and a hubristic lack of self control, I'd suggest Fatal Bazooka..

ToffeeBoy said...

I've always felt an affinity with Spurs and it's not too hard to see why - Everton are clearly the Spurs of the north. Perennial under-achievers with loads of history and high expectations but little success in recent years and, to cap it all, big money, more successful/glamorous neighbours.

We should amalgamate, set up shop in Kettering and call ourselves Second Best United!

Btw, I find the use of BPM as a reference point for failure extremely offensive! ;-}

May1366 said...

Very good. Alternatively, we could soundtrack it through our respective celebrity supporters: for us, we'd have (allegedly) Bob Marley, with Exodus, followed by Punky Reggae Party ("new waves - new braves..."); cueing up Redemption Song but probably ending with Waiting In Vain.

For them...that bloke (Spanner? Shovel!) who used to be the drummer in M-People so maybe One Night In Heaven (namely April 20th 2008).

Ahhh - analogy overdrive, must stop before it launches me back into GU Footy Blog territory and makes me stalk the Russell Brand and Marina Hyde blogs in order to be the first to leave a venomous comment about the writer.

nilpferd said...

sorry about that TB.. you'd best not visit the "band names which should be banned" thread, then..

May1366 said...

And that would be January 22nd 2008, not April 20th, which is just a random date but enough to stomp all over my point - you see why Lilywhites sing the blues?

ToffeeBoy - as a long-term Liverpool resident, I can testify that you're spot-on about the Everton-Spurs axis of heroic mediocrity. I used to have Man City in there as part of a holy trinity of blue misery but they've gone a bit 50 Cent short of a Dollar lately.

ejaydee said...

Well when you put t like that May, it does make sense: Spurs is John Coltrane! Now I'm going to see (or hear) A Love Supreme under a whole new light.

nilpf, I'll miss our mad Jens, take good care of him.

ToffeeBoy said...

@ nilpferd - just had a look at the band names thread - you didn't make it clear whether you were listing Big Point Mississippi as a good or bad name!

nilpferd said...

TB, I'm not even sure about that myself. I was just certain that BPM deserved a mention.
I'll admit it was mainly to relieve the tedium of a fairly mediocre blog.

EJD, Stuttgart is kind of a teutonic version of Spurs, except that Gomez is not off to a red team after all, and the fact that they actually win the Bundesliga every ten years or so.

maddy said...

oh oh oh May1366 thank you so much for putting up the Harmon Bethea, it's been bugging me since anti-work week that I hadn't been able to hear it. suspect you didn't see the blog the following week bec you were away, it was profuse with thanks to you: even tho i didn't hear this song, i heard a heap of others by him which were ace, also you put me on to the stepfather of soul blog, which i now check at least every couple of days. so thank you much much much again x

May1366 said...

Maddy, I'm more than happy to oblige and I'll return the gratitude both for prompting me to sign up here (and therefore know that there's no obscure place I can't go to on RR) and for inspiring me to hoover up some of the recent Stepfather of Soul downloads - I usually get by with just Funky 16 Corners.