Friday, January 30, 2009

Make your own luck

A very eclectic mix this week.. so I'll give some pointers.

Feeling lucky, post-punk? Try The Clean, above, with Anything could happen..

Those indie freaks among you whose rabbit's feet tap more for pessimistic vocals and jangly guitars need listen no further than the Verlaines' Lucky in my dreams, track one below..

If, on the other hand, you find your pot of gold at the end of a chillout drum & bass rainbow, you might want to x-step forward to track two, taken from a very reasonably priced compilation, back in the days when I used to consider that sort of thing a lucky charm.

Have no fear, jazz fan(s), I have not deserted you.. you are fortunate enough to be able to choose between two (2!!) versions of Lucky to be me, as sung by Irene Kral (medleyed with another Bernstein track, Some other time), or performed solo by Bill Evans.

Fans of R&B, hip-hop, or soul should skip directly to 24 carat black's '73 Stax recording, Ghetto: Misfortune's wealth.

..and then, thank your lucky stars.

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steenbeck said...

Nilpferd--I liked it all! Especially--well all of it. Off to dond.

saneshane said...

Guardians of Dalliance gave me a bit of a flashback..

and even though I love the voice and vocal... I so want to take the music of Ghetto and de-construct it... each bit is powerful they almost overwhelm each other.. wow.

nilpferd said...

Thanks guys.. I picked up a lot of those Moving Shadow compilations end of the nineties, there was some nice stuff on them.. I can see what you mean with Ghetto, Shane, it is somewhat overegged, but a very powerful piece as you say.
Now if I get the chance this morning, I have to catch up on the other playlists..