This month's Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi doesn't have the answers you're looking for. It contains no secrets of the universe, no wisdom of the ages, no hidden messages of divine or secular importance. It is not esoteric or obscure, nor dark nor oblique. It is transparent and entirely meaningless.
As well as the usual scattershot of new releases, I focus on 2 particular areas of interest: the most enduring word in the English language, and the wide use and origin of the sample 'I don't know what this world is coming to'.
Listen by direct download here: Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi December 2022
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The album of the month this time is 'The Winter Mission' by Brad Barr. Brad Barr is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter, best known for his work with The Slip, The Barr Brothers and Surprise Me Mr. Davis. 'The Winter Mission', his 2nd solo album after a gap of 14 years, is an record of scintillating beauty. Each track is individual, giving the impression that this collection of tunes has taken many years to compile. Listen to a couple more tracks at Bandcamp here.
This Month's Tunes
Dr. Alimantado - Conscious Man
Batida - Bem Vindo
Brad Barr - 3,4,5……6
Echologist - Reanimation
Amyl And The Sniffers - I Got You
Clap! Clap! / Domenico Candellori - Ox
Charlie Kane - Play Mi Selecta
Zoe Wanamaker - This Be The Verse
EEC - The Fucking Moon
Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar
The Broken Penis Orchestra - Fornication Under The Control Of The King
Shel Silverstein - Fuckem’ (find it at Archive.org here)
Feckin’ Mrs Doyle (on youtube here)
Sizzla - I Don't Give A Fuck
Brad Barr - Your Dad’s Awake
Pearly - Julianne Moore
Josephine Foster - Soothsayer Song
DJ Cam - Tropical Gypsy
Jessie Jackson - Brothers And Sisters
Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause (excerpt)
Billy Bunter & D'Zyne - Knowledge Is The Key
Thomas Brinkman - What This World Is
DJ Sprinkles - Sisters, I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To
The Soul Children - I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
And some videos to accompany the show:
Zoe Wanamaker reads Philip Larkin's pithy masterpiece 'This Be The Verse'.