Making Lemonade – January 19, 2017

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It really is a brand new era, and this had us a little off balance, seeing as how it’s the eve of Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, a decidedly disruptive prospect if ever there was one. Our confusion gave us the opportunity to take a scattershot approach to the whole affair on Bubble Wrap radio this week — a little Bootsy and Cornell West, some GC, and even a smidge of Obama from 2008.  Oddly, the song that most reflected my mood was “Dance It Down” by The Pool, an immense dance track from the early 1980s that conveys that strangely detached mood one finds oneself in when confronted by potential awfulness of epic proportions.  Do check it out.

Also on the player — Foxygen’s “Avalon,” an eccentric little number that clocks in somewhere between Crowded House and Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Also liked Trust Fund’s whimsical and winning “Like A Frog” and Tzechar’s oddball masterwork “Bot,” the latter aimed at proving that the duo can do more than remix KPop hits (it’s true — they can and they are good).

Not much more to say — life goes on and music helps us through it.

January 19, 2017
Making Lemonade

The Pool – Dance It Down
Mark Lane – Rush To Judgement
Davy Allen – Star Spangled Banner

Lemon Jelly – Staunton Lick
Lemonade – Softkiss
The Submarines – 1940
Obama – Yes We Can (pass 3)

Foxygen – Avalon
Trust Fund – Like A Frog
Unknown – unknown go go groove
Rare Essence – bonus track 1

Telamor – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
Funkadelic – Can You Get To That
Omar – The Man
Bootsy Collins and Cornell West – Freedumb

The Veils – Swimming with Crocodiles
Tzechar – Bot
Chaka Khan – Hair
Dirty Projectors – On and Ever Onward

Port O’Brien – I Woke Up Today
Unknown – Honky Tonk Woman
Staples – Slippery People
David Murray – India