Covering the Spaces – February 17, 2021

| Radio

Spaces Dallol - A.Savin Wikimedia Commons · WikiPhotoSpaceA.Savin (Wikimedia Commons · WikiPhotoSpace), FAL, via Wikimedia Commons

It was a quiet week on Bubble Wrap this week, with no theme to guide us and all the freedom from that.  Consequently, we were extra entertaining.  For example, the very first set was killer, leading off with The Lounge Society and their moody manifesto “Burn The Heather.”  If you like Fontaines DC, you’ll like The Lounge Society.  Then there was “Weekends” by Classixx & the Local Natives, a guilty pleasure for sure, but so hooky.  Finishing off that set was “The Duke” by Menahan Street Band of Brooklyn, NY, doing their own brand of retro smooth jazz.  It’s a groove, and the horns are nothing short of mellifluous.

We played Fontaines DC again, a remix Fluxblog turned us onto.  Also another track from our favorite Physics artist Spunkshine, whose album A Superposition of Limited States has been entertaining us for weeks.  This week we played “Open the Box! or Don’t.”  Get it?  There’s a metaphor in there somewhere.

Also liking Mt. Pleasure’s Purple Galaxy record, pretty much all of it.  It’s on the psych rock side of things as you might guess from the title of this week’s selection: “Fuzz Fauna.”  And speaking of hooky, don’t miss Har Mar Superstar’s “Where We Began.” 

Finally, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the hold music for the Internet phone service, cleverly titled “They’re Late or You’re Early.”  As corporate hold music goes, this one is about the best we’ve ever heard.   It’s funny!  It’s funky!  It’s a little bit weird….

Well, that about covers it.  Ha ha!  Not really.  No covers this week.

February 17, 2021 
Covering The Spaces

Space Ghost – What Day Is It?

The Lounge Society – Burn the Heather
Classixx & the Local Natives – Weekends
Menahan Street Band – The Duke

Zapp – Radio People (remix/edit)
The Hitmen – Bates Motel
Groupe Mostla – Éternelle
Fontaines DC – A Hero’s Death (Soulwax Remix)
Miss Grit – Grow Up To

Join Me Funk – They’re Late or You’re Early
Kid Creole – Stool Pigeon

Daniel & the Real Feels – Confrontation
Spunkshine – Open the Box! or Don’t
Mt. Pleasure – Fuzz Fauna

Midnight Star – Electricity
Roswell UFO News
Junkyard Band – Heavy One

Ryley Walker & Kikagaku Moyo – Shrinks the Day
Jonathan Richman – Government Center (demo)
MC Frontalot – I hate your blog

Lia Ices – Hymn
Har Mar Superstar – Where We Began
Bandicoot – Everything I Need

Newcleus – Computer Age