Category Archives: Tunes
“Ten Sleeves,” recorded to four-track cassette in the Sutter Street kitchen on May 2, 2013. Ken Matsuda, violin.
Previously a digital download only, Not What I Meant is now available as a real CD. Find copies at live shows or on our Bandcamp page.
Letta Mbulu, “Jigijela (Don’t Throw Stones),” from Letta (Chisa/Motown, 1970) The jam of the day comes from Zulu vocal star Letta Mbulu. This whole album is great—it definitely is honey for Western ears, but I prefer its laid-back R&B groove … Continue reading
Calvin Cooke, “What Happens to People” (1969), from Local Customs: Downriver Revival (Numero Group, 2009). I’ve been slowly building a collection of compilations from the unparalleled-in-excellence Numero Group, and right now I think this one, which collects recordings from Double … Continue reading
It was an incredible six weeks on the East Coast, then in Greece and Germany, then back on the East Coast some more. This quiet Labor Day is my first day in SF since July 18. Thanks to all my … Continue reading
The Reigning Sound, “If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home,” from Home for Orphans (Sympathy for the Record Industry, 2005)
Dennis Linde, “Hello, I Am Your Heart,” from Dennis Linde (Elektra, 1973) I picked up this LP cheap at the Record Exchange a few weeks ago, and in the itinerant days that have followed it’s been my top pick for … Continue reading