I took a little excursion to Cheapo on Snelling Ave yesterday and scored a few CDs I’d been looking for, and some I didn’t know I was looking for:
Shannon Stephens, Shannon Stephens (reissue)
Meat Puppets, Up on the Sun
Koko Taylor, Queen of the Blues
Steve Reich, Triple Quartet
Valgeir Sigurðsson, Ekvílibríum
Conway Twitty, Silver Anniversary Collection
and, best of all,
Black Dice, Beaches & Canyons. My collection of the Black Dice albums is now complete!
Not intentional, but that’s pretty danged eclectic if you ask me. But! Shannon Stephens was covered by Bonnie Prince Billy, who is on the Sigurðsson album. Siggurðsson has also worked with Björk, who in turn has recorded with Kronos Quartet, who performed the title Piece on the Reich album. The Meat Puppets have covered Twitty. Black Dice has a song called “Kokomo” which isn’t necessarily not about Ms. Taylor. Most people who buy Black Dice probably buy Conway Twitty at the same time, right?
The last CD I put back was Luomo’s Paper Tigers, which is quite different than the rest of the above as well. Hmmm, Listening to that track again, I think I may have put the line too short.
Have a good weekend all, and share your random list, please!