FMJ 4/24/2020 – I Wish It Would Rain

I always think of rain as the original percussion instrument, and listening to a rainstorm pound out a solo on the roof has always been one of my favorite things. If I'm curled up with a quilt on the bed as I listen, so much the better. In the absence of rain, a good rock and roll drummer can fill the gap. I've always been partial to John Bonham and Nick Mason, with some latter days Phil Collins. How about you?


18 thoughts on “FMJ 4/24/2020 – I Wish It Would Rain”

  1. 1. Craig Armstrong feat. Bono “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” As If to Nothing
    2. Grimes “My Name Is Dark (Art Mix)” Miss Anthropocene*
    3. Hiro Kone “End Time” The Unmoved Mover
    4. Asian Kung-Fu Generation “Rewrite”* Rewrite
    5. Fiona Apple “Shadow Boxer” Tidal

    6. Purple Penguin feat. Rudy LeeRaw Deal”* Question
    7. Lucy Gooch “There Is a Space in Between” Rushing
    8. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince “The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air”* Greatest Hits
    9. Fiona Apple “Periphery” The Idler Wheel...
    T. E* “Standing at the Gate” Broken Toy Shop

    B. GotyeHeart's a Mess (Supermayer Mix)Kompakt Total 10

    2. I'm not feeling this album yet. It's sounds more like the parts I've liked most from her music has been remixed and smeared away. But that's first impressions; I haven't tried hard.
    4. "Season 4" Opening theme from Fullmetal Alchemist (the first series)
    6. From the good (not great) UK Trip-hop label Cup of Tea, which went out of business when I was still buying their titles in 1998. Definitely a second-tier label behind leaders Ninja Tune (still in operation) and Pork (who could only survive so long once Fila Brazillia formed their own label).
    8. This compilation is credited to "Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince", with "Jazzy Jeff in white letters with light blue outline on a white background. The song title shown is "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (Theme from NBC's The Fresh Prince of Bel Air)".
    T. Later of the band "Eels".

  2. 01. "Something For Your M.I.N.D." – Superorganism Superorganism
    02. "Brand New Key" – MelanieGather Me
    03. "Spark Plug" – StereolabEmperor Tomato Ketchup
    04. "Fourth Of July (900X Remix)" – Sufjan StevensThe Greatest Gift
    05. "A Pearl" – MitskiBe The Cowboy
    06. "A Warm Place" – Nine Inch NailsThe Downward Spiral
    07. "Stone Lover" – Music, Love, And FunkPurple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound
    08. "Cloud" – Kate DavisTrophy
    09. "Swizz Beats" – Young ThugNo, My Name Is JEFFERY
    10. "The Rapture" – PrinceThe Scandalous Sex Suite

  3. 1. Song for a Winter's Night--Gordon Lightfoot
    2. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft--The Carpenters
    3. Dream a Little Dream of Me--The Mamas and the Papas
    4. I Care--Tom T. Hall
    5. Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me--Elton John
    6. Marrakesh Express--Crosby, Stills, and Nash
    7. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue--Crystal Gayle
    8. Dancin' in the Moonlight--King Harvest
    9. Long, Long Time--Linda Ronstadt
    10. Island Girl--Elton John

  4. 1. "Le Roi" - The Breeders - Last Splash
    2. "Cracklin' Rosie" - Neil Diamond - His Greatest Hits
    3. "Can You Take It" - John Cougar - American Fool
    4. "Things Are Changin'" - Gary Clarke, Jr. - Blak and Blu
    5. "If God Will Send His Angels" - U2 - City of Angels Soundtrack
    6. "The God That Failed" - Metallica - Metallica
    7. "That's What I Get" - Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
    8. "Heartbeat" - Buddy Holly - Greatest Hits
    9. "Reuben James" - Kenny Rogers - 20 Greatest Hits
    10. "Whipping Post" - The Allman Brothers Band - A Decade of Hits 1969-1979

    That's a random sampling of everything I have digitally.

    1. I know #1 as just "Roi", the French word pronounced more or less as /raw/.
      The sole lyrics are "Raw: where the shot leaves me gagging for the arrow"

  5. Mojave 3 was formed out of the ashes of Slowdive as Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell went off in search of their folk-rock selves after gazing at their shoes for so long. Worth a listen.

  6. Bun E Carlos (1:07 mark on the clip). Dude looks like a math teacher, has a cigarette hanging out of mouth, drum fills everywhere. One of my faves.

    Skyfall - Adele
    Mr. Wendal - Arrested Development
    Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
    Where's It At - Beck
    Radar Love - Golden Earring

    It Takes Time - JT & th Gunslingers
    Molly (16 Candles) - Sponge
    Modern Day Cowboy - Tesla
    Something To Believe In - Poison
    Liar - Argent

  7. Ireland doesn't get thunderstorms. The first real big one I got to watch roll in over the fields when I got home was a special treat.

    1. I'd much rather watch a thunderstorm than visit Hawai'i. (Full disclosure, I've never been to Hawai'i.)

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