Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Anglo-Saxons Are Better In The Tropics

The Year Of Living Dangerously

It's supposed to be very wet this summer (that's what she said) so I plan to switch from my usual summer safari film viewing to beat or at least romanticize the heat (two favorites: Hatari! and Mogambo) to a tropical theme, films like The Year of Living Dangerously for instance. This mix, Anglo-Saxons Are Better In The Tropics, is partly inspired by that film/theme, it was a jumping off point at least, the apocalyptic gospel tracks probably reflect my recent watching of the first season of Carnivale, good stuff that. 

Speaking of ethnicity, I got my DNA tested recently and since the internet seems to be THE place to share personal information that no one gives two shits about here's the breakdown for those keeping score at home- your humble host is 44% Irish, 34% Great Britain (this is mostly Scottish as my maternal Grandmother was a Campbell- "a bloody clan" my neighbor in Houston who was from Scotland used to tease her-that recent Madmen episode, Time & Life, with Pete Campbell's story line shed a bit of light on this), 16% Scandinavian and 5% Iberian Peninsula.  Except for the last two, no big surprises.  
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1. A Marriage Made in Heaven- Tindersticks w/ Isabella Rossellini
2. Tabu- Lecuona Cuban Boys
3. I Won't Hurt You- Neo Maya
4. Fiesta En El Solar- Marc Ribot & Los Cubanos Postizos
5. Hong Kong Blues- Hoagy Carmichael
6. Shore Leave- Tom Waits
7. Ventilator Blues- The Rolling Stones
8. I Just Want To See His Face- The Rolling Stones
9. Jesus' Blood- Golden Stars of Greenwood, SC
10. Tarkovsky- Patti Smith
11. Aku Aku- Martin Denny
12. Hyacinth House- The Doors
13. There Is A War- Leonard Cohen
14. Sean Flynn- The Clash
15. Abdulmajid- David Bowie
16. Gloomy Sunday (alternate take)- Billie Holiday
17. Umleitung- Cluster
18. Get Back Satan- Rev. Roger L. Worthy & Bonnie Woodstock
19. Pocahontas- Neil Young & Crazy Horse
20. The Enchanted Sea- Martin Denny
21. The Wicked Shall Cease From Troubling-Nathaniel Rivers
22. Aurora En Pekin- Marc Ribot & Los Cubanos Postizos

Sean Flynn

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Pauper At Times

Austin Osman Spare