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Liberation For Women -That’s What I Preach, Preacher Man

22 Jul

I just had a realization.  When it’s freezing out in, say, the middle of February, the type of songs about summer that I want to listen to are of the sweet variety.  But on actual days like today when it was 85 degrees at 5am and now is currently 104 (ahhh), the summer songs I want to listen to are of the slower and more hypnotic variety.  Like yesterday’s song for instance.

Or like today’s.  There is simply no better song for the moment than the steamy “Peaches” by The Stranglers.  It mixes heat and sand and sex all with the a plodding rhythm – and I say that in the most complimentary sense.  I’ve basically had it on repeat all day.   It so perfectly fits the moment that even though you may have it in your collection already, it needed to become an official resident of Margauxville.

But just in case you don’t have it, here’s something to mull over about The Stranglers as you’re downloading.  I cannot wrap my head around the fact that they started in 1974 and are still going.  Of course there have been some line-up changes, but even so…that’s crazy.

“Peaches” is from their infancy – 1977, although if someone told me it was recorded yesterday, or tomorrow, I wouldn’t be surprised.  It’s as in-your-face now as it ever was.  The only thing that could make it better for me is if I were actually walking down the beaches right now.

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H-O-T

8 Jun

Man, is it hot in the NYC.  I was trying to think of the hottest song I knew and I kept coming back to Isaac Hayes’ 12 minute version of “Walk On By.”  You just don’t get more hot and sultry and soulful than this.

It’s from his LP ‘Hot Buttered Soul.’  Those three words – “Hot Buttered Soul” – say much more than I could ever say on the subject.

It’s too hot to type.  The computer is burning my lap.  Why dont you get into something a little more comfortable, download, pour an ice cold beer and I promise these 12 minutes will make a difference in your night.  Money back guarantee.

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