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Friday, December 02, 2005

Camille Paglia's Disco Playlist

In an article at Salon.com today, author Camille Paglia takes aim at Madonna's latest release of tepid dance songs, Confessions on a Dance Floor. In the article she champions dance and disco music as music of the highest form, even inspirational. Well, I don't know about that. In any case, Ms. Paglia offers up her own playlist, calling it "a history in songs: from soul and funk to disco, 1960s-80s." It makes for funky Friday afternoon listening (into the evening, as the playlist clocks in at 6.8 hours!).

Listen to the Disco Playlist. Features classics from Isaac Hayes, Sly & the Family Stone, Donna Summers (a lot of Donna Summers), ABBA and Curtis Mayfield.

Yeah, I'm back.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Ten Years After: November 1995

Try as I might, I really can't remember much of anything about November 1995. This is why I wish we had email and instant messenger and blogs back then - it would be so much easier to just go back and see the things we were pondering, and struggling with, and happy about. This is not the strongest CMJ disc, typically the holiday season is slow for record companies and it comes out in compilations like this. Nevertheless, the walk down memory lane is always fun.

Listen to CMJ, November 1995.

* "The Diamond Sea" - Sonic Youth
* "Jack Names The Planets" - Ash
* "In The Name Of The Father" - Black Grape
* "Ground On Down" - Ben Harper
* "Fear Of Falling" - The Badlees
* "Old Red Eyes Is Back" - The Beautiful South
* "Friends Of P." - The Rentals
* "Marijuana Motherfucker" - D.O.A.
* "Know Your Chicken" - Cibo Matto