Friday, November 13, 2009

Evangelicals' TVD Parting Shots

Oklahoma’s Evangelicals had one of our favorite LPs last year in ‘The Evening Descends,’ so with that we asked front man Josh Jones to DJ our Friday Ten this week. The bar was set pretty high last week with Nicole Atkins’ DJ turn, but Josh has come through with flying colors.

Rather inspired and diverse colors, I might add:

"On our way to Kansas City from Denver earlier this evening, and while dj'ing from the passenger seat, I momentarily fell asleep and dreamt that it was me who was driving down the interstate. In this dream a hovering translucent vision of Dave Matthews head appeared in the road ahead of me and spoke in a booming voice, absent of Dave's trademark vocal inflections, saying...

"China gates, China gates... your quest is not a question". I wake with a start thinking that I'm really driving and hallucinating or falling asleep at the wheel and desperately grab at my laptop trying to steer the van while Crash Into Me overdrives the tape-adapter and distortedly blasts over the van's speakers."

Sun Ra - China Gates (Mp3)
Bathory - One Road to Asa Bay (Mp3)
Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes (Mp3)
Tiny Vipers - Dreamer (Mp3)
Sinead O'Connor - Black Boys on Mopeds (Mp3)
Betty Davis - Stars Starve, You Know (Mp3)
Dwight Yoakam - A Thousand Miles from Nowhere (Mp3)
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Jewel (Mp3)
Prince - God (Mp3)
Busta Rhymes feat. Mystical - Iz They Wildin Us & Gettin Rowdy Wit Us? (Mp3)

You can catch Evangelicals this coming Monday (11/16) at The Red and The Black.

TVD's Fall Vinyl Giveaways Week

Our week of Fall Vinyl Giveaways come to a close with a rather cool compilation of artists paying tribute to the scene that was Greenwich Village in the ‘60’s and early ‘70’s featuring Shelby Lynne, Lucinda Williams, Bruce Hornsby, Rachael Yamagata, Amos Lee, Sixpence None the Richer, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marshall Crenshaw, Rocco Deluca, Cowboy Junkies, John Oates, The Duhks, Los Lobos, Cary Brothers, Jesse Malin, and Mikey Powell.

Says Susan Rotolo author of the recent bestseller “A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties” and writer of THE VILLAGE liner notes: “The performers from that time, and the songs they wrote, made a notable contribution not only to the legend of Greenwich Village but also to music in general. No one who is young, making music and hanging out, thinks in historical terms, but the passage of time allows for such a perspective. Cultural history was made.”

Read the rest on the LP here and start slugging it out in the comments to this post below to take home this special time capsule.

We’re choosing all of our winners tomorrow, Saturday 11/14!