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Track of the Day: Q and not U – X-Polynation (Burn to Shine)

11 Apr

Track of the Day: New Order: Ceremony @ NYC 1981

30 Mar

Track of the Day: TuPac – Changes

29 Mar

Track of the Day: Eddie Vedder – The Times They Are A-Changin’

28 Mar

Track of the Weekend: Roy Robertson–Collecting Dust

25 Mar

Hey, loyal readers! It’s been a skimpy few weeks here at DayBowBow. 35 Conferette took center stage, then I found a 9ish to 5ish job that started two weeks earlier than planned. So I haven’t been able to nurture this child that Jaime and I have been raising lately (by that I mean this blog, of course … cos we’re just friends and therefore don’t have an actual baby together). I feel bad for neglecting this site and along with it you guys, but as you may have gathered we have some big plans in the works for it.

Yesterday, while at said job, I was checking my email (for work-related reasons, mind you) when I found a kind message and a lovely song from one of my local favorites, Roy Robertson. (Side note: How many commas does one sentence need? We need an extra copy editor. Wow.)

Apparently the song didn’t fit with the others on an EP he’s been working on, but he still wanted it to be heard. Well, so do I, Roy. I didn’t have time to post it yesterday, but today I can showcase it.

On “Collecting Dust”, Roy goes full-on psychedelic and lo-fi. A lesser music fan would be tempted to compare him to Animal Collective or Ariel Pink … perhaps even one of the seemingly thousands of indie musicians who have chosen to mimic them the past couple of years.

But Roy Robertson is an original. The sound he creates, while clearly revealing its influences, is wholly organic. It comes from within him. He stirs together those influences with his own unique vision and creates something fresh.

Hell … just listen to/download it yourself. I don’t fancy myself a tastemaker, just a lover of music trying to share beauty with anyone who’s willing to listen to or read my opinions. Continue reading

Track of the Day: Bowie – Changes

21 Mar


We’re sort of re-charged,and we’re definitely back, but we’re blowing things up to better serve our community, hope you enjoy the ride.

Track of 35 Conferette Weekend: Mavis Staples–

11 Mar

I meant to post this yesterday, but I was insanely tired the night before. I am more tired as I write this note, but I also got to see Mavis Staples perform this song live and it was AMAZING. So this serves as a tribute rather than a show preview.

I know we posted a Staple Singers cover by Flowers of God earlier in the week, but I am just so excited about her appearance at 35 Conferette tonight that I had to post another Staple Singers track. This one is Mavis doing a live performance of “I’ll Take You There” from Jools Holland’s 2005 Hootenany.

By the way, you can check out the interview I did with Mavis Staples on the 35 Conferette blog. She was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever interviewed. Oh, and Jaime gets to be her chauffeur (among doing a million other things). How lucky are we to be a part of this thing?

Anyway, enough gushing. Time to get to work. I hope to see a lot of you out there. Seriously, if you can afford even a one-day pass, I know this experience is going to be incredible. That’s why I decided to be a part of it.

We may post the stray post here and there this weekend, but we’ll probably be on hiatus. See you next week. Hugs and kisses!