Maurice Ravel - Quatuor à cordes en fa majeur op. 35 - I Allegro Moderato (performed by the Emerson String Quartet)
I got this album a week ago and I have been playing it almost nonstop. It is a great transition from film soundtracks and neoclassical music into early 1900’s impressionist stuff (maybe?). I’ve found it to be really accessible.
I am somewhat inclined to agree with my little brothers review: “sounds zelda-y”.
I am always very excited to see a new mix from MONDO BOYS and the newest one certainly does not disappoint. Case in point this ridiculous mashup of Brenda Lee’s Is it True? with Harlem’s Gay Human Bones.
“So What I don’t understand is why every time an underdeveloped country starts to get developed, the first thing they do is manufacture knickknacks and send them over here. I mean the stuff like musical toilet paper dispensers and calculator pens. Who gets them started making these things? Why don’t they show them how to be self-sufficient foodwise? Because then they wouldn’t have to worry about exporting all these things in order to make enough money to buy food. It ends up that we’re sending guns and food to the world, and the world is sending us doodads.”—Andy Warhol
Recently I stumbled across a box set of songs that Burt Bacharach wrote and I was totally stunned. I always thought of him as a folk singer but he has penned songs for The Shirelles, The Drifters, Dionne Warwick, The Stylistics, and The Carpenters. I’ve been slowly working my way through the list and the above Gene Pitney song really caught my attention. Mostly because it is badass.