After a rather hectic start to the week, it seemed like a good idea to play some cocktail lounge music. Call it space age bachelor pad, call it exotica, call it what you will, it’s a very nice respite from the hurley-burley of my week thus far.
Sunday night saw a Fake Problems show interrupted by the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death, followed by not a lot of sleep and a full day of work. On Monday, the wife and I saw Jay & Silent SMod at the Midland, came home, and got not a lot of sleep. A similar thing happened on Tuesday, only it was Social D at the Beaumont, and I mowed the lawn and did the laundry instead of working the day job.
We’ll be back next week with the usual punk and rock cavalcade, but I think the regular switch-ups in the podcast make it a little more entertaining than a non-stop parade of “1-2-3-4!,” y’know?
Podcast #46, “Drinks At 8”
Les Baxter, “Blue Tango” (The Sounds of Adventure)
Groucho Marx, “Hooray For Captain Spaulding” (Dr. Demento Presents the Greatest Novelty Records of All Time)
Michel LeGrand, “The Third Man” (I Love Movies)
Combustible Edison, “Breakfast At Denny’s” (I, Swinger)
Disney Orchestra & Chorus, “Pink Elephants On Parade” (Dumbo soundtracK)
Martin Denny, “The Quiet Village” (Exotica)
Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra, “My Shawl” (Cugat Cavalcade)
Dean Martin, “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You” (Dean Martin Hits Again)
Girl Trouble, “A Shot In the Dark” (The Estrus Cocktail Companion)
Electronic Concept Orchestra, “Je t’aime…moi non plus” (Electric Love)
Nat “King” Cole, “Mona Lisa” (Golden Hits)
Ferrante and Teicher, “Cumana” (Soundproof)
National Orchestra & Soloists, “Babalu” (Caribbean Holiday)
Robert Morse & Sammy Smith, “The Brotherhood of Man” (How Succeed In Business…)
Perez Prado, “Mambo No. 5” (Mambo By the King)