Saturday, February 17, 2007


Thanks to Paul for setting up the blog, a much faster means of communication than postcard.

I thought myself aware of a great deal of music. I have been in seven of these clubs now and am surprised monthly and surprised greatly.

I love the mix that many of them have had, from age 14 to 60, Cuban Jazz to Metal, old friends to people I will never meet.

Only one of seven clubs didn't make it all the way through, the few late cd's then seemed to be the best as people tried to make up for their lateness. I also have had several folks be inspired to send me other CD mixes outside the club, such as Tim sending his 67 CD. If any of you missed it, he offered to send it to you and I recommend you take him up on it.

This is the first CD club to go a second round, I'm looking forward to it, thanks Glenda.

Tonight's The Night- Feb '07 Tim

Tonight’s the Night
Feb. ’07 BCD

1. Before the Beginning Fleetwood Mac
Closing tune on Then Play On, when the band was still Peter Green’s and British blues was alive and well.

2. Me and My Friend the Cat Loudon Wainwright III
Opening song on the second album; I picture Flanagan speeding.

3. My Town Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel
I first heard Anna Fermin on Joan’s mix for the club in December ’05.

4. Brand New Cadillac The Clash
From London Calling, for a touch of punk.

5. Inflammatory Writ Joanna Newsom
I took this cut from Milk-Eyed Mender because everything on Ys is so long! Thanks to Josh for introducing me to someone who seems to merge The Incredible String Band with Bjork.

6. Chitlin con Carne Junior Wells
Classic Chicago blues from the Hoodoo Man Blues album (with Buddy Guy).

7. Gloria Patti Smith
I rediscovered Horses this past year, and like it much better now than when it was new. And since I didn’t include any Van Morrison, this song at least hints in his direction.

8. Revolver Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
The Ballad of the Broken Seas is one of my favorite albums from 2006.

9. Tonight’s the Night Neil Young
Okay, so no Van, no Springsteen … I had to include one of my big three.

10. Junkie Chase Curtis Mayfield
From the Superfly soundtrack, a thematic follow-up to “Tonight’s the Night.”

11. Eisenhower Blues J. B. Lenoir
I’d heard about J. B. Lenoir—first from John Mayall’s “I’m Gonna Fight for You, J. B.,” on The Turning Point in 1969, but hadn’t heard him directly till I saw the Wim Wenders film about him in Scorsese’s blues series a few years ago.

12. The Future Leonard Cohen
Not just the old folky of “Suzanne” fame, with the title cut from a hot CD (1992).

13. I’m Your Man Nick Cave
Title cut to the Cohen tribute movie/CD, which features Wainwright kids and Teddy Thompson, among others.

14. Socks on Ears Michael Andrews
From the soundtrack to one of my favorite movies of the last couple of years, Me and You and Everyone We Know.

15. Pump It Up Elvis Costello and the Attractions
—because Rick started the club, because he’s an Elvis fan, and because Rick pumps up about everything he gets involved with!

16. Wicked Messenger Bob Dylan
From John Wesley Harding, one of first two or three albums I ever bought and still one of my favorites.

17. Could We Cat Power
Get her Covers Record as well as The Greatest.

18. Summersong The Decemberists
More new music from 2006.

19. Breakdown Porlolo
This band comes from Colorado; my daughter introduced me to the group a month ago.

20. Matty Groves Fairport Convention
Liege and Lief is a classic album, and this tune is a bit of rockin’ traditional British folk, with Sandy Denny singing and Richard Thompson on guitar.

21. Razor Dance Richard Thompson
A hot cut from you? me? us? (1996).

22. The Mess We’re In P. J. Harvey with Thom Yorke
On the cover photo to Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000), Harvey looks a lot like our rabbi’s wife; their lives are probably a lot different.

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Welcome to the 2007 / 2008 edition of the Bavarian CD Club! Rick Roth will have to explain the origin of the name, but I can tell you for certain that once a month each of us will receive a mix CD from one of the other eleven members of the Club. Each of us will also have the opportunity to raid our music collections to craft a delicious brew for rest of us to enjoy. As for us, in addition to being Mr. & Mrs. July, we'll scan the CD cover art each month and post it to the blog along with the CD's playlist. Your feedback is not only welcome, but is vigorously encouraged!

Let's use this blog not only to comment on the music we exchange over the course of the year, but also to share ideas, voice opinions and rant extemperaneously about random topics. On second thought, maybe that last suggestion can be left out. The point is: this is your space - please feel free to fill it!