January 5th, 2006
I had a great time chatting and swapping media with randy_byers last night. On the way back, we talked about Spearhead, which got me to drag out some CDs I haven't listened to recently. (Basically, "Chocolate Supa Highway" isn't much better than I remember it, but so far "Stay Human" is MUCH BETTER, especially since I'm skipping the rillly annoying skits between most of the songs. I'll listen to "Everybody Deserves Music" next. I don't think any of them, though, are in danger of displacing "Home" as my favorite Spearhead CD, and one of my favorite CDs of all time, though.)
And the food was yummy, Szechuan Bistro has never failed to disappoint.
I came home to finish up a page for the Frye Apartments calendar, which I thought I'd messed up beyond ever wanting to show my head there again. It turns out I hadn't, though, so I was glad to get the reprieve.
After that, I had some of the most messed up sleep I've had in quite a while. It was after seven before I drifted off, and then it was into long, intense, unrestful dreams. I woke up at nine, went back to sleep for more LIUDs, and then woke up at 12:58, when I had a counseling appointment at 1. Oh well.
Today I would just love to be able to sit in my high chair and refuse to eat my peas, but alas, being 48, I have to at least pretend to responsibility. Looks like a day of planarity then.
Chocolate Supa Highway
There's no doubt that Home is just one of those perfect albums, but here's what I really like off of Chocolate Supa Highway: "Keep Me Lifted" (favorite track off the album, hands down -- "Forty-forty-forty acres and a land cruiser"); "U Can't Sing R Song" (great Marvin Gaye groove); "Comin' to Gitcha" (damn, sexy!); "Ganja Babe" (admittedly weird, but "sensimilla/make me feel ya"); "Wayfarin' Stranger" (favorite moment from seeing them at Bumbershoot was when Joan Osborne came out and joined them for this, my other favorite track -- "don't ever mistake me being docile for contentment/don't ever mistake my anger for resentment"); and, despite a couple of melodramatic notes, "Gas Gauge".
That said, there are several tracks I really don't like, which I think tends to diminish the album overall.
|Date:||January 7th, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)|| |
Re: Chocolate Supa Highway
I'd forgotten that part of seeing them at Bumbershoot, thank you for reminding me of that. Yeah, it was great. "Wayfarin' Stranger" has a great Gospel feel to it.
I'm right with you on the Spearhead comments. I also love Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.
Yeah, the Disposable Heroes rocked pretty hard. I never saw them live, though, and only got into their music after getting Home. I knew to expect something harsher, though.
Even harsher is the pre-Disposables band the Beatnigs.
I love Home, and was so disappointed by Chocolate Supa Highway that I didn't follow Franti any further. So thanks for the report!
And thank you for the reminder re Monochrome Set, which I enjoyed hearing again. Yeah!