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JAZZ, CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

Song of the Day 12/6/08

If you’re going out this weekend and wonder where our constantly updated NYC live music calendar went, it’s here. In the meantime our top 666 songs of alltime countdown continues, one day at a time all the way to #1.Saturday’s is

#598:

 David J – Bouquets Wreaths & Laurels

The Bauhaus and Love & Rockets bassist is also a terrific songwriter, with the expected noir sensibility. This one from his sensationally good 1992 cd Urban Urbane is one of his best: somebody’s just gotten out of jail and is hellbent for…something. Jazz Butcher guitarist Max Eider turns in some of his finest, most gorgeously fluid lead work here. Available at all the usual sites. There’s also a song on David J’s myspace called Spalding Gray Can’t Swim…

December 6, 2008 - Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. When David J is on, he’s on. I’ve questioned some of his projects, but his albums are always solid. Great songwriter. His first album is particularly amazing.

    So, Urban Urbane: it is being reissued soon. About time!

    Comment by saudade | December 6, 2008 | Reply

  2. couldn’t find the Spalding Gray song…
    but for the record, Spalding was an excellent swimmer. so i’m not sure what the song is getting at but if it’s a slur, SHAME on you!!!

    jb
    http://www.spaldinggray.com

    Comment by John Boland | December 7, 2008 | Reply

  3. song is on David J’s myspace,
    http://www.myspace.com/davidjonline
    I believe he wrote it. Never knew Spalding Gray so I can’t comment on his apparent prowess in the H2O…

    Comment by sg | December 7, 2008 | Reply


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