Thursday, January 22, 2009

Francisco's Top of '08

Top of ‘08 (In order….cuz I got ballz)

1- John Baker Tapes Volume 1 & 2 (Trunk)

2- Bill Dixon w/the Exploding Star Orchestra (Thrill Jockey)

3- Flying Lotus - Los Angeles (Warp Records)

4- Arabian Prince - Innovative Life (Stones Throw)

5- Soulja Boy - Unsigned and Still Major Da Album Before Da Album (not trying to be cute or funny, this is some of the most original music made this year; he is only 17 years old too!!) (Self released)

6- William Parker - Double Sunrise over Neptune (Aum Fidelity)

7- George Mitchell Collection Vol. 1-45 (Fat Possum)

8- 78s From The EMI Archive (Honest Jon’s)

9- Blank dogs - On Two Sides (Troubleman Unlimited)

10- Peter Brötzmann/Uuskyla – Born Broke (Atavistic)

*I did not include any full length reissues or else Lula Cortes and Orchestre Regional De Kayes would have been in the top 2 positions.

Top 5 Musical Experiences (In order)

1- Digging in Mexico D.F. and bringing back a suitcase full of records.

2- Seeing Pharaoh Sanders in LA perform two shows, getting my copy of Black Unity signed, and, OMG, shaking his hand!!

3- Seeing Cecil Taylor live at Grace Cathedral (which has 7 secs of natural reverb) in SF

4- Driving back home for the holidays while trippin ballz and listening to Barry White’s album “The Icon is Love” twice in a row.....blowing my fucking mind

5- Finding one of my most desired lps in Amoeba SF (Celly Cel’s Killa Kali in mint condition mind you)

Biggest Disappointment of ‘08

Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna

1 comment:

miguel avila said...

why is your font so big?