MizMuze

Inspiring the masses, one post at a time.

Song of the Day – Wednesday 12/22/2010 Captain Beefheart December 22, 2010

Today’s SOTD is dedicated to Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart who passed away on Friday…

Don Van Vliet was an American musician and visual artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart.  The LAist stated: “Trying to explain the world of Captain Beefheart to the uninitiated is a fruitless task. The music that Don Van Vliet and his shifting crew of dedicated accomplices known as the Magic Band unleashed between 1965 and 1982 defies description and confounds any attempts at drawing a comparison. The phrase “Beefheart-like” has come to be used as shorthand by music writers trying to describe any old thing with a bent toward oddball beats and dissonant chords, but it’s impossible to get a sense of what Beefheart is about by listening to any or all of the bands trying to live up to that description.”

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Sure ’nuff ‘n’ Yes I Do

http://www.beefheart.com/

Don Van Vliet—January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010

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Song of the Day – Friday 7/30/2010 Geneva Jacuzzi July 30, 2010

MizMuze hasn’t made up her mind as to whether or not Geneva Jacuzzi’s single, “Clothes on the Bed” is genius or junk. 

Miz Jacuzzi (aka Geneva Garvin) has, according to her website, “fronted a number of mysterious and fleeting performances under hilarious and perfunctory aliases (Pregnant, Hot Pajamas, Sex Carpet) before building her permanent home in Bubonic Plague.  Her music is quasi-occult mystery, flippant wit and quizzical torch, enshrined in the unsuspecting and jazzy veneer of sundry electronic music styles that range from darkwave goth-lounge to tropicalia.”

Geneva’s first LP, Lamaze dropped on 2/23/2010 and fellow freak folker, Ariel Pink (whom she will be touring with in Europe starting in October) has contributed to the album.  

You may hate this one, but hey, it’s Friday, and you have the next two days off…so keep listening…you may just start to love it…or not…

Geneva Jacuzzi – Clothes on the Bed

http://genevajacuzzi.com/

http://www.myspace.com/genevajacuzzi

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 6/23/2010 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti June 23, 2010

MizMuze is one happy little muse and has been going World Cup Crazy this morning!!!  U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!  It was a 90 + minute nail-biter but now that we’ve won our group and are advancing to the Final 16, I now present you the SOTD (the short, celebratory version)…

LA recording artist, Ariel Pink and his band Haunted Graffiti released their album, Before Today on 6/8/2010 which received a 9.0 on Pitchfork’s Best New Music list…they play Bimbo’s on 7/10/2010.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round

http://www.arielpink.com/

http://www.myspace.com/arielpink