Sunday, March 31, 2019

2019: March 31st

I fell back into King Khan and the Shrines yesterday. Previously, I've returned again and again to the apparently well OOP The Supreme Genius of King Khan and the Shrines, one of the best damn compilations I've ever heard. It's not often I get into a band and am happy subsisting on a comp alone, but it happens on occasion, as it did with KK and the Shrines. Mr. Brown burnt said disc for me... hell, I guess back around the time I moved to LA, and it's been an on and off companion since. And although he also burnt me what probably amounts to the remainder of the band's catalogue, as well as plenty from Khan's two-man project, The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Supreme Genius of... has remained my go-to. The tracks just flow so. Damn. Good. Here's a live clip I found of another of my favorites:

That right there is Soul, baby. Khan and his cabal of collaborators have been a major force in taking back Soul from the mis-labelling of the music that began in the 80s and 90s, with crappy melodramatic balladeers. This is Sam and Dave, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding... the list goes on.


It's one week until I head out to Spokane for work, and then only five days until I spend a long weekend in Seattle. Can't wait. Planning on staying a night in North Bend, a city I would ultimately love to live in, and you can bet K and I will be dining at Twede's, better known to Twin Peaks fans as the Double R Diner. This will be my fourth trip to Washington, the first since 2017. It's K's first, so I'm psyched to see her reaction to the state's beauty.


Playlist from 3/29:
Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor
Brand New - Science Fiction

Playlist from 3/30:

Deftones - Koi No Yokan
King Khan and the Shrines - The Supreme Genius Of
Otis Redding - Live at the Whiskey a Go Go
Naked Raygun - Series #1
Naked Raygun - Series #2
Naked Raygun - Series #3
Naked Raygun - Free S**t! Live in Chicago
Dum Dum Girls - Too True
Helms Alee - Sleepwalking Sailors
Canadian Rifle - Peaceful Death
Deafheaven - New Bermuda
How to Destroy Angels - Eponymous EP

Card of the day:

Leaning toward an interpretation that juxtaposes The Magus with the source of its inspiration, Hermes Trismegistus, or the Messenger of the Gods Mercury, who Crowley refers to as, "Word of creation whose speech is silent." In other words, time to stop tinkering and send the book to Missi for that extremely important First Reader Experience.

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