Saturday, September 24, 2005

Welcome to the Hiatus.

After some encouragement and the hit counter getting more of a workout than usual, instead of stopping work on It's Magic! altogether, I'm going to put it on hiatus until further notice. As you hopefully do, visit Soul Shower and Dr. Moshe's Medicinal Music (the good doctor is a good friend) and sooner or later there will be a note or some links or something that tell you It's Magic! is bigger, badder, and better than ever. Until then...two more artists to feature...

DON NIX
Black Cat Moan (1974)
We Gotta Move (Keep On Rolling) (1974)
(from Hobos Heroes & Street Clowns)

Most folks know Don Nix because he wrote the classic blues tune "Going Down." He also was a saxophonist in the Mar-Keys and wrote, produced, and performed with many other artists. Just like every other person known for their performing and songwriting in the 70s...Nix recorded a handful of solo albums. Hobos Heroes & Street Clowns was released on Enterprise in 1974 and was the 3rd solo album released by Nix. Nix grew up with some other musical heavy hitters--Steve Cropper and Donald "Duck" Dunn. They all went to the same high school...I bet they had quite a band. Anyway, Nix writes good songs and the production is solid--check the tunes. Enjoy.

SENSELESS THINGS
In Love Again (1991)
Got It At The Delmar (1991)
Fishing At Tescos (1991)
(from The First of Too Many)

Before Jamie Hewlett drew some pretty pictures for the group Gorillaz...he helped out this British pop-punk band with some cover art. Senseless Things formed in 1987 over in West London, England, put out a few albums and disbanded in 1995. The First of Too Many is apparently their best work and is a solid piece of Buzzcocks/Replacements influenced pop/punk/rock music. I picked up this CD in a bargain bin and it was definitely that. Listen to all three tracks, enjoy a few weeks or so off from It's Magic! and we look forward to having you back after the hiatus. Enjoy.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dr. Moshe said...

Enjoy your hiatus, but bring back that magic soon. Thanks for the name dropping.

12:14 AM  
Blogger dickvandyke said...

Great stuff. All the best!

1:28 PM  

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