Thursday, February 18, 2010
Mount Righteous- Sing to Me, Tiffany
Watch this first. The video serves as an ideal introduction to the Mount Righteous sensibility. The joyful noise made by these lovable geeks sounds as if Henry Threagill wrote jazz arrangements for the educational songs of The Electric Company. The Texas band's February tour takes them to the Brick in Kansas City on Saturday. Something tells me they're a great live act. "Sing to Me, Tiffany" comes from the 2009 EP Open Your Mouth. (Tip via Lee.)
I don't have a dog in the fight between broadcasters and performers. But this ad campaign fascinates me. Check out its strident verbiage: "Giant record companies. Most of which are in foreign countries. We'll pay all the money. And they'll keep gobs of it. Great."
Ruby Hunter has died. (Tip via BGO.)
Jazz and lounge accordionist Art Van Damme has died. If you're not familiar with his career, then you really need to see this.
Kansas City Click: Sons of Brasil perform Thursday at Jardine's.
(Image pulled from Mount Righteous' MySpace account.)