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LJ Got Back? [Mar. 21st, 2008|08:31 pm]
OMG! LiveJournal still exists! I was sure it would go out of business due to its shameless users holding a 24 hour content strike to blackmail the poor entrepreneurs who were dumb enough to buy it a few months ago. Oh, wait. Hardly anybody posts anything on Friday anyway. Wank God It's Friday.

Speaking of boycottery, I broke my rule of buying no more CDs (piss on you, RIAA), and it was because I found that this 1963 June Christy album was available on CD. While I have no doubt I could live without this album, I found it unthinkable that I should die without ever having owned a copy of it. At one time it was possible to turn on a radio late at night and hear the remarkable performances on this album. Radio is pretty much done with June Christy now, though I she can be heard now on Internet music streamers such as Pandora and Jango (the latter I've found to be less than fully baked, and its sign-up page may freeze up on you as it did me, but its concept is interesting— and yay Internet.) Actually owning a copy of the CD saves on bandwidth, though, and me having AT&T-Yahoo bottom-of-the-barrel DSL service, that's a distinct advantage.

I am linking to this photo of a fast food stand in (apparently) downtown Los Angeles solely (hah hah) because I like the title it's been given.

There was weather. It was nice. It will probably replay tomorrow.

[User Picture]From: diapholom
2008-03-22 06:35 am (UTC)

the LJ strike kinda reminded me of a homosexual convincing a straight person that he's confused (and is a closet homosexual!)

and i will listen to that June Christy album
coz i think that era is golden as most of the good old days
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2008-03-22 11:55 am (UTC)
i know june christy mostly from her recording of The Midnight Sun. that was an interesting link, as it told more about her than i knew. is the album as good as the review says?
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2008-03-22 09:15 pm (UTC)
I think it has some of her best work (aside from the two ill-advised bonus tracks at the end— not bad tracks, just not suited to the mood of the album, which is set by three moody Rodgers & Hart ballads) and she never recorded an album I'd consider bad.

Her recordings (one monaural and one stereo) of Midnight Sun are from the Something Cool albums (1953-55 & 1960), also among her best.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2008-03-22 10:05 pm (UTC)
those bonus tracks on good old albums usually misfire for me. i bought a paul simon collection that had a couple of poorer songs tacked on; ditto bruce cockburn. they don't take care to match the mood, you're right.
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