Shuggie Otis: Strawberry Letter 23, 1970

The National: The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness, 2017

Released a few weeks ago.

Lead vocal Matt Berninger possesses a certain je ne sais quoi … A hint of Bowie and Sylvian combined, perhaps?

Label: 4AD, of course.

Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers: Ice Cream Man, 1977

Labi Siffre: It Must be Love, 1971

Slowdive: Sugar for the Pill, 2017

From their first album in 22 years, released earlier this month.

All hail Queen Anne

Anne Dudley (of AoN) plays AoN!

Sly and the Family Stone: Hot Fun in the Summertime, 1969

Tricky Dick’s equal finally found?

It took 43 years, but it would appear that at long last America finally found Richard M. Nixon’s equal – not that I’m surprised, mind you.

I know I should give the current U.S. president the benefit of the doubt, and I will, but I won’t hold my breath.

Also, please bear with me for reposting this clip, originally posted a couple of weeks ago (give it a go, it’s really, really good):

Illustration: Richard Milhous Nixon, U.S. president 20 January 1969 – 9 August 1974. Photo digitally processed by blogger.

Another Sunny Day: You Should All Be Murdered, 1993

Lou Reed and David Bowie: Satellite of Love

Loud Reed’s famous 1972 song Satellite of Love performed by David Bowie and himself in an MTV Unplugged session, not many years ago, if I’m not much mistaken.