Greetings from Laurel Canyon!
A recent conversation with a respected music fan and friend brought up a topic that turned my stomach. Has the recent turn of media culture—the smart phone—marked the beginning of the end?
“Endz” are defiantly on my mind. My last Idelic episode was an hour of songs about “the last.” Is it just the end of the year, or is the end of civilization at hand? THE END OF CIVILIZATION…wow, what a fucking eerie concept!
As we head into the holidays, this dark concept is sticking in my gut. Idiot creeps are everywhere and damage is being done. As our desert rockers head home from bloody Paris, mayhem strikes San Bernardino. San Berdoo? Fuckkkk dude that’s a scary place! There are biker gangs and tweakers out there. And fucking cops who don’t fuck around!
All said, I am going to simply refuse to spend too much time on the dark side. As my part in “blogger world,” I’ve been listening and preparing for my year-end top 40 Idelic Hits. Well, now call it top 50—and who’s counting. After all 50 is the new 40, and for fuck sake there is a ton of great artistry and song to celebrate.
So, here’s the first of 3 Idelic hours featuring 2015’s best vinyl releases. Listen deep and pray for peace.
The Idelic Hit of the Week:
Tarantula Deadly Cargo – Sleaford Mods
Today I’m gonna pray for peace and Weiland’s kids.