that sittin on the dock of the bay is actually the WORST otis redding song? i mean really. i love the guy, but give me mr pitiful, or security, or RESPECT. jesus. dock of the bay. half baked nonsense. ugh. he was a soul man, not a folk singer.
sorry. its a great song, and by any other artists it would be their best… but this is otis we’re talking about (my dog’s namesake). the man had a high bar.
this song has been stuck in my head all week. that tack piano in the background. genius. i think the new bazan (which has a similar piano part in one song) triggered my re-obsesison with this evergreen jam.
Also, Please recognize the beauty of Jim Jaramusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes:
Tom Waits: Hey
Iggy Pop: Hey, Tom, alright, glad you could make it. You are here. Hey you know what, you can call me Jim, I mean you know my friends call me Jim, or call me Jimmy or Iggy or Piggy, call me Ji- Iggy, call me Iggy.
Tom Waits: Okay, alright, whichever way you’re comfortable, I’ll go either way, Jim or Iggy.
not my favorite movie, or even my favorite Jaramusch movie (probably Deadman on that one) but this scene is one of my favorite scenes in move history. this movie is also great for the cate blanchet scene, the GZA, RZA, and Bill Murray scene and the Alfred Molina, Steve Coogan scene. check it out. also check out Deadman, which is ENTIRELY underrated. and also Neil Young’s perfect yet horribley scary and haunting score is amazing. think 2 hours worth of crazy horse style guitar solos… with no backing track, literally one solo for like 2 hours (a sample). it manages to work, cause its neil young. but wow. what a piece of music.
if’n you recon you might want to check out some of the albums i’ve been championing lately, well then click through to my actual blog (not jut the dashboard) and click on some album covers in my header to be taken to a place where there may or may not be some level of certitude in that there maybe be some albums there for you to consume, listen to, behold, put on your ipod, and no credit card will be involved. if you love it BUY THE VINYL! i know i would. and i actually have all of these on vinyl - except maybe JB’s “HS” - a great laurel canyon sleeper from 2010.
it isn’t your clients that make the job difficult, but the people in your office working behind the scenes being all “i don’t understand how to face a client, so i’m not gonna give you what you need to do so” in an effort to make you look like a total doofus to a new client who could very well tell you to f**k off after the next conversation you have with him.