Hacked By Imam with Love
Sometimes it seems like we’re always posting about those of us who’ve left us, but it’s important to us to give them whatever little space we can here, because they make up so much of who we are and what influences us. With that said, last night we lost a true gem — Little Jimmy Scott. His story is a wonderful and interesting one: he was popular in the 40’s and 50’s, but faded almost completely in the 60’s. His renaissance occurred in the 90’s after Lou Reed saw him perform... Read The Rest →
Such a heavy heart over the passing of Lou Reed — Lau was raised listening to him and the Velvet Underground and his songs are on constant rotation at Recspec HQ. He was also someone so crucial to the discovery and popularity of two of our favorite musicians: Antony and Little Jimmy Scott. Such a brilliant and beautiful mind, musician, and man. Linger on, Lou. — If I could make the world as pure and strange as what I see I’d put you in a mirror I’d put in front... Read The Rest →
Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland is one of our favorite blues singers of all time, and sadly passed away today. So in remembrance and reverence, here are our two favorite Bobby Bland songs. Heartachingly beautiful and true. Rest well, Bobby Blue. Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland – I’ll Take Care of You Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland – I’ve Just Got To Forget You
Happy Birthday, Klaus. If only, if only, you could have saved the human race. (For anyone who hasn’t seen The Nomi Song, its one of Recspec’s most loved documentaries. Be sure to check it out.)
On August 5th, Lovejoys, an Austin institution that has been open for over two decades, opened its doors to the public for the last time. Lovejoys has been our favorite watering hole (and really, only bar that we would ever really frequent) for the entirety of the time that we’ve been in Austin, and it closing has left a big fez-shaped hole in our hearts. That might seem dramatic, but its true, and anyone who has been to this well worn spot is sure to understand: the nights of dominoes with friends,... Read The Rest →
We’re a bit late in posting this, but didn’t want to forget to mention the end of an era – Kon Karne’s Butcher Shop with The Bear. Our very own DJ Kon Karne, and our friend and co-conspirator Butcher Bear from Insect Records decided it was time to lay their monthly at Rio Rita to rest after 3 years. Every month, they would craft a podcast previewing what they would be playing (sometimes with guests, sometimes on their own) and every month we’d also put together a poster and a... Read The Rest →
A legend, lost. There’s nothing that can be said that isn’t summed up in his own words and music: “All the dreams you show up in are not your own.” — Gil Scott-Heron
We’re a couple of days late, obviously, but wanted to put a little note in this space saying goodbye to the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor. We’re both avid classic film fans, and she must be one of the most stunning and powerful women to ever grace the silver screen. Uncompromising, unapologetic, and completely herself, up until the end. Goodnight, Liz.
The world lost a great light and hugely influential musician with the passing of Peter Christopherson last month, and with myself (Lau) being a huge fan of all of his projects, I decided I would post my little mix dedicated to him here. If you are also a fan, please take a moment to go to the Threshold House website and make a donation in his memory to help children affected by AIDs in Thailand. Rest easy, Sleazy.