Someone on my Tumblr feed posted a couple of tracks by I Monster – electronica with some dance components, some experimental. Unsettling sonic landscapes, along with pretty, nearly new age moments plus a sense of humour. Good engaging music for Moby, Lemon Jelly fans.
I found MRF thanks to Facebook. The band responded to one of my music reviews a few years ago but sending me a link to a free mp3. Jazz, pop, emotional – sax centric music. A step above lounge with great covers, strong regional material. Lead by Mike Flanagan who is a very hot, gay, bearded talent on sax and keyboards – MRF is easy on the ears & worth downloading.
Mark Ronson is a consistent top 10 pop performer, – is he a remixer, a dj? These sets are mainly collaborations with the likes of Bruno Mars, Mystical, Santo Gold etc. Nicely structured songs, bouncy, a dash of rap, some electronica that is well produced & serves up those hits than become golden oldies. Music you can dance to at weddings.
Black Rivers is a side project by members of Doves – more of their dark, emotionally intense adult pop worth listening to. Flight Facilities is a pop-electronic group similar to Chicaine that I discovered via the Red Rocket Coffee FB page. Nice background music for sex.
Not all new music is made by ‘unknowns’ 🙂 Kate Pierson is/was a member of the B-52’s who has finally done her solo lp. Solid music but kind of faceless at the same time. I was hoping for a bit of the B52’s retro energy. Jimmy Summerville (of Bronski Beat ) pays Homage to the day of disco glitter with this fine, fun set. His voice is in good form & the songs are romantic, openly queer & here to stay.
Heart of the Morning
She could smell it. Fresh and sweet. Not to far away either. More than one.
‘Mmmm.’ She hummed to herself. Each breath made her pulse beat a little faster. ‘Smells so good.’
The morning mist over the park began to dissipate as the sun broke through the clouds. Reds, yellows, pinks infused the grey air around her.
‘Looks to be a good day.’ she said to no one in particular. ‘A good day indeed.’
She stretched, flexing her calves and ankles after the six laps around the park. Sweat soaked her T-shirt. She held her hand out and saw the sweat rise in a mist from herself. ‘Smokin’. I’m smokin’ today.’
She took several more deep breathes. ‘Mmmmm.’
She could smell it. Fresh and getting closer. Not what she had expected, at least not so early in the day.
Four children scampered into the park. Chasing each other and screaming. An adult followed close behind.
Their shouts scattered the pigeons from the underpass. She breathed deep in their direction.
‘Ah, so it is them. Young too. Easier to handle.’
The adult with them was a man, one of their fathers? No, an older brother.
‘Morning.’ She spoke to the brother. ‘Good day to be up and out so early.’
‘Yep. Hey Greg slow down.’
‘Yeah.’ the brother flashed an amazing white smile. Dark black hair.
‘Enjoy.’ She wanted to follow them, follow the smell of their youth. Fresh and sweet. Blood that would taste so fresh if she could only get it. Just one heart would do. Didn’t matter which one, did it? The smell wasn’t as strong on the brother as it had been on the youngsters.
The sun was out full now. She pulled her hood up and did a couple of knee bends and started to trot off in the opposite direction. Or at least she thought it was the opposite direction.
‘I must be going in circles.’
She found herself round a corner and into the path of the galloping children. Two girls, two boys with the old brother not too far behind.
She lowered her hood and stopped to allow them to rush past her. Didn’t want to bump into one, not yet. What time was it? Did they make this take this route everyday? She’d have to come back here tomorrow morning. Get them comfortable with her. Time to feast and the gods were bringing the right sustenance at last. Fresh and sweet. Not ripe, not tired of anything and ready to leap into life.
Ready for her to reach out and scoop out their hearts. Mmmm breakfast of champions.
January 10, Thursday: 8 p.m. Hot Damn! Its’ a Queer Slam – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre: feature Regie Cabico
every Tuesday 2019
June – Capturing Fire 2019 – Washington D.C. capfireslam.org