3-21-13 San Diego, CA
3/22: Happy birthday, Wally Badarou! (Born 1955) 3/24: Happy birthday, Holger Czukay! (Born 1938) On 3/21/64 The Applejacks 45 “Tell Me When” charts at No. 7 in England. On 3/23/68 The Beatles 45 “Lady Madonna” charts at No. 1 in England. On 3/24/73 the Gilbert O’Sullivan 45 “Get Down” charts at No. 1 in England. And on March 24th: Happy birthday, Klaus Dinger (of Neu!), born 1946.
Last weekend, we went to San Diego, CA. It is always amusing to visit down there. We don’t know anybody there; I used to years ago. It’s roughly 100 miles from my home.
Didn’t spend a lot of time looking at new music titles, but I did find a few CD’S and a Blu-ray movie:
AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE – SOMEBODY TOUCH I, ON-U US CD EP Adrian Sherwood
BATTISTI, LUCIO – SI, VIAGGIARE…1972, 1977, NUMERO UNO IT CD Collection
HIRASAWA, SUSUMU – PAPRIKA (O.S.T.), TESLAKITE JPN CD P-Model member
JAMMER, KENJI – HULA-HULA DANCE 5 – DELUX, UUTWO JPN CD aka Kenji Suzuki
NORMAN, LARRY – REMIXING THIS PLANET, N-SOUL US CD CCM remixes
OZAWA, KENJI – ECOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE, EASTWORLD JPN CD Kami sleeve, ½ of Flipper’s Guitar
PENGUIN CAFÉ ORCHESTRA – BEST, COMMONS JPN CD ’07 Collection
SUPERCAR – OO KEAH!!, DOHB JPN CD ’99, other half of “OO Yeah!!”
TIPOGRAPHICA – MAN WHO DOES NOT NOD, PONY / CANYON JPN CD Live
TOKYO NO. 1 SOUL SET – JR., BMG JPN CD Kami sleeve
V.A. – ROCK ANTHEMS, UNIVERSAL JPN 2CD US & UK artists
WILLIAMSON, ROBIN – TEN OF SONGS, FLYING FISH US CD Incredible String Band member
YANO, AKIKO – SUPER FOLK SONG, EPIC/SONY JPN CD
YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA – SERVICE, SMEJ JPN CD ’03 re-master
BAND, THE – LAST WALTZ, MGM US Blu-ray disc ’78 original release
All of these titles came from the same store; lots of Japanese domestic stuff – which I really like!
On the way down, we enjoyed visiting my old friend Greg Stewart, in Temecula, CA. I used to listen to his late night show on KPFK-FM 90.7 40+ years ago!
“Polite Provisions” at 30th St. and Adams in San Diego was amusing – we had a great bartender named Vaughn, who took care of us. I bought coffee beans at Café Moto!
It is tempting to consider moving to San Diego, CA – I’d really have to watch my drinking. But I bet I’d be a lot more active, if I lived there – what with Balboa Park being such a nice place to walk around.