Friday, July 22, 2011

Fantastic Friday: How About Some Music?

I have been having trouble with my blog radio as it will only play one song on the playlist now. I do not know what the problem is, but I might have to overhaul it if it continues. So, I will give you some music of a different nature this Friday.

For those of you who are unaware, there was a series of albums produced by Josh Homme of Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age fame known as the Desert Sessions. The Dessert Sessions was a project of Josh Homme and various other artists who would go out in the middle of the Nevada desert, hook their equipment up to a generator and start playing to see what would happen. All five albums are entirely improvised and feature material from names such as Chris Goss and Mark Lanegan. The result is an interesting mixture of material ranging from psychedelic, drug-induced guitar haze, to acoustic folk and blues. However, it all evokes the feeling of traveling across a massive, sun-baked desert alone and stoned out of your mind; while your flesh broils in the blistering heat or is scoured by blowing sand storms.

All five compilations are well worth getting but some of them are sadly out of print. My favorite collections of the series are 1&2 but my favorite single song is probably "Making A Cross" from volume 7&8. It is perfect music for listening to while driving as well as a lazy afternoon on the porch with a beer or for a late-night shot.

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