Esperanza: Kerouac’s Tristessa

Esperanza is an album by various artists interpreting in song Tristessa, a novella by Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac.

The story explores Kerouac’s love affair with Tristessa, a drug-addicted Mexican prostitute. Tristessa means “sadness” in Spanish.

Her real name was Esperanza, “hope” in Spanish.

A fascinating album concept, listen here to two selections.

Esperanza

“First Page of Kerouac’s Tristessa” William Fitzsimmons with Tim & Adam

“We Are Nothing” Alela Diane

Beverly

Beverly was the Brooklyn duo of Frankie Rose and Drew Citron.

Rose was also an original member of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls. She has since moved to Los Angeles.

Citron carries on with a new partner, Scott Rosenthal, and a new album The Blue Swell.

Beverly

Here are two:

“Bulldozer”

“Contact”

The Stone Roses

The Stones Roses debut in 1989 is considered to be one of the best British albums of all-time.

Due to various record label hassles the band did not release their 2nd until 1994.

Then they broke up.

Now over 20 years later, we have a new song!

The Stone Roses

“All For One”

Pure Bathing Culture

Pure Bathing Culture is duo from Portland, Oregon.

Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman released their 2nd record, Pray for Rain, in late 2015.

“She Shakes” is delicious understated memorable Indie pop.

Pure Bathing Culture

“She Shakes”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L is on Vacation for 2 weeks.

ANOHNI

Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons is now known as ANOHNI.

Now a transgender woman, she continues to sing with of the most mesmerizing voices in music.

Hopelessness is her first album as ANOHNI.

ANOHNI

“Drone Bomb Me”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L on The Oedipus Project. It must be Monday.

Lopsided

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

Klangliebe “Fatally Wounded”
Lindemann “Home Sweet Home”
Joachim Witt ” Eisenherz”
Heimataerde “Bruderschaft”
IAMX ” North Star” (Mr. Kitty Remix)
Rammstein “Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen”
Rammstein “Du Hast”
Avantasia “Draconian Love”
Megaherz “Liebingsfiend”
Rotersand “Torn Realities”
Klangschwester “Sisterella” (Karl Gruender Remix)
Die Toten Hosen “Zwei Drittel Liebe”
CarryMe “Dieser Moment”
Kraftwerk “Antenne”
The Sweeps “Careless”
Eisbrecher “So oder so”
Xavier Naidoo “Wo Komm Ich her”
Jamie-Lee Kriewitz “Ghost”
The KVB “Second Encounter”
rekkorder “New Day”
Moderat “Running”
Herbert Grönemeyer “Dort Und Hier”
Grass Green Eyes “Individuell”
Bullet Height “Bastion”
Doro “Love’s Gone To Hell”
Chàrlee M. “Live My Dream” (Dj Ti-S Remix)
Primal Fear “The Sky Is Burning”

Radiohead

Nothing like having new Radiohead.

Radiohead

New album on Sunday.

Here are 2 songs:

“Burn The Witch”

“Daydreaming”

Beth Orton

Endearing British singer/songwriter Beth Orton’s new album will be called Kidsticks.

“1973” has a bouncy melody as Twin Shadow provides the guitar.

Beth Orton

“1973”

Bryde

Bryde is the solo project of Sarah Howells.

She’s been part of the Welsh duo Paper Aeroplanes since 2009, but has set out on her own.

The EP Chocolate & Nectar includes the song “Wait”. Simply stunning.

Bryde

“Wait”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, new music we should hear.

Lopsided

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*denotes first time song airs on show

*Punx Harmonic “Immaterial” (New Jersey)
*Miss Rabbit “Independent” (Switzerland)
*DJDS “I Don’t Love You” (Los Angeles)
*Rotersand “Just Sales” (Hamburg, Germany)
*Primal Scream “Trippin’ On Your Love” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*The KVB “In Deep” (Berlin, Germany)
*Some Velvet Morning “No Walls” (North London)
*The Heavy “Goodbye Baby” (Bath, U.K.)
*Ira Losco “Walk On Water” (Malta)
*Pat Todd & Rankoutsiders “Sugar Coated Love” (L.A.)
*Lola Dutronic “Kids Just Wanna Dance” (Toronto)
*Holy Esque “Doll House” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*Oh White Mare “Outsiders” (Australia)
*Charles Bradley “Ain’t It A Sin” (Brooklyn)
*Johnette Napolitano “Constanze Mozart” (Joshua Tree)
*They Called Him Zone “Miami” (Bradford, England)
*Tom Hingley Band “Beggars Hand” (Manchester)
*Night Knight “Set It On Fire” (Athens, Greece)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Haifisch” (Olsen I. remix)
*Rusty Ray Levy “Complicated” (Sydney, Australia)
*The Dead Ships “Company Line” (Los Angeles)
*Daphne & The Fuzz “Burn Down Your House” (Athens)
*Skellums “Art Of Dying Young” (Liverpool)
*Summer Cannibals “Say My Name” (Portland, OR)
+Helen Love “First Girl From Wales In N.Y.C.) (Wales)
*Underworld “Low Burn” (Essex, England)
+Star Dancer “She’s In Love With Joan Jett” (Detroit)
*Lovespeake “Tightrope” (Norway)
*Circus Maximus “The Weight” (Oslo, Norway)

Garbage

The band Garbage have recorded off and on since 1993.

Through all these years the band has maintained the original lineup of Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig, four terrific people.

Strange Little Birds will be their 6th studio album.

“Empty” is the first single.

Garbage

“Empty”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, music from the world.

Lopsided

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*denotes first time song airs on show

*Helen Love “First Girl From Wales In N.Y.C” (Wales)
*The Marivaux “Ebb And Flow” (Manchester)
*DJDS “Something To Believe In” (Los Angeles)
*Spiritual Beggars “Still Hunter” (Sweden)
*IAMX “North Star”(Mr. Kitty remix) (Berlin, Germany)
*The Callas “It’s Sunday I’m Bleeding” (Athens, Greece)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Engel”
*Skellums “Do Me Wrong” (Liverpool, England)
*Stella “Works For You” (Athens, Greece)
*Eno G “Acid Flight” (Liverpool, England)
*A Love Like Pi “Till I Die” (N.Y.C.)
*Lords Of Black “Everything You’re Not” (Madrid, Spain)
*Rotersand “Torn Realities” (Hamburg, Germany)
*The Heavy “Nobody’s Hero” (Bath, UK)
*The Sweeps “Inspiration” (original) (Hamburg, Germany)
*Little Coyote “Neverending” (Sydney, Australia)
*Badge And Talkalot f/Laura Vane “I Need…” (Barbados)
*James Holt “The Lost Boy No More” (Manchester)
*Johnette Napolitano “The Highway” (Joshua Tree, CA)
*Inertia “Distant Mind” (London, England)
*Mechanimal “Radio On” (Athens, Greece)
*Klangschwester “Come Unity” (Germany)
*Animal Noise “How Can You Love Me” (Colchester, UK)
*Digitalism “Battle Cry” (Hamburg, Germany)
*The Waz. Exp & Mr. Kju “Gwendoline” (Tirol, Austria)
*Council Band “Rust To Gold” (N.Y.C.)
*The Lucky Face “Celebrate Your Fate” (London, England)
*The KVB “White Walls” (Berlin, Germany)

Prince

In 1996, I was invited to Paisley Park to hear Emancipation.

Prince was finally free of his prohibitive recording contract with Warner Brothers Records, thus the title of the album, a 3-record set.

It was his first recording to include covers of songs he loved. He told me that he wished that he had written “One of Us”, a hit by Joan Osbourne.

In this song, he famously changed the lyrics “What if God was one of us / Just a slob like one of us” to “…Just a slave like one of us”.

Prince

BISHOP

BISHOP is a new singer/songwriter out of Los Angeles.

She has only given us two songs. Both marvelous. Cannot wait for more.

Listen to them both:

BISHOP

“River”

“Wild Horses”

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