June 10, 2013

The Listening Post No. 1

Back when I had built this into a well visited music blog, I put up mixes called sixpacks. This time out, I'm going with 'The Listening Post', which is a 1940's wartime idiom meaning 'a center for monitoring electronic communications (as of an enemy)' or ' a forward position set up to obtain early warning of enemy movement' or 'any position or location for obtaining secret information about an enemy'. Okay, obviously we're not dealing with enemies here, but let's take the old adage 'To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy', and change it to 'To know music, you must become your music... or at least listen to music'. 

So, this Listening Post is where you will gather 'secret' intell that you may, or may not, wish to share with friends. Some great new, or not so new, music that makes your day just a little bit better... and how could you not share something like that? How dare you keep that secret... even with your enemies?


This post features The Veils, without doubt the most underrated band I've had the good fortune of listening to. Even caught them live in Toronto at the El Mocambo, where I experienced the humilation of being told "No... you're not on the guestlist."  Thank, God, for the kindness of the band's tour manager, who let me and my companion in as his guests.


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