Psychedelic

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Five Good Psychedelic Pop Albums

Junior’s buddy expressed an interest in psychedelic pop. Here’s a selection of good albums, one for each decade. There is of course also heavier psych rock with prominent blues guitar in the tradition of Hendrix. 60s. Beatles, Revolver 70s. This decade produced a treasury of psych rock, prog rock and space rock, but I haven’t…

Subway Ticket Booth Dream

In this guest entry, my friend Milka Zelić reports on the gritty realities of public transport in Slumberland: It wasn’t enough that I had a rough time at work last night. When I finally got to bed I ended up working a second shift. Because of construction work on the subway a temporary ticket booth…

Psychedelic Spam

Now this is how you sell pens! The squaw had disappeared into the thick under growth, leaving a track Queen Elizabeth I 2010 Mont Blanc Limited Edition White Rollerball like a hippo in the snow. Bud could have overtaken her, of course, and he could have made her take the baby back again. But he…

Self-Referential Ethan Miller

I’ve been following Californian rock singer and guitarist Ethan Miller off and on since Comets on Fire‘s 2002 album Field Recordings from the Sun. I love his singing and psychedelic song writing. And so recently the song “Nomads” from the 2008 album Magnificent Fiend (with Miller’s current band Howlin’ Rain) has been playing in my…

Drugs and Me

In the podcast liner notes to his new album (starting at 14:21), George Hrab talks to Milton Mermikidis for a space about how neither of them does any heavier drugs than caffeine. I realised that in close to five years of blogging, I’ve never talked specifically about my own drug abstinence, though I’ve mentioned a…

When I was in school I read a great story about a man who took opium, felt that he had a great philosophical insight, wrote it down, and then found, after sobering up, that what he had written was “I perceive a distinct smell of kerosene”, Jag känner en distinkt doft av fotogen. Mucking around…

I Was Outside of My Own Head

I found this sign at the Slussen commuter train station the other day.

Psychedelic Circus

Somebody calls you and you answer quite slowly: a girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

One of the major influences that combined to form Western psychedelic rock was traditional Asian music. But musicians in Asia picked up the vibe pretty quickly and started to play their own versions of it. Lately I’ve been listening to a great compilation of the stuff, and I’m particularly struck by the 1975 track “Gönül…

In My Earbuds Lately

Here are some excellent albums I’ve been listening to lately on my trusty smartphone. If you’re into power pop, alternative rock, US folk and psychedelia, then check them out! Brendan Benson. Alternative to Love. 2005. Grand Duchy. Petits Fours. 2009. It’s Frank Black and his wife Violet Clark! Love, Peace and Poetry – Asian Psychedelic…