That Girl

This week I’ve got a blue-collar Ziggy Stardust, Don Imus before he turned into a cranky old racist (well, at least before he got old), multiple songs about Satan and much much more! Songs Played 1 Udo Jürgens Peace Now Wenn Du Mich Liebst… SR International 1970 2 Les Problèmes Je Ne Vois Rien Je…

Mel Norfleet – Thanks a Lot

A really delightful and fun Hammond B-3 driven cover of the Eddie Miller song, which was also performed by Ernest Tubb and Neko Case, amongst other artists. Can’t find any info on the man himself other than he self-released three albums. According to Discogs, his daughter is Dawn Norfleet, who is a vocalist and flautist…

It Was True

So much good stuff this week – a Northern soul track by Toni Basil from 1966 (I know!), Yugoslavian disco, space reggae and more Moogs than you can shake a stick at. Songs Played Bill Joy – Just One More Day Baby [7” single] MSR Recordings 1980 Marvin L. Sims – Now I’m In Love…

Spaceship Lover

A smorgasbord of esoteric aural delights await your ears, mind and soul. Songs Played Jumpp – Bouncy Bouncy [b/w The Bounce] 1981 Roscoe Scully – How Come My Dog Don’t Bark (When You Come ‘Round) [b/w Come Back, Baby] 1961 Chico Hamilton – El Chico [El Chico] 1965 Þeyr – En… [Þagað Í Hel] 1980…

Better Late Than Never

A little of this, a lot of that and a dash of spice on top just to keep it interesting. Songs Played Jomo – Uhuru (African Twist) [b/w Hangin’ Out] 1967 Fay Ray – (Waiting For The) Heatwave [b/w I Wish] 1982 Frank Alamo – Tout Se Sait Un Jour (Two Faces Have I) [Frank…

Resurrection Shuffle

I’m back, baby! After a restful hiatus, Esoteria has returned! I haven’t gotten my new mic in the mail yet, so this one is all music, no backtalk. Songs Played Synergy – Classical Gas [Sequencer] 1976 Quantum Jump – No American Starship (Looking For The Next World) [Quantum Jump] 1976 Terminal Twist – Common Knowledge…

Imaginary Soundtracks: Vidiots (A Fake 90’s Rom-Com)

In the style of director Amy Heckerling, this soundtrack (a collaboration with DJ Virginia Plain) follows the story of straight-laced Russell Corcoran, dumped by his girlfriend and expelled from law school following a single careless decision. He attempts to hide from reality by taking a job at the local independent video store – only to…

Imaginary Soundtracks: Radio Kiki (A Fake Wes Anderson Film)

Wes Anderson’s movies always have very evocative soundtracks that follow characters’ emotion journeys. This mix (which was a collaboration with DJ Virginia Plain) is for an imaginary film about ten year old Olivia Taylor, who copes with the death of their mother and feelings of isolation by starting a pirate radio station from their bedroom….