23rd November 2011

You know how everyone you know somehow knows Kevin Bacon?

Brian Eno is kind of the musical equivalence of that. I’m pretty sure that everything music related, since the 70′s, can somehow be linked back to Brian Eno’s magical powers of inspiration/ production.

Early Brian Eno music has been saturating my apartment, subway rides, and time spent staring at walls, all week. Its been great! I’m enjoying it so much that I would like for you to consider dedicating some of November to appreciating¬†Brian Eno, much like I have.

I would make a Brian Eno mix of my favorite songs, but I doneno where I would start! I guess I would pretty much just be copying the set list from his BBC Sessions.

  1. Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch
  2. Fever
  3. Wimoweh
  4. The Fat Lady of Limbourg
  5. Baby’s on Fire
  6. I’ll Come Running (To Tie Your Shoes)
  7. Third Uncle
  8. Seven Deadly Finns

Heres some Brian Eno related things that I suggest to make your average November into more of an Eno-vember:

  • Rent Velvet Goldmine and feel better about your life
  • Pretend you’re a martian on a different planet while listing to his “Before And After Science” album. (I’m pretty sure that’s what that album was made for)
  • Get memorized by his outfits during his Roxy Music days
  • Talk about David Byrne like you guys are best friends
  • Check out Built to Spill covering Third Uncle

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2 thoughts on “Eno-vember

  1. JC

    I saw Velvet Goldmine a long long time ago in the theaters. I don’t remember liking it or hating it, but I hadn’t seen it since. I should probably give it another chance though considering it gets released on blu-ray in 3 weeks.
    My first real experience hearing Mr. Eno was Baby’s on Fire during a pre-show stage set-up. It only lasted a minute before the band took the stage and I had no idea who it was, and I wouldn’t dare be so lame to ask the people next to me who it was or appear more intent on hearing the rest of the pre-show song than the band that was about to play. I was destined to re-discover the song because years go by and Pandora randomly re-united my ears with Eno and if that hadn’t happened, the cutest girl behind a camera would have.

  2. monkeyKing

    at your instigation, started listening to vintage Eno, then Fripp, then several times though all the songs on KC’s Discipline. I’m guessing that proves your point. (and I hold you and some bottles of barley wine responsible for a quietly awesome afternoon.) Thela Hun Ginjeet.


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