Yes, if there's a record I might be in danger of wearing out, it's Harry Nilsson's The Point. I searched for ages to get a good copy on vinyl, though a remastered version was released on CD a few years back. It was about the familiarity and nostalgia factor -- I must have spent hours listening to this record as a kid, singing the songs with my parents. It's quite special.
My mom sent me these tracks to replace the corrupted "Me and My Arrow" that I posted the other day. She noted that to get the full effect, you actually need the first three tracks from the album. She's quite right about that...
Harry Nilsson -- The Point -- Everything's Got 'Em
Harry Nilsson -- The Point -- The Town (narrated)
Harry Nillson -- The Point -- Me and My Arrow
And, as a bonus, Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl in Robert Altman's Popeye, scored by Nilsson. You may remember this song from its appearance in the criminally underrated PT Anderson film Punch-Drunk Love.
Shelley Duvall -- He Needs Me
[sidebar: more Nilsson's been posted recently at I Guess I'm Floating (along with a cover from The Format) and Green Pea-ness]
...and one for just because: DFA remixes Le Tigre. I like about 3 Le Tigre songs, and this is one of 'em. Furthermore, this particular work by the DFA is an exemplary remix -- especially the ridiculous breakdown right at the 4:10 mark.
Le Tigre -- Deceptacon (DFA Remix)
Oh, and a special addition -- DJ Paul V. who does the Smash Mix on LA's Indie 103 sent this over, which was very sweet of him -- Peaches + Gary Glitter equals a bizzaro sparkle-fest of epic proportions, all in homage to Joan Jett, of course. Hear more mashup goodness on his Myspace page, too.
DJ Paul V. -- Peaches vs. Gary Glitter -- I Didn't Know The Boys Want To Be Her
Yes, indeed, it's a short post today; I'm all kinds of busy over here. However, we have grand news of upcoming doings that I'll save to announce tomorrow.