- Mon, 2010-11-29 10:42
Alice Gold has done a lot of daring things; she bought a one-way ticket to America and travelled across the states in a 1978 Winnebago she won in a poker game, she lodged for free in a Luxebourg castle in exchange for English lessons, lived on a house boat in London, and perhaps the most daring of all, followed her songwriting dreams and recorded her debut album Seven Rainbows in 22 days, without funding from a record label... Inspired by everything psychedelic, Alice Gold arrives to Guest Edit I Like Music this week.
Alice Gold Playlist
1. Pink Floyd - The Gold It's In The...
2. Tame Impala - Desire Be Desire Go
3. Funkadelic - Can You Get To That?
4. Janis Joplin - Cry Baby
5. Jeff Buckley - Grace
6. Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
7. Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
8. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
9. The Gods - Hey Bulldog
10. Lou Reed - I'm So Free
11. Pixies - Dig For Fire
12. Crosby, Stills and Nash - Almost Cut My Hair
13. Tomorrow - My White Bicycle
14. White Denim - Let's Talk About It
15. Spaceman 3 - Walking With Jesus
16. Mona - Listen To Your Love
17. Fields - Charming The Flames
18. John Parish And PJ Harvey - Is That All There Is?
19. Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space
20. Minnie Riperton - Les Fleurs
Artist: Minnie Riperton Track: Les Fleurs Released: April, 1970 Label: GRT
I find it difficult to get through a month without a Les Fleurs euphoric moment. In fact, it is always the song I choose to play at the end of a long night, to send all to bed in style and warmth. If I had to explain to an alien from outer-space what a ‘CHORUS’ was in a song, I would use this as the most magnificent example of pure crescendo perfection.
Artist: Pink Floyd Album: Obscured by Clouds Released: 3rd June 1972 Label: Harvest, EMI
I’ve only recently discovered this album and love it. The band were already working on The Dark Side of the Moon, one of the first albums I fell in love with, but production was interrupted when the band travelled to France to score their soundtrack to the French film La Vallée by Barbet Schroeder.
The album is based on this score and has some great guitar hooks, sounds and lyrics. Stay, the penultimate song is classic Pink Floyd; a brilliantly stirring ballad with dry humour weaved nonchalantly into the second verse; first romantically luring the lady to ‘Stay’ the night, in the morning he ‘racks my brain and try to remember you’re name’...
Life is Flashing Before Your Eyes: Vince Collins 1984 animation
I’ve been scouring the internet for references for my album and video artwork and I'm always drawn to soulful psychedelia. I chose this video because I think the direct lyrics and animation are just awesome and take you off on a thoughtful psychedelic journey with pink floating elephants and dinosaurs along the way.
grab your chance otherwise time won't wait it always flies
life is flashing before your eyes
so live it up, idealize don't stop to compromise
life just keep flashing before your eyes...
The III Part - South Park Triliogy: Imagination Land
I was ill a few weeks back and ended up watching this. Along with the endless giggles and ridiculousness of the scenes, there is always a soulful SP message. This trilogy questions whether ‘Imagination land’ exists like the reality we live in. I found myself thinking about it in my ill, hallucinogenic state and realised that a lot of my writing is inspired by the idea of dreaming and the fine line that separates dreams from reality.
I think I’ve lived my life trying to get somewhere, reaching for things seemingly unattainable, sometimes reaching them and sometimes not. It is true after all that every invention ever made was once only a dream in someone’s mind. The idea of Imagination Land as a real place is an important and appealing one because everyone needs to escape at times…as long as it doesn’t include sucking on Cartman’s balls! Hee hee ho ho.