Yeah, I know that it's been way too long since I've graced your presence, but between visits from family and friends, summer concerts and basking in the sun with my sweetheart, I have had absolutely no time or energy left for posting here.
Besides checking out the incredibly talented trio of gypsy-klezmer stylists, Shicky Gnarowitz, last week at the Division Clinton Fair and yesterday at The Woods, I have been gathering a list of upcoming shows that I plan on checking out during the remainder of the summer. PDX Pop Now, SMMR BMMR and Music Fest 2010 are three festivals that I plan on attending, but every time I check the local weeklies there are more that hadn't been on my radar yet. Be on the lookout for a breakdown of these shows, as well as an exhaustive list of the bands that I plan to check out during each show.
Other things that are on tap at Eclectic Grooves are new features that I have been cooking up in my mind over the past couple months, the long overdue podcast or series of podcasts discussing musical influences from my youth, out-of print album feature and a new Plain Brown Wrappers episode. Those of you who have been sleeping on Eclectic Grooves lately will have more than enough music to keep you satiated over the upcoming months. Sorry for the temporary hiatus, but I am back on track again.
Last, I will be going back to requiring visitors to type in a code when they comment, as I have been getting way too many spam comments lately.
The latest edition of I Hear a New World is available for download here, and at http://ihearanewworld.podomatic.com/.
This edition of I Hear a New World contains a healthy amount of garage rock with smatterings of jazz, afro-funk and blues. Artist contained in this weeks program include Stark Reality, Jimi Hendrix, The Fresh and Onlys, Orchestre Poly Rythmo and Thee Oh Sees.
I would love to hear what you think about this latest episode, as your comments fuel my desire to keep this little venture going.