Thanks for the shoutout!
While we’re on this topic, I should note that out of all the music we’ve played for Anson so far, he mostly reacts to Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come” soundtrack, Prince, and a YouTube clip of Aaron Neville singing Brahms’ Lullaby. His in-utero rotation consisted of Stevie Wonder, Boards of Canada, and Chopin.
Egon of Now-Again/ Stones Throw Records has kept DJs and collectors on their toes for years now. Uncovering dusty gems that we didn’t know we wanted to hear and making most of his packaging look so good we buy things we didn’t know we wanted to buy.
His on going series featured on NPR, Funk Archaeology, gives us a look into what his current tastes are leaning on or recent finds on far away travels. Such a lucky guy that knows his shit.
I was just discussing today how weird it feels to see my childhood friends posting photos of their children going off on their first day of school on bookface. I can vaguely remember my first day of school and to see some people I met my first day of school having their own children and keeping the circle going, it is kind of a brain melter.
With that said, it seems like a handful of friends that came into my life post school are having babies of their own. I roll with a bunch of music nerds, it should be no surprise and this post is for them.
Egon recently had a child and his latest Funk Archaeology explores the music he has found to stimulate his baby boy. Though it doesn’t have to be as weird as Indonesian Psych, music creates a different world for children just as it does for us “adults”.
Shout out to both XXXchange and P-Love for having awesome babies.
To listen to Egon’s Funk For First Time Fathers, you must learn.