First of all, Soul Sides is celebrating its 5th anniversary party in Los Angeles at the Shortstop next Thursday (May 14th). I’ll be spinning solo, trying to mix in as many “Soul Sides classics” (presuming such a thing exists) as possible. I would love to see my Southland posse roll out in full force.
That night, I’m also debuting the 5th Anniversary Special CD, which will include as many of the 20 “5 Year Rewind” songs as I can fit. Free to anyone who comes up and asks for one (while supplies last, of course). I’ll also try to tape the entire 4 hour set and I’ll make that available (via an email list) to anyone who rolls through.
For the rest of you not living in LA (or who actually have to work on Friday mornings), I decided to try a little experiment. Rather than sell these, I prefer to barter them – for goods or services. People can offer what they want; it obviously doesn’t have to be expensive but ideally, it’s something connected to you – your interests, your career, your hobbies, etc. To me, this is just an interesting way to learn more about the people who read the site.
(This said, I’ll be completely self-serving right now and say that I”m definitely down to barter one of these to anyone who can help me get some discount tickets to Disneyland. The Great Mouse is sticking me for my papers!)
Mull it over – this could turn out to be a complete failure of an idea but I’m hoping there’s folks out there who’d be game to swap something of theirs for something of mine. Drop your barter offer to here.
And hey, just so you don’t leave empty-handed right now, here’s a cover of Dennis Coffey’s “Scorpio” I recently came across, from some random exploitation LP. Overall, it’s not better than Coffey’s but the percussion breakdown in the middle is pretty massive.
The Sound Effects: Scorpio
From Summer ’72 (QMO, 1972)