Elliott Bay Leisure and Music Club Podcast #2

Elliott Bay Leisure And Music Club Podcast 2

“Enter Through the Thrift Shop Door”

Like in the magical theater of Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf, Jonathan Richman opens the “Lonely Little Thrift Store” door to a spot that is fraught with chill-out and electronica music of the early noughts.  A masquerade ball with the bourgeois indulgences of Rollercone, !!!, and Wagon Christ.  The iconic sounds of Les Baxter and Femi Kuti mingle in the crowd alongside the desert noir of Marc Ribot and Los Cubanos Postizos. Alas, as the story goes, your grip on reality is challenged with the soul-psych “Les Fleur” by Minnie Ripperton. Tally ho! (Brad M.)