The Replacements live at the Cameo Theater in Miami, April 24, 1987
These flyers were on my teenage bedroom walls for years. The sloppy sounds now are, too, thanks to Color Me Impressed - The Replacements Live Archive Project.

The Replacements live at the Cameo Theater in Miami, April 24, 1987

These flyers were on my teenage bedroom walls for years. The sloppy sounds now are, too, thanks to Color Me Impressed - The Replacements Live Archive Project.

Apetite for her by Nil Lara

I’ve been a fan of Nil’s for over 20 something years. Cuban American and Miami-based. More tunes here.

80 Veces by Rozalén

Big hit by Spanish pop star María Rozalén.

Dos Hermanas by Amelia Peláez
Dos Hermanas (Two Sisters) by Cuban artist Amelia Peláez (1946, oil on canvas)

Dos Hermanas by Amelia Peláez

Dos Hermanas (Two Sisters) by Cuban artist Amelia Peláez (1946, oil on canvas)

Bad Brains, 1987
Flyer for the Bad Brains show at the Cameo Theatre in Miami Beach in 1987. A life changer.

Bad Brains, 1987

Flyer for the Bad Brains show at the Cameo Theatre in Miami Beach in 1987. A life changer.

NW 5th Avenue & 23rd Street
Storefront on NW 5th Avenue & 23rd Street in Miami.

NW 5th Avenue & 23rd Street

Storefront on NW 5th Avenue & 23rd Street in Miami.

9 Volt by Man or Astroman?

"Don’t touch me again with your 9 volt tongue." 1996

Lo hispano marcha/La banca paga by Triángulo de Amor Bizarro

New stuff from super cool Spanish noisemakers Triángulo de Amor Bizarro.

Afro-Comanche by Chucho Valdés

Chucho Valdés: “Afro-Comanche tells the story of a number of Comanche Indians who were deported to the Eastern parts of Cuba during the 19th century. It’s entitled Afro-Comanche since, in Cuba, the Indians met Afro-Cubans and founded families with them. From this mixed heritage were born children known as Afro-Comanches.”

Peace by Vieux Farka Toure

'This land [Mali] is for peace and beauty, rich culture and tolerance. This is our heritage, what we must always fight to protect in any way that we can. For me, that means making music that reminds the world of who we are.'

NW 24th Street, Miami
Mural on NW 24th Street, around the corner from Panther Coffee in Wynwood.

NW 24th Street, Miami

Mural on NW 24th Street, around the corner from Panther Coffee in Wynwood.

Samar by Yasmine Hamdan

Yasmine Hamdan. From Beirut. Based in Paris. Sublime.

Coule’ba (Version) by Analog Players Society

Super funky West African groove via Brooklyn from Analog Players Society.

Ecléctico :: Playlist for 6-19-2013

Subscribe and listen to these tunes and more on the Ecléctico Music playlist on Spotify.

Lou Reed - Busload Of Faith
Enrique Morente y Lagartija Nick - La Aurora de Nueva York
Roomful of Teeth - 4 Pieces: No. 3. Courante

Helado Negro - Arboles
The Police - The Bed’s Too Big Without You
Etran Finatawa - Aitimani
The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby
Marvin Pontiac - Small Car

Alaska y Dinarama - Crisis
Public Image Ltd. - Public Image
El Remolón - Punching Ball
Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
St. Vincent - Save Me From What I Want

Devendra Banhart - Mi Negrita
Mishima - Deixa’m creure
Arto Lindsay & The Ambitious Lovers - Pagode Americano
Bombino - Azamane Tiliade

Celia Cruz y Johnny Pacheco - Quimbara
Maximum Joy - Silent Street/Silent Dub
Wilco - Art of Almost

Ebo Taylor - Assomdwee
Bajofondo - Circular
So Percussion - This Place The Place

Steps by Frank O’Hara

How funny you are today New York
like Ginger Rogers in Swingtime
and St. Bridget’s steeple leaning a little to the left

here I have just jumped out of a bed full of V-days
(I got tired of D-days) and blue you there still
accepts me foolish and free
all I want is a room up there
and you in it
and even the traffic halt so thick is a way
for people to rub up against each other
and when their surgical appliances lock
they stay together
for the rest of the day (what a day)
I go by to check a slide and I say
that painting’s not so blue

where’s Lana Turner
she’s out eating
and Garbo’s backstage at the Met
everyone’s taking their coat off
so they can show a rib-cage to the rib-watchers
and the park’s full of dancers with their tights and shoes
in little bags
who are often mistaken for worker-outers at the West Side Y
why not
the Pittsburgh Pirates shout because they won
and in a sense we’re all winning
we’re alive

the apartment was vacated by a gay couple
who moved to the country for fun
they moved a day too soon
even the stabbings are helping the population explosion
though in the wrong country
and all those liars have left the UN
the Seagram Building’s no longer rivalled in interest
not that we need liquor (we just like it)

and the little box is out on the sidewalk
next to the delicatessen
so the old man can sit on it and drink beer
and get knocked off it by his wife later in the day
while the sun is still shining

oh god it’s wonderful
to get out of bed
and drink too much coffee
and smoke too many cigarettes
and love you so much

[more Frank O’Hara]