Tell me you like Mumford & Sons, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water and John Lennon’s Imagine and I’ll tell you to listen to new Brisbane start-up Moski Jo’s new album, which I purchased tonight on Bandcamp for a little over A$21.
Critically reviewed on Triple J as “one of the strangest music videos you’ll see”, it’s a refreshing dip into music history.
At 9:18pm last night they posted on FaceBook: “The Moski Jo Album. Out Now. We are goin’ travelling for a little while. Tomorrow Jaymee and Mikky head to Laos, Aleks soon to Denmark and Dave and Marc who knows where, strange, inspiring times.”
Main driver Michael Josephson (Mikky) thanks drummer/partner Jaymee and his Mum and sisters Sally and Alice, “and all my family and friends who have supported me”, including his Dad, our mate David who passed away: “And thank you Dad. I love you and miss you. This album is dedicated to you and I will make you proud in my life.” Together they hiked the Himalayas, now that’s a dad-son thing!
Jaymee is excellent on the drum kit, driving the songs through the night.
And just for the Old Dads …
The sleeper hit of the decade — for me anyway — is Searching for Sugar Man, the new bio-pic about the artist we have all called simply Rodriguez … we saw it at the Palace Brighton Bay last week. I bought his 70s classic Cold Fact on vinyl back in the 80s and now I’m frantically searching for a copy on CD because the vinyl player has gone to the great jam session in the sky.
Tell us your favourite Rodriguez hits (please leave a comment …)