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Life, Love and Faith. And Cocoa.


No color-saturation trickery or anything, guys – look how pretty this came out! I fiiiiinally got Toussaint’s Life, Love and Faith, which made me think about other epic/stark/lovely black or white or black & white album covers, which sucked me down a rabbit hole all Sunday afternoon, which come to think of it is always where you can catch me on Sunday afternoon, every Sunday afternoon, with sporadic breaks only to stretch and refuel and check Deadspin. (Special appearances by my favorite red dress, my mug of hot chocolate, & because I’m fucking sick to DEATH of the Cowboys, Days of Our Harbaugh, and As the Manziel Turns, the Aldridge-less Blazers being unkind to the Knicks on my TV.)



Hugh Masekela, Home Is Where the Music Is. Blue Thumb, 1972.


OH DUMB, TERRIBLE WIKIPEDIA, I can think of a number of more intensely more interesting facts to put in the second sentence of Hugh Masekela’s bio than “father of TV personality Sal Masekela.” Christ almighty. Anyway, today I’ve chosen Home Is Where the Music Is, fuckin 1972 Afro-banger. On the cover you got Hugh lookin classy in head to toe denim, plus you can’t go wrong with Blue Thumb, plus you really can’t go wrong with early ’70s Blue Thumb, plus the inner gatefold cover art is by a man named DUMILE Feni – just more indisputable proof that Doom is always present, never too far away, constantly watching over me like Jesus and Santa Claus.


Harry Nilsson, Nilsson Schmilsson. RCA Victor, 1971.


The “Jump Into the Fire” bassline + a Doom break + loungewear + Jim Gordon’s drum fills + Klaus Voormann etc. etc. etcetcetc sweet JAYSUS I adore this record.