Many thanks to Fred for the link and for the memories of a band that was a big part of my life back in my immediate post-college years. I think I must have discovered them via an NPR interview or via KTRU, Rice University’s radio station.
I pulled out my Poi Dog collection upon arriving home this evening, and find the tunes are perfect for a sunny (after so much rain!) California holiday-weekend Friday. The lyrics are happy, idealistic, sensuous and earthy. The music features varied instrumentation, with a generally acoustic-sounding vibe. Fred says he’s got two albums and a commenter on Fred’s blog mentions “U – Li – La – Lu” — definitely a fave of mine. To my surprise, I own five Poi Dog Pondering CDs. It’s honestly been a really long time since I’ve pulled them out, but I recall the eponymous debut and “Wishing Like a Mountain and Thinking Like the Sea” got many rotations in the CD player. Later records were good, but not quite to the same standards.
Again, thanks Fred, for reminding me of the band. Gotta burn the five albums and get them on the iPod for beautiful walks home like the one today.