We Love Bart Davenport

Legendary Oakland musician Bart Davenport‘s latest album Palaces is really good. This is the video for the first single; it has girls and juggling and xylophone glockenspiel.

The whole rest of the album is great too, but I want to mention two songs in particular. “Freeway Flowers” is a love song from the point of view of a Bay Area resident lost in Los Angeles. It begins, “Don’t know the 10 from the 110…” Been there! The next one is one called “Yerba Buena,” which I think is about being from Oakland and dating someone who lives in the city. Right at the beginning, it mentions the Make-Out Room and 12 Galaxies. Both songs, and all the rest can be sampled (and purchased) here.

Previously on Mission Mission:

The Mission vs. Los Angeles

Adios, 12 Galaxies

4 Responses to “We Love Bart Davenport”

  1. Allan Hough says:

    No more LA stuff, I swear.

  2. osc says:

    Ah-hem! That is a glockenspiel, not a xylophone, accompanying the juggler.

    To help you distinguish the two instruments, allow me to direct your attention to “The Orchestral Guide to Percussion” (1:58 to be exact), for a lay person’s definition of xylophone.

    Sadly, a reference to glockenspiel cannot be found in this guide.



  3. Bonnie says:

    I’m in love….