A Zwarte Piet Holiday For the more perceptive of you - you may have noticed an interesting spelling of name than the common hum drum consonant-vowel-consonant type. For the more Dutch of you you may have not thought anything of it. And if your are as perceptive and Dutch as I am you'd be completely confused about nearly anything - especially this bit.

I'll cut right to the quick - I share my name with the Santa's black friends. The helpful and kind, and once enslaved, but now just friends, assistants to Saint Nick.

I could pillage this Sedaris piece for cheap laughs but I've got a classy angle here to up hold so I'll spare the sallacious back story of pseudo-sobriquets for another occasion when I'm feeling even more like boring everyone with a ham-fisted intro.

So here is David Sedaris and his "Six to Eight Black Men" from his Live at Carnegie Hall performance.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays from all of me to all of you.

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Direct download: Christmas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11am EDT

Monthlies for December My self proclaimed hiatus seems to have been declared in haste. Admittedly this has much to do with the matter of my being recently relieved of my scholastic concerns and let loose in those green pastures of leisure time.

And like all things leisurely, such as strolls, it is a constitutional, a blam on the jaded nerves and jangled devices of self defense. Not to put too fine a point on it this is a bit of a mix up more leaning to the classics as would befit a peace of mind.

Enough blather - oh but one thing, before I continue - be sure to take a tab and catch up on your folk's eye candy by checking out the adventures of Quasi. Still un-inspired? Catch the 1967 video for Pierre Henry's Psyché Rock. Astounding enough that it's machine evolution predates Kurzweil and more effective because of it.

One last video, sure how about the entire 1929 movie from Communist Russia Man with Movie Camera. Your grandfather's jaw presumably dropped during the raw 'documenting the world as it is' scene.

Alright enough of that. Lets listen to some music.

Hombres - Let it Out (let it all hang out)
Mark Prindle sums it up better than I ever could.

Creaky Boards - Brooklyn
This is, for me, right now, a definitive track. It is also very good and catchy too. They haven't made a big move in the world yet but they seem to have the chops for the pop indie boards and I for one highly anticipate watching their development.

Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
The Paul Simon afro beat inflected swing in this piece is adds the force necessary to get the song shaking a steady rhythm. I can only wish that I had played it sooner.

Les Problemes - Je ne Vois Rien
This French 60's psych song roughly translates as "I don't See Anything" - included here for the furious francophilia each of us have at heart. I don't have much information of these guys but apparently they got involved with the french peace lovers in the '60s and acquired the ire of the conservative types on the matter of the war.

Olympic Runners - Just Funkin` Around
My soul funk submission for the month (by contractual obligation) is this stand out freak out jazzed up track by the overlooked and underheard UK band.

The Stranglers - Golden Brown
It's the most up tempo song about heroin - Merry Christmas!

New Pornographers - Myriad Harbour
Another modern miracle of catchy tunes about NYC. What luck! And yes it's a track that should have gone up long time back.

Ian Dury - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Here's a little bit of advice, you're quite welcome it is free
Don’t do nothing that is cut-price you'll know what they'll make you be
They will try their tricky device, trap you with the ordinary
Get your teeth into a small slice of the cake of liberty
Loose Salute - Deathclub
Actually much more clean cut than you would think - the outfit is from the UK and is currently on Graveface. It's a high cut of folkpop and worth a visit.

Jimi Hendrix - 1983... (a Merman I Should Turn to be) (podcast cut)
Shortened by half - but needing no introduction.

Pierre Henry - Psyché Rock
Pierre was an exceedingly prolific 20th century composer. This track pairs him with a fellow composer, Michel Colombier, during the annus mirabilis of '67.
original video

Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation
The hot shit from PDX. I like to think that in a perfect world these guys would crush the pearly stylings of the Doug Fir
in one awesome sonic histrionic session to kick off their careers and me shaking a busted fist and bloody maw at the front of the audience. But now their 'big time' - maybe now they can make it happen. Shit though that is a long way to go for a Doug Fir show.

Bram Tchaikovsky - New York Paranoia
Not "Girl of My Dreams" good but at least it's more earnest.

Look at that face - could you be less earnest about living in the 80s?

Panda Bear - Bros edit
I do hope everyone gets as much of a chilled out kick from this as I did. Damn near walked in to traffic. Damn near didn't care.

Bill Justis - College Man
At the time I had to post this I could only find a mostly instrumental track. It's still got the 'Hate College' bit so I decide to run with it. But don't dismiss Bill. Here is some of the excised lyrics:
I got a real cool chick
That doesn't dig no square
Gets college kicks
With her honey anywhere
For myself, now too old for Teenage Kicks can at least keep satisfied with college kicks.

Chandler Travis Philharmonic - Wireless
To quote their site:
Alternative Dixieland - Puts the 'harm" in "Philharmonic"
Though if cover design is anything I don't think this will go platinum:

man at least throw a lens flare on that thing.

Joe Turner & His Blues Kings - Shake, Rattle & Roll
Yeah it's so damn overplayed that I'm a frickin cliché to play it, right? Hell no - it's still good after the twentyth time round. Now you can pick this up on plenty of comps (and some originals if you invested well in the 90's) but I suggest this one:

Andrew Sisters - Beer Barrel Polka
Curiously it seems that this got good distribution because the Nazis popularized it when they invaded Czechoslovakia.
Then it got big play from Benny Goodman, and Billie Holiday, and Liberace.
So the only folks of 'lesser races' who haven't reclaimed this song yet are the gypsies. I feel an online petition for Gogol Bordello coming on.

Caribou - Melody Day
My current favorite doctor of mathematics fronted Canadian band.

The Raveonettes - Christmas Song
Ahh a christmas song that doesn't suck. How nice.

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Backing tracks:
Quasi at the Quackadero - opening track
Uz Jsme Doma - Cod Liver Oil
Bodies of Water - I Guess I'll Forget the Sound
Bill Justis - Raunchy
Roberto Carlos - Amigo
Quasi at the Quackadero - The ooooh part

Direct download: Monthlies_for_December-12.mp3
Category:Monthlies -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT

To the UK chap looking for Top Gear's "Signature Tune" Thanks for searching out my page and I'm happy enough to supply the source of John Peel's Top Gear "Signature Tune" here's the blog that got to it first and even included a download of the full album.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

Fun Fact Did you know I get first page ranking on Google for the search terms Tuba Vocal Podcast?

Double Bonus! I also got first page for the same term in the image directory.
It's like winning Noble prize of weird. Do I really have that many tuba songs with vocals? Have I - somehow mistakenly - cornered the market on an over looked subgenre of tuba backed tracks?

Also a shout out to France, the UK and South Korea! I've never been to any of those places but they seem real nice. Thanks for the support guys.
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

The Monthlies for November - The Skin of My Teeth! The Great Divide of the Weeklies and the Monthlies has fallen - and the podcast to prevent podfade must relinquish the hectic ground of the twice a month update to those whose endeavors are more seasoned for such epic things. Seasoned with garlic and time.

So the contemporary crap will mix with golden oldies in a sonic stew unpalatable to anyone but the deaf. Somehow I'm sure you'll all struggle on.

Also a 'hello' to everyone (all two of you) visiting me from Tim's Contrast Podcast! For those not in the know - he's done a democratic thing and had everyone vote on the best songs of 2007. Surely a smoking year and my opinions were long thought out and my reasons honed by the sweat of the ear tightly encased in headphones - but alas I thought to long and my votes  were rejected because of deadlines being missed and what not. Still Tim was nice enough to let me introduce two fine sparkling tracks and I highly suggest you check out the rankings of everyone's submission.

How is it that I get to be a representative without being able to vote? Well Tim's British and the democratic thing doesn't naturally so there is that. Or maybe he is trying to make things better in the British American rift (that whole secession thing lingers I've been told) by some strange inversion of the traditional processes. It very hard to tell, really.

Al Duvall - The Squirrel Shucking Bee
A promising piece of freak folk that endeavors to be both old timey backwoods revival without becoming a novelty - the results are mixed. Like the best revivalists Al's work succeeds when it is knowingly winking at the stereotypes of the form it covers. This song of handcrafted squirrel skinnings is of the latter and greater type.

Sharon Jones & Dap Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
Not a knowing wink or tidy nod this isn't a revival but a coelacanth  of the soulful funk of motown's golden era. Probably one of the best albums of the year.

Jo Jo and the Fugitives - Chips Chicken Banana Split
Of the compilation of Jamaica to Toronto is this dizzying piece of honest to goodness delight. While I can't find out about it's original release I did find that the compilation is stacked to brimming with other musical notables.

Dark Meat - One More Trip
A little loud a little brassy a thirteen piece outfit from Athens cruises the coast in a bus destined for no good.

Life In a Blender - Showers Lose the Girl
Taking a hardline stance against hygiene and romance Life reminds us of the reasons people have for smuggling heroin and inflating organs.

Dj JD - Falling
A rough segway to some rougher sounds. But do enjoy the spirit behind the sample.
Find the whole mix here.

Dmitrij - Fuck MNML, Fuck Trance - We Wanna DANCE vol. 3
The Czech's keep the party rocking with what is a great track of Bonde Do Role' Gasolina.
Find the whole mix here.

(Unattributed) - Cold Cut Solid Steel 10-17-2007
Lifting tunes off the live radio feeds of Australia leaves one in lurch when the attributions of the tunes are not included nor published. I imagine that they are distributed on leaflets by wallabies throughout the red tinted sunburned land of criminals and jazzy djs.
Catch the show here.

Bokusatsu Shoujo Koubou - 80's dream parasol
A recent visitor to NYC from Fukuoka Japan (no, I'm making that up, really there is a town in Japan called that. Yes, I know - it probably does mean something else in their language and this whole thing is rather sophomoric). We hope he had a good time - because  we love the tourists.

C64 Orchestra - Monty on the run
And now for the glitches to be smoothed into pomo pomp (pomop?) and circumstance with an orchestral piece of 8 bit music. Like to stab out your ears with sharpened metronomes? Listen to the original.

Clear Tigers - Boredom
Middling to average I admit - but I like it. The soprano of the vocals are clear and the organic piano bits are great to boot. If they would have another round of shows here in town I'd probably pay them a visit.

High Places - Golden
Here is something I could get behind, see Clear Tigers they do shows that I can attend. A tidy piece of whimsy.

Seventeen Evergreen - Burn the Fruit
This is a spectacular band that to my knowledge is getting very little attention despite some good gifts and high production values. But I do have a soft spot for male female duets with xylophone rhythm sections.

The Rumblestrips - Alarm Clock
A band with a modicum of success overseas. Hopefully not due to the ska-ist inflections but the proto-punk jumpy rhythms and new wave breakdowns.

Mountain Goats - Alpha Incipiens
Damn it they came to town again and under my radar they rocked in manner I imagine I would have kicked myself for missing - and having missed it I kick myself.
official online live shows

Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - Television The Drug of the Nation
I've been watching Heroes and Flight of the Conchords a lot. I should stop but then again at least it's good stuff.
Stay Human!

Vitalic Remix - Cardboard Lamb
Another reason we all should support free use policies is because the groove needs to be made whether or not the original artist even likes it. That's right, recycling isn't just for paper and PETE products.

Steve Hefter and Friends of Friends - Bullshit
A piece of peaceful piano and angry sentiments to clear off the abuses of a month

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Direct download: Monthlies_for_November.mp3
Category:Monthlies -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

The non-Halloween October Monthlies edition And with the holidays and everything what the hell.

1. Lee Dorsey - Confusion
2. Slim Harpo - Te-ni-nee-ni-nu
3. Page France - A Belly To The Sea
4. Byther Smith - What My Mamma Told Me
5. The Old Ceremony - Hearts Were Made
6. Mavis Staples - This Little Light
7. Howard Roberts - Sack O'Woe
8. Sam Cooke - Another Satruday Night
9. Mason Jennings - Where the sun had been
10. Little Milton - Who's Cheatin' Who
11. Champion Jack Dupree - Louise
12. Led Zeppelin - Dancing Days (Live)
13. Brazilian Girls - Sweatshop
14. James - Fine
15. Thee Headcoats - A Town Named Squaresville
16. Language Of Flowers - Songs About You
17. Charlie Feathers - tongue-tied jill
18. Jens Lekman - Pocketful Of Money
19. Neil Young - Expecting To Fly

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Backing tracks:
Skeleton Keys - Watch The Fat Man Swing
Skip James - Catfish Blues
Skwei - NuFruit
Tierneys Fugitives - Did You Want To Run Away
Six Organs of Admittance - Dark Noontide
Plaid - porn coconut co

Direct download: Monthlies_October.mp3
Category:Monthlies -- posted at: 10:13am EDT

The Weeklies Edition for October It's my birthday so the post needs no introduction blather.

1. The Feelies - Big Cheese
2. Uberzone - Satisfaction
3. Supermayer - The Art of Letting Go
4. Animal Collective - Peacebone
5. Jens Lekman - Drive In Bingo
6. Dave Grusin - Gasoline Alley
7. Cherrystones - Crawl Back To Mine
8. Jamie Lidell - Multiply
9. Roosevelt Franklin - Red Pepper pt. 1
10. Tom Brosseau - Committed to Memory
11. Reverend Horton Heat - Psychobilly Freak Out
12. Shack Shakers - Swampblood
13. The National - Fake Empire
14. Six Organs of Admittance - Hazy SF
15. Psapp - King Kong
16. Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler
17. Madvillian - Accordion
18. T Bone Burnett - I'm Going On A Long Journey Never To Return

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Backing Tracks:
Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone
Kelpe Yippee Space
Tom Tyler - Drinking Tea From an Empty Cup
Papercuts - John Brown
Digitalism - Zdarlight
Direct download: Weeklies-October.mp3
Category:Weeklies -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

Monthlies for September - Move It or Lose It episode Johnny Otis - Crazy Country Hop
The mustachioed Mr. Otis takes us up with the first track with the rosing jangle rock of a fictional hop party of the rural south. Johnny almost made it into this podcast twice but, unfortunately I pulled the plug on the second track because of skips and blips.


Ray Cannon and the Chorals - Mule Skinner
Not sure about the attribution of this track. I pulled it off the radio and got the name from the dj's and now can't find anything about the man - the sadness because this is such a fine track.

Band of Horses - Our Swords
A contemporary radio pop ditty from sub-pop's signed folksie creatures list.

Dyke and The Blazers - Let a Woman be a Woman
I swear the opening rhythm section of this track is the kind of kick ass funk that would later be birthed into the dance floor era's best breakbeat syncopated shake downs.


Hank Williams - Lost Highway
It's golden.


Tony Rivers & the Castaways - Come Back Baby
Sadly, out of print Columbia recording. What a lovely blur of mod-ish brit pop, though.

Michael Talbott & the Wolf Kings - Passenger I
Another track of recent coinage - due they stack up to the classics? All in the eye of the beholder I guess. But still worth a listen.


Brain Wilson - Vegetables
Mr. Wilson is touted as genius by some and here we find the rhythm section provided by people eating carrots. Wicked smart folks.

Vince Taylor - Brand New Cadillac
This was Vince's big hit. And nothing goes along with vegetables as well as muscle car rock.

Iron & Wine - Beneath the Balcony
I think I may see them live here this week. Who knows? Oh a tuneful melancholy.

Carl Perkins - Restless
Another artist who is mostly living on compilations now a days though I saw a 45 of four tracks on ebay. Not much good till I get a turntable. Still this piece rumbles about with it's elbows out. I wonder how much rock was inspired by the idea that you could drive somewhere else.

Larry Williams - Slow Down
I like to think this tidy track could snuggle comfortably with The Door's song of the same subject.

Bobby Byrd - Hot Pants ... I\'m Coming, I\'m Coming
Oh the funk! I forgot. Bobby is a spicy dish that lists like a ship without regrets. Recently passed away, best of luck with that Karmic Wheel man.

Byther Smith - Walked All Night Long
Byther, what a name! What a threatening display of the blues! Back in the day all blues man packed pieces openly just in case their old lady ever did the tango to another man. Dark days. Bloody Rampage.


Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineiro - el Adois De este Momento
Sweet damnation I don't know Spanish. But, if I had to guess, this track is about a magic bus. I think that is the chorus. Viva la mass transit!

Ann Peebles - Somebody\'s on your case
Lots of funk and bad choice in men. Or maybe undedicated paranoia. 'Secret sick days' is a great little bit of euphemism.

James Brown - Don\'t Tell a Lie on Me and I
From the album Hell this is a funk strut piece that nearly, beautifully, almost collapses in it's unraveled paroxysms of constant breakdowns.

The Tams - The Greatest Love
This months crooner is a Pope. If only the papists swang like Charles and his jamming Tams.

African Music Machine - Black Water Gold
Even a steady solid band can get lost in the shuffle and that is bobbling under phenomenon of the AMM in the funk-o'-verse of the 70's. Hang your head in shame those of you who did not dig on this when it was fresh.

The Remains - Hang On Sloopy
I had always known this song as the pop piece but, and correct me if I'm wrong, the earlier original featured here is an amalgam of proto-punk and a brit pop back burner. Glory, what a song.

Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
And wrapping it all up is the rouser for the mother who danced when she worked. Happy Birthday Mom.

Byther Smith - Funky Man
Wynonie Harris - I Got a Lyin\' Woman
Curtis Mayfield - If I were Only a Child Again
Bobby Kuban - The Cheater
Buddy Guy - What kind of woman is this
Direct download: Monthlies_09.mp3
Category:Monthlies -- posted at: 10:07am EDT

A Daily for today - 09.27.07

A brief but rousing little mini-cast cause my day is slow and indie pop is rocking the office headphones

Murder by Death - Dead Men and Sinners

A boisterous sea chanty gets the punk push in this piece by the blurred concept artists.

The Essex Green - Julia

A sweet memento is waiting to be claimed by this song by the now elsewhere and too busy to work on music music group Essex Green. No fear next time I hear them playing again I'll be sure to go.

Franz Ferdinand - Cheating On You

Boy wow these guy's will be big someday soon. That's right ttmt bringing you the freshness.

Hot Chip - Plastic

A shame I used up the popularity joke on Franz.

The Olivia Tremor Control - Grass Canons

Never forget the Elephant Six. Some great bands came of off such a small label

The Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #2 (Laika)

Yeah I played them before too but that was a shitty live recording. Damn all this time And I still love that song. The rest of it, not so much.

CHAOS - Grune

A really really impromtu show includes the random members of the audience and these folks are keeping the dream of the anything goes alive and well.


image is the Warren Commision's report which came out today in 1964.
Direct download: A_Daily_092707.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

The Weeklies For September - Still Too Much To Do, To Do It Right

Ahhh - September when the air is cool and New York is less violently antithetical to human existence. To ring in the Calculus course and the Brooklyn Book Festival I bring you another mildly amusing number of songs that I heard in recent car commercials and funeral processions. Am I doing any of this right yet?

No. I still make to many mistakes.

1. The Fugs - Skin Flowers

A long and semi-distinguished career has brought the Fugs a small amount of fame. Their Final CD compilation even got voted on highly by Rolling Stone for Greatest Album. The just had a reunion tour this year and are working towards releasing a DVD of it via CdBaby.

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2. Portishead - Stranger (Live)

The infamous live a Roseland show I believe.

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3. The Hives - I Hate to Say I Told You So

Not to often to I post straight up pop but the energy on this track (a sort of over produced punk) fit my mood too well to let it go.

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4. The Fiery Furnaces - Navy Nurse

New album 'Widow City' finds the old gang in bed with delerious amounts of heavy sounds. An altogether larger departure from previous tones than the infamous (and heart warming) signing with Grandma album. Highly recommended for the variety of ways it compels you to invest in a bass amp.

site | buy (available October 2007)

5. They Might Be Giants - First Kiss

Well the FF track preceding this was just so damn heavy I had to lighten the groove some how so this is the obligatory palate reset track. TMBG also came out with a new album and I've every intent to make a smart purchase of it the moment I get the hookers under my thumb again.

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6. Acid Casuals - Wa Da Da

Nothing says a good time for all like a music collective. And these guys are that and a massive clooective it is - and welsh too boot!

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7. Devendra Banhart - Long Haired Child

The real stand out track of freak folk on this podcast. I was delighted to hear it the first time I stumbled upon it and was doubly excited to find he's putting out a new album here on the 26th.

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8. Echu Minga - Pueblo Nuevo

A sister on nonesuch records alongside superstars Buena Vista Social Club Echu takes a track and reworks it to an understated dj haze. Well I liked it a lot.

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9. The Replacements - I Will Dare

The preeminent punk band on a straight forward track here.

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10. Brazilian Girls - All We Have

A more mellow offering than what their known for, this track is for the thoughtful moment before we dive into the aural catastroph of the next track.

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11. Polysics - New Wave Jacket

Someone brought 'technicolor pogo punk' and it was loud but still good.

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12. TullyCraft - Fall 4 U

Not one of my favorite TullyCraft songs (check the grammophone for 'Our Times in Kansas'). But they've got another album coming out in October so I'll show the so-saids the whatfor by then. Be sure to check back in sometime.

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13. Mahala Rai Banda - Romano Dance

What a damn miracle find! I do hope that there is some enjoyment in the various headphones when this gets the listen to. Dig the Bucharest Ghetto Gypsies.

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14. Sugababes - Red Dress (Caged Baby Remix)

A bit of the electro remix can revitalize even the mainest of pop songs on this it does double the work turning the piece into a solid work dance floor propaganda.

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15. Man Man - Push The Eagles Stomach

Man Man here with a second song (I did - if I do recall put the other under the Weird Road Trip - the most despised podcast I have here, tune into it and find out what you're missing). This one; even less intelligble. 

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16. Wolf Parade - You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son

The British Colombia's indies with a moving tune about the extinction of hedgehogs in the British Isles.

site | buy

17. Ok Go - Invincible

A stupendous lack of exercise machines! Yet the haircuts are brilliant!

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18. Grassella Oliphant - Ain't that peculiar

Fancy and underrated mid '60s jazz funk brimming with the busted stuttering that breakbeats will one day embrace. How is it that this is unknown?

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19. Tipper - California Rolls

Tipper is a smart piece of IDM by British Nu Breaker Dave Tipper. Mostly eclectic sometimes elegant - the pop-ish inflections make the access easy and the chill out warmer and more inviting than some other of the similar sort (nothing against you Amon Tobin, but really).

 site | buy

Backing Tracks:
Alexander Robotnick - Dance Boy Dance
Yoshida Brothers - Storm
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch
Ernest Ranglin - Undecided

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Direct download: The_Weeklies_26_-_Still_too_much.mp3
Category:Weeklies -- posted at: 8:43am EDT

Weird Road Trip A weird road trip is soon to ensue and what with the tornadoes and floods, school and work, moving and weddings - the summer wouldn't be complete were it not for the obligatory road trip.

The omens do cloud the horizons just last night I was set upon at my window by may cockroaches trying to find their way inside. So spooked was I when one alit upon my head that in a panic my library book (Collected Anthology of Shakespearian Criticism 1945-2000) was lost out the window and into the inaccessible yard of my neighbor three floors below. Why were cockroaches trying to get into my house - seriously weird animal behavior .. . what dark portents.

For the occasion of our outing I will share with you the mix cd that shall pilot us north-northwest to the capitol of cool Das Buffalo!

  1. 50 hertz - Dagen da kriget kom till stan
  2. bonzo dog band - trouser song
  3. Lords of the New Church - Gun Called Justice
  4. bruce haack - electric lucifer
  5. mr bungle - chemical marriage
  6. the soft boys - only the stones remain
  7. fatboy slim - weapon of choice
  8. buck 65 - the floor
  9. Cibo Matto - Sugar Water
  10. jan turkensburg - remkesmars
  11. Cream - Wrapping Paper
  12. telex - rock arond the clock tonight
  13. Booby Coon - Never get ahead
  14. yy snonos - cracking codes
  15. Kid Koala - Bonus Materials on the set of Fender Bender
  16. Man Man - Man who Make You Sick
  17. protman - 125whrrd_20070601
  18. Beck - Tunder Peel
  19. Spike Jones And His Cuty Slickers - The tennessee waltz
  20. William s Burroghs - place of dead

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Direct download: Weird_Road_Trip-2007.mp3
Category:Monthlies -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

Weeklies 24 - Songs for July Hello everybody.

Ahh the good times don't last long, not just yet recovered from a summer session of pre-calc (I got me an A, but the calluses betray my efforts for the pains it made of me) and already I find myself again in another class. English this time and good for it.

First day out the gate and I've got four poems by Frost to analyze (and no, not a one of them is the eponymous "Two Tramps in Mud Time"). Nevermind I've never done it before - it seems that is the point to this learning endeavor.

Also word has come down that a movement of my home to another house is in order. So while I'll be moving about I may, or not, have time to do anything podcast wise.

Please be nice and patient with all this. I promise the slapdash haberdashery of these tiny collections will someday revert to the quality curio shop it once so proudly was.

Till then; trucker speed and whores!

Takako Minekawa - Fantastic Cat
Forro In The Dark - I Wish (David Byrne)
Dead Milkmen - Methodist Coloring Book
Dj Jester - Marwa (off of Filipino Fist)
Negatek - Hole in My Head (unreleased demo)
Jackie Mittoo - Nature Boy
Vic Thrill - Circus of Enlightenment
Raking Bomb's -  Adaptor
Fireballs of Freedom - March of the FOF
Arnaud Rodrigues - Murituri
Ronnie Ronalde - The Yodeling Whistler
Binary Finary - 1998 (From Paul Oakenfold's Tranceport)
Paul Van Dyk - Words (For Love) (From Paul Oakenfold's Tranceport)
Ludovic Beier (accordéon) & Angelo Debarre - Paris Plage X
The Books - Be Good to Them Always
The Fall - Faust Banana
The Gongs - The Dinosaur
Stark Reality - Rocket Ship
Dj Jester - Marwa (from Filipino Fist)
Patricia Kass - Black Coffee
Roger Miller - The Moon is High (and so am I)
Agent Simple - Make a Right

Direct download: Weeklies-24__Songs_for_July.mp3
Category:Weeklies -- posted at: 8:35am EDT

Monthlies 06 - Songs for June Faster and faster - this podcast goes out to my high score on the last test in Math 206. I do apologize for my priorities but I'm sure you all understand that the podcast takes a back seat to school.

And now on with the show.

  1. Brooklyn Qawwali Party - Mustt Mustt
  2. Shawn Harris - Today's a Day
  3. Sir Douglas Quintet - She Digs My Love
  4. Amos Lee - Listen
  5. Yardbirds - Drinking Muddy Water
  6. Hank Mars - Mars a nova
  7. Roy Docker - Mellow Moonlight
  8. Breakstra - Take My Time
  9. el Polen - Mi Cueva
  10. 007 The Scene - Looking for Love
  11. Wall Of Voodoo - Tsetse Fly
  12. Mark Strand - The Poem
  13. Pigmeat Terry - Black Sheep Blues
  14. Eux Autres - Ecoutez Bien
  15. The Easybeats - Sorry
  16. Andy Friedman - I Don't Want to Die like Andy Kaufman
  17. Hypnotic - Balicky Bon

backing tracks:
Elgar - Chanson de Matin
Stewart Walker - Cleopatra's Needle
Tomatito & Michael Camilo  - Spain Intro
Herbie Hancock - Fat Mama
Ludovic Beier & Angelo Debarre - Dinette
image from : http://dbhs.wvusd.k12.ca.us/webdocs/Humor/Choc-faster-Aspirin.html
Direct download: Month_06_-_Songs_for_June.mp3
Category:Monthlies -- posted at: 8:57pm EDT

Summer at Light Speed Summer is going by quick. I've got little to post but with a bit of music in the mix I hope you won't mind that too much.

1. Juno Reactor - Pistolero
2. Fluke - Absurd
3. Justice - Dance
4. Nicola Conte - Jet Sounds
6. Gionata - Niente di Giovane Dietro Una Droga
7. Amon Tobin - Always
8. Four Tet - No More Mosquitoes
9. Dansbanan
10. Aquasky - Shadow Breaks
11. Batdarrell - Danza
12. Erlend Oye - Every Party
13. Baka Beyond - Rendezvous
14. Pinataland - Velocity
15. Prefuse 73 & the Books - Pagina Siete

Image from: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/35/124275318_4f32d6faa3.jpg
Backing Track: Tatrai Tibor-Blues, Pierre Bastien - Eggs Air Seas Dust Hill, Medaphors - Place Your Bet, Zombies Ate My Neighbors Neighburger

Direct download: Weeklies_20-Summer_at_Light_Speed.mp3
Category:Weeklies -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

Monthlies 05 - 2 and one-half weeks of summer vacation! Oh Boy and Howdy everybody - Long time since my last podcast and all apologies. You must understand that these times dissertations are cause for desperation and all my education has left me little time for communication. And so I've managed to pull myself together just in time for the monthlies 05. Lets get it on.

01. John Lee Hooker - Hard Hearted Woman
The always esteem-able and vital, played here because you can never have to much of a good Hooker.

02. Holy Modal Rounders - Synergy
A supremely weird song that, I do believe, precedes the "paradigm shift" "synergy" of boardroom culture by a solid two scores worth of years. Take that to the bank you filthy suit bastards.

03. Thee Headcoats - Mantrap
Christ, I can't shake the feeling that I must have played this one before. Not sure when or where. No matter. Billy Childish led this outfit of misfits in his own personal means of exercising his demons. Hard luck with that as twenty years later he's still trying.

04. Cocorosie - Terrible Angels
From La Maison de Mon Rêve, an album I specifically skipped trying to pronounce on the air.

05. Pink Martini - Anna (El Negro Zunbon)
One of the best little outfits from P-town still gets respect from the swinging cats down at Carnegie Hall. Pink Martini just came out with a new album too - Hey Eugene! and, best of news, they did it by sticking with the small imprint label Heinz Records.

06. John Mayhill - Mexico City
I can find nothing on this guy - real shame too. Even though he's got some generic vocal belts - the genius is all in the song's parodic tone and the call and response duet. Which makes me curious as to if he was smart enough to do it twice or if this was just a one off fluke.

07. La Piedrera - El Cool Dude
The accordion is the international instrument of honest music. Anyone who has ever tried "ironic" accordion compositions has in fact met their horrible demise the ragged clutches of the squeeze box man's dancing monkey. And rightfully so.
08. Al Caiola - Experiment In Terror
Cause nothing says summer like a latin flavored string guitar set based on the idea of Terror. I get all goose pimply when the brass swings into it in the second half. The Horror.

09. Har-You Percussion Group - Feel Me Good
Social activists, deteriorated youth, and funk. I wonder what happened to these kids.

10. Bango - Motor Maravilha
The left behind and forgotten of the 60's Brazilian Psychedelic Movement.

11. Barney Bigard Sextet - Sweet Marijuana Brown
Recorded in '45 this little ditty came out long after the respectability of jazz was all about the understated background music and had not yet been blown apart by the cool. An interesting time and this song plays more like a crooner than anything else.

12. Contours - Can You Jerk Like Me
Soul Singing Motown players - they pushed this onto vinyl in '65. And unlike the Barney Bigard Sextet track it has no intentional subtext.

13. Optiganally Yours - Walk & Chew Gum
For those who are curious the Optigan is a little toy record player which played small instrument records to produce sounds. And yes the band is based on this device.

14. Rusty York - Tremblin
As a son of a coal miner this bluegrass influenced rockabilly promoter put up a lot of works and has even got a place over at the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

15. David Karsten Daniels - Jesus and the Devil
Keeping the summer spirit alive DKD gets the best of the whatsits on this podcast. Happiness and don't forget to pick up his latest work over on Fat Cat Records.

15. Albert Washington - Bettie Jane
A nice roiling bongo beat propels this stripped down hybrid of blues and soul towards the duets saucy descriptions of the eponymous girl.

16. Lazy Lexi's mystery track!
Everybody's talking about the president. But what do they say?

17. Polyphonic Spree - Section 12 (Hold Me Now)
June 19th people and the newest albums drops - the Spree is getting militant! Inspirational, like Ana says, these folks give you something to smile about.

18. The Owls - Air
Oh you've probably heard of them.

19. The Roulettes - Junk
The instrumental modset brings the fury with this keyboard driven powerhouse.

Thanks for tuning in everybody - just a heads up. Like I say in the podcast I'm shifting to a bi-monthly format because of time constraints due to summer school. But if anybody wants to submit a guest podcast drop me a line.

image from: adamcadre.ac
backing tracks: Keisuke Egusa - Summer Samba; April Aloisio - Nica's; Dream; Skatallites - James Bond Theme; Yesterdays New Quintet - Daylight; Yardbirds - Honey In Your Hips.

Direct download: Monthlies_05-May.mp3
Category:Monthlies -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

Weeklies 19 - Crunchy Like a Drum Buddy Hey everybody,
My names Pieter and I've got a horrible crush on the random noise of our musical landscape.

1. Quintronics - Drum Buddy Intro (Reversed and Reverbed & Kick Opener)
"Electrical energy, when closely examined, is in fact more similar in its complexity to a plant or an animal form than it is to the mechanical devices or computer machines with which it is usually associated. It is not necessarily more complex, but equally microcosmically [sp] complex." - Drum Buddy Island

2. Herbert - Moving Like a Train
Herbert is one of the rare agitprop artists in the underground who is beyond convention, this though is a perfectly straightforward piece of soul - of such quality I get bubbly by the second half's panoramic heights.

3. Henrick Schwarz - You Rock, I Rock, We Rock
Henrick had a much raved about album last year, DJ Kicks, which was by all means OK. This is a snippet of a live set he played in the promotion of that release.

4. Charles Leonard - Funky Driver on a Funky Bus
Unfortunately I could find very little information about this artist, which isn't to say that he's unknown but I think that his story is untold. What I can find seems to hint at a storied history that is familiar to one person at least.

This song features the vocals of an actual bus driver, W.C. Stone. I'm not sure if that is the real name as it might be a bit of word play around the idea of shit. No disrespect intended - just ambling thoughts.

< I talk too much. The volume of my speech may lead one to suspect I'm an idiot >

5. Mavis Staples - On My Way
Long time soul and gospel singer gives us a moving album for our modern world. There is no time imaginable, when meaningful music powerfully spoken is not important to our essential nature as social animals.

Liner notes claim the album was Anti-Produced by the Ry Cooder, anti-production my friends, fall in love with it.

6. Life in a Blender - Dead Get Down
Life in a Blender is well worth the effort of tracking down and independently verifying, in terms of quality, their varied output. Hmm. They're from Brooklyn!

7. Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God
Yeah, you've heard this before. I just have to share it before it gets totally played out. Thanks to the "Hits in the Car" for turning me on to it. Unfortunately I call them chefs on the voice bit, yep - sorry.

8. Fabulous Entourage - Theme Song
Huh.. ..they're from New York too.. .. hmmm.
To kick off the accidental study in New York Music;
"New York City rockers The Fabulous Entourage serve up an irrepressible blend of throbbing ... "

9. Keb' Mo - Kind Hearted Woman
Accidental New York Review takes a back seat for the California blues man whose being putting out disc after disc of hard luck licks since the 80's.

10. Matt & Kim - Verbs Before Nouns
Catastrophe New York Showcase continues - and they're from Brooklyn too. These two are awesome. Seriously I wish I had half the joy of life these two have.

11. DAT Politics - Viper Eyes
Not from New York - but across the pond and another reason to love France. This is like Matt & Kim, if they replaced the Casio with an industrial strength sampler. Simply wonderful.

12. Hefner - Hymn for the Cigarettes
A Peelie band from the late 90's to the turn of the century. These guys are routinely underrated even by the obscurist aficionados (like me) who troll the Peel selections for the rare sounds.

13. Thieves Like Us - Drugs in my Body
The impartial declaration of New Yorker Artist due to Habitation, doth define them as members of the City. Yep more New York! Well, they came from Berlin and they are claiming to move to France soon. So that is Ok, they live here right now.

14. Lady Bug Transistor - Here Comes the Rain
The incremental catalog of bands that are from around here: Lady Bug is from the Brooklyn too - this is the soft mellow song on this weeks podcast. Enjoy your temporary respite.

15. Soophie Nun Squad - Donkey Call
The Little Rock based Punk Group recently called it quits - I don't know how big a following they had from their town, but I want them to know that I really appreciated their talents and that they will be missed.

16. Cocorosie - Noah's Ark
The kooky combination of two girls; one from Fort Dodge, Iowa, while the other hails from the Big Island, Hawaii are placed into a crazy Brooklyn art collective. See what happens when they stop acting nice and start acting like artists. Yes; Brooklyn is in New York.

Backing tracks:
Image credits:
Drum Buddy Index Page - http://www.drumbuddy.com/
Direct download: 19_Crunchie_Like.mp3
Category:Weeklies -- posted at: 9:10pm EDT

Monthlies 04 - April Another boisterous hour of music to show what little I've accomplished this month with my life. In jest though. Actually this month was exceedingly good in terms of what I've managed to do, school, work, etc are plodding along a staid course and I managed to do enough extracurricular math on the side to test out of math class and into math 206. Thrilling right?

So on to the tunes. This month I want to highlight for your listening enjoyment my new favorite obscure band The Godz - a group hailing from NYC their infinitely weird take on music was unable to secure the necessary interest of times and the group has since faded to an odious obscurity. For my part in reviving this tragic tale I hereby swear to play too much of them for anyone who has actual taste in music.

Also the last track has a bounty on it - $50 to the first person to name it and the artist.

01. Love - Stephanie Know Who
Love is back for another round with this frighteningly paranoid lovers perception of infidelity. Good times!
02. 1910 Fruitgum Company - 1, 2, 3 Red Light
Saccharine sweetness oozes around the doughy flesh tinged corners of this nearly unbearable pap. Nothing against the original artists - who as I understand it were actually rather accomplished set musicians later shoe horned by managers into the role of a late 60's easy-pop boy band for the interests of shear greed alone. This track, amazingly, is not the worst they have offer - no that would be the infamous "Simon Says" a song so mundanely trite I had forgotten I'd ever heard it until I listened to it again while doing research for this month.
03. Human Beinz - Nobody but Me
So the sound of easy-pop done right? The Human Beinz and the machine staccato of drums that opens to the loose rising riffs of guitar capped on top by the melodic "No, No, No, No, No" vocals. Jangling it's way into your heart.
04. G.P. Chiti & S. Montori - Desperation and Money (Cindelic Records)
60's Italian b-grade movie soundtracks kick just that much ass.
05. Jennifer Gentle - Take My Hand
Another Italian act, by God but this one is good and - drum roll - contemporary to myself with an nicely kicking album with American distributor sub pop.
06. Beck - We Dance Alone (acoustic)
Recently recorded over at WXPN as a part of NPR backed World Cafe. A good listen to those who doubt song craft of this eclectic musician.
07. The Godz - Lay in the Sun
Oh man it doesn't get any further out than that. The perfect protopunk psychedelic sound.
08. Thee Headcoats - All My Feelings Denied
Man there is a lot of noise going on in here - my apologies to anyone not entirely blinded by the sheer fire of the manic force that is Billy Childish.
09. Johnny Pate - Can't Even Walk in the Park.
Johnny Pate, a long lived and ranging career - there is more beneath the surface of this soundtrack than just the glittering funk one might expect. Beginning as a jazz bassist in the thirties by the forties he'd even cut his own Blue Note session. The fifties saw him break the Billboard top 20, playing tuba and setting up arrangements. This lead him to fame and success with Curtis Mayfield and B.B. King and finally landing a gig in Hollywood for the music production of "Shaft in Africa".
10. Meri Wilson - Telephone Man
Oh shit - the CD BABY strikes again! Meri is still making music and it turns out that the Friendly Staff of CD Baby are pedaling her wares. I didn't find this till it was too late to put in the audio for the month. Apologies and excuses to all involved.
11. Soft Machine w/ Hibuo Anemone
They once lit the madness of the masses with swirling psychedelic sounds swaths and jazz ornamentation. Now they are just known as the nearly made its and also rans - a shame since they really had something else going on.
12. Cat Empire - Two Shoes
This is the Year of Cat Empire - my prediction is the pods will leverage interest into the band that will then jettison them into the lower hundred of the Billboard and MRM. Did I totally miss them when they came to town? yes. Did my friend Andre actually do PR for the shows and try to get me to go by bringing over CDs and Posters? yep. Do I regret?
I regret nothing. Well maybe a little.
13. Nash - Aggregation
Damn it all I can't find anything about these guys, a shame as they sound like they really bust out the kicks. Favorite line: "A child is Born / Where's He Born? / In the SUUUUUUUUN!"
14. Moving Sidewalks - 99th Floor
Future ZZTop frontman lays down the Texas tracks and precedes Jimi Hendrix on stage? Hallucinatory terrain surly.
15. Harry Nilsson - 1941
Harry claims The Beatles were his fans. Well I guess that makes sense. There is a strong English story telling thread that the two groups share.
16. The Majority - One Third
The problem here is not just obscurity but obscurity combined with common search terms. Yes searching for One Third Majority often pulls up references to democratic processes.
17. The Coasters - Down Home Girl
A laid back cover with a funk dollop from the one and onlys.
18. Mystery Track - I don't even know.
ARGH frustrated by the complete failure of my ability to know who the hell I am listening to - I hereby offer a $50 dollar bounty for the first person who can name this artist and song. Good song too.

backing track - Le Fluer da Musique
image from: Audiogalaxy (holy shit - Audiogalaxy! I thought they killed you)

Direct download: Monthlie_04.mp3
Category:Monthlies -- posted at: 7:52pm EDT

Greenpoint Response - Toxic Brooklyn

Yes I did call Greenpoint Brooklyn a post-industrial wasteland. And don't think that it isn't. The Toxic Brooklyn series from VBS.tv did an episode on Greenpoint and the Newton canal.

Foul stuff. I Wonder why more folk here aren't Enviro's. Maybe they don't know how bad it can get. It's one thing to have pristine wilderness and another to be a Superfund site. There is a lot of gray area in between.

Me, I'm writing my congresswoman.

Image from VBS.tv
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

Weeklies 17 - Mashup Night Collapse I flaked on the 2ManyDJ's show and all I got to show for it is this wide ranging and reeling falling over selection of Mashups, Bastard Pop, Bootlegs, and plunderphonical audio expositions.

I now have a mike and nothing worthwhile to say, as evidenced in this weeks podcast.

1. Pirate Sound System - Selektah Ringtone
What a good idea. Mashup ringtones. Not my ringtone, but I'm sure there is someone who really appreciates this.
2. 2ManyDj's - Radio Soulwax Montage
A compressed mix with too many sources to cite. 2ManyDJs, the superstars of the modern mashup
3. DNA feat. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
Yeah, it's been a while since I heard this one. Kind of tough to track down a copy. But thanks goes out to the never forgetful internet for making this possible.
4. Sherpa - Tecnologic Pop
A not bad piece with a solid usage of Daft Punk - not inspiring but sentimental.
5. Unknown - Caitlin
Even though I lost the artist name who did this, which usually means disqualification I had to include it for the looped TMBG horn section.
6. Wisp - Turquoise Tinged Pennies
Not a mashup but the near cousin turntablism and so gorgeous it had to be included.
7. Go Home Productions - Flaming Mary Can Out (Run) Prince
The Run D.M.C. action on this track is thrilling. Go Home has some solid productions and currently have an hour show up that they did with the BBC. Well worth a look.
8. Dj Paul VPeaches vs. Gary Glitter - Didn't Know The Lips Wanna Be Her
Any excuse to play a Peaches track is good enough for me.
9. Jackson and his Computer Band - Teen Beat Ocean
Not a mashup but the near uncle IDM - while Jackson Computer may not be as brilliant as some other IDM artists. They've got a good way with sample extraction.
10. Dj BC - Einstein on the Beast
DJ BC, of Beastles fame, here gets the sound from way out with help from Phillip Glass.
11. The Avalanches - I am a Cuckoo
I am horribly enamored with the long time producing but rarely publishing Aussie band The Avalanches. And why because nearly two years ago I saw this video and fell in love: video
12. Jan Turkenburg and Chenard Walcker - 42 "De Sirenes"
A nice piece of found sound from to productive plunderphonic disciples. While the 52 weeks project may not have made every track perfect, like this one is, the sonic journey is worth the while of the curious.
13. Hamburglars - Quality, Service, Cleanliness, and Value
Awesome plundering to be found on the high seas of corporate training videos.
14. Thin - Stoopid, Dreemer Nightmare
Mike Curtis put out a couple internet release pieces before leaving the scene. Blue Face being an all around wonderful example of his ability.
15. Yuhzimi - Top of The Pops
A small section from a rather awkward compilation of mashups. This snippet is golden.
16. Osymyso - Not Quite Fool
Osymyso of anti-art school notoriety brings a nearly spartan vocal section to a rolling boil of British stiff upper lip-ishness.
17. Negativland - Gimme The Mermaid
The grand daddys of the sampledeliaca world, this is the audio section of their recent anti-infringement mashup video.
18. kARSTEN pFLUM - Bflonk 03
And a lovely little number to take us out on the podcast closer.

Image from Catalyst Dances - Heat and Life

Direct download: weeklies_17.mp3
Category:Weeklies -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

Take a minute to save the music Take a minute to mail your representative to stop the royalty rate increase on internet radio services. Expecting the stations to pay rates even more than comparable broadcasting methods is grossly unfair.

At the request of the Recording Industry Association of America, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ignored the fact that Internet radio royalties were already double what satellite radio pays, and multiplied the royalties even further.  The 2005 royalty rate was 7/100 of a penny per song streamed; the 2010 rate will be 19/100 of a penny per song streamed.  And for small webcasters that were able to calculate royalties as a percentage of revenue in 2005 – that option was quashed by the CRB, so small webcasters’ royalties will grow exponentially!

... last year Internet radio listening jumped dramatically, from 45 million listeners per month to 72 million listeners each month.  Internet radio is already popular and it is already benefiting thousands of artists who are finding new fans online every day.

- quoted from SaveNetRadio.org

Thanks for your time and help on this matter.
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT

Reserve the Date It might be a ways off from today, but if I don't post it here I doubt I'll recall  it otherwise:
DJ Food & DK are doing a tour to promote their second collaboration; Now, Listen Again!
Jun 14 2007 9:00P
Studio B New York, New York

For those who missed the first Now, Listen - or are unfamiliar with the artists involved, my deepest sympathies. To remedy the situation of this potential obscurity I'll put up a track from the album in the next podcast.

And for those who can't wait that long to feel the cold icy chill of solid steel ignite their blue suede dancing shoes; have you heard of the alternative:

Fixed brings 2ManyDjs back to Brooklyn:
Apr 18 2007 11:15P
FIXED Presents- Radio Soulwax Tour @ Studio B- Brooklyn

A wednesday night riot - but you better call the boss this midweek rocker starts late and goes till 4 in the morning. Upside? $12 tickets at the door. Hope to see you there.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:57am EDT

OPP 02 - The Yank Sizzler A catalyst is substance that speeds up a chemical reaction without being destroyed in the process, more colloquially it is something, a person, event, or anything that propels one to act. And there is no finer introduction to the podcast that is The Yank Sizzler than the twined notions of inspiration and the active instigator that remains undestroyed.

Last month I wrote lyrically of the John Peel and how his program had rekindled my fascination in the outer fringe of music. This month I want everyone to hear the podcast that inspired me to make my own.

After I had gotten my filthy mitts on the bygone radio programs of Peel's shows I still yearned to find more - such is the nature of musical greed. Once you turn over a rock that has a vein of gold underneath you search the land to find more rocks just like it. Thankfully the modern era has the Internet and my trolling for music turned up Mike's Yank Sizzler. This would have been around episode two or three, showing that even the powerful catalyzing force of the Yank Sizzler was only enough to provoke me to take action over the course of nearly a year.

The Yank Sizzler is a popular show - I have no idea what the exact count is, but on episode four Mike admits an audience of 300 and now that the show has exceeded that number by twenty, I can only imagine the billions who tune in every day - foisting love and rolled up wads of twenties to the man who won our hearts.

Meanwhile in reality, Mike's site is sparse of comments on the music he shares with us. While part of the curse of our wretched postmodern online culture is the effort we must expend to be heard, the fact that even a show of such great quality exists without a communal bedrock of commentary is unfortunate. Part of the idea behind showcasing other peoples podcasts is to expand the community and make the ties that bind us more and more meaningful by reinforcing the communication that happens between fans. In short I hope that everyone who reads this will strike up a comment or two and engage Mike in a dialogue - his show is worth it.

The other part of the idea is expose myself as the fraud I am by giving credit where it is do. Mike's selections are fantastic, and while I kick myself every time he nabs a track before I can post it, I must admit that the mixtapes I've mailed my friends would missing half their tracks if it wasn't for the hot white infusion that the podcast has provided.

Last thing - I tried my damndest to include a righteous swath of the excellent ecletic tracks that Mike chooses. Sadly though this was impossible due to both time and space constraints. I picked tracks that I myself felt were great, and invariably my bias has eaten out a part of the raw mix that the actual experience conveys. But for every German Breakcore I couldn't include I was able to smuggle in a small piece of  my own personal heaven. That said let's begin the listening experience that is The Yank Sizzler:

Mike's Mission Statement
1. The Make Up - Born on the Floor
Episode 1
For some indistinct reason this rather rambling piece was sunk its' tinterhooks into me. Even after all the re-listens of Episode 1 this song stills seems full of an odd and restless passion that keeps it fresh each time.

2. Bobby Bare Jr. - Strange Bird
Episode 2
I remember the first time I heard this I was floored by the fantastic push of oddity it exudes in its instrumentation. Peddling as fast as I could to get home and share it with Ana I  was breathless as plugged in the iPod and let this song speak for me.

3. Caribou - Bees
Episode 3
Slow gracious builds and an open aural space as large an unspeakable Canadian province with a poor grasp of name recognition.

4. Jacques Dutronc - "Responsible"
Episode 4
A song that disproved my girlfriends insistence that the French were worthless. THANKS MUSIC!

5. Billy Mbowa & The AGS Boys - Jane Wagne
Episode 5
One of the greatest joys to be had from Mike's podcast is not in the music itself but of his intense connection with the world through the vehicle of music. In our irony shattered landscape any recognition of the visceral forces is an affirmation of life.

6. Beta Band - Dry The Rain
Episode 6
Another swelling and lilting song? How can I explain this without having to make an excuse for my choice? Oh that's right it has the line in it:
If there is something inside that you want to say
Say it alright. It will be ok. I will be alright.

7. Woody Guthrie - I Ain't Got a Home In This World Anymore
Episode 7
Have you ever watched the documentary by Scorsese about Bob Dylan and realize half way through that you want the camera to leave Bob and follow Woody? Well I have. Woody, in my opinion was saying something brutal and true - without ripping off Italian Renaissance poets and spouting gibberish.

8. The Black Eyes - Deformative
Episode 8
There is a certain stiffness that digs into my neck - a crink that crawls through my brow, and the firing of the anxious nerves of my adolescence still left bare under my armor of maturity, which this song so powerfully evokes.

9. Bearsuit - Steven Fucking Speilberg
Episode 9
Bearsuit is a national treasure, Mike helped me see the light on this. It is true, too true, in fact as they are not our national treasure. The only solution to this is kidnapping them and like nasty fairies leaving behind some knick knacks and fig newtons so no one notices their absence until it is too late.

10. Tapes and Tapes - Sister Sister
Episode 10
Somehow a perennial entry on several volumes of mixtapes. My explanation: rolling beats, fevered lyrics and varying levels of absurd braggadocio and absurd vulnerable exposition.

11. The Sonics - Strychnine
Episode 11
Such a fundamentally great track I am wondering how this got missed in all those damned rock & roll collections I heard growing up. Also a great showcase of Mike's dry humor.

12. Josh White - Takin' Names
Episode 14
A slow and spooky rouser full of that odd world view that is the hallmark of singer songwriters. Practically nihilistic.

13. Love - Hey Joe
Episode 16
The passing of Arthur Lee was a sad day. Honestly though, what he left us was a gift few could match. He will be missed and remembered.

14. Gogol Bordello - Start Wearing Purple
Episode 17
Mike, like most of us falls in love with the bands he plays and rejoices in sharing and talking about them. Gogol is definitely high on the list of the returning favorites who get into the rotation more than most. Not a bad thing at all. Me, I had to include this; he name checks Diogenes (one must wonder if it is the Diogenes of "The Cynic" fame or maybe another of the bunch).

15. Cleveland Crochet - Drunkard's Dream
Episode 18
Mike, by including the snippet of Peel, falls into the sacred duty bunch of the preservers. Often a Creole track or two will show up in between the indies and the oldies. As always these are the finest representatives of the sound and ethic of the culture. A culture fast disappearing each new fan Mike turns on only helps the chances of its continuation.

16. Kid Koala - cut from Side 1
Episode 19
Kid Koala, damn you Mike for playing this before I could. On the other hand - the more the merrier. And a solid note to leave the show on. Kid Koala speaks with more passion and eloquence than anyone else who rocks the decks.

Mike's Parting Words and Declaration

Thanks goes to Mike for letting me take snippets and review his show. And of course for his show itself.

Please Don't Podfade.

Direct download: OPP02_-_The_Yank_Sizzler.mp3
Category:OPP -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

Weeklies 15 - The Birthday Side

Ana's birthday has come and gone - a more festive time out than she'd thought it would be (still I was hoping for more but as these things go I am always more optimistic than is reasonable).

The night began with a re-visit to the Tea Lounge in Park Slope, a gathering and launch off point for the various parties who I had hoped would congregate there before setting off to trip the light retrotastic at the Culture Club.

Such was not to be the case - as ominously a Fleetwood Mac CD (Greatest Hits, I do believe) had gotten stuck in an infinite loop and everyone was subjected to two hours of breathless early 80's pap. Due to time constraints Fleetwood Mac will not be represented in this podcast. When complaints were lodged with the staff the music quickly got shuffled around to the likes of Modest Mouse - here freely intrepreted in a nice piece by World Famous Audio Hacker.

The highlight of the first phase of the night was the presentation of the video compilation done by our friends back in Portland. A lot of good memories and sad nostalgia got built up and released by this singularly awesome reminiscence. This kernal of solid awesome is represented here by our friends doing a birthday ballad to Ana, a fine little track that is a bit more coherent than anything I've ever done.

The fun continued with a surprise visit from super-student Tomohiro. Luckily enough he is a conspicous character, and was quickly besieged by the family of English teachers and their various lessons of puppy and "hanging in there". Tomo is here represented by Hifana a not to be missed breakbeat group that I have featured before. It was due to Tomo that I myself was introduced to their fiery tempo of heavy breaks. Be sure to check out their incredible video over here.

When we finally did set out it, wasn't to any high-falutin' Manhattan culture hole, but a half-block down to the Union Hall! A Brooklyn Birthday entirely contained in the space of a football field. Upon entry to the Home of the Park Slope Famous Bocci Ball Courts, we got a the first taste of the retro back pedalling that is a bar playing the Clash's Rock the Casbah. Here to keep the feeling alive I've replaced the original with the mildly modified Rythm Scholars version.

The downstairs dance floor was awash with the solid dance tracks of the obscure, which unfortunately I could not find representatives for, such as a track from the Mo'Wax label I couldn't place but know I've heard before, a track from Hot Butter, and many more. Great Fun was had by all and is here represented Blondie's "Heart of Glass", The Beastie Boys "So Whatcha Want", a clip from Grant Stetski, and Belle and Sebastian's "We are the Sleepyheads". Incredibley of those four songs - three were played on the dance floor but the one that was not is actually the most dance dance song of them all. To clarify, yes I shook it like I made it to the intermitentment beats of Belle and Sebastian.

Rounding this all out is a bit of primal scream therapy from Aa the tribal electro punk outfit from (drum roll) Brooklyn. Nothing like a soul shattering mournful yelp to express the rightful existential quagmire that are birthdays.

Thanks for having another year on Earth with me Babe - we'll try our best to keep this all together. Thanks also to all the well wishers, visitors, guests, dancers, and contributers who helped make it a good night out.

1. World Famous Audio Hacker - Dashboard 2.0 Retouch2
2. Snikative - Gettin High on Yer Birthday Day
3. Hifana - Wamono PV
4. Rhythm Scholar - Rock The Casbah (Boogie Bombs Remix)
5. Blondie - Heart Of Glass
6. Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want
7. Grant Stetski - Bonzai Breaks 2006
8. Belle and Sebastain - We are the Sleepyheads
9. Aa - Thirteen


Direct download: Week15.mp3
Category:Weeklies -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT

Monthlies - Month 03 - March March is eye donor awareness, womens history, kidney, colorectal cancer, nutrition and, of course, National Noodle Month. More importantly it's Uner's birthday month.

While we're shaking it down to 80's music this weekend the Monthlie is still what it is, a recap of the likes for the classic set. Tune in for the next weeklie for the birthday music.

Sonny And Cher - The Beat Goes On (Live)
Hear that sound? That is the sound of bile. A humor thick enough to cut a prenup, Sonny and Cher do a number. All in fun though.

The Monkees - Buy Me a Dog
Just cheese, pure cheese - but still a great little forgotten pop song that has more pep than purpose.

Dale Hawkins - Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town
A powerful and deranged voice for one of the more personal takes on the effects of war. Incredibly Leonard Nimoy took a stab at this track - for the benefit of everyone I could not produce that version though.

Trini Lopez - Corazon De Melon
Heart of Melon, watermelon.

The Five Blobs - The Blob
Composed by Burt Bacharach for the movie of the same name - but somehow not included in the theatrical release. The Five Blobs are actually a quintet-dubbed Bernie Nee (or Knee).

The Piglets - Johnny Reggae
I believe the vocals on this track were provided by a trio of sex starved British mums. They sound about 40-ish and chucked full of Reggae Fever - yearning for a big hard dance floor number.

Dislocation Dance - You Can Tell
Early Eighties Unknowns from Manchester still sound good. And they've psuedo-reformed.

Claire Torry - Midnight Train
Big bold and brassy Torre stutters over the horn inflected sounds of this songbook standard. Incidentally famous for faking an orgasm on Pink Floyd's Great Gig in the Sky.

Procol Harum - Boredom
Did you know Procol Harum was Douglas Adam's favorite band. Good reason and good taste. If also absurd, to qoute, "rich and fruity."

Varetta Dillard - That's Why I Cry
Born in 30's Harlem and died in 90's Brooklyn, Dillard had the rough hewn vocal growl that made her songs more than just a 50's pop-chart topper.

The Small Faces - Hey Girl
A great set of musicians who would later trade out the mod set-up of the early UK 60's to become a solid psychedelic out fit.

Traffic - House For Everyone
A psychedelic jolt from Steve Winwoods other band.

10CC - Worst Band in the World
And still a great song. 10cc maybe a drug reference, you ask? Not to worry kids - they actually took their name from the total amount of semen ejaculated by the average male, in metric units because their British like that. The more you know...the more you owe.

Richards' People - Yoyo
Had a tough time finding any background on these guys. May be a false attribution.

Richard Penniman - Ooh! My Soul
Coincidentally his birth name was not Little, but a nickname added later when he grew into it.

Michael Liggins & The Super Souls - Loaded to the Gills
"I never really thought about how special we were back then. We had a different style, we really did ... I didn't realize it then. I just thought, "They did a good job." Mike Lenaburg, producer

Unknown - Unknown
Can any one help identify this sterling little track?

Willie Mitchel - Oh Baby You Turn Me On
A near instrumental.

Smoosh - Free to Stay
That is a very young voice there. This duo hailing from Seattle is managing some nice - if basic songs. The piano line on this is fabulous.

Stereototal - Wir Tanzen 4-Eck
We are dancing a square! Whiz! Shabam! Support the madness

Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise
Frankie's got a huge catalog of not quite great numbers - but this was his only hit. In retrospect it is a good example of a weird rock song - I imagine at the time it was just a great song.
Thanks for tuning in. Requests are always wanted - and comments too. Incedentaly I'm none to bright about what month this is so the file name is month04. I'd love to rename it but that function is temporarily unavailable. Stay tuned for further fuckups.

Direct download: month04.mp3
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Weeklies 13 - The Other Birthday Side It's been one of those weekends that make NYC seem like a great place to live. Not that it isn't usually - but honestly it's not (more or less). I guess New York is OK.

It all kicks off as a birthday party for a friend. We go out to a place called Le Souk (East side above Houston) a tidy little restaurant with a tiny little dance floor. I'll cut to the chase, on this; thanks to the friend for the birthday party and thanks to all the friends who could make it. I had fun despite the venue. My recommendation to any potential customers - don't go. The DJs sucked, dropping beats, dead air, and trainwrecking when ever they played more than one record at a time. The staff were courteous fuck jobs. Three words, one expletive: red velvet fucking rope. Additionally, unbelievably, a table could only be had if you bought a bottle - a bottle of Absolute costs $200 here. The music started off as Mediterranean Inflected House, then dropped it's pretenses and was just House. Sadly, the DJs were not even able to play House without trainwrecking.

Fun is fun and it got late, we headed home and on the train back I saw an indie kid with the Polmo Polpo vinyl "Like Hearts Swelling".

Day two found us at the Metropolitan Museum of Art playing a scavenger hunt for clues to reveal the murderer of the curator. I highly suggest this as fun for the people who like fun. So much fun that I must play TMBG. We didn't win but we did get the MC to say "Slick Nipples" to the gathered crowd.

Leaving there we're off to the Lower East Side for Indian food. Getting misdirected with the best of intentions, I get to walk by the store front shop of the best revolution in radio EVR! Sadly, I was the only one in the group who knew, loved, and cared.

Arriving at the substitute destination - (I will find the name and info later) -  the place is six kinds of awesome. Hallucinogenic interior decor, cramped to beat the band, and cheap honest food. And my babe got the birthday treatment by the house with a single candle, mango ice cream, crazy bhangra goa happy birthday song and a light show involving flicking the light switch on and off. (The entirety of the birthday part lasted thirty seconds at most - but will be a lifetime's worth of memories.) Eating out? I recommend this place, five stars. Try to find the Glorious Gold Godzilla hanging from the ceiling.

That night we watch "A Scanner Darkly" and are reminded of our tenuous grasp of reality. A funny sad movie - an honest depiction of life as I know it.

Sunday morning rolls along and I get a call from old-skooler Shawn, down and out and automobile mobile in LA. Going for the long haul he's getting back into school and graciously grants me two tracks for podcast.

Sunday, and we got to go shopping for the professional attire for future potential interviews for certain wayward girls. Is Century21 really a soul sucking commercial monstrosity. Oh yes it is. Nothing makes me yearn for a DIY "up against the wall motherfucker" revolution like shopping in Manhattan.

Then we're off to the tutor session at the Barnes and Noble - represented here by the likes of Arcade Fire's No Cars Go, because ever since the Neon Bible came out B&N have been piping in the Fire over the speakers. Inexplicable indie mega hit takes the muzak air waves, B&N cashes in on hip and the world goes around the sun one more time.

Wrapping it all up (I've got to get to work and soon). I leave you with the seminal track of Amon Tobin's - Shawns submission on this one. Mind fucking blowing and I'll never forget the first time I heard it way back when in the Rockin Rudy's of Missoula. Thanks Shawn for the blast from the past.

  1. Le Suck's Mediterranean Inflected House - AnkrJdhv - China Town
  2. Le Suck's House - Peppermint Bone - Beat Conductor
  3. Hipster on Train - Polmo Polpo - Requiem For a Fox
  4. Slick Nipples the Met Detectives - They Might Be Giants - (She was a) Hotel Detective
  5. East Village Radio (Sandy Acres) - Bobby Gentry - Fancy
  6. The Good Food - Dj Baba G - Holy Prophet What Are You
  7. The Good Movie - A Scanner Darkly - Darkly Mix
  8. Shawn's Submission #1 - Bright Black Morning Light - Everybody Daylight
  9. Death To Century21 - Who Boys - Revolution Uber Alles
  10. B&N Muzak Spectacular - Arcade Fire - No Cars Go (Live in Berlin)
  11. Shawn's Submission #2 - Amon Tobin - 4 Ton Mantis

Direct download: Weeklies13_copy_1.mp3
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Other Peoples Podcasts 01 - John Peel The Inaugural OPP
I decided I wanted, in addition to the weeklies and monthlies, something more communal to the general world: an homage show for fellow podcasters while it is unlikely that anyone who visits this backward little page would  not know the vastly more popular sites, I'm still rather ignorant of the world so my naivete allows me be ignorant of better sense - even if I know better.

This one goes out to John Peel.
I want to nominate John Peel as the patron saint of indie music, podcasters, and the overlooked.

While Peel never (to my knowledge) had a podcast his singular taste in music, self effacing humor, and influence has left on indelible mark on the music of today.

Beginning in the late sixties as a pirate radio broadcaster with his Perfumed Garden show to his death in 2003 he played music that never would have made air time otherwise. Odd and particular tracks, his vast selections always straining for that rare thing of uniqueness. His passion itself often clouded the choices he made since he valued uniqueness over quality.

More personally he lit the fire for music under my ass. I came across the 1986 Festive Fifty selection by more accident than anything and immediately knew that at least 40 of the tracks I had never heard and never would have heard without the benefit of his show. And so it goes - music is shared and we all learn a little bit more about the world. Not too long after that I launched into finding out what I was missing in the music of today and quickly abandoned the comfort songs of familiarity for the jagged edge of the unknown.

For all the horrible noise I've heard since then I can only blame the musicians and for ever jaw dropping and heart pounding track buried in the mess of it - I can only thank John Peel.

1. Canned Heat - Rollin' and Tumblin'
aired on Perfumed Garden, 1967
A nice nice tune and the sign of a quality DJ is when he plays his friends music on the air.
2. Electric Prunes - Wind Up Toys
aired on Perfumed Garden, 1967
What an awesome psychedelic pop song - a bit derivative but exceedingly good. Peels two cents perfect zeitgeist.
3. Marc Bolan - Hippy Gumbo
aired on Perfumed Garden, 1967
How come I've never heard this? They should distribute this to the high schools with disproportionate drop out rates.
4. Top Gear Signature Tune
After the Perfumed Garden got closed down by the government (it was pirate after all) Peel landed a job doing the Top Gear show for the BBC. I couldn't find much about this period except for his shows signature tune.
5. The Jam - Down in a Tube Station at Midnight
aired on Festive 50 (F50) 1979
The Jam, almost exclusively reserved for retro hipsters in Williamsburg nowadays is still a solid band well worth the 30 year hype.
6. Pigbag - Papa's Got a Brand New PigBag
aired on F50 1981
Roiling post punk funk with ska elements and the big band sound. Ah lord we need more of this. Favorite - the Fwee whistle. More Fwee Whistle!
7. The Woodentops - Well Well Well
aired on F50 1985
A good driving drum line, elemental vocals, and a Casio keyboard.
8. Ironmasters - The Men They Couldn't Hang
aired on F50 1985
I've got a soft spot for seditious folk songs. Remind me to bust out the Guthrie someday.
9. Weather Prophets - Almost Prayed
aired on F50 1986
Aw brit pop - so good so gold. A melancholy song about near religious experience.
10. Camper Van Beethoven - Take the Skinheads Bowling
aired on F50 1986
It was this song that blew my mind and drove me to worship Peels musical tastes. Such a raucous chorus, what sheer absurdity. Classic: "I had a dream - it was about nothing"
11. House of Love - Destroy the Heart
aired on F50 1988
The sentiment of this song (if not it's execution) is well worth the time to listen to it at least three times.
12. Stump - Charlton Heston
aired on F50 1988
Another wonderfully absurd piece - the fact that these folks only ever put out one album and then disbanded due to a lack of commercial interests is a clear sign of the failure of the capitalists system. Now I just have to find a re-issue and build a shrine.
13. Gorkys Zygotic Mynci - If Fingers were Xylophones
aired on F50 1995
A band destined for nothing more than cult obscurity. But why? Their name could never be made into a commodity.
14. Cornershop - 6am Jullander Shere
aired on F50 1995
Mind blowing Indian Pop fusion from Leicester. If demographic change always sounded so good our world would be a lot less hateful.
15. White Town - Your Woman
aired on F50 1996
Oh you've heard this one before? Yeah I think it dominated the airwaves for one summer. Wonderful thing. Worth the replay value.
16. Hefner - Alan Bean
aired on F50 2001
Five stars on this - shivers and shakes down spines, feet tapping and head bopping while the refrain reminds and steels us against the troubles of it all.
17. Detroit Cobras - Alabamallama
aired on F50 2001
Rock and Roll baby.
18. The Fall - Theme from Sparta FC
aired on F50 2003
The Fall are insane, 60 some frickin albums each track unhinged in some beautiful way. The shouting of fruits by the background singers on Dr. Faustus is a good example. This song coming near the end of Peel and The Falls decade long friendship is a capstone to the efforts of DJs to play what they love and bands to play what they love. Not harmonious no - but distinct.
19. CLSM - John Peel is Not Enough
aired on F50 2003
From the psychedelic sixties to the hard dance of the 00's - Peel played it all. And what props he was given.
20. John Peel - Talking
aired on Perfumed Garden, 1967
Thanks John. For the miracle.

Listen up folks, like CLSM said - John Peel is not enough. It is the duty of each of us to love and cultivate music. Throw it down and seek it out with passion. Play it loud and it fills the yawning emptiness we all have inside our alienated hearts. Play it for a friend and feel the connection of shared experience bridge the gap of our lonely islands of consciousness. Music to share is music to live by. Let's take off the headphones folks - we've all got that one golden track. Get it out there and make Peel proud.

Direct download: OPP01_-_John_Peel.mp3
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The Weeklies 11 - Left Overs I've discovered that there might be more music I listen to that I want to post then I can. This week showed that while I was using the monthlies as a main drop off of good tracks not all those tracks could meet the mood that the monthlies was originally created for - hence the weeklies. But the weeklies were originally intended to be brief 15 minute episodes that could, by enterprising individuals be combined into a hour long show at the end of the month. The largess when moved from the monthlies has made the weeklie post swell to a once per month proportion. But I like to think that the slate is clean now and ready for a much more stripped down post next week. Is it possible? meh.

Thanks to contributers Craig, Leah and Jay.

me - Calcutta (by Aphrodite) - compressed remix
A lovely song but my adhd screams that it goes on to long. With all the twitch that I have can I even enjoy trance anymore?

Page France - Here's a Telephone
Excellent - thanks to Said the Gramophone for this

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood (Laika), Live @ White Sessions
Ana and I read a piece in the times that made the new album sound interesting - no I haven't heard it yet. I would have posted the original but why when this live one is so good.

Grant Green - Ain't It Funky Now
So Ana and I did make it out to the TeaLounge to catch some music. Before the band started the piped in house sound was mainly Modeski, Martin and Wood knock offs (or the actual MMW who knows anymore?) and then the first few bars of Ain't It Funky Now came over the speakers - 10 seconds before it got pulled so that the show could start. A shame really.

Talat - Hasidic Monk
Listening to what they had on their website made me think it was klezmer jazz and well worth a shot. But the show veered dangerously close to Miles' Bitches Brew level of fusion noodling - minus the originality of the concept of course. We split and I felt betrayed since, as some components of the show proved, they could have been a great combo of radical Hasidim and bop; instead of the aimless wandering that was the majority of their tact.

Danielson - Did I Step on Your Trumpet?
Sexy swingy and fun - who hasn't posted this yet?

Antibalas - Obanlae
An large orchestral Afropop group right here in Brooklyn? New album coming out and I'm sure there will be a riotous cd release party.

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - Ban the Gin
Maybe the loudest song posted yet - very snot-punk crossed with the indie folk scene. A solid combination.

Frank Freeman - Security
Frank is a friend going back to the g.o.d.s in PDX - The member of many oft renamed bands this, I believe, is his solo piece. Submitted by correspondent Verb.

Eat Tapes - NOS
A mystery how I found this and where more information about who it is can be found. Sorry about that - these really are the left overs though.

Madness - Baggy Trousers
On loan from Pretending Life Is Like A Song who submitted it to the Contrast Podcast. A great piece that I had to borrow since it does not sound entirely like anything else.

Blackalicious - Side to Side
From the album The Craft correspondent Burrell takes this track of a party taken over by rather demanding women folk. Such are the dangers of the game my youthful rhyme spitting friends.

Pendulum - Fasten Your Seatbelt
Forgive me father I have sinned to a winsome bass kick. In all honesty I was seduced - innocently reading a myspace page of a raver when I was looking for last weeks tracks when this started up as the embedded page sounds - when next thing I know I'm bottomed out on the lower east side blowing the door man to get into a warehouse. But honestly I feel just awful about the whole thing now and only include it here to serve as a warning. To the kids.
To the kids who wouldn't sell to me 'cause they think I'm a cop - this a warning you little shits.

Palomar - Our Haunt
Brooklyn Indie band tours southwest and release a new album this month. Brooklyn Indie band won't play a show in New York till their all done touring in the south. Ergo; NYC gets the south's sloppy seconds from home-town hipsters. Alliteration.

Freiwillige Selbstokontrolle - I Wish I Could Sprechen Sie Deutsch (John Peel Session)
Coincidentally I will have more about this next week for I have been INSPIRED.

Beck - Hollow Log
Rounding it all out I realized that of the two things i haven't listened to lately that I actually bought the albums for when albums were physical things you could buy was Beck's One Foot in the Grave and Violent Femmes first album. The Femmes got to go into the monthly and Beck gets the weekly - every one is happy except for me who still feels let down that both these bands quickly left the sounds they defined in the early era of their careers.

me - Jay vs. Soft Circle "Whirl"
It may not be good but it doesn't have to be. I made it. Vocals are from contributer Jay

Photo Credit: FGA
Direct download: weeklies11.mp3
Category:Weeklies -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

Retired Podcasts Do to limits of space we can only host so much, and podcasts must be taken down after their moment in the sun. Each one is given a lovely apartment in shared space on some damnable CD I put somewhere and golly I don't remember to well anymore.

If you would like a copy of the podcast drop a note in the requests page and I'll see what I can do.

The following podcasts are in the back forty:

Month 01 - January
Month 02 - February

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Update So I really really enjoyed putting together the sounds for week 10 podcast, and in reflection - I really enjoyed putting together the sounds for the week 9 podcast. Which isn't to say that the Months aren't fun to make - digging through the dust for the sacramental sound is an unrivaled joy. But there is the old and the new, different but equal.

I originally started this podcast because I was already putting together mix tape selections of the golden eras of rock n roll, soul, mo-town, funk, jazz and swing. And this is something I'm still dedicated to. But I also want to do another collection that showcases the diverse sounds of everything I like.

So I've settled on a schedule that will allow me the freedom for both. A weekly (or bi-weekly) show that hosts the music that I and my newest collaborators find that excites our souls. And then the more rareified form of the monthlies that will feature the exclusive groove that comes from the golden oldies crates. It is a win win for everyone and a solid split right down the middle.

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Week 10 - Rave Collapse Night Almost went out to a birthday party, almost went out to a live show at a coffee house, almost went out to the EarFarm gig, and almost went out to a rave.

Ana has never gone - so this mix is for her. She still hasn't gone because, as implied above, the almost was the closest realization of the thought to reality. Instead we stayed home and talked all night long. Better than all the other options, if you ask me.

But still there is a rhythm inside me that yearns to be expressed in motion and groove on the close perimeter of the bassbin on the dance floor. And so here's the mix.

Careful with the speakers on this, some of the levels aren't even so keep aware. Oh, and if you don't like dance music, yeah sorry and pity on you.

Track listings:
  1. 0:00 - 2:59 : Brooklyn Bounce - Bring it Back (svenson gielen rmx)
  2. 2:56 - 6:56 : Adam Freeland - Live at One Live
  3. 6:40 - 9:44 : Nic Fanciulli - Essential Mix Live from Club
  4. 9:02 - 12:37 : Meat Katie - Rotten Dot Com
  5. 12:24 - 13:16 : Diplo - Percolator
  6. 13:30 - 14:20 : Baby Anne - Freaks Groove
  7. 14:12 - 15:12 : Electric Skychurch - Dun Dun
  8. 14:44 - 15:14 : Peven Everett
  9. 15:04 - 16:04 : DJ Icey - Hardway's Working
  10. 15:58 - 17:20 : 000000000001- Sex Disco Sleaze
  11. 16:32 - 18:48 : Lord of Bass - Hardstyle Mix
  12. 18:16 - 19:18 : DJ Icey - Hardway's Working
  13. 19:04 - 20:32 : The Euroboyz/DJ Amaya - You Get Me
  14. 19:44 - 21:01 : The Flaming Lips - A Machine in India
  15. 20:32 - 24:22 : Trance Wave - Mystic Paradise
  16. 24:00 - 25:18 : DJ Dan - Do What You Feel
  17. 24:48 - 27:22 : Unknown - Unknown
  18. 26:52 - 29:13 : Plump DJs - Weighed Down
  19. 28:46 - 35:22 : DJ Baba G - Ali Mola

Direct download: Week10_-_Rave_Collapse_Night.mp3
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Week 09 - Out for Cuban Food Journal Entry: Week09
We're going out to dinner with Ana's folks. Get on the A - whoosh out of Brooklyn .  We get to this little Cuban place in the village and are treated to a hearty eat and drink session as we hear about the modern dance ballet of Carmen.

Packing up and heading out into the cold - we are aimed towards the bar Fat Black Pussy Cat. While shooting some pool we've got a multimedia experience courtesy of one of those wide screen LCD bastard intrusion devices bars are so found of now a days. Besides a lot of music I could have lived without I did get to see the video for the Scissor Sister's "I Don't Want to Dance" which is incredibly good and may I suggest YouTubing that particular piece.

I take a break and head to the men's room where I find a delightful little CD hanging out waiting for me to help myself. Hail modern distribution techniques! While there are only 3 of 6 tracks that aren't scratched to oblivion, I find at least one of them tolerable and think it significant that I have not thrown it away yet.

Across the street from the juke joint we're at is the Blue Note - I take a peak in and see that it is Ahmad Jamal playing tonight. I swoon but it is not meant to be, we walk on.

Seeing the trendy masses yearning to recreate authenticity (but this time with less anguish) at various clubs and bars Ana nearly goes into berserker kill mode over the tragedy of recapturing the village's spirit by capitalist means. Before the slouching towards Bethlehem begins we load up on the A and head back home.

Good Night Brooklyn

  1.  Leaving Brooklyn: Luz Mob - The Selecter
  2. Cuban Food: Cubanismo - Cuborleans
  3. Video Killed the Night Out: Scissor Sisters - I Don't Want to Dance
  4. I Found it on a Urinal: iBeat - Strangest Dream
  5. The Blue Note has Long Lines: Ahmad Jamal - Misdeamoner
  6. The Myth of The Village: Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
  7. Back Home in Bed-Stuy: Will Stratton - Night Will Come
Direct download: Week09.mp3
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Month01 - January Untitled DocumenThis Podcast has been retired, if you would like a copy made available to you please let me know.
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Going Live A nice day to post my first podcast. Sure earlier this week would have been better - I think it was Tuesday. Tuesday would have been better.

But today I'm posting my back catalog - this is from the month of January and is mainly focused on rock n' roll in the 50' to 70's. A little background as to why may help understand the purpose of this focus.

I grew up in house of rock n roll - anytime there was work to be done the tunes to toil to would be motown and pre-Beatles tracks. Some how my mom's sense of aesthetic  made it through two decades of musical upheaval with only the addition of Janis Joplin to show the passage. Rooted in the primordial four four time, call and response, and songs about high school love my understanding of music was a bit different than those of my classmates. Their parents listened to prog-rock and late seventies rock anthems. They knew power chords - I knew that a girl named Sue ran around with every single guy in town.

Growing up in house of re-issued compilations I must have heard the same limited catalog of the greatest hits of every year. Many were spectacular but the fact that the same songs would crop up on every album left a massive yearning for something more diverse.

So a while ago I started seeking out the rarities that my mom would like so that a bit of extra music could be added in to the house sounds. This of course developed into an idea for a monthly mix tape which I could send her to lift the mood and keep a connection between us. So I proudly present the Months, a collection of good music that I think most people, not just my mom, ought to hear.

Explanations out of the way please enjoy Month01
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Geez, got a lot to get down and quick - first podcast going up this weekend. ahhh I'm all a twitter. What a shame too you all seem like such nice folks. I'll be on a first name basis here, you can call me Pete.

I'll be back later with .. . what else more music.
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