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
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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
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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.

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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.

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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).

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

Image From  CrackSkullBob

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