Monday, July 14, 2008


First off, happy Bastille Day everybody. As it happens I'll be playing some records at Club le Baron, 6 avenue Marceau, Paris, 75008, this Friday, July 18, from 11 PM to 2 AM. So stop by if you're in the neighborhood and say hello!

Secondly, it's been gnawing at my conscience that there never was a "real" post on Monday June 23rd, so I've just posted a special 3-pak of songs on that day so as to solidify that week for posterity.

I guess that's it. Have great summers, everyone. I'll be back in September.

"Time is a stripper, doin' it just for you..."

Monday, July 07, 2008

The Tempos: See You In September

Well folks, it's been nearly six months since we re-commenced back in January, and the time has come for this writer to take another sabbatical. It will be a rather lengthy hiatus this time, as I've got a lot of stuff to do this summer such as getting married, going on a honeymoon, and then going to Mike's wedding in August. But make no mistake: we'll be back in full force in September.

No mix this time, unfortunately -- I've been too busy with wedding stuff. But there will be a couple of little updates over the next week or so, and my colleagues will no doubt be dropping by from time to time over the summer.

Thanks for listening, everybody. I hope there have been at least one or two songs over the last six months that have tickled your fancy. Have a kickass summer. See you in September, and then... it's fucking on.

October 2002
Bridge School Benefit, Shoreline Amphitheater
Mountain View, CA

Thom Yorke:

October 26
Everything in its Right Place
I Might Be Wrong
Sail to the Moon
Like Spinning Plates
There There
Pyramid Song
After the Gold Rush

October 27
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Morning Bell
(Nice Dream)
I Might Be Wrong
Sail to the Moon
Like Spinning Plates
True Love Waits
Paranoid Android

November 21 or 22, 1970
Montreux Casino, Montreux, Switzerland

Pink Floyd:
Astronomy Domine
Fat Old Sun
Atom Heart Mother
The Embryo
Just Another Twelve Bar
More Blues

Roger Waters
David Gilmour
Rick Wright
Nick Mason

Now y'all being spoil'd.

March 18, 2002
La Mutualité, Paris, France

Les Strokes:
Meet Me in the Bathroom
The Modern Age
Ze Newie
NYC Cops
Hard to Explain
Is This It
When it Started
Barely Legal
Alone Together
Trying Your Luck
Last Night
Take It Or Leave It

Julian Casablancas
Nick Valensi
Albert Hammond Jr.
Nikolai Fraiture
Fabrizio Moretti

Some French DJ Who Really Loves Himself
Sheridan Dupre

September 9, 1993
Kosmopolitan, Aarhus, Denmark

Human Behavior
One Day
Venus as a Boy
Come To Me
Play Dead
Violently Happy
There's More To Life Than This
Big Time Sensuality
Army of Me
Modern Things

Illustration by Jon Shaw. Check out his other work here.

Movin' Right Along

Friday, July 04, 2008

Stevie Wonder/Rolling Stones: Uptight/(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

Recorded "live" at the legendary Philadelphia Spectrum, July 20th, 1972.

One of the trumpet players is hitting some crazy harmonies there at the end. See him evidently enjoying himself in this clip.

July 2, 1962
Finjan Club, Montreal, Canada

Bob Dylan:
The Death of Emmett Till
Hiram Hubbard
Blowin' in the Wind
Rocks and Gravel
Quit Your Lowdown Ways
He Was a Friend of Mine
Let Me Die in My Footsteps
Still a Fool
Ramblin' On My Mind
Muleskinner Blues

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange: "Dreams" part 4: Sea

This is the fourth part of a 1964 BBC radio broadcast entitled Dreams, a sonic collage created by electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire and playwright Barry Bermange. Check the astonishing mutant sounds for the full rip, and thanks to the equally astonishing two for tennis show for the tip.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Sparks: My Other Voice

from No. 1 In Heaven. written by Moroder/Mael/Mael.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Reconstruction: Dear Prudence

Recorded "live" at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, July 22nd, 1979.

Kudos to whoever came up with the horn arrangement.