Thursday, December 25, 2008

Eugene Blacknell - We Can't Take Life For Granted

Thank you, Preston.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bob Dylan -
Corrina Corrina
Corrina Corrina

Saturday, December 20, 2008

August 18, 2000
Bizarre Festival
Weeze, Germany

Moby -
Find My Baby
James Bond Theme
Next is the E
Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad
Ring of Fire
Ah Ah
Bring Back My Happiness
Natural Blues
Feeling So Real
Run On

Friday, December 19, 2008

Charles De Goal - Synchro

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kevin Ayers - Blue

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Pop Group - Colour Blind

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Antony & Lou Reed - Candy Says

Berlin in Brooklyn 12.16.2006

Original air date: 12.21.2006
William Eggleston

Ben & Spence: You're The One For Me

Shout out to Rick Hall's production.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Jeremy Steig - Ouanga

Saturday, December 13, 2008

June 20, 1998
Loreley Festival

Beastie Boys -
Big Shot
Sure Shot
What's the Time
Egg Man
Pass the Mic
Body Moving
Get it Together
Time for Livin
Egg Raid on Mojo
I Want Some
Alright Hear This
Don't Doubt
High Plains Drifter
Skills to Pay da Bills
Lighten Up
Remote Control
Brand New
Root Down
Mix Master
Stand Together
Beastie Boys
So Watcha Want
Tough Guy

Friday, December 12, 2008

Marcos Valle - Não Tem Nada Não (pt. 2)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Band Aid - A Tour In Italy (Dub)

It's official: Originals by Moonboots & Balearic Mike is album of the year.


I heard some Band Aid on the radio in a taxi earlier tonight. True story! :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

James Last - Question

Yeah, it's a Moody Blues cover. And a strange one at times. Jim Gordon on drums, last heard in these parts on this one.

Check Doug Payne's liner notes for further explication.
shangrila wrecker

'Shangri-La Wrecker...'

Tobin Sprout: The Last Man Well Known To Kingpin

A lyric I often confuse with Shangri-La Records: finest music store in Memphis.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Robert Wyatt - Biko

Thanks, as ever, to the T4T show for the turn-on. Really nice version of this.

Available on: EPs
It's You single

The Maytals: It's You

Single released the same year LBJ signs anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion. What's changed?

Monkey Man lp

Toots & The Maytals: Monkey Man

Love the guitar on this one. First heard this track after checking out The "King" Kong compilation from a Memphis library and recording everything to a Maxwell. Now many years later wish I never returned it. I'm sure the vinyl ended up at one of their yearly library sales and someone walked away extremely happy.

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Julianne

Monday, December 08, 2008

Cristina - Drive My Car

Toots & The Maytals - Get Up, Stand Up

Featuring The Maytals--Jerry Mathias and Raleigh Gordon--on background vocals. From the album Pass The Pipe.

original air date: 8/1/07

for J.L.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

October 1, 1992
Balch Fieldhouse
Boulder, CO

Morrissey -
Girl Least Likely To
November Spawned a Monster
Certain People I Know
Sister I'm a Poet
Such a Little Thing Makes Such a Big Difference / My Insatiable One
We'll Let You Know
He Knows I'd Love To See Him
You're The One For Me, Fatty
Seasick Yet Still Docked
Alsatian Cousin
We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
Everyday Is Like Sunday
The National Front Disco

BONUS BEATS to complete the I'm a Poet bootleg.
Saturday Night Live, November 14, 1992 -
Glamourous Glue

Friday, December 05, 2008

Claude Larson - Mosquito

...from a library record so rare, not even the great Paul Durango has it; yet this jam has been lovingly re-issued by afro-funky records.

Notes: "African orchestra-sounds including original African instruments recorded in South Africa. Original African drums played by members of the Xosa-Tribe, recorded in Cape Town South Africa."

Claude bringing some Rimsky-Korsakov-type styles to the table on this one.

David Byrne - Dinosaur

Thursday, December 04, 2008

December 4th

Hamilton Bohannon - South African Man

Hamilton plies his hypnotic trade on this 9/4 mesmerisation experience. Thanks to zip chim for saving me from the tragedy of possibly not hearing this. Observations:

1. The bass player (which is who? Fernando Saunders, I guess?) is going fucking mental. Check out when he varies his line slightly at 1:50. Kaboom.

2. The dude (or lady) on the guiro is scraping every 4 beats, while the song is in 9, so, if my calculations are correct, they re-synchronize every 36 beats.

3. Hamilton Bohannon was Stevie Wonder's drummer from '67 to '69. Does this mean that for a time Stevie's rhythm section consisted of Hamilton Bohannon and Michael Henderson? Oh gosh.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Todd Rundgren - When The Shit Hits The Fan

Phish: Split Open and Melt

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Positive Noise: Out Of Reach

Fashiøn - You Only Left Your Picture

As heard in the May 3, 1985 episode of Miami Vice. Prøduced by Zeus B. Held for maximum gloss.

Monday, December 01, 2008

The Police - How Stupid Mr. Bates

Willie Nelson: Nite Life

Saturday, November 29, 2008

April 27, 1983
Las Colinas Soundstage
Near Dallas, TX

David Bowie with Stevie Ray Vaughan:
What in the World
Look Back in Anger
Joe the Lion
Wild is the Wind
Golden Years
Let's Dance
Red Sails
Breaking Glass
Life on Mars
Cat People
China Girl
Scary Monsters
Rebel Rebel
I Can't Explain
White Light, White Heat
Station to Station
Cracked Actor
Ashes to Ashes
Space Oddity
Young Americans
Soul Love
Hang on to Yourself
Jean Genie
Modern Love

The Byrds - Why

"We all disappoint, eventually." -- Joseph O'Neill, Netherland

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Kinks - Strangers

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pat Metheny Group - Slip Away

I'm slipping away for a little holiday in the sun. Back Monday. Wishing all the listeners out there a spacious Thanksgiving.

central expressway, dallas, circa 1980

Peter Gabriel: Lead a Normal Life

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Todd Rundgren - International Feel

I know it's very 2007 of me to be posting this, but whaddayagonnado? And what is that chord progression reminding me of... perhaps this evergreen tension-fest?

Or this?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Arpadys - Mystery Rock

Saturday, November 22, 2008

June 7, 2003
Giants Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

Where Bluebirds Fly / There There
The National Anthem
Kid A
Go to Sleep
Climbing Up the Walls
Sail to the Moon
Sit Down. Stand Up.
Pyramid Song
No Surprises
I Might Be Wrong
Where I End and You Begin
Paranoid Android
Everything In Its Right Place
Exit Music
Talk Show Host
How To Disappear Completely

Friday, November 21, 2008

Grateful Dead - Jack-a-Roe

Recorded "live" at Chicago's historic Auditorium Theatre, May 13, 1977.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Électric Max Band - Knives, Feathers And Fire

Produced by Igor Wakhévitch. God bless ThunderBals and Mutant Sounds for their contributions to society.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Garden Of Eden Edition

Astrud Gilberto - Brazilian Tapestry#
Percy Faith - First Light*

Delving into the archives today for two jams apparently recorded on-location in the Garden of Eden (גַּן עֵדֶן).

#Original air date 2/20/07. Traditional ("Mulher Rendeira"), adapted by E. Deodato. Ron Carter on bass.

*Original air date 8/3/07. Written by Freddie Hubbard. Arranged by Percy Faith. Earl Palmer on drums.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Expansives - Life With You ....

Melody reminiscent of Freak Out by Chic, with some Bee Gees-style falsetto stylings on the chorus sucking you deeper into the vortex. Thanks to my imaginary youtube friend 0x51d for the tip. Ripped from the reissue on Panama Records. Also, "The Expansives." Best band name I've heard in a while.

"Listening to-night to the names of all those great singers of the past it seemed to me, I must confess, that we were living in a less spacious age. Those days might, without exaggeration, be called spacious days: and if they are gone beyond recall let us hope, at least, that in gatherings such as this we shall still speak of them with pride and affection, still cherish in our hearts the memory of those dead and gone great ones whose fame the world will not willingly let die."

--James Joyce, The Dead, 1904

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wendy Carlos:
Rossini - Overture to La Gazza Ladra ("The Thieving Magpie")
Purcell - Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary

Unknown Performer: Rossini - La Gazza Ladra (organic version)

"Nothing primes inspiration more than necessity, whether it be the presence of a copyist waiting for your work or the prodding of an impresario tearing his hair." --Gioachino Rossini

Saturday, November 15, 2008

September 21, 2005
Avery Fischer Hall
New York

New York Philharmonic:
Piano Concerto #5 (Beethoven)
Don Juan (Strauss)
Suite from Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss)

Lorin Maazel (Conductor)
Evgeny Kissin

Friday, November 14, 2008

Prefab Sprout - Technique

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jimi Hendrix Experience -
Spanish Castle Magic*
Message To Love#

* recorded live at Winterland Ballroom, 1968
# recorded live in Berkeley, 1970

featuring Mitch Mitchell

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sting - Pleasure

Jan Mayen:
1,2,3 FJÖR!
Return to Your Sad Existence of Working for the Man