Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Space Lady - Ghost Riders In The Sky

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lio - Speedy Gonzales

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dunes of Namibia

Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd: And Then I Turned Away

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Grantchester Meadows
Pink Floyd: Grantchester Meadows

Basking in the sunshine
Of a bygone afternoon
Bringing sounds of yesterday
Into my city room

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dreamworld - Summerdays

No time to do my own digging at the moment, so here's a nutty little jam I heard in a nutty Moonboots mix. I'm feeling that album cover, too.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

new Viva show (#114) in the archive

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Paragons - Abba

August 11th?

Time to party.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Hot Chocolate - You Could've Been A Lady (scratchandsniff re-rub)

A cursory glance through today's papers has led me to an inescapable conclusion: it's time to party.

Check the scratchandsniff soundcloud for more great edits and mixes.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Robert Wyatt - The Age Of Self

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Mau Mau - Mau Mau

Enjoyably empty and lonesome back-to-school sounds from Germany's Mau Mau. Thanks to Elena Reimeryte of the new "Silent Killers" show on viva radio for the heads-up.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra - Russian Lullaby

1927. The Lower East Side of Manhattan. A hot August night. A young Jewish mother, a newcomer to this country, takes her crying newborn from his crib. She sits with him on the fire escape and lulls him back to sleep with a tune from the Old Country: a Russian lullaby.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

new Viva show (#113) in the archive

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Rattles - You Can't Have Sunshine Everyday

Thanks to Ted for peeling this one off in his now-legendary Turtle Dov mix. This song is a forerunner of Beck's Loser, and a descendant of the Hey Jude outro and (more remotely) Thus Spake Zarathustra*. On a side note, I'm liking these folks' sartorial decisions.

*I am becoming increasingly convinced of a crackpot theory of my own devising, namely that the Hey Jude outro (Na, na, na, na-na-na na, etc.) was subconsciously influenced by R. Strauss's Thus Spake Zarathustra. Note that 2001: A Space Odyssey was released on 4/4/68, and Hey Jude was recorded on 7/31/68.

Did Paul see 2001 before Hey Jude was written? IDK, but dig this:

"In the Magical Mystery Tour film, Flying was used to accompany landscape scenes of Iceland taken from an aeroplane. These sequences were unused outtakes from Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey."


Monday, August 01, 2011

Ketty Lester - Love Letters

Big thanks to G. Condon for peeling this one off in a nice summer mix available here. Composed in 1945 by Edward Heyman, who coincidentally also wrote the song that kicks off Viva mix #112. Beautifully hollow arrangement on this, with spooky organ backing kicking in at 1:01.