Saturday, March 31, 2012

Buck Owens - A Maiden's Prayer

Take a deep breathe, sit back from your work, listen to this, ruminate, then get on back to the drudgery.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Joao Gilberto: Astronauta (Samba da Pergunta)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rino Gaetano - Aida

This one goes out to Jazione, and his cold, cold marble floors in Rome. Rome, where one can take one clove, two cloves, but never the whole garlic.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Judy Collins - Me & My Uncle

MR. KUNSTLER: Who was present at that press conference?

THE WITNESS: There were a number of people who were singers, entertainers. Jerry Rubin was there, Abbie Hoffman was there. Allen Ginsberg was there, and sang a mantra.

MR. KUNSTLER: Now what did you do at that press conference?

THE WITNESS: Well---[sings] "Where have all the flowers---

THE COURT: Just a minute, young lady.

THE WITNESS: [sings] "---where have all the flowers gone?"

DEPUTY MARSHAL JOHN J. GRACIOUS: I'm sorry. The Judge would like to speak to you.

THE COURT: We don't allow any singing in this Court. I'm sorry.

THE WITNESS: May I recite the words?

MR. KUNSTLER: Well, your Honor, we have had films. I think it is as legitimate as a movie. It is the actual thing she did. She sang "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," which is a well-known peace song, and she sang it, and the jury is not getting the flavor.

THE COURT: You asked her what she did, and she proceeded to sing.

MR. KUNSTLER: That is what she did, your Honor.

THE WITNESS: That's what I do.

FYI - The witness was Judy Collins. From the Chicago Seven Trial.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Oh sweet Lord.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ladies & gentlemen: longtime listener and frequent commenter on this blog, Anonymus II (our man in Cologne) has been kind enough to put together an ace guest mix for us, inspired by evenings on the Costa Brava. It's Viva show #122 and you can find it here.

Part II airs next week!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Joe Henderson - Tres Palabras

It's feeling powerfully like summer nights are on their way back, so here's to them!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

James P. Johnson - Jungle Drums

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

David Bowie and Pat Metheny Group - This Is Not America

Sha la la la la.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pierre Laniau - Petit Musique de Clown Triste

Music by Erik Satie, Pierre Laniau on 10-string guitar.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

new Viva show (#121) in the archive

Friday, March 09, 2012

Patrick Forgas - Sex Move

Do I detect the influence of this?

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Philip Frazer of Rebirth
Rebirth Brass Band: Ain't No Shame In My Game

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Jesse Fuller -I Got a Mind to Ramble

Bob Weir: OK, now, I want you people all, if you get the chance, to go sometime to Berkeley or Oakland or wherever he is, and dig this guy named Jesse Fuller. Right. He's this one man band, and a fine example of one man banditry, if I might add. And, uh, he plays guitar, and this thing, this stringed instrument, he calls a fotdella, and it's like a bass, a stringed bass that he plays with his feet and he plays the pedals. And he plays that. And then he's got a kazoo and a harmonica and a microphone all glued to this rack that he wears around his neck. And I think he plays a few other things too. Oh yeah, with his right foot he plays - uh, no maybe with his left foot - I'm not sure which foot he plays it with, but he plays a foot crasher which is a high hat symbol, and he plays...

Jerry Garcia [impatiently]: ...this song, this song.

Bob Weir: And he plays this song.

Stage banter from February 28, 1969, just before "The Monkey and the Engineer."

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The Pentangle - Willy O'Winsbury

This is my jam. Featuring the great Jacqui McShee. Spend some time with the storyline and try to unpack all the Freudian implications.

bonus beats (a different performance)

Monday, March 05, 2012

Isaac Hayes - Let's Don't Ever Blow Our Thing

No, no.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Ronaldo Lark e a Turma Bab-Luba - Waldemar

Now those are some festive trumpets!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Steve Bent - I'm Going To Spain

I hope that I can quickly learn the language.

Friday, March 02, 2012

St Etienne featuring Q-Tee - Filthy

In the 90's, this beat was everywhere.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Smokey Robinson - The Agony and the Ecstasy

From 1975's great A Quiet Storm. Listening to this song is a reminder that there are degrees of agony and ecstasy that I can only dream of. And sorry about the image. But sometimes google images just throws you a bone.