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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit are from Selkirk, Scotland.
Frightened Rabbit is presently a five-piece comprising Scott Hutchison (vocals/guitar), Billy Kennedy (guitar/keyboard), Grant Hutchison (drums/vocals), Andy Monaghan (guitar/keyboard) and Gordon Skene (formerly of Make Model). Andy joined the band after the release of Midnight Organ Fight, allowing them to play many songs from the album they would previously have struggled to fill out instrumentally. Gordon joined the band in November 2009.
Lately the Scottish band has gained more attention and is undertaking more extensive touring, with some recordings now publicly available. Its first years were focused on honing its sound and cultivating its art.
more ........

Nothing Like You

The second single from Frightened Rabbit's upcoming album 'Winter of Mixed Drinks', due for release on February 22nd, 2010 on Fat Cat Records.
The album is due to be released March 1st

Swim Until You Cant See Land

Offical Music Video for the single 'Swim Until You Can't See Land'.
Released 16th November, 2009.

Heads Roll Off

Mass of the Fermenting Dregs

Mass of the Fermenting Dregs (マス オブ ザ ファーメンティング ドレッグス, Massu Obu Za Faamentingu Doreggusu) is a post-rock/shoegaze trio formed in Kobe, Japan in 2002. They are also popularly known by a shortened form of their name, Masu Dore (マスドレ). They are known for a tightly arranged, guitar-driven style, melodic pop vocals and a high-energy stage presence at their live events. They have been signed to the Japanese indie rock record label AVOCADO Records since the release of their self-titled EP in January 2008.
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs was formed in 2002 in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, with the original all-female lineup of Natsuko Miyamoto, Chiemi Ishimoto and Reiko Gotoh. Following Reiko’s departure from the band in October 2007, the band currently tours with the official lineup of Natsuko and Chiemi, with various musicians serving as a “support drummer”. Their breakthrough came at the 2007 “Road to Tarbox Audition” competition held by EMI Japan, which put the band in contact with noted American record producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, OK Go) of Tarbox Road Studios. With Fridmann producing, they recorded two tracks, I F A Surfer and Bears (ベアーズ), which appeared on their 2008 self-titled E.P.

I have to thank WFLM for introducing me to them.


Mass of the Fermenting Dregs 07/26/09 Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba, Niigata, Japan Kakuiumono & World is Yours

このスピードの先へ

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Surfs Up

Aunque el invierno quizás no sea la mejor estación para hacer un festival centrado en los sonidos del surf, que desde luego pintaría más en pleno verano, nadie puede negar que el monstruito creado por Juan Diego Sanchís se ha convertido en uno de los más importantes exponentes del género en toda Europa, como lo demuestra la gran novedad anunciada para esta edición, por primera vez en Europa, de la actuación de Eddie Bertrand, una de las mayores leyendas de la música surf y guitarrista de los míticos The Bel-Airs.

Como decía, la cuarta edición del Surforama se celebrará los días 4, 5 y 6 de marzo en la Sala Wah Wah de la ciudad de Valencia. Por supuesto, como se espera de un evento de esta índole, además de las bandas y las sesiones de dj´s, no podrán faltar las Hula Girls, ni el típico mercadillo, ni la Cocktail Party que se celebrará en sesión matiné en La Sala Edad de Oro el sábado 6 de marzo.

becomes .......................

Though winter may not be the best season for a festival focused on the sounds of surf, which of course would paint more in summer, no one can deny that the monster created by Juan Diego Sanch has become one of the most important exponents the genus in Europe, as evidenced by the big news announced for this year, for the first time in Europe, the actions of Eddie Bertrand, one of the greatest legends of the surf music of the legendary guitarist The Bel-Airs.

As I said, the fourth edition of surforama be held on 4, 5 and 6 March in the Board of the Wah Wah Valencia. Of course, as is expected of such an event, in addition to bands and DJ sessions, can not miss the Hula Girls, or the typical flea market, or the Cocktail Party to be held in matinee session at La Sala Golden Age on Saturday 6 March.
translation via Google.

PROGRAMA:

Jueves, 4 - Sala Wah Wah - 21:00 h.

Los Blue Marinos
The Lone Surfers
A-Phonics
Dj Lee
Chebwaccas Dj’s

Viernes, 5 - Sala Wah Wah - 21:00 h.

Ramonetures
The Born Losers
Los Infraseres
Dj Alex
Dj Sr Varo

Sábado, 6 - Sala Edad De Oro - 12:00 h.

Coctel Hula Party
The Hula Trio

Sábado, 6 - Sala Wah Wah - 21:00 h.

Eddie Bertrand
Fernando Pardo & The Imperialtones
The Kongsmen
Dj Tip Top Daddy
Dj’s Dick & Dale

ENTRADAS:

El abono para todos los días tiene un precio de 35 €. Las entradas sueltas del viernes y el sábado cuestan 20 € y la del jueves 5 €. La matiné del sábado es gratuita.

Puntos de venta: Discos Monterrey, Mardigrass, Oldies y Confecciones Drácula en Valencia. En Madrid, Madrid Comics.



Festival Surforama 2010: Valencia 4, 5 y 6 de Marzo.
Grupos: Eddie Bertrand (Belairs, Eddie and the Showmen), Ramonetures (Ramones vs Ventures), Fernando Pardo & Imperial Tones, The Kongsmen......
So if you can make it to Valencia in March, there will be some good surfing music!!!

For Instance............

Rock & Roll High School - The Ramonetures and The Ramones



Eddie Bertrand

Surf Guitar legend Eddie Bertrand performing with The Eliminators in Long Beach Feb. 2008. Eddie was in the first surf band, The Belairs and later, Eddie and The Showmen. Eddie is one of the true innovators of surf music. In his book, original Beach Boy David Marks says that Eddie was one of the reasons that he and Carl Wilson learned to play the guitar.

Fernando Pardo (with Los Silvertones) - James Bond Theme


The Kongsmen - Funtastic Dracula Carnival 2009


And finally in the surf mode, a first for this blog.



The Kongsmen live in 3-D

From Kongo, live at Berlin's BASSY, THE KONGSMEN!!! February 7, 2010. I love every ape I see, from chimpan-a to chimpan-z!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Kaki King

Here is a beautiful young guitar picker, this young lady can play!
All styles, whatever you want, just check out the different styles here.

Kaki King (born August 24, 1979 as Katherine Elizabeth King) is an American guitar player and singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia.
While King was still a small child, her father encouraged her interest in music. She was introduced to the guitar first, but when she learned to perform on the drums, they became her first serious instrument. King played in bands in high school with classmate Morgan Jahnig, who would later become the acoustic bassist of Old Crow Medicine Show. Upon graduating from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta in 1998, the two friends made their way to New York University. During her time there, King picked up the guitar again after years of neglect, and the 5'1" musician played a few occasional gigs and busked in the New York subways.
King's two earlier recordings (Everybody Loves You on Velour Records in 2003 and Legs to Make Us Longer with Sony Records) in 2004 featured more acoustic compositions. These albums focus on her unique guitar skills, such as hammering, tapping, and "fanning," as well as using intricate tunings of her guitar. However, her albums and tours since then have had more use of electric guitars, drums, keyboards and music loops. In 2005, she parted ways with major label Sony and returned to her original label, Velour. Kaki performed as an opening act for Eric Johnson during a leg of his 2005 tour.
For her third album ...Until We Felt Red, King made a conscious decision to depart from her previous musical direction, out of a desire to escape being pigeonholed as a solo instrumental artist. The album features King's vocals on more tracks than previous albums. With the prominence of electric guitar on the new record and the addition of a full band, the popular music website AV Club called the sound a “post-rock makeover”. Featuring production work by Tortoise's John McEntire, the album was released on August 8, 2006 on Velour Records. more ......

Pull Me Out Alive

YouTube presents the world premiere of the music video for "Pull Me Out Alive" by Kaki King, the lead single from Kaki's new album, Dreaming Of Revenge, available March 11, 2008 in stores and online. The video was made without film cameras -- it consists of over 5,000 still photographs shot on Nikon D30s. There are no special effects; all of the light trails were created by hand, with up to eight individual "light animators" flashing LEDs and flashlights on and off over a long (8 second) shot exposure. The video was shot in NYC over five very cold, 16 hour days in January. Special thanks to Eddie & Doug at Chop Wood Carry Water, the talented crew, all the actors & extras, Rockwood Music Hall, Jamie Proctor, YouTube and especially all Kaki's fans who came to NYC from as far away as Virginia.
kakiking

Gay Sons Of Lesbian Mothers


Air And Kilometers


Playing Pink with Noise


Doing the wrong thing

Live at the KFOG playspace

Tickley Feather

Tickley Feather is Annie Sachs. She grew up in rural Virginia but has been living in Philadelphia for 5 years now. She has been using her time learning to write and record her own music as part of her nights spent at home, adapting to being the single mother of a young child. Sachs is a four tracking hobbyist who's musical spirit dwells in the realm of her own natural inclinations. She is a firm believer in doing what feels right, and in her recordings she really uses her solo status to great advantage. It adds up a very personal sound which involves all sorts of sensations from serendipity to silliness, and even the sweet and eerie sound of her little boy's voice as he tells her his ideas. Her recordings have been praised by critics from the start, with comparisons to work by artists such as Syd Barrett, Kate Bush, and Gilli Smith, and all the while being given credit for having a sound that is completely its own. Now she's coming in from the outside to share her songs and it's precious beyond value.

Very interesting, not something you hear/see every day. Certainly worthwhile. Giver her a listen.

Keep it on Ice

PUNKCAST1330-02-01 Tickley Feather, from Philadelphia PA, performing live at Cake Shop NYC on Apr 27 2008.

Roses of Romance

The Crack Pop of Tickley Feather live at King Georg Cologne - More Cosmic and Tropical footage: cosmotropia-de-xam.blogspot.com - This is a creative non-profit fan video.

Trashy Boys

Directed by Dan Ransom Day. From the album "Hors d'Oevres" on Paw Tracks.

Sex face

Tickley Feather - Sex Face
video by: Molly Landergan

Therese Aune

Therese Aune is a 21 year old girl from Trondheim/Oslo, Norway. She started playing the piano at the age of ten, and has been caught in the landscape of music ever since. She attempts to create sounds that are both beautiful and shrill at the same time. Her music alternates between slow Viennese waltzes, pounding the keys and tickling the ivories. It rattles along with little twinkling sounds from the instruments she plays simultaneously. Her right hand might be on a little red toy piano, whilst her left is busy on the piano and her mouth plays the kazoo. She is a musician with a squeaky voice not afraid of big emotions, nor playfulness.


I wouldn't call it squeaky! There would appear to be a touch of Björk in there somewhere, and that is not a bad thing.




Little Things

Parkteateret, Oslo, 05 April 2009

The Pirate Song

Parkteateret, Oslo, 05 April 2009

Cameleon

Acoustic tripple-concert at Ni Muser, Trondheim 18th June 2009.
violin: Hanna Furuseth
cello: Ofelia Østrem Ossum
percussion: Jørgen Nordby
accordion: Pål Moddi Knutsen
melodica: Einar Stray

Happy Birthday Fats Domino


82 Today ..... Happy Birthday.
He's been around for ever. Loved him back in the fifties, love him today.

Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino (born February 26, 1928) is an American R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter and genuine legend.
Born, raised and still living in New Orleans.

Fats Domino first attracted national attention with "The Fat Man" in 1949 on Imperial Records. This song is an early rock and roll record, featuring a rolling piano and Domino doing "wah-wah" vocalizing over a fat back beat. It sold over a million copies and is widely regarded as the first rock and roll record to do so.
Fats Domino released a series of hit songs with producer and co-writer Dave Bartholomew, saxophonists Herbert Hardesty and Alvin "Red" Tyler and drummer Earl Palmer. Other notable and long-standing musicians in Domino's band were saxophonists Reggie Houston, Lee Allen, and Fred Kemp, who was also Domino's trusted bandleader. Domino finally crossed into the pop mainstream with "Ain't That a Shame" (1955), which hit the Top Ten, though Pat Boone characteristically hit #1 with a milder cover of the song that received wider radio airplay in a racially-segregated era. Domino would eventually release 37 Top 40 singles, "Whole Lotta Loving" and "Blue Monday" among them.
Domino's first album, Carry on Rockin', was released under the Imperial imprint, #9009, in November 1955 and subsequently reissued as Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino in 1956. Combining a number of his hits along with some tracks which had not yet been released as singles, the album went on under its alternate title to reach #17 on the "Pop Albums" chart.
His 1956 up-tempo version of the 1940 Vincent Rose, Al Lewis & Larry Stock song, "Blueberry Hill" reached #2 in the Top 40, was #1 on the R&B charts for 11 weeks, and was his biggest hit. "Blueberry Hill" sold more than 5 million copies worldwide in 1956-57. The song had earlier been recorded by Gene Autry, and Louis Armstrong among many others. He had further hit singles between 1956 and 1959, including "When My Dreamboat Comes Home" (Pop #14), "I'm Walkin'" (Pop #4), "Valley of Tears" (Pop #8), "It's You I Love" (Pop #6), "Whole Lotta Loving" (Pop #6), "I Want to Walk You Home" (Pop #8), and "Be My Guest" (Pop #8).
Fats appeared in two films released in 1956: Shake, Rattle & Rock![3] and The Girl Can't Help It.[4] On December 18, 1957, Domino's hit "The Big Beat" was featured on Dick Clark's American Bandstand
. more .....

I didn't put any performance dates on these, partly because I didn't know them but mainly just to confuse. This man is ageless, he never ages and always looks the same. Good living I guess.
Blueberry Hill


"Ain't That A Shame"



Hello Josephine


Blue Monday


Updated 03.21.2012 dues to missing "Ain't That A Shame" video.
Added Bear rating for this artist and these songs.
                                                      5 Bears

Joel Alme

Joel Alme is a Swedish pop singer. Alme released his debut album A Master of Ceremonies in April 22, 2008 with "Queen's Corner" being the single. He is the former lead singer for Spring in Paris.
I'm not sure if this is his first release in English, but give him a listen.
The video is pretty cool too.

If you got somebodys waiting

"If you got somebodys waiting" is the second single from Joel Alme´s second album "Waiting for the bells" that was released on Razzia Records on Jan 20th 2010.

Direction/editing: Mats Udd
Producer: Robert Samuelsson
D.O.P.: Johannes Helje
B-camera: Jens Harvard, Nils Virgin
Production manager: Simon Bengtsson
Color: Anton Skott
Special effects: Johan Holm
FAD: Elin Elin Assarsson-lod
Production assistant: Anton Bondesson
Make up: Izabel Collen
Actors: Christian Ledebur-Wicheln, Lars Tollin.
A Galej Production in co-operation with Razzia Records

You Will Only Get it Once

Joel Alme spelar en ny helt underbart fantastisk låt live på musikhjälpen.
Live Musikhjälpen 2009

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sharon Robinson

If you've been here before you know of my love for Leonard Cohen's music. And one of the factors in a lot of his music in recent years has been Sharon Robinson.
So maybe it's time to feature the Incomparable Sharon Robinson.

Sharon Terea Robinson is an American songwriter, record producer, and vocalist. She is best known as a frequent writing collaborator with Leonard Cohen, although she has written songs for a number of other artists as well, including Aaron Neville, Diana Ross, Don Henley, Randy Crawford, Roberta Flack, The Temptations and others.

She excelled in school as well, and as a National Merit semi-finalist she earned a scholarship to Salem College in West Virginia. Halfway to her degree, money and music proved a stronger draw, so she left school to front a touring Top-40 band for several years. Burnout on the road brought her back to college; this time to the California Institute of the Arts to study music.

She toured as back-up singer for Cohen in 1979 and 1980, and then again in 2008 and 2009. They collaborated on writing his much acclaimed songs "Everybody Knows" and "Waiting for the Miracle", released in 1988 and 1992 respectively. In 2001 she co-wrote, produced, arranged and performed the backing tracks (as well as appearing alongside Cohen on the cover) for his album Ten New Songs. Robinson also contributed to three tracks on Cohen's 2004 album Dear Heather, and duetted with Cohen on "The Letters".


Invisible Tattoo

Sharon Robinson video for "Invisible Tattoo" from the CD "Everybody Knows"

Boogie Street

Sharon Robinson gives a powerful performance of Boogie Street, with Leonard Cohen joining in. While there are no low lights to a Leonard Cohen concert, when Sharon steps up it is certainly a highlight.

Summertime

On the occasion of the Leonard Cohen show in Helsinki, October 10, 2008, Sharon Robinson and Javier Mas performed in TV Finland's morning program, on Friday, Oct 10.

Secondhand

Featuring the Photographs of Brassai (Gyula Halasz) [Thanks victoory]
9-19-2011 This video has gone the way of so many on YouTube.  But you can still see it right here on BlipTV

Bill Wyman

The latest section of the pseudo series of leaving no (original) Stone unturned.
Bill Wyman the original Rolling Stones bass player has gone on to a solo career and also a band leader career with the Rhythm Kings. "Je Suis Un Rockstar" was my favorite single of his post Stones career. But I do like pretty much all of the Rhythm Kings output.

Bill Wyman (born William George Perks; 24 October 1936) is an English musician best known as the bass guitarist for the English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1992. Since 1997, he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. He has worked producing both records and film, and has scored music for film in movies and television.

Wyman has kept a journal since he was a child after the second World War. It has been useful to him as an author who has written seven books, selling two million copies. Wyman's love of art has additionally led to his proficiency in photography, and his photographs have been hung in galleries around the world. Wyman's early interests, and lack of funds in his early years led him to create his own fretless bass guitar, an amplifier and much later, a patented metal detector. He became an amateur archaeologist and enjoys relic hunting; The Times published a letter about his hobby (Friday 2 March 2007). He markets a "Bill Wyman signature metal detector", which he has used to find relics from the time of the Romans in the English countryside. As a businessman, he owns several establishments, including the famous Sticky Fingers Café in 1989, a rock & roll-themed bistro serving American cuisine first in the Kensington area of London, which now has two additional locations in Cambridge and Manchester, England.


Je Suis Un Rockstar


I put a spell on you

Georgie Fame on keyboards and the rest of the Bill Wyman Rhythm Kings

Melody

Recorded in 1998 at Studio Zeezicht, Spaarnwoude The Netherlands. TV-program 2 meter sessions: Bill wyman, Beverley Skeete, Peter Frampton, Georgie Fame, Gary Brooker.

Lawdy Miss Clawdy

Bill Wyman playing with Alexis Korner, Ian Stewart and Charlie Watts live 1983 from the DVD Alexis Korner and friends

A New Fashion

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sean Hayes

Stumbled across Sean Hayes music today, not that Sean Hayes.
No this is a new voice to me, and what a voice.  I really like this guy.  Great tone and timbre to the voice. And the video is too cool.  I believe that was shot at Half Moon Bay, in the corn maze.
He has this great new album, Run Wolves Run coming out real soon.
I'm thinking it's about time Sean Hayes made the breakout. Why isn't KFOG playing him?

When We Fall In

Sean Hayes - Run Wolves Run - Out March 2, 2010
Video created by cleanwhitelines.com
This is track one on the CD.

Although he has obviously been around a while, I guess I just missed out on him somehow. So much music and so little time. Well time to catch up.

Fucked Me Right Up


Back to the new CD, here is another great track. Same video credits as teh first one.
Garden


And let's go back a bit in time again.
Time


Sean Padrick Hayes is an American singer-songwriter.

Born on August 27, 1969 in New York City, and raised in North Carolina, Hayes began playing traditional American and Irish music with a band called the Boys of Bluehill. He traveled the south, from the Black Mountain Music festival (LEAF Festival) in the Blueridge Mountains down to Charleston, South Carolina and eventually found his way to San Francisco, where he has lived since 1992.
Hayes has released five independent records. He has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered, KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, and WFUV's Whole Wide World with Rita Houston.
Sean Hayes and Moreese Bickham
Hayes' song "Rattlesnake Charm" was re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and also appears on the Stéphane Pompougnac compilation Hôtel Costes, Vol. 8. His song "3 A.M." is featured on the soundtrack for the television show Kyle XY, and his song "A Thousand Tiny Pieces", performed by The Be Good Tanyas, has appeared on the television show Brothers & Sisters. His song "Turnaroundturnmeon" is part of Big Change: songs for FINCA, an album curated by Natalie Portman to benefit the anti-poverty organization FINCA. Hayes was also featured singing the duet "Ballantines" with Aimee Mann, released on her new album Smilers.

Most recently Hayes' song "Fucked Me Right Up" was featured on the HBO show Bored to Death.

I knew I had heard that song before, I liked that Bored to Death show on HBO, very funny.

John Hiatt

One of my favorite non-super stars but super in their own way has to be John Hiatt.
I believe he is a songwriters songwriter.
Nothing he does is mediocre, every thing is amazing.
Keep a weather eye open for his new album, The Open Road.

John Hiatt (born August 20, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter. He has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including New Wave, blues and country. Hiatt has been nominated for eleven Grammy Awards and has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry.

Hiatt was working as a songwriter for Tree International, a record company in Nashville when his song "Sure As I'm Sittin' Here" was covered by Three Dog Night. The song became a top forty hit, earning Hiatt a recording contract with Epic Records. Since then he has released eighteen studio albums and two live albums. His songs have been covered by a variety of artists in multiple genres, including Bob Dylan, Willy DeVille, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Jesse Brand, Three Dog Night, Joan Baez, Paula Abdul, Buddy Guy, the Desert Rose Band, Jimmy Buffett, Mandy Moore, Iggy Pop, Emmylou Harris, Kathy Chiavola, Rodney Crowell, Nick Lowe, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rosanne Cash, Suzy Bogguss, Jewel, Aaron Neville, Jeff Healey, Keith Urban and many others. Also the Dutch singer/songwriter Ilse DeLange recorded the album "Dear John" with 9 of his songs
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Like A Freight Train

A new song from the forthcoming album Open Road. February 10, 2010 AB Brussels
In case you can't see because you are so far away from the stage that is Lyle Lovett sitting next to him.
Thanks: marcvos1

Slow Turning

From a Hiatt bootleg DVD called "Dusty Old Tapes".

Crazy Thing Called Love

Duet with Lyle Lovett, still in Brussels
Thanks: marcvos1

Like a Freight Train

Here they are again, this time at the Paradiso in Amsterdam February 13, 2010
Thanks: emiledubuy

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy, one of the best of the 70's groups.
Thin Lizzy are an Irish hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. The band were led throughout their recording career by bassist, songwriter and singer Phil Lynott, and are best known for their songs "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" and "The Boys Are Back in Town", all major international hits still played regularly on hard rock and classic rock radio stations. After Lynott died, various incarnations of the band have emerged over the years culminating in a more stable line-up based around guitarists Scott Gorham and John Sykes. Sykes left the band in June 2009.
Thin Lizzy's leader, Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all their songs. He was also one of the few black men to achieve significant success in hard rock. As well as being multiracial, the band drew their members not only from both sides of the Irish border but also from both the Catholic and Protestant communities. Their music reflects a wide range of influences, including country music, psychedelic rock, Irish music and traditional Irish folk music, but is generally classified as hard rock or sometimes heavy metal. Rolling Stone describe the band as distinctly hard rock, "far apart from the braying mid-70s metal pack".


The boys are back in town

The greatest Saturday Night cruising song.

Jailbreak

Somewhere in this town.

Whiskey in the Jar

Whiskey in the Jar is a famous Irish traditional song, set in the Cork and Kerry mountains, about a highwayman who is betrayed by his wife or lover. One of the most widely performed traditional Irish songs, it has been recorded by professional artists since the 1950s, but was first given wide exposure by the Irish folk band The Dubliners who performed it internationally as a signature song, and recorded it on three albums in the 1960s. Building on the success of the Dubliners, the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy hit the Irish and British pop charts with the song in the early 1970s.

Dancing in the moonlight


And finally today one of my favorite Phil Lynott tracks. A duet with Julie Covington from Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds.
The Spirit of man

The Bambi Molesters

Ladies and Gentlemen, today we give you The Bambi Molesters a Great surf band from Sisak, Croatia ! If you love the early Shadows, the Ventures or any of the early 60's surf rock bands then this is for you.
The Bambi Molesters are a surf rock band from Sisak, Croatia. Since their formation in 1995, they have taken part in the revival of the 1960s surf genre and continue to significantly contribute to its survival and further development with their critically acclaimed music. The Bambi Molesters perform regularly in Croatia and all over Europe, often opening for popular American rock band R.E.M.. Their sound has been compared to the music of Ennio Morricone, though they have managed to successfully build their own reputation as one of the finest and most innovative contemporary surf rock bands. They differ from other surf rock revival bands in that their music is pretty much a continuation of vintage surf music, entirely devoid of the kitsch that ’90s surf rock is often known for. more .......

Bikini Machines


As the Dark Wave Swells


Siboney

LIVE @ Garaža

Latinia

Live somewhere in Croatia

Andy Mckee

The maestro is back, not that he ever went anywhere. And he has a new Cd out.
Check it out, Joyland.  It will bring joy to your soul, or else you don't have one.

Andy McKee is considered one of the world’s finest acoustic guitar soloists. His dedicated online community has raised his YouTube video views in excess of 78 million plays and at one point he held the #1, #2 and #3 positions for Top-Rated Videos of all time on YouTube. McKee s online media success has impacted both album and ticket sales allowing him to tour internationally with over 200 live shows a year. Hailing from Topeka, Kansas, the self-taught McKee first garnered international attention as one of the top finalists at the prestigious National Finger Style Guitar Championships in Windfield, Kansas. Since 2001, McKee has released five albums independently selling upwards of 40,000 copies. Andy also had the honor of playing guitar on Josh Groban’s Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Christmas album, NOEL. Andy s new album Joyland includes 8 new original compositions, as well as an inspired take on Tears For Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World and a cover of acoustic guitar virtuoso Michael Hedges Layover. Additionally, Joyland includes a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes interviews with Andy, performances, and instructional segments this marks the first time visual content has every been packaged with one of McKee s albums, and is sure to be a must-have for his massive online fan base! [Bolachas]

Hunter's Moon


Andy discusses the new album

The sensational Andy McKee talks with Guitar Edge's Elliott Politte about his new album Joyland as well as upcoming tours and muscle bound guitarists.

Joyland

Some overpowering background sounds, but Andy is in fine form.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stevie Ray Vaughn

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had seen Stevie Ray Vaughn in a small club in Boston, but I have not seen these videos before. This is apparently some never before seen clips from Austin City Limits, or maybe just clips that did not make the DVD. (A great series, thanks PBS for that one).

One question.  Why do all the good ones gotta go so young?


Little Sister and Superstition

Some more footage from the unreleased part of Austin City Limits in 1989. Every time I watch this stuff its better than the last. Cheers to Stevie Ray, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, and Reese Wynans. Thanks owneichensehr08

Couldn't Stand the Weather

Couldn't Stand the Weather from Austin Texas..Was part of the extra footage that wasn't included in the actual DVD..the breakdown in the middle is second to none and when Stevie hits the first note after Chris Tommy and Reese are playing I get chills every time.
I got chills as I'm posting this and listening to it at the same time.
Thanks again owneichensehr08

Scanners


Scanners (formed 2005) are a London, United Kingdom based band consisting of Sarah Daly (vocals/bass/violin), Matthew Mole (guitar/vocals/synth), Amina Bates (guitar/keys) and Tom Hutt (drums).
Signed by label owner and DJ Steve Aoki to his indie label Dim Mak. They have been blogged by Perez Hilton with the title “Perez Pushes The Scanners” and have played on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly. Their music has been used in U.S tv shows Life, Entourage and One Tree Hill, motion pictures Mamma’s Boy and Endgame ,and a Renault Car Advert. Their song Raw has become a cult hit with EA Gamers of NHL Ice Hockey.

 
The press release that accompanied my copy of Scanners’ sophomore album, Submarine, is adorned with loving quotes from assorted music critics. Obviously, this sort of thing is routine and generally doesn’t merit highlighting, but there’s one particularly obnoxious quote from NME that I keep returning to. The writer (left unnamed on the press release) asserts, “We need less boring, boring indie boys! Think we need an injection of snarling grrrl voices? Me too! That’s why I’m bloody obsessed with snarling London rawk types Scanners…They’re like all the songs Kim Gordon sings in Sonic Youth, but played by Motorhead at their early-’80s peak. And if that doesn’t sound brilliant to you, perhaps it might be worth slicing off your ears and giving them to someone who deserves them, yeah?” ~ stereosubversion

I'm with the NME on this one.

Salvation


Sick Love

Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore

Dear Companion is a collaboration between three Kentucky musicians; the songs were written and performed by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore, produced by and featuring Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk. Recorded in the first half of 2009 in their home state, Dear Companion explores their ties to the place they love and aims to draw attention to the problem of Mountaintop Removal coal mining (MTR) and its impact on the people and heritage of central Appalachia. A portion of the proceeds from Dear Companion will benefit Appalachian Voices, an organization devoted to ending MTR and finding a better way forward. Ben and Daniel will tour together around the record’s release–dates are still TBD, but will be posted here when they’re available: Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore tour dates. Daniel’s debut album, Stray Age, produced by Joe Chiccarelli, came out in October 2008 on Sub Pop. Ben’s debut album, Learning to Bend, was released in June of 2008 on sonaBlast! more ......

Dear Companion

Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore at CD Central, Feb. 17, 2010.

Ben Sollee and Cheyenne Mize

performing a little secret show at Institute 193 on February 17th 2010.
iPhone video

Needn't Say A Thing - ear X-tacy

Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore - Needn't Say A Thing
Recorded at the in-store performance at ear X-tacy in Louisville, KY on 2/16/10

Psychic TV

PTV can not be seen as regular band/group but more as a collective of musicans, artists, painters and others that made their contribution under the PTV umbrella. PTV had for many years their own record label Temple where they released music by PTV as well as Dave Ball (ex Soft Cell) and others. In many ways PTV followed in the same lane as Throbbing Gristle did, but did it into something more. The first years of PTV the music was experimental and sometimes industrial. Later they changed their musical direction into electronica as well as techno.

Some unusual and disturbing stuff here, thanks Wayne.

Foggy Notion

Psychic TV performs "Foggy Notion" by The Velvet Underground. Filmed by Howard Wuelfing at WXPN at The University of Pennsylvania for NPR's "World Cafe" with David Dye on February 21, 2008. Engineered and recorded by Chris Williams. Full audio version available on Psychic TV / PTV3's "Mr. Alien Brain Vs. The Skinwalkers" on Cargo/Sweet Nothing Records.

Are you Experienced

Psychic TV (1981) is a video art and music group that primarily performs psychedelic, punk, electronic and experimental music.Contributors to Psychic TV have included artists such as Coil, Current 93, Hafler Trio, The Cult, White Stains, Soft Cell, Fred Giannelli, XKP, Master Musicians of Jajouka, Matthew Best, Daniel Simon Black, Bill Breeze, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Derek Jarman, John Gosling, Timothy Leary, Rose McDowall, Stephen Kent, Vagina Dentata Organ, Andrew Weatherall, Larry Thrasher, Z'EV, Zef Noi$e, and many others.

Your Body

Live version.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Warpaint


Here's a new band Warpaint, I don't know too much about them, they are from Los Angeles and they look and sound great.  Give 'em a listen. 
Warpaint was founded in 2007 by Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Jennifer Lindberg.
They played live with Shannyn Sossamon (2007), David Orlando (2008-09), Josh Klinghoffer (2009), Michael Quinn of Corridor (Sept-Nov 2009) and Stella Mozgawa (currently) on drums.
Occasionally Warpaint got joined by Jacob Bercovici on keys and/or accordion, by Michael Quinn on cello, by Lilah Skye on backing vocals.
Their first EP Exquisite Corpse has been re-released through Manimal Vinyl in Ocober 2009. more ........

Elephants


Stars

LA's Warpaint weaves majestic guitars, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between the soundscapes of psychedelia/shoegaze, the haunting intimacy of folk, and rocks primal heaviness. At the core of the band are Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman and Jenny Lee Lindberg.

Acoustic Session in Suite 501 at The Levi's/FADER Fort NYC


Billie Holiday

Lindstrøm and Christabelle

Lindstrøm and Christabelle are Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and Christabelle also known as Solale.
After the release of Lindstrøm’s critically acclaimed solo album Where You Go I Go Too, in 2008 and 2009`s collaborative album with Prins Thomas, II, … Norway’s maestro of disco returns once again. This time he teams up with sultry vocalist Christabelle, to bring us Real Life Is No Cool, an edgy pop album of structured chaos and hypnotic beats. more ......


Lovesick

Lindstrøm & Christabelle - Lovesick
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Oh dear, the original video here featured scenes from True Blood. The blood wasn't the problem but YouTube don't like boobies. So replaced with this version 01.14.2010

High & Low

From their new album Real Life Is No Cool
Norwegian producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm’s thrilling space disco is endlessly versatile. On 2008’s Where You Go I Go Too, it stretched out for psychedelic miles. On recent Prins Thomas collaboration II, it contorted into prog and funk. And on Real Life is No Cool, with vocalist Christabelle (familiar to fans as Solale from a couple Lindstrøm singles), it compresses into baroque electronic pop.

Much fizz is generated between synth sequences and instrumentation like glassy piano chords and prickly, palm-muted guitar. Christabelle’s vocals were shaped in live jams, and it shows in their engaging spontaneity. Over the spring-wound disco swagger of “Looking for What,” a cut-up chorus of reversed Christabelles settles into club-diva murmuring, which in turn gives way to a tense vocal performance that splits the difference between PJ Harvey and The Knife. “Keep it Up” gleams like a lost New Wave classic. Real Life is No Cool is a tasteful take on the edgier side of ’80s pop radio—like the lucid oddities of Kate Bush—but with a dash of classic soul. [Paste]

Music In My Mind

Also from Real Life Is No Cool (2010).
Video from 'Vicky.Christina.Barcelona.' (Woody Allen, 2008). Kissing scenes: Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Morecambe and Wise



How about some comedy today, something to brighten up a gray foggy day. And there was none better than Morecambe and Wise.


Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, usually referred to as Morecambe and Wise, were a British comic double act, working in variety, radio, film and most successfully in television. Their partnership lasted from 1941 until Morecambe's death in 1984. They have been described as "the most illustrious, and the best-loved, double-act that Britain has ever produced". In a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted for by industry professionals, The Morecambe and Wise Show was placed 14th. In September 2006, they were voted by the general public as number 2 in a poll of TV's Greatest Stars.


Tribute to Noel Coward

Ernie phones Fenella Fielding to ask her to appear in his forthcoming tribute to Noel Coward. Taken from series 4 of the Morecambe and Wise Show

The Breakfast Sketch

An absolute example of perfect timing.

Napoleon and Josephine

One of their historical epics (or was it hysterical epics) with guest stars, Vanessa Redgrave and Angela Rippon. The historical saga blends in to a song and dance routine. Which if I remember correctly caused a stir at the time since Angela Rippon was one of the lead newscasters on the BBC. And who knew newscasters had legs.

Keith Richards

By popular demand I am featuring another Stone today.
The one and only Keith Richards.
Many say he can't sing, but he plays a mean guitar and writes some great songs.
Two out of three can't be bad.
I know a few people who time their beer run at a Stones concert when Keith does his solo piece.
They don't know what they are missing.

Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English guitarist, songwriter, singer, record producer and a founding member of The Rolling Stones. As a guitarist, Richards is mostly known for his innovative rhythm playing. In 2003 he was ranked 10th on Rolling Stone magazine's "Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". With songwriting partner and Rolling Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger, Richards has written and recorded hundreds of songs, fourteen of which are listed by Rolling Stone magazine among the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Richards's guitar playing shows his fascination with chords and rhythm; he conspicuously avoids flamboyant virtuosity. Chuck Berry has been a constant inspiration for Richards. His first band Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys played many Berry numbers, and Jagger and Richards were largely responsible for bringing Berry and Bo Diddley covers into The Rolling Stones' early repertoire. Jimmy Reed and Muddy Waters records were another early source of inspiration, and the basis for the style of interwoven lead and rhythm guitar that Richards developed with Brian Jones. In the late 1960s, Brian Jones's declining interest in guitar left Richards to record all of the guitar parts on many tracks, including slide guitar, which had been Jones's speciality in the band's early years. Jones's replacement guitarist Mick Taylor worked with The Rolling Stones from 1969 to 1974, and Taylor's virtuosity at lead guitar led to a much more pronounced separation between lead and rhythm guitar roles, notably onstage. In 1975 Taylor was replaced by Ronnie Wood, marking a return to the style of guitar interplay that he and Richards call "the ancient art of weaving" more .....

Scary thought he's 53 days younger than me!!!

Love Hurts with Norah Jones


Slipping Away


Oh Carol with Chuck Berry
Probably the only other guitar player Keith would accept instruction from.


Wicked as it seems


Connection

Performed at Sevilla's Guitar Legends