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Thursday, May 31, 2007


It's been 40 years since it's release and I read this today over at Fleeting Glimpse.

"Piper Confirmed! We are very happy to tell you that EMI have just issued a press release about the upcoming Piper At The Gates Of Dawn re-release. Release date is scheduled for 3 September 2007 and will be a Deluxe 3 CD set, in a DVD sized hardback book format with a reproduction of a previously unseen Syd Barrett notebook. There will be a Stereo disc, mono disc version of the album (different takes of the tracks), and a 3rd disc of all 1967 singles and B sides, plus unreleased edits of 2 tracks (TBC), all in sequence. All music remastered by James Guthrie. A 2 CD standard version of the stereo and mono discs, but without booklet and singles disc, will also be released in a brilliant box and will be priced at deluxe 1 CD price."

So yeah, one of my favourite Floyd albums is finally getting the treatment it deserves. Not that I don't love Dark Side, mind you, but how many times can it be remastered and repackaged and re-released?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Crawdaddy! - Crate Digger - Small Doses of Jackson C. Frank

Crawdaddy! - Crate Digger - Small Doses of Jackson C. Frank

This is from this week's "Crawdaddy!" an online music zine. I've got to get a hold of some of this.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Happy Little Rumble of Idiot Demons

In the store recently, I saw a couple of teenage girls making their mother listen to Green Day's "Dookie" album on our listening stations. Now, given that this album is nearly as old as these children, I was amused by the completely horrified look on the mother's face. It was priceless. It said, "What in the hell are they making me listen to." Now, I think she hammed it up, but it was still something to see. I even called a couple of my fellow associates over to take a look at this one.

They were pleasantly amused too. It honestly says something when a nearly fifteen year old album still elicits such a reaction from parents.

That was the impetus for this mix. Okay, maybe it's not one to gross out your parents with songs about wanking, but it's just one to celebrate a little Green Day. . .

But you might want to hide this one between the Led Zeppelin and Doors CDs so your parents won't wonder.

Happy Little Rumble of Idiot Demons

1. Green Day - American Idiot
2. NOFX - Idiots Are Taking Over
3. The Clash - I'm So Bored with the U.S.A.
4. Stiff Little Fingers - State Of Emergency
5. Blue Cheer - Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham
6. Pink Fairies - The Pigs Of Uranus
7. Stray Cats - Rumble in Brighton
8. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Little Demon
9. Green Day - Brain Stew
10. The Pogues - A Pistol For Paddy Garcia
11. Mano Negra - Patchanka
12. Gym Class Heroes - Happy Little Trees
13. Sublime - Santeria
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers - My Friends
15. Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Monday, May 28, 2007

Femmes Turned On By The Space Funk

So here we are with a new mix for the week. Here's a funk and reggae mix to while away your Memorial Day afternoon. . . So throw on burgers and relax and download this mix.

Oh, and instead of a wishy-washy cover by Blondie, you're getting the original by the Paragons!

Femmes Turned on by the Space Funk

1. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Turn Your Lights Down Low
2. Betty Davis - Anti Love Song
3. Ranking Ann - Feminine Gender
4. Black Merda - Think of Me
5. The Paragons - The Tide Is High
6. James Knight & The Butlers - Save Me
7. Latin Breed - I Turn You On
8. Vern Blair Debate - Super Funk
9. Sly & Family Stone - (You Caught Me) Smilin'
10. Barrabas - Keep on Moving
11. Charles Wright & The Watts - The Joker (On A Trip Thru The Jungle)
12. Scientist & Jammy & The Roots Radics - Flash Gordon Meets Luke Skywalker
13. The Undisputed Truth - Spaced Out
14. The Brides of Funkenstein - war ship touchante
15. Toots and the Maytals - Having a Party

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Does this work?

If it does, I might have learned how to make the embeds work more easily. Less space on your screen. . .

Jarvis by Jarvis

I know I'm late getting around to this one, but I just finished listening to Jarvis Cocker's new solo album and it blew me away. The songwriting is nice and tight, and it's simply beautiful in it's instrumentation. Despite the sampling used from "Crimson and Clover," the album reminded me more and more of those old Tommy James singles that were bona fide hits. In fact, after listening to it, I played the Crimson and Clover album just to continue that vibe.

Jarvis has got to be one of the best brit-pop albums I've heard in quite sometime.

Listen to it!

Also check out the Aliens album by ex-members of the Beta Band. Now that's out of this world, really taking things back to the Psychedelic era.

Darkness, Darkness

So here's the latest recording from my record collection. Last night, I pulled this gem out and finally gave it a listen. I liked it so much, I had to share. It's from the country/folk rock band, The Youngbloods. This is there album "Elephant Mountain." It's not the album that had their biggest his, "Get Together" on it, but it's from around the same era.

Keep in mind, this is from vinyl, so the sound isn't like CD.

Youngbloods - Elephant Mountain.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

You Tube shot

Snippet from Help! Watched the movie again tonight, thought I'd share what I think could be one of the coolest music videos ever.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Live on YouTube!

I might be doing too many if these things, but here's a bunch of live tracks I found attempting to do something else entirely.

Muse - Take A Bow

Jimi Hendrix - Fire

The Vines - Spaceship

Janis Joplin - Ball and Chain

Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing

Radiohead - Where I End and You Begin

Tool - Sober

Finally, if you're looking for some Bill Hicks, this guy's got tons up

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Kanał Audytywny

Since finding Kanał Audytywny's double-CD, Neurofotoreceptoreplotyka Jako Magia Bytu, it has been consistently appearing on my Winamp playlist for the last 6 months, particularly during late nights at the lab. The group is a combination of hip-hop, nu jazz, and trip-hop, which reminds me a lot of Portishead's self-titled album. To sound cliche, the band has an "experimental" sound, but do not let that deture you from listening futher. Though I cannot understand what the singer is rapping/singing about, I like the use of brass instrumentation with the hip-hop and jazz beats. Natalia Grosiak's vocals throughout the album compliment the beats and rapping really well.

Their music sounds "smart" and creative, so I wondered whether the group made any videos to compliment their songs. Naturally, on YouTube, I found the video for "2 pokoje", which features Rahim, who is also part of Pokahontaz and was part of Paktofonika. This was the first song I heard by this group, and since then I've been hooked. The song is dark, and I love playing it at night. In fact, this album sounds best at night.

I believe a comment on the youtube said it best: brak mi słów!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

YouTube Embed Party.

Sorry if this one is just too long, but I got a little eager.

The Aliens - Setting Sun

David Bowie - Loving the Alien

The Killers - Read My Mind

CHarlotte Gainsbourg - The Songs We Sing

Minsk - Planet X (This isn't the Minsk I was looking for, but this group sounds good too)

The Gossip - LIsten Up!

Peter Bjorn and John - Young Folks

Flogging Molly - Drunken Lukllabies

Gogol Bordello - Start Wearing Purple

Cobra Starship - Church of Hot Addiction

THe Zutons - It's the Little Things We Do

Razorlight - Before I Fall to Peices

Metric - Monster Hospital

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Unforgiven Radioactive Spaceboys for Mother's Day

So all in all, Del is doing quite well and feeling fine. Everyone's collective good vibes were definitely appreciated.

Here we are, the evening before Mother's Day, and all I've got to offer is a couple mixes that have nothing to do with Mothers or Days, really. The first is one you can rock out to. I made it for the store a while back and finally got around to turning it into a real mix. This is probably the only time you'll see any Metallica track used in one of my mixes around here, so eat it up and enjoy.

The second is the final peice of my Extended Series. It's designed to simply take you mothers out to a whole other place. I mean, who really wants to eat the dry toast in bed. . . ?

Unforgiven Radioactive Spaceboys

1. Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home A Heartache
2. Stabbing Westward - What Do I Have To Do?
3. the tea party - heaven coming down
4. The Smashing Pumpkins - Spaceboy
5. Tool - Stinkfist
6. The Doors - Five To One
7. Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot
8. Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole
9. Monster Magnet - Queen Of You
10. Porcupine Tree - Radioactive Toy
11. Metallica - The Unforgiven
12. Vast - Touched

Extended 3

1. Miles Davis - Yesternow
2. Iron Butterfly - In A Gadda Da Vida
3. Office Of Strategic Influence - The Thing That Never Was
4. Sun Ra - Space Is the Place

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Get Well Dellessanna


Well, as I type this, Dellessanna is in the hospital undergoing surgery. Everyone has told me it's minor, but I still can't believe in such a thing. To alleviate some of my stress and worry last night, I started listening to some songs that I know she loves and a few she hates with a passion and a fury and intensity that I can't quite begin to describe.

We all know about her hatred of funk, and the first track of this mix in particular. I bloody love it, but ah well. I always play it now just to annoy her, just before I play some song I know she absolutely adores.

Funkytown loves you Del. And the Mad Terran Loves you too.

I'll get a playlist up later on when I've got access to it again. (I forgot to save it and upload it as well.) There's nothing new in this mix anyway.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Tainted Love/Where did our love go?

In the wake of my anger at work, I came home and chatted with Patrick. He played the perfect song for the occasion: Soft Cell's "Tainted Love/Where did our love go?". What made this even more special was that he played it from vinyl.

Today was the first day I realized how long this song actually lasts - nearly 9 minutes. The track must have been a hit on the dance floor and probably endured several remixes, which brings me to my next point. I wonder if John Digweed spun this during the early part of his career as a DJ.

Apparently, the Pussycat Dolls covered the song, but according to Patrick, it wasn't very original.

Personally, I want to hang the lyrics on my office door, but I doubt anybody would get the significance...

Angels Cantaloops and Water.

I've got two mixes to post. Both, I think, are a hell of a lot of fun. The first was created through beggining for ideas and themes from Del. The other by begging for suggestings from Meeta.

Oh, before I post, I've heard the new Bjork album, Viola, and it is good. It's bloody insane in spots, but that's kind of what we expect from a Bjork album. Sadly, no beat boxes, but there are some foghorns.

The Angel's Psychic Voyage Across the Bridge of the Gods' Sea

1. The Flaming Lips - SpongeBob & Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy
2. The Doors - Angels And Sailors
3. Casper & the Cookies - Barnacle Bill the Sailor
4. Far East Family Band - The God of Water
5. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water
6. Led Zeppelin - The Ocean
7. The Chocolate Watchband - The Uncharted Sea AKA Voyage Of The Trieste
8. Joanna Newsom - Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
9. Iron & Wine - The Sea and the Rhythm
10. Badly drawn boy - River, Sea, Ocean
11. Vetiver - Luna Sea
12. Snow Patrol - An Olive Grove Facing The Sea
13. Crash Test Dummies - Swimming In Your Ocean
14. Minstrels Of Mayhem - Loch Tay Boat Song

Back to Kissing the Iron Cantaloop

1. Jimmy McGriff - Back on the Track
2. Isaac Hayes - A Few More Kisses To Go
3. Us3 - Cantaloop
4. Gnarls Barkley - Smiley Faces
5. Brazilian Girls - Pussy
6. Mika - Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)
7. Lily Allen - LDN
8. The Bird And The Bee - F*cking Boyfriend
9. Gym Class Heroes - Cupid's Chokehold (Featuring Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy)
10. Stephen Marley - Iron Bars - (Featuring Julian Marley/Mr. Cheeks/Spragga Benz)
11. The Doors - L.A. Woman
12. Kings of Convenience - I Don't Know What I Can Save You From (Royksopp Remix)
13. Rasputina - Antiquehighheelreddollshoes
14. Björk - Amphibian [Film Mix]

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