I just have to pose 2-4-6-8 Motorway, one of the best fist pumping songs that bruce springsteen didn't write and the equally rocking Long Hot Summer that's perfect for the end of summer. It's a Dance Party
SWEET FLORAL ALBION ~ " a switched-on mag for switched-on people " ~ is the world's only e-zine devoted to all the day-glo aspects and technicolored manifestations & machinations of BRITISH PSYCHEDELIA ~ music, literature, fashion, art, & other groovy scenes
Because this absolutely must exist otherwise the usefulness of the Web can really be called into question, here is the program that determines the interrelationships between bands. A band is officially regarded as connecting to another if they both share a legitmate band member (as opposed to guest appearances) who played on a particular band recording which was released publically as either an offical band album or as a compilation appearance. The nice part about the program's algorithm is that it garuantees the shortest route betweeen two bands regardless of their degree of separation.
Idle Race connects to Modest Mouse in 20
The Small Faces connects to Jets To Brazil in 17
Black Sabbath connects to Guided By Voices in 17
and so on....
Aidan McNally and his Aidanaires
AT THE BERMUDIANA HOTEL
Edmar 1037 (USA, 60s)
This LP have some exotica tracks on it, Crystal Caves for example, is an original track and should be of interest to exotica record collectors (like myself), I think whole LP is pretty good, their version of Yellow Bird is one of the nicest and it has flute birdcalls. Condition of the record is not the best, but this is the only copy I have.
plus Leonardo Peusner's "Somebody's Knocking At The Door"
Basic Hip presents "Bobby Hammack - Powerhouse" and "Terror Tales from The Old Sea Hag".
'Tricycles' - writen by Joey Gulizia [performed by] The Gulizia Brothers Band - TJG 0001 (2.6 MB)
Up this week is a cool little jam entitled ‘TriCycles’ played be the Gulizia Brothers Band, a duo consisting of brothers (naturally) Tony and Joey Gulizia of Omaha, Nebraska. The tune is a multi-tracked, multi-instrument, jazz waltz that wouldn’t sound out of place behind the action on an old episode of Sesame Street. Tony plays Cordavox, Piano, Electric Piano, Micro Moog, Arp String Ensemble, and Trombone. Add to that Joey who wields Drums, Congas and Bongos, Tabla, Percussion, and Soprano Sax
TITLE: CLUB ITALIANO
ARTIST: ARCHIE SILANSKY AND HIS ORCHESTRA
REF.: GALLOTONE STEREO SCALP 6
FIRST EDITION: Late 50’s, JOHANNESBURG
ARCHIE SILANSKY is the man whose CLUB INTERNATIONAL became a record best seller in both senses of the phrase. He has since made a second volume of CLUB INTERNATIONAL. For CLUB ITALIANO, he and the orchestra turn to a rhythmic Latin beat with a fabulous collection of old and new italian numbers played in strict dance rhythm. Since his music is virtually non-stop, there is a break on each side of CLUB ITALIANO to allow you, if you feel like it, to change partners.
A combination of factors has led to my decision to forgo my near daily roundups of the best in MP3 blogging. A shortage of time is one factor - the emergance of other blogs doing pretty much the same thing has reduced the post's usefullness - sites such as the MP3 Blogs Aggregator are far more efficiant in getting the info out to far larger numbers of users.
There's also the dirty little secret that I simply have been having a hell of a time finding more than a handful of worthy sites each day and the list was becoming little more than a daily reminder to check out the very few truly special blogs that seemed to crop up on each and every roundup. But no one needs to be reminded to visit The Tofu Hut, Fluxblog, Copy, Right?, music (for robots) and all the dancing indie kids, homicidal suburbs, vinyl orphanages, and heavenly singles charts. I'll get to work on an expanded blog roll spotlighting these essential rersources so their fine work won't totally disappear from the site.
I'll still be posting pointers to especially good posts (so expect to keep seeing links to Basic Hip, BELLYBONGO and largehearted boy pretty frequently) and new blogs of note as they pop up. But now I'll, hopefully, be able to concentrate on a wider range of posts, which was my intention from the very begining before my informal roundups took on a life of their own.
Thanks to the many people who have sent messages of supprt, and occasionally otherwise, hopefully Senses working Overtime will still offer enough compelling content to keep you checking in every now and again.
The Captain Howdy - Money Feeds My Music Machine
Penn Jillette music project that ranges from dumb and unlistanable (a cover of Always Something There to Remind Me) to unessacary (an okay cover of Neil Young's Old Man) to darkly quirky (Man Bites Dog).
Klezmer based (barely) difficult listening combines a melange of musical forms - including bop, free form jazz, low-fi, blues and traditional Jewish music - that mesh about as well as - well I was going to make some sort of geo-political analogy that would render a tragic situation trite so instead I'll simply say - don't bother. Try the Klezmatics for far superior melding of traditional and modern Jewish music.
"...released in August 1965. It seems to be mainly traditional Japanese songs. Yoshio Kimura is famous for his acoustic guitar work. A Japanese friend was very surprised that he had made an electric guitar album. "
The Number One Songs in Heaven gives us Change - "Change weren't much more than a studio group formed by two Italian producers but some of the greatest dance music ever has been made by faceless Eurotrash."
We are happy to offer the Christian Astronauts' self-produced LP, Beyond the Blue on CD. Follow Captain Shoup, Sister Shoup, Jerry the dummy, Jerry's grandma, and Loosenut the robot into outer space. Here are Captain Shoup's notes from the back of the record:
...This record is of a space trip that you can enjoy. You'll hear Capt. Shoup and Jerry tell one of their favorite Bible Stories, Sister Shoup singing "Countdown," and Rick and Michelle each singing one of their favorite songs. Of course, it took us a lot of talking, but we finally talked Jerry's Grandma into coming along with us.
Capt. Shoup is in the pilot seat and Loosenut is the co-pilot. Lt. Green is sitting at the computer giving us assistance in helping us to stay on course, using the Bible for the flight manual."....
RHINO ANNOUNCES NEW DVD SET
On August 31, Rhino Home Video will release a new 2-DVD set it is calling MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 - THE ESSENTIALS. It will contain two episodes that scored very high on the poll of fans we took several years ago: Episode 321- SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS and episode 424- "MANOS"-THE HANDS OF FATE.
Apparently Rhino is a big Morrissey fan - repackage the old already available on DVD "Manos" and bundle it with the never before available "SCCtM" - after all the fans have nothing better to do with their money - why not make them buy the same product multiple times. It's Moz b-side mania all over again.
It's nice to see the Rhino episode poll finally being used to determine releases - it's only been what, a few years?
I'll certainly be buying it though - of course I'm an addict with nearly every episode on tape, CD-R and/or DVD so I simply can't help myself - it'll be copy #5 of Manos but only #3 of Santa/Martians.
After 37 questions it claimed I'm in the middle - which is nice - but likely a bit skewed since I lean right while having been brought up surrounded by left/hard left culture. I live in NYC, so of course I like Woody Allen, know who Larry Kramer is and have heard of Avenue Q. Of course I haven't been to Branson or a Wal Mart Super Center and have no idea about NASCAR. Doesn't mean I'm running a Nader campaign office.
Candidate Kerry should appreciate this suggestion from the quizmasters ...
"If you're not satisfied with your results, change some of your answers and submit them again."
"The heart of the Electro-Sonic concept is the Transducer - an especially designed device that attaches directly to the instruments (for this recording: piano, drum, bass violin, guitar, electric bass, organ, ondioline, cello, two violas and six violins.) The organ and the ondioline were circuited out of their speakers and into the specially constructed console. There is also a note of historical interest in that the microphone was attached to a Stradivarius violin for the first time."
muisc (for robots) has Sesame Street's Grover, Samba from Jobim and Bonfa and Joel Plaskett
She Moved Through the Fair has a live rendition of...She Moved Through the Fair... from Richard Thompson and David Byrne plus pointers to New Zealand celt-folksters Lothlorian
KITTYTET has ..."DJ Roby Yonge's original Paul Is Dead radio broadcast from the wee hours of October 21, 1969---the one that started it all. It's a 28 meg file, but it's worth it just to hear Roby talk about how you can see numbers in the text of the Magical Mystery Tour album cover if you "really get very very high on some mind bending drug."
Smashed Robot has Dead Kennedys done nice and easy plus The Undertones
This record was originally releasd on Elenco in 1970. As far as I know it has never been reissued on LP or CD. The following MP3's are ripped straight from the vinyl. Most of the songs on this LP found their way on to Brazilian soap opera soundtracks of the 70's. Arranged by Jos� Briamonte, the tracks feature funky basslines, fuzzy guitars, wordless female vocals, and lots of strings, horns, and flutes! Very similar to groovier 70's sound library tunes and Italian movie soundtracks. Enjoy!
A recent internationally distributed news story on MP3 blogs has had a chilling effect on the scene as bandwidth issues, and perhaps - for some - unwanted publicity, has quieted a number of top blogs, at least for the moment. Hopefully the deluge will subside and the wider audiance will result in a wave of fresh bloggers pushing the genre to the next level. Time will tell.
Pastor McPurvis offers "...a short but sweet selection performed by the St. Coletta Concert Band. The St. Coletta is a residential school for mentally disabled children and adults located near Madison, Wisconsin. This recording looks to be from the mid 1970s and features a modestly sized concert band playing their hearts out. Not much to say about this one. It's just a candid recording of a group of people who obviously had a great time making music."
Fluxblog is basking in the glow of worldwide celebrity and revisiting some favorite artists.
largehearted boy has the usual breathtaking selection of right clickable finds - don't believe me? Watch this:
Kings of Convenience: live show [mp3]
Interpol: live tracks [mp3]
Decemberists, et al: tracks from Hush Records artists [mp3]
Hayseed Dixie: 2004-07-02, Hanging Rock [shn,ogg,mp3]
Los Lonely Boys: 2004-06-20, Wakarusa [flac]
Malkmus & PSOI: assorted tracks [mp3]
Gorge Trio: several early tracks [mp3]
Bonnie Prince Billy: videos [mov]
Grandaddy: "Here (Pavement cover, live at Bonnaroo)" [mp3]
Brittlestar: "For You" [mp3]
Anomoanon: "Ballade of Things Known" [mp3]
Gorge Trio: "The Age of Almost Living" [mp3]
Pastor McPurvis offers up 'Stars and Stripes Forever' played by the 1985 All-Ohio State Fair Band
"The piece starts off innocently enough and for the most part is played tastefully up until the grand finale. At that point, all 300 members of the band decide to play as loud and brash as possible, with no regard to musical decency."
First, notwithstanding the specific falsehoods, isn't the film as a whole filled with many important truths?
Not really. We can divide the film into three major parts. The first part (Bush, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan) is so permeated with lies that most of the scenes amount to lies. The second, shorter part involves domestic issues and the Patriot Act. So far, I've identified only one clear falsehood in this segment (Rep. Porter Goss's toll-free number). So this part, at least arguably, presents useful information. The third part, on Iraq has several outright falsehoods--such as the Saddam regime's murder of Americans, and the regime's connection with al Qaeda. Other scenes in the third part--such as Iraqi casualties, interviews with American soldiers, and the material on bereaved mother Lila Lipscomb--are not blatant lies; but the information presented is so extremely one-sided (the only Iraqi casualties are innocents, nobody in Iraq is grateful for liberation, all the American soldiers are disillusioned, except for the sadists) that the overall picture of the Iraq War is false.
Second, say the Moore supporters, what about the Bush lies?
Well there are plenty of lies from the Bush administration which should concern everyone. For example, the Bush administration suppressed data from its own Department of Health and Human Services which showed that the cost of the new Prescription Drug Benefit would be much larger than the administration claimed. This lie was critical to passage of the Bush drug benefit bill. Similarly, Bush's characterization of his immigration proposal as not granting "amnesty" to illegal aliens is quite misleading; although the Bush proposal does not formally grant amnesty, the net result is the same as widespread amnesty.
But two wrongs don't make a right, and the right response to Presidential lies is not more lies from his political opponents. Moreover, regarding the issues presented in Fahrenheit 911, the evidence of Bush lies is extremely thin. Moore shows Bush claiming that a particular day at the ranch in Crawford, Texas, was a working vacation, but Bush appears to be dissembling. Later, after Osama bin Laden was driven into hiding but was not captured, Bush unconvincingly claims not to spend much time thinking about bin Laden. Within Fahrenheit 911, most of rest of alleged Bush administration lies actually involve Moore's fabrications to create the appearance of a lie--such as when Moore chops a Condoleezza Rice quote to make her say something when she actually said the opposite."
"...we decided it was time for a compilation of those 'Soundtracks of Seduction', those "Sonic Portraits of Passion': yes...it's time for a compilation of Porn Music! Give us your best interpretation of that 'Lusty Genre' that serves as the backdrop to all things ' XXX '. "
This sounds pretty dreadful - homemade porn soundtracks? - the original stuff occaionally has it's camp, and even groove, appeal but this...
Hopefully I'm wrong and this thing will be brilliant low brow fun - we'll see...
"Brando died of lung failure Thursday evening at UCLA Medical Center, said Roxanne Moster, a spokeswoman for the medical center. She didn't give details.
Brando, whose unpredictable behavior made him equally fascinating off the screen, was acclaimed the greatest actor of his generation, a two-time Academy Award winner who influenced some of the best actors of the generation that followed, among them Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson."
Video clips and translated transcriptions featuring a wide range of opinion and commentary - some refreshingly sensible - some undeniably insane. A must visit for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the situation in the Middle East.
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