Wednesday, December 28, 2005

World's Top New Year's Eve Concert List !!

Yo... I've assembled a darn near definitive list of New Year's Eve Concerts going on around the globe...

It took many hours of detailed web searches & list scanning to create a quasi-comprehensive guide to whose doing what on New Year's eve in various musical genres across the globe...

So here's my latest updated selections featuring some sorta alphabetically organized events going on in live music as we roll the calendar over into 2006 ... indeed, I am surprised to announce it, but this is about the most complete list of NYE's concerts available anywhere, at least that that I know of...

I combed many multiple news sources, foreign & domestic databases, stray spam emails, dead links ad nauseum , all just to get this inane info to ya.

...and even with my selectivity meter in full effect, i declare that neither Pollstar, Ticketmaster, Google, MySpace or any of yer fave mags or papers is gonna have close to any of this info all in one place to scan with yer peepers...

Maybe ya can't get in to any of 'em, but at least ya know what's going on and where yer faves are at...

Aaron Lewis of Staind @ Mohegan Sun Casino, CT
Aimee Mann @ Pabst Theater , Milwaukee WI
Ambling Band, Queen B @ Thistle Grand Hotel, Bristol UK
American Sluts @ V Twin Tavern 2,
Triadelphia, WV
April Wine & Trooper @ Red's , Edmonton Alberta Can
Arrested Development @ Hyatt Hotel, Atlanta GA
Arturo Sandoval @ Yoshi's, Oakland CA
Soapbox Laundrolounge, Wilmington NC
Assembly of Dust @ The Paradise, Boston MA
Atomic Bombshells, Tipper, Nordic Soul, John Tejada @ Consolidated Works, Seattle WA
Axis of Noise @ The Alliway, Frostburg MD

B-52's @ Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, FL
Back II Black,
Tamás Mester @ Nyugati Sq, Budapest HU
Banyan, Eric McFadden @ Crown Hall, Ukiah CA
Barenaked Ladies @ St Pete Times Forum, Tampa FL
Bart Davenport @ Hotel Utah, SF CA
B.B King @ Pechanga Casino, Temecula CA
Better Than Ezra @ House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Betty @ Theater J, Washingon D.C
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles CA
Big Sandy & his Fly Right Boys @ Oneida Casino, Green Bay WI
Bill Kirchen @ First Night Alexandria, VA
Billy Joe Royal @ The Forum, Rome, GA
Black Crowes, Trey Anastasio, North Mississippi All Stars @ Madison Sq Garden NYC

Black 47
@ Connolly's Pub, NYC
Black Market Radio, High Speed Chase @ CBGB's NYC
Black Metal Brew @ Dart Room, Fayetteville, AR
Black Oak Arkansas @ Rock Island Music Club, St. Louis Mo
Blasters @ Liquid Lounge, Reno NV
Bleeding Through, Scary Kids Scaring Kids etc @ SOMA, San Diego
Bob Log III @ 3B's Tavern, Bellingham WA
Booker T. Jones @ Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico CA
Bonepony @ Fuller hall, St. Johnsbury VT
Bonga Jean-Baptiste @ Zebulon Cafe, Brooklyn NY
Bound By Betrayal @ Screwy Louie's, Kent OH

Bravery @ Mansion, Miami Beach, FL
Brian Kirk & The Jirks @ Crocodile Cafe, Seattle WA
Brian Setzer @ House of Blues, Anaheim CA
Brodys,The Knockoffs @ Old Ironsides, Sacramento CA
BuckCherry @ Viper Room in L.A
Brave Combo , Gypsy Tea Room, Dallas TX

Cafe Cubano @ Lula Lounge, Toronto ONT CAN
Candy Coated Jesus @ Carriage House, Louisville OH
Carnage @ Soul Food & Blues , Minneapolis MN
Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band @ Birdland, NYC ( listen on NPR)
Chubby Checker - Choctaw Casino , Durant OK
Cracker / Camper van Beethoven @ aladdin Theater, Portland OR
Chalets @ Whelans, Dublin IRE

Changes @ Schubas , Chicago IL
Cheap Trick, Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors @ Fremont St, Las Vegas
Cheap Trucker Speed @ The Cutoff, Tunica MS
Chris Scruggs @ Rodeo Bar, NYC
Chuck Brown @ Hilton Hotel Alexandria, VA
Chuck Prophet @ Ivy Room, Albany CA
Clap Your Hands And say yeah, The National, Dr.Dog @ Irving Plaza , NYC
Coffin Daggers @ The Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Cold Street @ Live Bar , Shanghai, China
Concrete Records nite w/ The Deadbeats, The Brothers With Different Mothers, etc @ Kro Bar, Manchester UK

Dale Watson @ Cabaret Dance Hall , Bandera, TX

Darkbuster, Robby Roadsteamer @ Middle East, Cambridge MA
David Allan Coe @ Pepsi Roadhouse, Burgettstown, PA
David Bromberg Quartet & The Horse Flies @ Boulder Theater, Boulder Co
Declan O'Rourke, upcoming Irish songsmith
Declan O'Rourke @ Vicar St, Dublin IRE
Delbert McClinton @ Convention Center, Virginia Beach Va
Delusionaires @ Will's Pub, Orlando, FL
Dengue Fever @ Rickshaw Stop S.F CA
Derek Trucks Band @ Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
De SolDe Sol @ Stone Pony, Asbury Park
Detroit Cobras @ Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Dick Dale @ Coach House , San Juan Capistrano, CA
Diplo @ The Distict, Miami FL
Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Music Farm, Charleston SC
Disown @ Carriage House, Louisville OH
DJ Logic and Project Logic @ subterranean, Chicago IL
DJ skribble @ Borgata Casino, Atlantic City NJ
DJ Vibe @ Delicious Karma Clift Hotel S.F

Dread Zeppelin @ Craftsman Court, Scottsdale AZ
Drive By Truckers & Centro-Matic @ Fox Theater, Boulder Co

Dubconcious @ Melting Point, Athens GA
Dusty 45s @ Fenix Underground, Seattle,
Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers @ Blue Bayou Chicago IL

Earth, Wind & Fire @ Turning Stone Casino,Verona, NY
Eddie Bo, Marva Wright, Trombone Shorty etc @ Wheeler Opera House, Aspen CO
Enablers @ 1014 Alabama , S.F CA
Ensiferum @ The Nosturi, Helsinki, FIN
En Vogue @ Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA
Eddie Money @ Club Cinema Pompano Beach, FL
Erykah Badu @ House of Blues, Atlantic City NJ

Fat Boy Slim @ Bondi Beach, Sydney AU

Falling For Yesterday @ Rocket Town, Nashville TN
Falling Stars Burn Bright @ Grog Shop, Cleveland Heghts, OH
Ferry Corsten & Marco V @ Carling Academy Brixton, London, UK
Flock of GooGoo, The Kissfits @ Alex's Bar, LA CA
Forever Came Crash etc @ CN Skatepark, Aston PA
Fountains of Wayne & The Freddy Jones Band @ Navy Pier , Chicago, IL
Fucking Champs, Trans Am @ Bottom of The Hill S.F CA
Full Day Affair @ Cicero's , University City, MO
Fur Patrol @ The Square, Manawatu, New Zealand

Galcatic @ Tipitina's, New Orleans LA
( listen on NPR)
Gavin DeGraw, Pepper's Ghost etc @ Electric Factory, Philly PA
Giant Village w/ Flaming Lips - Crystal Method -Digweed - Black Eyed Peas - Death Cab For Cutie - Junkie XL - DJ Z - Trip etc @ various locations along Wilshire Blvd L.A
G Love & Special Sauce @ Belly Up, Aspen CO
Goo Goo Dolls @ House of Blues, Las Vegas
Gourds @ Jovita's , Austin TX
GWAR @ Canal Club, Richmond VA

Harold Ray,Gris Gris, Parchman Farm @ Hemlock S.F CA

Heartfelt Rodneys @ Warner's Bay, NSW AU
Hi-Fives,Top Ten @ Thee Parkside, S.F CA
High On Fire @ Sabala's , Portland Or
Hootie & The Blowfish @ Silverton Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Hot For Teacher & Powerage @ Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton CA

Icarus Line, Living Things, Warlocks etc @ 1218 Long Beach Ave, LA CA
I-Def-I, Profane @ Witchwood, Manchester UK
Iguanas, Robbie Fulks, Marcia Ball @ Fitzgerald's, Berwyn IL

Instant Asshole, Natural Disaster @ Burnt Ramen, Richmond CA

James Brown @ B.B King's NYC
James Mathus @ Ground Zero, Clarksdale Ms
James T. Kirks, Southside Riots @ Econo Lodge , Edmonton ALB CAN
Jerry Butler @ Harold Washington Cultural Center Chicago, IL

Jerry Joseph & Jackmormons @ Club Mango Real, Oso Peninsula, Costa Rica
Jesus Chrysler @ Gily's Bar, Becker MN
Jewdriver, Stigma 13 @ Gilman St, Berkeley CA
Joe Bonamassa @ Blue Lizard, Lubbock, TX
Joe Ely, Jimmy Pettitt, etc @ La Zona Rosa, Austin TX
John Brown's Body @ 8x10 Club, Baltimore, MD

John Butler Trio, Datsuns, Grinspoon etc @ Pyramid Rock Festival, Phillip Island AU
John Lee Hooker JR @ DG's, Napa CA
John Legend @ House of Blues ,Hollywood, CA
Jonatha Brooke @ World Cafe , Philly PA
Johnny Rawls @ Black-Eyed Sally's , Hartford, CT
Juan Maclean, Spank Rock @ Empty Bottle , Chicago IL

Kanye West, The Dan Band, @ Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas

Kehoe Nation, Faun Fables @ Blake's , Berkeley CA
Kenny Muhammad aka The Human Orchestra @ Studio 99, Toronto CAN

Kentucky Knife Fight, Jupiter Jazz @ Ground Floor, St. Louis
Kid Koala @ Lava Lounge, Hamilton Bermuda
Kinky w/ B-Side Players @ 4th and B, San Diego, CA
Kool & The Gang @ Hilton Hotel , Atlantic City NJ
KUDU,Certainly Sir, Langhorne Slim@asterisk art project, Brooklyn NY
Langhorne Slim, live in Brooklyn on NYE

LA Guns, & Firehouse @ 7 Flags Event Center, Clive IA
Legendary Shack Shakers @ Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Leon Redbone @ Java5, Mobile AL
Leon Russell, Dave Mason @ County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL,
Les Claypool,The Phenomenauts @ Fillmore, S.F CA
Librarians, The Emergency @ 123 Pleasant St. Morgantown W. VA
Lifesavas @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

Ligion & Dead Sun @ 12th & Porter, Nashville TN
Lipstick Killers @ Desmond's, NYC
Little River Band @ Heritage Plaza, Artesia NSW AU
Living Dred @ Hauser's Hideaway, Rubicon, WI
Local H & The Tossers etc @ Double Door, Chicago IL
Long Winters, @ The Tractor Tavern , Seattle, WA
Los Lobos @ Sheridan Opera House, Telluride Co
Los Lonely Boys @ Austin Music Hall ,Austin, TX
Lost Trailers @ State Theater, Albany GA
Lovemakers, She Wants Revenge etc @ Mezzanine , S.F CA
Low @ Le Kopshop, Montreal, QC CAN
Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Eastern Kentucky Expo Center Pikeville, KY
Lyrics Born @ Shattuck Down Low, Berkeley CA

Maktub @ Showbox, Seattle WA
Malachi Constant etc @ Turf Club, St. Paul, MN
Marc Almond of Soft Cell @ El Rey, LA CA
Marc Ribot @ Tonic NYC
Maroon 5 @ Arena , Uncasvile CT
Masonics, Bishops etc @ Corn Rocket Club, Stoke Newington, London UK
Mastodon @ Masquerade, Atlanta GA
Matchbox 20, Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas NV
Matisyahu @ Belly Up, Solana Beach , CA
Maze w/ Frankie Beverly @ Civic Center, Atlanta GA
Mento Buru @ The Hill House, Bakersfield CA
Medeski , Martin & Wood @ Differ Ariake, Tokyo JP

Metro Riots, Filthy Dukes @ Lock Tavern, London UK
Minus 5 @ Win, Place or Show, Cincinatti OH
moe @ Thomas Wolfe Aud, Asheville NC
Mofro, Eric Lindell @ Freebird Live, Jacksonville FL
Mother Truckers @ Bender's Bar, SF CA
Morris Day & the Time and Taylor Dayne @ Trump Marina, Atlantic City, NJ
Moonboot Death Stomp @ Gabe's , Iowa City, Ia
Malaysian Metal men Mustaffa Din & BandiMotherhips @ The Casbah, San Diego CA
Motley Crue @ Palace of Auburn Hills, MI
Murphy's law, The Dickie's @ Continental NYC

Mustaffa Din and Bandi @ Celebrations, Hougang Mall, Singapore

Nellie McKay
@ Ars Nova , NYC
Neville Bros. @ Eccles Center , Park City Ut
New Morty Show, Connie Champagne, Steve Lucky @ Bimbos S.F, CA
New Salem Witch Hunters @ Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
New York Dolls, Mooney Suzuki, Troggs, Woggles, Chesterfield Kings, etc @ Steven Van Zandt's "Underground Garage" @ Hard Rock Cafe NYC

Offbeats, Skies Revolt, Vigilantes, H.I.V @ Skelletones, Grand Rapids MI

Oppressed Logic, Retching Red, Jetsex @ 2650 Magnolia, Oakland CA
Orange Drop w/ Bow Wow Wow-Barnburners-English Beat-Sugar Ray-Joan Jett-Psychedlic Furs-Berlin-Raveonettes-Reel Big Fish etc - Costa Mesa CA
Ozomatli, Hoodoo Gurus, Shins, Dandy Warhols, Rolling Blackouts etc @ Fallout Festival, Lorne Australia

Paddingtons @ Mean Fiddler London U.K
Papa Mali @ Orpheum, Flagstaff Az
Paquito D'Rivera and Panamericana @ Dizzy's at Lincoln Center NYC
Paul Cebar & The Milwaukeeans @ Harmony Bar, Madison Wi
Paul Oakenfold @ Avalon, NYC
Paul Revere and the Raiders @ Val Air Ballroom, West Des Moines, IA

Phil Lesh , John Mayer Trio @ Bill Graham Civic , S.F CA
Pink Martini, Jimmy Scott @ Arlene Schnitzer Hall, Portland OR
Pink Spiders @ The End ,Nashville, TN
Poi Dog Pondering @ The Vic , Chicago Ill

Ponty Bone @ Cheatam St, San Marcos TX
Posies @ The Beat Club, Vaduz Lichtenstein
President's of USA @ EMP Live, Seattle WA
Princess Superstar @ The Delancey, NYC

Pubes, 7 Shot Screamers @ Creepy Crawl, St. Louis MO
Pussycat Dolls @ Paramount Studios, LA CA

Qbert @ The Rave / Eagles Club, Milwaukee, WI
Queers @ The Social , Myrtle Beach SC

Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mtn. Boys @ Convention Center, Jekyll Island GA
Rebirth Brass Band @ Maple Leaf , New Orleans LA
Red Meat @ Cafe DuNord, S.F CA

Rev. Billy C. Wirtz @ Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa FL
Rev. Horton Heat @ Last Day Saloon , Santa Rosa CA
Rex the Dog @ 69 W 14th Street, NYC
Richie Furay of Poco @ Rock N' Soul Cafe, Boulder Co
Riley Inge & Ryze @ Crush, Vancouver BC CAN
Robert Bradley @ Bluebird Nightclub, Bloomington, IN
Robert Earl Keen @ The Nugget, Sparks NV
Robert Randolph & Family Band @ 9:30 Wash D.C
Rogue Wave & new Pornographers @ Metro Smart Bar Chicago Ill
The Roots @ Revolution, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Roy Hargrove @ Jazz Gallery, NYC

Sadies, Elliott Brood @ Horseshoe Tavern , Toronto CAN
Sandra Bernhard @ Joe's Pub, NYC
Scotty The Blue Bunny @ Slipper Room, NYC
Sean Paul @ Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Sevendust, Burn Season, etc @ House of Blues ,Orlando, FL
Schmoov! @ The Cornerhouse, Nottinghamshire UK
Shooter Jennings @ The Coyote Hill Bar and Grill Glendale, AZ
Sidewalk Driver, Rudds @ TT the Bears, Cambridge MA
Sister Hazel @ Jannus Landing, ST Petersburg, FL
Slim Cessna's Auto Club @ Bluebird Theater, Boulder Co
Slit, Pink7, Heaven’s Door @ Shuffle Music Bar, Shanghai, China
Slum Village @ Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
Sila's Afrofunk Shakedown @ the Elbo Room S.F
Son Volt @ Club Downunder , Tallahasee FL
Southern Culture On The SkidsSoul Asylum, Fastball, Train @ House of Blues , Chicago IL
Soul Mekanic, Frankie Knuckles @ Shelbourne, Miami Beach FL
Sound Tribe Sector 9 @ Tabernacle Atlanta GA
Southern Culture On The Skids @ Visulite Theatre, Charlotte NC
Spearhead @ Lahaina Civic , Maui HI

Split Lip Rayfield @ Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS
Sponge @ Mister Nik's , Detroit MI
SR-71,Jimmy's Chicken Shack @ M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore MD
Starting Line @ Electric Factory, Pittsburgh PA
Stereo MC's @ Cottlesloe Civic, Perth AU
Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ Mechanics hall, Worcester MA

Still Life Projector, Shortie @ Boardwalk, Orangevale CA
String Cheese Incident, Dresden Dolls @ Concourse Exhibition Center, S.F CA
Super Diamond @ Paramount Theatre Denver, CO

Superhoney @ Mount Snow, Dover VT
Supersuckers, Naysayers @ Slims S.F CA

Tea Leaf Green @ The Independent S.F CA
Teena Marie, Charlie Wilson @ Fox Theatre Detroit Detroit, MI
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Bamboo Room, Lake Worth FL

Terrors, Newbees, Mona etc @ Viper Room , Cincinatti OH
They Might Be Giants @ Northsix, Brooklyn NY

Thirsty Merc, Austrailia's newest hitmakersThirsty Merc @ Steampacket Gardens, Geelong Au
Tiësto @ Orleans, Las Vegas NV
Tommy Castro @ McNear's, Petaluma CA
Tower of Power @ Radisson, Sacramento CA

Turn Me On Dead Man & Donita from L7 @ Spaceland, Silverlake CA

umphrey McGee

Umphrey's McGee & Keller Williams @ Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL

Warrant @ POV's, Andover MN
Watershed & Loyiso @ Kirstenbosch, Cape Town ZA
Wayne Newton @ Niagra Falls Casino, Ontario
Whitestarr @ Victor Hotel, Miami Beach FL
Widespread Panic @ Phillips Arena, Atlanta GA
Willie Porter @ Shank Hall, Milwaukee WI
Wolf Parade @ Viaduct Theater , Chicago, IL

Womb, Chicken Poodle Soup etc @ TC Underground, MInneapolis MN

Velvet Revolver @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville New Jersey

Yami Bolo and Yellow Wall Dub Squad, Trilogy Longe, Bouder Co
Y&T @ Avalon , Santa Clara CA
Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's, Hoboken NJ
Yonder Mountain String Band @ Fillmore, Boulder Co
Young Dubliner's @ The Big Easy, Boise ID

Zeke, Black Eyes, Akimbo etc @ el Corazon, Seattle WA
Zero Rain @ House of Blues, Cleveland OH

anyhow, that gives ya an idea of what's going on as we hit the big 06...

Nancy Wilson - What Are You Doing New Years Eve ?

here is some stuff from band's that were mentioned above as playing on NYE 2006....

heck, here's more music from some of the many artists playing on New Year's Eve arond the globe...

Aimee Mann - Longshot ( see her live on NYE in Milwaukee WI)

B.B. King - Right Place Long Time ( see him live in Temeula on NYE)

Black Oak Arkansas - Jim Dandy (see em live on NYE in St.Louis)

Chuck Prophet - Automatic Blues (see em live on NYE in Albany CA, & I'll be there )

Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock ( see him live in Durant OK on NYE)

Dickies - Rosemary ( NYE they are live in NYC )

Diplo - Solid Steel ( catch a set live in Miami on NYE)

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - I Shall Not Be Moved ( at Music Farm in Charleston SC)

Dresden Dolls - Glass Slipper ( see em on NYE in SF )

Drive By Truckers - Too Much Sex ( Too Little Jesus) (see em live on NYE in Boulder CO)

Dr. Dog - Wake UP ( playing live in NYC on NYE)

Enablers - For Jack : A Phillipic ( see 'em in SF on NYE, look for me in the assembled)

Jimmy Scott - Sycamore Trees ( see live in Portland OR on NYE )

Langhorne Slim - In The Midnight ( see him live in Brooklyn on NYE)

Legendary Shack Shakers - Back To Paducah ( catch em live on NYE in Nashville)

Lifesavas - Soldierfield ( live in PDX on NYE )

Lil' Kim - Lighters Up ( live at Philadelphia - Federal Detention Center, aww just kidding y'all )

Lyrics Born - The Last Trumpet p.s here's the video ( catch him live in Berkeley CA on NYE )

Mastodon - Blood and Thunder (live in the ATL on NYE)

Matisyahu - Sea to Sea ( live on NYE in Solana Beach CA)

Medeski, Martin & Wood - End of The World Party ( see 'em live on NYE in Tokyo )

North Mississippi All Stars - All Night Long ( opening for Black Crowes at Madison Square Garden in NY on NYE)

Paul Oakenfold - Dread Rock ( appearing in NYC on NYE )

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Kicks ( live in West Des Moines, Iowa on NYE)

Phenomenauts - Earth Is The Best ( live @ Fillmore in SF on NYE )

ReBirth Brass Band - Big Fat Woman ( live in New Orleans on NYE)

Red Meat - 12" 3 Speed Ocillating Fan ( see em live in SF on NYE)

Reverend Horton Heat - I Can't Surf ( catch the Rev in Santa Rosa CA on NYE)

Rogue Wave - Endless Shovel (see them live in Chicago on NYE )

She Wants Revenge - Tear You Apart ( live in SF @ Mezzanine )

Shooter Jennings - Fourth of July (see him live on NYE in Glendale AZ)

Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Last Song About Satan ( playing Boulder Co on NYE)

Slum Village - Multiply ( see them in Detroit on NYE)

Southern Culture On The Skids - Swampfox ( live in Charlotte NC on NYE)

Spank Rock - Put That Pussy On Me ( live on NYE in Chicago )

Spearhead - Oh My God ( live on Maui this NYE)

Sponge - Go Speed Racer Go - ( see em reunited in Detroit on NYE)

SR-71 - In My Mind ( see em live in Baltimore this NYE)

Supersuckers - A Good Night For My Drinkin' ( playing live in SF on NYE)

Tea Leaf Green - Crackers And Cheese (see em live on NYE in SF CA)

They Might Be Giants - first 20 min podcast ( see em in Brooklyn on NYE)

The Roots - Somebody's Gotta Do It ( catch em live on NYE in Ft. Lauderdale)

Thomas Mester - When You Love Me Too ( live in Budapest on NYE)

Troggs - Love Is All Around ( live in NYC on NYE)

Wayne Newton - Danke Schoen ( live in Niagra Falls on NYE)

Wolf Parade - You Are A Runner ( see them live in Chicago on NYE)

Yo La Tengo - Roadrunner ( playing live in Hoboken on NYE)

Happy Happy... see ya in o6 !!!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Laptop Mac & Cheese Mix

It twas a long weekend for me that began in a bar on a Thursday night, hopped into other bars, networked and headed out into a last call , an intervention of sorts at a retirement party that wasn't, and with lil' hands, and the 101, extended well into Friday morn with much mayhem & pre dawn laptop rocking as I tried to lay down some scratch vocals on a new insane screamo composistion in Mac-a-delic software with some fellow combatants... we did at least master the fade...

and I belive Howard Stern was there...or at least people that couldn't stop talking about him...

and somehow there was Crab & Asparagus soup and a sopping wet weekend just continued wandering wily & wicked as Southern Culture was on The Skids again, but I wasn't,

and it all stretched into a series of drunken stuporific moments, that included a strip club xmas party where the ex-mayor cavorted with a murderer and presented his pinky, I ate much cracked Dungeoness crab dripping with butter, and spent some some sort of sordid smoking moment in an alley off Polk St with a Randy midwesterner who praised a land of Karaoke opportunity,

and I believe it all officially ended after much Fernet, Khalua, Beer, Vodka, Chartreuse and limping about when I finally left that same bar circa 3:30 am this morn in a cab...

and i think I left my cheese there...

some darn good Mike's Firehouse Cheddar in fact ...

maybe if I go back, it will still be there... hmmm... sounds risky... matter if I get my cheese back, this might be my last post for awhile, so we'll try to stuff yer stocking wiff some tunes to get ya through the holly daze...

first up, a classic for all seasons... but particularly this one...

Oscar The Grouch - I Hate Christmas

As a final Xmess moment, we'll throw in a couple more hipster holiday hits just to clean out the collection for those of ya that ain't had yer fill yet ...

Beatles - 1969 Fan Club Christmas Single

Clearlake - I Wonder If The Snow Will Settle ( Ben Hiller Remix )

Donny Hathaway - This Christmas

Ella Fitzgerald - We Wish You A Merry Christmas

then we'll take ya to the special voyeuristic peek into the "under covers" lounge for a brief visit...

Butch Walker - My Best Friend's Girl ( Cars cover)

Capt. Sensible -
Happy Talk ( Rodgers And Hammerstein cover )

Ivy -
Let's Go To Bed ( Cure cover)

Gypsy Kings -
Hotel California ( Eagles Cover )

Nickel Creek - Toxic ( Britney Spears cover )

Sublime -
Smoke Two Joints ( Toyes cover )

then we let ya get trapped in a random jukebox mix o' mayhem with an orgy of original artists in no particular order, or particular genre, god or even belief system of orderly blog posting...

Apsci - Tirade Highway (Instrumental)

Architecture In Helsinki -
Potrero Hill

Chemical Bros. -
Galvanize feat Q - Tip

Children of Bodom -
Living Dead Beat

Children of Bodom - Trashed, Lost & Strungout

Corrosion of Conformity - Intervention

Death Cab For Cutie -

Dennis Leary - Asshole Song

Gang of Four -
Anthrax ( Blood Bros. remix)

J.F.A -
We Know You Suck

MDC - John Wayne Was A Nazi

Operation Ivy - Sound System

People Under The Stairs - Code Check

Takuma Itoi - Microbe

Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus

Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio

Wolf Parade -
Shine A Light

anyhow, dig the music... or at least what you wanna dig,

my advice to you is : avoid saturated fats, and statuatory rape

partake little of aspartame or most any part of ghee...

stay outta trouble, and for starters ...
don't do anything I would...

but I'm now outta here, yer on yer own , as I'm done tinkering with the soldering iron, and now I gotta go try and get some X mess shopping done on crutches, and visit with my smarty pants niece...

cheers & beers, Lil Mike in San Francisco

Monday, December 12, 2005

American Edit Etc

On Grey Tuesday, Green Day themselves were playing to 33,000 rabid Aussie's on a Cricket field tonight, equipped with an Idiot Zone, while net fiends are downloading the new Dean Grey album American Edit .

Dean Gray is Bay Area Mash Up DJ's Party Ben and Team9

Today is Dean Gray Tuesday!

Download Links Likely Good For Today Only... Don't Tell Warner Music, cuz they be trippin' ... :)

1. American Jesus

I. American Edit

II. Jesus' Tears

III. Summer of the Damned

IV. Suburban Ring

V. It's Like That

2. Dr. Who on Holiday

3. Boulevard of Broken Songs

4. The Bad Homecoming

5. St. Jimmy the Prankster

6. Novocaine Rhapsody

7. Impossible Rebel

8. Ashanti's Letterbomb

9. Greenday Massacre

10. Whatsername (Susanna Hoffs)

11. Boulevard of Broken Songs (Dance Mix)

for more info on what's the big dealio on these "illegal" mash up mp3'z go to


Meanwhile across several ponds:

Orgainizers have announced that the "United Sounds of All Tommorrow's Parties " festival will take place 60 miles outside London near the White Cliffs of Dover in East Sussex on two consecutive weekends in spring 2006, first May 12-14 and then May 19-21. Each day will feature a different curator for the festival's six total days. Mudhoney, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Devandra Banhart will curate the first weekend, while the second weekend will be headed by the Shins, Sleater-Kinney, and the recently confirmed Dinosaur Jr., who are replacing the previously announced Ween.

Tickets run £125 per weekend, and the event will start with Mudhoney who have announced their choices for the May 12 opening performances:

  • Black Mountain
  • Comets on Fire
  • the Drones
  • the Scientists
  • Country Teasers
  • David Dondero

    For May 13th, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have chosen:

  • TV on the Radio
  • Liars
  • Ex Models
  • Blood Brothers
  • Celebration
  • Imaginary Folk
  • the Tall Boys

    Closing down the first weekend on May 14 will be Devandra Banhart's choices:

  • Espers
  • Vetiver
  • Jana Hunter
  • Bat for Lashes
  • Metallic Falcons

    The second weekend isn't finalized yet, but Friday will feature The Shins and the New Pornographers. Saturday May 20 will include curator's Sleater-Kinney, plus the Gossip, as well as MC David Cross .

  • after several posts of Xmess related stuff...

    I offer some non Holiday related MP3'z I want ya to check out if ya have time + bountiful bandwidth, and delightfully decadent disc space...

    There's always room for the elegant delivery of Ms. Simone, who arose from her meager beginnings as Eunice Waymon, the 6th of 7 children in a poor family in Tryon, North Carolina. Her talent was obvious, and she managed to get to New York's renowned Juilliard School of Music, and to send money back home from her gigs as a classical accompanist. Soon she was singing more earthy material in taverns, and on then in 1957 on records from the Bethlehem label.

    Indeed this track from 1968, shows that she knows how to work what she's got...

    Nina Simone - I Got Life

    Peter Noone and the fellas were a British invasion band that sold millions upon millions of records and Cashbox magazine twice named them "Entertainers Of The Year". They were somewhat of an influence on The Ramones, being one of Joey's favorite bands, and here on their first hit, they seem to realize they are onto something and they ain't afraid to let us know...

    Herman's Hermits - I'm Into Something Good


    Here's a special version of a classic Atlantic Records cut from circa 1962 for y'all from an artist that Kevin Spacey was apparently quite fond of... with Spacey going so far as to wait years and finally fund his own bio-pic of the late crooner...

    Bobby Darin - Splish Splash w/ intro narration

    This song was written for Brecht & Weill's Three Penny Opera of the Weimar Period of post World War One Germany, and later became an unlikely chart topper for Darin. The hit version was recorded in December of 1958, and it went #1 for 9 weeks in 1959. This is a live mix from a performance at the legendary Copacabana nightclub in New York in June of 1960, the live album was released on ATCO in the fall, went to #1 and stayed on the charts for 38 weeks.

    Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife


    Here's a different kind of spacey fave

    This Nile Rogers & Bernard Edwards of Chic production was a top ten hit circa 1980 across the dancefloors of Europe, it charted in the US briefly in the lower echelons, but for some reason Sheila never won the hearts and minds of the post-disco "uh-murkin" masses... She was a ( bonus check out her Spacey vid clip )

    Sheila & The Black Devotion - Spacer

    As long as we're talking space, why not allow Mr. Spock to sing a tune for June

    Leonard Nimoy - I Walk The Line

    Nowhere but up lately for this act, from their 2003 album, those then Barsuk-ian boys lay down a little number for ya all...

    Death Cab For Cutie - Tiny Vessels

    Son of the great rock n roll pioneer Johnny Otis, Shuggie put this out into obscurity in the early 70's but the chart action didn't come until the Brothers Johnson mined it at the height of the disco era... Here's the original from the Luaka Bop re-release in 2002.

    Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23

    Another longtime artist brought into the limelight about the same time under the auspices of the aforementioned label operated by David Byrne was Tom Ze'. This Brazilian madcap musician was involved with the amazingly great Beatles influenced Os Mutantes back in the 1960's and continues to produce bizarre and quirky tunes with a socio-political Dada esque perspective sung mostly in Portugese...

    Tom Ze - Curiosidade

    Tom Ze- Xiqueque

    here's some stuff from Os Mutantes, the psychedelic tropicalia group that Tom Ze' worked with a bit on some fairly obscure recordings that I'd say are well worth seeking out...

    Os Mutantes - Panis Et Circenses

    Os Mutantes - Bat Macumba

    Os Mutantes - Baby

    This track I found at poptones features Os Mutantes with one of the tropicalia movements founders who returned to revolutionize Brazilian pop after studying with electronic music pioneers Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez.

    Rogerio Duprat w/ Os Mutantes - Lady Madonna

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    Here's a track featuring Gilberto Gil recorded on a Brazilain TV show circa 1969 that was posted at Audium.Blogspot.Com

    Os Mutantes - Domingo no Parque (w/Gilberto Gil)

    Another cursory examination of the web has just alerted me that fellow MP3 blogger DiddyWah has recently annointed us with more Tom Ze' & Mutantes material as well

    anyhow... i gotta get going...

    y'all should have plenty to follow up on

    there'll be a quiz next time, so do yer frickin homework sheesh !

    Thursday, December 08, 2005

    Seasonal Tales of Good Tidings

    Here's Some Examples of Seasonal Stories Of Goodwill That Make My Holiday Heart Glow Warmer...

    ex. The Shady Military Contractor Who Sold The U.S Marines Thousands of Faulty Protective Vests, And Spent 10 Million Dollars of the dough on his daughter's Bat Mitzvah, replete with Kenny G ($250,000) , 50 Cent ( $500,000), Aerosmith ( $2 Million), as well as Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, and last month's Random Revelations featured Democratic fundraising star Don Henley .

    ex. While the murder rate skyrockets to almost a hundred dead in our hood this year, the SFPD produces a video project that gets 20 officers suspended that the mayor proudly calls "shameful. ..offensive...sexist...homophobic...racist"

    ex.To Prove It Is The Season of Charitable Giving, Congress Grants Even More Tax Cuts For Rich Investors !!

    ex. Plus, Why Stop There, When We Can Have More Patriot Act For Everyone, w/ Extended Run By Popular Congessional Demand !!

    The Justice Department is offering money to schools that have students wear RFID tags to track their whereabouts

    So anyhow, I ain't got anything clever or ironic or succinct to add , since just reading all that stuff sorta took the seasonal sarcasm right out from under my tree...


    Here, I leave it to you, you go and get linked up with a mess of just early enuf sonic X-mess gifts. There's just enuf time to get some use out em before you have to put em away in the closet with all the lights & spoiled eggnog cartons...

    So go joyously fill your speakers & lighten up your holiday hub bub til yer festive froth runneth over...

    • Joy Zipper - Christmas Song

    • Carl Vasta - Blue Grass Jingle Bells

    • Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin

    • RUN DMC -Christmas In Hollis

    • John Denver and the Muppets - We Wish You A Merry Christmas.mp3

    • John Denver and the Muppets - Silent Night, Holy Night.mp3

    • Muppets - Jingle Bells Jingle Bell Rock.mp3

    • Tenchi Muyo - Jingle Bells

    • Trey & Matt of South Park - It's Xmas

    • Los Texas Wranglers - Los Noche Before Christmas
    • Robert Earl Keen - Merry Christmas From the Family

    • Steve Martin - 5 Christmas Wishes

    • If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be that all the children to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. If I had two wishes I could make this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and peace. And the second would be for 30 million dollars a month to be given to me, tax-free in a Swiss bank account. You know, if I had three wishes I could make this holiday season, the first, of course, would be for all the children of the world to get together and sing, the second would be for the 30 million dollars every month to me, and the third would be for encompassing power over every living being in the entire universe. And if I had four wishes that I could make this holiday season, the first would be the crap about the kids definitely, the second would be for the 30 million, the third would be for all the power, and the fourth would be to set aside one month each year to have an extended 31-day orgasm, to be brought out slowly by Rosanna Arquette and that model Paulina-somebody, I can't think of her name. Of course my lovely wife can come too and she's behind me one hundred percent here, I guarantee it. Wait a minute, maybe the sex thing should be the first wish, so if I made that the first wish, because it could all go boom tomorrow, then what do you got, y'know? No, no, the kids, the kids singing would be great, that would be nice. But wait a minute, who am I kidding? They're not going to be able to get all those kids together. I mean, the logistics of the thing is impossible, more trouble than it's worth! So -- we reorganize! Here we go. First, the sex thing. We go with that. Second, the money. No, we got with the power second, then the money. And then the kids. Oh wait, oh jeez, I forgot about revenge against my enemies! Okay, I need revenge against all my enemies, they should die like pigs in hell! That would be my fourth wish. And, of course, my fifth wish would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. Thank you everybody and Merry Christmas.

    Saturday, December 03, 2005

    Stumblin' Towards X-Mess

    hey it's me...

    hope yer all havin' a happy holiday entry way... as we boil down to the big year end rear end...

    for me it's all about the humanity of it all...

    ex. I just watched a video of chinese soldiers carefully executing pre-screened prisoners whose organs can be sold to donors...a $5000 dollar deposit can get ya a kidney on reserve, about $30,000 for the whole operation etc

    hey, if ya wanna save some lives, ya gotta take some lives right?

    ...not sure what a liver is going for...but i'lll see if I can reserve ya one...

    I'm still limpin' round w/ crutches...made it to work ...

    today's mission included bulk erasing a buncha tapes of parole hearings...sad but true...

    anyhow...since I'm in a cast, and spent my Sunday Morning trying to bail a 125 lb female friend out of jail who was senselessly and severly beaten til bloody & bruised & then dragged by the hair by cops who didn't like that she was standing in the wrong line outside a disco...

    Ward Churchill - "In a Pig's Eye: Reflections on the Police State"

    Guess, we'll call it an evil Christmas so far...might as well start with that notion...

    here's some more of yer audio presents for the holidaze...

    Ladytron - Evil Xmas Mix

    DJ John's - Christmassacre of Charlie Brown

    Rock n Roll Geek - Xmas Song

    Sesame Street's The Count - Let It Snow

    Jimmy McGriff -
    Santa Claus is Coming to Town


    at I found a cover track from a rawkin' Detroit band in the 1980's, ( a decade which according to the website has been over for at least 5818 days last i checked...).

    Goober & The Peas - Snoopy's Christmas featuring Ernie Harwell, the original singer of Snoopy & The Red Baron
    these fellers can sure crank up an ol' fashioned & fevered lil' storm, so here's more of em...

    Goober & the Peas

    They did such a nice job on the holiday Snoopy & The Red Baron number I decided to throw in a couple more from their shockingly obscure rock & roll ouvre....

    first the socially relevant 80's masterpiece

    Goober & The Peas - Killing Is Bad

    plus a bonus track of their stunning interpretation from a 1992 Pravda records compilation of Jimmy Webb's classic

    Goober & The Peas - Mac Arthur Park


    hmmm what next ? I'll just throw some general junque du jour in your direction, maybe lemme know what ya liked...

    Now, I bet yer wondering ...why did I put some whiny weirdo Icelandic jazz disco queen named Bjork after that rawkin' blast ... well uh,
    because I can... that's why

    Bjork - Hidden Place ( matmos mix)

    Tipsy -
    Kitty's Daydream (Longhair mix)

    Nina Simone - House Of The Rising Sun

    Aesop Rock -
    Basic Cable


    that should be enuf tuneage to tide ya over til tomorrow... or whenever i get my shit together to say hello again...

    keep those cards and letters coming... tis the be jolly, blah blah blah

    here's some of what got heard round these parts last week:

    lil mike's tracks chart

    Friday, December 02, 2005

    North Beach : Frisky Fashions & Cookie Crawl Today

    Hey Are Ya In San Francisco This Saturday Afternoon?

    Are Ya Hungry?

    Over 5000 fresh baked cookies will be served today along Upper Grant Ave in a competition for Cookie of The Year !

    RubyDolls is just one of the many shops participating today that invites you down to check out the North Beach Cookie Crawl on Sat Dec 3rd...

    RubyDolls owner Ruby has baked up hundreds of tasty homemade Aloha Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies made with lots of love as well as butter, brown sugar, Macadamia Nuts & Coconut to give out.

    It's Al Part of
    "Nonna’s North Beach Christmas!"

    a tribute to the Italian baking heritage of this historic neighborhood at the foot of Telegraph Hill

    * The Inaugural Cookie of the Year award will be presented by Supervisor Aaron Peskin (for amateur & professional bakers) at 5:00pm (corner of Grant Ave & Union St)

    * Participants include North Beach's favorite bakeries (Stella and Danilo’s), Kara’s Cupcakes , I Dream of Cake and residents and shopkeepers from the local community.

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    print this ad and bring it in for a discount

    other locally owned apparel shops to check out while on the street include:
    Ooma, Delilah Crown, Knitz & Leather, Al's Attire, Pixie etc.

    * Live Music will be provided by San Francisco's legendary humorist & jazz musician, Mal Sharpe, at the Savoy Tivoli, and watch for the Green Street Marching Brass Band will be roving with their joyful dixieland sounds.


    Do Some Holiday Shopping, Enjoy Some Sweet Treats & Help Out Those In Need

    Event Presented by Upper Grant Ave Merchants & Telegraph Hill Dwellers, in support of the following charities:

    St. Vincent De Paul Meals for the Homeless
    San Francisco Fire Department Toy Drive
    Upper Grant Avenue Beautification Fund


    Holiday Stuff:

    The Sesame Street gang helps get in the cookie eatin' mood

    Cookie Momster, Grover & Harry Monster - Blue Christmas

    Maybe you caught the animated studio mix from his holiday special on Comedy Central, well here's a recording from a live date of the same tune.

    Denis Leary - Merry F%@#ing Xmas

    From Las Vegas, a band that turns a kiddie classic into a hardcore x-mess carol ...

    Lay To Rest - Jingle Bells ( Batman Smells)

    why did I put Billy Corgan after that? well, it's because I can... not because I like it...please understand, and forgive me's the holiday season after all...

    Billy Corgan - Christmas Time

    and here's the TV family that always looked like they were having more fun than anyone else...good thing we have tell all books, reality television and documentaries to straighten out that myth...

    David Cassisy & Partridge Family - My Christmas Card to You

    here's some more "secular" tunes for ya to enjoy:

    From his "Water from The Wells of Home" collaborative album, recorded in the late 80's for Mercury whom he was feuding with, shortly before he was unceremoniously dropped. The writer of the track is the great Appalachian songsmith Tom T. Hall , who joins Johnny on this number.

    Water from the Wells of Home (Bonus Tracks)

    Johnny Cash - Last of The Drifters

    raised in D.C, where Go-Go rules the streets, Amerie uses the local beat to her advantage on this tune

    Amerie - 1 Thing

    This song uses a sample from a 1965 Jagger/Richards composistion called "The Last Time" from an old Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra recording that unfortunately for the Verve was controlled by Allen B. Klein ( aka ABKCO). The Verve recorded the track before they negotiated the sample, and the price for getting their first real hit on the charts was an exhorbitant fee to Klein that the writers themselves eventually apologized for. Upset that he lost the royalties, Verve singer Richard Ashcroft was quoted saying Bittersweet Symphony was "The best song Jagger and Richards have written in 20 years." Here's the song without "Where Are They Now" file entry Richard Ashcroft bleating over the top...

    Verve - Bittersweet Symphony ( inst )