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

    The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

    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 !

    No comments: