Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Heart of The Heatwave

Wazzup y'all

Looks like CBS has bought music "scrobbler" Last.FM for about $280 million, or almost $19 per user...

I wonder if they just wanted to bury an online service called that's mere name could be suggesting their numerous terrestrial FM properties are living a lie and dying in a haze of faded glory.

I ain't a super duper big fan of Apple and their latest asinine "I Tunes Plus" money gouge announcement about dumping an additional 30 cents per track their way. These "upgrades" are the ability just to use the song how you want, or get it in some higher bitrate resolution. Apparently it's a glitchy software trap cuz either you upgrade all your songs at once for an additional 30 cents, or you'll have to repay for them. Another bogus feature is that once you set your preference settings for $1.29 tracks, you will no longer be offered the .99 cent versions. Plus the 256kb so-called "DRM Free"songs are actually embedded by Steve Jobs minions with your name, email address and other tracking info. In fact the Electronic Freedom Foundation found additional info embedded in the files. EFF theorizes that there might be "
large amounts of iTunes library data
" present in every one of those files. And Ars Technica adds that Apple maybe
"has watermarked the AAC encoding itself so that it would be significantly harder for users to anonymize themselves from the files after purchasing."

All in all this clumsy conspiratorial cash grab simply doesn't surprise me... not from the great Jobs, Cupertino's evil Turtle necked reality distortion field bearer.

And to think I wasted several hours this week attempting to download what covert art I could and get my cover art flow views looking all nice when i shoulda just deleted the whole lousy piece of infernal spy & slimeware...oh wait, I own an Ipod that I received as a gift last year and am therefore trapped like millions of others using this interface... never mind...

Let's get on with the music, not the software...

First up...Emusic the great legal indie download service has a free Ian Hunter track up today til about midnight, so get it now... Ian is freaking 68 and even if was just watching Home Shopping Network while sipping Starbucks...he's naturally still rocking way harder than Sir Paul McCartney ever did, especially now that he's shilling for those brands. Plus ex-Hoopler Ian operates on a fraction of the budget, with ten times the street cred...

the song is from his new Yep Roc album "Shrunken Heads"

Technically, ya probably have to be a member to get on the list for this treat...but I think you might be able to take advantage of this daily offer from outside the wall...

Ian Hunter - Words ( Big Mouth)

lemme know if the link worked for ya... if not try this one, it'll take ya to the proper page.

and if i did work, ya might consider the risk free 25 free downloads offer, I took advantage of it last year. Of course I'm such a sucker I did last year, and I'm still hooked on Emusic like crack... but generally happier than a clam. Hey it's only $10 a month, and I get about 4 albums worth of tunes of my choice for that pittance.

Unlike I Tunes, you don't need any specially authorized software, and everything comes at ya in DRM free mp3, for less 30 cents a tune, not a lame 30 cent upgrade...

I'm sure I'll be finding lots of good stuff coming my way this month there, but let's review what went down recently...

I know it hasn't really gotten too hot yet... but Summertime is on it's way, so i'm tossing in a few potental summertime playlist faves fer yer perusal...

As May fades away I do note that it's been a good month for music archiving and purchasing tunes fer moi I suppose...

Been sinking my ears lately into all sorts of cool turf & terrain...

In addition to recent revelations I've been digging like The Mains, Avett Brothers, and Teddybears...I'm always digging in the crates and looking up new finds & friendliness in the depths of the wayback machine. I recently bought a buncha everything from classic old Roger Troutman, Howard Tate, Doug Kershaw, Betty Davis, Bad Brains, Louis Prima and Dave Clark 5 tracks & releases to brand new stuff from old faves like Tim Armstrong, Detroit Cobras, Bebel Gilberto, Mavis Staples and Maria McKee.

I guess I could just skip the hyperbole, and let ya inspect the Mog account

Before I hit a kegger on Friday, I stopped by a Virgin MegaStore on Market that was still open at around 11:00 pm to stock up on party gifts. Of course I got selfish and spent money on my own choices as well, especially when I saw import copies of Amy Winehouse's debut CD Frank onsale for less than the usual $27.00. Then I grabbed a Fairport Convention DBL CD Import I saw on sale, a Transplants CD single, and a couple copies of Way Out by Seattle rapper's Nocturnal Rage and tossed in a copy of a new Motown remixes set ...

Here's a track from a few of those selections for those who are still paying attention...

and some links to other recent releases you shouldn't pass up...


I already had a version of Amy Winehouse performing this cut from some sort of AOL Sessions that was included as a B-side on the F*ck Me Pumps CD5 I got last year, but I'm just too charmed by the ol' static charged ol' vinyl record sound herein to pass up this version...

Amy Winehouse - (There Is) No Greater Love
If yer desperate to get more here's a link to order the import version for about $16.00 at last look

and if ya wanna wait...Amy's US label is crawling at a snail's pace and likely to get Frank out here by late September, a link to preorder it is provided here for about $11.00

Now if yer digging the Winehouse sound, then either yer already a fan of ol 60's soul & pop, or ya need to be getting down with it...

No better place to start that appreciation than with Martha & The Vandellas, and if yer looking for summer fun... then why not a rollicking remix of this Detroit girl group with a lil' Miami flava. While I wasn't enasmored with every reinterpretation on Motown remixed Vol 2, this one gives this Holland, Dozier, Holland classic composistion some seriously salsafied tico tico traction...

Motown Remixed Vol. 2 CD
which just came out this year is an electro-latinized collection...and the whole thang is full of fresh reworkings of some ol' Motown chestnuts. This one here is a remix by David Elizondo that I could imagine kicking up dust on dancefloors from East LA to Northern Spain...

Martha & The Vandellas - [Love Is Like A ] HeatwaveDavid Elizondo Mix

Speaking of summer records...

Here's a fun & radio ready rawker that came attached to the new Hellcat release from Tim Armstrong backed with LA's Aggrolites called A Poet's Life...

Tim Armstrong - Into Action

I imagine it could be a good addition to yer sizzling summer soundtrack, and it's onsale online for download...or delivered to yer door in a digi-pak for about $12.00...

Speaking of Summertime, I don't suppose you'll need Joan Jett getting down with Eddie Cochran's Summertime Blues in yer speakers will ya?

Well If Ya's right here, recorded at the old Media Sound studios in New York circa 1981 at the request of late Casablanca prez Neil Bogart...

Joan Jett - Summertime Blues

And if yer idea of a party involves hair farming & seriously smoking guitar & other righteous combustibles...

The Hellacopters from Sweden are always a joy to behold in the boombox...

Here's a cut from a Hellacopters sorta not so greatest hits record that Gearhead finally issued digitally awhile back for all the onliners out there that no longer buy music on CD...

Follow the links I've painstakingly provided if you want the rest of these tracks either as downloads or on CD, cuz there's lots more to get...

Cream of the Crap! Volume 1

Download "Heart Of The Matter" (mp3)
from "Cream of the Crap! Volume 1"
by The Hellacopters
Gearhead Records

Buy on CD - For $11.49

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The Pipettes are apparently on tour this summer in the US and doing some dates back home in the UK, and various European metro zones, some of which look entirely unfamiliar to me as well.

Looks like my chance to catch the Pipettes will be at The Rickshaw Stop on June 12 in San Francisco, as apparently Popscene is moving it's location to this club as well. Perhaps i'll go more now that it's no longer in a former bathhouse on the far side of nowhere down south of market...


1 - Lee's Palace Toronto, Ontario
2 - Black Cat Washington, Washington DC
3 - First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 - Mars RED Music (instore acoustic + signing) Haddonfield, New Jersey
4 - Great Scott Boston, Massachusetts
5 - Highline Ballroom New York, New York
5 - Other Music (instore acoustic + signing) NEW YORK, New York
7 - Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
8 - 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
10 - Casbah San Diego, California
11 - Troubadour Los Angeles, California
12 - Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, California
14 - Chop Suey Seattle, Washington
15 - Plaza Club Vancouver, British Columbia
19 - Shrewsbury Music Hall (benefit for Cancer Research) Shrewsbury
23 - Glastonbury Festival


6 - Ruisrock Festival Turku
8 - T In The Park
10 - Lake Festival Nr Klagenfurt
11 - Poolbar Festival Nr Feldkirch
20 - Gurten Festival Berne
21 - Pohoda Festival Bratislava
22 - Benicassim
28 - Storsjoyran Festival Ostersund


4 - Electric Garden Festival Kent
9 - Liquid Rooms Tokyo
11 - Summersonic - Marine Stadium Tokyo
12 - Summersonic Osaka
24 - Reading Festival
25 - Leeds Festival

Here's a track recorded live on an XFM broadcast in 2005

Pipettes - Why Did You Stay

Here's something else poppy that popped up on my radar, a midwest noise pop duo called Coltrane Motion who've put out a new release this week entitled Songs About Music.

While the best title so far was "Ex-Girlfriend In A Coma", of the ones I've heard, this one seemed like my fave so far...

Coltrane Motion They Can't Mic The Deep End

Songs About Music

Download "They Can't Mic The Deep End" (mp3)
from "Songs About Music"
by Coltrane Motion

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    Stay Tuned...

    Next Time...perhaps we'll delve into something more topical...

    in the meantime

    keep on freakin' in the raw whirled...

    CD Universe - Find New Release Music CDs by Music Artist, Studio Label or Music Album Title

    Friday, May 25, 2007

    Freaky Friday 5 or maybe 6


    happy freaky friday to y'all...

    It's early in the morning, da birds are chirping, which means I stayed up past everyone's bedtime again...dang me...

    So ...instead of focusing on the nastiness abounding in the world, I'll find some good to focus in on as the sun starts it's wayward journey high...

    Hmmm.... where to start...

    Cal Trans opened up the ramp connecting to 580 off the Bay Bridge last night over the "Mac Arthur Maze" in Oakland a full month ahead of schedule...

    Pretty Amazing overall... they must've taken my advice and used crazy glue...that stuff dries quick!

    Here's a few pics I took of the new cathedral that's going up currently in downtown Oakland, (read more about it here) and then we'll shift gears eastward to the heartland zone of Oklahoma...
    Oakland Cathedral

    Psst...Here's that Oklahoma part I mentioned...

    Flaming Lips - Enthusiasm For Life Defeats Internal, Existential Fear, Progressive Dixieland Mix

    Flaming Lips - Everything's Explodin

    (psst by the way, if ya ain't seen the doc Fearless Freaks starring the Flaming Lips, you are missing out my friends...)

    What Else...

    Oh Yeah...

    Last week was the always nutty spectacle Bay to Breakers race, and this weekend we got Carnaval in San Francisco which always a festive and fun way to spend a day...

    Which means , uh I hope that my new 160 GB backup drive arrives so I can dump all these photos & videos that'll be taking up space...

    I'm likely also headed to a graduation party for a fine young man , and part time rapper I know...

    And I'm sure there will be plenty of mayhem etc etc to entertain me...

    Looks like I'll have plenty of choices on Saturday alone with Earthless and Drunk Horse at the Rickshaw with Drunk Horse, Polkacide at 12 Galaxies, Legendary rough gal chanteuse Marianne Faithfull at The Fillmore, and even wino's up north can catch Carmen San Diego's fave band Rockapella at Napa Valley Opera House...

    Hopefully the Dap Kings wil grant us with their presence this year, they've been hella busy backing up Amy Winehouse on her jaunts lately...

    But here's an instrumental track by these retro soul groovin' cats that make her sound even better than she already does...

    Dap Kings - I'm Not Gonna Cry instrumental

    Here's another band I'll have to wait at least a few more weeks to catch ...

    By now many folks are likely more familiar with retro rock revivalists The Mooney Suzuki and their attempst to get their new album released. Shortly after turning in their completed studio tapes, possibly after not hearing any bread winning potential, their label V2 decided to cut losses, and fold.

    With V2 deciding to ride out it's back catalog, and cease putting out anymore new music, The Mooney Suzuki fellas had to find a new outlet. Their February release date was shelved, and the project was in limbo, except online where the tracks found some receptive ears... although no revenues were generated.

    Enter ADA distributed Elixia Records a division of the Templar Label Group who've committed to releasing a buncha tracks that have already littered the internet for months. Purchasers of the new Mooney Suzuki record will be rewarded with at least 4 never heard bonus tracks...

    So all is not lost for fans, or the band...

    Said singer Sonny James recently
    “It ain't easy for a rock'n'roll band to try and get by these days. The music biz is kind of like the Wild West right now everyone’s biting the dust all around you. I am so thankful to find a label so excited to put out this

    Here's a link to a Windows Media video of the group at SXSW this year from

    Here's a couple Mooney Suzuki "emphasis" tracks coming out officially this June

    Mooney Suzuki - First Come Love

    Mooney Suzuki -
    99 %

    and here's an older track, followed by the bands summer tourdates...

    Mooney Suzuki - Make My Way

    The Mooney Suzuki Summer Tour ‘07
    Jun 22 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
    Jun 23 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
    Jun 25 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
    Jun 26 Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar
    Jun 27 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    Jun 28 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
    Jun 29 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
    Jul 1 Portland, OR @ Dante¹s
    Jul 2 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
    Jul 4 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
    Jul 5 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
    Jul 6 Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber Pass
    Jul 7 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
    Jul 8 Washington D.C. @ Rock and Roll Hotel
    Jul 12 Boston, MA @ Harper's Ferry
    Jul 13 Providence, RI @ The Living Room
    Jul 14 Albany, NY @ Valentines

    Wednesday, May 23, 2007

    Do Bikini Clad Negritas w/ Huge Lips Await Ye In Cuba ?

    Don't Tell "Sicko" Michael Moore, but there might be more reasons to travel to Cuba than so-called "Health Care" or Guantanamo, and apparently Rev Al Sharpton might be shocked to find a corporation that advertises Negritas with Huge Lips wearing skimpy bikinis awaiting to oil ye in Cuba if you fly there via Iberia airlines...

    That was the message of an animated ad that showed a European accented Spanish speaking baby singing a happy hip hop reggaeton tune celebrating the joys of visiting Fidel Castro's Caribbean island sex tourism retreat. Sex Tourism is after all the island's biggest economic industry, and for anyone to say that's just not so, is blowing cigar smoke up your a$$...

    The advert was recently pulled by Iberia airlines ( ), apparently because some humorless fuddy duddy found conquistador humor to be beyond sexist and dehumanizing. Now just this week, despite an airline spokesperson calling it a "trivial" matter, the cartoon has started making international headlines...

    view it yer badself and decide...

    Well that's the way the imperialist capitalist vs fading communist sex tourism ball bounces...

    So if ya liked that, or just Cuban music in general, here's a sample of some fine classic Cuban music fer yer consumption, from a Cuba Classic Vol 3 release compiled by David Byrne's always key & entertaining Luaka Bop label...

    The tune features the late Pio Leiva who died in March 2006...

    Pio Leyva - Tu No Sabes De Amor

    Cuba Classics 3 - Diablo Al Infierno!

    Download "Tu No Sabes de Amor" (mp3)
    from "Cuba Classics 3 - Diablo Al Infierno!"
    by Pio Leiva
    Luaka Bop

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    If you like that Salsasified track from Pio Leiva , maybe it's because you recognize his singing style from past membership & appearances with the Buena Vista Social Club... here his band makes another appearance on a compilation, this one put out by Malecon Music...

    Pio Leiva - Arolla Cubano

    Caliente Havana Salsa Volume 1

    Download "Arolla Cubano" (mp3)
    from "Caliente Havana Salsa Volume 1"
    by Pio Leiva
    Malecon Music Inc.

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    Here's one last track from Pio Leiva's 2002 release Sonero's De Verdad, that I found on the blog called Caffeine - Headache...

    Pio Leiva - Desvuelo de Amor

    If you really wanna feel the heat , like yer wandering the cobblestone of old Habana try out this soundwalk excerpt from Harry Partch biographer, Innova Records' head honcho Phillip Blackburn... a 2004 recording which compiles & collages the actual street sounds of the old sections of Havana...

    Cuban Soundwalk - The Cannon From The Fort Across The Bay

    Cuban Soundwalk - "Electroacoustic music has been made in Cuba since 1964..."

    Habanera: a soundwalk through old Havana, Cuba

    Download "The canon from the fort across the bay..."
    from "Habanera: a soundwalk through old Havana, Cuba"
    by Philip Blackburn
    Innova Recordings

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    Here's an organ heavy jazz infused track of a "moderno" nature that purports to be a Cuban shout out from the chill out remix collection put out on the Blue Azul label known as Salsa Caribe,

    Cuba Libre - Hola Cuba

    Salsa Caribe!

    Download "Hola Cuba Remix" (mp3)
    from "Salsa Caribe!"
    by Cuba Libre
    Azul Music

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    The next sample here is from the upcoming release "Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba, Volume One" released through the help of the increasingly amazing reissue imprint "Light In The attic".

    Which captures the eclectic and funky music of Cuba in the 70's ranging from salas, son, beat, jazz, and funk etc.

    Irakere - Bacaloa Con Pan ( Salt Cod & Potato Stew with Bread )

    Compiled by Dan Zacks of Waxing Deep Radio in response to listener demand for rare & never widely distributed Cuban musica, many recording herein were extracted from Cuban gov't controlled archives. Here's a sample of these "revolutionary" sounds, many heard stateside or elsewhere for the first time...

    Si, Para Usted - The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba Vol. 1

    Download "Bacalao Con Pan" (mp3)
    from "Si, Para Usted - The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba Vol. 1"
    by Irakere
    Waxing Deep / Light in the Attic

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      Buy direct from the label...

      Down below there's a reinterpretation of a certain Coldplay tune featuring members of The Buena Vista Social Club and other Latin musical specialists getting down on modern rawk hits

      I had never heard of it, or Demetrio Muniz who did the arrangements, but why it isn't on the shelf at every frickin' Starbucks is a mystery to me...

      Not only does it offer some palatable spicy sonic tapas, it even includes the late Ibrahim Ferrer's last vocal recording done in Madrid of the Casablanca classic "As Time Goes By"

      Then the booklet is chock full of info on global warming / climate change from folks like Al Gore etc... and even the mighty Sting is included.

      it seems like a perfect match for the greedy yet guilt-free gravitas of corporate cafe culture...

      From The Rhythms Del Mundo Cuba CD

      Cold Play - Clocks ( Cuban Mix)

      Oh, excuse me is Coldplay to ethnic for ya, are you much much more the Eurocentric type?

      From the new Kraak & Smaak remix collection

      here's Zeroleen

      with It's All Good

      Zeroleen - It's all Good

      The Remix Sessions

      Download "All Good" (mp3)
      from "The Remix Sessions"
      by Zeroleen

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        It's Hump Day night, I've been posting a lot for y'all to swallow this week and I'm outta here... somewhere, drinks & doofishness must await me ...

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        Giveaway of the Day

        Tuesday, May 22, 2007

        Sound Exchange Backs Down on High Royalty Rates ( sorta)

        In a decision that will benefit small webcasters with less than 1.25 million in revenues, Sound Exchange, the recording industry's royalty collection service for satellite and web radio, has announced "lower" rates for certain audio streaming websites. Instead they want 10%-12% of your business.

        Dubbed the "Small Webcaster Settlement Act", the latest revision extends the offer to keep providing reduced music use rates for the smaller affiliates of the fledgling web broadcasting industry, although only until 2010. Successful corporate owned websites with larger revenue bases above 1.25 million annually will be required to pony up, including retroactive payments dating back to Jan 2006.

        Sound Exchange points out that federal judges set the new royalty rates only after looking at over 13,000 pages of transcripted evidence and various factors presented by both sides, with judges attempting to make a fair compromise that insures music producers and copyright holders are not left out of the compensation game.

        In the Small Webcaster Settlement Act", Sound Exchange is asking for 10% of all gross revenues from music streaming websites up to $250,000, and 12% of gross if the website exceeds a quarter million in revenue, basically guaranteeing webcasters no increase in royalty rates until 2010, freezing them at 1998 levels.

        Of course this still does not make people happy, including the SaveNetRadio coalition whose spokesman Jake Ward fumed, then opined companies he represents will just work the system anyway " There's no question that Webcasters with government-set revenue caps would invest less, innovate less and promote less."

        SaveNetRadio, purports to represent small websites and even represent some artists, but is actually largely funded by corporate money from AOL, Microsoft, Clear Channel etc who are hoping to roll back artist compensation and avoid paying $100's of millions in potential web royalties.

        Artists who could benefit from the ruling are strangely silent, while their fans , Podcasters, Web Streamers and other users of music on the web have circled the wagons against Sound Exchange. One of the more interesting things to surface when looking into Sound Exchange is that around half of the millions in money they've collected for artists has never been paid out.

        Here's a list of some of the acts they say they can't locate a list, and if after three years your money goes unclaimed, Sound Exchange can keep your royalties...

        It's not just obscure artists either, check out this recent clip from WFMU's blog posted by Station Manager Ken

        "...If they can't find them, they have no choice other than to pocket these artist's cash. And it's all legal.

        Sound Exchange's "Unpaid Artist List" includes such recluses as Ted Nugent (for the Amboy Dukes), Kraftwerk, Kruder and Dorfmeister, Pizzicatto Five and The Dust Brothers, to name but a few.

        If only these artists could be located, then Sound Exchange could pay them their
        hard earned royalties! After all, this is exactly what Sound Exchange exists to
        do. What a shame that artists like Lene Lovich, X-Ray Spex and Rita Lee can't be found.

        As the Sound Exchange website states: "If you know any of the featured
        artists contained on this list or have contact information for them, we would
        greatly appreciate it if you would notify them that SoundExchange is looking to
        pay them the royalties they are due."

        I called a buddy of mine who had 62 copyrights listed as administered by Sound Exchange, he found their website to be daunting if not intimidating , and looks like he'll have to file possibly 62 times to get the possible 62 cents he could be earning off those tracks... I hope he can get all the filing done within three years... or he forefits the money apparently.

        In federal judicial hearings over the royalty rates issue Sound Exchange was supported by witnesses including companies like Atlantic & Sony records, Alligator Records, and opposed by companies like Yahoo!, Susquehanna Broadcasting, and Live 365.

        At stake were digital performance rates, broadcast or transmission fees or whatever ya wanna call em, and basically if someone owns the song, or the rights to the performance, in order to legally transmit that, you gotta pay and be in compliance with federal statutes.

        see 6 Second False Start
        Charles Mingus In Paris - The Complete America Session

        Download "Reincarnation Of A Lovebird [third false start]" (mp3)
        from "Charles Mingus In Paris - The Complete America Session"
        by Charles Mingus

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          or how about the royalty free Birthday Song from Jason Bentley's band the Ice Weasels...

          Ice Weasels - Royalty Free Birthday song

          Ice Weasels - Royalty Free Birthday Song ( Mobfront Adagio Remix)

          what, I linked ya up two versions fer god sakes and it's still not good enough for ya?

          damn heathen interweb users...

          here... a couple last stabs at pleasing y'all...

          here's a track from the forthcoming new release from Ray's Vast Basement... a band that I only ever knew from a dusty, faded but intriguing flyer I would pass by for years in a window in a 24th St storefront...

          Apparently the album is ready...and it's all music based on Steinbeck... this song here is based on the Grapes of Wrath. I 'd say it's a safe sonic excursion for fans of Kelley Stoltz, California's Gone

          Starvation Under Orange Trees

          Download "California's Gone" (mp3)
          from "Starvation Under Orange Trees"
          by Ray's Vast Basement
          Howells Transmitter

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            and for those that care, what do we do with the recordings that were never authorized in the first place, the remixed & rehashed...the mash ups...

            Can we really sink those sick rotted legal teeth into...this stuff

            DJ John vs AC/DC vs Michael Jackson - For Those About To Don't Stop

            Hank Handy - Beatles Mash up Medley

            Dj Lobsterdust - Rod Stewart vs Justin Timberlake vs Le Tigre vs DFA - Deceptiback

            Bobby Martini vs Genesis vs Coldplay etc - Mama In The Tomb
            Matisyahu vs Rolling Stone - Chop Em Down Miss You Mash

            howz about some Pomatic Mixes...

            Ne-Yo vs Craig David ft Nate Dogg & Mos Def - 7 Sick Days

            Mylo vs Twista ft Kanye - Drop The Overnite Pressure

            or these smartly undressed tunes...

            Creepsville - Peaches vs Pete's Record Collection

            The Who Boys - Revolution Uber Alles DKs vs Gil Scott

            Monday, May 21, 2007

            No Confidence in Neo Con - Gonzales Must Go Go

            Is it just me...

            Cuz I wonder am I the only one who thinks we have to get rid of this creep sitting in the Attorney General's office...

            I mean I know that the common wisdom is lawyers are scum, but this smarmy lil cretin brings it all down to a new low...

            When he is literally not to busy dismantling hundreds of years of American constitutional principles and laws, he's destroying careers and lives...

            and then like basically blacking out...and always when in doubt, passing the buck and blaming others, while wearing a sick lil' schoolboy grin.

            Hopefully his undoing is near, with the damaging testimony last week of longtime Republican loyalist and former Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey.

            Here's a quick video by Robert Greenwald posted at Alternet that sorta shows a little of the surface tension, but hardly can encapsulate the outrage this guy's tenure in the so-called Department of Justice has wrought on our national reputation and internal federal worker morale...

            Impeach Gonzales

            The website to visit after ya watch the video is

            Here's the mp3 audio of the above video

            and a still mighty appropriate mp3 from a Henry Rollins CD from about 10 years back on Imago

            Rollins Band - Liar

            Here's a track where the inland empire freakazoids in Geggy Tah appropriately explore the concept of memory and questions on their Luaka Bop late 90's classic "Grand Opening"...

            Geggy Tah - Go

            Grand Opening

            Download "Go" (mp3)
            from "Grand Opening"
            by Geggy Tah
            Luaka Bop

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            I'm in a free flowing and international mood this Monday morn, as the portugese plumber arrives to do several thousands of dollars worth of damage and repairs to the ancient pipes here...

            So we'll let some tracks flow freely, here's some Brazilian neo-tropicalia samba sounds from Numismata, a band from sao Paolo and their Tratore' records release Brazilians on The Moon...

            I reccomend it for any fans of Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze or if those names don't ring bells maybe Can, Tortoise or David byrne, who've got some similarities...

            Numismata - Indulgente

            Numismata - Ciúme

            Here's a final bit o simultaneously frustrated and blissed out bluesy gospel, featuring the Campbell Brothers ...doing that long suffering 60's civil rights era soul classic A Change Is Gonna Come...

            These guys are church tested barnstormers, two bros Chuck & Darick who spent decades at the God Keith Dominion Church in Rochester NY where they even trained a lil sapling named Robert Randolph. Now fronting his own widely acclaimed Family Band, Randolph is heard here joining in on the guitar, and ya can tell he's jammed with these folks before...

            Campbell Brothers - A Change Is Gonna come

            The album is produced by John Medeski and is on the always outstanding Rope A Dope label...

            Can You Feel It?

            Download "A Change Is Gonna Come" (mp3)
            from "Can You Feel It?"
            by Campbell Brothers
            Ropeadope Records

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