Tag Archives: 2007

voicemail radio & prank calls

RVm

Fun concept: http://www.radiovoicemail.nl/ e.g. this week, dial +31619736048 for Ultra Eczema’s broadcast… More UE radio via http://www.ultraeczema.com/radio/index.html incidentally! And let’s not forget Dennis Tyfus & Vomgrill’s magnificent 0032 (0)3 2934834 lp either (cat. no. Ultra Eczema 46) which collects a selection of phone calls DT made daily between 2007-05-05 and 2007-07-29 as part of the Virus group exhibition at Antwerp’s Hessenhuis. You can hear the A side of the lp on UE’s Sc: http://soundcloud.com/ultra-eczema/dennis-tyfus-a-side-of-0032-0

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sunny symphony

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Nissan selling its Sunny car in France back in 1991 by way of Bobby Hebb‘s classic song – first recorded by Miko Hierota for Toshiba in 1966. Full commercial via http://www.ina.fr/pub/automobile-et-transport/video/PUB3784157113/nissan-sunny-automobile-5-portes.fr.html … more Sunnyvia http://uzine.posterous.com/sunny-marva-0 … The version below is by Screen (1968), off the Beatmeisjesv/a cd compiled by Frank Dam & Marthy Coumans, issued for free with the Beatmeisjes (1963-1969)book by Frank Dam (ISBN 90-204-0563-2), published by LJ Veen in 2002. More recently, Dam has organised the Beatfilmfilm festival …

the one

“James Brown backup singer Marva Whitney discovered that the separation of church and funk was a distinction of tapping from the toe or heel, respectively. “Because tapping from the heel moves your ass” observes RJ Smith. The heel also required a frequent change of socks. One drummer recalls hearing the aquatic squoosh of the JB’s’ footsteps when the band walked offstage every night. A good foot was a sweaty foot. According to the author, Cold Sweatwas “the first hit song about perspiration. […] Nobody had ever thought to sing about an uncomfortable ferment of the body caused by the nearness of other-flesh.” A press release pinpoints how many freshly laundered shirts James Brown would burn through in a single year, while The Onedetermines the first time he cried “Give the drummer some” (May 1967, Cincinnati).” What are you doing, Dave? You’ve just convinced me to purchase RJ Smith’s The one: the life and music of James Brown(Gotham / Penguin 2012-03-15, ISBN 9781592406579)! “Back home, as the Nixon administration pushed its dubious Soul Initiative to rally African American support, Nixon backer James Brown received letters from black soldiers lamenting the absence of soul music on Armed Forces Radio. An owner of several stations himself (good for airplay), the Godfather rectified the situation by bringing the JB’s to Vietnam for a USO tour. “We didn’t do like Bob Hopehe’d say. “We went back there where the lizards wore guns.” While James Brown did the cape act to a backdrop of machine gun patter, Bob Young, future mayor of Augusta, Georgia, was flying a helicopter with the words Mother Popcornscrawled on his helmet. (In the James Brown popcornography, mother was an honorific for a large rear end.) According to Smith, the mere act of federal marshall James Palmer keeping drummer Clyde Stubblefield out of the draft and seated in the JB’s “counts as one of the great unsung patriotic acts of the era”.”
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7828510/a-review-rj-smith-biography-james-brown
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/books/the-one-james-brown-biography-by-r-j-smith.html
http://articles.boston.com/2012-03-16/arts/31195677_1_james-brown-life-and-music-black-power
http://www.themillions.com/2012/04/becoming-james-brown-on-rj-smiths-the-one.html
http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781592406579,00.html
http://soul-sides.com/2012/08/a-chat-with-rj-smith-author-of-the-one/
http://rockcriticsarchives.com/interviews/rjsmith/rjsmith.html
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42403
http://www.rjsmiththeone.com/

 

vivat vadim & viva nilovic

Sadly, the Vadim label seems to be in trouble. They’re selling out their catalogue at destock discount prices (hurry), they’ve closed their blog, and they’ve put their site to sleep. Hopefully Vadim will reawaken reinvigorated! By way of praise & support, here’s a number of tracks by Janko Nilovic, an artist most championed by Vadim (in France and by Cosmic Sounds in the UK) via eight or more releases, viz. Funky Tramway(with Mad Unity in 1975 / reissued 2011), Psyc Impressions(1969 / 2011), Soul Impressions(1975 / 2011), Last Impressions(compilation, 2007), Vocal Impressions(with Dave Sucky in 1971 / 2006), Chorus(1974 / 2006), Rythmes Contemporains(1974 / 2010),Paris Pop Galaxy(remixed by Eric Caspar, Pulp Flavor 2002) and I’m sure I’m forgetting some. Most of Nilovic’s work was produced for les éditions Montparnasse 2000 of course. Personal favourites include:

  • “Aérospatial” (1971?)
  • “Atchika boum” (1971)
  • “Improvisations pour deux voix” (1971)
  • “Black Swan Lake” (1975)

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1978-06-16 suicide boo’d off stage in brussels’ ab

Alan Vega rules, Martin Rev rules. Today everyone acknowledges how unique and important the Suicide duo were. But they used to be a lot more controversial, see for instance how Suicide were boo’d off stage at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels (Belgium) on 1978-06-16, opening for a hostile crowd that had come to see Elvis Costello and clearly wasn’t ready to take in Rev & Vega‘s pioneering sound
http://www.blastfirstpetite.com/suicide.html
http://www.discogs.com/Suicide-Suicide/release/627068
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23_Minutes_Over_Brussels
http://www.fromthearchives.com/av_mr/chronology.html
http://fillip.ca/content/riot-show-some-notes-on-the-archive
http://www.rocksbackpages.com/article.html?ArticleID=6508
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/suicide/1978/ancienne-belgique-brussels-belgium-73d1d2f1.html
http://altmusic.about.com/od/historyofaltindiemusic/a/Suicides-23-Minutes-Over-Brussels.htm
http://markusvanniemendael.skynetblogs.be/archive/2005/09/15/klassieker-suicide-23-minutes-over-brussels-suicide-1977.html

2012-01-28 charles hayward over brussels

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2012-01-28, 22 o’clox: Charles Hayward @ les Ateliers Claus! The two tracks below are off Hayward’s second solo album A Tribute To Mark Rothko(recorded 1989, released 1990 on Sub Rosa, SUB CD010-33). The first image above was found here, the second is Hayward playing at Sónar in 2007.
http://www.charleshayward.org/
http://www.furious.com/perfect/charleshayward.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hayward_(musician)
http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/2010/07/charles-hayward-recorded/
http://subrosa.itcmedia.net/en/catalogue/soundworks/charles-hayward_01.html%3Bjsessionid=A60AB750F13E67B4D5B678C0237F236F
http://www.freq.org.uk/interviews/an-interview-with-charles-hayward/Update
http://www.lesateliersclaus.com/events/tag/charles-hayward
http://www.eineweltaushack.com/roster/charles-hayward/
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=34185

seb cab does dylan

Ooh that Sebastian Cabot, actor!
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=2255
http://dylancover.blogspot.com/2007/04/sebastian-cabot-on-cd.html