Tag Archives: 2012

rock and roll highschool mechanics clash over neu!

1. Digest:

2. Now watch:

Portlandia Season 2 Episode 5 – Music in our schools

Won’t somebody please think of the children? Thankfully, IFC‘s Portlandia does! (Oh and Vimeo’s embed function sucks big time – or is it WordPress’s non-html savvy editor?)

3. Then watch:

Portlandia Season 2 Episode 5 – Dream of the 1890s

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rip marva whitney

Shux! Just learned from Funky 16 Corners that Marva Whitney (1944-05-01 > 2012-12-22) has left us for that great jam by the Styx!
http://www.wefunkradio.com/extra/marva
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marva_Whitney
http://www.facebook.com/Transatlantics/posts/471999922845858
http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/international/34507/RIP-Marva-Whitney-Soul-Sister-1
http://osakamonaurail.com/discography/2006/12/i-am-what-i-am.html

jolly gonzales

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Ho ho and a free Chilly Gonzales piano tune for Christmassnatch it via http://chillygonzales.com/2012/12/free-download-a-minor-christmas-medley/ – if only to remind us of Mr Jason Charles Beck’s excellent Piano Solo IIalbum, as released 2012-09 on Gentle Threat (GENTLE017CD). Written and performed at the piano by Chilly Gonzales, recorded and produced in Paris, France, and quite timeless.
http://chillygonzales.com/
http://www.gonzpiration.com/
http://www.deezer.com/nl/artist/7439
https://soundcloud.com/chillygonzales
http://www.facebook.com/chillygonzales
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzales_%28musician%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory_Tower_(2010_film)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/may/20/gonzales-longest-solo-concert
http://liveweb.arte.tv/fr/video/Salons_de_Musique_Chilly_Gonzales_Vincent_Segal_Palais_de_Tokyo/

lonnie holley

No reason to call Lonnie Holley aka Mister Sand Man an outsider artist … unless you’re going to dispense with folk art tout court …
http://www.dust-digital.com/lonnie/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie_Holley
http://www.marciaweberartobjects.com/holley.html
http://www.baileygallery.com/artists_02.cfm?fid=504
http://www.soulsgrowndeep.org/artists/lonnie-holley/
http://mainstreetgallery.net/folk-or-self-taught-art/lonnie-holley/
http://www.rockfordartmuseum.org/COLLECTION/l_holley.html
http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2011/03/02/profile-mister-sandman/
http://realdeepblues.blogspot.be/2012/12/lonnie-holley-just-before-music.html
http://www.worldmusic.net/news/blog/2012-11-16/lonnie-holley-all-rendered-truth/
http://pleasedonotbend.co.uk/work/do-we-think-too-much-i-dont-think-we-can-ever-stop/
http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/online_shop/ikon_catalogues/installation/item/do_we_think_too_much_i_dont_think_we_can_ever_stop/

im mr skin


RIP Ed Cassidy (1923-05-04 > 2012-12-06), drummer of Spirit … and IM Randy California (1951-02-20 > 1997-01-02) and John Locke (1943-09-25 > 2006-08-04). Cassidy was instantly recognizable by his shaven head (hence his nicknameMr Skin“) and his fondness for wearing black. He was around twenty years older than the rest of the group (born in 1923). His earlier career was primarily in jazz and included stints with Cannonball Adderley, Gerry Mulligan, Roland Kirk, Thelonious Monk and Lee Konitz. He was a founding member of Rising Sons with Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder.” Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_%28band%29


bob lind’s comeback

Bob Lind‘s new album Finding You Again(just out on Big Beat, cat. no. CDWIKD 307) kind of shook me unexpectedly. Or maybe I’m just weak at the knees because just for an instant the intro of “Maybe it’s the rain” reminds me of Lesley Duncan‘s “Love song”. Anyhow Mr. Lind‘s fifth full album is quite impressive – and a purchase to be considered for fans of Jacques Brel, Michael Chapman, Bill Fay, Ned Collette, Marianne Faithfull, Richard Hawley, Mickey Newbury, Scott Walker and the like – even though Dylan‘s the usual buzzword. Housed in an awful sleeve, and not as brash sounding as Bish Bosch“, I’m sure, but worth the listen ànd read, as the lyrics have been printed. Our man Bob‘s kinda proud of them, since he urges us to “please listen to the songs all the way through before reading the lyrics. Reading the words while you listen for the first time is like consulting a sex manual while you’re making love” (cd booklet p. 5). Features a cover version of Peter Allen‘s Somebody’s angel(off the Australian’s 1980 lpBi-Coastal), incidentally.
http://boblind.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Lind
http://www.spectropop.com/BobLind/index.htm
http://www.researchvideo.com/news/bob-lind-news.html
http://palebloomsandbeyond.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/35/
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3086
http://acerecords.co.uk/bob-lind
http://www.tsimon.com/lind.htm

all about money and personal space

Hey! how about a reprint of Spontaneous Overthrow’s “All About Money” album (New-Ark 1984)? Urgently!?! Its hazy title track alone is utterly brilliant – and you can hear both Mr Burns and Dr Dylan in it if you listen closely to the outro. Discovered it via Chocolate Industries’ mighty “Personal Space – Electronic Soul 1974-1984” v/a cd / clear vinyl 2lp (2012) – another winner, not just for fans of Sly, Timmy or Shuggie but also for fans of James & Paradinas! Just listen to Starship Commander Woo Woo’s “Master ship (excerpt)” below.
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Spontaneous+Overthrow
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/05/spontaneous-overthrow.html
http://www.musicismysanctuary.com/forgotten-treasure-spontaneous-overthrow-all-about-money-1984/
http://www.chocolateindustries.com/blog/2012/02/personal-space/
http://www.chocolateindustries.com/catalogue/personalspace.php