Thursday, December 30, 2010


NOOOOOooooo!!!!!!!! Not the dude from Boney M, too!!!!

RIP, brutha...most famous man to come out of Aruba.

obituary from The Guardian:

Sunday, December 26, 2010

RIP Teena Marie

pour one out for you

Jay and the Americans

Another dad jam

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friends Again

Friends Again formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1982 and released one album “Trapped and Unwrapped” as well as three singles. They…were awesome. Singer and Songwriter Chris Thompson went on to form the Bathers.

  1. Sunkissed – Friends Again
  2. State of Art – Friends Again
  3. Honey at the Core – Friends Again
  4. Bird of Paradise – Friends Again
  5. Latta’s Dream – The Bathers
  6. Unusual Places to Drive – The Bathers

Michael Head

From Liverpool, UK, Michael Head was/is the songwriter, singer and guitarist for the Pale Fountains (1980-1986), Shack (1987-2010) and Michael Head & the Strands (1994).

  1. Something On My Mind – The Pale Fountains (1984)
  2. Bicycle Thieves (7” Single Version) – The Pale Fountains (1986)
  3. Tara K (Demo) – Shack (1990)
  4. Queen Matilda (Demo Version) – Michael Head & the Strands (1994)
  5. Glynys & Jacqui (Demo Version) – Michael Head & the Strands (1994)

Krzysztof Komeda

Krzysztof Komeda was a Polish pianist and composer of jazz and film music. He died in 1969 at age 38 from head injuries suffered either in a drunken fight, a skiing accident or a car crash - depending on where you read it. The year before he had recorded the soundtrack to Roman Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby.' Komeda was with Polanski when he died.

A small compilation of my favorites:

1. Po Katastrofie

2. Ballad for Bernt

3. Wariacje Oj Boru

4. Sleep Safe and Warm

5. Mojo Ballada

6. Astigmatic

7. Ballada

Luiz Bonfa

Brazilian Luiz Bonfa has a long and uneven discography, but in the 1950s and early 60s he was at the top of his game. A selection from that era:

1. Liberdade Demais
2. Tristeza
3. Lila
4. Uma Prece
5. Meu Nome e Ninguem
6. Inquietacao
7. Na Baxia do Sapateiro
8. Samba de Duas Notas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Black Ground And Floor Ground

Here is a mix I just made of things of late:

1 Super Lady - Jeff Phelps
2 Don't Let Me Down - Charlotte Dada
3 Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia
4 For Real (demo) - Sly Stone
5 When A Woman Loves - R. Kelly
6 Taranto Del Hombre - Lole y Manuel
7 ? (track 2, The Keep OST) - Tangerine Dream
8 Theme From E.T. (Dance Version) - EGO
9 Superman Supergalattico - Milli Mou
10 Daa Nyinaa - Ata Kak
11 Methwalk - Aaron M. Olson
12 Neon Slime - Wings Hauser
13 Love Will Turn You Around - Kenny Rogers

smooth move, x-mas!

hey y'all. this here is a link to nick krgovich's (from No Kids) x-mas EP....


it's pretty smooth and sweet; appropriate for a 'nandos holiday! you may recognize some of those sweet backing tracks!



Thursday, December 23, 2010

love is strange

I'm kind of overloading on this song, but I really like this video. BUCK!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jeff Phelps - Magnetic Eyes (1985)

If you don't already have this, buy it now before it's too late! It was just re-issued for the first time ever about a month ago by Tomlab. Which is great because I think there were only something like 300 independently pressed originally back in 85. They go for a small fortune if you can find em. Aaron brought me a copy from germany after he met the guy at Tomlab on tour early this year (THANK YOU AARON.) I will NOT post it here because that wouldn't be fair to Jeff Phelps and Tomlab. But if you email me, I will send you a link because you are my friend. However I do suggest you buy it as well!
I just bought the re-issued vinyl last night. should arrive in a few days... I haven't ordered vinyl on line in a while but this is special.
I especially like the songs where Jeff sings on his own. He has a real lazy-shy-smooth style. I think "super lady" is my favorite:
also the one about dancing with electrons is super good, too.

Happy 61st birthday to a voice we can all agree on!

artwork by Joppa Vajoner J'Olson.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hopkirk & Lee / Bitter Herb

Hopkirk & Lee

This Scottish band released one four song e.p. in their career, “Beneath the Apple Tree” on Gallery Recordings in 1998. Produced By “Hopkirk/Lee”. Further information of interest is scant. No photos. But what’s most mysterious is the music, which is of a nearly unbelievable quality. Apart from the obvious haze of gentle sixties psychedelia and folk that hangs over these four tracks, I will forgo any other musical reference points and allow them their enigma. Possibly the most unknown, unheralded band I know. Also among the best I have ever heard, anywhere.

Beneath the Apple Tree (1998)

  1. !Free Arthur Lee!
  2. A Love Like Ivy
  3. Summershine
  4. My Line is Short

Bitter Herb

And they’re back, maybe. Someone, somewhere, once briefly speculated that Bitter Herb is the present day incarnation of Hopkirk & Lee. In a complete vacuum, such rumors are true until proven otherwise. Upon listening, however, the question recedes as it becomes fairly clear that this is the work of the same person(s). Bitter Herb is unsigned and has not had any proper release I know of - just these four tracks, via a myspace page that now has him/them located in London. And while perhaps not as jarringly sublime as its predecessor, this fact stems more from its understated mood, subtler approach and switch to piano than any real drop-off in quality. Still operating on a celestially high plane, shrouded in complete mystery.

1. My Dancing Eyes

2. Turning Like A Leaf

3. The British American Dream

4. The Legions of Romulus


Frank Stallone

Friday, December 17, 2010

Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) died today. This is sad; It makes me sad.

Here are some links to albums....

Got me?


He makes me do things...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Mix

Here is my Christmas Mix.
Download HERE guy.

1. Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi
2. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
3. Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys
4. Frosty the Snowman - The Ronettes
5. Skating - Vince Guaraldi
6. The Bells of St. Mary - Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans
7. Purple Snowflakes - Marvin Gaye
8. Some day at Christmas - Stevie Wonder (Bieber does this song too. Just sayin')
9. A Love Letter (Christmas) - R. Kelly (I am just a snowman, looking for a snowgirl)
10. What do the Lonely do at Christmas - The Emotions (I think you would be into this one Eric)
11. Everyday will be like a holiday - William Bell
12. All I want for Christmas (is my girl) - New Edition
13. Twelve Days of Christmas - Bob and Doug McKenzie
14. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas don't be late) - Alvin and the Chipmunks (A hoola hoop)
15. The Joy of Christmas - New Edition

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond (1972)

Yes, the classic.
I'm re-posting this from my old Magmonvox post back in 2007, now with a fresh link. The Beyond always deserves a re-visitation.

Stoner Supergroup. This was a band formed by Rod Evans (the original lead singer of Deep Purple), guitarist Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, and bassist Lee Dorman (both of Iron Butterfly). Listen and Enjoy.


Monday, December 13, 2010

While you crazy kids are listening to yer newfangled Vagina metal, here's the soundtrack to my evening...

fuck, that's pure...more pure than purell...

Vaginal Metal.

Finally, the long-awaited mix you've all been waiting for. It's the two part girl metal mix. Yeah, sure... I know the boys kill people and burn down churches, but I'm sure some of these ladies would too if just given an equal opportunity. And yes, I have a taste for the dramatic and melodic, so sorry if it is not experimental enough and a little dorky. One things for sure... these ladies could gather up enough cricket tongues and gnome urine to perform a spell of severe weener itch on you in two minutes!

Part 1 : Heavy, Black and Thrashy. Just like I like my men!

Part 2 : Classic, Power, Pop and Witchy. Just like Mellisa Joan Heart and Witchiepoo!

Sadly, Part 2 is missing the great classic thrash all-girl band Ice Age. I've tried forever to find their music, it's online but un-downloadable. If anyone is able to find it / download it, give it!
I guess maybe I just need to figure out how to un-rar.
I'll make it up to you by posting this video of them in all their elegance:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

it's about time for another hit of some G-Funkel

woke up sleeping

New Edition - It's Christmas (All Over the World)

Put it in your life HERE
I vote yes on All I want for Christmas (is my girl) cause their spoken part at the end AND The Joy of Christmas cause it's bonkers!
1. Give Love On Christmas Day
2. It's Christmas All Over The World
3. Happy Holidays To You
4. All I Want For Christmas (Is My Girl)
5. The Joy Of Christmas
6. Singing Merry Christmas

Essential Christmas Albums

My favorite Christmas album is of course produced by Phil Spector.
The wall of sound + Christmas jams = one happy and nerdy heart.
I like all of the songs but the Bells of St. Mary is the one that leaves me amazed.
Download HERE
1. White Christmas - Darlene Love
2. Frosty the Snowman - The Ronettes, The Ronettes
3. Bells of St. Mary - Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
4. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - The Crystals
5. Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes, The Ronettes
6. Marshmallow World - Darlene Love
7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Ronettes, The Ronettes
8. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Crystals
9. Winter Wonderland - Darlene Love
10. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers - The Crystals
11. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
12. Here Comes Santa Claus - Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
13. Silent Night - Phil Spector, Phil Spector

My other favorite Christmas album is A Charlie Brown Christmas - by Vince Gauraldi.
Put it IN
Skating and Christmas Time is Here are the best in my opinion but the whole album is great.
1. O Tannenbaum - Vince Guaraldi, Traditional
2. What Child Is This? - Vince Guaraldi, Dix, William Chatte
3. My Little Drum
4. Linus and Lucy
5. Christmas Time Is Here
6. Christmas Time Is Here
7. Skating
8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Vince Guaraldi, Mendelssohn, Felix
9. Christmas Is Coming
10. Für Elise - Vince Guaraldi, Beethoven, Ludwig v
11. The Christmas Song - Vince Guaraldi, Torme, Mel
12. Greensleeves - Vince Guaraldi, Traditional

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lole y Manuel

We are blessed with the grace of this album thanks to Porter. It took me a while to get around to listening to it and it has become instantly one of my favorite records. Don't make the same mistake I did. Don't download it and forget about it! listen to it RIGHT NOW. Not in the mood? Get in the mood! You will not regret it.


The Teddy Bears

I got really happy the last time we did karaoke at Cosmos when Ali did this song cause it's one of my jams.
The song was written by Phil Spector, it went to the number 1 spot in 1958. The lyrics were inspired by the words on the tombstone of Phil Spector's father.

Phil Spector is the one playing the guitar in the video.

Friday, December 10, 2010

dazz good shit

Bee Gees - 2 Years On (1971)


Just got this on vinyl at the Pasadena city college swap meet for a buck. Well worth it. Plenty of Robin penned numbers. Alone Again is a stand out track.

1. "2 Years On"–3:57 (Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb)
2. "Portrait Of Louise"–2:35 (Barry Gibb)
3. "Man For All Seasons"–2:59 (B. Gibb, R. Gibb, M.Gibb)
4. "Sincere Relation"–2:46 (R. Gibb, M. Gibb)
5. "Back Home"–1:52 (B. Gibb, R. Gibb, M. Gibb)
6. "The 1st Mistake I Made"–4:03 (B. Gibb)
7. "Lonely Days"–3:45 (B. Gibb, R. Gibb, M. Gibb)
8. "Alone Again"–3:00 (R. Gibb)
9. "Tell Me Why"–3:13 (B. Gibb)
10. "Lay It On Me"–2:07 (M. Gibb)
11. "Every Second, Every Minute"–3:01 (B. Gibb)
12. "I'm Weeping"–2:45 (R. Gibb)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

masters of the tunaverse

i love this song and was so happy to find this live video!! such a good live band...

and then some...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Vangelis - The Dragon (1971)

Before Vangelis was Vangelis...
He was freaking out with this band! (also called Vangelis)

In 1971, Vangelis played several sessions in the London Marquee Studios, some of them together with guitarist Argyris 'Silver' Koulouris, violinist Michel Ripoche, bass guitarist Brian Odger and drummer Mick Waller. For some reason the recordings were never released at the time, and lay shelved until 1978, when Charly Records suddenly released the music under the name 'The Dragon'. Apparently this release wasn't approved by Vangelis, as he successfully went to court to get the album off the market.

Other recordings of these jam-sessions were released at the same time as the album 'Hypothesis'.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Robin Gibb - How Old Are You (1983)

1 Juliet
2 How Old Are You
3 In and Out of Love
4 Kathy's Gone
5 Don't Stop the Night
6 Another Lonely Night in New York
7 Danger
8 He Can't Love You
9 Hearts on Fire
10 I Believe in Miracles

10 reasons why saxophones aren't all bad

Aaron made this mix a long time ago in response to me saying that the saxophone was my least favorite instrument in the world. Put it in HERE.
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson
2. Facades - Philip Glass
3. The Inflated Tear - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
4. Grey Lagoons - Roxy Music
5. Terry's Cha-Cha - John Cale
6. Lonely Woman - Ornette Coleman
7. Nirvana for Mice - Henry Cow
8. Rubric - Philip Glass
9. Jump in Jump in come in come in - William Oldham
10. Igneous Ejaculation - John Zorn

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010


My mom has been singing this all week.

That cat dress is amazing!!!


from this really good blog: hippy-djkit

what is the matter a you?


Thursday, November 11, 2010

One of my favorites

Everly brothers - Let it be me

Hooked on a feeling


5 octaves on the piano

Shane sings 5 octaves on the piano

The man has talent!

Friday, November 5, 2010

i like this song...

plus neil young's pretty good in the video. what a muppet, that guy.

Viva Italo Disco!!!

Did you say you dig shitty 80's era Euro disco??? Get your clogs off with TONS of free downloads here:
From Istanbul to Imola, baby!!!
Some snazzzy record covers too!
Here's just a sampling:

I just plain like this song

It's an Artie Olson dadjam:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Novi God

I still love this video/jam real hard. It's too catchy and awesome. so many glitter sparkles.

Ready for the World - Tonight

I have been into this jam as of late.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

happy halloweekend

here's an old favorite of mine and evan's...


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jewce - Volume One

Simple: a small collection of songs by Jews. I am not posting the tracks yet because I think it would be fun for you to guess and/or be surprised by some of these songs and Jews. You may notice some key Jews missing as well as some Jews you might not realize were Jews. There will be more Jewce mixes. Feel free to make your own Jewce mix or send me suggestions.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Big, Round - Lovebug

I couldn't decide on one photo cause I feel that all of these work so darn well. Deal with my indecisiveness!
Download HERE
1. Ugly Couple
2. Invite Me to Your Preparty
3. Come Christmas Time
4. Lovely Buddy Julian
5. Barbecue, Babes

Here are some things I like about this album:
The vibraphone in invite me to your preparty, the use of horns, and of course all the really good lyrics.

Moral: Even Kanye can't 'turn out' a phoenix...

Okay, so say you're cruising along a secluded black forest highway in your sick MTX Tatra, at a reasonable 180mph, when out of nowhere a blinding ball of flames shoots like a comet out of the sky and erupts in front of your whip...since it don't seem to bother the wildlife no none, you go with the program, right? That's right, mofo, you roll wit dat shee-it!
Directed by Kanye, Art Direction Vanessa Beecroft, Written by Hype Williams...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hot Dignity Dog!

Do it with your senses...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Aaron Presents... MOVIE MIX!

Here's a mix i made of some of my favorite movie music (no soundtrack "songs"--just instrumentals). You may notice a lot of 80's Michael Mann/Tangerine Dream-style stuff; it's because that stuff rules!

suck on THIS

1. Hail Columbia- Michael Nyman/Damon Albarn (Ravenous)
2. 69th Street Bridge- John Carpenter (Escape From New York)
3. Profondo Rosso- Goblin (Profondo Rosso)
4. Organ Solo- Neil Young (Dead Man)
5. Cruising- Jack Nitzsche (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest)
6. Twin Peaks Theme- Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks)
7. Gassenhauer Nach Hans Neusiedler- Karl Orff (Badlands/True Romance)
8. Irena's Theme- Giorgio Moroder (Cat People)
9. Graham's Theme- Michael Rubini (Manhunter)
10. Confrontation- Tangerine Dream (Thief)
11. Boyd's Journey- Damon Albarn/Michael Nyman (Ravenous)
12. Arrival At The Library- John CArpenter (Escape From New York)
13. Suspiria- Goblin (Suspiria)
14. Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme)- Tangerine Dream (Sorcerer)
15. Main Title- John Carpenter (Escape From New York)
16. Runaway Horses ('Poetry Written With A Splash Of Blood')- Philip Glass (Mishima)
17. School At Night- Goblin (Profondo Rosso)
18. Act Of Love- Jack Nitzsche (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest)
19. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Closing Theme)- Jack Nitzsche (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest)
20. Beach Theme- Tangerine Dream (Thief)



The Walker Brothers - Nite Flights (1978)

I can't beleive we haven't posted this yet...

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shut Out" Scott Engel 2:46
2. "Fat Mama Kick" Scott Engel 2:57
3. "Nite Flights" Scott Engel 4:25
4. "The Electrician" Scott Engel 6:10
5. "Death of Romance" Gary Leeds 3:44
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Den Haague" Gary Leeds 4:03
7. "Rhythms of Vision" John Maus 2:55
8. "Disciples of Death" John Maus 3:49
9. "Fury and the Fire" John Maus 3:58
10. "Child of Flames" John Maus 3:14

Friday, October 15, 2010

Aaaargh!! Can't decide...

I'm hitting this song "Read 'Em and Weep" pretty hard this week, but I can't decide which version is better...
Okay, so it was originally composed by Jim Steinman and performed by Meat Loaf for his 1981 album Dead Ringer, but I honestly come to the song thru Barry Manilow, whose version I fell for first (and the version that made the song a hit in 1983 - turns out it was Manilow's final #1 hit on the adult contemporary charts - that's gotta count for something)...

Here's Meat Loaf's:

...and, here's Barry's (which is also a tour de force vid, replete with choreographed harlequin stage actors, backstage shenanigans, and one massive crocodile tear):

What do you think???

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

japanese can go blackface, as long as it's for a good cause, and it's Lionel Richie!

at least i think that's the rule...

bo knows

this is my bo diddley mix. please note it includes the entire "bo diddley is a gun slinger" album simply because I love it, as well as my other favorite diddleys.

Bo Diddley
she's fine she's mine
Who Do You Love
Down Home Special
Do The Frog
We're Gonna Get Married (with The Bo-Dettes)
I'm A Man
Doing The Crawdaddy
Sixteen Tons
No More Lovin'
Rock 'n' Roll
Hey Bo Diddley
Who May Your Lover Be

*also see the below solomon burke post because i re-upped those songs/vids (still crappy) but maybe they will work this time...
let me know if they dont

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2 Burkes - never forget

he will live on in our listening pleasure...
The Best Of Solomon Burke

Don't Give Up On Me (2002)

And here are those youtubes for Mr Yunk (see below post). they are good'uns but I apologize in advance for the botched editing jobs... I was using an online editor at work and didn't have much time, but its the song that counts right? anyway I kind of like how retarded they are...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

RIP Solomon Burke (1940-2010)

It is often said "it takes two generations to make a star." Solomon very much belonged to the first. While Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and James Brown became household names, Solomon's star never truly reached the heights he so richly deserved.
Despite his massive frame and resulting health problems (which saw him performing on stage from a throne in recent years), the 'King of Rock n' Soul' would outlast them all, remaining relevant until the very end, continuing to record critical albums, and performing around the globe. His career featured a couple of memorable resurgences, including when his biggest hit Cry to Me (1962) stormed back up the charts after being featured on the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack, and secondly when his album Don't Give Up On Me came from nowhere to win the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2003.
In popular culture, I believe his legacy can really be seen in his oversized influence on artists such as Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and Teddy Pendergrass, among others. Perhaps more importantly, in his personal life, his legacy is represented by 21 children, 90 grandchildren, and 19 great-granchildren. Wow.
Although I can't locate some of my favorite Solomon Burke jams on Youtube, including "Can't Nobody Love You," and "I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You," this lovely song from 1976 is a fitting tribute to this truly larger-than-life figure:

Rest in peace.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Now may I post...


The Best in Contemporary Adult music of the Past, Present and Future.


Yes, that's right. I've done full jazz handed, lyrical jazz dances, combinations, routines, whatever you'd like to call them, to half of these songs, thanks to Malaya's Jazz 3 class at Hollywood's The Edge Performing Arts Center. OH, man... It's so furry and chubby. I credit Eric with letting some of these tunes re-enter my brain through his okee renditions. Starting it off right with AC 360's movie song #1, then into a Sparkling Yunker classic okee jam, and up, down, and into Sade's super chub number, Is It A Crime, where she tears you a new one. And a super cra-shen-doe crash number into your butt-gina, base throbbing, Moments in Love. Then smoothin out like green tea yogurt into some serious post-apocalyptic future and past jazz routine classics.

Here it is yo...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


another long awaited youtube add by yours truly; from my personal vinyl rip. i've always loved this track. Mr. Ray Charles...

Stevie Wonder - In Square Circle (1985)

been listening to this tape in the studio a lot these days. it's a mover and a mom jam all da way!

1. Part-Time Lover
2. I Love You Too Much
3. Whereabouts
4. Stranger On The Shore Of Love
5. Never In Your Sun
6. Spiritual Walkers
7. Land Of La La
8. Go Home
9. Overjoyed
10. It's Wrong (Apartheid)

two legs of chicken and a half a pint of gin

I finally got this up on youtube. look out world!

In Lust

IN LUST from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.

I could care less about this song. I really like this music video though.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Alessandro Brugnolini - Utopia (1972)

I've been listening to this non-stop for the past day and a half (especially the first two tracks). Makes me feel good inside. Makes me a better, calmer driver...

1 Giuggi
2 Anna
3 Supermarket
4 Sepoltura
5 Gregorio VII
6 Chiostro
7 Ritorno in Macchina
8 Utopia

this is my favorite song from this:

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Sapphires

My dad reminded me of The Sapphires. Don't mind if I do!

"Who do you love" is the song my dad knows

Then I found this one. I am going to try and find one of their albums to post.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stevie Wonder - Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants (1979)

Highly Recommended:


Disc: 1
1. Earth's Creation
2. The First Garden
3. Voyage To India
4. Same Old Story
5. Venus' Flytrap And The Bug
6. Ai No Sono
7. Seasons
8. Power Flower
9. Send One Your Love
10. Race Babbling

Disc: 2
1. Send One Your Love
2. Outside My Window
3. Black Orchid
4. Ecclesiastes
5. Kesse Ye Lolo De Ye
6. Come Back As A Flower
7. A Seed's A Star/Tree Medley
8. The Secret Life Of Plants
9. Tree
10. Finale (Stevie Wonder/Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants)

Choco Treat Factory - Hug a Thug!

Kellz - Choco Treat Factory
Put it in Here
1. Chocolate Factory
2. Step In The Name of Love
3. Heart of a Woman
4. I'll Never Love
5. Been Around the World
6. You Made Me Love You
7. Forever
8. Dream Girl
9. Ignition
10. Ignition (Remix)
11. Forever More
12. You Knock Me Out
13. Step in the Name of Love (Remix)
14. Imagine That
15. Showdown
16. Snake
17. Who's That

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Hootin' the Blues...

After hearing this jam follow Gene Hackman around 'Cisco Pike' last night, Matt Hewitt reminded me where I'd last heard this foot-stompin howler: Herzog's 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.'
Here's the original fella's performing this classic:

preaching to the choir

for posterity sake (not that blogs are actually a realistic form of archive) I post FIRECOAT. The Singers music video

Lazerwolf the Usurper..........Eric Yahnker
Luther the Prophet...............Jonah Olson
Dogwitch the Siren.........Allison Schulnik
Yor the Behemoth.............Greg Jezewski
Snakebite the Seeker............Derek Wood
Melchior the Skinbeater.......Chris Meszler

Directed by: Matt Hewitt
Cinematography by: Kinsey Van Ost
Grip/Camera Ass.: Nate Bernot

The Singers:

Jonah Olson: vocals & conducting
Aaron Olson: guitar & bass
Eric Yahnker: vocals
Allison Schulnik: vocals
Steve Heath: guitar & vocals
Nick Perry: vocals & bass
Jennifer Porter: vocals & recorder
Lynn Bathke: vocals
Greg Jezewski: vocals & violin
Chris Meszler: drums
Derek Wood: vocals & keyboard

Firecoat from Matt Hewitt on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dad Jamz

I have a hard time gloating about myself but I can proudly say that I have gained my appreciation for subtlety within music, humor, and even people from my Dad. He has taught me to always look below the surface to find and love rare snack treats. I will always love songs with good melodies, under rated studio musicians, and Hammond organs with Leslie speakers because of him. Download here wont you?

1.The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - The Walker Brothers
2. Please Let Me Wonder - The Beach Boys
3. Walk Away Renee - The Left Banke
4. Set You Free This Time - The Byrds
5. Farmer's Daughter - Fleetwood Mac
6. Sometime in the Morning - The Monkees
7. Smile A Little Smile For Me - The Flying Machine
8. Master Jack - Four Jacks and a Jill
9. Sleepwalker - Johnny and Santo
10. Sunset Woman - Dave Loggins
11. Massachusetts - The BeeGees
12. Playboy - Gene and Debbie
13. Here it Comes Again - The Fortunes
14. A World Without Love - Peter and Gordon
15. More - Kai Winding
16. All I Have to do is Dream - The Everly Brothers
17. Only Love Can Break a Heart - Gene Pitney
18. You're The One - The Vouges
19. Popcorn - Hot Butter
20. Full Measure - Lovin' Spoonful
21. Smoke Places - Corsairs
22. Every Day I Have To Cry - Steve Alaimo
23. You Better Move On - Arthur Alexander
24. Black Pearl - Sonny Charles and The Checkmates

*The picture is of my dad dressed as Groucho Marx for Halloween in 1977

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bee Gees - Trafalgar (1971)

This may be a bold statement to some, but it is an easy conclusion for me: Trafalgar is unquestionably my favorite Bee Gees record.
This, from someone who has literally worshiped this band since birth, and was very likely even conceived to a Bee Gees tune.
The truth is, Trafalgar has for many years existed in my life as part of a (at times nightly) ritual. It starts with a small (occasionally healthy) pour of caramel-hued bourbon or scotch, a flop in my favorite easy chair, a silver-eyed fur ball yearning for a lap, and the warm, sweet crackle of needle to vinyl...a pure alien timbre magically leaps from thoroughly worn grooves to thoroughly worn speaker to thoroughly worn earhole. Eyes closed. Mind blank. Mouth saturated. Lap warm. Bliss.

How do you know if an album stands the test of time? Simply put, if you never get to the point where you can't stand listening to it. It is, as Barry coos in the opening verse of The Greatest Man In the World:

Before I heard your voice/
I never heard a sound like that before/
I want to hear it more and more/
Take me to heaven, my love...

1. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
2. Israel
3. The Greatest Man In The World
4. It's Just the Way
5. Remembering
6. Somebody Stop The Music
7. Trafalgar
8. Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself
9. When Do I
10. Dearest
11. Lion In Winter
12. Walking Back to Waterloo

Especially effective moments are found throughout this record: from the original, pre-Al Green, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, to the sweeping crescendo of Israel, to the breathless, nearly-panting finale of The Greatest Man In The World...and just when you thought Robin Gibb was at his most exquisite, tightrope-walking, warbling, man-from-Mars vocal performance in the pseudo-lullaby, When Do I, comes the insane, almost feral chorus delivery of Lion In Winter. Sure, the Beatles hold sway over moments of this record, but to this listener, there is a calming purity and transcendental originality here even the lads from Liverpool in their wildest Strawberry Fields would raise a collective eyebrow at.

Download it here, but also buy the vinyl, carve out a corner, pour a depressant, call for a cat, slap on a diaper, and let go.
You can usually find a slightly dusty copy lying in a clearance bin for about .99 cents.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me (1987)

before grunge, there lived...

1. Little Fury Things
2. Kracked
3. Sludgefeast
4. The Lung
5. Raisans
6. Tarpit
7. In A Jar
8. Lose
9. Poledo
10. Show Me The Way

Thursday, September 23, 2010

George McCrae - Rock Your Baby (1974)

The first disco record? what say you?

now boogie

1. Rock Your Baby
2. I Can't Leave You Alone (I Keep Holdin' On)
3. You Got My Heart
4. You Can Have It All
5. Look At You
6. Make It Right
7. I Need Somebody Like You
8. I Get Lifted
9. Rock Your Baby (Reprise)

I especially like "I Get Lifted."

Iron Monkey - Our Problem (1998)

This is possibly my favorite album cover. And its not even on vinyl! (click on the image for a closer view) At the very least it's my favorite CD cover. Features the artwork of Mike Diana. If you haven't already checked out the his work, do it now. In short, Diana is the only artist to have been jailed, placed on the sex offenders register, and banned from producing artwork solely because of his art. Apparently there are random checks on his house to make sure he doesn't have art supplies. The problem was that his zine was found at a murder-rape crime scene. For a short time he was a suspect but was quickly proved innocent. He lost his Job as a janitor at an elementary school where he used the copy machine to reproduce his drawings... yeah, maybe he was asking for it.

Anyway, Iron Monkey. Holy Fucking Shit. The most vile and gruesome of vocalists John Morrow (now dead of heart failure) coupled with the most doom crunching Sabbathian sludge. Unrelenting heaviness from Nottingham 1998. I haven't been able to stop listening to the CD for years now. I still believe there is none heavier in "conventional" sludge doom.

1. Bad Year
2. Supagorgonizer
3. Bos Keloid
4. I.R.M.S.
5. House Anxiety
6. 2 Golden Rules
7. 9 Joint Spiritual Whip
8. [Silence]
9. [Silence]
10. [Silence]
11. [Silence]
12. [Silence]
13. Our Problem

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wicked game

I forgot this mom jam. I picked the Wild at Heart version because I would rather see Nickolas Cage make out with Laura Dern than Chris Isaak rolling around with that lady's sandy cleavage and butt crack.

Tell Her No

I can't handle the cuteness of the nerdy guitar player.

Neil Diamond


Two very different but equally awesome versions of the song Apache.

The original done by The Shadows

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Next - Too Close

I am currently working on a 90s R&B mix and you can believe this is on there. I like how this song is only about putting your boner on your lady while she dances. This is the anthem of boner jams. My favorite part is "girl I know you felt it, but you know I can't help it" and when the ladies sing "I feel a little poke,coming through, on you."

Friday, September 17, 2010

My Bacharach Choicest Cuts

So, just in-case that massive encyclopedic Bacharach anthology was too beefy for you, or like me, it just didn't include some of your favorite Burt numbers and versions, I made this potent distillation mix for you (actually for me).
Sure it's got some of the big hits featured on the previous compilation, and why not? They are superb! But it's also got some deeper tracks, such as "South American Getaway" from Butch Cassidy..., and some not-so-well-known versions like The Everly Brothers' version of "Trains and Boats and Planes" and "Something Big" by Jim O'Rourke. I especially am fond of Burt Bacharach's own version of "A House Is Not A Home," I appreciate the squeak in his voice. There may even be some surprises in there for you...
I hope you like, I hope you enjoy. I know I will.

1. Burt Bacharach - A House Is Not A Home
2. Jim O'Rourke - Something Big
3. Love - My Little Red Book
4. The Beatles - Baby It's You
5. Burt Bacharach - South American Getaway
6. Dionne Warwick - Do You Know The Way To San Jose
7. The Walker Brothers - Make It Easy On Yourself
8. The Everly Brothers - Trains and Boats and Planes
9. Gene Pitney - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
10. Dionne Warwick - Walk On By
11. Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
12. The Five Blobs - The Blob
13. B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
14. Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
15. The Walker Brothers - Another Tear Falls
16. Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
17. Dionne Warwick and Jeffry Osborne - Love Power
18. Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Elton John, Stevie Wonder - That's What Friends Are For
19. Aaron Neville - Don't Go, Please Stay


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