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'.


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