Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sun City Girls - Gum Arabic (2011)

I started listening to this last night. Then again this morning. Been on my mind all day. I'm convinced this is great. Which is easy because Sun City Girls are great.

01. Radio Morocco
02. Sev Acher
03. Helwa Shak
04. Kal el Lazi Kad Ham
05. Nights of Malta
06. Esoterica of Abyssynia
07. Space Prophet Dogon
08. Theme from “Wild World of Animals”
09. Cruel and Thin
10. Gum Arabic
11. Lies Up the Niger

'The Bishop brothers continue to dig into the Girls' archives from before Charles Gocher's tragic disappearance in 2007. In this new offering they revisit North African songs from Morocco to the Mid-East and beyond, interpreting them with their own distinctive style. All tracks on this CD are cover songs from Sun City Girl's repertoire, several frequently performed by the group live for more than 20 years. Several cuts were inspired by found unmarked cassettes and radio recordings made in Egypt and Morocco by Alan Bishop in the early 1980's. The original song titles and composers of the radio-inspired arrangements are unknown. SCG created their own song titles and rearranged the music, at times radically, to fit their vision. The rest of the tracks are by various artists from the Middle East and North Africa. One track, "Wild World of Animals" is an African piece written for the theme of an American television show by the same name from the 1970s.'

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dream Academy

I like when they power fist

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

DEATH at the Echoplex

FEB 26


must see.

band name poll

hello 'nandos!

so, i've been working on band names for my solo music and it's been difficult.
"cobra and me" worked for a while because it was just myself and my guitar, which has a giant cobra (stallone) sticker on it. but that no longer fits.
i thought, why ask the famed affectionandos for their opinions?! then i thought why not ask the famed affectionandos for their opinions?!

here are 10 choices:

1) The Aaron Olson Rests
2) AO's Expanding Waistband (or Aaron Olson's Expanding Waistband [or "Waste Band"][or "Exploding"])
3) Aaron Olson's Holsom Haarom (or "Wholesome Harem")
4) Aaron Olson and the Rests (or "AO and...") (or "... and his Rests")
5) Aaron M and the Rests
6) The Rests
7) Aaron M Olson
8) Aaron Olson, Aaron Olson and the Rests
9) The Sweatermen (or "AO and the Sweatermen")
10) Aaron Olson and the Vests (or "AO..." or "...and his Vests")

some wacky ones, i know. feel free to add suggestions as well, but if you got the time, CAST A VOTE!
respond in the comments.



Monday, January 24, 2011

Fela Kuti and Africa 70 - Expensive Shit (1975)

One great record, two great songs:
  1. "Expensive Shit" – 13:13
  2. "Water No Get Enemy" – 11:00
The title of the album refers to an incident in which the Nigerian police tried to arrest Kuti by planting a joint on him. Kuti managed to eat the joint which prompted the police to bring him into custody and try to wait for him to produce the excrement. According to legend he managed to use another inmate’s feces and was eventually released.

Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer (1977)

Saw this again last night, the first time for me in the theater. Fucking amazing. Friedkin was there yet nobody asked him about the soundtrack. Damn shame.

Welcome to the island

Greetings 'nandos,
Please enjoy this mix of island style music to get you through the winter!

Also Enjoyable:
The Dark and Stormy
- Fill a highball glass with ice
- pour about 60mL dark rum over the ice
- add a suitable amount of ginger beer
- squeeze in lime wedge, littering it into the glass
-if you have an umbrella, it might come in handy.

Love, Pene

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Neil Sedaka

My dad has this Brill Building documentary and we always loved this part with Neil Sedaka cause we really like his flamboyant dance moves.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

gary lewis and the news

from the man who brought you this hit...

...a later album of some psuedo-psychedelic 60's pop goodness...

check it out!!!



Sunday, January 9, 2011


I've been feeling Snakefinger lately...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

RIP Gerry Rafferty

what is this blog, the obituaries?

another great songster, now gone.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Jacques Brel in concert 1964

take some time out of your day and watch these songs:

...and this isn't the same concert but cannot be left out:


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