Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dee Dee Sharp 'Mashed Potato Time'

It's about time someone set up the Internet dance craze database or something where we can research the various moves. I suppose I ought to list a few off the top of my head - the Watusi, the Hully Gully, the Shimmy, the boogaloo, the Pony, my mind is gone blank now - I do know loads of them...honestly.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Don and Dewey 'Farmer John'

What a song? I havent heard this - the original version - before and it's great. Where did I hear it? WFMU of course. Don and Dewey wiki

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

'Girl You Captivate Me' by ? and the Mysterians

We popped in to the Handsome Llama leaving party - yes folks it's closing... so that's sad as it was a great place to rehearse and record...but Will's got new plans and I'm sure he'll do well - anyway he mentioned this band and funnily enough Susan had this song in her head earlier on. It's brilliant.

Friday, November 06, 2009

'Going to Germany' Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers

I love this lament - partly for the ace harp by the legendary Noah Lewis and partly just for its mood, its brilliance its unrivalled...you get the idea.'Oh play it Mr Lewis..play it for me now'.

Houston Stackhouse 'Canned Heat Blues'

Stackhouse, one of the King Biscuit Boys, talks about canned heat and then plays his hero Tommy Johnson's song that gave its name to a band.

There was a Fungus Among us

I guess this is the original version. I post this as it's a very mushrooomy autumn over here - warm and wet, everywhere is mushrooms. There's a game that you could play, which I invented though I have yet to play it, with this song as its theme - kind of based on Murder in the Dark...one person at a party is given psylocibin mushrooms in their tea and all the rest of the party guests have to try and ascertain who is 'the fungus among us'.

Animals and Men at the Free Music Archive

Here are the tracks that are on our 12 inch ep on Convulsive recorded at the Handsome Llama. Sad to hear the Llama is closing.
If you are wondering what the Free Music Archive is about this explains it I think
The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.
Every mp3 you discover on The Free Music Archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be prohibited by copyright laws that were not designed for the digital era. Are you a podcaster looking for pod-safe audio? A radio or video producer searching for instrumental bed music that won't put your audience to sleep? A remix artist looking for pre-cleared samples? Or are you simply looking for some new sounds to add to your next playlist? The Free Music Archive is a resource for all that and more, and unlike other websites, all of the audio has been hand-picked by established audio curators.