Friday, 25 December 2020

What Ho! Christmas Again.

 Hello Campers

To celebrate this craziest of Christmassssss I'm re-posting a mix I made for Dandelion Radio in 2011.

This time of year can get my hackles up...a bit....such mindless consumption...I have been known to be a tad cynical about the whole odious affair, but this mix, as the title 'Mr Mucilaginous's Unsentimental But Only Mildly Cynical Zmas Mix' suggests, nay states, is only mildly so. 

Have a day....

Direct download by clicking HERE

or stream on Mixcloud


 

People Like Us - Chestnuts
Ljudit feat. The Toilet - Santas Slaybells
Monty Python - Christmas In Heaven
Rocket 455 - Santa Ain't Coming For Christmas
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - There's No Lights On The Christmas Tree Mother
Jeff St. Pierre & Philip Antoniades - Rudolph The Rubber Nosed Reindeer
Vulvinia & Jambonstar - Vulvinia Sings Christmas
The Pork Boys - Fuck Christmas, Fuck You!
Bonzo Dog Band - The Craig Torso Christmas Show
The Beatbox Saboteurs - Winter Wunderland
Forest King - Santa's Going To Sit On Your Lap
Frank Gallagher - Christmas Message
Jon Oswald/Gibbons Cry - White
Merle Haggard - Blue Christmas
John Shuttleworth - The Christmas Orphan
The Legendary Tiger Man - Fuck Christmas, I Got The Blues
The Dickies - Silent Night
The Pilgrim Travellers - I'll Be Home For Christmas
The Beatbox Saboteurs - Drummer Boy
William Burroughs - Love Your Enemies
Bill Frisell - What The World Needs Now Is Love

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Paper Boats

 December's Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi is bursting with feeling. I'm calling it Paper Boats after a poem by Rabindranath Tragore. Ostensibly about a childhood game, it is probably better interpreted as a metaphor for the thoughts, words and actions that we launch into the world, ideally without attachment.

As usual, you can download the MP3 directly by clicking this link: EMFAB Decemeber 2020

Alternatively, you can stream it on Mixcloud, here:

 

 




Peggy Lee - I Don't Want To Play In Your Yard - Sea Shells - Decca - 1958
Deep Elem - Lost in the Woods - Lost In The Woods - Reveal - 2006
The Weather Station - Way It Is, Way It Could Be - Loyalty - Outside Music - 2015
Saloon - The Good Life - If We Meet In The Future - Track & Field - 2003
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide - Fleetwood Mac - Reprise - 1975
Chip Taylor & The New Ukranians - Fuck All The Perfect People - Fuck All The Perfect People - Train Wreck - 2012
Evie Sands - Any Way That You Want Me - Any Way That You Want Me - A&M - 1970
Joya Landis - Angel Of The Morning - 7” - Trojan - 1968
Shrag - Hopelessly Wasted - demo
Kronos Quartet - Which Side Are You On (feat. Lee Knight) - Longtime Passing - Smithsonian Folkways - 2020
Louise Le May - Cassandra - A Tale Untold - Folkwit - 2015
Martin Simpson - Kit’stune/When a Knight Won His Spurs - Prodigal Son - Topic - 2007
Zoppo - Relapse - Don’t Trust Scarred Survivors - Transformed Dreams - 2006
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Scattered Pearls - Etiquette - Tomlab - 2006
Mashmakhan - Days When We Are Free - Mashmakhan - Columbia - 1970
Thousand & Bramier - By The Moon - The Sway Of Beasts - Arbouse - 2006
Jimmy Scott - Sycamore Trees - Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me - Warner - 1992
The Albion Band - Ampleforth/Lay Me Low - Rise Up Like The Sun - Harvest - 1978
John Prine - Souvenirs - Souvenirs - OhBoy - 2000
Architecture In Helsinki - Souvenirs - Fingers Crossed - Trifekta - 2003
Rebekah Del Rio - No Stars - Twin Peaks (Music From The Limited Event Series) - Rhino - 2018
Judee Sill - Jesus Was A Crossmaker - Judee Sill - Asylum - 1971
Decameron - Journey's End - Third Light - Transatlantic - 1975
Bjork - Hyper-ballad (vocal line only)
Richard Thompson - Dimming Of The Day/Dargai - Pour Down Like Silver - Island - 1975

 

                                                                       *****

Paper Boats

This poem by Rabindranath Tragore  appeared in a local parish magazine this week. It rather appealed to me as a metaphor for not being attached to our expressions...letting them drift where they may go like paper boats in a stream. So it is with this show.

Day by day I float my paper boats one by one down the running
stream.
    In big black letters I write my name on them and the name of
the village where I live.
    I hope that someone in some strange land will find them and
know who I am.
    I load my little boats with shiuli flower from our garden, and
hope that these blooms of the dawn will be carried safely to land
in the night.
    I launch my paper boats and look up into the sky and see the
little clouds setting thee white bulging sails.
    I know not what playmate of mine in the sky sends them down
the air to race with my boats!
    When night comes I bury my face in my arms and dream that my
paper boats float on and on under the midnight stars.
    The fairies of sleep are sailing in them, and the lading ins
their baskets full of dreams.


Some Youtube clips that grabbed me this month:




Sunday, 1 November 2020

Blow Me Down (With A Feather)

 Greetings.

This month's show is entirely covers, plus a couple of remixes. A great cover is when the song sounds like it was always that way. It doesn't imitate or replace, but stands alone as an original piece of art. Also, for maximum effect, the better know the original tune the more interesting the successful cover. Anything by The Beatles is a good place to start...

Download the MP3 of the 2 hour show directly here: EMFAB November 2020

Or stream on Mixcloud:

 

 


Deep Purple - Help - Shades Of Deep Purple - Parlophone - 1968
Verbeek Fairground Organ - All My Loving - The Exotic Beatles - Exotica - 1993
Charles River Valley Boys -  And Your Bird Can Sing - Beatle Country - Elektra - 1966
The Wilson Malone Voice Band - Penny Lane -The Exotic Beatles - Exotica - 1993
Biggie Smalls - Tax - An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space Instrumental - 2015
Clarence Wheeler And The Enforcers - Hey Jude - Glass Onion - Warner Jazz - 2003
Puddles Pity Party - Where Is My Mind - YOUTUBE
Paul Kalkbrenner - Feed Your Head - 7 - Columbia - 2015
Billy Bragg - Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - Peel Session - 1983
Wasis Diop - Defaal Lu Wor (Once In A Lifetime) - Everything Is Never Quite Enough - Triloka - 2004
Gipsy Kings - Hotel California - The Big Lobowski Soundtrack - Elektra - 1998
Leo Moracchioli & Mary Spender - Sultans of Swing - YOUTUBE
The Human Instinct - You Really Got Me - Burning Up Years - Marble Arch - 1969
Knauskoret - It's A Sin - YOUTUBE
Angela Kalule - Me And Bobby McGee - The Last King Of Scotland Soundtrack - Rounder - 2006
Count Skylarkin  & Harvey KTel— Dub Of A Preacherrman - 7” - Resense - 2011
Toots & The Maytals - Country Road (Take Me Home) - Roots Reggae - Dynamite Sounds - 1974
Blondie - Denis - Plastic Letters - Chrysalis - 1983
Gunhild Carling - Dancing Queen - YOUTUBE
William Shatner - Common People - Has Been - Shout!Factory - 2004
John Otway - Green Green Grass Of Home - 7” - Stiff - 1980
Jimmy Ponder - While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Superbreaks Vol3 - BGP - 2002
Richie Havens - Helplessly Hoping - Dom Perignon - Polydor - 1980
Helge And The Firefuckers - A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Eiersalat In Rock - EMI - 1999
Billka - Shine On You Crazy Diamond rmx - YOUTUBE

 

Correction! At 1:35:56 I say that Randy & The Rainbows 'Denise' was released in 1983. It should, of course, be 1963.

 I found so many wonderful covers that I intend to do another such collection soon.

Email me at  nelson at wombnet dot com to join my mailing list to recive a reminder every time I post a new show.

As promised, here is a repost of my 'Better Off Dread' mix from 2015.

Direct download here: Better Off Dread MP3

Or stream here:


Soulcrap - All Of Me
Horace Andy - Ain't No Sunshine
Marcia Griffiths - Don't Let Me Down
Joyce Bond - Help Me Make It Through The Night
Heptones - Suspicious Minds
Jerry & The Freedom Singers - It's All In The Game
Dennis Walks - Snowbird
U Roy - Ain't That Loving You
Hortense Ellis - Stand By Your Man
Cornel Campbell - Wherever I Lay My Hat
Dawn Penn - To Sir With Love
Jean Adebambo - Never Gonna Give You Up
Freddie McGregor - Massachusetts
Lester Sterling - Afrikaan Beat
Devon Russel - Move On Up
Cornel Campbell - Fast Car
The Minstrels - People Get Ready
The Cyclones - My Sweet Lord
Pat Kelly - He Ain't Heavy
The Deltones - I'll Take You There
Freddie McGregor - I Shall Be Released
The Cimarons - Over The Rainbow

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Startling Revelations And Salacious Headlines

 On this month's episode: cannibalism, a shotgun, freedom, sunshine, rainbows and a diamond (crazy).

You can download an mp3 of the show directly by clicking this link:

http://www.wombnet.com/peternelsonshow/EMFABOctober2020.mp3

Or you can stream it on Mixcloud here:


Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You - Okeh - 1956
Ansel & The Meditations - Tricked -  $candel - 1976
Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie - Shotgun Willie - Atlantic - 1973
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Inglan Is A Bitch - Bass Culture - 1980
Lamont Dozier - Going Back To My Roots - Peddlin’ Music On The Side - Warner - 1977
Van Morrison - Born To Be Free - 2020
Gernotshagen - Eibengang - Ode Naturae - Calygram - 2020
Luge - Up & Up (&Up) - Luge - S/R - 2020 - https://hugeluge.bandcamp.com/
Jude Cowan Montague - Russian Ice Swimming - World News Vision March 2011 - S/R - 2011 - https://threelegsduck.bandcamp.com/album/world-news-vision-march-2011
Aphrodite - Bomber - Aphrodite Recordings - 1995
The Wailers feat. U Roy - Trenchtown Rock - My Cup Runneth Over - Tsosume - 2020
Tony Allen - N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always) - Afro Beat, Hard African Funk Afro Jazz And Afro Beat - Blow - 2002
Mikkel Metal - Bodium - Peaks And Troughs - Echocord - 2008
Lambchop & Hands Off Cuba - Gus - CoLab - Merge - 2005
Pat Kelly - Sunshine - Sunshine - KG Imperial - 1980
Tuck Andress - (Somewhere) Over The Rainbow / If Only I Had A Brain - Reckless Precision - Wyndham Hill Jazz - 1990
Gaelynn Lea - Moment Of Bliss - Learning How To Stay - S/R - 2018 - https://gaelynnlea.bandcamp.com/album/learning-how-to-stay-2
Matthias Heilbronn - Shine On You Crazy Diamond Black Dub - V/A - Bolshevik (BL005) - 2004
Bingo Gazingo - Bingo Gazingo’s Bolero - Bingo Gazingo - WFMU - 1997

 

 

 You can find Giorgio Sadotti's remarkable aleatoric radio show here:/



As promised, Richie Havens' fabulous version of Going Back to My Roots.

 

The video quality of this one isn't great but the sound is fine.

 

It takes a minute for the music to kick in.

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

OZ

Hello music lovers. This month's Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi is entitled 'OZ', in which the veil is drawn back to reveal the sweaty old man behind the curtain. Here, I hope, is one more step upon my quest to end this foolish charade of being a person.

Please direct download an MP3 www.wombnet.com/peternelsonshow/EMFABSeptember2020.mp3

Or stream on Mixcloud here

 

 

 

EMFAB September 2020
Oz


Toots And The Maytals - Rasta Man - Reggae Got Soul - Island - 1976
Maxence Cyrin - Where Is My Mind - Novo Piano - Kwaidan - 2009
Bonzo Dog Band - You Done My Brain In - Keynsham - Liberty - 1969
Sit ’N’ Spin - You You You - Doin’ Time With - Blood Red Sounds - 2004
Shag - Solitude Is Bliss - Hermit - S/R - 2015 - https://shag.bandcamp.com/album/hermit
Cinderwell - Wandering Boy - No Summer - Free Dirt - 2020
Black Ox Orchestar - Shvartze Flamen, Vayser Fayer - Ver Tantz - Constellation - 2004
Ripple And Murmur - Peaches — Sounds Of Underart - Havtorn - 2014
Monty Python - The Galaxy Song - Virgin - 1989
After Dark - Truly One - ADR - 1994
DJ Earlybird - The Tide Is Not Unusual - http://mashupyourbootz.blogspot.com/2013/05/muyb-6-year-anniversary-60s-mash-up.html
Rex Williams - You Are My Heart - Nigeria 70 Lagos Jump - Strut - 2008
Cutty Ranks - Limb By Limb DJSS mix - Suburban Base - 1995
Kittie - Spit - Spit - Artemis - 1999
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill - Angles - Sunday Best - 2008
Nancy Walker - To Keep My Love Alive - I Hate Men - RCA - 1959
Carole King - Being At War With Each Other - Fantasy - ARM - 1973
Cortney Tidwell - Mama From The Mountain - Cortney Tidwell - Sissy Bragg - 2005
Jim Carrey - What It All Means - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTblbYqQQag
The Waterboys - Strange Boat - Fisherman’s Blues - Ensign - 1988
Terry Allen - I Just Left Myself - Lubbock On Everything - Fate - 1978
Van Der Graaf Generator - Pilgrims - Still Life - Charisma - 1976
Yva Las Vegass - Crack Whore - I Was Born In A Place Of Sunshine And The Smell Of Ripe Mangos - Moniker - 2012
Dan Geesin - Hills And Valleys - Driving - Transformed Dreams - 2011
Tickle - Red River - Red River - Black Lantern - 2011 - https://blacklanternmusic.bandcamp.com/album/red-river
Jenny Hval - That Battle Is Over - Apocalypse Girl - Su Tissue - 2015
Bjork - All Is Full Of Love Chris.SU rmx - Nu Urban - 2009
Ray Lynch - The Oh Of Pleasure - Deep Breakfast - Ray Lynch Prod. - 1984



As promised, a few interesting videos.


I wanted to post the scene from Father Ted in which Father Fintan Stack plays Cutty Ranks, but I couldn't find it, so here's something close:



And then there's Gunhild Carling...amazing!




Wednesday, 22 July 2020

The Return Of Coseyhead

After a five year break I have decided it's time to resume my show. However, my focus will no longer be on new music. Instead, my show will be free-form, that is to say I'll be playing anything from any time, as feels appropriate. There will occasionally be themes, but mainly my playlists will include whatever I'm currently listening to. I have always tried to create harmonious links between tunes, so that each show gives a pleasing and satisfying sense of wholeness. That will continue, because the need for emotionally wholesome art runs deep within me.
I contemplated a podcast-like format, recorded piecemeal and assembled with software, but that really doesn't suit my artistic sensibilities, so I will continue to perform the shows as a whole, recorded live, to give a sense of presence.

The first of this new season of Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi, for August 2020, is known to its friends as 'The Return Of Coseyhead'.

Here's the link for a direct download MP3 HERE or FLAC HERE


Or you can stream on Mixcloud






Benjamin Zephaniah - I Have A Scheme - Reggae Head - 57 Productions
Rip Snorter - Confidentially - (Jan Dukes De Grey) Strange Terrain - Cherry Tree
Banana Man - Take A Lick - 7” - Waterhouse
Aereogramme - Indiscretion 243 - Sleep And Release - Chemikal Underground
Mask & Gang Related - Dictation (Michael Caine Mix) - Wayz Of The Dragon - Dope Dragon
Chassol - Birds Part 1 - Big Sun - Tricatel
Don Trust - If I Had Ever Been Here Before - Nod Strut
U-Roy - Earth’s Rightful Ruler - 7” - Upsetter 
Kirsty MacColl - There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop... - 7” - Polydor
Elvis - Snowbird - Elvis Country (I’m 10000 Years Old) - RCA Victor
Scott Walker - It’s Raining Today - Scott 3 - Philips
Robert Mitchum - Foolish Pride
DJ Rashad - Let It Go - Rollin’ - Hyperdub
Mark Wynn - I’m Lou Reed x6 - Social Situations
The Velvet Underground - What Goes On - The Velvet Underground - MGM
Brian Eno - Fickle Sun (iii) I’m Set Free - The Ship - Warp
AC/DC - Shoot To Kill - Back In Black - Albert Productions
Albert Kuvezin & Yat Kha - The Wild Mountain Thyme - Re-Covers - Pläne
Matmos - Supreme Balloon - Supreme Balloon - Matador
Maher Shalal Hash Baz - Open Field - Blues De Jour - Geographic
The Viceroys - Jah Oh Jah - Rastafari Box Set - Trojan
Divine Comedy - Songs Of Love (Father Ted theme) - Casanova - Setanta
William Burroughs - Dr Benway Is Operating…


Join me next month for another enthralling episode....why isn't there a punctuation mark denoting irony?
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Meanwhile, here is something that makes me laugh:




Something that makes me gasp




And something that brings tears to my eyes




Oh! Rev Oir