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Friday, 1 October 2021

Mashallah

Avter a schort brake...OK, 3 months...I'm hear a gain with a grate playlist for you. All will be explaned.

The link to download the MP3 is  HERE

Or stream on Mixcloud below.

If you listen on the Mixcloud website HERE, there's a real time playlist running at the bottom of the page.

The playlist in full, with links:

Janski Beeeats - Genèse/Main Title Theme - Missions Soundtrack - Éditions Milan Music - 2017

Josephine Foster - I’m A Dreamer - I’m A Dreamer - Fire Records - 2013

Tom T Hall - That’s How I Got To Memphis - Ballad Of Forty Dollars And His Other Great Songs - Mercury - 1968

Toyan - Spar With Me - Spar With Me - 17 North Parade - 1982

The Bandana Splits - Sometimes - Mr Sam Presents - Boy Scout Recordings - 2011

The Living Sisters - How Are You Doing? - Love To Live - Vanguard - 2010

Bill Fisher - People Should Be Friendly - Hallucinations Of A Higher Truth - Bandcamp - 2021 

Colleen - Hidden In The Current - The Tunnel And The Clearing - Thrill Jockey - 2021

The Cactus Blossoms - Mississippi - You’re Dreaming - Red House Records - 2016

Yoga - 645AR - youtube - 2019

Khalab & M’Berra Ensemble - Curfew - M’Berra - Real World Records - 2021

Jinx Lennon - Guitar = Magic Wand - Know Your Station Gouger Nation!!! - Septic Tiger - 2012

Hotplate - A Father’s Grip - Elephas - World In Winter - 2007

Angelo Badalamenti - Mister Snooty (J’Attendrai) 

Mariana Ramos (with Manu Dibango) - Figlia Bella - Capo Verde Terra D’Amore Vol7 - Incipit - 2017

Bendik Braenne - Never Seen A Brighter Shade - How To Fake It In America - Snaxville - 2013

Sun Kil Moon - The Possum - Universal Themes - Rough Trade - 2015

Sleaford Mods (feat. Amy Taylor) - Nudge - Spare Ribs - Rough Trade  - 2021

Bo Burnham - Welcome To The Internet - Inside - Imperial Distribution - 2021

Puddles Pity Party - Folsom Prison Blues/Pinball Wizard - youtube - 2017

The Magnetic - Strange Powers - Holiday - Feel Good All Over - 1994

Stewlil - Four Lions Hilarious Dubstep Remix - youtube - 2011

Nancy Sinatra - Sugar Town - Sugar - Reprise - 1967

Sarah Silverman - Diva - youtube - 2013

Carl Smith - A Way With Words - 7” - DJM Records - 1976

Robert Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders - My Girl’s Pussy - Party Record - Red Goose - 1978

Mike Skinner - Clunge In A Barrel - The Inbetweeners Movie Soundtrack - Sony - 2011

Wendy’s Cussing Song - South Park - youtube

Sean Paul & Sasha - I’m Still In Love with You - Atlantic - 2002



Some dogs for your amusement:


 


Friday, 9 July 2021

Whoops...it's Hare.

 So, yeah. Whoops.

Last week I drowned my laptop. Didn't mean to. It wasn't murder, it was an accident...honestly. If it had been the other way up in the bag, the leaked soya milk wouldn't have done so much damage, the repair guy told me. He couldn't save it; well, new motherboard, new power supply, new screen...expensive not worth it. I'd been thinking I needed an upgrade anyway, so I decided to embrace the moment, and look into getting a new machine. It's taken me till now to sort that out, mainly because I wasn't in a hurry. Truth be... I've had a great week not being plugged into that world. I don't have a mobile, you see....never seen much use in them...so my laptop is my portal to cyberspace. Without it, I was just floating free. It's so restful to not have that busy busy thing going on. I read lots, spent more time in the garden, played with the dog, slept more. Nice time. 

It's too late in the month to do a July show now, so I'm posting an old mix/show from 2013. It was originally broadcast on Dandelion Radio. I was feeling mischievous...wanting to break the form up a bit...so instead of hosting the show in the normal way, I used a basic text-to-speech program to be the DJ. I called it 'Hare'...I can't remember why...I just like hares.

It's 2 hours long, mostly electronica, and pretty poundin' towards the end. Great for the car. Here's the link for a direct download HARE

And here it is in Mixcloud:


Shel Silverstein - Fuckem'

Hermanez - Dope Feen

Oliver Huntemann - Tasmanian Tiger

Leedvd - Street Life

Alan Fitzpatrick & Jon Gurd - Electric Love

Emerson & Dubnitzky - Gentle One

Igorrr - Vegetable Soup

Bando - 345

Bambounou - Any Other Service

David Ezra Brown - Eleven Camels

Carmine - Pharmacodynamics

Arnoux - Nothing More Than Dead

Zoo - Manusia Baru

Pine Leaf Boys - Chère Chérie [Dearest Dear]

Cantankerous Riot - It's All In The Game

Martinibomb - The Love God

Pachanga Boys - Legs

Tiitus - Nocturne

Tim Rose - Morning Dew

Juno Reactor - Pistolero (Mr Black rmx)

Mighty Dub Katz - Magic Carpet Ride (DJ's From Mars rmx)

Phunk Investigation, Schuhmacher - From The Dust

DJ Dan - Out Of Nowhere

Rob Acid - Prometheus


One vid...a touch of schadenfreude:


Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Anybody here from Tarpoley?

 What? Why Tarpoley? (a village in Cheshire) I often wondered that myself. Simply for comic effect, I think. Some words are just funny, for example 'wool' and 'elbow'. Socrates might say that all words containing the letter 'w' are funny. No comwent.

June's Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi is a bunch of tunes that sound nice next to each other. Play loud. Don't worry about the neighbours...let a little beauty into their lives.

Download the whole thing here EMFABJune2021

Or stream at Mixcloud


Playlist

Alan Price - Changes - O Lucky Man - Warner Bros - 1973
Prince Fari - Message From The King - Message From The King - Front Line - 1978
Noonday Underground - We Saw The Midnight - Self Assembly - M21 - 2000
Freestyles - Play The Game - 12” - True Playaz - 1996
Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch - I'll Fly Away - O Brother Where Art Thou? - Mercury - 2000
Baaba Maal - Television - Television - Palm - 2009
Mouse On Mars - Walking And Talking - AAI - Thrill Jockey - 2021
Fanu - Shatner Rap (Feat Greenleaf) - Serendipity - Lightless - 2011
Kimya Dawson - Being Cool - My Cute Fiend Sweet Princess - Important - 2004
Sabri Brothers - Tajdar-E-Haram - Ya Mustapha - Xenophile - 1996
Monty Python - I Bet You They Won't Play This Song - The Contractual Obligations Album - Charisma - 1980
Matt Berry & Rich Fulcher - Bench Song - Snuff Box episode 3 - 2006
Das Wanderlust - The Orange Shop - Ammehoelahop - Transformed Dreams - 2006
Apparat Organ Quartet - Stereo Rock And Roll - Apparat Organ Quartet - 2002
DJ Orion - Carajo Colombia (Orion Edit) - Carajo Colombia - Peligrosa - 2010
Luiz Gonzaga - Sanfona do Povo - MPB No JT5 - BMG - 1997
The Mighty Dub Katz - Magic Carpet Ride - 12” - Eye Of The Storm - 1995
Sooliman Rogie - Dieman Noba Smoke Tafee - Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana - Real World - 1994
DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues - Midtown 120 Blues - Mule Musiq - 2009
Dirty Dubsters - Big Tings Mr Benn remix - 7” - Breakdown - 2011

 

My Youtube pics this month include a flash mob, a snuff box and 4 menopausal Kiwis:

I've been watching flash mobs lately. They lift my heart, as examples people power. This one really grabbed me:

 

 

Here's the snippet of video that goes with the Snuff Box Bench Song:

 

 

I stumbled upon this by accident. Lovely close harmony.

 

 

Thanks for listening. Smell ya later.

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Mambodub

 On this month's show...

A pilgrimage, from mambo to dub, via shit, whiskey, jazz, more shit, prayer, acceptance, piety and alien intervention. As usual, download the whole thing as an mp3 by clicking this link:

EMFABMAY2021

or stream on Mixcloud using the player below.

Also this month, I appeared as a guest on Giorgio Sadotti's excellent show for Soho Radio, playing a game of musical exquisite corpse.

We alternated in choice of tune, responding to each other, then Giorgio mixed it down to the 1 hour format. Giorgio does regular shows on Soho radio. I suggest you get on his mailing list.


This month's playlist

Pérez Prado - Mambo No.5 - Plays Much Mambo - La Voix De Son Maitre (HMV) - 1954
Baby Huey - Hard Times - The Baby Huey Story - Sequel - 1999
Patsy Cline - Crazy - Showcase - Decca - 1961
Cheech & Chong - Dave
Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq - Well This Is Shit - https://tombwild.com/product/well-this-is-shit/
Flight Of The Conchords - Hurt Feelings - I Told You I Was Freaky - Sub Pop - 2009
Lemon Jelly - Nice Weather For Ducks - Lost Horizons - XL - 2002
Deerhoof - Running Thoughts - The Runners Four - ATP - 2005
Bearsuit - Hey Charlie, Hey Chuck - Team Ping Pong - Fantastic Plastic - 2005
Cheech & Chong - Dave [Cont.]
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar - unknown TV program - 1972
Roni Size - It's A Jazz Thing - 1994
Flight Of The Conchords - Mutha’uckas - Flight Of The Conchords - Sub
Pop - 2008
Reggie Watts - Fuck Shit Stack - Why Shit So Crazy - Comedy Central - 2010
John Tavener/Bjork/Brodsky Quartet - Prayer Of The Heart - A Portrait - Naxos - 2004
Man - It Is As It Must Be - 2oz Of Plastic With A Hole In The Middle - Dawn - 1969
Lizzard - Milk & Honey - Satta I - Trojan - 1976
Hughes de Courson - The Queen Of The 1,001 Nights - Mozart L’Egyptien 2 - Virgin - 2005
Schlachthofbronx - Slowine - Dirty Dancing - DiscoB - 2012
Haarp - Sed - Checkpoint Charley - U-Cover - 2006
Cesária Évora - Sangue de Beirona - Cabo Verde - Lusafrica - 1997
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - Rambling Pony - Pious Bird Of Good Omen - Blue Horizon - 1969
Sascha Bouché - Ballistic - Gravity EP - Disskghast - 2020
Ministry Of Funk - Spacer - Funky Town EP - Muzik X Press - 2011
Silicone Soul - Right On Right On - Soma - 2000
Jstar - One Life, One Hope - 7” - Jstar - 2011

 

This month's interesting vids...

Conjunto Folklorico Nacional dance to Mambo No.5:

 

 

Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq performs 'Well This Is Shit':

 

  

Sheila and the gang dancing to 'Spacer' in 1979:

 

  

This is where I got that performance of Thin Lizzy:

 

 

Lastly, Reggie Watt's video for 'Fuck Shit Stack':


See y'all next month. Don't go changin'

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Lay Lines

 Can ART be defined as structure out of randomness? Even the most chaotic or random art forms have some structure. Is ART our attempt to make sense of an apparently chaotic world? Is there any significance in 'word' and 'world' being only a single letter apart? (No, of course not...what are you, a nut? Random syntactic/orthographical correspondences have no hidden meaning)

 I used to listen to John Peel in wonder, not just at the music he played, but also at his skill in structuring his shows, born from a detailed knowledge of the subject and an intuitive grasp of form. In this respect, I have always tried to follow him, because I love structure in art. It is through working with structure that we find freedom for our expression. Sometimes, the more restrictive the form the more profound the art that comes through it, for example haiku, in which the poet has a greatly limited number of lines/syllables to express profound ideas. Hence my recent shows, in which I have played with just covers, or even covers of specific artists. This month, perhaps in keeping with the energy of the moment, in keeping with the great vernal explosion of life, I just bunged a whole load of tunes into a list and picked a few. What I notice is that form imposes itself. Perhaps it's because of my experience, my hundreds (maybe thousands) of hours arranging music into a loose narrative, that structure emerges regardless of my scattergun approach. There is a structure to this show, as there always is in my work, but I didn't know what it was until I performed it. There's some amazing funk, some expansive, thrilling jungle, some achingly beautiful electronica, there's stillness, and there's even Mama Cass (who snuck in as an after thought).

And...no, the title of this show is not a spelling mistake, it's a pun. The socks? They are 'Ley Line Socks'...look 'em up. It's a metaphor.

As usual, you can download an MP3 of the show to listen to at your own pace and pleasure, by clicking this link: EMFAB April 2021

Or you can stream it on Mixcloud:


Lord Tanamo - Iron Bar - 7” - SEP Records - 1964
Booker T & The MG's - Melting Pot - Melting Pot - Stax - 1970
Chapter 24 - Chapter 24 And The Hepcats - 7” - Sorted - 2006
Israel Voice - Farm Up The Land - 7” - FarmLand - 2005
Cheb Khaled - (Hada) Raykoum - (Hada) Raykoum - Triple Earth - 1987
The Noveltones - Left Bank One - 10” - Music De Wolfe - 1964
Death And Taxes - Gandhi - (unknown)
The Wailing Wailers - I'm Gonna Put It On - The Wailing Wailers - Studio One - 1966
Ennio Maccaroni - Put It There - 7” - Super Mango - 2012
Sun Kil Moon - Angela - Welcome To Sparks, Nevada - Caldo Verde - 2021
Goldie - Timeless/Inner City Life/Pressure/Jah - Timeless - Metalheadz - 1995
Dennis Brown - The Man Next Door - A Little Bit More Joe Gibbs 12” Selection - 17 North Parade - 2008
Leon Thomas - Love Each Other - Blues And The Soulful Truth - Flying Dutchman - 1972
Aisha Devi - Aurat (Tool) - Conscious Cunt EP - Houndstooth - 2015
Prefuse 73 - Oh Linda, You Lit Up My Life With Your Voice And Made Me Fall In Love With You - Dublab Presents In The Loop 2 - Plug Research - 2005
The Field - The More I Do (Thomas Fehlmann Mix) - 12” - Kompakt - 2009
Jack Teagarden - Casanova's Lament - 12” - VDisc - 1945
Blackman - Bastards (Remix) - 12” - Red Light - 1994
Jackie Mittoo - Henry the Great - The Keyboard King Of Studio One - Universal Sound - 2000
Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt - A Meeting By The River - A Meeting By The River - Waterlily - 1993
Mamma Cass - New World Coming - 7” - Dunhill - 1970

 

Some vidz

A sterling performance, if a little stiff:

 

The audience is the problem:

Monday, 1 March 2021

Big Swinging Stones

This month's Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi features covers of The Rolling Stones, an examination of the history of the song 'Rolling And Tumbling', Stewart Lee, and many more big swinging hits.

You can download the whole thing, to listen at your pleasure, by clicking this link:

EmfabMarch2021

Or you can stream it on Mixcloud:



Frank Anderson - Musical Storeroom - 7” - Treasure Isle - 1964
Brain Bags - Honky Tonk Woman - YouTube 
Flying Burrito Brothers - Wild Horses - Burrito Deluxe - A&M - 1970
Zeds Dead - Shelter Dubstep Remix - YouTube
Honeywagon - Jumpin Jack Flash - Paint It Blue - CMH - 2005
Junior Wells And Buddy Guy - Satisfaction - 1964?
Karel Gott - Rot Und Schwarz - In Mir Klingt Ein Leid - Polydor - 1969
Sunsplash Project - Angie - Rastafaction - ToCo - 1994
Townes Van Zandt - Dead Flowers - The Big Lobowski - Mercury - 1998
Howling Wolf - Smokestack Lighnin’ - 7” - Chess - 1956
Muddy Waters - Rollin And Tumblin - 7” - Aristocrat - 1950
Hambone Willie Newbern - Roll And Tumble Blues - 7” - Okeh - 1929
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Roll And Tumble - The Songs Of… - Folkways - 1960
Asian Dub Foundation ft. Stewart Lee - Comin' Over Here - Access Denied - Xray Productions - 2020
Mask & Swabe - Came And Conquered - Wayz Of The Dragon - Dope Dragon - 1998
Howling Wolf - Down In The Bottom - 7” - Chess - 1956
Kid 606 - Meet Me At The Bottom - Pretty Girls Make Raves - Tigerbeat6 - 2006
LWS - Da Da - Session for Ergo Phizmiz on WFMU - 2007
The Murlocs - Rolling On - Young Blindness - Flightless - 2016
Iron Curtis - Canggu Laundry Club - Moon II - Frank Music - 2020
Pucho & Hist Latin Soul Brothers - Chitterlings Con Carne - DJ Pogo Presents The Best Of Pulp Fusion - Harmless - 2003
Culture - Everyday Love Dub - Culture In Dub - Sky Note -1978
Yes - Heart of the Sunrise - Fragile - Atlantic - 1971
Roger Whittaker - New World In The Morning - New World In The Morning - RCA - 1970
Sally Ann’s Accordion Band - Who's Sorry Now - Big Swinging Hits - Proper - 1996
Captain Beefheart - Sure Nuff 'N' Yes I Do - Safe As Milk - Buddah - 1967


From YouTube, for your amusement:

Horse:

 

A long one...stick with it...the essence of therapy:

 

Our greatest living comedian:

 

 

So long for March. See you after Lent with a glass or two of wine.

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Kabuki Square

 February's show is another cavalcade of covers, this time focusing on the music of Bob Dylan. I've indulged myself in this episode with several of my best loved tunes. As usual, it's a mix of songs you may know well, and some you have never heard of. 

Please do email me to let me know what you think.

As always, you can listen to the show by grabbing a direct download here:EMFABFEB2021

or stream on Mixcloud:


Sizzla - Subterranean Homesick Blues - 7” - Ras Jamaica - 2003
Marianne Faithfull - Visions Of Johanna - Rich Kid Blues - Diablo - 1998
David Grisman, John Hartford & Mike Seeger - Maggie's Farm - Retrograss - Acoustic Disc - 1999
Johnny Winter - Highway 61 Revisited - Second Winter - Columbia  - 1969
Waylon Jennings - Don't Think Twice Its Alright - Don't Think Twice Its Alright - A&M - 1970
Jeff Buckley - Just Like A Woman - Live At Sin-é - Columbia - 2003
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along the Watchtower - Electric Ladyland - Reprise - 1968
The Byrds - Hey Joe -  Fifth Dimension - Columbia - 1966
Iron Horse - Rocket Man - The Bluegrass Tribute to Classic Rock - CMH -  2007
Schneider TM - The Light 3000 - Schneider TM Vs. KPT.Michi.Gan – Binokular - City Slang - 2000
Dorothy Ashby - The Windmills Of Your Mind - Dorothy's Harp - Cadet - 1969
DJ The Blade - Disordered - demo
John Cale - Heartbreak Hotel - Slow Dazzle - Island - 1975
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Delilah - Delilah (comp) - Spectrum - 1994
Isaac Hayes - By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Hot Buttered Soul - Enterprise - 1969
Sellers & Milligan - She Loves You - unknown
Klaus Nomi - I Feel Love - In Concert - RCA - 1986
Kirsty MacColl - You Still Believe In Me - Here Today:The Songs Of Brian Wilson - ACE - 2015
Bonzo Dog Band - I'm Gonna Bring a Watermelon to My Girl Tonight - Gorilla (CD reissue) - BGO - 1995
Emi Bonilla y Su Cuadro - She Loves You (Te Quieres) - The Exotic Beatles - Exotica - 1994
Merlene Webber - Stand By Your Man - Clancy Eccles Kingston Town - Trojan - 2020
The Beatbox Saboteurs - Hawaii Five-O - TV Themes - House Of Beauty - 2004 (Bandcamp)
K Complex - Adagio (acid mix) - 12” - Nu Energy - 2005

A few vids for your amusement:

 
Sizzla:Subterranean Homesick Blues

 

 

 Rich Hall:Bob Dylan Sucks

 

 

Here's a Dylan cover that didn't make it into the show, not because I didn't like it, but because the visual component is necessary, I think. Utterly charming.