Wednesday, September 18, 2019

I Need Some

Cranking up the fuzz today with a rare 1970 single by the obscure Ron Wray Light Show. Instant mayhem guaranteed.
Ron Wray Light Show - Speed

Monday, September 16, 2019

Creation Rebel

I you dig the Tuareg desert blues of Tinariwen and Bombino, better check out Mahamadou 'Mdou Moctar' Souleymane, too. The talented, left-handed Fender Strat player from Niger brings a heavier, rockier sound to the table, but the results are just as hypnotic.
Mdou Moctar - Tarhatazed

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Of My Heart

Just got the sad news that Daniel Johnston has passed away. The eccentric and often brilliant lo-fi outsider was only 58. Miss him.
Daniel Johnston - Speeding Motorcycle

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

No Corn

The tiny hamlet of Bentonia in Yazoo County, Mississippi sired two bluesmen of note. One of 'em became rather famous and rightly so, but the other one is not exactly a household name. Jack Owens (1904–1997) sure could play the blues though.
Jack Owens - Jack Ain't Had No Water

Monday, September 9, 2019

Chooglin' Tonight

"If you can choose it, who can refuse it..." Presenting the undisputed highlight of Creedence's Woodstock performance, fifty years after the fact.
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Keep On Chooglin' (live)

Friday, September 6, 2019

Your Cities I Will Burn

Back online, and there's trouble on the road to Fennario. Always loved this old Scottish folk song, also known as The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie. "The captain fell in love with a lady like a dove..." Dylan recorded it for his eponymous debut album, and reinstated it in his Never Ending Tour setlists in the nineties at times, basing his new arrangement on the way Jerry Garcia & co tackled it some two decades earlier. Two excellent examples below.
Grateful Dead - Peggy O (live Springfield '74)
Bob Dylan - Pretty Peggy-O (live Frankfurt '96)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Doubling Up The Rent

Back from an extremely relaxing holiday, but you'll have to do without me for at least another week I'm afraid. Our greedy landlord recently decided to up the rent so we're off to pastures new, luckily in the same barrio. Our new headquarters sure are great, but as I'm still rather pissed off about it all, let's see if blowing off steam with Jello & co helps a bit.
Dead Kennedys - Let's Lynch The Landlord

Monday, August 12, 2019

All The Time

Holiday break starts... today! Sorry folks, just can't stay. No worries, I'll leave you with a good old six pack of fine fine tunes, with steady artwork as usual by Tinca. Back before you know it, my amigos da musica.
Johnny Daye - Stay Baby Stay
The Impressions - Stay Close To Me
Funkadelic - I'll Stay
Dennis Brown - Stay At Home
The Rockets - Won't You Say You Stay
Spiritualized - Stay With Me

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Real Life

The dynamic instrumental duo of guitarist Che Chen and percussionist Rick Brown are back with a bang. Having first appeared on our radar with the blistering Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock album back in 2016, the avant-blues New Yorkers now up the ante with the hypnotic I Was Real. The groovin' track below was named for a Japanese guitarist they both dig by the way.
75 Dollar Bill - Tetuzi Akiyama

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Let Him In

Just got the sad news that David Berman no longer walks among us. The singer of the Silver Jews and recently of Purple Mountains was only 52. He was a fine fine songwriter and poet, and a great guy with a troubled soul. Miss him.
Silver Jews - Rebel Jew