Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, October 13
Cutty Ranks - Who say me done
Scientist - Sunshine dub
Big Bud - Bubblin dub
Mark Duval Big Band - Race machine (Bobby Hughes remix)
Gilberto sextet - Good lovin
Hot 8 brass band - Get up
Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers - Egyptian reggae
Recloose feat Hollie Smith - The game goes on
Bob Marley - Soul shakedown party (Afrodisiac remix)
Hallelujah Picassos - Sister Stacy
Chuck Carbo - Can I be your squeeze
Joy Denalane - Change
Funkmaster Flex - Safe sex, no freaks
LCD sound system - North American scum
Scrappy - Off the lead
Midnights - Outside looking in (Dub Asylum remix)
Ugly duckling - Shoot your shot inst.
Trip to the moon - Hamba humito
Lonnie Smith - Afrodesia
Manu Chao - Politik kills
New swing sextet - Monkey see, monkey do
Jackie Mittoo - Black organ
Echo candy -Captain Salassie
Delroy Wilson - Get ready
Original tropicana steel band - Calypso rock
Ensemble roger roger - Afro syn (Bobby Hughes remix)
Styles of Beyond - Mr Brown
Michael Palmer - Been talkin
Barringotn Levy - Many changes in life

Thursday, October 11, 2007



Hey kids! Drinking makes you clever!
More evidence... nice one, Doug Howlett.


1
00 Days.
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings launched their new album with a show at the legendary Apollo Theatre last weekend - they included a James Brown medley that blew the roof off, according to reports. Check them rehearsing here (hat tip to BV) Hey Chip, the Tornadoes should jump on this, yeah?

Disaster capitalism...
is the topic of the new book, The Shock Doctorine, by Naomi Klein. Here's an excerpt from an interview with her by John Cusack. They're discussing US Govt outsourcing its responsibilities to the likes of Blackwater...

Klein: Put it this way: after the recent earthquake in Peru, a private U.S. company called Aramark got a contract to manage evacuee camps and they had mini-McDonald's franchises in them.

That was a first -- McRelief.

Cusack: It fills one with pride.

Read more here and here.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Ring the Alarm playlist, BaseFM, October 6
TLC vs Specials - Pretty Rudy
Aboriginals - The essence inst.
Bobby Byrd - Never get enough
Guts - And the living is easy
KRS One - Sound of the police
Gussie P - Ever loved somebody version
Skatalites - Coconut rock
Lloyd Charmers - Look-a-py-py
Nomo - Divisions
Osibisa - Dance the body music
Sharon Cash - Fever
DJ Babu - Do for self inst.
Kultur shock - Hashishi
Rodriquez - Sugar man
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - 1oo days, 100 nights
Hot 8 Brass band - Fly away
Youngun - Nice suave
LCD sound system - North American scum
Roberta Flack - Go up Moses
Cane and Able - Be free
Monguito Santamaria - Groovetime
Dubblestandart vs Ari Up - Island girl (JStar remix)
Pioneers - Sweet inspiration (Justin Robertson remix)
Bob Marley - Sun is shining (DJ Dolores remix)
Damian Marley -Move
Magnum - The music makes us do it
DJ Serious - Unknown misery inst.
King Jammy - Slow motion dub
Jackie Mittoo - chicken and booze, darker shade of black.


Ring the Alarm playlist, BaseFM, September 22

Moodorama -Sweet toffee
Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Walk tall
Wayne McGhie and the sounds of joy - Cool it
Prince Jammy - Champion version
Turbulence - Notorious
Bomb the bass - Bug powder dust (K&D remix)
Latin Watchamacallits - The fuzz
Balanco - Theme from cocktail nova (Nicola Conte remix)
Bob Marley - Soul shakedown party (Afrodisiac Sound System remix)
Lonnie Smith - Straight to the point
New order - Confusion
Guts - And the living is easy (Dynamics remix)
Dubblestandart - When I fall in love dub
Donald Fagen - Ruby
Creators - Make an impact inst.
Bran van 3000 feat Curtis Mayfield - Astounded (MJ Cole remix)
Da lata - Pra manha (percapella remix)
Last poets - White man's got a god complex
Digidub - Zinzo
East of the underground - Poppin popcorn/Santana
Edwin Starr - I just wanna do my thing
Guilty Simpson - Man's world
Ramsey Lewis - Do what ya want (Mr Scruff remix)
Krafty kuts & Freddy Fresh - Snatchit

Skipped a week in there somewhere, but you get that.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

September Song
38 versions of the Kurt Weill song, courtesy of WFMU. Nice one. LINK

"...Nothing beats the James Brown version from his 1970 LP Soul on Top, on which he was backed up by the Louis Bellson Big Band, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson.

September Song was written by Weill (with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson) for the 1938 musical Knickerbocker Holiday. Walter Huston (father of John, Granddad of Angelica) introduced the song when he played Pieter Stuyvesant in the original production, and scored a hit with the 78 version of it while the show was still in its first run.

In the play, the peg-legged Stuyvesant sings the song to Tina, the lovely Town Councilor's daughter, in the hope of rushing her into marriage against her better judgment. Peg-leg Pete uses the shortening days of September and the onset of winter to convince Tina to give herself to him and not to his rival, Brom Broeck. (Tina marries Broek in the end.)

Another irony of the song that's been lost in it's many years as an American pop standard is that it's sung by a villain. In Knickerbocker Holiday, Stuyvesant is a stand-in for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who the pacifist/anarchist Maxwell Anderson saw as an exponent of American fascism."

Friday, September 21, 2007

Daft Punk is not playing at my house...
...but I really, really wish LCD Sound System would play in my neck of the woods. Check this live video clip from Coachella earlier this year, Looks like a lotta fun. Please, someone bring over to NZ. LINK.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Auckland venue in trouble?
Have just heard a report that there's an official-looking notice stuck to the door of Auckland venue The Studio, dated 17 September, something about it being placed in receivership. If you've bought tickets for upcoming gigs at this venue, you may want to contact the ticket sellers and find out what's happening. I'm guessing that any international gigs coming up there may be transferred to the St James, which is reopening next month.