Another fine collection of tunes ancient and mostly modern. This
week in they've come in from Florida, France, California, Utah and
Baden-Württemberg, Germany starting with the Canadians this week
and a finely crafted hooky pop track just right for the northern
I'm in Ibiza to visit my daughter Jessie this week some of the
buildings in the old part of Ibiza Town (photo) are stunning and
Clever - Whale Tooth
Whale Tooth are Elise LeGrow (vocals), Norman Maschke
(guitar/vocals), Alex Denike (guitar/vocals), Michael McCreary
(bass/vocals) and Sep Noroozi (drums) came together in the
winter of 2007.
A fine live performance on their MySpace illustrates their energy,
well-crafted pop songs and attention to detail. Perhaps Elsie's
jazz background lends her vocals an awareness of the musicians
around her but together they create a tight, interweaving sound
rather than just playing along with each other.
A string of dates next week around Quebec, Nova Scotia, New
Brunswick and PEI, playing venues including Babas, Whipper Snapper
Gallery and Foggy Goggle!
Colin's heartfelt rant on the kerfuffle about M. Jackson all over
the media, on last week's Ourobouros Podcast #106 www.ourobouros.co.uk
When I die - Geri X
I played 3,000 lines of
a couple of weeks ago. This week it is a song that
for me has echoes of Peter Gabriel and perhaps a little of the
vocal strength of Mel C. When I die
is a song that deserves
repeated listens, it is a real grower. You can have it now by
clicking on the download link to IODA.
from "Anthems of a Mended Heart"
(24 Hour Service
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Stream from Rhapsody
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A Bre Ludo - Les Inédits
The place where Balkan gypsy and rock 'n' roll meet. Great music
and I just love the babelfish translation from the notes on their
page at Jamendo:
"Between tradition and modernity,
these six troublemakers made the choice of the interbreeding,
opening the borders in turn with softness grâe with the flùte, the
oboe, l'accordion, sometimes with violence by the distortion of the
electric guitar and the impulses of the duet low - battery but
always in a spirit impresses popular holidays."
OK, it is fast at translating. It is also pretty crap but sometimes
Blues Oval - AjT
Blues Oval has been on the PMN since October 07 when I last played
a track from AjT who describes himself as a French geek, Apple
lover, Serial blogger and podcaster living near Bordeaux. His music
seems incidental but is rather fine, nevertheless. His site is more
about Apple computers than music so just enjoy the track.
Podsafe Music Network
renamed as Music Alley from
I get the feeling that although the PMN was a central part of what
Adam Curry (former MTV presenter) and Ron Bloom (record producer)
were doing with their startup company Podshow in the early days of
podcasting, the focus has shifted almost entirely to the business
of being a general popular media corporation. Shame, but perhaps
Of course I may be quite wrong. If so, let me know by leaving a
comment at the bottom of the notes for this show.
Profiticus Prolificus-3rd Movement: Dub
Interlude - Cirque du Soul
From the EP Nautical Bean
Cirque du Soul are five members from Ike Turner's band. Between
tours with the Father of Rock & Roll, drummer Bill Ray procured
a weekly gig at the soon-to-be famous Nautical Bean Coffee Company
located in a picturesque setting at the harbor in Oceanside, Ca.
Feeling the need for creative release, the goal was simple - come
to the gig with no ideas in your head, no preconceptions of what
would transpire. No predetermined arrangements of classic songs; a
blank slate if you will. Some interesting 100% improvised tracks
Have a delve around on Billy Ray's site (hint, check "past
Old Love - Kimo Watanabe
Rootsy. Raw. Soulful. Kimo has been playing the music that he loves
at venues all over Utah and Hawai'i since 1999. He has played at
numerous festivals and events in and around the Salt Lake Valley,
and his music has been heard around the world on various podcasts
and independent music shows.
Kimo Watanabe is a very old friend of Suffolk'n'Cool who I was
delighted to hear from this week.
He tells us has a new Roots Reggae getting underway word of which
seems to be spreading and some very talented folks want to get
involved. The plan was just to recrord an album but it seems that
live shows may be a possibility. It was one of Kimo's earlier
reggae tunes (Pauoa Valley) that initially caught my ear. The
Ukulele really seems to lend itself to reggae. Perhaps it is the
percussive sound and lack of sustain that gives it the bite it
needs. Whatever, I love it.
Outlaw - Schizoid Club
I played Mission Man
couple of weeks ago and thought you might like an extra taste of
Matt's fine music. Some lovely sutry vocals towards the end.
from "Schizoid Club"
(Per Capita Records)
Buy at Rhapsody
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Tribalism - Sapiens fx
(Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Well, by the time you hear this I'll be in Ibiza so this is just a
little warm up prior to Pacha with Jessie. Guaranteed fun!
From the album Tronikum
one of seven on Jamendo.
sunset over the sea. The canopies on the corner of the street are
Savannah within the same row of bars are Mambo and Cafe del Mar.
Sun is currently setting at around 1930 GMT
Back in a few days - catch you next week.