Back from the coast and it's a bit of a First Play
this week with three artists getting their first podcast play via
the Podsafe Music Network.
Title music is Happy from Jimmie Bratcher's 4th CD titled Red.
Intro: Happy - Jimmie Bratcher
There also seems to be a rush of big names signing up to
- this week adds John
(yes, that John Mayall), song with 70s giants
Emerson Lake and Palmer
and blues legend, the late John
who has a few tracks from the album he was
working on when he died in 2001 posted - now that seems like a good
idea. Bands are forever failing to complete or release albums and
that's often great music that is never heard.
A band I toured with, (roadie and sound) called Smith, Perkins and Smith,
moderately successful album and another real cracker almost
complete when they split. I'd love to get my ears around those
recordings again and I think you'd love 'em too. I wonder where
Music geek moment: The lead
guitarist with SP&S, Wayne
Perkins dubbed the really tasty licks onto much of the
Wailers' Catch a Fire
album. Note, particularly
Concrete Jungle and
Stir it Up.
He also contributed to Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark in 1974 and The
Rolling Stones Black and Blue
sessions (e.g. Fool to Cry). He was heavily tipped to
replace Mick Taylor as guitarist with the Stones when Ronnie Wood
got the gig. He's a great guy and I'd love to get in touch with him
again - anyone know where he is? If so, and you are in contact
he'll remember me as "Albert" (an old and forgotten
If it's OK with you I'll carry on playing you a few artists you've
probably not heard before and who could use your support. You might
buy their music or just go to their website and say how much you
enjoy them. A bit of encouragement really does make a big
difference to any artist.
Oh and while you are there mention that you heard them on
Suffolk 'n' Cool
War is not the answer - Jah
(Germany) FIRST PLAY
Reggae vom feinsten aus der Karibik direkt zu uns nach
For non-German speakers this translates as:
Reggae from the finest the Karibik directly to us to Frankfurt
Are you any the wiser?
Find this minimal information at http://music.podshow.com
Soapbox - Seven Sided Star
(London, UK) FIRST PLAY
7sided* is a one man musical machine playing anything he can get
his hands on that makes a noise and making it into a tune with
lyrics that actually mean something.
Theres just one 7sided*, he plays guitars, synths, keyboard, piano,
to y piano, fisher price toys, drums, drum machines, bass and talks
and kind of sings.
I just love this track. OK, it may be a bit challenging but that's
good isn't it?
Let us all know what you think
about the tunes played. You can leave a comment in the shownotes
(click the comment button below the notes for each show) or if you
have a microphone and a computer, leave a voice message on the
MyChingo link and have your say.
Fallout renegade - Anemo
See notes from SnC 25. This track illustrates the versatility of
vocalist Hazelle Woodhurst. I think it has echoes of Judie
is playing a rare gig on Norwich on Saturday at The
Arts Centre. Box Office is at http://www.norwichartscentre.co.uk/
Find somebody - Goat
Another second track played this time from Goat who featured in
SnC022. He has such a great voice and the music really rocks.
David Levitin is an associate professor at McGill University in
Montreal and one of the world's leading experts in cognitive music
perception and has referred to earworms
obvious questions: What is an earworm, and what doctor do I see if
I get one?
"It's the name the Germans give to
these songs that get stuck in your head that you can't get rid of.
If they're really bothersome, you can do what Neil Young told me:
Become a professional
songwriter. He writes songs to get them out of his head.
Records have filed for bankruptcy
"Failing that, the second thing you can do is go to a doctor and
have them prescribe an antidepressant or anti-anxiety drug like
Prozac or Ativan. Or the most common option, find an equally
annoying song that's not bothering you right now, and it will
replace the earworm with another one.
in the USA for the second
time in a year. According to the BBC, US retailer Tower Records has
filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The bankruptcy filing comes after loss-making Tower was unable to
find a suitable buyer.
Tower, which has 93 stores, has been unable to cope with
competition from digital downloading and file copying.
Parent company MTS listed more than $100m of assets and $100m of
The company closed its UK stores last year, but still has
international outlets in Asia, Latin America and Israel.
Under Chapter 11 laws, the business can carry on trading while
restructuring under court supervision.
Advance notice - Piefinger
14) finally have their album completed and will be holding a launch
party on September 21st in central London.
are promoting an all day show on Saturday 2nd September
at Banham on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. At Â£4 for the whole day -
Venue The Big Room at The Barrel, opposite Banham Zoo, Banham
Can't believe - Pippa Rogers
Growing up in a music loving family Pippa was surrounded by a range
of musical influences hearing everything from The Beatles to The
Incredible String Band to Pink Floyd but it was always the strong
female voices that most caught her attention.
Free - Roly Skender
Roly Skender is a Perth based musician/performer/producer.
new full length album, the follow-up to last year's heavily
supported EP and JJJ play-listed single 'Free'. It's refreshing pop
music, pure but not quite so simple.
If you do nothing else this week or next, check out this link. It
leads to a short film about an amazing event which happened in
Horseguards Parade in London a few months ago. Did everyone else
know about this? Why wasn't I told!
Have fun over the week, perhaps see you at the Judie Tzuke gig.