Happy - Jimmie Bratcher
Spring seems to be rushing into summer already.
In London again yesterday at the lovely Chesterfield Hotel in
Mayfair to meet up with Craig
the first winner of Big Brother in the UK. Then Jessie
Music from Italy, UK, Brooklyn, Canada and Florida
Old song fabulous new treatment by the original artist.
1 shot, 1 kill - 1 shot 1
Ben - Voce/chitarra
Nicco - Cori/voce
Turbo - Chitarra/cori
Edone - Basso/berci
Ale - Sbatteria
Puppet got a brand new string - Sandie
The original Brit Girl. Chiselled cheekbones, sophisticated pop
operas, independent girl about town.
Otherworldliness, impossible glamour, voice of an angel.
Barefaced and Shaw-footed.
First number one single at 17 years old. Two more under her belt
before she was 21.
A bevy of hits in UK, Europe, USSR, Canada, South America, Japan,
Australia and New Zealand.
First British recording star to perform behind the Iron Curtain;
last to perform in Iran.
First British artist to win the Eurovision Song Contest.
First British female artist to produce and own her masters and
Has sung, written, acted, modelled, designed.
Is a Buddhist, Mother, Psychotherapist, Author, Singer, Creative
Influenced generations of artists from the New York Dolls,
Pretenders' Chrissy Hynde, Steven Morrissey of The Smiths; to Daddy
G. of Massive Attack.
Inspired a whole lot more.
Girl Power? Knocked into a cocked hat. This is Woman Power.
And the best is yet to come.
She rerecorded this version of her hit Puppet On A String with
Howard Jones at his old studio. The reworking is titled
"Puppet's Got A Brand New
After it was recorded, it was sent it to a young, hip
producer/mixer, Andy Gray who re-arranged and mixed the track.
I feel fantastic - Jonathan
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Jonathan Coulton - guitar, keyboards, vocals, all of it baby.
I just love the wit and sheer intelligence of Jonathan's songs, all
of which are for sale on his site, some are free.
Jonathan recently did a brilliant collaboration with Ze Frank
Kebab Crazed Nutter - No Fixed
No Fixed Abode are fronted by Una Walsh singing in her own lilting
Irish accent and Tony Dean supporting on acoustic guitar. Based in
Derbyshire, No Fixed Abode have travelled all across the UK over
the last three years building up a solid reputation performing at
festivals and acoustic clubs. Kebab Crazed Nutter is taken fr4om
their new album Clearwater which is probably available from their
site although I know computer problems have caused them enormous
stress and some delay.
Sat 31st March Mansfield Bear
Festival, Mansfield Town Football
Wed 4th April The Swan Stone Staffs 9.00pm
Fri 6th April The Plough, Loughbrough 9.00pm
Sat 7th April The Boat, Cromford 9.00pm
Sat 14th April Horse And Groom, Nottingham 9.00pm
Bum Rush The Charts
Initial results are in
Our one day push, organised by Mark Yoshimoto Nemcof of the Pacific
Coast Hellway podcast in California, Chris Penn of Financial Aid
Podcast, etc., led to 72 hours of excitement as the charts slowly
aggregated. I believe these were our highest chart positions:
iTunes Rock Charts
New Zealand: 56
Overall Top 100 Songs
Of all of the bands on all of the charts at the same time, Black
Lab was the ONLY UNSIGNED BAND.
Mark Yoshimoto Nemcof comments: "Just getting onto the charts is
pretty huge. Note that there are record companies out there that
can't do what we did on the 22nd.
Did traditional media take notice? Washington Post, BBC, San Jose
Mercury, Billboard, Spin, CBC, Businessweek and others. Raise your
hand if you've ever heard of any of these!
Was it a success? You tell me. The whole experiment was set up to
show that podcasting and new media is a social movement that has a
pretty far reach across the globe. Bum Rush got a lot of people
inside and outside of new media talking, shed more light on
podcasting and helped get some exposure for an unsigned band and
helped them tell their story about how they were mistreated by a
major record label.
And in the end, even though we may not know the final sales report
for 30 days, I'd wager that we raised thousands of dollars for the
scholarship fund. Some kid who couldn't afford college before will
get to go this fall because of the podcasting and blogging
commuities. I don't know about you, but that makes me feel pretty
good. Honestly, 100 percent the credit belongs to you, the
podcasters, podcast listeners, bloggers and blog readers who took
part in Bum Rush the Charts."
Poor Man's Train - Gerry Wall
A really brave step to use such an unusual sound mix - and it
works. Gerry grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada. He was previously
featured on SnC 046 you"ll find more information in the show notes
for 046 or at his website:
The Modern Symphony - The Mainline
An unusual intro, then quirky buit quite beautiful. Very cleverly
Wreked Records was founded in 2006 as a way for The [MA]inline
Project to release their music effectively.
although both links go to the MySpace page
E-Mail from Marianne
player with the Kitchen
Thanks for playing the Kitchen
Cowboys! Don't worry about your pronunciation, it's almost perfect.
And I'm very happy you liked our music because or inspite of the
many, many words. But isn't there a lot to say about being
sleepless, listening to the sounds of the city and not being able
to stop thinking?
All the best from
Last minute addition:
Famous - The Lascivious Biddies
(New York, USA)
Sorry if the notes are a bit disorganised - it's been a stressful
day and I'm editing the notes/posting the show late tonight
(again). Just been catching a bit of Pete Cogle's SnC Rewind
Show over at pcpodcast.blogsome.com well worth checking out. Well I
would say that wouldn't I!