Strange goings on with the Podshow servers. They normally dish up
the podsafe music for me to listen to on your behalf with unfailing
loyalty. But not today. All is running painfully slow but
fortunately I had almost a show-worth of music already lined up. I
must have been very good at sometime in this or a previous
Some lovely rose petals scattered on the pavement / sidewalk
outside a florist in Old Brompton Road, London when I visited the
delightful Troubadour café again yesterday.
Happy - Jimmie Bratcher
Fashionistas - Subb
sur Richelieu (Montreal), Canada) FIRST PLAY
A track from the band's fourth full length album The Motions
. Based out of St-Jean sur
Richelieu, just south of Montreal, Quebec's ska punk heroes Subb
has been playing its own brand of ska punk since 1995.
2 Nov 2007 Le Telephone Rouge
17 Nov 2007 Salle Municipale St-Gérard
From their album The Motions. Full details from their sites at:
Moonshine - Sarah LeMieux
(New York and Conneticut, USA)
Great to hear a bit of solid blues and with a contemporary
Sarah has a band "The Super Blue Band" which has a suitably
flexible and variable line-up which I'm sure will always add
something a bit fresh to every show.
2 Nov 2007 National Women in Blues
Festival Wilmington, North Carolina
8 Nov 2007 Regina Quick Center
23 Nov 2007 The Inn at Newtown
Sarah's music is available from iTunes and you can get her first
CDBaby via her MySpace at:
My People - Jeso
Aksum, Clubbing, Switchboard, Basement Riddle, Tribal Issue
And that"s about it from Jeso's excellently political site - there
is, however a really rather good satirical video on the site and a
link to CDBaby where you can get Jeso"s music as well as a new pl
layer through which you can hear all the music in a stream lasting
over 4 hours.
Outside my window - Euros
The first of two tracks, in this show, from a 14 track compilation
album "There's only one T in Wichita? from Wichita Record at just
£3.99. The album also features Los Campesinos
and Clap your hands and say yeah,
whom have been featured on the show.
Euros Childs sings most of his music in his native tongue, Welsh
but his 2007 album, "The Miracle Inn" from which Outside my window
is taken, seems to
be largely in English.
Dates coming up in Spain, Wales and all across the USA between now
and mid-November. There couldn"t be a better time to catch
Full details from:
Prend la vibe - Mesh m18
A track off the album 360 which is available for free download from
the wonderful Jamendo label. The information about Mesh m18
includes this easily translated line "… mélange de hiphop / uk
garage / drum&bass / dancehall / dubstep.. Un cOckTaiL eXpLoSiF
!!" Mesh is also part of Grime Sin - a collective of DJs, MCs and
10 Nov 2007 Francoise Ouedraogo feat. Mesh m18.
1 Dec 2007 GRIME SIN spécial show. Angers, France
Riverhouse of Tinicum - Meg
Meg Baird is one of the clear-toned songwriters of Philadelphian
sextet Espers. Riverhouse of Tinicum is a track from Meg's solo
album Dear Companion released on Wichita Recordings.
The Wichita site says that "Fans of Espers, and newcomers alike
will immediately swoon to the sound of Meg's uniquely beautiful
voice and the pluck or strum of guitar and mountain dulcimer. The
passion and feeling in this record is immediately apparent and
compulsive." I wouldn't disagree one little bit.
Lag dot com - Frank Thorstein
From his Jamendo album Patent pending.
Vamp - DJOC
A band of One. ®regon Chad lives and breathes in Oregon, U.S.
I used this track as the theme for Sessions at the Barn
DJOC in Oregon to find out a bit more.
A reply back to say how thrilled he is that I've chosen his music
for the show and he has promised to work up a bio page for his
site! We'll hold him to it. To tell the truth I was also thrilled
to hear back so quickly - picking up his message at the bottom of
my friend Anne's stairs near Kew Gardens in London because that's
the best place to piggy-back an unprotected wireless network!
Chad is formally trained in music theory with an unfinished degree
from The University of Utah School of Music. More recently he's
been developing skills with MIDI, audio editing, electronic music
production and composition. It's working Chad, it's working!