is a bit of a theme
this week, with a couple of very interesting initiatives
encouraging you to have a crack at "the dark art".
After a false start to the Kerplunk (our own form of free-style
season at the Three Horseshoes pub in Charsfield last week, we are
hoping for less rain tomorrow evening. Our rules are few and far
between with insults freely traded, a few good beers consumed and
absolutely no scores kept; it is purely for laughs. At some stage
we may even stream the proceedings live. Now there's a frightening
Bontemps Roulez - Brother Joscephus
and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra
(NY, NY, USA)
Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra are an
11-piece explosion of love and righteousness specializing in Groovy
New Orleans-inspired Roots Rock/Soul with a Gospel feel but without
the religious overtone - kind of secular gospel! If you want to
hear more, I first played BroJo on SnC 160 around a month ago and
George Smyth featured Bro Jo on the Eclectic Mix podcast last week
has been in
touch this week and turned me on to a remarkable new(ish)
"I've recently been tuning into one
of the most amazing things going on in the world of music. If you
don't know about him yet, 28 year old Venezuelan phenom Gustavo
Dudamel is an electrifying force."
This flamboyant, passionate and young, Venezuelan conductor is one
of the biggest stars in classical music. Bob Simon's CBS report
here or at:
Watch CBS Videos Online
(LA, CA, USA) - Kira Fontana
On her debut album, The Inner
Revolution, songstress Kira Fontana triumphs in embracing an
emotional rawness without fear, while also exploring a
soul-searching mysticism that's undaunted in recognizing life's
ever-changing moves. Like Sinéad O'Connor and Tori Amos before her,
the San Francisco Bay Area-born artist approaches such a task with
Another of the tracks from Inner revolution has a video on YouTube:
Real World project
I've been quite intrigued by a project set up by Real World called
Real World Remixed which takes home mixing a stage further. As the
site describes the process:
"Download our 'sample packs' -
multi-track recordings. Use the 'sample packs' to create remixes of
the original tracks using whichever software, technology and
techniques you want, but please don't infringe anyone's copyright.
Upload your mix back to this site and join the community in voting,
commenting and discussion in the forum."
Samples from Games without
frontiers - Peter Gabriel.
My favourite remix .. so far, Deaconesque's " Tumbledown to the piccolo snare"
remix. You can hear the whole remixed track here.
There are currently 14 packs of materials to download and
The latest pack is a collaboration between Real World Records and
World Sessions of Setal by
Daby Touré. There are some
mouth-watering sounds …
Check it out for yourself at:
(Llanelli, UK) What Walks Outside My Window? -
Title track from his fourth album.
San Francisco may sound an unlikely place for a young guitarist,
singer and songwriter from Llanelli (South Wales) to start his
musical career but that's where the story begins for Christopher
In 1994, after playing guitar and developing his song writing
skills during his time at Cardiff University he packed his bags and
like his hero John Cale bought a plane ticket to New York.
Katy Rowe adds her irresistible violin to the frenzied bluegrass of
Kicked Out By Love and
drummer Dan Tilbury (The Snakes, Redlands Palomino Company)
provides inspired drumming throughout. Rees stretches himself to
take care of all other instrumentation including guitars, banjo,
mandolin, lap steel, church organ, piano, bass, choral backing
voices and chapel shaking, foot stamping, hand clapping
The track is from IODA so there's a free download here.
Outside My Window?"
from "What Walks Outside My Window?"
(Red Eye Music)
iTunes Music Store
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Conversation with Clare
Veniot this past few days - 46Bliss. They have been running a remix
project in the form of a competition for others to remix their
music. In fact they made a bunch of tracks available and had a
fantastic response from remixers around the world, the best of
which are released on two albums Remix me away: volumes 1 and 2. They
are available from CD baby and iTunes. I played 8 o'clock train a few weeks ago on
SnC161. That was a remix by PKP
Express of a track on the 46-Bliss album Wish me away. I realised that I'd only
heard remixes, so Clare very kindly offered to sent the two
original CDs over from Brooklyn. Great listening they are too. The
barn has been resonating to them since they arrived on Monday
(Brooklyn, NY) - 46 Bliss
The way you are
Take a look at www.acidplanet.com/46bliss
while you can to discover the winning remixes.
From Dave at The Bugcast
I'm having a serious problem with
my some of my shows not playing back on the iPod
Touch/iPhone. It's intermittent and inconsistent.
Any problems with SnC playing on anything? If so, please let me
Apparently shows that don't play on the iP* do play back
successfully on iTunes itself.
(Nassau, Bahama) Badness Outta Style - Peter
Tawanto Saunders A.k.A "Peter Runks" was born on November 12th 1977
on New Providence island (Nassau) Bahamas. Peter Runks grew up in
the ghetto and faced all of the struggles and pressures that
Peter Runks pursued his talent for singing and recorded his first
album titled "Divine Vessel" in September of 1998 with Bahamian
producer Dillon McKenzie at Commonwealth Recording Studio in
Nassau,Bahamas.This endeavour led to an American state to state
tour with L.G.Wise and D.C.P in the year 2000.
In July of 2001, Peter Runks made a musical pilgrimage to the
birthplace of reggae music, Jamaica, to record the first set of
singles for his Sophomore album entitled " Let Loose The Prophets". While there
he recorded at Anchor Recording Studio with producer Rudy Valentino
and worked with noted producer and sax player Dean Frazier.
He recorded his debut single " Save Your Soul" on the " Copy Cat" riddim produced by Ray
Ambrister for Buff Boo Records.
In July of 2008, Peter Runks recorded his second single titled
" Badness Outta Style" on
the " Promise" riddim also
produced by Ray Armbrister for Buff Boo Records.
Peter Runks is the Vessel of Divinity, Ordained by the Trinity,
Preaching Lyrically and Substantially, Righteousness with
Integrity, Which shall Subdue the Wickedness of Humanity, who
pervert Justice with Wrong Concepts and Profanity.
He's just a Subsidiary, Shedding Light and Truth where there is
Fallacy, Bestowing Strength to the Weak and Weary, Giving Thanks to
the King of Glory, Jesus Christ His Majesty...Bless.
The Divine Vessel just Manifest.
iTunes reviews and
I think it's time to spread the word about Suffolk 'n' Cool. It
would really help if you would take a couple of minutes to rate and
review the show in iTunes. You'll be able to access your home "My
store". I think you just need to follow this link.
If not, log in to iTunes, search for suffolkandcool, click on the
SnC logo and then you'll be able to "Rate this podcast" and "Write
If you want to leave a rating or review on another store that would
be great. It is a little more complicated but not too bad a
process. If you go to the iTunes front page, right at the bottom
you can switch to another store (e.g. UK, USA, Australia, France,
wherever), find the show, drop the rating and review in and return
to the front page to go back to your home store. Thanks,
eversomuch, that's really appreciated.
(NY, NY) The Optimist - Stan Harrison
Stan Harrison has recorded and toured with some of the most
outstanding people in the music business, including David Bowie,
Radiohead, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Serge Gainsbourg, Duran Duran,
Talking Heads and many others. Now, he is stepping out as a solo
artist with a CD containing 10 of his original instrumental and
vocal compostions, accompanied by artists such as Philip Bailey and
Codger posted a comment on the shownotes (you can comment too by
clicking on teh comment link at the end of each show's notes) to
suggest that in playing the polka track last week I'd turned the
weirdness up to 11.
(Argentina) Taquito Militar - Orquesta Típica
From the album Tangos Famosos (Instrumentales y Cantados) Vol.
from "Tangos Famosos (Instrumentales y Cantados) Vol. 1"
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