There was a spectacular light show last night outside the barn.
After heavy rain from dark clouds the setting sun shot its light
across the landscape from a very low angle and so created a
spectacular rainbow again a dark sky, highlighting the poplar trees
in the meadow. Wow! Sometimes it feels quite unreal living here.
And, before you ask, no retouching, digital enhancing or other
flim-flammery was used on the photo. That's exactly how it looked
from the barn door. Honest!
Rebecca - ist
This time around I'm a bit better informed. Kenton sent me the
album Toothpick Bridge
be released in August.
The band are:
Kenton Hall - Guitars, Hammond, Vocals;
John McCourt - Bass, Vocals, Mandolin, Ukulele;
Flash - Drums, Percussion, Loops;
Brett Richardson - Guitars, Bassoon, Vocals and String
Nice that their MySpace credits the musicians on the Toothpick Bridge
You'll find the band at
lay off 30% of
staff (400 people). It sounds a lot but as a source close to the
company said yesterday "If you can't run that site with 750 people,
you don't now how to run a business."
Look for Me - Dudley Saunders
(W. Hollywood, CA, USA)
Like k.d. lang and Laurie Anderson, singer/songwriter Dudley
Saunders began his music career first as a critically-acclaimed
"transgressive" performance artist - only to find the experimental
folk music he wrote for his pieces take over his career.
Described by critics as "surreal, modern folk tales," Dudley's
performance pieces were a fixture on New York's East Village scene
in the late '80s and 90s. But as he began to merge the Appalachian
music of his native Kentucky with the post-modern art-rock and jazz
he heard at New York"s Knitting Factory, he began to draw an
entirely new audience who convinced him to pour all his surreal
images into the songs.
Look for me
is from the
album Emergency Lane
this week it's Rowley
from Dark Compass with an interesting selection of tunes. Next week
Colin from Ourobouros. Subscribe at: http://musicpodcasting.org
Love is a Mantra Remix - Astronauts of
(New York, NY, USA)
Astronauts of Antiquity = your mystery date. They entice you to
leave behind limited conceptions of self and music. AoA invite you
to celebrate life in a deeper sense. Everything else can wait.
Revel in the AoA sound and relish a pot of funky-luscious neo-soul.
Add a pinch of Indian/ Brazilian spice. Toss & serve over a
warm bed of jazzy, eclectic pop...and the girl.
"Their vision is to offer up the ancient on a modern platter of
undeniable tunes, catchy yet subtle like the muse. "Inventive
electro lounge... mesmerizing songcraft!" (The Independent - Chapel
Raindrops - Duane Andrews
Heavily influenced by the brilliance of early twentieth century
French Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, Duane Andrews' unique
blend of jazz and traditional Newfoundland folk music is
consistently recognized by both industry and fans with awards and
Never end up like this - Fresh Body
From the album The Ugly
on Jamendo where you can download it free or do the
decent thing and buy it for $10. Not so much an ethical dilemma as
a question of conscience. There is another way: make a
Pedro (voice, guitar, piano, prod)
Oli (Live Bass, Synth)
Fyjen (Live Drums)
Make This End
Video of "Words Of Happiness" (solo acoustic)
The artist page on Jamendo is at: www.jamendo.com/en/artist/freshbodyshop
Brigitte Bardot - Lola Dutronic
(Berlin, Germany and Toronto, Canada)
A French Pop/Electronica duo, who sing really interesting material
in both French & English.
LOLA DEE - Voice, RICHARD CITROEN - Music
the new 3rd album, LOLA DUTRONIC IN BERLIN recorded over a 3 week
period in an abandoned Berlin apartment, and mixed in Toronto. it
also features the legendary Mike Garson (of David Bowie's Aladdin
Sane fame) on piano.
"We divide our time between Berlin and Toronto. We've put out three
albums so far: The World Of Lola
, the Grammy Award nominated The Love Parade
and our newest album,
Lola Dutronic In Berlin
We've also appeared on several compilation albums and repackages in
Asia and Europe.
Available on iTunes and on CDBaby at
international festival of advanced music and multimedia art
Sonar, one of the largest and most diverse music and digital art
festivals in the world, is held in the heart of Barcelona for three
days in June. More than 80,000 people enjoy a musical line-up that
includes many of the best artists in electronic music.
(Lord It's Hard To Be Happy, When You Aren't
Using) The Metric System (feat. Worm Quartet) - MC
(San Francisco, CA, USA)
The MC Lars experiment began on his parent's couch, where at an
early age he performed groundbreaking songs about not wanting to
clean up his room. He was experimenting with tape recorders and
computers by the time he hit the fifth grade, but it wasn't until
the ripe old age of fifteen that he found Beck and discovered the
concept of home-recording beats and music together. This led to a
dark period, otherwise known as the Insane Clown Posse Evil/Scary
Phase ("Trust me, it wasn't pretty"), of which Lars will deny
everything. Soon after, he began performing regularly at hometown
open mic nights, ultimately pulling together a style that was
inexplicably all his own. As his home recordings developed, he took
on the name MC Lars Horris - eventually dropping the Horris because
"people often thought it was Lars Whores, which is terrible."
Hard To Be Happy, When You Aren't Using) The Metric System (feat.
from "Up End Atom"
(Hartless Hind Records)
More On This Album
Blindside - Johnny Neel
From the album Saddle Up &
(truckers Tracks vol 1) which Co-producer Doug Jones
kindly sent me.
An interesting approach with a really solid backing band on all the
tracks and different taking lead parts on each track. For instance
Johnny Neel took the vocals on that track and plays B3 on all
Doug shares harmonica and guitar duties. A set up as though they
all got together and jammed in the studio but the production
suggests that it was a lot more carefully done than that. I"m
surprised at how impressed I am. I'd never have said that I was a
fan of trucker"s music but having listede=ned through these CDs,
I'm close to becoming a convert. Not that I"m going to rush
to the local truckstop and buy all the cheep trash on a whim, but I
thank Doug for opening my ears to another genre.
There will be more tracks in coming weeks - there are some
particularly fine blues sounds on these albums.
You can stream the albums or buy from CD Baby.