A rum ol'
mix of music
this week along with a feature on the Lewes Bonfire celebrations in
Sussex (not Suffolk!). A long week of travel so "if it's now it
must be Suffolk".
Spent Guy Fawkes / Bonfire night in Lewes with Roy, Gwyneth and Amy
having a hugely enjoyable time living rather dangerously along with
quite a few thousand other people.
Info: Nov 5th is the night for fireworks in the UK, commemorating
the unsuccessful attempt by Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators
to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In Lewes, it is also mixed up
with the execution (a long time ago) of some local Protestants by
the Catholics as part of some inter sect squabble.
Now it is more political and the religious element is pretty much a
charade. The main purpose now seems to be to have a great time and
behave really dangerously. Great.
West End Supermarket - The
(New York, USA)
A lovely trashy archetypically English sound. Direct from New York.
The Above are a young, enegetic Brooklyn, NY band whose music is
heavily influenced by the British Invasion, as well as the '60s
sounds of Motown, Chess, Stax, Atlantic, and the classic Nuggets
Good to be back - Lima Charlie
Lima Charlie formed in early 2004 and hit the NYC clubs shortly
thereafter, performing at venues such as CBGB, Knitting Factory,
Tribeca Rock Club, Rothko, Arlene's Grocery, Lion's Den, and more,
while consistently drawing large crowds. The music is bred from a
love of modern artists such as Beck and Sonic Youth.
The edge of Tedjhara - Tracy Jane
I've played Tracy Jane before, but not for a while. You may
remember Yellow Bike
we heard this time last year. She has just put a few more tracks up
on the PMN so now I can play one for you. The voice is distinctive
but it seems to have a quite different quality in this song.
Like I give a care - You say party, we
I mentioned last week that I'd seen You say Party at Colchester
recently and was waiting for an MP3 to arrive. It has and this is
it. I also mentioned that the PA at Colchester sounded dreadful. It
seems that the Codger heard them OK in Brighton a couple of days
earlier so I can only assume that it was my great misfortune to
catch the duff venue. This week they are playing gigs in Utrecht,
Brussels, Angers and Paris before heading down to Barcelona, over
to Italy and back up to Germany before heading back to Canada.
Curiosity - Naits
Kevin Nalts is a self proclaimed "Viral Video Genius". He
moonlights as "Nalts," one of YouTube's top video creators and one
of the top-10 "most subscribed" YouTube comedians. I'm just not
sure where the music fits in though!
Karola - Remmy Ongala
The Great East African Trip includes some of the greatest classic
and contemporary hits of East Africa, carefully selected by expert
David Makali such as heavyweights like Samba Mapangala from Kenya,
Super Mazembe from Congo, Kidum from Burundi and Priscilla &
Qute Kaye, from Uganda.
Be like the man - Mieka Pauley
Last week I promised another track from Meika Pauley. This week I'm
delighted to deliver that promise with a rather different track.
All that and versatility too!
Betrayers Call - King Dubby
Another track from King Dubby's 2006 album First Dubs
released through Jamendo
which, of course, means that you can go over to Jamendo and
download it ... for free. The website (below) is pretty empty but
his Jamendo pages tell you a bit.
Don't forget all the dub reggae you'll ever need is at The Dub Zone
with Pete Cogle.