Rain today - all day and for the first time since early August. I
just wish I hadn't been driving in it most of the day, with the
We're back from a great weekend Chez Codger in leafy Sussex
characterised by some fine ales, fine dining and great company.
Thanks to all. We had a look at Wakehurst Place
(right) on Sunday - rather a spectacular building.
25 years - Rude City Riot
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)
RCR is a "POWER-SKA" BAND from Vancouver BC working overtime to
bring you great original songs with powerful vocals & big juicy
melodic hooks. If you see us live, you will remember the guitar
solos & horn riffs the next day. We are 100% Power-Ska.
Eternal Youth - Audra Connolly
(Boise, ID, USA)
"I'm an independent artist from
Boise, ID. I have dropped three tracks for your consideration:
Eternal Youth, Blue Eyes and Dear Friend. These tracks are from my
debut album which I released on my independent label, Hole Heart
Records, in August of this year. Thank you for your
Birthday Wishes and Goodbye Kisses -
Jesse Alejandro and the Big Fatt
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Like zombie Batman coming back from the grave to exact revenge on
the joker who stole his woman, this band is intelligent, vicious
and unstoppable. The Big Fatt hold permanent resident statuses in
funk, blues, and classical music, but spend most of their time in
From "Belly Full of Brains" LP - Release Date: 9/9/09
The music of this ensemble mirrors the monster of amalgam that is
the Brooklyn music scene, stealing from heros as far flung as Duke
Ellington, Tom Waits, Claude Debussy and Stevie Wonder. The group's
morbidly obese base of influences and guillotine sharp execution
ensure an entertaining evening for anyone who isn't a Nazi child
Jesse Alejandro - Vocals, Guitar
Matthew Ferry - Drums
Westbrook Johnson - Trombone
Matt Scott - Bass
Heather Sommerlad - Violin
Peter Ferrari - Saxophone
Marie Valigorsky - Viola
Big Easy - Uphill
Uphill plays blues straight out of the swampland. With a mix of
original blues and revitalized versions of lost classics, Uphill
has brought their own Carolina tang to the table since 2005.
Injected with humor, passion and mojo, Uphill has a unique sound:
tradition yet ferociously alive.
More sublime blues at The G
with Jeremy Gugenheim
Na Na Na (Spark Remix) - 46
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Another track from the great 46Bliss remix project.
The voluptuous alto voice of Clare Veniot gives way to a satiny
upper register that feels timeless in its simplicity, providing a
perfect balance to the technological mastery of vocalist,
programmer and keyboardist David Cooper and electronic drummer Jack
Freudenheim, creator of ambient music software Sounder.
46bliss, perhaps best known for their song The Way You Are featured
on the show Veronica Mars and CSI-NY, and In A Long Time, one of
the most played songs in podcasting, are releasing a 2-CD set of
46bliss tracks reworked by remixers from 6 countries. The 46bliss
campaign in support of the CDs is called 20 remixes in 20 weeks,
during which they will release a remix a week to the public via
PodsSafe Music Network, Myspace, Facebook etc.
This - Tryad
I nominated Struttin' by Tryad as my track on the AMPed 200
special. I've been listen to lots of Tryad just lately. They are on
Happy - Jimmie Bratcher
Yes, it's the theme to SnC. Prompted as a last minute addition by
listener Martin Byrom who saw Jimmie play live last weekend doing
an acoustic set.
Enjoy it, this time without Clithers talking all over it.
Warap - Andrew Delpiono
The details of the birth of parang are disputed. One theory is that
parang has its origins in the music of Spanish or French Catholic
monks, present in Trinidad during the Spanish colonial period.
Another theory is that Venezuelans brought the first elements of
parang with them when they migrated to Trinidad to work on cocoa
farms in the early part of the nineteenth century.
Parang flourished under the British rule from 1814. It absorbed
elements of African and French creole and was influenced by the
constant interaction between the people of Trinidad and those of
Venezuela, where similar musical forms developed in parallel.
Parang remains an important element both of Trinidadian Christmas
rituals and of the rituals of other islands and countries,
including Grenada, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. Today,
parang is especially vibrant in Trinidad & Tobago communities
such as Paramin, Lopinot and Arima.
Free download from IODA:
from "Strictly Parang - The Best of Trinidad Parang, Vol III"
(Caribbean Music Group)
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Stream from Rhapsody
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