Saturday, February 24, 2007

2.24.07 Saxual Orientation

Filled in on Dr Dave's Sax Power Hour. Dr. Dave's in Mexico. Bastard.

Up there is the Splatter Trio, taking a break from a paintball contest to recreate the aura of Atomic Rooster. And then there's the immortal Gary Windo (Carla Bley, Robert Wyatt) slumming it up with Blotto, probably around 1982.

Since Dr. Dave's way too modest to play his own stuff on the radio, I figured I'd do it. Fabulous.

Roy Montell, That Mellow Saxophone
Splatter Trio, Dear Jonathan (feat Dave Barrett, sax)
Banda Elastica, Azul Ocre (feat Dave Barrett, alto sax)

Material, Black Light (feat Wayne Shorter, soprano and tenor sax)
Jerseyband, Tube

Terry Adams, Out the Windo (feat Marshall Allen, sax)
Gary Windo, Deep Water

Joel Chadabe, Echoes of Brazil (feat Bruno Spoerri, sax)
Brain Patneaude Quartet, Release

Habana Sax, Wapango


Jeb and Clayton from the redoubable Hector On Stilts
joined the fun prior to their gig at Helsinki. They killed. And the gig was a blast, too.

Judging by the phones, the first hour was mooey pop-you-larr. Folks was digginit. That's a-nice.

Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

Sonny Boy Williamson, Bring it on Home
Nina Simone, Sinnerman
Frankie Laine, Rawhide

Lightnin' Rod
, Doriella Du Fontaine (feat Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsies)
Haale, Floating Down

LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk is Playing at My House
Jet, Look What You've Done
Richard Thompson, Oops, I Did it Again (fr 1000 Years of Popular Music)

Bryan Ferry, Don't Think Twice Its Alright
Boneshakers, Cold Sweat

Altan, Daily Growing
Mark Lanegan, One Way Street, No Easy Action

Hector on Stilts interview and performance

Friday, February 16, 2007

2.16.07 Post Blizzard Extravaganza

The second family car I remember was a '61 Dodge Pollara like this, 'cept it was a wagon and powder blue. Push-button transmission. They knew how to make cool cars back then.

Sammy and Hailey Brown were in today. Sammy's great, but his daughter Hailey? Watch out. Can't wait to hear the play-back of this one. Girl got voice!

Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

Fantastic Johnny C, Boogaloo Down Broadway
Flaming Groovies, She Said Yeah
Jason & the Scorchers, Absolutely Sweet Marie
Alvin Cash & the Crawlers

Ronnie Spector, Out in the Cold Again
Tres Chicas, Rhapsody
Jim Fassett, Buffo

Sammy and Hailey Brown performance and interview

Jeff Beck Group, Plynth (Water Down the Drain)
Tony Joe White, I Want My Fleetwood Back
Olympics, the Same Old thing

The Anthem Choir, FCCFU
Rodney Crowell, The Obscenity Prayer
James McMurtry, God Bless America
Bob Holman, We Are the Dinosaur
386rx, Layla

Iggy & the Stooges, My Idea of Fun
Frank Black, John Barlycorn

Larry Chernicoff, Windhorse

Saturday, February 10, 2007

2.9.2007 Lovely to be home

Nice to be away, nicer to be back. This dude was hanging out in the dark at the entrance to a Buddhist temple in Busan, South Korea. I'm not sure what the deal is with the little guy on the lower right. Looks stressed. Maybe the jet lag was buggin' him, too.

I had access to almost no music for two weeks, didn't go to any clubs over there, or go to any shows except for this wonderful break-dancing-to-traditional-Korean-music theater production. Break-dancing is a national passion in Korea. Really.

Today Sandy McKnight stopped by and talked about songwriting, producing, making music. It was great except I hear my mike was off for the first part of the interview. Damn. We were in a nice groove from the git-go.

Did you see the bump Haale got in the Times this week? Yeow!

Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

Tom Waits, Shore Leave, Falling Down (live in Akron Nov. 2006)

Splatter Trio, If Then, Crumple, Progress
McCoy Tyner Quartet, Rebirth (live 1972)

Kate Campbell, Mississippi and Me
Murray Lachlan Young, Do Wah Diddy
Sparks, Dick Around

Pete Shelley, Homosapien
Iggy, Five Foot One

Sandy McNight interview and performance