Saturday, July 28, 2007

7.27.2007 OZ NOY AND JG & THE BRBs

I hardly had to do anything. Started out talking with the delightful Katherine Bayer about Enlightennext's annual jazz show at Fox Hollow--on Sunday they've got Oz Noy and Unfulfilled Desires playing for free.

Then The Blue Ribbon Boys with Julia Gottlieb came in, we had five musicians and me in the studio, with Ben Downing and Jeremy Wallace looking in from the doorway, and it was hot in any number of ways.

Julia Gottlieb is something special, beleeveUmee. She sounds like she just dropped in from 1941 to sing you a song or two. Remarkably pure and controlled voice. And the Blue Ribbon Boys play as sympatico and authentically as you can get. Players, in the best sense of the word.

Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

Katherine Bayer interview

Bill Kirchen, Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods
The Fabulous Entourage, The Way That It Began

Blue Ribbon Boys feat. Julia Gottlieb interview and performance

Piney Gir, Greetings and Salutations
Neal Cleary, When All of Us Get Famous
Spoon, Don't Make Me a Target

Sara Ayers, Another Time Another Place

Friday, July 20, 2007


Off to Cortland for a Blotto gig. If, by any chance, you're near Cortland, stop by. We're playing with our pals the magnificent Flashcubes. They're on around 7, we're on around 8.

I may fill in for Dave's Bottomless Jukebox on Sunday night.

Friday, July 13, 2007


It was Galen Wade's idea, everybody on Friday plays all cover versions. I'm listening to Todd right now playing a French (I think) version of "Rockin' the Casbah." What a blast! You should have heard Myong's Korean show. Al Wilson's "The Snake" in Korean!

Graham Parker, I'm Into Something Good
Nina Simone, Rich Girl
Shonen Knife, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

Animal Planet, Back in Black
Yayhoos, Dancing Queen

A la Carte Brass and Percussion, That Mellow Saxophone

Del Nileppez, Yawriats ot Nevaeh
Bill Murray, More than This

rx, Imagine....Walk on the Wild Side
Judas Priest, Diamonds and Rust
Los Straitjackets, My Heart Will Go On

Blue Ribbon Boys with Julia Gottlieb, Heart Shaped Box
Willy DeVille, Hey Joe
Klaus Nomi, Lightning Strikes

Flying Lizards, Sex Machine
The Number 12 Looks Like You, My Sharona
Hayseed Dixie, Feel Like Makin' Love

Vanilla Fudge, Keep Me Hanging On

William Shatner, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Richard Thompson, Oops...I Did It Again
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, This Land is My Land

Bryan Ferry, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Detroit Cobras, I'll Keep on Holding On
Antigone Rising, Big Bottomed Girls

Don Ellis Orchestra, Hey Jude

Friday, July 06, 2007

7.6.07 HALF-FLAME ON!!!

What won't they think of next? Next week all cover versions, unlike this week, where I think it ran about 50%

Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

Miles Davis Sextet, The Theme (live at Birdland 1959)
Azziza Mustapha Zadeh, Night Live In Georgian

Nick Lowe, The Other Side of the Coin
Los Straitjackets, Dame Una Sena

Deep Purple, Hush
Camille, I Got A Woman
David Ippolito, Jesusland
The Stranglers, Skin Deep

Spongetones, Anyway Town
Beatles, I Don't Want To Spoil the Party
Richard X. Heyman, Kenyon Walls
Akiko Kanazawa, Yellow Submarine Ondo

Jason & the Scorchers, Absolutely Sweet Marie
Shakira, Illegal
Talking Heads, Love Is All Around
Jersey Band, Tube
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Hole In One

Reverend Horton Heat, Baby I'm Drunk
Randy Newman, Last Night I Had a Dream
Jethro Tull, Inside
Modern Lovers, Old World