Friday, March 28, 2008

3.28.08 MUNICK

Like two months w/o a smoke. Yeah I'm proud of that.

Ananda Shankar: Jumpin Jack Flash

Dolly Parton: Drives Me Crazy
Loretta Lynn: Van Lear Rose
Dave Garner: Mad Witch

Rilo Kiley: Does He Love You
Sibylle Baier: Softly
Sunny Sweeney: Ten Years Pass

Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears: Gunpowder
Bobby Bare, Jr.: The Heart Bionic
Cat Power: New York
Barrett Strong: Money

Pere Ubu: The Modern Dance
Chicago Transit Authority: Someday (August 29, 1968)
Reverend Glasseye: God Help You Dumb Boy

Jackie DeShannon: When You Walk into the Room
The Ramones: The KKK Took My Baby Away
Bob Azzam and His Orchestra: The Last Time

Spencer Davis Group: Keep on Runnin'
Georgie Fame: Yeh Yeh
Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley

Saturday, March 22, 2008


This week we had Annette Ezekiel and Alicia Jo Rabins from Brooklyn klezmeristas Golem stop by before their Purim blow-out over to the Helsinki. And they dragged Splatto pal Mr. Rogovoy along for good measure, and I goaded him into asking a bunch of questions in Yiddish.

Some of these shows (like this one) are really special, I think I need to start posting them online every week so people can come get them..... Let me look into that...

I also have to start bringing a camera to the studio on Fridays.

Ananda Shankar: Jumpin Jack Flash

Richard Thompson: Needle and Thread, I'll Never Give It Up, Take Care of the Road You Choose, Mr. Stupid

Bootleg Tonic: Hard Times
Gonstermachers: My Sister She's Not a Dollar, Danse las Macher

Edwin Starr: Get Up Whirlpool
Roberta Flack: Reverend Lee

Golem interview and performance

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Superstar alert. I met Georgiana (she's the one on the right.....) in a parking lot in Pittsfield three weeks ago--she was giving a stockboy a copy of her new CD, and I alertly asked for one, too. And am I glad I did. She and Eran (he's the one on the left) are the core of Bootleg Tonic, a new NYC-based group, and The Splatto Festival is proud to have given them their first radio airplay and to host their first radio interview.

How good were they? Well, people came running to the studio to meet them yesterday--and I went to a gallery opening after the show and people there were talking about them. These things don't happen under normal circumstances.

They were just brilliant, and I can't wait to get them up here with a full band once we get into the new space.

Ananda Shankar: Jumpin Jack Flash

Hair of the Dog: Right All Right
Sparks: Dick Around

Steve Kahn and Donald Fagan: Reflections (monk trib)
Stephano Di Battista: Your Romance

Bootleg Tonic interview and performance

Nine Inch Nails: 10-13 Ghosts II