Monday, August 31, 2009

Beach photo collages

Welp, way back when I started this bloggoventure, I speculated (see title) that I'd be posting photos.

I gots lots of that to post, but as you can see, my music-mania has been the dominant theme.

Finally here's some photography! These here are two collages I through together of photos I took earlier this month.

On top: Wrightsville Beach, NC. Particular fascination: Robert's Groceries.

On bottom: Carolina Beach, NC. Particular fascination: best donut shop on Earth, Britt's Donuts (since 1938 or something like that).

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kiila: Finnish folky spacy rock

Really liking this new album from Finnish group Kiila.

Just to give you an idea, one writer sums it up nicely thusly: "Different traditions of folk, psych and pop music intermingle with electronic music and improvisation, tones and sounds."

I hear some overlap with current-day Phila. band Espers and with 1969 Fairport Convention... Others have dropped Vetiver and Incredible String Band onto their comparison lists.

Best listen for yerself. Go to Fonal Records website (Finnish DIY label). Click on either of the songs marked "listen" -- especially my fave, the 8-min.-plus Portaissa. Clicking will take you to the Fonal Jukebox where all manner of other label offerings can be streamed.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back Up & Push 08/19/2009

James Luther Dickinson passed away on August 15th. On this week's show, a tribute. See full playlist with comments HERE.

Read more about Dickinson in this excellent blog post, which also links you to a great interview film clip. Wanna be blown away by a resumé? Check out Jim's HERE or HERE.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back Up & Push 08/12/2009

Last week's show playlist with
comments is HERE.

Wide variety of stuff featured, as usual. Some new releases I'm especially enjoying: albums from Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound (right)

and Band of Skulls (below b&w),
a great comp of Hungarian rock from before the Iron Curtain came down (um, nice title...),
and a Swedish folky singer named Lisa Isaksson (below right).

It was also great to revisit Yello's 1980 debut.

In the tributes category, I did a belated R.I.P. shout out to John"Marmaduke" Dawson, a leader of the late-60's, early 70's No. Calif. outfit New Riders of the Purple Sage.

I've linked the you to info (with sound samples!), or in Yello's case, to a fantastic YouTube video. Click & enjoy!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dexateens part 2!

Over on there's a nice live session by the Dexateens (see my earlier post). All tracks available for free download & sound great. Two of my faves from the new album are represented: "Down Low" and "Grandaddy's Mouth." But the others are good too.

I'm happy to see "Grandaddy's Mouth" received highlight treatment from hearya in the form of a video. It's a well-shot in-studio live video, perfect sound. None of the inebriated crowd from the other video I posted last month. Take a look below!