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THE CULTURAL GOOFBALLS ON WHICH I AM CURRENTLY HOPPED UP

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

On The Radio, In The World … 28/12/10

I will be in transit between the falls festival and Soul A go NYE at The Workers Club so Zach rampage gonna man up and fill in for me. I bet he'll play that Trinidad steel drum record...

GIG GUIDE

Thurs 30th
Richie1250 DJ'ing between acts at the Falls Festival in lorne, 11am-5pm. Not sure who's playing that day, hopefully Joan Jett and Public Enemy! Playing at the village stage at 4am too...
FRi 31st
SOUL A GOGO NYE @ The Workers Club! Checked out the workers club setup, looks like it's gonna be great. get on the pbs website and buy tickets before they sell out...
Chantdown MORE FIRE NYE @ Deep 11

Sat Jan 1st
Richie1250 fiilling in for Pierre Baroni on soul groove 66
SUN Jan 2nd
The Bowers @ yahYahs w/ Buried Horses
FRI JAN 7th
Cambodian Space Project! @ YahYahs
Sat Jan 8th
Cambodian Space Project! @ Workers Club w/ Brides Of Christ + Monty Sparrow

git on out there
lurve
richie1250
to get off this list, reply saying: "Kindly stop yo ibba jabba"

LAST WEEKS SHOW (also see below for bonus Boss Action fill in show)

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Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 24 December 2010

Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 24 December 2010

Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distibutor | Comments

THE MASTERS APPRENTICES - BUT ONE DAY
THE MASTERS APPRENTICES - HOT GULLY WIND
THE MASTERS APPRENTICES - SHE'S MY GIRL
THE BOWERS - ANGEL OF SORROW
THE BOWERS - WAYS OF THE WORLD
THE BOWERS - AUSTRALIAN DREAMS
THE HONDAS - LOVE IS UNFAIR
THE HONDAS - JULIUA
THE HONDAS - BEDROOM QUEEN
THE HONDAS - FROM TOKYO TO MELBOURNE TOWN
THE HONDAS - DARKNESS BEHIND
SACHIKO KANENOBU - MISORA
PUTA MADRE BROS - DANCE DANCE DANCE
PAN RON - OOH, HE'S MUTE
PAN RON - WEDDING DAY
YOL AULARONG - WHISKEY
THE HARPOONS - FAITH
MARCELLE & THE BLOWWAVES - SILHOUETTE
YOUR ANIMAL - JOEY THE POUCH RIDER
YOUR ANIMAL - SUZANNAH
EAGLE AND THE WORM - TOO YOUNG
CLARE WHITCOMBE - STEREO ON
THE VAUDEVILLE SMASH - DRUNKEN COWGIRL
SHOWER SCENE FROM PSYCHO - ONE
MY DISCO - YOUNG
THE STICKMEN - CITYS DEAD
THE NATION BLUE - I'M INBRED
X - SUCK SUCK
FUCKDOLLS - BLOOD


Fill In For Miss Goldie On Boss Action Sunday 26 December 2010




BIG MAYBELLE - WHITE CHRISTMAS (SAVOY)
BOBBY BLAND - SHOES (DUKE)
BOBBY BLAND - HOW DOES A CHEATING WOMAN FEEL (DUKE)
SOUL BROTHERS SIX - I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU (COTILLION)
SAM HUTCHINS - I CAN'T STOP CRYING (MALA)
LEE JONES AND THE SOUNDS OF SOUL - ON THE OTHER SIDE (AMY)
ED TOWNSEND - DON'T LEAD ME ON (TRU GLO TOWN)
GROVER MITCHELL - THE GIRL IS A LADY (JOSIE)
GEORGE MCGREGOR & THE BRONZETTES - TEMPTATION IS HARD TO FIGHT (TWININGHT)
WILLIE WEST & THE HIGH SOCIETY BROTHERS - THE DEVIL GIVES ME EVERYTHING (TIMMION)
MONK HIGGINS - WHODUNIT? (ST LAWRENCE)
LEE SHOT WILLIAMS - I LIKE YOUR STYLE (SHAMA)
HOWARD TATE - GLAD I KNEW BETTER (VERVE)
JOE KING - SPEAK ON UP (PRIX)
EDDIE RAY - YOU ARE MINE (NUMERO)
THE VAN DYKES - NO MAN IS AN ISLAND (MALA)
THE VAN DYKES - I WON'T HOLD IT AGAINST YOU (MALA)
RAY LEWIS - SORRY YOU'VE GOT THE WRONG NUMBER (SMASH)
LEE MOSES - I CAN'T TAKE NO CHANCES (FRONT PAGE)
THEE MIDNITERS - MAKING ENDS MEET (WHITTIER)
LATTIMORE BROWN - I'M NOT THROUGH LOVING YOU (SOUND STAGE 7)
CARLA THOMAS - LIE TO KEEP ME FROM CRYING (STAX)
KIM TOLLIVER - TRY TO DO BETTER - (ROJAC)
ERMA FRANKLIN - CAN'T SEE MY WAY (BRUNSWICK)
EDDIE KENDRICKS - DATE WITH THE RAIN (MOTOWN)
CLIFF GOBER - A POOR WAYFARING STRANGER (CALVARY)
MAHALIA JACKSON - I'M ON MY WAY (APOLLO)
O.V. WRIGHT - EIGHT MEN FOUR WOMEN (BACKBEAT)
ETTA JAMES - I'D RATHER GO BLIND (CADET)
BOOKER T & THE MG'S - SUMMERTIME (STAX)
JAMES CARR - LIFE TURNED HER THAT WAY (GOLDWAX)
SPENCER WIGGINS - ONCE IN A WHILE (GOLDWAX)
JOHNNY SAYLES - I'M JUST WAHT SHE NEEDS (CHESS)
SYL JOHNSON - I CAN TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS (TWINIGHT)
AL GREEN - GOT TO FIND A NEW WORLD (HI)
THE COASTERS - BESAME MUCHO PT 2 (ATCO)

SOUL A GO GO NYE!



At the Workers Club! (the old rob roy). Rather excited about that. That bandroom looks like it's gonna make a great dance hall. I'd love to play this one at the stroke of new years...



But i probably won't...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

On The Radio, In The World … 23/12/10

I think I actually will play lots of Australian records this week! Jammin the first Bowers and Masters Apprentices records in the kitchen all week making me feel like a proud Australian. Lots o' other cool shit too, got me a new B Bumble and The Stingers thing which is rockin me plus tito puente and chicagoan of the year syl johnson and other things that been cooking my bacon and eggs...

GIG GUIDE

Thurs 23rd
Soul In The Basement @ Cherry ft Michael GT Blair and The Funkadeliscide + DJ's Vince Peach and Pierre Baroni
Fri 24th
Fang It XMAS party @ YahYahs w/ Russian Roullettes, Mass Cult Suicide, and The Jacks, + Mohair Slim on the late night DJ'ing
Richie1250 DJ'ing @ Mr Hyde (Geelong) 10-1am
Sunday 26th (Boxing day)
OZ soul sunday special @ The Toff ft/ the fabulous Clare Whitcombe as well as Ella Thomson, Lotek and many more
Richie1250 fillin in for Miss Goldie On BOSS ACTION
Mon 27th
Charlie Parr + Graveyard train @ The Rooftop Bar w/ Richie 1250 DJ'ing
Thurs 30th
Richie1250 DJ'ing between acts at the Falls Festival in lorne, 11am-5pm. Not sure who's playing that day, hopefully Joan Jett and Public Enemy! Playing at the village stage at 4am too...
FRi 31st
SOUL A GOGO NYE @ The Workers Club! Checked out the workers club setup yesterday, looks like it's gonna be great. get on the pbs website and buy tickets before they sell out...
Chantdown MORE FIRE NYE @ Deep 11

Sat Jan 1st
Richie1250 fiilling in for Pierre Baroni on soul groove 66
SUN Jan 2nd
The Bowers @ yahYahs w/ Buried Horses
FRI JAN 7th
Cambodian Space Project! @ YahYahs
Sat Jan 8th
Cambodian Space Project! @ Workers Club w/ Brides Of Christ + Monty Sparrow

git on out there
lurve
richie1250
to get off this list, reply saying: "Bob Dylan. Fiona. Rupert Everett. There's never been so much heat!"

LAST WEEKS SHOW

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Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 17 December 2010

Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distibutor | Comments

THE POLYNESIANS - PULUPE
ARTHUR LYMAN - CARAVAN
COZY COLE - TOPSY PT II
SANDY NELSON - QUITE A BEAT
CLAUDIUS ALZNER - BLUE HAWAII
RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO - HANG ON SLOOPY
THE BEACH BOYS - POPPA OOM MOW MOW
DUVALS - COTTON
EARTHWORMS - MO TATERS
HARVEY ROCHE CONSTELLATION - IN THE PAD OF THE MOUNTAIN KING
LEE GORDON - SHE'S THE GINCHIEST
BYRON LEE AND THE DRAGONAIRES - STORYBOOK CHILDREN
JOE HIGGS - I'M THE SONG THAT MY ENEMIES SING
JACKIE OPEL - PICTURES OF SMOKE
BYRON LEE AND THE DRAGONAIRES - MISS TOURIST
SILVER AND THE FIERY BOYS STEEL BAND - BABY OH YEAH
TITO PUENTE - EL REY DEL TIMBAL
AL CAIOLA - EL FLICKO
ROY ORBISON - SUNSET
PREMIERS - FIREWATER
BOBBY FULLER - WINE WINE WINE
THE ROLLING STONES - THE UNDER ASSISTANT WEST COAST PROMO MAN
BO DIDDLEY - BRING IT TO JEROME
IDEALS - GO GET A WIG
PERFORMERS - MINI SKIRT
TED TAYLOR - DADDYS BABY
BABY HUEY AND THE BABYSITTERS - MESSIN WITH THE KID
THE SONICS - STYCHNINE
THE SONICS - LOVELIGHTS
THEE MIDNIGHTERS - MAKING ENDS MEET
GEORGE MCGREGOR - TEMPTATION IS HARD TO FIGHT
WILLIE WEST - THE DEVIL GIVES ME EVERYTHING EXCEPT WHAT I NEED
THE BEACHCOMBER BOYS FT TERESA PURCELL- THERE'S A PLACE IN THE SUN
BYRON LEE AND THE DRAGONAIRES - OLD BEIRUT
NANCY SINATRA - DAY TRIPPER
LEE MOSES - DAY TRIPPER
JIMI HENDRIX - DAY TRIPPER
THE ATLANTICS - MONKEY TREE
HOLLYWOOD JILLS - HE MAKES ME SO MAD
LITTLE EVA - HE IS THE BOY
DEE DEE SHARP - LOVER BOY
HARVEY ROCHE CONSTELLATION - CASINO ROYALLE


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

TELEFON (Don Siegel, 1977)

I found a box of old B movies on VHS tapes outside a video store a little while ago, and I've made it my mission to watch them all. First cab off the rank, Charles Bronson stars in

TELEFON
The operation that can trigger 51 human time bombs!








1977. Back in the fifties the Russians deep programmed 51 agents with subliminal orders to explode US military installations, wiped their memories and slipped them into American Life. The time never came to set them off, and they live on unawares as local carpenters, mommy's and priests all across the country. Until now! Evil Donald Pleasance is an old Stalinist who doesn't like this new 'live and let live' detente attitude Russia has with the US, and decides instead of getting purge-murdered back home he'll tour America and call up some old friends, setting them off by reciting the Robert Frost "miles to go before i sleep" poem (as referenced in Death Proof) and their original Ruski name as the trigger. The Russians send over KGB agent Charles Bronson to ice Donald Pleasance and save them a lot of embarrassment and a possible third World War.

At first it can be a bit confusing with the Russian generals speaking randomly in American, British or Russian accents (Bronson stays straight up Bronson). There's lot's of scenes in offices while they lay it out and you don't quite know where you are at times, but generally there is a big poster of Lenin on the wall to give you a clue when it's Russia.

This a very cheap looking movie, but Don Seigel (he made Dirty Harry and lotsa hard boiled noir stuff) manages with panache and busts out a few pretty thrilling, impressive scenes, and even when its just flat out cheap looking, you've got either Pleasance being Supremely Oily or Bronson being tough and mustachioed to make you smile. And of course, the very concept of Charles Bronson being a KGB Agent is a novelty that never really wears off.

What's really cool is getting to see these little moments of all these different peoples everyday lives, fighting with the wife or cooking dinner for the kids and then suddenly they get the call and go into zombie crush kill destroy mode. There's some nice obsolete punch card super computer action too, if you're into that.

I don't imagine this is going to be coming out on DVD any time soon, but if you see it dumped on the street, pick it up!

ADDENDUM

Apparently Seigel asked Charles Bronson to shave his moustache for the role. His response: "No Moustache, No Bronson".

Thursday, December 16, 2010

On The Radio, In The World... 16/12/10

Maybe i will play lots of Australian records. Or maybe i will play good things that came out this year. Or maybe i'll just play my usual bunch or random scratched up records about bears and karate and 'oooh girl' and so forth. Tune in and see!

GIG GUIDE

Thurs 16th
Harmony @ Tote w/ New War, Spinning Rooms and Lower Plenty
Fri Dec 17th
“The Thrashin’ of the Christ” @ Tote ft/ Agents of Abhorrence, Extortion, Straight Jacket nation, Super Fun Happy Slide, Pipebomb, Internal Rot
The Once Overs @ The Old Bar w/ Money for rope
Sat Dec 18th
Bear and The Essentials @ The St Kilda Bowls Club Benny w/ Benny and the fly by niters + The rechords
Sun 19th
Stax On! Stax tribute @ YahYahs ft DAN SULTAN, SIME NUGENT, KYLIE AULDIST, MATT WALKER, THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF, SHIRLEY DAVIS, LINDA DACIO, CHRIS ALTMAN, CAL WALKER, BACKWOOD CREATURES, PETER PUNK, ELLA THOMPSON, ABBY DOBSON, THE WOLFGRAMM SISTERS and mo...
Next Thurs 23rd
Soul In The Basement @ Cherry ft Michael GT Blair and The Funkadeliscide + DJ's Vince Peach and Pierre Baroni
NEXT Fri 24th
Fang It XMAS party @ YahYahs w/ Russian Roullettes, Mass Cult Suicide, and The Jacks, + Mohair Slim on the late night DJ'ing
Next Sunday 26th (Boxing day)
OZ soul sunday special @ The Toff ft/ the fabulous Clare Whitcombe as well as Ella Thpmson, Lotek and many more
Richie1250 fillin in for Miss Goldie On BOSS ACTION


git on out there
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Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 10 December 2010

Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distibutor | Comments

1. ALBERT WASHINGTON AND HIS KINGS - YOU GONNA MISS ME
2. PINEY BROWN AND HIS BLUES TOPPERS - MY LOVE
3. HAROLD JACKSON & THE JACKSON BROS - THE FREEDOM RIDERS

4. ROBERT MITCHUM - THE BALLAD OF THUNDER ROAD
5. THE MONKEES - GOIN DOWN
6. TOM JONES - LOOKIN OUT MY WINDOW
7. JACQUE BREL - CLARA
8. BOBBY BLUE BLAND - ROAD OF BROKEN HEARTED MEN

9. MELVIN VAN PEEBLES - COME ON FEET

10.MEAT PUPPETS - I AM A MACHINE
11.T VALENTINE - HELLO LUCILLE, ARE YOU A LESBIAN?
12.REDMAN - MEETS REGGIE NOBLE
13.BIG DADDY KANE - WRATH OF KANE

14.PUTA MADRE BROS - PUTANANY TWIST
15.VAO SAROUN - MAKSY
16.RICHIE1250 & THE BRIDES OF CHRIST - BAD BLOOD (LIVE)
17.HOLLYWOOD JILLS - HE MAKES ME SO MAD

18.RENE HALL - CLEO
19.DAVE BARTHOLOMEW - THE MONKEY
20.CHUCK BERRY - DOWNBOUND TRAIN
21.OSCAR BROWN JR - AFRO BLUE
22.JANET & THE JAYS - WITHOUT A REASON

23.GROVER MITCHELL - I'M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU PT 2
24.RAY LEWIS - I STILL LOVE YOU
25.EDDIE BUSTER FOREHAND - YOUNG BOY BLUES
26.THE MASTERS APPRENTICES - UNDECIDED

27.GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION - LONG TALL SHORTY
28.SEXTON MING & HIS DIAMOND GUSSETS - RED HOUSE
29.EDDIE KIRK - THE GRUNT
30.VOICES OF CONQUEST - O YES MY LORD
31.MIGHTY VOICES OF WONER - I THANK THE LORD

32.GANGSTARR - DWYCK
33.DIAMOND D - CHECK 1 2

HARMONY



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My buddy Tom Lyngcoln has a new band with his wife playing drums and Amanda Ukeladie and two other birds singing harmony and some bloke playing bass. It sounds kinda like his other band The Nation Blue stuffed full of all those cruddy Lee Moses records he's been listening to. I'm excited! Check out the first recording here.


They play their debut gig this Thursday the 16th at The Tote with Spinning Rooms, New War and Lower Plenty. Harmony play at 9pm...

Friday, December 10, 2010

On The Radio, In The World... 10/12/10

Christmaaaaaaaaaas! I have been Christmasing it up like a mother lover, getting drunk and feeded on other peoples tab seemingly every night of the week. What a season. Somewhere in between i've managed to compile my 11th annual Christmas CD, with all my fave records I've dug up this year (or as many as i could fit on a cd.) I'll be spinning them songs plus a few more that had to be cut on the radio this Friday, and anybody who takes out a membership to Stone Love can go on my Christmas List and i'll post them a copy for Christmas. ho ho ho...

I'll be filling in for Miss Goldie on Boss Action this sunday from 1 till 3pm too, so tune in then for lots of hangover easing soul ballads...

GIG GUIDE

Warning for Meredith go-ers! Bad weather means no phone reception and no ATMS at Meredith! Take care of your business beforehand.

Fri Dec 10th
Maseo from De La Soul _ Some Bloke from gorrillaz DJ;in @ Pretty Please (St Kilda)
Richie1250 DJ'in @ Mr Hyde (Geelong), 10-1am
Rally to Defend the wiki-leaks bloke, 4:30 till 6 @ The State Library

Sat Dec 11

Route 66 Christmas Party @ Route 66, 2 Grattan St with Chicken Scratch Music ft Chris Russell and DJ Electric Mudflap
Chantdown Sound More Fire @ Deep 11
Legends Of Motorsport + Digger and The Pussycats @ The Tote
Helen's Wedding! Happy wedding Helen
Rhonda's Birthday! Happy Birthday Rhonda xxxx

Thurs 16th
Harmony @ Tote w/ New War, Spinning Rooms and Lower Plenty

Fri Dec 17th
“The Thrashin’ of the Christ” @ Tote ft/ Agents of Abhorrence, Extortion, Straight Jacket nation, Super Fun Happy Slide, Pipebomb, Internal Rot

Next Sun 19th
Stax On! Stax tribute @ YahYahs ft DAN SULTAN, SIME NUGENT, KYLIE AULDIST, MATT WALKER, THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF, SHIRLEY DAVIS, LINDA DACIO, CHRIS ALTMAN, CAL WALKER, BACKWOOD CREATURES, PETER PUNK, ELLA THOMPSON, ABBY DOBSON, THE WOLFGRAMM SISTERS and mo...

git on out there
lurve
richie1250
to get off this list, reply saying: "Throw down a powershake and cry yourself to sleep"

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audio up tomorrow!

Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 3 December 2010

Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distibutor | Comments

SOULFUL DYNAMICS - WE ARE RUNNING
TOMMY MCCOOK AND CREW - SHOCKERS ROCK
DON DRUMMOND - SMILE
LEE MOSES - NEVER IN MY LIFE

NATHANIEL MAYER - A PLACE I KNOW
NOLAN STRONG AND THE DIABLOS - REAL TRUE LOVE
THE COOKIES - I NEVER DREAMED
DON GARDNER - I WANNA KNOW WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO

DAVE BARTHOLOMEW - THE MONKEY SPEAKS HIS MIND
THE SHARPS - HAVE LOVE WILL TRAVEL
PRINCE CONLEY - I'M GOING HOME
JOHNNY JENKINS - SPUNKY

LYNNE RANDELL - SUMMERTIME
PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS - FEVER
SPIRIT - MR SKIN

ACDC - BEATING AROUND THE BUSH
MOTORHEAD - LOVE ME LIKE A REPTILE
RIFOKI - SPERM DONOR
HUMAN LEAGUE - BEING BOILED

MY DISCO LIVE IN STUDIO FIVE

JUSTICE - WATERS OF NAZARETH
DOUG E FRESH AND THE GET FRESH CREW - THE SHOW
KOOL G RAP - RHYME TIME
ULTRA-MAGNETIC MC'S - RAISE IT UP (INSTRUMENTAL)



DION & THE BELMONTS





Dion Dimucci. Truly an Italian American icon. It's a shame they dressed him up in those college boy sweaters and didn't write him some songs about being a knife weilding teenage junkie street punk that he could actually relate to, but at least he got to be be an immortal bad ass on The Wanderer and the awesome kazoo powered "Little Diane"....



Thanks to tom Lyngcoln for hipping me to that one...

And dig him here in classic 'live' action. He's trying to get it moving but with the suit and the crowd they've stuck him with, i don't like his chances. Some of them are actually glaring at him!



And Rhonda noticed his uncanny resemblance to a young David Bowie! They got all the same face moves...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

On The Radio, In The World … 2/12/10

Gonna have a live set from My Disco, who launching their new LP friday night at the hifi bar, and lotsa rockin records from Motorhead, Elvis, Paul revere, Lynne Randell, Paris, Doug E Fresh, showbiz and AG, the soulful dynamics, arthur lyman and more more more...

Thurs Dec 2nd
Lucas Aid, benefit gig for steve lucas @ the espy
The Bowers LP Launch @ The tote
Fri Dec 3rd
My Disco @ The Hi Fi Bar w/ Robin fox
The Exotics @ The Retreat w/ Crawfish Dave and DJ Mohair Slim
Frankie Alibi & The Fugitives (First gig!) @ The Bendigo Hotel w/ The Rechords and DJ Mr Doo Wop
Archer @ Pure Pop (6pm)

git on out there
lurve
richie1250
to get off this list, reply saying: "Thanks to Kid Rock I got myself a brand new hybrid car!"

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GETTING DEMOCRATIC 26/11/10

Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 26 Nov 2010
Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distibutor | Comments

MIGHTY SAM - FANNY MAE
JOE TEX - FRESH OUT OF TEARS
BOBBY BLUE BLAND - YIELD NOT TO TEMPTATION
BRO LONNIE DEBERRY AND THE GOSPEL PERSUADERS - JESUS IS THE SWEETEST NAME I KNOW

DEAN AND JEAN - HEY DEAN HEY JEAN
MICKEY AND SYLVIA - NO GOOD LOVER
LARRY DALE - DOWN TO THE BOTTOM
JOE MAYFIELD - ON THE MOVE

HOLLYWOOD JILLS - HE MAKES ME SO MAD
THE SONICS - SHOT DOWN
SEXTON MING AND HIS DIAMOND GUSSETS - HAVE SLUT WILL TRAVEL
TEENGENERATE - HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING - WELL BE TURNED ON

ELTON MOTELLO - HE'S A REBEL
THE EASEYBEATS - MADE MY BED; GONNA LIE IN IT
RADIOHEAD - ELECTIONEERING

LEE HAZELWOOD - SAVE YOUR VOTE FOR CLARENCE MUDD
RED SOVINE - ONE IS A LONELY NUMBER
ROGER MILLER - HUSBANDS AND WIVES
EDDY MITCHELL - LE DEBUT DE LA FIN
TOM JONES - LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW

SAM BAKER - SUGARMAN
OTIS CLAY - THE WOMAN DON'T LIVE HERE NO MORE
ESTHER MARROW - MAMA

THE TRIADS - IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR LOVE
T VALENTINE - HELLO LUCILLE, ARE YOU A LESBIAN?
PRINCE - ALL THE CRITICS LOVE YOU IN NEW YORK
IN DEEP - LAST NIGHT DUB
THE HEARTBEAT BROTHERS - BRING IN THE BASSLINE
MASTERDON COMMITTEE - FUNK BOX PARTY
SISTER CHARMAINE - GRANNY ADVICE
PAPA SAN - GIVE HER THE CREDIT
METHOD MAN AND REDMAN - HOW HIGH

LONELY AVENUE - THE UNLIKELY LIFE AND TIMES OF DOC POMUS







This really is a beautiful book. Very affecting. The loneliness and the dreaming and the wry smiles and the whole great life force of Doc Pomus sink right into you. As a quick primer for those who don't know who he is, at various times Doc was the only crippled, jewish blues singer in america, hack writer of million selling selling teen pop records (including some timeless classics like 'save the last dance for me' and 'lonely avenue'), professorial gambler and mafia card game organizer, among other things. His life in music criss crossed with so many significant artists i could not possibly list them here, but I greatly enjoyed seeing them pop up from page to page, Big Maybelle to Rodney Dangerfield.

A lot of research has obviously gone into this book, but it's written in the style of novel for full dramatic and emotional effect. Just have a read of the of the introduction...




It's something, huh?

Here's some great descriptive parts from when he's living 'the life'...


And I love how it's always talking about the food they're eating at 5 in the morning. Makes me hongry...




And the loneliness...




And heres another bit I love describing the lobby of The Forest Hotel, where he lives while doing his well paid hackwork for hill and range...




Just read the dang book, okay?

Friday, November 26, 2010

On The Radio, In The World … 26/11/10

I am home! Never felt so good. Warm, but not sweaty. Records and dog to touch. Simpsons at my fingertips. Happy... Plus I came home to a package containing a copy of one of my all time favourite crappy records, "He Makes Me So Mad" by The Hollywood Jills, on the very budget sounding Tune-Kel Records. It's so crappy, I can't believe it got distributed nationally on Capitol Records. And that Northern Soul geeks pay hundreds of dollars for it. It's awesome though. makes me smile a great deal. So i'll play that. And some other stuff too...

Oh yeah, Mohair and Emma Peel have a new mod record hop in the dungeon below the Grace Darling starting this Saturday (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173798575965429). Goes till 1am, then I'm on round the corner at yah yahs till 5am! Then the YahYahs record fair the next arvo at midday. Oh dear...


GIG GUIDE
Fri 26th
Jimmy Tait @ DingDong w/ The Gin Club
Richie1250 DJ'in @ Mr Hyde (Geelong) 10-1am
Rampage Old School Hip Hop Jam @ First Floor ft Zach, J red, DJ Krisy! and more...
Sat 27th
Ready Steady Go! New mod night down in the dungeon below The Grace Darling w/ Mohair Slim, Emma Peel and Buddy Love
Richie1250 DJ'in @ YahYahs 12-5am
Cash Savage and The Last Drinks LP launch @ The Tote
Sun 28th
YahYahs Crate Digger Record Fair, Noon till 6pm
Sophie Brous @ Grace Darling (5pm) w/ lost animal
Next Fri 3rd
MY DISCO live on Stone Love, 6pm

git on out there
lurve
richie1250
to get off this list, reply saying: "My God, you big dark handsome brute! I ought to throw a Buick at you."

LAST WEEKS PLAYLIST
I was in Vietnam last week. Ask Garry...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

SONGS THE SIMPSONS TAUGHT US

Since arriving home from five weeks travelling yeasterday, i have had to have a serious ingestion of The Simpsons to restore my brain to it's proper equilibrium. I couple of songs popped up that I realized I love from their Simpsons cameo but have no idea what they are...





Excuse my ignorance, but are Journey always this awesome?



Always gets me a little teary as Homer searches for his soulmate via montage...


I think I first heard this on The Simpsons too...



Here's Rhonda's special mention from Futurama, Connie Francis' "I Will Wait For You"...



Any other favourite songs you first heard on The Simpsons?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

SOY CUBA (I AM CUBA)

Man, I GOTTA see this movie. Just saw the below clip over at The Hound Blog. Makes me gooey...



The Trailer


Supposedly the whole movie is a bit of a heavy handed soviet propoganda piece, but fuck, gotta be worth it just for the visuals... Anybody seen it?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

On The Radio, in The World 07/10/10


Some fine jamaican bacon from the sixties, seventies AND eighties! A good bunch from Jackie Opel I reckon, what a crooner he is. Some big nosed french r'n'b from Eddy Mitchell and his "De Londres A Memphis" album, plus louis jordan, bobby bland, the nightcrawlers, gospel artistics, method man and redman, and possibly some other stuff too...

GIG GUIDE
Fri Oct 8th
Archer @ Pure Pop Records (6pm)
Richie1250 DJ'in @ The Retreat from 11-3am
SAT OCT 9th
Steph Brett @ The Builders Arms (4pm)
Chant Down Sound 10th Anniversary @ Deep 11
Mulatu Astatke and The Black Jesus Experience @ The Order Of Melbourne (sold out)
Richie1250 late night DJ'in @ YahYahs, 12-5am
Michael GT Blair & The Funkadelic Side @ The Vineyard
SUN OCT 10th
Mulatu Astatke and The Black Jesus Experience @ The Order Of Melbourne (still tix i think)
Cambodian Kids Foundation Benefit Gig @ NSC ft Nick barker, Downhills home and more

NEXT Fri 15th
The Exotics @ The Retreat
NEXT SAT 16TH
Your Animal (last show for looooooong time) @ Grace Darling Basement w. sophie brous, clairy brown and quincy mclean

git on out there
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LAST WEEKS PLAYLIST

OUT POPS A BOTTLE OF HADICOL 1/10/10

Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 1 October 2010

Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distibutor | Comments

THE VALENTINOS - SWEETER THAN THE DAY BEFORE
RAY LEWIS - SORRY YOU'VE GOT THE WRONG NUMBER
CLAUDE 'BABY' HUEY - DRIFTING
WILLIE MITCHELL - THAT DRIVING BEAT
SUGAR PIE DESANTO - SOULFUL DRESS
O.V. WRIGHT - I DON'T WANT TO SIT DOWN
ROY HEAD AND THE TRAITS - TREAT HER RIGHT
BIG MAYBELLE - THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD LOVE
ANN COLE - GOT MY MOJO WORKING
ETTA JAMES - GOOD ROCKIN DADDY
WYNONIE HARRIS - LOVIN MACHINE
TINY BRADSHAW - BUSHES
EARL BOSTIC - APPLE CAKE
ROLAND KIRK - FLY BY NIGHT
PRESTON LOVE - CHILLI MAC
BILL WITHERS - RAILROAD MAN
Q TIP - BARELY IN LOVE
Q TIP - MAN WOMAN BOOGIE
Q TIP - MOVE
THE COUP - HARD CONCRETE
DR DRE - 187
BIG PUN FT FAT OE - TWINZ (DEEP COVER 98)
SLICK RICK - CHILDRENS STORY
BIG DADDY KANE - LONG LIVE THE KANE
SHOWBIZ AND AG - BOUNCE TO THIS
BILLY OCEAN - CARIBBEAN QUEEN
YOKO ONO - WALKING ON THIN ICE
WYNONIE HARRIS - LOVIN MACHINE
TINY BRADSHAW - BUSHES
EARL BOSTIC - APPLE CAKE
ROLAND KIRK - FLY BY NIGHT
PRESTON LOVE - CHILLI MAC
BILL WITHERS - RAILROAD MAN
Q TIP - BARELY IN LOVE
Q TIP - MAN WOMAN BOOGIE
Q TIP - MOVE
THE COUP - HARD CONCRETE
DR DRE - 187
BIG PUN FT FAT OE - TWINZ (DEEP COVER 98)
SLICK RICK - CHILDRENS STORY
BIG DADDY KANE - LONG LIVE THE KANE
SHOWBIZ AND AG - BOUNCE TO THIS
BILLY OCEAN - CARIBBEAN QUEEN
YOKO ONO - WALKING ON THIN ICE

YOUR ANIMAL





The exquisite but now sadly defunct Your Animal are regrouping (with Liam from My Disco subbing for Jarrad on the bass) to do one last show before Monty knocks out a kid (or dies or moves to yugoslavia or something like that, i forget which). They did a weird kind of dark Twin Peaksy doom laden vocal group sound that really got to me, and theres a little hole in my heart now that they're gone. I always knew they probably wouldn't last that long so i savoured each performance and recorded a few from out in the crowd. Heres some videos from an early gig at the old bar:





And here's some audio from their last gig at The Old Bar.

"Joey the Pouch Rider"

"You Never Hurt The One you Love"

"Baby It's You"


The final gig (for some time anyway) is in the wonderful cellar of the Grace Darling Hotel on smith st, next Sat the 16th of October, with Sophie Brous, Clairy Brown and Amy Wild Horses on the DJ'ing. I'll see you down there...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

OnThe Radio, in The World 30/9/10

ON THE RADIO

Will be playing some sweet soul music from the Valentinos cause we got soul a go go this saturday, some rockin r'n'b from Wynonie Harris and such cause our CD O THE WEEK we givin away is 'Keb darge and Lil Ediths Rockin r'n'b', some frantic jazz from the very square lookin earl bostic cause I am feelin him, some fresh to def 80's Hip Hop cause I'll have a heap of it in my box to play at Mr Hyde later on, and some other stuff too!

GIG GUIDE

FRI oct 1st
Archer @ Pure Pop Records
Stroke It radio DJ's @ Mr Hyde in geelong from 6-10, then Richie1250 from 10-1
The Rebelles @ Anytime Place
The Once Overs @ Cherry
SAT OCT 2nd
SOUL A GO GO @ The Johnson
Steph Brett 2 the Builders Arms (4pm)
Bushdance fundraiser for the Darebin Community Legal Centre @ Preston Shire Hall ft Sal Kimber and The Thornbury Drovers
Michael GT Blair & The Funkadelic Side @ The Vineyard
Benfit Gig for Sean Jeffrey, Kiwi who busted his leg in the pub footy competition and has a family to support @ The Marquis Of Lorne ft. Clinkerfiled, Dan Brodie and other stuff
SUN OCT 3rd
Fatti Frances @ YahYah w/ The French, Friend and Dud Pills

+

ANYTIME RADIO! Live radio plays with live sound effects and everything @ Anytime Place from Fri Oct 1st till Thurs Oct 7th, with special guest bands playing each night, including Fri: The Rebelles, Sat: Plague Doctor, Sun: The Once Overs

COMING UP:
BRANCHES MUSIC FESTIVAL in a forest near healsville. Benefit to provide solar lighting to the entire East Timorese village of Besilau. 27 & 28th of November. Google it for linup and details...

git on out there
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LAST WEEKS PLAYLIST

DOWWWWN BOOUUUUUUND TRAIN 24/9/10

Stone Love : Playlist for Wednesday 29 September 2010
Artist | Track/Song Name |

RAY LEWIS - I STILL LOVE YOU
LEE MOSES - I'M SAD ABOUT IT
JANET AND THE JAYS - WITHOUT A REASON
BOBBY BLUE BLAND - HOW DOES A CHEATING WOMAN FEEL
CHRIS FARLOWE AND THE THUNDERBIRDS - STORMY MONDAY BLUES PT 1 & 2
CHRIS FARLOWE AND THE THUNDERBIRDS - REELIN AND A ROCKIN
THE PRETTY THINGS - COME SEE ME
MOTORHEAD - WHITE LINE FEVER
POLKA DOT SLIM - A THING YOU GOTTA FACE
CHUCK BERRY - DOWN BOUND TRAIN
HAROLD JACKSON AND THE JACKSON BROTHERS - THE FREEDOM RIDERS
HAROLD JACKSON AND THE JACKSON BROTHERS - TRAVELLIN
ROLAND KIRK - A HANDFUL OF FIVES
OUTKAST - SHE'S ALIVE
BJORK - AURORA
KELIS - TRICK ME
OLD DIRTY BASTARD FT KELIS - GOT YOUR MONEY
RODNEY P - RIDDIM KILLA
MICHIGAN AND SMILEY - DISEASES
FITZ AND THE COOZERS - COVER ME
ITALS - DAWN PATROL
TV SLIM - LOVE BOUNCE
THE COASTERS - LET'S GO GET STONED
JOHNNY PAYCHECK - COLORADO KOOL AID
ROGER MILLER - KANSAS CITY STAR
GEORGE JONES - RAGGED BUT RIGHT
THE SUPREMES - THIS BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING
GENEVIEVE WAITE - BITING MY NAILS
THE SHANGRI-LA'S - GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG KISS

CHARLIE RICH ON HI RECORDS




I love Charlie Rich. He's a Charmer.

His time at Hi Records in the mid sixties was brief and not particularly significant for either party, but i've always found the records they made rather charming.

Charlie probably cut his goldiest bricks at Sun in the late 50's but his best stuff always had more of a roly poly barrelhouse piano storytelling vibe than the standard psychotic knife-weilding energy of his label mates. He'd finally hit on some big silver haired Nashville country mega stardom recording for Epic in the seventies, but for the most part that stuff sounds pretty staid.

Hi was still searching for an identity, presently halfway between the hokey instrumentals they'd started with and the soupy smooth memphis soul they'd hit with in the early 70's, desperately searching for a star vocalist. Charlie wasn't it, the records didn't do shit, and within a year he had his walking papers, but I kinda wish they'd stuck with it a few more years. The records aren't really classics, but there was some real potential in the sound they were getting. Charlie always wanted be a jazz pianist (and spent the late forties working supper clubs in Mel torme mode), he had a great country crooners voice, and he always had a natural feel for for r'n'b, and I guess that all comes together nicely on the Hi Stuff. He did a whole album of Hank Williams songs which is a bit patchy, but I love his dreamy rendition of Wedding Bells. Pass On By is classic memphis country soul coming from the country side, and Can't Get Right has that nice mid period Hi strutting organ funk I could listen to all day.

All Charlies Hi stuff was collected on a CD in 2000 that's still pretty easy to find, so if you dig these, git out there and cop you some silver haired country soul...

Wedding Bells
Pass On By
Can't Get Right

ANYTIME RADIO

The tireless Steph Brett is putting on a week of live old style radio plays at anytime place. I'm going to be voice acting in the detective one on sunday, and possibly some more next week. We'll see!

Different guest band performing each week too, dig the lineup here...



Thursday, September 23, 2010

On The Radio, In The World... 23/9/10

ON THE RADIO

Ooooooh, got this great deep soul thing by Ray Lewis called "I Still Love You" (the sequel to "getting over you", He was wrong!) that I've been after forever. Man it's good. Got that Johnny Brantley stamp of weird intensity all over it. Also some early Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds (he was neck and neck with Tom Jones as the ballsiest singer in the early brit r'n'b scene, but instead of becoming an international pop star he became britains leading collector of Nazi war memorabilia...), plus more from Motorhead, The Pretty Things, Brownie Mcgee, Louis Jordan, plus other stuff too...

GIG GUIDE

Fri 24th
Love and Theft Records showcase @ YahYahs with The Bowers, Dynamo and more! + Andrew Young on the late night DJ'ing, 12-5am
Richie1250 DJ'ing @ The Old Bar 12-3
The Bombay Royale @ Bar Open
Ken Eavel DJ'ing @ Corner Hotel front Bar 11-3
Sat 25th
Midnight Woolf @ YahYah w/ The Once Overs and Murderball + Anto Mantooth on the late night DJ'ing 12-5
Sun 26th
"Psychedelic Barbecue" @ The Tote ft. The Grand Rapids + Mass Cult + Death Valley Band
+ Plague Doctor from 6pm
Thurs 30th
PBS Presents Lotek @ The NSC

NEXT SAT OCT 2nd
Bushdance fundraiser for the Darebin Community Legal Centre @ Preston Shire Hall ft Sal Kimber and The Thornbury Drovers
NEXT SUN OCT 3rd
Fatti Frances @ YahYah w/ The French, Friend and Dud Pills

git on out there
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richie1250
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LAST WEEKS PLAYLIST

HENDRIX IS DEAD! LONG LIVE HENDRIX! 17/9/10

Playlist for Friday 10 September 2010
Artist | Track/Song Name


BILLY GAYLES - I'M HURTIN
LONNIE YOUNGBLOOD - AFRICA TWIST
BILLY LAMONT - SWEET THANG
JIMI HENDRIX - EXP
JIMI HENDRIX - UP FROM THE SKIES
JIMI HENDRIX - RAINY DAY DREAM AWAY
JIMI HENDRIX - RED HOUSE
JIMI HENDRIX - CATFISH BLUES
JIMI HENDRIX - DRIVIN SOUTH
JIMI HENDRIX - MANIC DEPRESSION
JIMI HENDRIX - SPANISH CASTLE MAGIC
JIMI HENDRIX - HOUSE BURNING DOWN
JIMI HENDRIX - THIRD STONE FROM THE SUN
THE ATLANTICS - MONKEY TREE
THE MOVING SIDEWALKS - 99TH FLOOR
DEAD MOON - GOING SOUTH
BLACK SABBATH - SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH
BUFFY SAINT MARIE - LYKE WAKE DIRGE
CHOSEN GOSPEL SINGERS - PRAYER FOR THE DOOMED
BIG MAYBELLE - NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN
CLIFF GOBER - A POOR WAYFARING STRANGER
OFS UNLIMITED - MYSTIC
OFS UNLIMITED - MR KIDNEYS
SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE - TIME
GHOSTFACE - IRON MAIDEN
THE ROOTS - ADRENALINE
EL-P - DEAD DISNEE
BJORK - HIDDEN PLACE
JEHST - HIGH PLAINS BONUS BEATS

TOM JONES / CHRIS FARLOWE

I. JUST. CAN'T. STOP. WATCHING. THIS.

Tom Jones Circa 1964. The crowd, the singing, the rockin combo behind him, the part where he points at the camera, but most especially, The crotch thrusts...



Around the same time, a young man named Chris Farlowe was neck and neck with Tom for the title of ballsiest, brassiest singer in the London R'n'B scene. He made some great records, and had a no 1 hit with the jagger/richard produced "out of time", but while Tom went on to become an international pop star and underwear collector, Chris went on to become Britain's foremost collector of Nazi war memorabilia. Make of that what you will...



Thursday, September 16, 2010

On The Radio, In The World... 16/9/10

ON THE RADIO

Buffy Saint Marie, Big Pun, Roger Miller, Redman, Black Sabbath, Bjork, Dead Moon, Coasters, Ghostface, and other stuff too... Oh yeah, and lots of Hendrix! cause it's his deaths birthday on saturday...

GIG GUIDE

Thurs 16th
Ron peno's RSVP's @ Grace Darling w/ Sonic Scout
Fri 17th
Agents Of Abhorrence @ Bar Open w/ Useless Children, Scul Hazards and Collapsed Toilet Vietnam
Richie1250 late night DJ'in at Yah Yahs (12-5am)
Splatterheads @ The Tote w/ Midnight Woolf
Jacky Winter @ Penny Black
Sat 18th
Moon Lantern festival @ Richmond Housing Estate
Brian Hoopper @ yahyahs w/ billy mccabe (sailors and swine)
acky Winter Trio @ The Prague w/ Legends Of Motorsport Bakelite Age
Sun19th
Michael GT Blair & The Funkadelc Side (SL PATRONS) " A James Brown Tribute" @ The Transport Hotel (3pm)
Baptism Of Uzi @ YahYahs w/ Losers and Late Arvo Sons (from 5pm)

Tuesday 21st
Trivia with leaping Larry L @ Pure Pop Records
Thurs 23rd
Ron peno's RSVP's @ Grace Darling w/ harry Howard

git on out there
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richie1250
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LAST WEEKS PLAYLIST

I DON'T WANNA HEAR IT BABY 10/9/10

Playlist for Friday 10 September 2010
Artist | Track/Song Name

GROVER MITCHELL - I DON'T WANNA HEAR IT BABY
WILLIE MITCHELL (DON BRYANT ON VOCAL) - EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT
THE SOUL PRESIDENT - GOT TO HAVE IT
ETTA JAMES - ALL THE WAY DOWN
BUDOS BAND - BLACK VENOM
ADOLPHE PARILLON - COUNTRY
LOUIS JORDAN - RUN JOE ('56)
JOE HIGGS - I'M THE SONG MY ENEMIES SING
THE RUDIES - TRAIN TO VIETNAM
ALTON ELLIS - LA LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU
JOHN HOLT - LEFT WITH A BROKEN HEART
THE SOUL FLAMES - MINI REALLY FIT DEM
THE COASTERS - BESAME MUCHO PT 1 & 2
THE DRIFTERS - RAT RACE
BIG MAYBELLE - DO LORD
SWAN SILVERTONES - MY ROCK
ARCHIE CAMPBELL - THAT'S GOOD THAT'S BAD
LEE HAZELWOOD - I HAD A FRIEND
THE ROLLING STONES - SWEET VIRGINIA (LIVE)
LULU - SURPRISE SURPRISE
TOM JONES - THUNDERBALL (LIVE AT THE TALK OF THE TOWN)
ROLAND KIRK - THE INFLATED TEAR
MELVIN VAN PEEBLES - THREE BOXES OF LONGS PLEASE
GHOSTFACE - ALL THAT I GOT IS YOU
GHOSTFACE FT THE FORCE MD'S - THE SOUL CONTROLLER
NAS - ONE LOVE
RALPH MCDONALD - THE PATH

Geneive Waite - Romance is On The Rise (1973)





I love this record. I love the lyrics. I love the way Genieve squeals in that weird childlike breathy marilyn monroe voice and gets totally wild and off key on things like White Cadillac but it's just magic all the way. I love the Fleetmood Mac / Broadway type arrangements that are totally west coast session muso slick but completely tasteful and idisynchratic at the same time. I just love it all!

John Phillips (he formerly of the mama's and the papas) wrote some of the material for an aborted broadway show, but ended up folding it into this record he produced for his third wife, actress Genevieve Waite. It was a critical success but a commercial stiff and quickly dissappeared. Phillips blamed poor distribution, but it managed to get itself distributed in Australia by Festival, where my mate Teo's mother Jan came upon it (I think Henry from the black cat put her onto it when it came out) and proceeded to annoy him by playing it every day of his childhood. When I started doing the radio show she kept saying I should hear this genevieve waite record (to which Teo strongly objected), and several years later she finally managed to play it to me. Thanks, Jan. It a real treasure.

The whole record is great, but heres a couple of faves to get you hot on the trail...

Danny

White Cadillac

Trashy Rumours

It was reissued on Cd a few years ago but now seems to be out of print again. You don't see the LP too often and people usually want a fair bit of money for it, but I found a copy just yesterday for $15, so don't give up hope!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

On The Radio, In The World … 9/9/10

ON THE RADIO
Soooooooooo much good stuff at the mo. Got this Grover Mitchell record with the most wondrous tone (the horns sound like buzzsaw guitars), this amazing drifters thing called "Rat Race", great coasters version of "Lets Go Get Stoned", this awesome old LP of rocksteady stuff on the Pama label (the actual label of the record feels like leather or something too, it's rool cool...), this killer big Maybelle gospel record, some great hilbilly comedy numbers, wonderfully scratchy record of "Miles Ahead", and mo mo mo.... Also we got a couple of the new Budo Band record to give away to some lucky PBS member...

GIG GUIDE
Fri 10th
Archer @ Pure Pop Records (6pm)
Ken Eavel DJ'in @ Corner Hotel Front Bar 11-3am
The Night Terrors @ The Tote
Richie1250 DJ'in @ The Retreat, 12-3am
Sat 11th
You N UR Music (SL PATRONS) @ John Curtin
Chant Down babylon presents "More Fire" @ Deep 11
Miss Goldie late night DJ'in @ YahYah (Mess Around 60's party upstairs)

WED 15TH
Fatti Frances @ Bar Open w/ Barrage + Toecutter
Fri 17th
Agents Of Abhorrence @ Bar Open w/ Useless Children, Scul Hazards and Collapsed Toilet Vietnam
Richie1250 late night DJ'in at Yah Yahs (12-5am)
Splatterheads @ The Tote w/ Midnight Woolf
Sat 18th
Moon Lantern festival @ Richmond Housing Estate
Brian Hoopper @ yahyahs w/ billy mccabe (sailors and swine)

git on out there
lurve
richie1250
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LAST WEEKS PLAYLIST

THEY CAN'T STOP IT 3/9/10

JOE LUTCHER - OJAI
WYNONIE HARRIS - SONG OF THE BAYOU
MAHALIA JACKSON - I'M ON MY WAY TO CANAAN
JOHNNY MORRISETTE - BLACK KNIGHT
THE SOUL STIRRERS - SAM STUDIO CHATTER
THE VALENTINOS - IT'S ALL OVER NOW
THE SIMMS TWINS - I GOPHER YOU
SAM COOKE - JUST FOR YOU
ETTA JAMES - MARKET PLACE
CHAMPION JACK DUPREE - HOUSE RENT PARTY
HOWLIN' WOLF - CALIFORNIA BLUES
Elvis Presley - Stranger In My Own Home Town (dirty)
Elvis Presley - Drug Story
Elvis Presley - Polk Salad Annie (dirty)
Radio First Termer Broadcast (edit)
JOHN FITCH - ROMANTIC ATTITUDE
THE MUSIC MACHINE - MASCULINE INTUITION
ECSR - NOISE IN MY HEAD
ECSR - YOU LET ME BE HONEST WITH YOU
PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS - I CAN'T STOP IT
PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS - DO THAT DANCE
ASYLUM - TV EYE
PATTI SMITH - 25TH FLOOR (LIVE)
THE PARTICLES - THE TRUMPET SONG
OMD - WAITING FOR THE MAN
SLICK RICK AND DOUG E FRESH - THE SHOW (LIVE)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1959)



Been watching the original series of The Twilight Zone for the first time. Amazing! The quality of script and direction in each episode is just sterling, comparable to great films of the time, and the voice overs by series creator Rod Serling are just to die for! And then at the end of each episode you actually get to see the voice! He's got some kind of weird lip thing and seeing him talk and that voice coming out of him just makes me quiver with delight...

Here's a classic episode in three parts (with a nice Serling outro at the end of part 3...)



Thursday, September 2, 2010

On The Radio, In The World … 2/9/10

ON THE RADIO

A couple of special treats this week! Got a couple of unbeleiveably great uncensored Elvis recordings where he and the band get loose as hell and he lets rips with the expletives like Al Sweringen from Deadwood, as well a recording I found on the The Hound Blog of a pirate radio show done by a GI in Vietnam named Dave Rabbit circa 1970. "We bring the truth to the first termers here in the republic of Vietnam. We also bring you Hard Acid Rock Music, the up to date music of todays american youth..." The music, from the likes of Sugarloaf, Bloodrock and Three Dog Night, is pretty painful, but Dave Rabbit's announcing is just hilarious, so I've edited it so that each 12 minute acid rock masterpiece only goes 20 seconds or so...

Aside from that, got some great r'n'b from Joe Lutcher and Wynonie Harris, a bunch of things form Sam Cookes SAR records label, some 80's australian stuff from The Primitive calculators, the Particles and Asyluum, and some other stuff too...


GIG GUIDE

Fri Sept 3rd
Primitive Calculators @ YaYa w/ The Paul Kidney Experience
Stroke it Soundsystem @ Mr Hyde, Geelong from 5-10pm then Richie1250 from 10-1am
The Once Overs @ The NSC w/ bob log III and money for rope
Sat Sept 4th
Vanda And Young Book Launch @ Yaya w/ DJ Roy, The Frowning Clouds and The Golden Screws
Toot Toot Toots Album Launch @ The Tote w/ Digger & the Pussycats + Mother & Son + YIS + Jack on Fire
The Once overs @ The Grace darling w/ The Yard Apes and Matt Sonic
Barbarion @ Pany 2AM
Soul A Go Go @ The Johnson
Sun 4th Sept
YaYa's 2nd Bday w/ Digger & the Pussycats, Eagle and The Worm, + many more

git on out there
lurve
richie1250
to get off this list, reply saying: “If I ever find out who you are that said that about me, i will pull your goddamn your tongue out BY THE ROOTS!”

LAST WEEKS PLAYLIST

MUCH LITTLE WILLIE JOHN - 27/08/2010
No. Song Name Artist
1 CALDONIA ('56) LOUIS JORDAN
2 LONG SKIRT BABY BLUES T BONE WALKER
3 LITTLE RED ROOSTER FENTON ROBINSON
4 PO BOY WALK TOUSAN
5 ONE KISS LED TO ANOTHER THE COASTERS
6 BRAZIL THE COASTERS
7 TAKE MY LOVE LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
8 YOU GOT TO GET UP EARLY IN THE MORNING LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
9 LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
10 I'M SHAKIN LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
11 HEARTBREAK LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
12 MR GLENN LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
13 THE PLACE THE JOHNNY BRANTLEY ALL STARS
14 NEED YOUR LOVE SO BAD LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
15 PARDON ME WHILE I CRY LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
16 LIFE LOVE & MONEY LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
17 YOU HURT ME LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
18 UH UH BABY LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
20 SPASMS LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
21 FEVER LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
22 TALK TO ME LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
23 HURTING OVER YOU BOY JANET & THE JAYS
24 OLD MAN TROUBLE OTIS REDDING
25 PRETTY WOMAN AL GREEN
26 GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME ULTRAMAGNETIC MC'S
27 CHECK 1, 2 DIAMOND D
28 40 ACRES AND MY PROPS SHOWBIZ AND AG
29 WRATH OF KANE BIG DADDY KANE
30 MEN AT WORK KOOL G RAP
31 BAD SISTER ROXANNE SHANTE

"Vinyl", A documentary by Alan Zweig

Thanks to Simon Grounds for putting me onto this great homemade documentary about record collecting. Director Alan Zweig, who sees his own collecting obsession as a mental affliction that has basically sabotaged his life, interviews other obsessos in their houses and casually slips in questions like, "So, do you ever think, maybe I collect all these records because I hate myself and need to fill the void of my meaningless life?"
The collectors he interviews are a mixed bunch, some definietly more likeable or amusing than others, but this guy here is by far my favourite...

Zweigs endless maudlin monologues about wishing he had a daughter and obsessively collecting easy listening records he doesn't even like get a little trying, but many of them are very funny too, and it's all part of the sense of mental unhealthiness that's at the heart of the film.

As a record collector, it certainly made me assess my own habits and motivations, and as a documentary I found it utterly compelling! Well worth a look...

SOUL A GO GO SEPTEMBER!

This Saturday at The Johnston (next to The Old Bar), 9 till 3am. Will be JUST. LIKE. THIS.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

On The Radio, In The World … 26/8/10

ON THE RADIO
AHHHHHHH got so many good records to play at the moment. Many of them by Little Willie John! Expect a string from him somewhere in the first half, a bunch of '88 - '92 NY classics somewhere in the second half to plug Zach's RAMPAGE night at first floor, and the rest I expect to be filled out by some '60s T Bone Walker, Some 50's Allen Touissant (as the exotic and mysterious "Tousan"), some early coasters ("old brazil, down in old brazil") and some other stuff too!

IN THE WORLD
Fri 27th
PBS presents RAMPAGE! old school hip hop party @ first floor
Brian hooper Band @ Tote
the F100's (retro Bakersfield honky tonk they say!) @ The gem 9-11 (havent seen this band)
Sat 28th
Lil Lane last gig b4 europe @ bakehouse
SL PATRONS "Michael GT Blair & The Funkadelic Side" james brown tribute @ Tony Stars Kitten Club
Sun 29th
yaya's record fair @ yaya, 12-6pm
Tanya Lee Davies Photography Exhibition at The Dogs Bar 2-4pm

Next Fri Sept 3rd
Primitive Calculators @ YaYa!
Richie1250 DJin @ Mr Hyde, Geelong 10-1
Next Sat Sept 4th
Soul A Go Go @ The Johnson
Vanda And Young Book Launch @ Yaya w/ DJ Roy, The Frowning Clouds and The Golden Screws
Toot Toot Toots Album Launch @ The Tote w/ Digger & the Pussycats + Mother & Son + YIS + Jack on Fire


git on out there
lurve
richie1250
to get off this list, reply saying: “I wouldn't kiss a steak so I won't eat you...”

LAST WEEKS PLAYLIST

PIERRE OZ 60'S 45'S PT 3, JIMMY TAIT IN STUDIO - 20/08/2010
No. Song Name Artist
1 FIRE FIVE BY FIVE
2 LONG TALL SHORTY GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION
3 I NEED SOMEBODY ? & THE MYSTERIANS
4 SHUT UP THE MONKS
5 STONED THE ROLLING STONES
6 SHE'S THE GINCHIEST LEE GORDON
7 PIERRE BARONI OZ 45S START PIERRE BARONI OZ 45S START
8 LOUIE LOUIE THE PINK FINKS
9 SHE'S A MOD RAY COLUMBUS AND THE INVADERS
10 5 10 MAN THE MASTERS APPRENTICES
11 WILD ABOUT YOU THE MISSING LINKS
12 LOVE MACHINE THE PASTORAL SYMPHONY
13 WANNA HAVE A GOOD TIME THE EASEYBEATS
14 SOMEDAY TONY BARBER
15 RESCUE ME DENISE DRYSDALE
16 CIAO BABY LYNNE RANDELLE
17 PIERRE BARONI OZ 45S END PIERRE BARONI OZ 45S END
18 GOTTA SEE JANE R DEAN TAYLOR
20 LITTLE DIANE DION
21 NOBODY KNOWS WHATS GOING ON IN MY MIND BUT ME THE CHIFFONS
22 JIMMY TAIT LIVE IN STUDIO SONGS JIMMY TAIT LIVE IN STUDIO SONGS
23 SMOKE RINGS LES PAUL AND MARY FORD
24 GOTTA TRAVEL ON TIMI YURO
25 AINT GONNA CRY NO MORE TIMI YURO
26 IF I HAD A PIANO CHARLES AZNAVOUR
27 JACKIE SCOTT WALKER
28 ACES HIGH HUGO MONTENEGRO
29 DOUBLE DARE HOYT AXTON

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BIG DADDY KANE - THE WRATH OF KANE (cold chillin’, 1988)

Hot Pink and written in toothpaste. Tough, but smooooth...

Kane wearing Kane T-Shirt.

The First Album

The classic portrait

Showing off the merchandise...

In a not unenviable position with Madonna and Naomi Campbell

Makin an entrance, 1989

Still lookin smoov e nuff today...


King Asiatic Nobody's Equal. The smoothest, sharpest, flattest topped MC in the dopest crew in Hip Hop, The Juice Crew, on the hottest hot pink underground label in New York, Cold Chillin'. In his own niche, he was truly on top of the world.

Like LL Cool J, Kane managed to be a hardcore MC of untouchable reputation and a pop crossover sex symbol at the same time, claiming the title of first rapper to hold not one but two sold out shows at the Apollo for women only!
Unlike Cool J, his missteps haven’t reduced his stature, and he can still rip shop today (or at least the last time I heard him, about 7 years ago on that Jurassic 5 joint).

And he can dance! I’d like to see any of these chump rappers today manage to look tough and cut you down while doing the splits in time with his backup dancers…

For my money, as a high point of his career, you can’t go past The Wrath Of Kane. Marley Marl has those drums just chopped to def, the itching guitar figuire gets right under your skin, and Kane just daaaances on top. Looking at it in the scheme of things, it’s kind of the 1988 equivalent of a 40’s Big Jay Macneely style honking sax workout, or a 50’s Ike Turner ”Prancin” kind of thing, just a heavy backbeat and our star ripping over the top of it.

If you dig this stuff, be sure to tune into “Rampage” with Zach every Friday from 1-3pm on 106.7PBS FM, he plays roughly ’79-’92 classic and rare hip hop records and he makes my day every week.
And if you want to hear it while bumping and grinding in the cluuuuuuuub, get down to First Floor this Friday night for the first instalment of his new night. All proceeds go to keeping PBS on the air!