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THE CULTURAL GOOFBALLS ON WHICH I AM CURRENTLY HOPPED UP

Thursday, May 31, 2012

THE MUPPET MUSICIANS OF BREMEN (Jim Henson, 1972)


Thanks to BJ Morrisonkle for putting us onto this totally ruling movie about a bunch of outcast muppet animals who decide to become a travelling New Orleans horn band. It is quite unbelievably great and you can watch the whole thing in 6 parts on youtube. Get to it!

On The Radio, In The World... 1/6/12


ON THE RADIO

Holy jeebus I got so many records I needs to play ya and i'm so behind I don't know if i'll ever catch up... Among them i got some biblical popcorn, some early music machine (so early they the raggamuffins), some early 90s teen hop, and some other stuff too. Oh yeah and after 8 years of searching i finally found a copy of Electrelane's "The Power Out" LP, so probably three or four cuts off that!


IN THE WORLD

Sat jul 2nd is SOUL A GO GO one mo' gin at The Trades Hall! Come orn down

GIG GUIDE
(Double check these listings before going to the gig! Sometimes I screw up the details...)

Fri 1st June
The Once Overs @ The Retreat
X @ the Tote (final show)
Judge Pino & The Ruling Motions @ The Lounge
Graveyard train @ The Corner w/ Jimmy tait
Sat 2nd June
SAGG @ Bella Union
sun 3rd june
Dr Strangelove + taxi driver screening @ The Astor
Mon 4th June
El Topo + The Holy Mountain @ the Astor


Next Sat 9th
Benefit for Blackie (hard ons) @ The tote ft. regurgitator, meanies, spazzies, dead, bat piss
Duck Dunn tribute concert @ Thornbury Theatre

git on out there
lurve
richie1250

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RADFEST WK 2 - BARNBUSTERS



Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 25 May 2012
DAVID BOWIE - REBEL REBEL
T REX - JEEPSTER
DALE HAWKINS - SUSIE Q
JOHN FRED & THE PLAYBOYS - BOOGIE CHILDREN
JOHN LEE HOOKER - BOOM BOOM
BO DIDDLEY - BRING IT TO JEROME
THE CHAMPS - TEQUILA
WILSON PICKETT - LAND OF 1000 DANCES
THE VALENTINOS - IT'S ALL OVER NOW
THE ROLLING STONES - MISS YOU
DONNA SUMMER - BAD GIRLS
PRINCE - WHEN DOVES CRY
SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE - FAMILY AFFAIR
AL GREEN - PRETTY WOMAN
NANCY SINATRA - THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN
JOHNNY CASH - RING OF FIRE
ELVIS PRESLEY - VIVA LAS VEGAS
LULU - SHOUT
BOB DYLAN - SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES
STEPPENWOLD - BORN TO BE WILD
ACDC - BIG BALLS
LOS ANGELES GAS & SEWER CO - BIG DICK
TUPAC SHAKUR - I AIN'T MAD AT YA
ICE CUBE - IT WAS A GOOD DAY
NAS - THE WORLD IS YOURS
WU TANG CLAN - TEARZ

Thursday, May 24, 2012

COLD COLD LAMPIN'



My old buddy DJ Big OG for President has been posting this dope photoblog dedicated to the good times for the last five years, and has decided to cap it off with three best of's, HOMMIES IN JAPAN, HOMMIES IN AUSTRALIA, FAMILY, and a last humdinger of a photo to tie it all up in a bag of oranges. PEEP IT!

On The Radio, In The World...24/5/12


ON THE RADIO
Radio Festival fund raising gauntlet week 2! I have a sweet spot on friday afternoons but it comes with the expectation of getting lots of people signed up, so help me out and DO THAT THING


IN THE WORLD

DJ'ing at The Lounge (ain't that a blast from the past) on swantson st tonight from 12-2am.
Next sat jul 2nd is SOUL A GO GO one mo' gin at The Trades Hall

GIG GUIDE
(Double check these listings before going to the gig! Sometimes I screw up the details...)

Thurs 24th
Vibraphonic Orchestra (SL PATRONS) @ yahyahs w/ imprints
Richie1250 DJ'ing @ The Lounge, 12-2am
 Sat 26th
Bad Aches Tote Fron bar reso w/ Bits Of Shit + Beat Disease from 5pm
The UV Race @ YahYahs w. Interzone + Raw Prawn
Mon 28th
Ghostbusters + Fright Night screening @ The Astor
Fri 1st June
The Once Overs @ The Retreat
X @ the Tote (final show)


AND ALSO

Ray Mooney's great play about H-Block in the 70's, "Everynight, Everynight", is being performed at The Gasworks from Tuesday May 8 till Sunday May 27.

http://www.gasworks.org.au/events/everynight-everynight


git on out there
lurve
richie1250

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RADFEST WEEK 1



Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 18 May 2012


ARTIST | TRACK/SONG NAME | ALBUM TITLE | LABEL/DISTIBUTOR | COMMENTS


BOOKER T THE MG'S - WINTER SNOW
OTIS REDDING - STAND BY ME
BOBBY BLAND - 36 22 36
DELLA REESE - SOLITARY WOMAN
CHUBBY CHECKER - GYPSY
JIMI HENDRIX - CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC
THE MONKS - MONK TIME
THE WHEELS - BAD LITTLE WOMAN
ROLLING STONES - EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE
NASHVILLE TEENS - TOBACCO ROAD
THE MCCOYS - FEVER
ALVIN ROBINSON - DOWN HOME GIRL
TERRY TIMMONS - GOT NOBODY TO LOVE
LOUIS ARMSTRONG - ST JAMES INFIRMARY
TOM WAITS - UNDERGROUND
FRANKIE LANE - BOWIE KNIFE
THE CRAMPS - CAN'T HARDLY STAND IT
THE CURE - KILLING AN ARAB
THE SLITS - HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
KELIS - TRICK ME
PRINCE - KISS
ERIC B & RAKIM - I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL
DAS EFX - THEY WANT EFX
DARONDO - DIDN'T I
ELVIS PRESLEY - IF I CAN DREAM



Thursday, May 17, 2012

PRINCE REVIEW


He is a god, yet he walks amongst us.

THE RUM DIARY (Bruce Robinson, 2011)



I had fun! It's a good old fashioned adventure movie where you laugh and hoot and have a great old time and then forget all about it. It certainly doesn't add up to much of anything in the end, but the characters were fun, the foxy bird was foxy, it looked nice and grainy and the the whole thing trucked along at a nice pace. Later Lou told me that it was the guy who directed "Withnail & I" and Johnny Depp begged him to come out of retirement, which made a lot of sense. It's that same kind of drunken ramble that's basically just a bunch of random amusing events. Much like life! If you're lucky...

On The Radio, In The World... 17/5/12


ON THE RADIO
Our PBS radio festival big yearly fundraiser is orrrrrrnnnnn! I will be spinning certified gold brick super boss jams one after another and Pierre will be there cracking wise and Woody McDonald will come in at some point to give you some extra convincing and you will call up or get on the website and pledge your credit card clams to support the station and keep my show in it's little friday night spot. That's THE PLAN!


IN THE WORLD

2 Brides Of Christ shows this weekend. The first one is on Sat the 19th in The Tote Front Bar. We on at 5pm, then Bad Aches and then The Exotics. Sick!

https://www.facebook.com/events/160069677451961/

Then the next evening, Sun 20th, we playing in the cool little room upstairs at the Gasometer (reminds me of The Cobra Bar!) with Valley Girls, Midnight Bosom, and BJ Morrisonkle. Nice early one for a sunday, doors at 7, us at 9:30ish...

https://www.facebook.com/events/394237787287003/

Oh yeah, and next Thursday I'm gonna be playing at a new regular thursday night thing at The Lounge (which seems to be going through some kind of revitalization) on Swanston St called "The Black Pancake Club" from 12-2am. Luke Pocock from RRR is on before me from 10 till Midnight...

GIG GUIDE
(Double check these listings before going to the gig! Sometimes I screw up the details...)

Fri 18th
Vibraphonic Orchestra (SL PATRONS) @ 303 w/ Biscotti
Sat 19th
Bad Aches Tote Front Bar residency w/ The Exotics + Richie1250 & The Brides Of Christ + FREE BBQ from 4pm
Judge Pino & The Ruling Motions @ Bar Open
Lower Plenty LP launch @ the Empress
Gator Queen @ Old Bar
Mon 21st
Tek Tek Ensemble @ The Toff w/ The Bullettes
Palm Springs @ The Old Bar
Thurs 24th
Vibraphonic Orchestra (SL PATRONS) @ yahyahs w/ imprints
Richie1250 DJ'ing @ The Lounge, 12-2am

AND ALSO

Ray Mooney's great play about H-Block in the 70's, "Everynight, Everynight", is being performed at The Gasworks from Tuesday May 8 till Sunday May 27.

http://www.gasworks.org.au/events/everynight-everynight


git on out there
lurve
richie1250

To get off this list, reply saying: "I was working part time at the five and dime, my boss was Mr McGee. He told me several times that he didn't like my kind, cause I was a bit too leisurely. He said that I was always doing something close to nothing, but different from the day before..."



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BAD ACHES GUEST PLUS MORE PRINCE

Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 11 May 2012

Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distibutor | Comments
JUST BROTHERS - SLICED TOMATOES
THE COASTERS - TEACH ME HOW TO SHIMMY
THE ISLEY BROTHERS WITH RAY ELLIS AND ORCHESTRA - TEACH ME HOW TO SHIMMY
PHIL CAMPOS - STREET FIGHT
THE CHAMPS - SUBWAY
THE FRANTICS - NO WEREWOLF
RALPH NEILSEN & THE CHANCELLORS - SCREAM
DEAN CARTER - I GOT A GIRL
ANDRE WILLIAMS - PUSSY STANK
THE ODDBALLS BAND - EAT THAT SHIT, PUNK ROCKER
GASOLINE - KILLER MAN
BAD ACHES - ZIG ZAG (LIVE IN STUDIO 5)
JOHNNY THUNDERS & PATTI PALADIN - ALLIGATOR WINE

BAD ACHES GUEST SELECTIONS:
CHEATER SLICKS - THIS LIFE OF MINE
LOOSE GRIP - CEREAL
THE GORIES - YOU LITTLE NOTHING
THE OOGA BOOGAS - OGGA BOOGA #2
BITS OF SHIT - GALE FORCE
THE GUINEA WORMS - BTK
BIG RICHARD INSECT - ANATOMY

VAN HALEN - ATOMIC PUNK
PRINCE - BAMBI
PRINCE - TEMPTATION
PRINCE - COMPUTER BLUE
PRINCE - THE BALLAD OF DOROTHY PARKER
7 HURTZ & PEACHES - SEXY DANCER
PRINCE - BOB GUY
KODE 9 & THE SPACE APE - SINE OF THE DUB
NEW POWER GENERATION - COUNT THE DAYS
STINA NORDENSTRAM - PURPLE RAIN

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ray Mooney's "Everynight, Everynight"


There's a new production of my old writing school teacher (and total legend) Ray Mooney's great play about his time in H-Block during the 70's, where he shared a cell with a young Christopher Dale "Renta-A-Kill" Flannery (you might remember Gary Sweet playing him in "Blue Murder").

It's brutal stuff but really good and I suggest you get along! I'm gonna go, and i hate going to the fucking theatre, so that says something...

Here's Ray's spiel about it...

 Forthcoming Production of my play, Everynight Everynight.

Frank Theatre Company has put together a sensational cast and production team under the tutelage of director Stuart Grant for their production of Everynight Everynight at Gasworks Theatre (http://www.gasworks.org.au/) Tues 8 – Sunday 27 May (Tues – Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm). Tickets $35/27.

The cast are: John Brumpton, Steve Bastoni, Damian Hill, Paul Ireland, Adrian Mulraney, Tony Richards, Stuart Grant  and Kaitlyn Clare.

Two years ago my good friend Darren Hassan directed this play to full houses in The Old Adelaide Jail as part of the Adelaide Festival. That production was designed to accommodate the jail and was the culmination of years of planning by Darren.

Now Dame Hill has revised the original script, brought together the perfect cast and director, financed it himself and created a terrific word-of-mouth buzz.
  
If you’re interested in some advance publicity then open the following:
http://external.ak.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQDnExbHYCUzSal_&w=90&h=90&url=http%3A%2F%2Fthemusic.com.au%2Fassets%2Fcomponents%2Fphpthumbof%2Fcache%2Feb50016d6d1b1138f9d0d363257f92d7.42c389ea8c8c0b1c07b281fca989cebe.jpeg
“Do you know much about why this play was written?” Theatre director Stuart Grant is very passionate...

www.au.timeout.com


FRESH "KORE" HYDRANT PIECE c.1989

Finally got my hands on a copy of the great photo-book "KINGS WAY - The Beginnings Of Australian Graffiti: Melbourne 1983-93".

Of course the whole thing's bursting with eye popping freshness, but this dope "KORE" with the classic 'disobaying my mother' tag line really pumped my gonads this morning...


Check out the book here...

http://kingswaybook.blogspot.com.au/

On The Radio, In The World... 10/5/12


ON THE RADIO

The guys from BAD ACHES gonna come in and a do a guest DJ spot at about 5:30, and in the second hour I think it essential we have at LEAST a few more Prince records. And some other stuff too...

And don't forget our PBS RADIO FESTIVAL big yearly fundraiser starts next week. Get some bones or clams or whatever you like to do business with together and pledge 'em toward keeping the old girl going for another year...


IN THE WORLD


Saturday i'll be back at The Gem for SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY. Bruce had to drop out of this month, but in his place we have the fabulous two headed DJ monster Tony & Sue Shaw of The Exotics. These two have years and years worth of obscure greasy vinyl squirreled away in their bungalow that rarely gets a public airing, so don't miss out! Dripping good creole cuisine, Guinness on tap, twangy guitars and broiling saxaphones in my ear, nice comfortable bar stools, sounds o'right to me...


Then next weekend we got 2 Brides Of Christ shows. The first one is on Sat the 19th in The Tote Front Bar. We on at 5pm, then Bad Aches and then The Exotics. Sick!

https://www.facebook.com/events/160069677451961/

Then the next evening, Sun 20th, we playing in the cool little room upstairs at the Gasometer (reminds me of The Cobra Bar!) with Valley Girls, Midnight Bosom, and BJ Morrisonkle. Nice early one for a sunday, doors at 7, us at 9:30ish...

https://www.facebook.com/events/394237787287003/

GIG GUIDE
(Double check these listings before going to the gig! Sometimes I screw up the details...)

Thurs 10th
Keggin @ The Old Bar
Fri 11th
Bad Aches 7" Launch @ Gasometer w/ Big Richard Insect (SA) + Guy and Marcus Blackman Experience
Checkerboard Lounge @ The Lomond Hotel
Orange Street Vintage Jamaican Record Showdown @ LuWow w/ DJs Mohair Slim, Jessie I and StrykerD
Prince Warmup Party @ yahyahs upstairs
Brown Sugar @ The lounge w/ DJ's Zack Rampage, Ennio Styles, Manchild and Guy Geezy
Sat 12th
Bad Aches Tote Front Bar Reso w/ Late Arvo Sons + Big Richard Insect from 5pm
SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY @ The Gem w/ Dj's richie1250 + Tony & Sue (The exotics)
Chant Down more Fire @ deep11
Jazz Party @ Bar Open
Sun 13th
Humphrey Bogart Double @ The Astor
Mon 14th
Palm Springs 7" launch @ Old Bar

AND ALSO

Ray Mooney's great play about H-Block in the 70's, "Everynight, Everynight", is being performed at The Gasworks from Tuesday May 8 till Sunday May 27.

http://www.gasworks.org.au/events/everynight-everynight


git on out there
lurve
richie1250

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Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 4 May 2012

ARTIST | TRACK/SONG NAME | ALBUM TITLE | LABEL/DISTIBUTOR | COMMENTS
MOON MARTIN - PAID KILLER
MOON MARTIN - BAD NEWS
MOON MARTIN - CADILLAC WALK
DAVID RUBIN - EUROPEAN PSYCHO
CODY CHESTNUTT - I LOOK GOOD IN LEATHER
ARIEL PINKS HAUNTED GRAFFITTI - JULES LOST HIS JEWELS
THE REAL KIDS - IT'S BEEN REAL
ROYAL HEADACHE - GIRLS
THE BOWERS - ANGEL OF SORROW
MAJOR TOM & THE ATOMS - THE HOUSE THAT LOVE BUILT
STELLA ANGELICO & THE SWITCH - MISTER
STORMY GAYLE - FLIPSVILLE
ELVIS PRESLEY - GONNA GET BACK HOME SOMEHOW
THE TEMPTATIONS - NOBODY BUT YOU
GINO PARKS - SAME THING WILL HAPPEN TO YOU
THE PIRATES - MIND OVER MATTER
PRINCE - SHE'S ALWAYS IN MY HAIR
PRINCE - EROTIC CITY
PRINCE - 17 DAYS
PRINCE - ANNIE CHRISTIAN
PRINCE - SOMETHING IN THE WATER
PRINCE - TAMBOURINE
PRINCE - SOMETIMES IT SNOWS IN APRIL
PRINCE - CONDITION OF THE HEART
PRINCE - MONEY DON'T MATTER 2NITE
PRINCE - WHEN YOU WERE MINE

Thursday, May 3, 2012

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (Brian De Palma, 1974)






























Had the pleasure of re-watching this masterful spectacular during the week, and it only gets better with age! It's a 70's rock melodrama horror comedy musical in the rocky horror vein (though Phantom pre-dates it) that mixes bits of The Phantom Of The Opera, Faust and The Portrait of Dorian Gray with classic evil music biz svengali type lore, Troma-esque celluloid psychosis, campy doo-wop revivalism, suprisingly good 70's piano balladry and a fabulous character named BEEF to marvellously entertaining affect.

It was largely a flop at the time (although it was massively and enduringly popular in Winnipeg, Canada) but has since gone on to become a cult classic among those of us with the particular mental condition of loving this sort of shit.

99 out of 10!








And once you've watched the film go deeeeeeeeep down into the Phantom hole at THE SWAN ARCHIVES!


http://www.swanarchives.org/




Wednesday, May 2, 2012

On The Radio, in The World... 3/5/12

ON THE RADIO

Some Moon Martin to start cause i am crazy about his "shot from a cold nightmare" rekkid right now, some fleshtones cause they were soooo good at yahyahs last friday night, some Soul-A-Go-Go Type records, and in the second half, a whole hour of PRINCE!!!! B sides, lesser known album cuts and a few bonafide blockbusters too. Depending how i go, maybe i'll do a whole hour of Prince next week too...

IN THE WORLD

Friday night (may 4th) Richie1250 & The Brides Of Christ gonna be doing our first gig in about six months at Cherry, with Dirt Farmer and Major Tom & The AToms, who are launching their groovy Tom Jones-esque single "the House That Love Built". We on first, at nine sharp, and only playing for half an hour so don't be late!


https://www.facebook.com/events/353974914645539/

Saturday night is SOUL A GO GO at Bella Union Trades Hall. 2 rooms and heaps o' DJ's...

https://www.facebook.com/soulagogo

And next satdee the 12th i'll be back at The Gem for SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY, where my guest DJ will be augo-go-go records dude / "born bad" LP series compiler / sucker for goofy instrumentals Bruce Milne...

GIG GUIDE
(Double check these listings before going to the gig! Sometimes I screw up the details...)

Friday May 4th
Major Tom & The Atoms single launch @ Cherry w/ Dirt Farmer + Richie1250 & The Brides Of Christ
The Royal jelly Dixieland Band EP launch @ the Workers Club
Keggin @ Pony 2am
Andrew Young on the late night DJ'ing @ YahYahs
Sat 5th
Original lineup of The Spoils reform and perform "Hurtsville" album @ The Sporting Club Hotel, 5pm
Bad Aches tote Front bar residency from 5-7pm, this week ft.  Bat Piss + Ausmutants
The Lounge Hounds (ft. garry7 on drums) @ The Pinnacle Hotel
Harmony 2 The Gasometer w/ Hoodlum Shouts
Sun 6th
jimmy tait @ NSC (2pm)
marcel borrack @ Kent St (8pm)

git on out there
lurve
richie1250

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Stone Love : Playlist for Friday 27 April 2012

Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distibutor | Comments
THE CHAMPS - TRAIN TO NOWHERE
THE FABULOUS GARDENIAS - WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH ME
THE KNIGHT BROS - LOVE CANT YOU HEAR ME
JACK HARRIS & THE ARABIANS - DOG WILD
BILLY LAMONT - SWEET THANG
OTIS REDDING - DOWN IN THE VALLEY
OTIS AND CARLA - BRING IT ON HOME
OTIS REDDING - I'M A HAWG FOR YOU BABY
OTIS REDDING - CIGARETTES & COFFEE
OSCAR TONY JR - DOWN IN TEXAS
SPENCER WIGGINS - SOUL CITY U.S.A
JOHNNY TAYLOR - AIN'T THAT LOVING YOU
HERMAN HITSON - YOU ARE TOO MUCH FOR THE HUMAN HEART
THE BAND - THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN
PHOEBE SNOW - DRINK UP THE MELODY
BLACK SABBATH - PLANET CARAVAN
ACDC - RIDE ON
CHANTS R'N'B - I FEEL GOOD
PAUL REVER & THE RAIDERS - THE GREAT AIRPLANE STRIKE
THE WALKER BROTHERS - EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT
SCOTT WALKER - JACKIE
YOUR ANIMAL - NOTHING BUT A HEARTACHE
LEE JONES & THE SOUNDS OF SOUL - THIS HEART IS HAUNTED
PRINCE - INTERNATIONAL LOVER
THE ROOTS - WHATCHA WANT
SHOWBIZ AND AG - HE SAY SHE SAY
THE CENOBITES - KICK A DOPE VERSE (REMIX)