Archive for July, 2009

The Black Page #2 on Soprano Recorder

…as played by atomholst. Sweet, huh? But you migh like Dog/Meat as well, or RDNZL.

Salad Party 93

Fantastic viewing.

Some background. Hat tip: Charles-Henri Hérault, and thank you to Vimeo user tuva for uploading these gems.

Wednesday Mix: Son of Tweezer Glint – Part 1-A

Beginning today and continuing every two weeks until the first week of November, I bring you the following six part KUR Mix: The Son of Tweezer Glint.

The Son of Tweezer Glint is made up of proto versions of FZ and MOI songs, notable versions, alternate versions, extended versions, original versions, unique live versions, cover versions, acetates, demos, and 45′s.

The first installment of the series, “Son of Tweezer Glint – Part 1-A“, will be up for the next two weeks for your listening pleasure.

Click here to listen to the mixtape.

Neil Young — Live at Massey Hall, 1971


Recorded on January 19, 1971 during the Journey Through the Past Solo Tour, Live At Massey Hall 1971 features solo, acoustic performances of Neil Young from Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada.
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Basily Family: Kale Jakka

Somewhere up there, Django Reinhardt must be going “thumbs up”:

Basily Gipsy Band Homepage | More YouTubery.

A Well Kept Secret: Richard Thompson

Well hello there! We’re back from a most refreshing vacation in the greater London area. While there, our host Magic Fingers introduced me to a fantastic musician: Richard Thompson.

Prior, I had heard some minor radio hits of his — genre “I Feel So Good”, “Misunderstood”, “Crawl Back” and, notably, Thompson’s Britney Spears cover Oops, I Did It Again.

Tip of the iceberg.

The way this guy plays masters the guitar is just unbelievable.
No effects — nothing but Naked Fender:

Thompson started out as part of the legendary English band Fairport Convention, but went his own way soon thereafter. He is I guess, to that formation, what Neil Young is to CSN&Y.

One fantastic musician. Do check out his tunes if you hadn’t already.

Wait — I’m preaching to the choir, right?

Zappa MTV Tribute, 1993

MTV News At Night (MTV ENGLAND) interviews Jimmy Carl Black and biographer MIchael Gray in this 9 minute, December, 1993 overview of Frank Zappa‘s life, works, and attitudes.
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Tale of the Three Assholes, 1977

Recorded at the Palladium in New York City on October 29th, 1977, Frank Zappa tells the story behind “Bobby Brown (Goes Down)“, one of his most famous songs which topped the charts in some European countries around 1979/80.

Thanks to ‘YourArf‘ for posting this gem.

Zappa on School Beat, 1986

Frank Zappa debates and discusses rock censorship, the PMRC, the PTA code, the “non-binding nothingness” which the record companies and the then Washington Senator’s wives perpetrated on the American public with the assistance of the media) with Christian rock DJ, Jim Hodson (Producer/Host of Real Videos), Norma Downs (California State PTA Communications Commission), and School Beat host, Roberta Weintraub.
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The Whip It Out Ensemble

The Whip It Out Ensemble is a Frank Zappa tribute band located in Alberta, Canada. In the clip (above) they perform a medley of songs from The Mothers of Invention album ‘We’re Only In It For The Money‘ including “Lonely Little Girl“, “Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance“, and “What’s the Ugliest Part of Your Body?
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