cleaners from venus- song for syd barrett
the prefects- things in general
index- eight miles high
henry flynt- acoustic hillbilly jive
dorothy carter- summer rhapsody
che chen and robbie lee- begin, and continue
joe mcphee- eroc tinu
golden retriever- static rain
arsebreed- stabbed in the arse
arsebreed- bloody posttraumatic ejaculation
altars- wood and rope
can- auf der einbahnstrasse part one (excerpt)
charlie- spacer woman
cabaret voltare- silent command
pragVEC- you're the gun
schizo!- le voyageur / torcol
zoogz rift and the amazing shitheads- my daddy works for the secret machine
red krayola- green of my pants
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Just Music is proud to present This is Pop? at Matchless.
Join us on Monday night for night of aural bliss featuring :
11PM- The Hidden Ratio
10PM- Ivory Coasts
9PM- Sondra Sun-Odeon
557 Manhattan Ave
As always, Jeff and Casey from East Village Radio's "Just Music" will be DJing before,between and after the bands.
When was the last time you heard Gentle Giant and Chris & Cosey at yr local bar?
Bring yr appetite as well, as Matchless serves up righteous grub all night.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I am not a piece of misanthropic record collecting scum. As much as I enjoy envisioning an alternative reality where my floorboards creek beneath the weight of 10,000 pieces of a moving man's worst nightmare, the truth is I am a man of modest means and limited square footage. Having said that, I treasure and worship my LP army and try to draft new members into the ranks as often as possible. Like many other music fanatics with questionable priorities who live in large cities, I belong to one of the most detested and deplorable sub-cultures known to modern man: Record store employees. Cursed with an insatiable hunger for jams of all varieties and a convoluted inferiority complex that develops during a most-likely sexless high school experience, these self appointed bastions of cultural import constitute the majority of my social network for better or worse. Relationships with fellow pushers follow a very familiar arc; beginning with the age-old dance of oneupmanship and eventually plateauing with a spirit of reluctant camaraderie and, for those not too far gone, friendship. If it wasn't for the adversarial nature between the members of this geek tribe, this blog and countless others wouldn't exist and I might have a girlfriend. Let this be a warning to fledgling collectors of the obsolete, original pressings of SBB records won't get you laid.
So, in keeping with the unwritten code of mutually assured destruction between record fiends, I am able to share with you a sweet slice of private press psych folk weirdness from 1978. On loan from the amazingly curated collection of Tropicalia In Furs Dorothy Carter's Waillee Waillee LP on Celeste Records is a startlingly beautiful and weird collection of traditional folk songs and blissed out drones . Carter draws heavily from American and Celtic traditions and utilizes an interesting array of stringed instruments including hammered dulcimer, cello, tamboura, piano, and flute to craft ethereal hymns to nature. The LP's lysergic qualities stem from the confluence of the hypnotic arrangements and Carter's perfectly hazy vocals rather than cheap studio trickery. The record is perfectly sequenced, balancing the haunting narrative pieces and the wood smoked Terry Riley by way of Appalachia instrumentals.
Note: A cursory search resulted in one result of Waillee Waillee being posted in the comments section of another blog with subsequent comments citing the source as one untracked mp3. This is a fresh rip of my own at 320kbps and individually tracked.
Dorothy Carter - Waillee Waillee (Celeste,1978)
1.The Squirrel Is A Funny Thing...
2.Dulcimer Medley- Robin M'aime
3.Along The River
8.Tree Of Life
Sorry, for the lack of new music around here, I've been busy with other stuff blah blah blah. I promise a phenomenal return to form this week. In the meantime, I created a Facebook group for Just Music and would be honored if you all joined up. I'm very proud of the work Casey and I do at East Village Radio and implore you all to tune in.
Just Music on Facebook
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