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Friday, March 27, 2009

We Carry On

Global financial turmoil, wars in distant or domestic lands, personal tragedy, failure or complacence, any number of discouraging obstacles. But humans have the capacity to overcome and move forward - we carry on.

I'm not posting this now because of any particular recent frustration on my own part, and this mix is in fact from last May. I just re-read the title and started thinking about what it could imply, and it's actually quite hopeful if you think about it. Heaven knows whole populations have overcome mountains more than I have ever been faced with.


So this mix isn't centered around any heavy theme I preface it with above. Again I just took it on the fly and started with a track I dug off a recent acquisition and tried to embellish with whatever else was recently inspirational or at hand. It takes a mellow turn at a later point, and then fully regains its raw energy for the finale. Carry on.

we carry on - PORTISHEAD
lavender - ONEIDA
steady as she goes - SHELLAC
spinning temple shifting - DANAVA
monza (rauf und runter) - HARMONIA
pot head pixies - GONG
le roi des mouches et la confiture de rouse - JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER
grinderman - GRINDERMAN
oh! sweet nuthin - VELVET UNDERGROUND
will the circle be unbroken - JERRY LEE LEWIS
you don't know (demo version) - 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
what would they know - LIARS
ghost rider - SUICIDE
snare hangar - BATTLES
got a mile, got a mile, got an inch - DON CABALLERO
wonderful witches + language meanies - THURSTON MOORE
tonite - MC5
parchment farm - BLUE CHEER
untitled (from movement lp)- THE GOSSIP

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Eddie Bo - R.I.P.

Bucket's got a hole in it - a serious hole.

New Orleans giant of funk and soul Eddie Bo passed away March 18th, leaving behind a most impressive list of songs, and a hole in your bucket.

According to Wikipedia, he "released more single records than anyone else in New Orleans other than Fats Domino." In a seriously bumpin' musical town like the Big Easy, that ain't easy. Check your bucket, and when you find the hole, fix it up with this tribute mix compiled from some of Eddie Bo's many 45's, put out by

Download link: From This Day On...Eddie Bo Tribute 45 Mix**
- props to forgang of four for the link -

**After further research, dj slow has come across the blog which is the source of the tribute mix and includes a track listing: Second Line Social.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


The latest installment of the Chicrodelic Trip Series has arrived.

To quote its creator: "Attention elle est extrême."


Download RADIO DRUGS part 2 : Hard drugs
00.00 Radio Drugs
00.52 Lothar & the Hand People : Today is Only Yesterday's Tomorrow (edited)
03.32 Yoko Ono : Greenfield Morning I Pushed an Empty Baby Carriage all over the City
07.40 Martin Arnold : Alone (featuring Judy Garland)
10.14 Dougal Reed : Go Your Own Way
14.33 They Might Be Giants : Boat of Car (featuring Johnny Cash)
15.43 Jeanne-Marie Sens : Tape Tape
18.17 The Incredible String Band : Creation (edited)
22.53 Jefferson Airplane : Never Argue with a German if you're Tired of European Song
27.27 Tiny Tim : Strawberry Tea (edited)


Monday, March 2, 2009

Chicrodelic Trip #2 : Johnny Rocket's Midnight Hour Show

Another radio transmission from our good friends in Paris, Chicros!

This time around we get sent back to Rock n Roll's days of innocence when doo-wop dominated the charts and your burger and malt shake came via rollergirl....

Hop in your car, pick up your lady, head to make-out point, and tune in to Johnny Rocket's Midnight Hour Show - who knows how far you'll go....

Download link: Chicrodelic Trip #2

0:00 The Marcels – That Lucky Old Sun
3:21 Rosie & the Originals – Angel Baby
6:49 Connie Stevens – Sixteen Reasons
9:02 Jan Bradley – Mama Didn't Lie
11:04 The Capris – Morse Code of Love
13:43 The Students – Every Day of the Week
16:11 Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters – Gone
19:05 The Clovers – Wonder Where my Baby's Gone
22:02 The Libertine Five – Can't Stand Me Now
24:37 Dion – Dream Lover
26:59 Ruben & the Jets – How Could I Be Such a Fool?