Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Fantasy blog stock market

Turned this up when googling my alias. Less links listed than there should be, cos, as you may have noticed, my links now require you to cut n paste instead of click. I don't know why this is.

http://blogshares.com/blogs.php?blog=http%3A%2F%2Fwooodenelephant.blogspot.com%2F&PHPSESSID=32c1df9c15544a5d93fe6ceaf78c8032

YouTube bits

As recommended by Sky Larks some months ago, George Galloway laying into the wetness of the media over their absurdly biased news coverage. Top man, GG. Keeps his head, makes his point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNiNS8TnJnI

Nick sent me this link last night. Am I the only one who hasn't seen it? It is funny. The world's next superpower. A Communist nation of billions. This is what a sexless, repressed media throws up as an example of the human spirit. Great times ahead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHejhi4PbWY

Finally. Came up on Brownswood. Amazing footage of David Rodigan, who I used to listen to on Kiss. This guy is just incredible. Looks like your maths teacher, acts like an irie yout dem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR0oQwrlZD8

Enjoy.
More YouTube choice cuts? In the comments, friends. Jah bless.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Contents of my mp3 player


Since my Madrid trip (which I haven't written about here to affect a laissez faire attitude to my blogging) I've had the same 4GB on my Zen Micro, leading me to develop penchants for tracks like Quantick's cover of Red Astaire's Follow Me, the title track of Free For All by Art Blakey (cymbal tap ti tap tap mentalness) and the first track off Richard TAPE Carnage's After Hours mix, Chasing Rainbow by Sleeper Thief. There's another outstanding track on there, but I'm not sure if its 4 or 5 from the end... Marcus Worgull or Minilogue. Anyway. Haven't been on Emule recently cos I've been using Azureus to get GP shows. I also got Dave Mothersole's last show on Kiss. Sad news for me. It was a big show for me. He's now doing Ministry radio, which is OK cos hopefully I'm on the verge of working out how to record streaming. Then it really will be time to take over the world.

mp3 pressure...
All Day Music WAR
Astor Tribute CUARTETO TANGUIDIA
Aystelum ED MOTTA
Bombay The Hard Way SHADOW & AUTOMATOR
Bremen Radio 71 KRAFTWERK
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome KID KOALA
Cellar Door Disc 3 MILES (only first 2 tracks cos it was the last upload)
Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table NURSE WITH WOUND
Chiastic Slide AUTECHRE
Dialogue FOUR TET
Elektrik Soul Symphonie ECHOBOY
Ennio Morricone Remixes VARIOUS
Escape MARCOS VALLE
Five Tango Sensations ASTOR PIAZZOLLA & KRONOS QUARTET
Heavy Weather WEATHER REPORT
Hotel Morgen TO ROCOCO ROT
If I Could Only Remember My Name DAVID CROSBY
Jazz In Paris Remixed VARIOUS
Bohemia After Dark EDDIE LOUISS
Paris Blues LUCKY THOMPSON
Jazz Juice Vols 1 & 2 GILLES
King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
La Fusa TOQUINHO & VINICIUS
Love Songs Of The Hanging Gardens KELLEY POLLAR
Mama's Gun ERYKAH BADU
Mosaic ART BLAKEY
New Thing At Newport JOHN COLTRANE & ARCHIE SHEPP
No Other GENE CLARK
O Canto Livre De Nara NARA LEAO
Paris 1960 CLARK TERRY
Peel Session 2003 GORKY'S
Research Of Sound PUCCIO ROELENS
Retreated TRUBY TRIO / VARIOUS
Ronnie Scotts 1980 MILCHO LEVIEV & ART PEPPER

Sessions... Mad On Jazz 88 GILLES
Breezeblock 98 LIAM HOWLETT
Bbc 6 Mix ROSS ALLEN
2005 mIX 1 DFA
Final Late Night Session DAVE MOTHERSOLE
09.04.06 DIXON
Spirit Of Bedrock 1 MATTHEW LIPPIATTE
Black Affair Mix STEVE MASON
mix 2 AME PROFONDE
Fabric 29 RUB N TUG

The Composer Plays ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
The Cure (2004) THE CURE
Transversal Do Tempo ELIS REGINA
Unity LARRY YOUNG
Violoes VARIOUS
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot WILCO

Image from Max Fleischer's Snow White, starring Betty Boop, Bimbo and Koko.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tracklisting & Links

Here's the tracklisting for Autumn Rhythm
1. Fever (Instrumental) ESSENCE
2. Sambinha TENORIO JR
3. Light My Fire RHETTA HUGHES
4. I Close My Eyes SHIVAREE
5. Witchi Tai To HARPERS BIZARRE
6. Futures ZERO 7 / RUB N TUG
7. Smell Of Incense WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND
8. Sarava BADEN POWELL
9. Cims I Absimes PEP IAGUARDA & TAPINERIA
10. Didn’t Cha Know ERYKAH BADU
11. The Light Of Jesus FILA BRASILIA
12. Lost Life ART PEPPER
13. These Days NECTARINE No.9
14. Samba Da Legalidade NARA LEAO
15. Barato Modesto GAL COSTA
16. Black Forest Blues PEDRO ITURRALDE QUARTET
17. The Collector THE GENERAL & THE DUCHESS
I'm proud of this one. Excellent mellow vibe. Finishes with something from an ex-Beta Band myspace. No less than four tracks from Burnt Brown Sounds & friends. Only one (Tenorio Jr) from Orgy In Rhythm. I have tonnes from there on the desktop but its all mostly unlistened to so far.

Here's a couple of links leading from Orgy. It all gets quite Masonic at some point and the music extends to Charles Manson, but these links are Ok.
Camp lounge
http://mexicovers.blogspot.com/
Random. Commercial shit but also some good albums.
http://musicadobem.blogspot.com/
Brasilian. Actually from Brasil so it has more than the usual names. This link leads to a download of the legendary Banda Black Rio.
http://br-instrumental.blogspot.com/2006/04/banda-black-rio-maria-fumaa-1977.html
another Brasil one.
http://www.lavoixdesonmaitre.blogspot.com/
another camp one. this guy's 45 as well which makes him a bit scary. tonnes of links.
http://tuna-melt.blogspot.com/
french lounge. i found this just before orgy.
http://oopswhoops.blogspot.com/
i got a mix from steve mason (beta band) here
http://www.oloradio.blogspot.com/
and finally my man Pilgurn sent me this link for all your drum & bass needs
http://instramental.spaces.live.com/

and a post I made on Brownswood, guiding hands to some excellent sets on the ParisDJs site.....

I found this site awhile ago and many of you probably know it but some of these mixes have been in heavy rotation on my mp3 player so I needed to big it up at Brownswood.
http://parisdjs.libsyn.com/

Recommended : music & words on black consciousness. Features the beautiful track Masequa Myers & Jami Ayinde - Black Land Of The Nile
http://parisdjs.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=42873

bootleg nuggets. second track is Quantick's soulful take on Red Astaire's 'Follow Me'
http://parisdjs.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=42786

DJ Oof's mixes. Psychedelia from Matching Mole to Broadcast via Amon Tobin remixing VU. Full respect!
http://parisdjs.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=42980

Autumn Rhythm



There's a fine soulful wind tonight which reminds me of a youth I spent in London hoarsely blowing great suspended spirals of toxic smoke over the black skin of the Thames as I sat, questioning.
Made a compilation tonight, from a folder on the desktop, but I have that clammy feeling in my trousers which means I'll feel wrong typing out the tracklist.
'Mountains move aside for me...'
Image by Bality.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Ridiculous


I was ready to go to bed, I promise, and then I found this site.

http://orgyinrhythm.blogspot.com/

If you don't know what this means, I can't explain it.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Psychedelic virus



Hey. Been a downloading day today. My girlfriend's been sick, so I've been downloading everything from here

http://www.unconsciousrepeat.blogspot.com/

This guy's a buddy of Burnt Brown Sounds so everything I've been listening to today has been on the same wasted early 70s California tip which goes just right with a rare grey day here in Spain and my massive sideburns which I'm going to cut tonight, taking me back to Squaresville.
I've also been dipping into the links here to the new projects from the members of The Beta Band.

http://coffeesnorter.blogspot.com/2006/07/second-cup-post-beta-band-era.html

Its nice to know that exceptionally creative and innovative band have not so much dissolved as mulltiplied like some psychedelic virus. My favourite track of there's is undoubtedly Monolith and in general I prefer The Three EP's before Steve Mason's lead vocals became uniformly prominent in the mix. There's nothing as expensive-sounding as Monolith here, its all necessarily a bit more lo-fi, but on all three projects the old magic is present.
Image from someone called Sagues. Downloaded it a while back. Seems appropriate.

Thumbsucker



Just saw this film. Seen a few teen / coming of age things recently - Almost Famous, Brick, Igby Goes Down. All good, but this is better. Air's Sexy Boy is probably my favourite music video, so I wanted to see this on the visual level anyway as its from the same director - Mike Mills.
But its a fine film, and good philosophical nuggets from Keanu Reeves in a role he was born to play. Lifted from Imdb...

That's 'cause we all wanna be problemless. To fix ourselves. We look for some magic solution to make us all better, but none of us really know what we're doing. And why is that so bad? That's all we humans can do. Guess. Try. Hope. But, Justin, just pray you don't fool yourself into thinking you've got the answer. Because that's bullshit. The trick is living without an answer. I think.

I read Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel earlier in the year. A fine read, so I thought I'd check if they made a film of it. They did, with Christina Ricci in the lead, though it seems it wasn't much cop. Shame they couldn't get a Mike Mills or a Sofia Coppolla on board for that one.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

MostlyBrasil mix

Been gathering bits for this mix for a while, the latest attempt at compiling a CD for the car we can BOTH enjoy. A few rather random bits, I suppose, but I like to break up the sounds a bit. Have tonnes more Brasilian nuggets to plunder for future volumes.



1. Notas GOTAN PROJECT
2. Ernie FAT FREDDY'S DROP
3. Sour Times PORTISHEAD
4. Carnavalia TRIBALISTAS
5. Desafinado ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM & GAL COSTA
6. Feel Flows THE BEACH BOYS
7. Almost Cut My Hair DAVID CROSBY
8. A Minha Menina OS MUTANTES
9. Carolina Carol Bela DJ MARKY
10. Malizie Di Venere GIAN PIERO REVERBERI
11. Conversacao De Paz SERGIO RICARDO
12. Agua De Beber ASTRUD GILBERTO
13. Universo Ao Meu Redor MARISA MONTE
14. Carolina Carol Bela TOQUINHO & JORGE BEN
15. Round About Midnight CHET BAKER / GOTAN PROJECT
16. Swinga Sambaby TRIO MOCOTO
17. Canto De Ossanha BADEN POWELL
18. Mas Que Nada TAMBA TRIO


Finally learned how to put pictures up on my blog. Should make for a considerably more interesting read.

This lovely image is taken from a new favourite site, Waxidermy.

http://waxidermy.com/

One of the contributers to this excellent site has his own excellent blog where you can almost miraculously download zip files of unreasonably rare library music such as the superb Research Of Sound by Puccio Roelens.

http://monone-library.blogspot.com/

Speaking of zips, get hold of a His Name Is Alive remix album aqui. Includes Four Tet and Minatour Shock.

http://coffeesnorter.blogspot.com/

Incidentally these sites were found through the links section of Gorilla Vs. Bear

http://gorillavsbear.blogspot.com/

Happy clickin'

Friday, October 13, 2006

Most beautiful lyrics ever

I have to transcribe these lyrics giving me chills this morning. From 'Aguas De Marco' by Getz /Gilberto / Jobim. I was just thinking the other day that I don't listen to much hip hop or contemporary rock because the lyrics are too strong. Well these lyrics are sublime, translated from the Portugese, but not suffering from it and delivered with awesome class and poise by Gilberto.

A stick, a stone,
its the end of the road
its the rest of us done
its a little unknown
its a sliver of class
it is life, its the sun
it is night, it is death
its a trap, its a gun
the oak when it flows
a fox in the brush
the knot in the wood
the sound of the thrush
the wood of the wind
a cleaf of thorn
a scratch, a lump
it is nothing at all
its the wind blowing free
its the end of the slope
its a beam, its a point,
its a hunch, its a hope
and the riverbank talks
of the waters of March
its the end of the strain
its the joy in our heart
the foot, the ground
the flash on the bow
the beat of the road
a slingshot stone
a fish, a flash,
a silvery glow
the fight, a bet,
the range of the bow
the bed of the whale
the end of the line,
the dismay in the face
its a loss, its a find
a spear, a spike
a point, a nail,
a drip, a drop,
the end of the deal
a truckload of bricks
in the soft morning light
the shot of a gun
in the dead of the night
a mile, a must,
a trust, a bump,
its a girl, its a rhyme,
its a goat, its the mumps
the plan of the hounds
the body in bed
and the car that got stuck
its the mud, its the mutt
afloat, adrift,
aflight, a wink,
a hulk, a quail,
and the promise of spring
and the riverbank talks
of the waters of March
its the promise of life
its the joy in our hearts.

Couple of things I'm not sure about here (truckload of bricks??!!) If anyone has a better transcription, please let me know.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Brasilian wax

I love my Brasilians. No, really. And I'm getting more into them daily. I highly recommend anyone who'd like a comprehensive intro to that nation's music gets over to the Brownswood forum and downloads this 140 min nugget selection.

http://brownswood.5.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=6445

Gal Costa, Marisa Monte, Jorge Ben, Baden Powell, Astrud Gilberto, MPB-4, Tamba Trio, Sergio Mendes, Quarteto Em Cy, Os Originales De Samba to name a few, but there are tonnes more waiting to be discovered.
But I'm irked by the new version of 'Mas Que Nada' by the Black Eyed Peas. Hideous McMusic by this generation's Black Lace. Wrong, just wrong.

Info on the scene here...

http://www.slipcue.com/music/brazil/brazillist.html

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Woodenelephant's Current Top Ten Albums

10. Almost Famous VARIOUS
9. DJ Kicks KRUDER & DORFMEISTER
8. Jazz Et Jazz ANDRE HODEIR
7. Complete Pacific Jazz Small Group Sessions ART PEPPER
6. No Other GENE CLARK
5. Gal GAL COSTA
4. Mendelsshon Concertos In E JASCHA HEIFETZ
3. Free For All ART BLAKEY
2. Fuzion PESHAY
1. Cellar Door Sessions MILES DAVIS

Monday, October 09, 2006

Devvo

Was over in London and found out about this new internet phenomenon for dem yout' dem. The site that this Gonzo-esque (part fact / part fiction) character appears on also includes some cartoons which are above average. I liked the one about the Gulch. These guys can only be 7 or so years younger than me but I feel worlds away from them. Enjoy it while it lasts.

http://www.fat-pie.com/chavs.htm

Watch the shitrain start

Just sent the blog address to my whole address book. Hmmm.

Links

Man.
I don't know how to get a Links column.
So I'm gonna do a Links post (cos I'm in the mood like Glen Miller)

First of all, I'm becoming a regular poster here and anyone who's stumbled onto the site after locating a name like Gilles or Blakey would do well drop in here too. Many of the guys here post their own mixes (being more technologically advanced than myself) I'm listening to an acheingly gorgeous Brasilian mix by Brownswood mainman Amblito as I type.

Brownswood forum

http://brownswood.5.forumer.com/index.php?s=da4d48a63c003b541db9f5a3b5f068bc

Of course Gilles is the hero of the heads and you can hear it streamed here (normally i don't bother with streams but, you know, its Gilles) . Great great Jazzanova mixtape and Gilles is finally getting on the deep / tech house tip, it seems...

Gilles show

http://www.giantstep.net/artists/710/

On a rock / folk tip this mp3 blog, which I have mentioned before (and bigged up on Brownswood) is always stuffed full of goodness. The blogger is a member of a group called Speck Mountain. Awesome David Crosby track available here.

Burnt Brown Sounds

http://www.brownsounds.blogspot.com/

This, The Hype Machine, is a great resource. Its a search engine for mp3 blogs which I use mainly for tracking down Rub N Tug releases. I figure one day the suits'll close this down but like the day of peak fossil fuel usage a-comin', its better not to think about it, innit?

The Hype Machine

http://hype.non-standard.net/

You can get yourself some fine mixes here from the likes of Ben Watt and half of Rub N Tug.

WPS1 DJ Sessions

http://ps1.el.net/web/podcasts/dj_sessions/

John Peel's memory being kept alive here. You can download nuff shows by the most modest of musical visionaries. Its here I read about a new comp of Peel faves, charmingly called 'Right Time Wrong Speed' There's a tasty looking Links section here which I've not yet had time to delve into.

http://johnpeeleveryday.blogspot.com/

Quality but not quantity here from Heavy Usker, remixer of Cesar Mariano, cratedigger, new dad and top bloke

http://radiomadrid.blogspot.com/

Seriously obsessive blogging-about-everything here. Links to many of my selections.

http://www.devilinthedetails.blogspot.com/

Diverse mp3 blog

http://dilate.choonz.com/

If you're into underground house there's no shortage of free mixes about. A lot of them aren't too good though. Back in Blighty I could always depend on 'Graveyard' Dave Mothersole but I've not been able to locate a podcast or mix by him.
This link page is massive though and leads to interesting places.

http://www.jameslauer.com/links.htm

Dependable podcasts here, quite web-renowned, I've noticed.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/milkradio

But this is perhaps the king of mp3 blogs webwide. Typically - old soul, classic hip hop, Americana ...

http://www.moistworks.com/

Similarly diverse and half-in-Spanish. Billions of links.

http://mookamotel.blogspot.com/

One of the Paris DJs crew (big podcasters). I ran into his site today.

http://dustytape.blogspot.com/

The Paris DJs crew. I recommend the Mind Radio show #1 part 1 for starters.

http://www.parisdjs.com/

Another mp3 blog I found today. Dylan tracks here (but I can't be bothered)

http://www.oneloudernyc.com/

More deep house. Mostly amateurs. But I found one nice mix here.

http://www.protonradio.com/phpBB2/index.php

A not overstocked blog which seems to be promoting rather than bootlegging, I reckon.

http://www.scissorkick.com/

Reliable mixes here of almost-house music. Box fresh. No dust.

http://allsexistape.blogspot.com/

Neil Young bootlegs and other rockery here.

http://permandskullet.com/

Looks like some good mixes here. Haven't checked it yet.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/TimelessInspiration

Download obscure 30's dance bands here. Must've linked to it from a Peel site. Different.

http://www.2multiples.com/hotdance/

Hugely dependable site for podcasts of spiritual black rhythms past & present

http://quincyessentialmusic.libsyn.com/

Similarly, with jazz emphasis.

http://www.bendingcorners.com/

Finally, there should be plenty of bits here (for a limited time) from the newly deceased Output Records.

http://www.outputrecordings.com/

Wow! That took a long time!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Painting

Painted today. Me and my chica.
Background music was Art Blakey's Free For All, then Pink Floyd's Dark Side (first time I've properly heard it). Had to turn off Swayzak's Loops From The Bergerie cos the dog was getting scared from the unnecessary fireworks people here set off when they commit to each other's genitals. Turned out a nice 'Two Men' on a Dubuffet tip, then rolled out the latest in my long-running 'Gallery' series (though the first A4 sized with extensive colour.) I'd love to stick up the results of my creative spunking for all to see but I haven't worked out how to do the photo thangmithangthang. Maybe my ole bro over at Sky Larks might be able to give me a few pointers.