Friday, November 26, 2010

Tickle - Good Love, Bad Love

Wicked Italo track

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Recs Avery

I'm about to start downloading again so here are some of my first stops...

Orgy In Rhythm

El Reza

Private Press

Music Ruined My Life



Big O


Dusty Shelf

My Generation

Burnt Brown Sounds / Los Blops

Back when I started blogging I regularly stopped off at the lovely mp3 blog Burnt Brown Sounds run by Karl from the equally lovely Speck Mountain. Burnt Brown Sounds is now the name of a independent record label with Karl's band on the roster but the blog, alas, is no more.

I haven't downloaded music for a while but most of what I have is stashed on blank DVDs. However I somehow managed to delete the folder of handpicked gems from BBS though I do remember one especially fine track (Valle De Los Espejos) from 70s Argentinian psych-folk group Los Blops which I lately found on Youtube to my surprise and offer here for your mellow enjoyment.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Whistler - You And Me

You know those obscure songs which go around your head for years? They stick - especially if you note the name down and record them (on cassette as I did back then).

Well, chills are coming over me and I'm moping in an nostalgic way so I remembered a tune by a group called Whistler (link to their underwhelming Wikipedia entry) called You And Me.

Anyway found this thing through LastFM called WE7 and here I hope, you will be able to listen to this song (though it's a bit different to the Peel Session I originally heard / recorded)

Shame this band didn't make it - they had this mournful / youthful folk thing down, musically proficient too.

Joint on a bridge over the Thames in Winter aged 21 vibe.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


From Tim Barber who apparently runs Tiny Vices (which is great) though I found this image at Triangle Triangle (also great) which I linked to through wonderful music blog Longo.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Got this from Discipline In Disorder which I came across trying to clean up my link list. It's by Jerry Berndt who has a collection out called Insight.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Glory be

From the glorious Sartorialist - so many great shots of great style here.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


From Petra Lindholm at Contempoary Art Daily again

And enjoy this from Speck Mountain...


Image from Marius Engh at Contemporary Art Daily hits the spot.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Pic from Land magazine

Monday, May 24, 2010

We Went There - Valet

Someone's put this track on You Tube so I thought I'd share it with you. It's from Honey Owens' Valet who are part of the Portland, Oregon scene along with Jackie O Motherfucker.

Someone asked me the other day what kind of music I was into and I mentioned Valet and JOMF as I always do. I said they were psychedelic but that's not the whole story, of course. They are not the 'neon psychedelia' of the late 60s or angry, reactionary psychedelia. There is the spirit of meditation, exploration and celebration here - the unmistakeable vibe of being on a trip but not going into the zone of danger, but stopping just short and vibrating there in warm, peaceful, high, animal caution.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Delightful Musical Confections

A Collection Of Delightful Musical Confections Handpicked For Your Diversion By That Fine And Esteemed Gentleman Howard Gardenia...

Something of a labour of love this mix and featuring several tracks ripped from my cd collection as well as the usual gems redistributed from blogland. Available at Mediafire or Rapidshare. Hope you enjoy.

1. I Couldn't Get HIgh FUGS
4. Why Am I So Romantic LILIAN ROTH
6. Shrinking Up Fast CAMILLE HOWARD
8. Come My Little Baby CHANTELS
9. The Ostrich PRIMITIVES
10. The Trip KIM FOWLEY
12. Lock Groove (Out) LIQUID LIQUID
13. Equivalence BLUE PHANTOM
14. Melancholy Serenade JACKIE GLEASON
15. I'll Be Your Mirror (Live) VELVET UNDERGROUND
16. Sandy Land FIDDLIN' SAM LONG
18. Star Eyes ANITA O DAY
19. Zoom Zoom Zoom ENCHORDS
20. Jeanette GUS VISEUR
21. Night Lady FATS SADI
22. Spiderman FREDDIE MCCOY
23. Love Is Oh So Easy (Kaluga) MGM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
24. No Jive LITTLE AL
26. I'm In Love With A German Film Star PASSIONS

Image is 'Sans titre' by Gaston Chaissac (1961)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ken Park

Great film.
Economy of action and dialogue, intense performances.
Brutal yet celebratory, real, to the point.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010

Permission Denied

I've loved the roots & blues blog Merlin In Rags since I first became aware of it a couple of years back. Now I'm getting a 'permission denied' screen, 'open to invited bloggers only'. Anyone out there know how one gets invited (this isn't the first time this has happened). Or does it just mean that The Man has caught up with Merlin / Jokski and so another noble blogger has bitten the dust?

Sunday, January 03, 2010


Check the second comment for a rapidshare link to this delightful session headed by the brilliant and underrated Belgian vibesman Fats Sadi at Magic Purple Sunshine
Some cool post-punk from The Slits at Music Traveler
Refreshing strumming from Baden Powell at Loronix
Genuinely brilliant Italian library with plenty of fuzzbox at old favourite FM Shades
And some wonderful 20s/30s stuff on a comp called Flappers, Vamps and Sweet Young Things which is still available for d/l at Zero G Sounds