It's 2250 hrs. on 10-01-09. I was in the studio all day, working on a talking record edit. After we finished that, I did some voice over work for a Flaming Lips project. I don't know when it's coming out, so I'll let them break the news on their own and when they see fit to tell me what's happening, I will let you know. I must say, it is pretty cool to be on a project with them. My eyes are closing on me and I still have a lot of work to do before I can get the lights out. I am listening to a run-through of this show and I am liking it! X and The Double B were both astonished that I had no Melt-Banana records and told me to get the Scratch Or Stitch album and check it out, I did and a track of from the album is leading off our show. Engineer X made me a DVD-R full of interesting stuff last week and I have had some time to check out some of it and what I heard I liked so much, I had to bring some of it to our show. Someone gave me the Eroc album last year, I think. I only got around to playing it recently and found a place for one of the tracks that I think fits well. Dave Chandler from the very mighty Saint Vitus called me days ago and told me that the band was back together and doing shows. This will be the line-up with Wino on lead vocal. Fucking Wino!!!!! Damn, I want to see one or two of these shows. I was so happy about the news that I had to throw a Vitus track into the mix as well as list the tour dates below:
Saint Vitus Dates:
16. Brooklyn NY - Club Europe
17. Worchester MA - The Palladium Mass. (w/ Type O Negative & The Misfits)
18. Baltimore MD - The Sonar
28. Los Angeles CA - The Key Club
29. San Francisco CA - DNA Lounge
One of the bands that X put on the DVD-R was Älgarnas Trädgård. Some cool Psychedelic music out of Sweden, into the mix it went. Also, this really cool alt. version of Ghost Rider by Suicide. As far as I know, the only way to get this version of the song is on the Punk Legends: The American Roots CD. Ian turned me onto this one a few years ago.
I got a letter from Jazz drummer extraordinaire Paul Murphy a couple of days ago. He told me that the Paul Murphy / Larry Willis album Foundations is now on i-tunes. As you know, we are very large fans of those two and so, another track from the album found its way into the mix.
As you can see, the music is all over the place, just the way we Fanatics like it. A lot of bands making their first showing in this show. I hope you like the show. I am about three songs or so into next week's show. Thanks to Fanatic Dick for the heads up on the Raks Raks Raks CD. http://www.soundflat.de/shop/shop.cfm?artnr=14141, very interesting. Tonight's live version of Maggot Brain comes from Chris Haskett's very cool Funk singles collection.
I'll be in DC on Sunday before I have to head into the wilds of Virginia to sign books at MusicToday. My new book is off the truck and in the warehouse. I will sign and number the first print run on Tuesday. It will be a long day but I will have some tunes with me, so it will be a good time.
So many cool shows have come through town and I missed them all. My days have been long and they go into the night and I can't do it all, I'm afraid.
Damn, I have to get up early tomorrow so I better sign off here and send this in to our site and The K.
Make sure to crank the volume when the live version of Maggot Brain plays and STAY FANATIC!!!
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01. Melt-Banana - Scratch Or Stitch / Scratch Or Stitch
02. Novos Baianos - Tinindo Trincando / Brazil 70: After Tropicalia
03. Eroc - Unsere Neuen Rosen / Zwei
04. Saint Vitus - Look Behind You / Born Too Late
05. Richard Berry - Next Time / Modern '54-'56: Yama Yama!
06. Japandroids - Heart Sweats / Japandroids
07. Desmond Dekker - 007 (Shanty Town) / The Original Reggae Hitsound
08. The Birthday Party – Blundertown / Prayers On Fire
09. Frank Wright – Pluto / Uhuru Na Umoja
10. Butch Willis & The Rocks - The Girl's On My Mind / Repeats
11. The Fall - Life Just Bounces / High Tension Line
12. No Age - Things I Did When I Was Dead / Nouns
13. Cabaret Voltaire - News From Nowhere / The Voice Of America
14. Golden Ring - Pasar Ha Naz Kaneed / Raks Raks Raks
15. Dee Dee Ramone - Bad Horoscope / Zonked
16. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (single version)
17. Älgarnas Trädgård – Viriditas / Framtiden Är Ett Svävande Skepp, Förankrat I Forntiden
18. Suicide - Ghost Rider (demo) / Punk Legends: The American Roots
19. The Johnny Otis Show - Willie And The Hand Jive / Loud Fast & Out Of Control
20. King Tubby - Dub Investigation / Dub Like Dirt
21. The Amazements - Tutti Fruit Sticky Rubies
22. Paul Murphy & Larry Willis – Epigraph / Foundations
23. Count Basie w/ Jimmy Rushing – She's A Wine-O / 100 Ans De Jazz
24. Kid Congo - Rare as The Yeti / Dracula Boots
25. The Cruel Sea - Better Get A Lawyer / single
26. Crushed Butler - High School Dropout / Uncrushed
27. Georgie James - Cake Parade / Places
28. The Tempests - Rockin' Rochester / Compated Cats - Volume 02
29. Ween - Licking The Palm For Guava / God Ween Satan