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Word of Mouth - Blogger Takeover LXIII

It is the first Friday of a new month. Here on Islay, that month seems to be June.

So - please share. What have you been listening to, reading, watching? And is there anything else you would like to share?

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mikethep's picture

"arguably the most electrifying performance in the history of postwar American music"

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sven garlic's picture

La Roux

What's it called?: 
Trouble In Paradise
What does it sound like?: 
Somehow the singles from the first album didn't quite do it for me. A bit too obviously close to the Soft Cell, Yazoo influence. Elly Jackson's voice sounded somewhat shrill.
ruff-diamond's picture

The small moments

Today the iPod threw up the opening track of Derek & The Dominos 'Layla' album, "I Looked Away". I don't know why, but there's something about the little tambourine "chika chika chika" about 7 seconds in to the intro that I just love:

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Zanti Misfit's picture

Jon 'Fat' Beast R.I.P.

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Any Al Stewart fans here?

I've been listening to a great interview he gave last week with Podsnsods podcast (which is great btw). He comes across as very self-deprecating, so much so he has little time for any of his 'hits'. Even funnier is his description of being dropped by CBS in the mid seventies after his first three albums failed to dent the charts: "You're nearly thirty, we've got The Wombles...goodbye."
Available here: http://podsnsods.podomatic.com/entry/2014-06-30T02_00_00-07_00

Oddsnsods have also done a 4 part Apple Records discography/review which is amazing. I had no idea the Fabs stuck so much out 68-74. Basically anyone they met or any idea they had they seemingly put it out on vinyl!

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Small ideas to lighten the load in this despicable world

As any train leaves any station the main theme from 'Get Carter' should kick in.

Any more?

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Dwight Yoakam

Fantastic Dwight Yoakam gig at Shepherds Bush Empire last night. Two hours, all the hits and more scarcely a pause between songs. Excellent band and crowd went bananas. Why only one gig and at a mid size venue - last time it was at Hammersmith - a mystery given how very good he is live.

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Definitely worth thirty minutes of your day

I was doing some research on YouTube about a few (for me) unknown acts at the festival I'm going to over the weekend, and I found this film that really blew my mind.
It's by Swedish jazzers Nils Berg Cinemascope, it's called Vocals and it's the three of them weaving beautiful melodies around clips of voices and music from different cultures, creating something that is IMO quite spectacular and moving.
(It'll probably turn out that this has been on one of Duco's lists and I've missed it, but better late than never, eh?)
Do give it a listen, and stick with it - it changes with every new clip on the screens behind them, so if you don't like one part you might love the rest of it.
They're playing in a church next to the festival area at midnight on Saturday, I didn't know if it would be worth sticking around for, but now I'll definitely go there in time to get a seat!

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MyAmericanMate's picture

Dick Wagner, RIP

With Steve Hunter created some literally awesome guitar sound, Billion Dollar Babies, Rock n Roll Animal, Here Comes the Flood. I'm off to listen to some now. Loud.

http://www.udiscovermusic.com/kiss-aerosmith-alice-cooper-guitarist-dick...

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aging hippy's picture

"It goes wangety wang, wangety wang" Jonathan Richman lost album

Yes, it's a National Orgasm Day freebie. Share the love.
www.bigozine2.com/roio/?p=164

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National Orgasm Day today, 31 July

Give generously.

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Cookieboy's picture

It's idiotic, I'll never use it, but I must have it

That's what went though my mind when I saw this little beauty being donated to the local charity shop. It never even hit the shelves. I saw it come in, I asked how much and I handed over the cash the same minute I knew it existed. It's in absolutely perfect condition.

Anyone else have an utterly pointless purchase they'd like to share?
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Pencilsqueezer's picture

An apology.

This is an apology primarily to tiggerlion but also to others taking part in tigg's Beatles thread.
I hijacked the thread yesterday due to our receiving a very unwelcome but inevitable communication from a building society which caused me to post without thought due to the stress receiving the aforementioned letter precipitated.
I unreservedly apologise. I offer the above explanation not as an excuse but I hope it will be accepted as a reason.
I understand that this blog is no place to dump our stress but I have always considered myself, perhaps mistakenly to be amongst friends here and I took advantage of that friendship once again yesterday and for that I also apologise. It will not happen again.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has commissioned artwork from me and to reassure those of you who have recently commissioned me that all obligations will be fulfilled before we are set free to explore the exciting opportunities afforded by a life of homelessness.

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timtunes's picture

ATM- Berlin Record Store? Please help!

In Berlin for a couple of days, staying in Potsdamer Platz - urgently need to buy some Amon Duhl..

Any recommendations for record stores very gratefully received

Thank you!

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ATM Statins

I suspect the Doc is about to put me on Statins for high cholesterol. Anyone got any experience of them?

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It's good, okay? Really good.

One of those moments when you put the disc in the player and are almost scared. The last few have been just okay. The Dublin gig was one of the best you've seen, but what if this is a let down? Have faith, my son.

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Israel/Palestine/Hamas a simple and non partisan question

Why is all mention of the other side to Israel stated as ' Hamas '? I thought that was the name of the organisation elected to govern Palestine. So why have ' Hamas' launched rockets etc, we wouldn't say that the Conservative Party launched rockets or the Democratic Party launched an offensive in Iraq. Simple question?

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RubyBlue's picture

Maximo Park

What's it called?: 
Too Much Information
What does it sound like?: 
A bit of context: I do really love Maximo Park, mainly for 'Books from Boxes' which got me through a very bad break-up.
steerpike's picture

Singer Songwriter Saturday Score

Tim Hardin 2 .... Scott Walker 4

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