Friday, January 29, 2010

Sans profit ni victoire

The Basement Vintage Boutique is in the Idaho building, not the Alaska building. All these buildings named after after Western territories/States is a little confusing. I used to work in the Smith Tower in Seattle which was down the street from another Alaska building that had walruses with tusks on the facade.

Pink Floyd - One of These Days
Stereolab - Refractions in the Plastic Pulse
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
OY - First Box then Walk
Blockhead - The Prettiest Sea Slug
Steve Reich - Six Marimbas
Ligeti - Glissandi
Morton Subotnick - The Key to Songs
Eno/Byrne - Come With Us
Konono No.1 - Intro
Barikad Crew - Banm Afem
Pimp of Joytime - My Gold (Chico Man mix)


Friday, January 22, 2010

Perfect Acoustics

I watched two really good documentaries lately. One about Stax Records. The other, Copyright Criminals, about sampling. It's amazing how much influence the Soulsville sound had on beats based music. The sampling of it I think contributes to honoring those musicians, especially in light of the fluidity of media in the social Internet.

thievery corporation - radio retaliation
Chris Joss - Kali Flowers
ocote soul sounds - el diablo y el nau nau
antibalas orchestra - lets get funk
washed out - MIXTAPE VII – THE FANTASTIC SYMPHONY mashed up with Douglas Adams, Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy
New Order - Mesh
Osborne – “Afrika (Bullion Remix)”
Bar Kays - Copy Kat
booker t and the mgs - Time Is Tight
instant funk - everybody
vijay iyer trio - galang (trio riot version)
bionaut - Lubricate Your Livingroom (Mike Ink's Ambient Grunge Mix)
benjamin theves - texas (sebastian remix)
Atom Heart - when i come home


Friday, January 15, 2010

Guest DJ John Macaroy

I invited John Macaroy to guest DJ for FiloVision. He sent me a CD that he produced in his home studio. I couldn't convince him to come into the studio and do it live. I think he is scarred by the trauma he experienced in his commercial broadcast days back East when he worked for ABC. Apparently there were some indecency charges or complaints filed with the FCC, I'm not sure, I couldn't get much out of his agent except a few cryptic text messages. Hope you enjoy his selections and prompts to go to the Record Exchange to check out recordings by these artists. Here's the playlist of bands that guest DJ John Macaroy played tonight on FiloVision...

Vampire Weekend
The Generationals
White Rabbits (amazing album btw)
Grizzly bear
Animal Collective
Of Montreal
Bat for Lashes
Karen O and the kids (where wild things are soundtrack)

And then a coda of extras while I patched up the automation system after a hard drive crash. Send money so we can buy decent hardware. :-)

Ernest Gonzales - Self Awakening (Faunts Remix)
Annie - The Breakfast Song
The Whip - Divebomb (Crystal Castles Remix)
Goldfrapp - A&E (Hercules and Love Affair Remix) ...


Friday, January 08, 2010

Anthems of 2009

I had some guests in the studio including Gabe from A Modern Balloonist. They performed with Finn Riggins at the Linen Bldg. recently. Stay tuned for upcoming show info.

Some selections from my favorites that came out in 2009. For some reason I couldn't get the Jim O'Rourke to play. A couple of anthems here. Must be because everyone wants to wave their flag. Either that or it is an RPM branding requirement.

Amina - Doctor Finkelstein, In the Forest from A Nightmare before Christmas Revisited
Filastine - Fitnah (feat. Jessika Skeletalia Kenney) from Dirty Bomb
CFCF - You Hear Colours
Black Mold - Crooks from the Crystal Antz is Snow Blindness bonus material
Mochipet - Anthem
Bibio - the apple and the tooth
Tortoise - northern something
Yppah - Gumball Machine Weekend
Huff This - Ode
N.A.S.A. - Anthem
Dan Deacon - Woof woof
Memory tapes - pink stones
Chris Joss - Danger Buds
Amanda blank - Make it take it
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine
Robin Guthrie - Red Moon Rising