Archive for July, 2011

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 204: Jean-Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ William Sheller – Exitissimo ++ Jacques Dutronc – Sur Une Nappe De Restaurant ++ Yura Yura Teikoku – Ohayo Mada Yaro […]

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

For those of you sans satellite radio, below is the Aquarium Drunkard session we cut with Sonny & The Sunsets earlier this month in Los Angeles. It debuts on my SIRIUS/XMU show tomorrow. No stranger to the AD show (between his various and sundry projects and handles, Sonny Smith’s music seems to make an appearance […]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Alain Goraguer first made a name for himself as a sideman and arranger for Serge Gainsbourg, including the arrangement for Gainsbourg’s 1966 Eurovision grand prize winning song “Poupée de cire, poupée de son.” In 1972 he scored the bizarre and moving French language animated feature Le Planet Sauvage, released in the States as Fantastic Planet. […]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I recently picked up a used copy of the 2010 reissue of John Lennon’s Sometime in New York City on the cheap at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. While by no mean Lennon’s crowning solo achievement, I’ve always felt the album was underrated as it’s peppered with some ragged quick and dirty, off-the-cuff, gems. The real […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Richard Swift dropped this number on his blog earlier today, a track he recorded in response to having a cast removed from a broken finger. A man of many musical hats, we find Swift donning his soul cap on this one. Swift’s blog, by the way, is very much worth a bookmark. MP3: Richard Swift […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The above still, taken from 1955’s Rebel Without A Cause, was expertly used as the cover art to the woefully out-of-print, left of the dial rockabilly compilation, Teenage Repression. One of the (many) highlights of the set is the Blue Echoes “It’s Witchcraft“—the b-side to their 1959 single, “Debbie.” The production, arrangement and vox sound […]

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun \ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Welcome to the second installment of the Lagniappe Sessions in which we invite some of our favorite artists to cut exclusive covers paying tribute to some of their favorite artists. This week’s […]