Apparently this puppy does one every 17 seconds.
She of the angelic looks that besotted Britain’s 60s rock royalty and a voice to match is getting released the album she did with Barry Gibb and then Clapton and the Dominoes.
Great photo of Bon and some ladies. Are they a band or just “fans”?
I’ve got an old school set up. Single play CD , turntable etc. But I want to be able to play Spotify through the stereo. I currently use a headphone plug to RCA with my iPad but I want to be able to select and play without getting off my fat arse.
My question is , does it really matter what I get. Will the audio vary according to the unit? Connectivity shouldn’t matter as I will be quite close and there will be line of sight.
I have days that are a bit like this.
Before I start – wither the word “critique” . When did everything become a takedown or a slapdown?
This report for a political news programme in Australia went viral in the States.It is a great example of acuity and brevity of langauge, incisive analysis and catchy mockery effective visuals. It has made quite a stir in America. Ironically Chris Uhlmann is something of a political conservative in Australia which makes the commentary all the more pointed.
Have we done this ?
Coming to an art house cinema near you possibly, eventually, maybe, probably not.
I had always been frustrated out the short shrift meted out to the African artists such as Franco on the documentary Soul Power. Little did I know all the acts were recorded on 16 track.
Looking forward to this.
Always defended Graceland. Played it on my radio show to some criticism and still say it is a remarkable record but this is disturbing reading. Not sure what to make of Van Zandt’s ” I will win the war for you stuff “
Brothergoing over in a couple of weeks, he is not a music obsessive like us but likes his music. He’s asked me for some recommendations for music venues / bars in Chicago. I was there years ago so not up to date.
There’s this thing happening down here where quality bands perform songs on trams on an impromptu basis (well for the Tramways Board anyway.
This is a nice one esp as they were the band I hired for a 60th party at the local lifesaving club.
Bobcats will be familiar with the Letterman performance, backed by a pickup latino/punk band the Plugz and eschewing the slickness of the Knopfler eras, he turned in smoking performances of Sonny Boy’s Don’t Start Me Talkin, License To Kill and Jokerman. But, like a will o’the wisp, they never played together again.
This upload includes the rehearsals as well. Quite a bit of buzzing in the audio but I found it interesting.
Some interesting stuff Elvis C ? Zappa Yellow Shark.
Only had quick listen – voice croaky, recording clear.
And no this is not a variant on the recent poo thread
A luxury festival for rich kids. My first reaction was ha ha ha. Actually that continues to be my reaction. This guy, William Finlay IV ( name says it all -sounds like something Dan Akroyd would come up with) anyway, here is a link to his Twitter updates..
There’s is a lot to be said for hearing a band in their country of origin. Dylan blaring out in a soft top convertible down to Monterrey sticks out, Peter Gabriel at Hammersmith concluding his Shock the Monkey tour also sticks out. Then there is Fela. We’d been travelling through Africa, had cut across the top of Cameroun into Nigeria and headed for the northern town of Maidiguri. As we approached Maidiguri, the van we were was travelling at high speed along the largest highways we’d seen for months. The side of the highway was littered with crashed and burned out cars, a broad flat landscape behind them until we reached the chaotic centre of town. The soundtrack to our arrival was Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the Egypt 80 band. Fela and Afro funk was by no means the most popular music in Africa or even Nigeria (more a Western thing), but on this occasion it was and it conveyed all the the power, the energy, the fury, the crowds, the heat, the busyness, of this part of the world.
We never got to see Fela at the Shrine in Lagos but I finally saw him at » Continue Reading.
Not sure if this interview was included in the UK edition of the Grauniad.
170 Russell St / Bird’s Basement Melbourne
At this time of year we get a stream of sideshows in Melbourne from bands booked for the Byron Blues festival. I prefer to cherry pick and get longer sets than sweat in a tent (TMFTL) at Byron. These last 2 weeks I’ve seen Laura Mvula, Electric Miles and now St Paul and the Broken Bones on Thursday followed by St Paul and the Minneapolis Funk All Stars on Sunday (not a Byron gig).
St Paul and the Broken Bones come from Alabama and are fronted by Paul Janeway. Deprived of music for most of his life due to a strict religious family he’s got JB, Sam Cooke, Otis and southern Baptist fervour infused into his remarkable voice. Their set of white southern soul / funk kicked off at 7 pm , squeezed in before they flew home. St Paul comes out in a cape and opens with Crumbling Light off 2016’s Sea Of Noise. The band are pretty good without being great, drums guitars, keys and a line of brass – but it is all about St Paul. But the thing is, he is such an unlikely figure » Continue Reading.
So Triplicate recorded live with Dylan in middle of band. Max 3 takes. Bob and Tony Garnier did all the arrangements.
Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Arriving unannounced the 10 piece band commenced with some tabla playing and then some stunning trumpet playing. The smouldering, simmering ,smoking funky groove of the electric period continued for over an hour before the transfixed audience good show their appreciation of this outstanding band playing outstanding music. The Miles Electric band were formed for a one-off and have continued. Top flight musicians ,some played with Miles, others recorded ,a relative – all love the Jacj Johnson, Bitches Brew , On The Corner period and used those great grooves to travel elsewhere -but always within the oeuvre. The band are emphatic that they are noty a covers band , and afterall it wouldn’t make sense as a lot of this stuff was jamming then collated by the maestro Teo Macero. Having said that I recognised a lot of Bitches Brew and a sumblime, majestic In A Silent Way bnefore the jungle line headed off again. It was just great.
Here are the details of the band members copied from their bio:
Expect a funk explosion when the Miles Electric Band hits Australia for the first time, performing music from the influential 1969-1975 era. Musicians » Continue Reading.