Archive | July 2012

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From Bob’s archive: British klezmer

I’m on holiday, so to keep the blog alive I’m posting some stuff from my archive. This is from July 2007, when the Jewish Chronicle launched their Klezmer Idol competition, and is a review of the competitors. Beskydy make heartfelt traditional Klezmer. More impressive than the tracks on the JC website are their rendering of Israeli […]

School’s out for summer and forever, our childhood dream came true..

Some summertime blues: John Dog singing The River Corrib. You can listen to and download more John Dog songs from Raymond Butler’s Bandcamp page, including another dark summer number here.

How to make a Beck song

Where it’s at is one of Beck’s finest songs, but in order for it to have existed it needed a little help from a few friends, by way of samples. The final product is as follows But it took for the following: The background of Lee Dorsey’s Get Out Of My Life, Woman The line […]

Last Friday mixtape for a few weeks

I’m out of here for the next couple of weeks. I’ve scheduled some things for my absence, and I hope other contributors might play pitch in (while the cat’s away…) Here’s this week’s miscellany. Music beyond conflict: Entdinglichung plays us the wonderful Rita, born in Iran and living in Israel, singing in Farsi, truly beautiful. […]

In appreciation of Joey Baron

There is a joke about a man who goes in search of a new brain. He approaches a brain surgeon who, by night, opens his home theatre to the general public who are in need of something new. The man asks for some prices, to which the brain surgeon replies “well, you see here I […]

Bands I really, really, really, really, really hate

Manic Street Preachers, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Radiohead, Nirvana, U2, Coldplay, The Smiths, Supergrass, Super Furry Animals, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Fugazi, The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Jane’s Addiction, Rage Against the Machine, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Korn, Suede, Keane, Snow Patrol, Travis.

Waylon and Jessi

At risk of this becoming a country music blog, but after I posted  a link to Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter doing Elvis, Jogo sent me links to two YouTubes of Waylon and Jessi. Both songs are lovely. One is especially pertinent, as it is a song by Woody Guthrie, and a wonderful version too. The other […]