Capricorn

|December 22, 2016 | Found Images, Found Sounds

Happy birthday to us.

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Motörhead : Capricorn ( Alternate Version )

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Tis The Soundtrack For The Season

|October 30, 2016 | Found Sounds, Stream-Its

Hi, this is from 2 years ago, but I’m re-posting it because, Halloween:

Here’s a special Halloween mix that Kevin from Waxwork Records and I made together, which features tracks from various Waxwork horror soundtrack releases as well as some of our favorite season-appropriate punk and metal hits.
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01. “ Spooky Guidelines ”
02. Samhain : All Murder All Guts All Fun
03. “ Miguel Bitten ” : Day Of The Dead
04. “ Chanting ” : Rosemary’s Baby
05. King Diamond : Halloween
06. “ Henry Goes Looking ” : Creepshow
07. 45 Grave : Evil
08. “ Mike Meets Fluffy ” : Creepshow
09. “ Banjo Travelin’ ” : Friday the 13th
10. “ Mrs. V Watches ” : Friday the 13th
11. Venom : Countess Bathory
12. “ Main Title ” : Chopping Mall
13. “ Alice Runs To The Cabin ” : Friday the 13th
14. “ It’s Halloween, Not Hanukkah – Main Titles ” : Trick ‘r Treat
15. T.S.O.L. : Dance With Me
16. Roky Erickson : Night Of The Vampire
17. “ The Boat on the Water – Closing Theme ” : Friday the 13th

THRASH

|October 24, 2016 | Found Sounds

Oh my god, I was geeked on this. It must have been 1989-1990 when I heard it. The intro, mostly.ThinnerWasted Youth : Black Daze

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One Minute And Thirty Nine Seconds Of Thunder

|November 19, 2015 | Found Images, Found Sounds

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The Dils : Class War

The Dils : Class War

Tis The Season

|October 29, 2015 | Found Sounds, New Orleans Music

ThinnerThinnerMr.Michael’s Class : Fischer Halloween Anthem

Mr.Michael’s Class : Fischer Halloween AnthemThinnerThinner

Mashups

|August 4, 2015 | Found Sounds

… are nearly always terrible. Well, I guess what I really mean to say is that they usually just don’t work very well, aren’t clever, etc. It’s irritating, too, because the ones that work, work so well ( my favorite mashup of all time is probably this ). Here’s one that people are posting all over the place today, and it’s really pretty good.

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Easy Heaven

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Found Sounds

|July 2, 2015 | Found Sounds, Stuffs

Barfield lived south of Plains, Georgia, the hometown of Jimmy Carter. The nation’s attention was fixed on Plains in the election year of 1976, as Carter’s campaign portrayed the area as a bastion of racial harmony in the South. Mitchell remembers it differently: “We were recording Cecil in this tiny sharecropper’s shack in some guy’s plantation. And in the middle of the session, the plantation owner’s son came down and told us ‘You can’t be in this house.’ So I went up to the plantation house to explain the situation to the owner, and this guy was just beside himself. ‘This is not the way we do things in Plains, Georgia. White people are not in niggers’ houses.’ I tried to tell him we were with the Bureau doing field work and he just said, ‘Listen buddy, I have called the sheriff, and you’re gonna be in jail if you’re not out of there fast.’ So, that was Plains in 1976.”Thinner

In fear of endangering the welfare checks he relied on for income, Barfield refused to let his real name be used on any of the Mitchell recordings issued in his lifetime; instead, the Barfield recordings issued on labels like Flyright and Southland were done so under the pseudonym William Robertson. This was not the only area in which Barfield was cautious. He refused to let Mitchell use a photo of him on the album cover, for fear that someone could curse him by using his image. He sprinkled powders around his door, and carried his own water with him, even when he traveled a few miles to Columbus. Despite Mitchell’s protestations, Barfield would always spend his checks on root doctors for his health problems.Thinner

After Mitchell retired from field recording, the folklorist Art Rosenbaum recorded and interviewed Cecil. When Rosenbaum asked him how he thought up a song, Cecil replied: “Your heart feels a certain way, then your mind follows, then your hands follow that.”ThinnerCecil Barfield 10x10

 

A Random One

|June 26, 2015 | Found Sounds

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Se : Tulitikkutyttö

Se : Tulitikkutyttö

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Bulgarian Monks Singing

|May 29, 2015 | Europe, Found Sounds, Travels, You Are There

Rila Mountains, Bulgaria : my recent trip to Europe ( returned home night before last, thanks ) reminded me that this clip has been kicking around on my desktop since I recorded it this past Summer. I don’t like taking group tours, but if there’s no other way outside of renting a car to see the most famous place in a country, I’ll do it. And it was worth it. I was taken by the sound of these monks, and the crazy overtones produced by all the vaulted ceilings in this particular church.

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Here is a photo I took of one of the very old frescoes there. About the monastery :Thinner

” Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction for both Bulgaria and Southern Europe. In 2008 alone, it attracted 900,000 visitors. The monastery is depicted on the reverse of the 1 lev banknote, issued in 1999. “Thinner

Monks Singing, Rila Monastery

Monks Singing, Rila Monastery

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I Like The Part Where The Guitars Sound Like Cellos

|March 25, 2015 | Found Sounds

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Unwound : Crab Nebula

Unwound : Crab Nebula

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A Field In England

|January 1, 2015 | Found Images, Found Sounds, Watching

One of those movies that people either love or hate, which makes sense : it’s an impressionistic, surreal art flick, in black and white, with weird pacing, and it asks that you know something about history before you watch it. I loved it, saw it a couple times in a row, and I especially liked Jim Williams’ score. I can’t shake this particular tune, which starts playing in my head in every quiet moment.

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Baloo My Boy ( Feat. Richard Glover )

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Tis The Soundtrack For The Season

|October 31, 2014 | Found Sounds, Stream-Its

Here’s a special Halloween mix that Kevin from Waxwork Records and I made together, which features tracks from various Waxwork horror soundtrack releases as well as some of our favorite season-appropriate punk and metal hits.
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01. “ Spooky Guidelines ”
02. Samhain : All Murder All Guts All Fun
03. “ Miguel Bitten ” : Day Of The Dead
04. “ Chanting ” : Rosemary’s Baby
05. King Diamond : Halloween
06. “ Henry Goes Looking ” : Creepshow
07. 45 Grave : Evil
08. “ Mike Meets Fluffy ” : Creepshow
09. “ Banjo Travelin’ ” : Friday the 13th
10. “ Mrs. V Watches ” : Friday the 13th
11. Venom : Countess Bathory
12. “ Main Title ” : Chopping Mall
13. “ Alice Runs To The Cabin ” : Friday the 13th
14. “ It’s Halloween, Not Hanukkah – Main Titles ” : Trick ‘r Treat
15. T.S.O.L. : Dance With Me
16. Roky Erickson : Night Of The Vampire
17. “ The Boat on the Water – Closing Theme ” : Friday the 13th

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|October 20, 2014 | Found Sounds

Just because it’s what you need to hear right now.

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Cecil Barfield : I Told You Not To Do That

Cecil Barfield : I Told You Not To Do That 

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Dueling Mosques

|October 9, 2014 | Europe, Found Sounds, Travels, You Are There

Istanbul, Turkey : new and old, a big, modern city, but still very much the showplace, glittering jewel, of the Ottoman Empire. Famously, the bridge between east and west – half of the city is in Europe, half in Asia.

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In travel writing ( I read a lot of it, although I’m making an effort to live vicariously through books and blogs less and actually, uh, travel more ), a common theme is spontaneity – ” leave your return date open ” ” don’t book hotels ahead of time ” ” throw out your guide book and just walk the streets ” ( the core message often being something like ” don’t be a tourist, be a traveler, and seek the authentic “ – whatever THAT means ).

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While I have a more extemporaneous travel style than a lot of people, I call bullshit, especially when it comes to research. Why would you not want to know as much as possible about the place you’re going to visit? Which leads me to the giant rookie mistake I made with Turkey – I went to a country in which 99% of the population identifies as Muslim during July, the month of Ramadan, the most important holiday in Islam.  Totally clueless, me.Thinner

Most of the important tourist stuff was open ( believe me, you want to see these amazing places, like this ), but the Hammams, Turkish baths, were closed, as well as a lot of the cooler restaurants, museums, post offices ( yeah, I still send postcards, a lot ). Add huge crowds to that – something I fully expected, traveling to a major tourist destination in the summertime, but couldn’t help getting a little bummed out by ( not all places were crowded, mind you – when I went to the gigantic and awesome Istanbul Military Museum, I was the only person there ) . Throw in, as well, the weather. One of the reasons I took this trip was to escape the famously unpleasant summer in New Orleans, but here I found myself in a place even hotter than that.Thinner

Which, oh well, just means that I’ll have to go back, at a slightly cooler and less touristed time of year. And I will, I definitely will.Thinner

Oh, so, the purpose of this post : Istanbul contains some of the biggest and most famous mosques in all of Islam, and every neighborhood has at least one as well, and every one of these mosques has a muezzin who sings the adhan, or call to prayer, five times daily. In some smaller Turkish cities and towns I visited, you can hear one muezzin at a time, which becomes routine. In a huge city, though, you’re within earshot of 2 or 3 at the same time, which makes a crazy sound – more than once, I stood in the street, transfixed. Here’s a recording I made in the Sultanahmet district.

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Dueling Mosques, Istanbul

Dueling Mosques, Istanbul

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One evening, I went up to a hotel rooftop garden to get a beer and watch the sun set on the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. ( there’s the uniqueness of Turkey – I don’t think a visit to any other Islamic country would result in a sentence containing the words ‘beer’ and ‘mosque’ ).

Green Soundz : Again

|September 2, 2014 | Found Sounds

This is a re-post, from a couple of years ago. I wanted to hear one of these tunes today, and I played it, and then I got interested in playing some of the other ones. I still like all of these simple, small songs. A lot. Various of these are from friends, past and present, cassette and vinyl.

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01. Rory Gallagher : Follow Me

01. Rory Gallagher : Follow Me

02. 2 Many DJs : No Fun/Push It

02. 2 Many DJs : No Fun/Push It

03. Burning Brides : Arctic Snow

03. Burning Brides : Arctic Snow

04. The Turtles : I’m Chief Kamanawanalea

04. The Turtles : I’m Chief Kamanawanalea

05. 7 Seconds : Racism Sucks

05. 7 Seconds : Racism Sucks

06. Marion Black : Who Knows

06. Marion Black : Who Knows

07. French : Deliver

07. French : Deliver

08. Les McCann : Let’s Gather

08. Les McCann : Let’s Gather

09. The Crumb Brothers : Seat In The Kingdom

09. The Crumb Brothers : Seat In The Kingdom

10. Slant 6 : What Kind Of Monster Are You?

10. Slant 6 : What Kind Of Monster Are You?

11. End Result : Ward

11. End Result : WardThinnerEnd Result Cassette

 

 

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|July 24, 2014 | Europe, Found Sounds, Travels

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Baris Manco : 2023

Baris Manco : 2023

LOW POWER

|July 11, 2014 | Found Sounds, Stream-Its

Here’s a mix I made a while back – I thought about it recently and wondered if it was still posted somewhere, and I looked around and found it. This pulls entirely from my vinyl LP collection, the length and breadth of it; there’s stuff here that made its way to me every conceivable way, from one side of the world to the other, over many years ( Wax Trax! Records in Chicago in the early 80s, a shop in Melbourne, Australia, a swap meet in Florida, the back of a dead man’s closet ). I got really into putting it together, over a couple of late nights.

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Constance 07: J Yuenger – Low Power by Constance on Mixcloud

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01. Intro ( Skidoo )

02. Badfinger : Constitution

03. Hawkwind : Death Trap

04. Nervous Patterns : Pictures On My Wall

05. The Move : The Words Of Aaron

06. The Bollock Brothers : The Bunker

07. Mulatu Astatke / Heliocentrics : Masenqo

08. Nervous Patterns : No Control

09. The Make-Up : What’s The Rumpus?

10. Slade : Raven

11. The Troggs : Our Love Will Still Be There

12. Link Wray : Fire And Brimstone

13. Rich Kids : Lovers And Fools

14. The Saints : Know Your Product

15. Rahsaan Roland Kirk : Island Cry

16. Alice Cooper : Sun Arise

17. The Rubinoos : Rock And Roll Is Dead

 

Weird Kidz

|June 20, 2014 | Found Images, Found Sounds

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End Result : Ward

End Result : Ward

Soundz

|June 19, 2014 | Found Sounds

1980

|June 16, 2014 | Found Images, Found Sounds

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Plasmatics : Butcher Baby

Plasmatics : Butcher Baby

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