Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Monday tunes

Black Bird The Beautiful Girls 3:55 Learn Yourself
King Of New York Fun Lovin' Criminals 3:44 Q Mmmmm
Red Light The Strokes 3:11 First Impressions Of Earth
Feltham Is Singing Out Hard-Fi 4:36 Stars Of CCTV
Wild Flower Soul Sonic Youth 9:04 A Thousand Leaves
She bangs the drums The Stone Roses 3:50 Very Best of
So La Bailterspace 3:31 Capsul
Nothing Much Bidston Moss 2:42 Ep03 Bang
Smokescreen Amusement Parks On Fire 4:11 Amusement Parks On Fire
Supermoves Overseer 4:18 Animatrix
Krack Soulwax 2:32 Any Minute Now
What It Means Barry Adamson 3:59 As Above So Below
Cold Sweat The Grand Wazoo 4:04 At Crossroads of Collingwood and Fitzroy
Special K Placebo 3:52 Black Market Music
What's eating you? Deadstar 3:01 Deadstar
Now Or Ever Again Even 3:30 Free Kicks
Hot Kids Riff Random 4:07 In Space There Is No Sound
Better Then You The Hellacopters 2:44 New Blood Vol 3
The Good Ones The Kills 3:29 No Wow
Metal and Hair Mess Hall 2:35 Notes From A Ceiling

Be Thankful For What You Got William De Vaughan 7:04 Best Of Blaxploitation
Hitch the undowner Rectifiers 4:59 At Crossroads of C'wood and Fitzroy
Let Me See Morcheeba 4:21 Big Calm
Poor Howard Ed Kuepper 4:45 With A Knapsack On My Back
Indecise Coralie Clement 2:35 So Frenchy, So Chic (Disc 2)
When You Get Out Of Hand Bergerac 4:25 Voice Of Translator
Nite And Fog Mercury Rev 3:58 All Is Dream
Swimmers Broken Social Scene 2:55 Broken Social Scene
Alameda Elliott Smith 3:43 Either/Or
Free So Free J. Mascis And The Fog 5:59 Free So Free
Ping Pong Stereolab 3:02 Mars Audiac Quartet
Got No Money theredsunband 2:43 Peapod
Make It Rain Tom Waits 3:39 Real Gone
This Modern Love Bloc Party 4:25 Silent Alarm
history of the Amen breakbeat Nate Harrison 18:08 Internet stuff

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Amen breakbeat, sampling and copyright.

I just came across a really interesting video (pretty well just audio really) about the history of the Amen break. It's a six second drumbeat (a.k.a breakbeat a.k.a break) from the song Amen Brother by The Winstons, recorded in 1969.

This video looks at the way it became almost a standard sample in hiphop tracks through the 80's and 90's (including NWA's Straight out of Compton) and then as sampling got more sophisticated became the foundation for almost all Jungle music and was eventually taken over and used by big business in advertising. Lots of really interesting stuff about copyright as well.

It's about 18 minutes long and I'm thinking that I'll grab the audio and play it on the show next week. Check the video out here

Monday, February 20, 2006

Todays Tunes

So Now You're Paul Simon's Producer 2:18 Full Fathom Five 07 Seven
Got No Money 2:43 theredsunband Peapod
Grace 5:34 King Creosote Dream Brother: The Songs Of Tim & Jeff Buckley
Mornings Eleven 5:34 The Magic Numbers The Magic Numbers
Constant Ships 5:05 Sodastream A Minor Revival
Oh, Madalene 2:44 The Oranges Band All Around
Swimmers 2:55 Broken Social Scene Broken Social Scene
Solar Flare 3:52 Endorphin Embrace
Black Heart 4:48 Calexico Feast Of Wire
Everything Reminds Me of Her 2:37 Elliott Smith Figure 8
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. 3:19 Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Music 3:31 The Beautiful Girls Learn Yourself
Outer Accelerator 5:21 Stereolab Mars Audiac Quartet
Run Baby Run 7:23 Alex Cortiz Mesmerising
It's A Dream 6:32 Neil Young Prairie Wind
This Modern Love 4:25 Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Silver Bird 3:18 Collard Greens And Gravy Silver Bird
Blackjack 4:07 Tortoise Standards

One Eighty Seven Air Emsemble 5:28 The Message
The Television Is Lying Riff Random 3:13 In Space There Is No Sound
Vision Of Division The Strokes 4:20 First Impressions Of Earth
Compute Soulwax 4:45 Any Minute Now
Sunshine 78 Saab 4:49 At Crossroads of Collingwood and Fitzroy
Tell her goodbye Luxedo 5:26 At Crossroads of Collingwood and Fitzroy
Unsafe at any speed The Fauves 3:20 Footage Missing
Ta Douleur Camille 3:07 So Frenchy, So Chic (Disc 1)
La Patte Saian Supa Crew 3:09 So Frenchy, So Chic (Disc 2)
On Top The Killers 4:19 Hot Fuss
Gonna Leave You Queens Of The Stone Age 2:50 Songs For The Deaf
Cyclone Launch Fu Manchu 3:25 In Search Of
The Good Ones The Kills 3:29 No Wow
Disco 1 Mess Hall 3:59 Notes From A Ceiling
Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie Belle & Sebastian 3:10 Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
Escape From H.K Agency Dub Collective 3:50 Rhymes From The Bubble
Comet Wire 3:18 Send
Hard To Beat Hard-Fi 4:13 Stars Of CCTV
Bad Girl The Detroit Cobras 2:28 New Blood Vol 3
Last nite (The Strokes) The Detroit Cobras 2:35 Stop me if you think...
Shake It The Casanovas 2:59 The Casanovas

Friday, February 17, 2006

Tiny workers of the world unite

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Great pics from Russia France of tiny people going about their business. (Link to more)(via Boing Boing)

Monday, February 13, 2006

Songs of love and not-so-much

Call me a sentimental fool or a sucker for the barrage of St V's day media but today's tracks are all around the general theme of love and/or the lack thereof. (Not sure which camp I fall into here :)

We Think You're Dishy B(if)tek 3:53 2020
Hearth Philippa Nihill 4:37 A Little Easy
Into my arms Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 4:16 The boatmans call
Solitary man Johnny Cash 2:25 American III : Solitary Man
Candy Morphine 3:14 Cure For Pain
Road To Nowhere Talking Heads 4:20 Once In A Lifetime (IMPORT)
Don't Dream It's Over Sarah Blasko 4:42 She Will Have Her Way
Fall At Your Feet Clare Bowditch 3:50 She Will Have Her Way
A Thousand Kisses Deep Leonard Cohen 6:29 Ten New Songs
It's Gonna Be (Alright) Ween 3:18 The Mollusk
Rich girl Augie March 4:57 Waltz
Melting Paul Kelly 5:12 Words And Music
Le Chant De l'Helium Marie-Jo Therio 4:53 So Frenchy, So Chic (Disc 1)
Que Bonita Es La Vida Rubin Steiner 3:45 So Frenchy, So Chic (Disc 2)
Peapod theredsunband 3:49 Peapod
Fifteen Baterz 2:05 Out of Hell
She finally gets to travel The Beautiful Few 4:03 Metal for Melbourne...and other stories
(Are You) the One I've Been Waiting For Jimmy Little 4:08 Messenger
Love You Madly Cake 3:57 Comfort Eagle

Hot Rich Girls Dropped In A Grange (Gwen Stefani vs. Snoop Dogg vs. ZZ Top) Torero 4:28 Best of Bootie 2005
Do You Wanna Cuz It's Tricky (Franz Ferdinand vs. Run-DMC vs. The Knack) Thriftshop XL 2:47 Best of Bootie 2005
Badd To Me (Ying Yang Twins vs. The Cure) King of Pants 3:32 Best of Bootie 2005
Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have) The Buzzcocks 2:42 24 Hour Party People
Take You Home The Devastations 3:53 Coal
Alone With You (Orig) Sunny Boys 3:13 Do The Pop - Oz Garage Rock 76-87
Ain't Goin' To Goa Alabama 3 3:55 Exile On Coldharbour Lane
Are you gonna be my girl Jet 3:33 Get Born
white collar boy belle and sebastian 3:20 the life pursuit
Bohemian Like You The Dandy Warhols 3:31 Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Ocean Of You The Blackeyed Susans 3:33 Welcome Stranger
Dirty Jeans Magic Dirt 3:41 What Are Rock Stars Doing Today
No One Knows Queens Of The Stone Age 4:38 Songs For The Deaf
A Can Of Lemonade And A Pastie Rob Clarkson 1:13 Shirts & Skins: Songs 90-96
Hot Kids Riff Random 4:07 In Space There Is No Sound
I Thank You- The Powder Monkeys 3:32 Redball Soundtrack
Hey Little Girl Osterberg 2:36 Osterberg
Is This It The Strokes 2:34 Is This It?
Cool World Custard 3:28 Goodbye Cruel World Bonus Disc
Heavy Heart Supersucker 3:31 Free The West Memphis 3
Sex call Rocket Science 3:05 Eternal holiday
Freak Scene Dinosaur Jr 3:37 Ear-Bleeding Country: Best Of Dinosaur Jr
Can't work you out Dallas Crane 3:05 Dallas Crane

Monday, February 06, 2006

Todays tracks

One Soul Now Cowboy Junkies 4:54
3 Speed Eels 2:45
Hotwax Beck 3:49
Backdrifts Radiohead 5:22
'Tis of thee Ani DiFranco 4:43
New star in the sky Air 5:40
Still need your love Reno 3:28
Greetings in braille The Elected 3:50
Free ride Nick Drake 3:06
Requiem for the Punters Club The Lucksmiths 5:19
Le Monde Thievery Corporation 3:11
Dead Wrong Frausdots 5:00
Fashion Death Trends Frausdots 2:50
Tugboat British Sea Power 6:49
Peace in the valley Alabama 3 5:47
Blowfly Professor Ratbaggy 4:56
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps Cake 2:24

another sunny day 4:04 belle and sebastian the life pursuit
sukie in the graveyard 3:00 belle and sebastian the life pursuit
for the price of a cup of tea 3:19 belle and sebastian the life pursuit
Mornings Eleven 5:34 The Magic Numbers The Magic Numbers
Love Me Like You 4:50 The Magic Numbers The Magic Numbers
YYY/NNN 4:00 Soulwax Any Minute Now
Miserable Girl 3:41 Soulwax Any Minute Now
The Night I Couldn't Stop Crying 4:58 The Devastations Coal
There She Goes, My Beautiful World 5:17 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues
The Mercy Seat 4:35 Johnny Cash American III: Solitary Man
Devil Behind That Bush 3:33 Cramps Big Beat From Badsville
Execution day 4:46 Beasts of Bourbon Black Milk
The Death of an Idiot 2:31 Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski Reads His Poetry
Gold Soundz 2:40 Pavement Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins
A Fond Farewell 3:58 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill
Where Is My Mind? 3:41 Frank Black Francis Frank Black Francis
This Charming Man 2:43 The Smiths Hatful Of Hollow
Perfect Day 3:44 Lou Reed Legendary Lou Reed (Disc 1)
Chinese Rocks 2:53 Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers Mojo: I Love NY Punk
Black shuck 3:22 The Darkness Permission to land