Thursday, February 28, 2013

Grateful Dead: Celebration TV (1970)

This special program titled "Celebration" was recorded on 8.30.70 in San Francisco for KQED-TV. Quickie broadcast with six songs: Easy Wind, Candyman, Casey Jones, Brokedown Palace, and Uncle John's Band. Pig Pen is in rare form and Jerry looks pretty wook'd out.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MIX: Steve McQueen, Bitch!

Another BITCH! mix. This time it's Steve McQueen, Bitch! This is a blend of punk, soul, southern rock, French Pop, and hip-hop.
TRACKLISTING - Steve McQueen, Bitch!
01 - The Temptations - Law of the Land
02 - Edwin Starr - Cloud Nine
03 - Gladys Knight & the Pips - Friendship Train
04 - Larry Williams & Johnny ”Guitar” Watson - Too Late
05 - Eddie Spencer - If This Is Love (I’d Rather Be Lonely)
06 - Movie Radio Spot - Black Jack
07 - Ghostface Killah - Daytona 500 [ft. Raekwon and Cappadonna]
08 - Camp Lo - Luchini
09 - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - I Got a Love
10 - Movie Radio Spot - Females for Hire
11 - Stereo Total - Aua
12 - Ramones - The KKK Took My Baby Away
13 - Misfits - Last Caress
14 - The Cramps - What’s Inside a Girl
15 - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Talk About the Blues
16 - Movie Radio Spot - The Schoolgirls
17 - Delphine - La Fermeture Eclair (In the Past)
18 - Les Gam’s - Il a le Truc
19 - Christie Laume - Rouge Rouge
20 - Chantal Goya - C’est Bien Bernard
21 - Jacqueline Taieb - 7 Heures du Matin
22 - Movie Radio Spot - The Italian Stallion
23 - Joe South - Hush
24 - Bobbie Gentry - Mississippi Delta
25 - Holly Golightly - I Can’t Stand It
26 - Mick Harvey - Out of Time Man
27 - Brenda Lee - Here Comes That Feeling
28 - Brenton Wood - The Oogum Boogum Song
29 - Lalo Schifrin - Bullitt [Main Title]

(Download link is under the Captcha sign)
Created by: StayGlued
Inspiration: 60s Explotation

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Alien Abduction Dubstep

This peculiar and disturbing video might freak you out when you learn about its origins. I stumbled across it doing some research for Tao of Fear. At first glance this appears like a "music video" but with random dubstep as a soundtrack to creepy animations of alien-related images. What you do not know is that those animations were created from actual interviews conducted with children who claimed to have been abducted by aliens and aboard UFOs. Some of the images were actually draw by the alleged abductees.

If you don't like dubstep, then mute the sound and watch the video...

Friday, February 22, 2013

Today in Phishistory: 2/22/03 Oxy Tube 2.0

Man, ten years ago today. Never miss a Cincy show! Faded-funk at its finest. I have an itch for those long-ass Oxy-funk-orgy-jams in 2.0. This delicious version of Tube that kicked off set 2, clocks in around 11 minutes, or twice as long as the modern-day, ripchord Tube.

Download 2/20/03 Cincy via This show features an epic wild rumpus during a 26-min Gin.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fish's Drum Kit, Part 2

Happy birthday, Fish. In honor of our favorite drummer, check out his thoughts on Keith Moon.

Here's Fish showing off his rig (Part 2)..

And here's Part 1...

Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke - PBS Special

This special for PBS "Mountain Stage" was recorded in Charleston, WV on 12-8-02.
Leo & Mike Setlist: Disco, Living In The Country, -- Mini-Interview --, Collins Missile, From Pizza Towers to Defeat, William Powell, Rings

Courtesy of BurningShoreProphet.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday Morning Key Bumps: Mongo Santamaria

The legendary Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaria will help get your ass in gear on this dreary Monday morning.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

MIX: Chuck Norris, Bitch!

Don't judge a mix by its cover art, but how could I pass up Chuck Fucking Norris? I stumbled upon a pretty funky mix aptly named Chuck Norris, Bitch!, which is a delicious blend of Motown, Punk, French Pop, Surf Guitar, Soul, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Pop, and of course down and dirty Funk.

01 - Honey Cone - Somebody Is Always Messing Up a Good Thing [ft. Sharon Cash]
02 - First Choice - Armed and Extremely Dangerous
03 - Shirley Ellis - Soul Time
04 - Luther Ingram - If It’s All The Same to You Babe
05 - Chuck Wood - Seven Days Too Long
06 - Movie Radio Spot - Shaft
07 - Young MC - Know How
08 - Eric B & Rakim - Know the Ledge
09 - Main Source - Fakin’ the Funk [Remix, ft. Neek the Exotic]
10 - Das EFX - Jussumen [Pete Rock Remix]
11 - Movie Radio Spot - Teenage Tramp
12 - Sylvie Vartan - Donne-Moi Ton Amour
13 - Charlotte Leslie - Les Filles C’est Fait…
14 - Annie Philippe - Pour la Gloire
15 - Marie Laforêt - Marie-Douceur, Marie-Colère
16 - Movie Radio Spot - Tenement Game of Survival
17 - Misfits - Bullet
18 - The Cramps - Bikini Girls With Machine Guns
19 - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Bellbottoms
20 - The Dirtbombs - Chains of Love
21 - The Attack - Any More Than I Do
22 - The Milkshakes - Run Chicken
23 - Thee Oh Sees - Tidal Wave
24 - Y Niwl - Undegpedwar
25 - Del Shannon - Mind Over Matter
26 - Timebox - Walking Through the Streets of My Mind
28 - Roy Junior - Victim of Circumstances
29 - Mandingo - Black Rite

(* download link underneath captcha)

Mix Title: Chuck Norris, Bitch!
Created by: StayGlued
Inspiration: Grindhouse/Exploitation

If you like any of these artists, then please support them by buying their music or if possible, go see them perform live. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Beatles Ukulele Project

Hipsters cannot contain themselves over the project of all projects... The Beatles Complete on Ukelele. Yes, it's a compilation of every Beatles song but covered by someone playing an ukelele. They even group them by albums too.

And here's Jake Shimabukuro jamming out While My Guitar Gently Weeps in Central Park...

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Page Slays Traffic and Lennon

Page slays covers. It's what he does. Here are two occurrences during 2010 summer tour...

This first video is a cover of Traffic's Light Up Or Leave Me Alone from 7/1/10 Raleigh, NC. Trey seizes control of the dragon during the last 90 seconds of the jam...

This second video is from Blossom on 6/12/10. That cover of John Lennon's Instant Karma was the first time ever Phish performed it. Although Page covered Lenon's song with his side projects, but this is the first full-blown Phish version. It's short but tight and Trey looks like he's having way much more fun than Page.

Thanks to RunMe69 for uploading this vids.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Happy Birthday, Bob Marley

Bob Nesta Marley would have been 68 today.

Here's his infamous show at the Santa Barbara Bowl in 1979:

And here's a Bob Marley documentary:

Monday, February 04, 2013

Monday Morning Key Bumps: Shakedown Street and the Motet

The Motet covered Shakedown Street for their "Funk Is Dead" project. If this doesn't wake you up this morning, well, then you might need more coffee. Or cocaine. Or both. Tequila might help too.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Pixies Acoustic Session

The Pixies give me flashbacks about being in college and trying to pick up sorority girls by putting Pixies songs on mix tapes.

This video shows intimate clips from The Pixies during different rehearsal sessions for their reunion at the 2005 Newport Folk Festival. They were going to do the gig all acoustic, something they had never done before. So not only did they have re-learn all their old songs, but they also had to learn them on acoustic instruments.

Thanks to the gang at Open Culture for pointing out this view.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Trey Anastasio Band 1/24/13 (Full Show)

Full show. Thanks to G-Money (@777GMoney) for the heads-up on the video.

Trey Anastasio Band 1/24/13 Port Chester, NY

Set 1: Drifting, Last Tube, Greyhound Rising, Night Speaks to a Woman, Mozambique, Wherever You Find It, Words to Wanda, Burlap Sack & Pumps, Spin, Scabbard, Ice and Snow, Traveler

Set 2: Curlew's Call, Jibboo, Small Axe, Valentine, Plasma, Shine, The Way I Feel, Mr. Completely, Ether Sunday, First Tube

Encore: Black Dog

And here's a full video of Trey Band 1/23/13.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Jerry Garcia's Acid Freak Out When He Thought the Mafia Was Trying to Kill Him

This is one of my favorite interviews with Jerry Garcia. It occurred in 1994, when he was pretty strung out and totally jaded 25 years after Woodstock/Altamont. In this 45-minute interview, Jerry had a few great stories to tell about Neal Cassady (starting around the 12 minute mark) and his infamous acid freak out (39 minute mark).

Interview Highlights:

0:25 Jerry already gets irked with a question about his earliest musical influences. "Do you really want to hear that?"

0:50 Jerry warms up and opens up about his love of country music came from his Grandma who liked to listen to the Grand Ole Opry.

2:10 Jerry explains his passion for the banjo and begins his quest to become an aficionado.

3:00 Jerry says the Warlocks were "not quite a blues band, but sorta like a blues band" based on the style of music the earliest incarnation of the Rolling Stones played at the time.

4:00 Jerry explains how Pig Pen was the "powerhouse" of the Warlocks.

5:30 The band was getting enough working gigs 6 days a week so they could all quit their day jobs, but they started to burn out as a bar band.

6:00 They played one of the earliest acid parties and played for a minute and freaked out.

7:00 The Acid Test gave them freedom to experiment while cooking on "highly experimental chemicals."

9:20 The Acid Tests were "100% fun."

10:00 The acid brought down the walls of "artist chauvinism."

11:50 Jerry on Neal Cassady. "He was sooo singular."

13:30 Jerry tells more Cassady stories about his crazy driving and recklessly speeding on the hills of San Francisco.

15:30 Jerry tells the infamous and hilarious story about Cassady, a broken stop sign, and old ladies walking to church.

19:10 Jerry talks about being different and how Haight-Asbury became a magnet for freaks and weirdos.

25:30 Jerry riffs on subjective reality.

27:15 Jerry relates psychedelic experiences to "dogshit on your shoe" and/or "touched by a wand."

27:45 Jerry explains how when they first started to tour nationally, how it was fun to freak straight people out based on their bizarre appearances.

28:30 The Grateful Dead's earliest shows are like games of chance...  gambling... rolling the dice... you never knew what would happen.

29:30 The Dead always had problems deciding what (songs) to play.

30:00 Jerry makes fun of his songwriting, but explains how its a craft and how Robert Hunter is like 50x better, and that he's a much better collaborator.

32:20 Requests? Don't make them because the band won't do it.

34:30 Jerry talks about why he likes "I Know You Rider."

39:00 Jerry talks about a major acid freak out in which he was backstage at a show and ate some cake laced with 800 hits of acid and he was so spun that he was convinced mafia guys were going to kill him that night, so he went on stage completely terrified and tripping balls and how "I'm going to go out there and play, and they are going to fucking kill me." But Jerry pulled it together and decided to "play for my life... and they let me live."

42:45 Jerry says "rap is not music, it's talking.... it's talking in meter."

43:45 Jerry thinks all new music is derivative.

44:45 Jerry debates technique vs. substance. Reminds me of Trey's "it's all about energy" speech from Bittersweet Motel.