Thursday, December 23, 2010

Persephone's Bees Free Download + "Santa Baby"

Wow! What a great Christmas cover. "Santa Baby" never sounded so good. Nice job Persephone's Bees.

"I Like You" is the second song from Perephone's Bees new album which is available at iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.

You can download a free live version of the song from their website

Edwyn Collins To Release New Album

Edwyn Collins will release his 7th solo album Losing Sleep March 22nd.

Edwyn Collins - Do It Again (feat. Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy)

You may remember him from his breakthrough hit "A Girl Like You"

or possibly the band Orange Juice?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Doors Respond To Florida's Pardon Of Jim Morrison

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22, 2010 — In the wake of Florida’s decision to issue a pardon to Jim Morrison of the Doors more than 40 years after his alleged obscene acts on a Miami stage, his bandmates Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger issued this statement:

In 1969 the Doors played an infamous concert in Miami, Florida. Accounts vary as to what actually happened on stage that night.

Whatever took place that night ended with The Doors sharing beers and laughter in the dressing room with the Miami police, who acted as security at the venue that evening. No arrests were made. The next day we flew off to Jamaica for a few days’ vacation before our planned 20-city tour of America.

That tour never materialized. Four days later, warrants were issued in Miami for the arrest of Morrison on trumped-up charges of indecency, public obscenity, and general rock-and-roll revelry. Every city The Doors were booked into canceled their engagement.

A circus of fire-and-brimstone “decency” rallies, grand jury investigations and apocalyptic editorials followed – not to mention allegations ranging from the unsubstantiated (he exposed himself) to the fantastic (the Doors were “inciting a riot” but also “hypnotizing” the crowd).

In August, Jim Morrison went on trial in Miami. He was acquitted on all but two misdemeanor charges and sentenced to six months’ hard labor in Raiford Penitentiary. He was appealing this conviction when he died in Paris on July 3, 1971. Four decades after the fact, with Jim an icon for multiple generations – and those who railed against him now a laughingstock – Florida has seen fit to issue a pardon.

We don't feel Jim needs to be pardoned for anything.

His performance in Miami that night was certainly provocative, and entirely in the insurrectionary spirit of The Doors' music and message. The charges against him were largely an opportunity for grandstanding by ambitious politicians – not to mention an affront to free speech and a massive waste of time and taxpayer dollars. As Ann Woolner of the Albany Times-Union wrote recently, “Morrison's case bore all the signs of a political prosecution, a rebuke from the cultural right to punish a symbol of Dionysian rebellion.”

If the State of Florida and the City of Miami want to make amends for the travesty of Jim Morrison's arrest and prosecution forty years after the fact, an apology would be more appropriate – and expunging the whole sorry matter from the record. And how about a promise to stop letting culture-war hysteria trump our First Amendment rights? Freedom of Speech must be held sacred, especially in these reactionary times.

The Doors
The Morrison Family

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Frank Zappa - Thanks For the Music

The Frank Zappa Aaafnraaaa Birthday Bundle from itunes:

Name Artist Time Price
Willie The Pimp DMC, Talib Kweli, MMM & Ahmet Zappa (Prod. Jared Lee Gosselin) 3:57
Bobby Brown Goes Down Ahmet Zappa (Prod. Jared Lee Gosselin) 3:07
Treacherous Cretins Frank Zappa 8:19
The Deathless Horsie Dweezil Zappa 6:16
City Of Tiny Lites Frank Zappa 6:56
Your Mouth Macy Gray (Prod. Jared Lee Gosselin) 3:42
My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama Frank Zappa 3:34
Jumbo Go Away Frank Zappa 5:07
Peaches En Regalia Dweezil Zappa 3:15
Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance Holland Greco 1:56
The Torture Never Stops Chloe & Robert Trujillo 10:16
Stairway To Heaven Frank Zappa 10:10

Buy it here.

As a kid I sat alone and listened to Apostrophe on headphones over and over. That probably explains a lot.....

Monday, December 20, 2010

Roy Orbison's "Pretty Paper"

Roy Orbison's "Pretty Paper" MP3 as a Merry Christmas from the Orbison family and Roy's estate.

Portlandia - Dream of the 90s Ft Fred Armisen

In honor of losing another friend to Portland....

The Priests feat. Shane MacGowan - Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth

"Silent Night" Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Lisa Hannigan

Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Lisa Hannigan perform "Silent Night"

Christmas Was Better in th '80s

According to The Futureheads anyway....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Crystal Castles ft Robert Smith

I LOVE it!

Christmas With Fujiya & Miyagi

Fujiya & Miyagi's Ventriloquizzing will be available January 25th 2011 via Yep Roc.

Little Cracker W/ Julian Barratt (Mighty Boosh)

The Velvet Mouse - Dig 'em!

Paying tribute to '70s cartoons. Keeping the innocence in me alive - The Velvet Mouse. Thanks guys!

New Music From The Always Groovy Garbo's Daughter

From the upcoming 7" Spin and Melt coming very soon on SURFIN' KI RECORDS!