Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bone Daddy

Boney M - "Daddy Cool"

Another Night to Cry

Lonnie Johnson - "Another Night to Cry" 1963

This Video Gives Me A Boner

Kylie Minogue - "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"

animated by Joel Trussel

Jason Forrest - "War Photographer"

Soul Train Killer pt3

Brighter Side of Darkness - "Love Jones"

Soul Train Killer pt2

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - "If You Don't Know Me By Now"

I Love Kim

The Pixies - "Gigantic" (1988)

Gonks Go Beat

"Drum Battle featuring Ginger Baker, Bobby Graham, Alan Grindley, John Kearns, Bobby Richards, Ronnie Verrell, Andy White, Ronnie Stephenson and Arthur Mullard.
The late Bobby Graham was a top English session man. He played on thousands of records including early Kinks and Pretty Things hits. The late Ronnie Verrell was the drummer for Animal in the Muppets.
The late Ronnie Stephenson played with many top jazz stars and also did many pop sessions.
Andy White is best known for playing on the Beatles first single 'Love Me Do'."

Monday, November 16, 2009

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
-George Eliot

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Midnight Special 1978

"The Midnight Special TV Show was hosted by Ted Nugent. Ted the Cat was introducing talkin´ with Steven Tyler from Aerosmith about the "new band" AC/DC who did support Aerosmith on their latest Tour. The Band down under did this 1978 gig with a cool Sin CIty Live performance and a few weeks later AC/DC did no more supporting tours for other bands, they were supported from this time on."

Suck It Beyonce

Pomplamoose - "Single Ladies"


La Bionda - "I wanna be your lover"

Monday, October 5, 2009

Keith Carlock

Steely Dan's current touring drummer get's some during "Josie".

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cosmic Auto-Tune

Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Cosmos Remixed)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Scorpions - "Still Loving You"
World Wide Live, 1985

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Yo, Yo, Yo...

Andy Milonakis - "Pussy Pussy Marijuana"

Soul Train Killer pt1

Ben E. King - "Supernatural Thing"

Fighting the Nation pt2

The Clash - "Police and Thieves"

Fighting the Nation pt1

Junior Murvin - "Police And Thieves"

Next on Upbeat...

Funkadelic - 'I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody's Got A Thing'

"Funk is fun. And it's also a state of mind, ... But it's all the ramifications
of that state of mind. Once you've done the best you can, funk it!"
-George Clinton


Leo Kottke - Medley: Part Two/June Bug/Train And The Gate

Willze illzare plizzayin' dizzouble dizzutch!

Frankie Smith - "Double Dutch Bus"


Dean Martin - "Blue Moon"

Let's Roll

The Cars - "Good Times Roll" - Live 1978

Croaking Heads

Kermit the Frog - 'Once In A Lifetime'

Dream Warriors

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wicky Wacky Woo

Red and Struggs - "Nagasaki"

King Killer

Johnny Cash vs Elvis

Detention Beats

Lyric - "Let the Beat Ride"

Sgt. Larvelle Jones On The Mic

Michael Winslow as Jimi Hendrix

Saturday, August 22, 2009

2001: A Floyd Odyssey

Two great tastes that taste great together.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


The Beach Boys - "Sloop John B" a capella
Pet Sounds - a capella

R.I.P. Les

Les Paul & Mary Ford - "Alabamy Bound /Darktown Strutters Ball"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Essence of the Trance Dance Experience

Goa Gil from the movie "Last Hippie Standing"

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I Met the Walrus

The Nairobi Trio

Robert Maxwell - "Solfeggio"

Lawrence Welk's Ragtime Piano Gal

Jo Ann Castle - "Sheik of Araby"

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put A Spell On You"

Videos by Pogo

Rainbow In The Dark

Ludwig Von Drake - "The Spectrum Song"

Eefin' & Hambone

Jimmie Riddle and Jackie Phelps

Headbanging While Making Fire

"Algonquin park... the music is coming from a headset close to us but the camera
hasnt picked it up.
for natural perservation of the vid we didnt edit it to put the song on it, but for ppl
interested it was "Decade of Therion" from Behemoth."

Wooten Slap Battle

Victor Wooten vs Regi Wooten

100% Evil


Johnny Cash - "Thunderball"


Buddy Guy - "Let me love You", 1967

Bmore Banger

DJ Blaqstarr & Rye Rye - "Shake It To The Ground"

Tall and Tan and Young and Lovely

Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto - "The Girl From Ipanema"


Chaka Khan - "Funk Drum Groove"

Eddie Hazel vs Michael Hampton

George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars - "Maggot Brain"
Maryland 1983

I'm a magic man!

Heart - "Magic Man", 1976


Oleg Sharov - "The Flight of the Bumble Bee"
Leningrad 1972


The Beach Boys with Annette Funicello - "The Monkey's Uncle"

Oh Yeah, Crank That Organ!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vibrate like a Nokia

Major Lazer - "Hold the Line"

Friday, June 5, 2009

Roadside Prophet

David Carradine, R.I.P.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Can't Be Satisfied

Karen Dalton - "It Hurts Me Too", NYC 1969

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

4 Little Girls

John Coltrane - "Alabama"

“On the Sunday morning of 15 September 1963 a dozen sticks of dynamite
were planted by white racists in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church
in Birmingham, Alabama. At 10.45am the bomb went off, killing four young
black girls aged between 11 and 14.”

“Coltrane wrote the song ‘Alabama’ in response to the bombing. He patterned
his saxophone playing on Martin Luther King’s funeral speech. Midway through
the song, mirroring the point where King transforms his mourning into a
statement of renewed determination for the struggle against racism,
Elvin Jones’s drumming rises from a whisper to a pounding rage. He wanted
this crescendo to signify the rising of the civil rights movement.”


Sleep - "Dragonaut"

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Bridge Wars

Boogie Down Productions - "The Bridge is Over"

No Pop, No Style

Althea & Donna - "Uptown Top Ranking"

Professor Bongos

Richard Feynman was the coolest.


2009 Sasquatch! Music Festival


Steve Martin with Lubbock Lou and His Jughuggers - "Dueling Banjos"

Big Piano

Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Yeah Brother

Hypno Space Jam

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Billy Preston (channeling J.S. Bach and Ray Charles)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dunlop on Drums

Monk drummer Frankie Dunlop’s drum solo

Satan Watches All Of Us

Slayer - "Die by the Sword" 1985


Leo Kottke - "Vaseline Machine Gun"

Christian Marclay's Video Quartet - Excerpt

Dead Ant, Dead Ant

Henry Mancini with the Terry Gibbs Band - "Pink Panther Theme"

The soloists are Plas Johnson on sax, Gus Bivona on flute, and Frank Capp on Drums.


Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 - "Ye-Me-Le"

The brunette with the pipes is Chicago native Lani Hall (she learned Mendes' Portuguese material phonetically), who later became Herb Alpert's wife.

Fuck You

Fear - "I Don't Care About You"

Let's Have Fun!

Leoncie - "Man! Let's Have Fun"

Parasite Eyes

KISS - "Parasite"
Cobo Hall, Detroit, 1976


Amy Winehouse - "Rehab"

Rap Chop

remix by Dj Steve Porter


Gabriel (with daughter Melanie) - Games without Frontiers

Videos by Lindsay Scoggins

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

R.I.P. Bea

Bea Arthur and Rock Hudson - "Sniff, Swig, Puff"

Monday, April 27, 2009

Groovy Wieners

Gary and The Hornets

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dr. Who

"The original 1963 recording of the Doctor Who theme music is widely regarded as a significant and innovative piece of electronic music, recorded well before the availability of commercial synthesizers. Delia Derbyshire of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop used musique concrète techniques to realize a score written by composer Ron Grainer. Each and every note was individually created by cutting, splicing, speeding up and slowing down segments of analogue tape containing recordings of a single plucked string, white noise, and the simple harmonic waveforms of test-tone oscillators which were used for calibrating equipment and rooms, not creating music. The swooping melody and pulsating bass rhythm was created by manually adjusting the pitch of oscillator banks to a carefully-timed pattern. The rhythmic hissing sounds, "bubbles" and "clouds", were created by cutting tape recordings of filtered white noise.

Once each sound had been created, it was modified. Some sounds were created at all the required pitches direct from the oscillators, others had to be repitched later by adjusting the tape playback speed and re-recording the sound onto another tape player. This process continued until every sound was available at all the required pitches. To create dynamics, the notes were re-recorded at slightly different levels.

Each individual note was then trimmed to length by cutting the tape, and stuck together in the right order. This was done for each "line" in the music - the main plucked bass, the bass slides (an organ-like tone emphasising the grace notes), the hisses, the swoops, the melody, a second melody line (a high organ-like tone used for emphasis), and the bubbles and clouds. Most of these individual bits of tape making up lines of music, complete with edits every inch, still survive.

This done, the music had to be "mixed". There were no multitrack tape machines, so rudimentary multitrack techniques were invented: each length of tape was placed on a separate tape machine and all the machines were started simultaneously and the outputs mixed together. If the machines didn't stay in sync, they started again, maybe cutting tapes slightly here and there to help. In fact, a number of "submixes" were made to ease the process - a combined bass track, combined melody track, bubble track, and hisses. Eventually, the piece was finished.

Grainer was amazed at the resulting piece of music and when he heard it, famously asked, "Did I write that?". Derbyshire modestly replied "Most of it". Unfortunately, the BBC — who wanted to keep members of the Workshop anonymous — prevented Grainer from getting Derbyshire a co-composer credit and a share of the royalties."

from wikipedia


Cooking by the Book (lil' Bigger Mix)

Cooking by the Book (lil' Bigger Mix)
Lazy Town feat. Lil Jon
Mixed by Mastgrr

Book Cooks

Booker Ervin - tenor sax
Nathan Davis - flute
Jimmy Woode - bass
Edger Bateman - drums
Pony Poindexter - alto sax
Kenny Drew - piano
Ted Curson - trumpet


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Killer Kora

Toumani Diabate - "Cantelowes"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Cool Ruler

Gregory Isaacs - "Night Nurse"
Live at Reggae Sunsplash, 1983


Lionel Hampton - "Flying Home" (1957)

Robo Lover

Dee D. Jackson - "Automatic Lover"


Letta Mbulu - "Carry On"

Benny Hill Likes

Kiki Dee -"You Made Me So Very Happy"

Fuckin' Slayer!

A collection of every time Slayer has said "Satan" and "Hell" in their self-written studio albums (does not include covers). "Satan" and "Hell" are said 88 times, not including the times they are repeated, such as in choruses or verses.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

i will always love you (edit)

by the awesome Ray Fenwick

Uses cuts from Youtube users Elora, j00ntje and missbeccymay singing "I Will Always
Love You" as performed by Whitney Houston.

Darth Blues

DJ Sara and DJ Ryusei

Phil Harmonics

The Phil Harmonics performing Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse"

check out Larry Adler killing it on the mouth organ

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Good Vibrations

When somebody plays music, you listen. You just follow those sounds, and eventually you understand the music. The point can't be explained in words because music is not words, but after listening for a while, you understand the point of it, and that point is the music itself.

In exactly the same way, you can listen to all experiences, because all experiences of any kind are vibrations coming at you. As a matter of fact, you are these vibrations, and if you really feel what is happening, the awareness you have of you and of everything else is all the same. It's a sound, a vibration, all kinds of vibrations on different bands of the spectrum. Sight vibrations, emotion vibrations, touch vibrations, sound vibrations -- all these things come together and are woven, all the senses are woven, and you are a pattern in the weaving, and that pattern is the picture of what you now feel. This is always going on, whether you pay attention to it or not.
-Alan Watts

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Monica Oh My Darling!

R.D. Burman and Asha Bhosle - "Piya Tu Ab To Aaja"

Helen has all the right moves.

That basketball was like a basketball to me

"Cheech and Chong - "Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces"

Cheech Marin - Tyrone Shoelaces (voice)
Darlene Love - Cheerleader (voice)
Michelle Phillips - Cheerleader (voice)
Ronnie Spector - Cheerleader (voice)
George Harrison - lead guitar
Klaus Voormann - bass
Jim Karsten - drums
Jim Keltner - percussion
Carole King - electric piano
Nicky Hopkins - piano
Tom Scott - saxophone
Billy Preston - organ

Friday, April 10, 2009

I'm The Best Mang

Eli Porter freestyle battle

full battle video...
Iron Mic: Eli Porter vs. Envy

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Guitar Boogie

Freddie King - "Guitar Boogie", Sweden, 1973

Kiss Your Face!

Groove Merchant

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis - "The Groove Merchant"

Rufus "Speedy" Jones

Count Basie Band 1965

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ed Shaughnessy vs. Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich vs Jerry Lewis


Bob Dorough - "Three is a Magic Number"

Neil Peart Sucks

キャンディーズ - 暑中お見舞い申し上げます

Candies - "Syochūomimaimoushiagemasu" (Midsummer Greetings)

Ran Ito, Yoshiko Tanaka and Miki Fujimura

Novato Art, Wine, & Music Festival

AC/DShe - "Whole Lotta Rosie"

Hey, Christmas Tree!

Dynamo (Erland van Lidth) - "Vedro mentr'io sospiro"
from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro


Wencke Myhre - "Er Hat Ein Knallrotes Gummiboot"

The Prince of Soul

Marvin Gaye - "I Want You" - Ostend, Belgium 1981

more footage of the rehearsal

voice - marvin gaye
guitar - gordon banks
bass - deon estus
drums - doni hagan
keyboards - william bryant

Jingle It, Baby

Joey Heatherton - "Serta Sleeper"

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Return of the Thin White Duke

David Bowie - "Station to Station" (feat. Adrian Belew shredding on guitar), live in Tokyo, 1978.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Loop It

Theresa Andersson - "Birds Fly Away"

Monday, March 23, 2009

I'll be coming home soon...

Ernie (Jim Henson) - "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dr. Rockit

Herbie Hancock - "Chameleon" 1975

Monday, March 2, 2009

Live & Dangerous

Thin Lizzy - "Emerald" - Philadelphia, 1977

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Radiohead vs. Dave Bruebeck

Radiohead - "15 Step" + Dave Bruebeck - "Take 5"
Mashup by Overdub

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fiery Funk

Budos Band - "Volcano Song"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Led Zeppelin - "Dazed & Confused"
Denmark, 1969

Happy Fat Tuesday!

"Big Chief" - Dr.John, Professor Longhair, Earl King & The Meters

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Everybody Skank!

How to Skank by Tony Verity with Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
Club Sombrero, Jamaica 1964

Toots & The Maytals - "Treat Me Bad" and
"She Will Never Let You Down"
Club Sombrero, Jamaica 1962

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Belleville Rendezvous

"The Triplets of Belleville", 2003


Cindy & Bert - "Der Hund von Baskerville"

Neil Young vs. Devo

Neil Young & Devo

Neil Young & Devo - "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)"
from Young's movie "Human Highway" (which is truly awful, but worth watching once maybe, if you're good and high), 1982

Thursday, February 12, 2009

" isn't a noise, it's my language."

Miriam Makeba - "Kilimanjaro"
Bern's Salonger
Stockholm, Sweden 1966

Makeba breaks down the Xhosa language in this rad 1979
version of The Click Song.

Friday, February 6, 2009

King Jammy at the Controls

King Jammy vs Johnny Clarke - "None Shall Escape The Judgement"
Johnny Clarke live in the studio, full version.

King Jammy vs Junior Reid - "Jailhouse Rock"

"None Shall Escape the Judgement" Dubwise!
That's Bunny Lee giving advice and then busting some slick moves.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Lux Interior, R.I.P.

The Cramps - "Can Your Pussy do the Dog?"
Amsterdam, Holland - 1990

The Cramps - Napa Mental Hospital - 6.13.78

The Cramps - "Garbage Man", 1980

Ain't Got No...

Nina Simone - Harlem, 1969

Monday, February 2, 2009

Then Comes Dudley

The Jesus Lizard - "Then Comes Dudley"
DC Space, Washington, DC - 4.29.91

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Dudley Moore - "Beethoven Sonata Parody"

Shammi Kapoor

"Dekho Ab To Kisiko Nahin Hai Khabar (Tumse Hai Dil Ko)"
Lyrics by Shailendra
Music by Shankarsinh Raghuwanshi and
Jaikishan Dayabhai Pankal (as Shankar-Jaikishan)
Sung by Asha Bhosle and S. Balbir and Shiv Dayal Batish and Mohammad Rafi

Friday, January 23, 2009


Easybeats - "Sorry" 1966

George Young, the rhythm guitar player, is the older brother of Angus and Malcom Young and produced the first six AC/DC records.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Spice It Up, Sara

13 year old Sara plays "YYZ" by Rush

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Spice It Up, Gwon

The drummer is Gwon Sun-geun who used to play for the band Add 4 in the 1960s together with the Korean rock legend Shin Joonghyun. He has since emigrated to Canada, this particular clip is from the outtakes of recordings made for a Korean-themed program shown by a Toronto TV station in 1990. Gwon said in an interview that as there was no bass, the song sounded weak and boring, so he decided to spice it up.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Linus vs. Beethoven

From "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", 1969

Patrick McGoohan, R.I.P.

Iron Maiden - "The Prisoner"
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Tour, 1986/87

The Prisoner totally ruled.

Corte Madera Represent!

Pomplamoose - "Pas Encore"

Feeling their version of My Favorite Things, too.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Life and Music

I've been listening to a lot of Alan Watts lectures lately.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ron Asheton, R.I.P.

The Stooges - Live in Cincinnati, 1970

Monday, January 5, 2009

Hoy Hoy M'Loy Cantar

Collins Kids - "Hoy Hoy"

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Universal Vibration

David Icke is a complete nut, but I like the poetry of this particular conceit.

Mad Max vs Motörhead