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.