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Monday, November 24, 2008

Podcast Link - Nov 23 2008 - a chilly evening in richmond

Wong Faye (second track of last night's podcast)
above- album cover for "Restless" - one of two albums co-produced by s. raymonde and cocteau twins-

I just checked iTunes and it's listed under a different title-
(Note: this link will open your iTunes store)
Faye Wong "Impulsive" - Get it! it will make you happy!

from wikipedia:

"1996 saw the release of what many would consider her boldest and most artistically coherent effort to date, Fu Zao (浮躁), usually translated as Restless or Impatience. This was her last album with Cinepoly, and Wong felt she could take more artistic risks. The album contains mainly her own compositions, with an aesthetic inspired by the Cocteau Twins, who penned two original songs for the album, "Fracture" (分裂) and "Repressing Happiness" (掃興). As Wong had covered their work in 1994, she had established a remote working relationship with them—even laying down vocals for a special duet version of "Serpentskirt" on the Asian release of the group's 1996 album, Milk And Kisses.
Although the album was Faye's personal favorite, the response from Hong Kong and Taiwan was less than desirable. Many fans who enjoyed her previous three Mandarin albums turned their back on Restless, which they considered to be too alternative and self-absorbed. There were few ballads which were radio-friendly—had Faye taken her experimentations too far? However, hardcore Faye fans, known as Fayenatics,[10] worshipped the album and it became a cult hit. Wong has not released another fully artistic album since. After the release, Faye became the second Chinese artist (after Gong Li)—and the first Chinese singer—to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine."

I found my copy of this brilliant album on cassette in Chinatown NYC during a particulary cold winter of 2000.... but as i mentioned above.. it's on iTunes now, which is great news for fans of "old school" Faye Wong

music to warm you up, or at least give you a little distraction from the shivers on a chilly (freezing!) november evening

Friday, November 21, 2008

Podcast Link - "If Music Could Talk" Nov 19th 2008- guest DJ set by Lightning's Girl

Last week's show featured a special guest DJ set by Lightning's Girl (one of two djs responsible for the wild monthly dance night at Cous Cous known as " Le Garage" - next one is Dec 11)

During this show you will hear some really cool rare French (and international) yeh-yeh, go go, garage, & psych dance beats...

plus, a mini set by Dj Carlito featuring some very interesting Pancham Rahul Dev Burman tracks.

Pour ecouter le podcast, CLIQUEZ ICI

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

If Music Could Talk - Nov 9, 2008 Podcast Link - Psychedelic music from Indonesia part 2!!! re-uploaded

featuring Indonesian hit singers (mostly the Divas.. but a few rockin daddys in there too) from the 60s and 70s like Elly Kasim, Ernie Djohan, Irni Yusnita, Lilis Surjani, Inneke Kusumawati, Emilia Contessa, Koes Bersaudara, and many others

PODCAST LINK-Psychedelic music from Indonesia - Part 2!!

please download this podcast and delete the previously uploaded one from yesterday!
I had to cut out a duplicate song (one that i actually played twice- d'oh!) I also subbed a short bonus track for your enjoyment, added a cut beginning of another, upgraded the sound quality on one song, and cut out the part where i mis-stated President Obama's birthplace...of course he was born in Hawaii, but lived in Jakarta, Indonesia in his early youth (after his parents separated, Barack's mother married a geologist named Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo, and moved with him to Indonesia, where Barack Obama was raised and went to school till age 10 or so) This music was almost certainly "happening" in Indonesia around that same time... (late 60s early 70s)

I've also got MOST of the song titles correct now.. whew.. ok, i admit, i downloaded several of these tracks.. MOST of them are from my personal collection (the actual records) ..some others are thanks to my "friends online".. For the most part, the complete radio show from last Sunday is here.. but basically, cleaned up.

anyway, .. enjoy!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Samba Rico - Brasilian/Boriqueno music at Emilios tonight!

"Every First Thursday
Starting Tomorrow!

November 6th
Free. 10pm - 1am

"Samba Rico"
music from Brazil and Puerto Rico
with Rattan DJ and guests

arrive before 11pm to eat a awesome vegetarian meal.

celebrating Obama and Scorpio birthdays. "

Monday, November 03, 2008

If music Could Talk - Nov 2, 2008 - Special Guest: DJ Trim (Leo) and DJ Carlito's roots, dub, dancehall VOTE mix

Special Guest: DJ Trim (Leo)

and Dj Carlito's roots reggae dancehall mix to make you want to go VOTE tomorrow!!!!!!

PODCAST LINK - If music Could Talk - Nov 2, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

If Music Could Talk - October 26 2008 - Rainbow Arabia in studio and more


Saturday, November 01, 2008

thanks to everyone who came to Bollywood night last month!!

See you on the second Saturday of December!!!!!!!!!

(and every month after that!)

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