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Thursday, April 30, 2009

More clips of Blonde Redhead at ODU last weekend...

i missed a good show... wow

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Runa Laila video clip from the 60s!!! super rare!

Runa Laila - ( aka Superuna )

a Bangladeshi singer who became a favorite in India and Pakistan during the 60s and 70s and still tours to this day. There is something really special about her voice.. Im especially fond of her collaborations with Bappi Lahiri from the late 70s' early 80s, but also totally entranced by her traditional ghazals...

Here she is seen in her youth (and i must add, looking gorgeous) in what might possibly have been her TV debut (on Pakistani TV) doing a psychadelic pop song with lyrics that include the repeated exclamation "Oh NO!! " ( complete with those totally guroooovy zoom in-zoom out effects from the cameraman.. lol ) c-l-a-s-s-i-c

whoever posted this on youtube-- thanks again - seriously

Funky Kingston compilations - highly recommended

..been playing these on "If Music Could Talk" pretty regularly... surprisingly good versions of these soul classics, some even better than the originals if i dare say that... a perfect mix of reggae and soul for the spring time to get all you luvas and rockas back on the scene and ready for some funky boogie action... Funky Kingston brings you classic Soul inspired Reggae tracks with cover versions of famous songs like Shaft , Mister Big Stuff (here, sung "Sister" Big Stuff) , Ball of Confusion, and lots more funky reggae hot-ness



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

If Music Could Talk - SPRING FUNDRASIER (edited) podcast from April 26 2009


note- this is a shortened program - for musical continuity, alot of the fundraiser "talk" was edited out -- but that doesnt make it any less important.

WRIR is non commerical, non profit, independent radio -- for the people, by the people....

Please help us if you can... and feel proud knowing that you support independent media

The 2009 SPRING FUND DRIVE is happening all week long, April 24th - May 2

please call 804-622-9747 to donate or go to

every little bit helps us continue to fulfil our mission - "to air unrepresented music, news and views to provide a platform for cultural diversity in the community"

thanks !

Monday, April 27, 2009

blonde redhead at odu last saturday -

video clips thanks to a person on youtube who was there... (not me)

Blonde Redhead - Anticipation

Blonde Redhead - 23

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Gallery 5 party tonight !

celebrate the 4 year anniversary of gallery 5 ... it's a benefit tonight, and hear me spin some tunes too!


EDUCATIONAL FILM - GANGS : the consequences of conformity - 1977 - SANTA BARBARA

Gangs - Consequences of conformity - 1977

part 2 here :

Friday, April 24, 2009

Educational film about GANGS from the 1950s - Sanfransisco

(im uploading one from 1977 from 16mm that will follow this... but for now... check this one out daddy-o.. dig...)

(oh, and the soundtrack is pretty cool too..)

video clip of M.I.A. at coachella 2009

( gotta keep changing the video link because the label keeps takin' em down .. luckily lots of people were there and lots of people are uploading these clips..hehe )

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Delhi India 1960 - from 8mm film

i transferred this footage from a reel i purchased online... it's from 1960. Apparently taken by a "government agent" who was stationed in Delhi and Hong Kong. soundtrack was added also.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Blonde Redhead this weekend at ODU? ? ?? who knew???

only ten dollars
wow... too bad i wont be there.. .

ODU Campus Chaos 2009
Sat, Apr 25 Norfolk VA US Old Dominion University

If Music Could Talk - April 19, 2009 Springtime! (and a shout out in Khmer and English from Chhom Nimol of Dengue Fever!)

PODCAST LINK (click to view setlist and download)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Performing this evening in Richmond at Douglas Wilder Middle School

Carnatic Vocal Concert

Vocalist M.S. Sowmya w/ Violin: Shri. R.K. Shriramkumar, & Mridangam: Shri. Neyveli Narayanan

Fri Apr 17 7pm – Fri Apr 17 10pm


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Khmer New Year/Chol Chnam Thmey!!!!!!!!

sinn sisamouth and pan ron

a newer version of the same song

watch a cool classic cambodian movie clip below (part 1 of a series)
Pous troung aun tov (1970s)

Savan Pancha (1960s) - also a series on youtube

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sinn Sisamouth - rare video footage

Sunday, April 12, 2009

PODCAST LINK "If Music Could Talk" -Interview with Senon Williams, bassist of Dengue fever

PODCAST LINK "If Music Could Talk" April 12, 2009- interview with Senon Williams, bassist of LA/Cambodian rock group Dengue Fever. ( 97.3FM Richmond Independent Radio - broadcasting online at )

"catch dengue fever" in Richmond on April 18th at Plaza Bowl with Bio Ritmo, Chicha Libre, Lauren Kendall and Blake Methena...

NEW DVD featuring Dengue Fever's trip to Cambodia directed by John Pirozzi : Sleepwalking through the Mekong

John Pirozzi's work in progress - a documentary on Khmer psychadelic music of the 60s : Don't think I've forgotten

ALSO, for your reference and edification - here is a really well done website about the legendary Khmer artists Sinn Sisamouth, Ros Sereysothea, and Pan Ron who Dengue Fever initially based their sound on. The website contains some very rare pictures of the artists (as well as incredible photos of actual record album covers) and even one rare video clip. check it out!

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter from Amitabh Bachchan and crew - from the classic Hindi film Amar Akbar and Anthony..


Come celebrate the beginning of Spring! at Bollywood Night - April 11, 2009

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Nortec Collective presents: Bostich + Fussible : Brown Bike

u know u love this song -- now trip out to the video!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

If you're in NY, Wunmi is playing at S.O.B.'s this weekend!

Wunmi is back from Paris and ready to rock the night away this weekend at SOB's
Mark it on Your Calendar! or write it on your forehead!! lol

Saturday, April 11th 2009 @ SOB.S
Live Performance WUNMI & her band

204 Varick Street @ W. Houston • 212-243-4940 • > $12 in advance - • $18 at the door • Midnight • 21+

On Saturday, April 11th, MANCHILDBLACK/HYPE LIFE MUSIC & SOB's will bring you a night of soul drenched and spiritually rich grooves provided by the maverick behind Yoruba Soul Records-DJ/producer/remixer, OSUNLADE! If you missed his last visit to Sol Ascension a few months back, this is your chance to hear one of the most acclaimed and in demand spinners on the planet. Check out a clip of Osunlade here.

This incredible night of music will be taken to the next level when internationally renown recording artist WUNMI comes to set the stage ablaze with a live performance! She'll be performing her hit collaborations with Masters at Work, as well as bangers from her debut album A.L.A. Check out Wunmi in action here.

A.L.A 'African Living Abroad'

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

If Music Could Talk - April 5, 2009 - Interview with Alex Minoff of Extra Golden


Extra Golden info and Spring US Tour Dates here

Punjabi Mela 2009 - Landmark Theatre - Richmond VA- video

part 3 - dance competition

part 1 - Giddha

Monday, April 06, 2009

Extra Golden - 2 shows in the area this week and next week

as heard on "If Music Could Talk" last Sunday...

Apr 10 2009 Floristree - Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 14 2009 Comet Pizza - Washington DC

Friday, April 03, 2009

PUNJABI MELA 2009 - Richmond!! this weekend!

check it out!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Rama Superman Indonesia

complete filem (bahasa spelling of film) here

part 1

film info here

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