Thursday, 22 December 2011

APE50 three wheel coffee bar Balham London 31/10/11.

My idea for this isn't just coffee, but a half a dozen collapsible stools with similar table or three, books loads of them all I can cram in the little trailer and music....good music or not...just don't plug your ecans into my little portable sound system....i'm not bothered to make much dough just recoop my expenses really --- as I want to bumble around London doing my little bit of writing and photography out in the back of beyond London!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Bill Moenkhaus

Bill Moenkhaus, originally uploaded by Namey McNamerson.

Once upon a time, during an extra horse, Silo McRunt, age thirteen, tried to count up to his mother. His actions were noticed by his wet neighbor ( a mere bacon fanner by trade ) who had just defeated his breakfast. He rushed to the phone and called Vacant 780-W, which is the number of the Hard Lard Connecting Works. Frantically, he described the situation to Mrs. Razzbushel, author of "The Veto of Hard Lardness," or the "Hard Varnish of Leto." Mrs. Razzbushel had been suffering with bundles for three days, but she poured herself into the hearse and drove at neckbreaking speed to the scene of little McRunt, age thirteen, counting up to his mother.

She sped through the night like a damp sausage. She had a ham in her hand and the blisters on her feet sang like turkey in the twilight. Meanwhile, and unknown to her, an old man sat down in his grave.

( Part I of Silo McRunt by the great Bill Moenkhaus, fellow Bent Eagle and friend of Hoagy Carmichael )

Bill Moenkhaus

Bill Moenkhaus, originally uploaded by Namey McNamerson.

Bill Moenkhaus

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Virgin Prunes

Virgin Prunes, originally uploaded by Ada C2010.

From here they look bereft....

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Friday, 21 October 2011

PETER GUNN THEME 1958 - 1961

Just one of my favourite TV themes ever!

pumpkin carving party.

pumpkin carving party., originally uploaded by Sandra Beijer.

It's that wonderfully ripe and fecund season....pumpkin soup too....

Saturday, 27 August 2011

'Viola Lee Blues' GUS CANNON (1928) Banjo Blues Legend

So iPods loaded, batteries fully charged, Bat cape freshly pressed and proton pills in large stop Cobourg Hosp. Here we come....

Freedom Singers - Everybody Talking + Brentford All Stars - Everybody (v...

Must stop looking at hurricane apps, weather trackers and lastest Air Canada flight info...I'll get to Mum if I have to swim!

Comically Vintage

Comically Vintage

best ironic comic strip humour on the world wide interweb thing!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Does '50s music still matter?

Does '50s music still matter?

Very a child of the 50's I feel this is right...for now at least.

Ronnie Hawkins-Who Do You Love

Just a great song done by of the original wild man of Rock'n'Roll.
Some blokes went on from Ronnie's band to form a small group that had some success --- as The Band!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Real Ritchie Valens - La Bamba

A summertime party at our place isn't complete without a few tunes for the tragically short Ritchie Valens career. If you have any faves send along as I am making a "Summer Songs for the big BBQ" playlist here, cheers now.

FUTURE by Todd Rundgren

I love the clip/movie that goes with Todd Rundgren's very Eno sounding tune. Both are great takes of looking back at our alleged future.

JACK NITZSCHE -"The Lonely Surfer" (1963)

I have no idea why a small-town Ontario kid like me had such a fascination with "surfer" music ...not really the Beach Boys. This movie was one I saw at the little local movie theatre (The Capitol) and I got hooked.

Saturday, 20 August 2011


My Darlin' Nicci loves this thinks she harbours a little crush on Mr. Belafonte -- to think she threw him over for me...sigh...

Toots & The Maytals - Pressure drop

Just spoke with my son, via that giant interweb speaking thing calld Skype, he was getting ready for a huge BBQ in Trawna...he reminded me of how I would play this song while I did the big hog replayin'g for memories. Cheers now..

Friday, 19 August 2011

Blood Sweat & Tears - I Can't Quit Her

The time genre of Rock was popular was very short lived. For a long time it was looked on with as much disdain as Prog Rock had until recently. I saw this band with both Al Kooper and then later with David Clayton Thomas. A Canadian who was with them when they had their biggest hits and someone I met a few times in the old Toronto bar band scene. I love Al Kooper's lyrics here.

Wrecking Ball - Amelia Curran

A terrific song by Amelia Curran, a great singer/songwriter from the Rock aka Newfoundland. It's my Canadiana Song of the Day!

Sam & Dave - When something is wrong with my baby

Sam Moore just one the greatest voices in Soul. Sending this out as my iPoddy Playlist tune of the day.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

John Prine steve goodman Souvenirs

It's been a grand on reminiscing time over at the Port Hope page. some memories are great, some not so, and some bittersweet but glad you have them. This song touches my heart --- the tears are bitter...wistful perhaps.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

I Am Kloot - Northern Skies

This is a gem, a little beautiful song! Was listening to Guy Garvey's show and he played this one again for his listeners. Wish I could skip the adverts though...

Sunday, 14 August 2011

The Sadies - Cut Corners (Official Video)

Back to more current times....The Sadies are on the short list for the Polaris Award.
Great band and much too underrated.


Back to my first love R'n'B/Soul I have in my collection! Danced to it

David Wiffen White Lines (1973 Coast to coast Fever)

Hope you all forgive me this indulgence just one more great tunes by David Wiffen. It harkens back to time, for me, when I was making coast to coast runs with the thumb and then my Norton C!

David Wiffen White Lines (1973 Coast to coast Fever)

This the David Wiffen that I knew in early 70's and thought there would be a great musical future for him. He's just such a great voice and a great interpreter of songs.
Alas, such was not the case, he had a few more releases, retired from the biz for a long time tried again in the late 80's and then gave it up for good. Richard Flohil and I were reminiscing about him just a few months ago in our great Paris meet up. We both sighed over it.

David Wiffen performs More Often Than Not - CJOH

David Wiffen just one of the great Folk voices in Canada who doesn't tour
or do appearences any more! But, again, I was lucky enough to see him live several times in Ottawa.
Kind of Jerry Jeff Walker voice but with more colour.

LAURA NYRO spanish harlem (LIVE!)

The sound quality here isn't the best but oh how I do love Laura Nyro's version
and feel lucky to have seen her do it live -- Sharin' Sunday with y'all !

Mamas And Papas - Spanish Harlem (Original Stereo)

I was in love with Moma Cass's voice and she was such a wild chile kinda gal!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Tony Robbin - "D-53", 2006

A big fan of Tony's work and stuff!

August 13, 2011

August 13, 2011

i love that feeling
over peering off into the very edge of the world
from a place that hasn't felt the touch of mankind
i sigh and think that perhaps the good Earth is expunging us
like a bad infection


Ayup....Kris Delmhorst is one talented singer/songwriter -- Love this one!

Kris Delmhorst covers The Cars' "Magic"

A very good and a very different take on The Cars tune 'Magic'!
Have been busy old the peace and the pieces together here in London this past week or so. Not much time left for a bloggin' fun....bless y'all!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Driving A Ford Motor Car (1937)

I say the way she rolls her R's in radio set too...

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Prepare for ZERO HISTORY by William Gibson

His eye for the eerie in the everyday still lends events an otherworldly sheen.


GoGo Boots galore in this great little bit of Retro Soul from our amigos at Dustaphonics!

Etta James - All I Could do was Cry

I am just such a huge fan of her music....I always will be --- so thank you Miss Etta!

Pavane pour une infante défunte-Ravel Seiji Ozawa Saito Kinen Orchestra

Just one of the most tranquil pieces to start my day off wonder I hit the repeat button on iPoddy twice this a.m.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

159/365 coffee jelly

159/365 coffee jelly, originally uploaded by minato.

....i'm off like a herd of turtles in a cloud of peanut butter for my java fix....ciao

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Amy Winehouse - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Amy Winehouse ~ Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Damnit this makes my old heart good and so broken in her life! Rest in Peace Dear Amy

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Beth Rowley - Almost Persuaded

Knocks me out, she's young but a very soulful and gifted artist!

One Fine Morning-Lighthouse (STEREO)

Some used to call them Canada's version of Chicago --- but they were so much better, in vocals and horn charts in particular. Their drummer Skip I knew from the old days when he was in The Paupers.
I heard/saw them do this live and the tune just hits you and takes you for a such a great musical ride. The popularity of so-called Rock Fusion or Jazz Rock was very short lived but...this is a gem of a tune and lives on.

Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton - If Teardrops Were Pennies.flv

‎...and her's that little bit of Dolly with the ever sparklin' besuited Porter!


T'aint a good Sunday goofin' off unless I trawl through the world wide interweb thing a-lookin' for songs by Tammy and Dolly....

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Cole Porter - You're The Top

I just love Waldrof Salad!!!! And does anybody remember who Mrs Astor was.....

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Baloji - Le jour d'apres/ Siku ya baadaye (Independence cha-cha)

This about as deep in the jungle of Rap that I gits......but he's a good'un!

Monday, 25 July 2011

Jackie Wilson - This Bitter Earth

Another great interpretation of the classic we know I'm such a huge fan of Mr. Wilson's work and for our amigo Tereza Bell-Tzannatou

Irma Thomas - This Bitter Earth

Yes, I know Aretha did this tune first but...last night we went to see Irma and she was soul stirringly awesome! At 70 she was in fine voice and great humor then when leaving the stage after going strong and taking requests from us her audience and fans, she winced dramatically as she made her stage exit. You'd have never known from her performance --- she truly shone as bright as any diamond star and her title Queen of New Orleans Show as never more apt and fitting. Thank you Irma for bring your soul and your heart to us on a very blue Sunday in London town.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

★ Patti Austin ★ Vincent ★ [2011] ★ "Sound Advice" ★

An amazing take on a now classic tune, one of the best of the year (so far) from Ms Austin.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Ringo Starr It Don't Come Easy live

Music down memory lane......I was there...truth! I was working PR for cross country chain of radio stations owned by Merv Griffin at the time!

John Grant - It's Easier (Strongroom Session)

A winner of Mojo's Live Act award and one of the best albums of last year,' Queen of Denmark' that is never off my turntable!

Over the Rhine "The Laugh of Recognition"

Just a super song by some folks who have been getting better each year and over a 20 year history of listening to them...I think this one is the best yet!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Neil Young - Rockin' in the Free World

I'm an unabashed fan of Bro Neil and one of the real people in the nasty world of the Music Biz!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Gary Clark Jr. - Don't Owe You A Thing

Boogie Yo Face Off.....a big Gary Clark Jr fan here....sipping another mint tea laced with SC!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Kathleen Edwards - Only Love Can Break Your Heart @ King Tut's, Glasgow

A great cover of Brother Neil's 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' by the Queen of Canada's Alt Country scene the wonderful Ms. Kathleen Edwards!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Black Snake Moan - Blind Lemon Jefferson

Ah yes it's Mr. Blind Lemon's birthday today....and though I do like his Blues, I don't think he's singing about any kind of reptilian troubles!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

NEIL YOUNG - Mr. Soul (Video)

Never got to see the Buffalo Springfield do this tune but I did see this one...and was in the audience on the '71 Massey Hall recorded live concert!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up

Just one of the greatest song poets, Curtis Mayfield! And this song just had to be number one on my
Friday's Gonna Make You Smile playlist!

Love Abides. Iris Dement & Tom Russell.wmv

A pretty song -- sadly the word pretty has fallen into the "very trite" category these days...but that's just what this is in the true sense of the word. So yes listen love and catch your falling star. I did!!!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Crooked Fingers - Sleep All Summer

This is on my Songs of Summer iPoddy Playlist....because it creates such a very real picture of..well of a summer that you've lost a the whole sunny days stretch out in front of you but feel so empty and lacking!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

JAZZ & LACISSALC: Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue

JAZZ & LACISSALC: Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue

Over that past few years as I duplicated my vinyl for the CD, I found this one making it's way onto my faves stack! And now streaming too. A great Jazz for doing the BBQ too...yeah....sipping Pelforth so mo....

Boulangerie Patisserie Maison Caroline Savoy PARIS boulangeries, pâtisseries, viennoiseries

Boulangerie Patisserie Maison Caroline Savoy PARIS boulangeries, pâtisseries, viennoiseries

getting ready for my week in Paris~!

The Guess Who No sugar tonight / new mother nature

Oh yes, I was looking for this on my iPhone at a Canada Day Party, the little critter stymied me it is for next year!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

John Hiatt - Drive South

Just one of my favourite road songs.....and I south...from frozen late winter snowed in Toronto to the Redneck Riviera....through the Smokey Mountains and down the Carolina Shore...loved it...and did it in 22 hours!

Sunday, 26 June 2011


Wow...this looks interesting viewing! It took me awhile to realize that was Luke Skywalker....might be the making of a late career comeback for him~!

The Big Country - composer Jerome Moross

Just one of THE greatest cinematic openings and soundtrack openings of all times! I put it up there against the Star Wars tunes....and I'm a fan of those too! I remember seeing this on a huge screen in the lovely little Art Deco theatre The Capitol. It was moving for a young fella of 10 and sometimes makes me, now, feel like an ol'Geezer but I love this style...the grand opening the larger than life way that American cinema was in 50's! So it today a movie opening that gets me all

At the Museum in Atami

Tea BowlThe Young PrinceGolden Tea RoomA Wider View

Hotel & Casino Belvedere, Davos (80mm x 56mm)

for my darlin Nicci -- she's half Swiss!

Oil Is So Yesterday

Oil Is So Yesterday, originally uploaded by wackystuff.

great find by wackystuff!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Kings of Pastry

Kings of Pastry

This should be a very interesting for me is a form of relaxation therapy!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Waylon Jennings - Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line

One of the original Country Outlaws on Mr. Cash's show! I remember driving half way across Ontario and into Michigan to see Waylon and outfit play ~ and through a small snowstorm too!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Bruce Springsteen - Backstreets

My life was in tatters , the carrion carcass of my life left after lawyers and mind readers dealt a blow to my life, the joys of being a father ripped away by my own blindness but I kissed my 1 year old son good night, tucked him in and said I would love him forever no matter where I was and no matter where he was --- back streets or super highways...I'm always your Dad and you're always my son. It took another life time for us to find each other again as grown men and know how important love is to us.

I went to this concert in Toronto just after leaving our home for the last time.

Bruce Springsteen - Bobby Jean

RIP Clarence Clemmons!
There is an element of just being there making this song special to me. I saw this tour live, I heard , saw and felt it all.....and just the Big Man's being there with the Boss was enough....there wasn't much he need to do but put the finish on the a great song! And that's the story of a great musician!

Bruce Springsteen - Cindy (with Clarence Clemons)

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

RIP Big Man

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Muddy Waters - I Can't Be Satisfied

Just an amazing bit of Blues History now...I saw him so many times and never thought I was listening to a legend who would go on with me for years!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Gil Scott-Heron - 'Me And The Devil' (Official HD Video)

Still mourning the loss of this giant of a figure in American music and life....
He did not go gently into that good night but railed against the lack of imagination and honesty in all...

Stevie Wonder- Sir Duke (Video)

This is my iPod tune of the day! I get up, get going and when I've got the space I settle down for the commute and hit shuffle on me trusty iPoddy thing....the first tune is my Tune of The Day! And t'is the one for today...cheers...Stevie pure genius

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


MIK_8187, originally uploaded by mikekingphoto.

So if you think of London as all Queen Mumsy, Vicky, Sherlocky tweedy in deerstalker and Dickensianly gritty...well here we have what Londoners do to get around the probs of the morning commute.....grins

Sunday, 12 June 2011

John Lennon - stand by me ( official video )

Yes it's a cover of an almost perfect song but not only does John pay homage but because it's "flawed" and his voice is a bit ragged in some spots -- well that's why I love it....

To all you have stood by me, and made me proud and whole again in my life....I love you all the
head of that long list is the precious love of my darlin' Nicci!

Sandi Thom - "Merchants and Thieves" Album Preview

nasty Brit weather and more precisely "London Grey" has settled upon us here in our LEDH but with music like this am busy reading and curling up....

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Andrew Gold - Thank You For Being A Friend

RIP Andrew Gold ~ a super tunesmith in the Pop idiom, a super sessions musician and.....ok go Google and you'll see. I just post this up and have a play of his great tunes on the CD player!

Monday, 6 June 2011

A Case of You - k.d. lang - Hymms of the 49th Parallel

Just one of the best songs ever in my life, and beautifully interpreted here by Ms. Lang!

Friday, 3 June 2011


Things I used to do are living after all the good you can do in this world....ahh just a wonderful little bit of music that I first heard years ago while picking apples on my Granddad's farm and there were several workers from Jamaica and they hepped me to early Ska. Another tune that makes me smile all the while.....cheers again

Thursday, 2 June 2011

jean knight - Why I Keep Living These Memor - Mr Big Stuff B

Goofy add at the opening and a rather "squashed" sound reproduction but this is my Southern Soul pick of the day!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011


Well, this was my iPoddy offering of the Day...the little shuffle prog sent it my way twice in 24 hours so it had to be this tune. I always like Joe South's turn at being the Blue Eyed Soul guy of the day.....

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood

oF COURse This one is GettinG a lot of airplay..or ether play....many happy returns to Rowdy Yates too!

Joe Simon - Chokin Kind

And this one is in my top 10 for the desert island thing....

Clarence Carter - Slip Away

I was asked today about my faourite Soul, R'n'B song....this one is up there....
Clarence Carter has such an impassioned voice and the incredible backstory to match. It’s hard to believe that this is the same cat that would go on to record “Strokin’.” Hm.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Gene Clark - Tried So Hard

Just one of my favorites from back then....

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Normalisr: Most played artists chart

Normalisr: Most played artists chart

Gawd…the madness of it all…so you see this stats thing and you get an idea of just how eclectic this ol’Bear is….lol

SpineTV : Issue 16

SpineTV : Issue 16

Today's bon mots......

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

RIP Gil Scott-Heron, you did not go gently into that good night!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday

...a fine tune for this time of revolt and bank hols...

Pop Fantaisie

...spooky chic....

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Trampled by Turtles-Wait So Long

another great Roots Music offering from the Trampled Turtles and Six Shooter records....wild stuff

Sunday, 22 May 2011

NINO SEVILLA El Bobo de la Yuca

to quote my old amigo, John Candy as Mr. Mambo....."everybody Mambo...."

Alice Russell - Let us be Loving Official Video

One of my wonderful birthday prezzies was tickets to see fantastic Alice Russell at her next London concert!

Saturday, 21 May 2011

The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon

Just one of my favourite Canadian bands back then...the 90's wasn't it!
I lived in Bobcaygeon for a spell but that's now why I's just got the feel right....that feeling of being struck deeply with love and the power of the universe...

Time Has Come Today Chambers Brothers (long version) Visit Facebook "Th...

I'm planing for this one to be played at my Funneral and in case that rapture thing is goin' down...playing now really I won't know if it came and went without me,,,

Tom Waits - Take me home darling wife Nicci was so touched when one morning this song played while she slept.....and I sang this to her....
It's one of his best simply done and well done simply....

Spencer Wiggins - Uptight Good Woman

Just one of my fave Southern Soul artists....and great tune here!

Susie (Dramas) - Elton John (Honky Chateau 4 of 10)

This was either the penultimate or might even have been the last album of Elton's I ever bought!
He and Mr Taupin could still deliver a finely crafted tune in those days....this is a fave and I happened to be going out with a gal of the same name around this time!

Fats Waller plays Zonky (piano solo, 1935)

It's Fats' play play sum mo' Fats...

Friday, 20 May 2011

Jerry Lee Lewis - Another Place, Another Time

A rock’n’roll pioneer, a hellraiser and a self-confessed “f**k-up”, Jerry Lee Lewis was all these things. He was also (and still is) a phenomenal country singer

Michelle Shocked - Anchorage -

I had the great pleasure of seeing and interviewing |Ms. Shocked some time back...another very honest performer! This song always make me drift back to my days on the old gravel dirt road side of the county...

Thursday, 19 May 2011

King Earl Boogie Band - 'Plastic Jesus' - 1972 45rpm

I do love to collect the Novelty Song or Novelty Act....but I'd forgotten about this outfit's version of the many of you may know it from a very different version...can you tell this ol'Geezer where and who?

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Pocket Coffee Advert.

Pocket Coffee Advert., originally uploaded by glen.h.

I love the idea..but was it a tastey treat...?

Beale Street blues -

Today's birthday in Jazz; George 'Pops' Foster....the world of slap bass starts here....the master and the inventor!

Dan Fogelberg ~ There's A Place In The World For A Gambler

A wise amigo, Roy Onami, once said to this very floundering you man -- "Your wisdom in life will be the sum total of all that you learn and all that you come to know from the hearts of the women in your life" He was right...Blessings to Dan wherever you are out there in the cosmos of souls....I saw him in concert and the whole audience stood to sing this!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Three Chefs - Breakfast In Rhythm

i had a coach who once called me a "ham and egger".....not that I understood what his drift was on this..but whenever I get a hankerin' for a good breakfast I remember Coach Hutch...and his wizened proflile...the man was hard as a tack and twice as sharp.....i'm off to my local caff which rather ironically is called the Three Chefs...there's the tie in folks...

INXS - Never Tear Us Apart

This song haunted me today as I drifted from a odd kind of grief to smiling and holding memories a cup of warm coffee on a cold morning. This song was a favorite of one of my ex's....she passed away from cancer rather suddenly this past weekend. No one knew and that's the way she wanted it. So I got out the old photos and played some of her songs. Blessings to you Ki !

OFFICIAL VIDEO: Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames) - Fe...

...kinda liking this one very early morn....nice to see him making it back on record. Thanks to the folks at Daptone/Dunham (a gritter Bobby Blue Bland kind of sound)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Follow - Richie Havens

Once while driving the seemingly endless star clustered night above and the unbroken road in front, this song played on my little tape I sang my 8 year old son feel asleep...we ambled on through the night down the road from Algonquin to darling son, what love we know¬!

Gamarjobat on Comedy Rocks Ep 4.

ok so this takes lip sync to a whole new world.....

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Animals - Club A Go-Go [Very Good(+) quality]

Many Happy Returns, Mr Eric Burdon!

Eric Burdon is one of those gritty Rock'n'Roll survivors....and he knew a good band when he saw or should I saw heard them. From the early days with with Chas Chandler and one of my favorite musicians, Allan Price then with a Mick Gallagher doing a stint on the boards to the one of the final incarnations that was tuned into the hip San Fran psychedelic era as Eric Burdon & The Animals! Oh don't forget that brief trip with War!

Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli

Django doth sooth my ravaged soul.....hope this little clip of sound (mostly)does the same for all thee¬

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Joe Cocker, Mad Dogs and Englishmen - Bird On A Wire HD

There is just something so heart wrenching in Joe's cover of St. Leo's tune that makes this cover almost better than the original!
And then add the fact that I lived this time...oh yes I sure the memory lapses to prove it...grins!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Sam Cooke - Blowing in the Wind (HQ)

It's "We've Got This Covered" over at the Flimwell Papers Music Corner and this cover by the master of the smooth Soul Sam Cooke turns in a very different and at times almost "show biz singin' Vegas Style" version of this classic. Pyrotechnics but so smooth you almost miss them.....cheers now...


02, originally uploaded by cries&whiskers.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Bob Seger - Turn the Page

One of my favourite concerts was back in the days I lived near Windsor and we crossed the river to
this man's remains still one of the best Rock'n'Roll nights I've ever been witness to!

Leonard Cohen: The Stranger Song

What a killing, chilling opening stanza

"It's true that all the men you knew were dealers
who said they were through with dealing
Every time you gave them shelter.."

...Saint Leo --- vintage Leonard Cohen!
Helps me see the world through the appropriate colour of glasses!

Monday, 2 May 2011


Even if your knowledge of French is limited, rather like mine, this is a mighty fine song. It is one that conjures up images of being on the shores of Le Lac Majeur or as my Swiss Darlin' Nicci knows it Lago Maggiore!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Willie Nelson and Shelby Lynne, Angel flying too close

Oh how much I love this song, how I've wished that Shelby Lynne would get more recognition, I think Willie Nelson is a National Treasure....and folks forget what a flat out good picker he here in this one song are all my reasons why I love this form of music and why live music is just the greatest!

RUGGED MEN, Nov. 1957. Cover by Clarence Doore -

oooooh...Skipper where...

Billy Bragg: Ontario, Quebec & Me

I am always rather put off Billy's stuff especially when he manges to mangle his own tunes....but then every once in awhile I find a little gem

Jacques Brel - Quand on a que l'amour

I defy you not to get goosebumps over this one..if you don't you're from Remulac!

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Marvin Gaye - Distant Lover

A not often heard piece of Marvin's vocal mastery but one I've loved over the years
for his plaintive honesty.....sure do miss this singer!


Bear, originally uploaded by Vintage Collective.

....yes one for the Flimwell Papers' 'All things Ursine' fiel

Friday, 29 April 2011

The John Henrys "White Linen"

So youngin's who make good Roots Music! They be the Flimwell Papers' pick of the week
in the category. Hope you like too.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

The Three Chefs - Breakfast In Rhythm

The sepia tinted clip from yesteryear pick of the week lands this one on the old viewing Victrola.
I enjoyed these fine steppers.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Phoebe Snow Poetry Man

Just too sad to say much but I'll let Ms. Snow's song stand alone
and my sorry at the loss of such a huge talent

Keriwa Café, a new restaurant with an Aboriginal menu, to open on Queen West next month

I wanna go here when we next get over know what I mean!

Monday, 25 April 2011


AD_Kuppenheimer_JCL_2, originally uploaded by PopKulture.

a suit so sharp you could cut bread with it

Peter O´Toole

Peter O´Toole, originally uploaded by Truus, Bob & Jan too!.

...bonne nuit to all!

Conway Twitty - Rainy Night In Georgia ft. Sam Moore

Two greats doing a fine job on this classic tune. Always showing that country and soul are closely related.

Yes, that feeling can be both things at once...that is not a bad thing that it's raining all over the world, that hush of small rain on late summer's eve, washing, restoring and dampening down the dusty parts of life...and again rainy night can be such a sad thing...

Caballero Solo, Pablo Neruda | likeadesertprophet

Caballero Solo, Pablo Neruda | likeadesertprophet

Love this poet and love this blog spot¬

dolly parton doing the beatles help

I am an unabashed Dolly fan...! She's real people and I've had the pleasure both see her perform many times and chat with her briefly on a flight out of London.

Van Morrison - And It Stoned Me

Was just a ruminatin' and reminiscin' on the wonderful tales of Van told to us by dear Richard Flohil and listening to Van sing. The story of Chris Barber playing with him was very ironic indeed considering we got back to London to find a BBC radio special on Mr. Chris Barber.

vintage glidergram record player clock by vyconic |

vintage glidergram record player clock by vyconic |

Asking the Santa Bunny for one of these for my birthday......grins

Friday, 15 April 2011

Caetano Veloso- Cucurrucu Paloma

I love this tune -- originally from Mexico -- it's a classic example of how the song as a whole and not it's lyrics that make it such a wonderful moment!

Sunday, 10 April 2011


copy, originally uploaded by komehachi888.

The Power of Words

thanks to a dear pal, Mark Davidson, I am sending this out to all of you! After all these years I'm still learning and learning how much words and language mean in all things! Please watch...and think!

Record Album Cover

Record Album Cover, originally uploaded by Lee Sutton.

Dizzy Gillespie & Louis Armstrong - Umbrella Man

Satch and Diz....just a great bit of Jazz History.....was trying to figure what year, what show...but hell who cares just enjoy too of America's finest

Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time -

Heck this song nearly killed me after my first divorce...but still love it! An amigo put it on this mixtape titled "Do Not Leave This tape along with bottle of scotch, any sidearms, alone with Mr. PM" on a lovely sunny spring almost summer kinda day it's ok to look back and smile...

OTIS REDDING - These arms of mine

Just one of best love'in songs ever.....Otis so great..too young to gone!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Network - Mad as hell

RIP Sidney Lumet.....words aren't fitting...his movies will speak though!

Good girl gone bad

Good girl gone bad, originally uploaded by wackystuff.

Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino [HD video / Good(+) picture quality] (Li...

oH YEAH.....i WOULD walk a miles of hard back country road to hear these guys.
The name Sir Doug was to cash in on the Brit invasion or so called Brit invasion but these guys were
just the best marriage of Texas Rock'n'Roll with Tex-Mex roots and dash of Soul too....

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Trouble in Mind - Leon Russell, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson

I first caught Leon on the Mad Dogs And Englishmen tour......and here is some real vintage Leon with Maria, Bonnie and many good memories too!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Come And Get Your Love Redbone 1974

....soft spot in my heart for almost cheesey top pop stuff...and this is a great one!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Louis Armstrong - That Lucky Old Sun

Ahhhh...the Louis Armstrong tune of the week.....

Cool John Ferguson "Come Down Hard"

Got the DVD of this awhile back and loved it....

Seduction by Linda Boucher

Seduction by Linda Boucher, originally uploaded by linda boucher.

Wonderful work by a Tumblr amigo!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Sam & Dave - When something is wrong with my baby

I know my life has been blessed to know so many wonderful loves...but it is true the best love
is the last love of my Darlin' Wife, Nicci!

Jackie Wilson - "That's Why (I Love You So)"

Just a mighty fine song send along on Saturday Got Soul day
here in my little den.....I used to make a case that Jackie was even greater entertainer than Sam Cooke...both are huge ..but Jackie oh yeah....

Friday, 1 April 2011

Harry Nilsson Everybodys talking

Just always loved Mr. Harry N's music....interesting bit of Pop history here....

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

1950 Lincoln

1950 Lincoln, originally uploaded by Lee Sutton.

Panther Daytona

Panther Daytona, originally uploaded by Lee Sutton.

Cake Walking Babies From Home Clarence Williams and the Blue Five Louis ...

....and missed the Louis pick of the week on two days late but always great...ssssssolid!

The Animals - Ain't got you

My i-Pod pick of the day is a lesser known release by The Animals...'I got chicks all around me but I don't have you...

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Funny performance of Can't buy me love!! Vergas

...and here's a lovely fun cover of that bit of the Beatles' realm

Can't Buy Me Love- The Beatles (Official Video)

Oh the joyous reckless abandon just wanna laugh days of my early sister and I hiked into town to see this movie three still makes us smile.....!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

AGO Curator Katharine Lochnan introduces Black Ice: David Blackwood Prin...

It was such a huge pleasure to find this on the world wide interweb thingy, our neighbour, my art teacher for a few years and a supporter of my writer's voice. David Blackwood is a true Canadian original.

Poster: Fringe

Poster: Fringe, originally uploaded by darkchacal.

I love this show.....

Monday, 21 March 2011

Amazing Dancers: Kazumi & Kamiyama

I can hear him now...Simon Co's latest signing....great routine. Variety TV didn't die...just moved to the world wide interweb thing...

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Louis Armstrong - After you`ve gone (1929)

This weeks Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong pick is a one of my favourite vocal tunes
from his earlier recordings...hope you enjoy too

Saturday, 19 March 2011


jUSt got off the with my sis back in Canada and she was remembering when I would sing and play this tune while stomping around in the wild woods of the Ganaraska Forest...not much on lyric but kinda neeeeet to be an old chanting hippie again..Holy Visions of Carlos_Castaneda, Batdorf!

Mills Brothers - Glow Worm (live, 1957)

Now, the Mills Bros were definitely not cool when I was a kid....heck my Dad liked them. But I was housebound and bedridden (as bedridden as an active 11 year old could be) and I played 78's my Dad had of them and the Ink Spots.....I was hooked....and this number really moves!

Julie Driscoll - Season Of The Witch (1968)

I have posted/blogged this one before (at the Flimwell Papers) in my best cover songs note!
But was out and about in the lovely spring day in the Kent countryside and heard it again as I hiked down a trail in gotta send it along....Brian Auger is a keyboard fave too!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Gene Clark - Tried So Hard

Just one of the most under rated songwriters of that Hippie-Country Music via California and N ew Mexico etc.....
Guess you can tell I was/am a huge Gene Clark fan! Enjoy the!

Saturday, 12 March 2011


yES...SOLid! Just one the best albums the great Mr. Armstrong ever recorded, in my humble opinion, and it's this weeks listenin' to the Greats pick!

The mighty Ganaraska

Spring arrives early back home...though the daffodils are in bloom here in U.K.
the ice is just out back in my hometown in sis Jenn, sends me these little Zen moment still get a pang of homesickness

Friday, 11 March 2011

Five Satins - In the Still of the Night

Oh, just one of my favOrite dowop tunes of all...and it was first heard on our babysitter's little transistor radio....gee whiz....

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Wild Magnolias

It ain't Fat Tuesday without some Mardi Gras Indians and a Secondline Parade...I'm cooking up a heap of pancakes for about 50 now...

Monday, 7 March 2011

The Yardbirds - Heart Full Of Soul (Shindig 1965)

Now, this tune most know by another band.....Eric and his Animals
But this one take me back...way back!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Tommy Tucker - Hi-Heel Sneakers

The Gritty Soul Sunday Pick from this ol'Geezer! I'm getting my wig-hat on my head with this one....


CM_Showcase_61, originally uploaded by PopKulture.

my staple diet for a few years

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Reluctant Relocator: Elizabeth's aunt checks into Hotel Patel ...

Reluctant Relocator: Elizabeth's aunt checks into Hotel Patel ...: "HOTEL PATELIf you can stand it,You can stay. My aunt Blair checked in yesterday! Hooray! She is staying at Hotel Patel (Shanghai) for two we..."

Some wonderful photos of my 80+ Mum, her wonderful trip, on going at this very minute, to Shanghai and my cousin, Elizabeth Patel!

Monday, 28 February 2011


Johnny's show was out there, man, and it was down home too...even my Dad liked this band and wonder who was this Rick Clapton guy.....

And the Duke

And the Duke

~ Thanks to my Dad who played in the old PONY League, I met Mr. Snider a couple of times. Then when he became one of the broadcasters for the Montreal Expos, all three generations got to meet him. He was a "class" act as they say. A true humble ambassador of the game. Take another base Duke!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

In A Kitchenette (1929)

As the sun slowly sinks on our happy couple...Hector & Lysander we hear the strains of a meal of it..

Warren Zevon-11-Accidentally Like a Martyr

Another one of Warren's great tunes.....another I miss!

Nat King Cole-That Sunday That Summer

It's the Sunday Smoothie...and this man had it -- oceans of it! I remember seeing this on Tv back in the day....

Say in touch

Say in touch, originally uploaded by wackystuff.

Year of the Wide Tracks

Year of the Wide Tracks, originally uploaded by Lee Sutton.

Friday, 25 February 2011

"Araine Theze" 1983

"Araine Theze" 1983, originally uploaded by FainaSpv. - Bill & Will - Goin' to the River

The Fun Friday Soul/R'n'B Jukebox moment of yesteryear........a great bit of obscure Soul!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Regina Spektor - On The Radio [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

I love t his song and i'm in like with ms spektor

Villa in the City

Villa in the City, originally uploaded by Omri Suissa.

Awful Work

Awful Work, originally uploaded by ClareNoI.

早乙女太一☓チームラボ [吉例]新春特別公演「龍と牡丹」-剣舞/影絵-

amazing bit of special lighting effects film from Japan ....I don't often use this term in order not to diminish was truly "awesome"!

Saturday, 19 February 2011


Twilight Singers: On the Corner
love it

Video Hella Tight Krumpin 8-Year-Old Kids Freestyle To Step On Stage!.flv

Krumpin' Kid is just so good he's krazy....!

TheStar 'Officer Bubbles' makes a comic comeback

TheStar 'Officer Bubbles' makes a comic comeback
a great little toon

Nancy Wilson & The George Shearing Quintet My Gentleman Friend

Trying this one again.....

Emmylou Harris : I Still Miss Someone

Oh Miss Emmylou....I saw her do this in a small venue setting in New Mexico a lifetime ago....and this every hippie boy's dream queen was surely that...till I met My Darlin' Nicci!

Nancy Wilson & The George Shearing Quintet My Gentleman Friend

I am an unabashed Nancy fan! And this tune is going well with my double espresso Saturday morning start....sharing with you!

Monday, 14 February 2011

01320 - Valentine

01320 - Valentine, originally uploaded by goon_town_killer.

01319 - Valentine

01319 - Valentine, originally uploaded by goon_town_killer.


A bit of the sultry, sensuous, a perfect mode fit for the day!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Les Surfs - Je Me Fais Du Cinema

And my obsession with obscure Francophone Pop continues.....

#6 - SHINDIG! - Sixties Superstars

ohohoh....I remember watching this one...this very song, this very moment....whew...memories...

Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - La Décadanse

breathy french girls always got me...still do.

I want half of that

I want half of that, originally uploaded by wackystuff.