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