Saturday, October 15, 2011

Music from the Blue Pig II

This is my set from the last Duende night at the Blue Pig recorded "live". I was playing vinyl through some archaic Bozac mixer of Craigs so not the usual set up for me. There's a quiet bit in the middle of Traffic's "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" where we had to turn the music down for the winner of the prize draw to be announced (it was a Dave someone, sadly not me, and as he wasn't in the club so the money is rolled over 'til next week - it must be mounting up now) - how rock 'n roll is that?

Monday, August 29, 2011

I had a great time at Solfest largely thanks to the ever wonderful Dogs In Space tent.
For anyone who cares here's the track list from my Sunday afternoon Dogs In Space set:

Velvet Belly - This Mortal Coil
Woodpeckers Dream - Guru Guru
Absolutely Cuckoo - The Magnetic Fields
I Woke Up One Morning - The Rockingbirds
Peace in the valley - Alabama 3
Come To The Sabbat - Black Widow
Walking Spanish - Tom Waits
My Gal's a Jockey - Big Joe Turner
Bell Bottom Trousers - Jack Hylton & His Orchestra
Tent - The Bonzo Dog Band
Singin' In The Rain - John Martyn
Singin' In The Rain - Féloche
Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix) - Sarah Vaughan
Countrymusicdisco45 - Jeb Loy Nichols
Bobby - Wooden Wand
Mercy Now - Mary Gauthier
The King Of Carrot Flowers Parts Two and Three - The Broken Family Band
I Don't Care If There's Cursing - Phosphorescent
Jackson - Johnny Cash/June Carter Cash
Seeds And Stems (Again) - Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
Right On For The Darkness - Willie Wright
Strawberry Letter 23 - Shuggie Otis
Purple Haze - Johnny Jones And The King Casuals
Who Is He (And What Is He to You)(edit) - Bill Withers
Femme Fatale - Aloe Blacc
Pale Blue Eyes - Marisa Monte
Venus In Furs - Sendelica
Sweet Jane - The Velvet Underground
Palaces of Montezuma - Grinderman
How To Be A Werewolf - Mogwai
Sequenced - The Field
African Drug (Four Tet remix) Bob Holroyd
Autobahn (cumbia merengue) - Señor Coconut and his Orchestra

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Perfumed Garden, Sunday morning

Here's a selection of the tunes I played on Sunday morning in the Perfumed Garden tent at Beat-Herder 2011 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Floral Dance

A floral themed mini-mix to set the mood for the Perfumed Garden Pre Beat-Herder party at the Trades club in Hebden Bridge, this Friday June 3rd ....

It's got Fairport, M83, Animal Collective, The United States of America, Low and a couple of dodgy covers by The Lemonheads and The Fall ....
... and no Terry Wogan.

The Perfumed Garden at Beat-Herder

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Music from the Blue Pig

Here's a selection of the tunes I played at the last Duende night at the Blue Pig - all squished together in one lump - I hesitate to call it a mix as there wasn't really any mixing involved, just me trying to press the play button at the right time. It's a laid back selection of songs to ease people into the night. There are some old favourites in there as well as some new tunes ...

I'll put a track list up later for anyone who's interested.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fuzzy Lights

An album I forgot to mention in my half-arsed round-up of my favourites of 2010 was Twin Feathers by Fuzzy Lights. It has hints of 60s British folk mixed with post-rock style guitar drone and I've seen it described as having a subdued violence.
Anyway it's a gorgeous, haunting album - this track's a good place to start:

You can buy the album from Piccadilly Records here

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

William Tyler - Behold The Spirit

William Tyler is a guitarist whose playing I know best from Lambchop but who's also played with  Charlie Louvin, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Silver Jews, and Wooden Wand.
He now has a beautiful album out under his own name called Behold The Spirit.

The album mixes his guitar playing with field recordings, buzzes, hums and clicks as well as some bits of piano, strings and brass. It's a gorgeous thing and I suggest that after you've listened to this track that you go out and buy it.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Duende set list

Thanks to Sam for the pic.
These are the tunes I played at the "Duende" night at the Blue Pig.

Intro and sound check
Rain on foliage - BBC Sound Effects 
The Man Who Waters The Workers' Beer - Roy Harris with the Pump and Pluck Band
Wild Horse Of Stony Point - Black Twig Pickers
Femme Fatale - Aloe Blacc

Main set
Velvet Belly - This Mortal Coil
Lull IV; Can't Stop It Raining - Rachel Unthank & The Winterset
Muddy Water - The Seldom Scene
The Ellan Vannin Tragedy - Richard Hawley(Featuring Smoke Fairies)
The Pirate's Gospel - Alela Diane
Devil In The Details - The Broken Family Band
I Don't Care If There's Cursing - Phosphorescent
Jolene - Susanna & the Magical Orchestra
Expecting To Fly - Buffalo Springfield
Birdman: Birdman Flies! - McDonald & Giles
Singin' In The Rain - John Martyn
Horse Out In The Rain - Moby Grape
Postcards of Scarborough - Michael Chapman
Rituals - Fuzzy Lights
Half Light - Low
Rainmaker - Sparklehorse
Palaces of Montezuma - Grinderman
You're Gonna Miss Me - 13th Floor Elevators
Return Of The Grievous Angel - Gram Parsons
Brouhaha - Vanessa And The O's
Hit the Ground Running - Smog

Odd tracks played later in the night
Hopping Down in Kent - The Albion Dance Band
Zebra - Beach House
Lucky 1 - Avey Tare
All the Pretty Little Horses - Coil
Pepper - Butthole Surfers
I Want to Be Evil - Eartha Kitt
I Need A Life (Four Tet Remix) - Born Ruffians
I'd Like That - XTC