These files are here for your listening enjoyment all are from out of print non-reissued spoken word and audio gems from my own vinyl collection. If for any reason any of the files posted are infringing or creating a problem please let me know and i will remove them forth with or somethin' like that most importantly this site is about enjoying music and all are encouraged to LISTEN TO & BUY MUSIC SUPPORT ARTISTS AND DO NOT HOT LINK TO MY FILES IT IS NOT COOL. Thanks and have FUN
Oh Yea One more thing I've switched to "approve comments" mode for the time being as these bad vibes all round type places like to spam some of my posts so it might be a day or two until your comments appear Thanks for Understanding
Well not that long ago (hm yea it was dude your old) and not that far
away (ok ya got me there) a cat named Dennis Driscoll began the
adventure of teenage life in New York in the 70's. Several years ago he
began to smash out these memories into compelling and transporting
spoken word tales. For a while there unless you knew Denny personally
or were fortunate enough to catch him reading live you missed out on
the experience. Dennis hearing the plea of his admirers which
included the band Ween and a whole cavalcade of thinkin' & drinkin'
artists from Jim Carrol to Joe Strummer (RIP) he put em' on a disc and started a web site you can stream one his tales here.and get the whole scoop on Dennis and his Inwood Tales series in an interview with him. I urge you to check Dennie's work it's so damn good as you know I love spoken word and Dennis and Mark have taken it to the next level both in content and delivery.
It's one of " Those" years man, Lots of heavy heavies are dis-incorporating and moving beyond this realm. Popped into the most excellent Funky 16 and read that Mr. Louis Chachere has passed, who if you've been paying attention gave us the superlative organ groove "The Hen" that was the corner stone to the Vital Organs compilation ( still up here somewhere, search it out baby...) that This GuyThat Guy and I put out back in the 90's. Music and Wordsmith Larry over at Funky 16 offers an amazing audio memorial,as well as a much fuller more better written piece on Mr Chachere. Thanks Mr. Chachere Rest Easy...
Been vibing nostalgic of late, which is tough for me cause I don't actually dig to much on nostalgic thought dusting off the past through rose colored glasses just seems so eh anyway I don't know just never was one to get too caught up in that trip I'm a loyal friend and have lots of peeps i can sit about with and talk about that type of stuff but we're usually to busy thinking about the now, but after watching this clip the other night a wave washed over me. I was really really Lucky when i was pup over all I feel real fortunate to have walked in my shoes in this life meeting and knowing the people I know and have known has been a treat some
The below clip speaks for it self. Graffiti is/was nothing new to me, growing up all my friends did it and i mean ALL. I did not participate as I wasn't very good at it and back then you had better be able to rock a font with style and grace or the ridicule would be harsh and endless. Luckily enough for me several of my friends were some of the original big guns of Graff not necessarily the first seeds but the cats who took it to the next level, above tagging your name or nickname with or without your street or building number under it plus arrows and crowns etc... or quickly splattering some Krylon or Rust O on a wall or those harsh and ugly gray trains. No these kids planned carefully tip toed in and really turn on the city .... man to see a Technicolor subway car roll into a station was like the ending scene in Pleasantville really it was, and having the cool factor of knowing the unknown was well real cool and hell they knew me too so that was cool for them as well truthfully there was so much going on for us during our youth having the run of New York City as our playground was an incredibly good time.... I sincerely hope today's kids are having as much or even more fun as we did anyway here's the clip that got me thinking of all this [there's a prize if you spot the brother] here's a link just in case the video doesn't play In the next post I'll say more
Dog days indeed hopefully for you they are shade filled and restful and your heads aren't being to done in by all the as Mr. T says jibber jabber going on in the world.
Not much has changed in the last 30 or so years as reported by the fabulous Hildegard Knef on this spectacular ditty Holiday_Time it's jarring that so little has progressed in the time since it's release in 1967 or it's re-release in 2005 on this excellent imprint
dig it's been a while and there's a lot of catching up to do I missed participating in Vinyl Record Day which is a great idea, mark the date and celebrate it every year. I got presented the news on it form this gent who wrote this e-book about collecting vinyl and A+ for effort and much good info.
Got a whole lot of Ranting i'd like to share with ya's but time is tight just thought since it's the last bit of those lazy days od summer and from the requestes to repost this would be fun here's the Silly_Surfers for ya and the Big Bad Mutha Fuka mix is down for repairs and adjustments ( there will however NEVER be a playlist for it Apologies but the intention was to spark interest not make it easy following the trail of bread crumbs is a lot more fun than having someone drive you to the top of the mountain at least were funky grooves are concerned i mean it is actually better to literally be driven to the top of a mountain ...