Saturday, 19 March 2011

Metal Mountains - Orange/yellow

This band was recommended on the psychedelica mailing list. I'm an instant fan.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Playlist - 18-03-2011

Alvin Lee & Mylon Lefevre – On the road to freedom
Jake Holmes – So very far to go
Aunt Mary – Delight
Maury Muehleisen – Wintry morning
Dog Soldier – Looks like rain
The Peddlers – It's so easy
Spanish Prisoners – Kiss the lawn goodbye
Elliot Smith – Angeles
Dog Solider – Several people
David Lewis – On a day like today
Mompox – Feel alright
Frumpy – Duty
Morka – Fair Lady of 1860
Goliath – No more trash
Mike Maineieri – Connecticut Air
Grootna – Customs (is it all over)
Abscondo – Tomorrow
Avi Buffalo – What's it it for ?

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Avi Buffalo - What's it in for?

I can't get this song out of my head. It has sunk in deeper into my consciousness then almost anything I've heard, for quite a while. The harmonies at the end of the recording are astonishing.

Born to win

This is a very interesting film that seems to have largely forgotten. I was pleased to find it because Ivan Passer's later film 'Cutter's Way' is one of my very favourites. This isn't in the same league but is not that far away in its themes. I'm surprised its been so neglected because it stands up besides better known contemporaries. Probably the closest in feel that comes to mind would be Bob Rafelson's film of the early 70s, ' The King of Marvin Gardens'

Friday, 11 March 2011

Black Death

This is a very very good film. One of the best I've seen, in the very niche genre within a genre of medieval horror films. It's very well written, well acted, well directed, with some very brutal moments. It's a deeply pessimistic film with a very downbeat,bleak ending. At times I was reminded of 'the Seventh Seal' and at others 'Witchfinder General' (a film occupying another niche with a nice-civil was set horror films).

Motion Demon - Silent Hill - January 28th 2011

Here's something from Silent Hill a few weeks ago.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Peter Frampton - Shepherd's Bush Empire - 5th March 2011

This was an amazing show. Two and three quarters hours of great rock music. This may be the longest show I have seen. Peter Frampton was playing with a superb band and playing heavy music. The spirit of Humble Pie was shining through. One of Frampton's guitars hadn't been played by him since he was a member of that band. I hope there is a soundboard recording of this show because it has to be one of the best rock shows I have ever seen. It would make a classic live album.The sound was mixed perfectly and the amplification was just right. Frampton is one of rock's great guitar players and tonight he was playful with genres and time periods and accompanied by a superb band. New instrumentals sat beside rockers from 40 years ago and stadium favourite. Frampton was at ease and in command of an audience of adoring fans. The encore of 'I don't need no doctor' and 'while my guitar gently weeps' were spellbinding. Its very rare I am so exhilarated by live music. If you get the chance to see the 'Thank you Mr Churchill' tour, you should. You would be missing something very very special if you didn't.