Friday, 29 April 2011

Stanley Kubrick - a filmography - an animation by Martin Woutisseth

This was on Dangerous Minds. It's an amazing piece of work. A piece of genius.

Stanley Kubrick's filmography in a short animation.

Dick Heckstall-Smith - A Story Ended

Esoteric Records has issued a lot of very good albums from the 70s. There's very little in their catalogue I wouldn't want. ' A Story Ended' is a too little known masterpiece of progressive leaning heavyish rock.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Holy Door (stereo records) - Martin Draax

This is by Martin Draax, one of my favourite artists.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Alessi's Ark - Notes From The Treehouse

Having heard a couple of tracks by Alessi's Ark I bought 'Notes From The Treehouse' and listened to it for the first time tonight. I love this album. I'm an instant fan.

Birgit Zartl - Alone Again Or

This is a new work by one of my favourite artists.

Birgit Zartl - Alone Again Or

2011 - oil and mixed media on paper.

I love this picture. Is the robot lost in the forest or exploring ?

Friday, 22 April 2011

The Byrds - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1971

I heard this album for the first time tonight on Spotify.
I'm a huge Byrds fan and have been for more than 30 years.
This is the best live recording that I have ever heard by the Byrds and without doubt one of the greatest live recordings by any band.
'Jamaica, Say You will' is sublime. It has become one of my very favourite pieces of music.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

You will return - the Mutton Birds

The Mutton Birds are one of the best bands that ever played and recorded. This is probably my favourite of their songs. Breathtaking and heartbreaking every time I hear it.

Things are better in the East - Jefferson Airplane

I adore Jefferson Airplane. They are one of the very best bands that ever existed and hold a place deep in my heart and soul. This has probably been my favourite of their songs since I heard it on the 'Jefferson Airplane Loves You' box set, when it was first officially released.

Bachdenkel - Lemmings

‎'Lemmings' is an amazing album, that should be celebrated as one of the very best albums of the early 70s. There is a good article about Bachdenkel on

Friday, 15 April 2011

Helmut Müller & Monika Bühler

The tracks on this page are breathtaking. I was entranced.
Go and listen now.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Bold Marauder - Kendra Smith

This is only the 3rd cover I've heard of Richard Farina's masterpiece. The others are by Plainsong and John Kay. This is in their league. I'd be very interested to hear any recommendations of other great cover versions of the 'Bold Marauder'.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Wanderlusting - Imaad Wasif with Two Part Beast

I just listened to to 'Wanderlusting' by Imaad Wasif with Two Part Beast, which was recommended by mySpoonful, which is proving to be one of the best sources of new music I know. This is a great song, which I had to play again as soon as I'd heard it for the first time. Now I'm playing it for a third time. This is one of those discoveries I always hope to find - music that thrills.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Phil Ochs: there but for fortune

It is so good to see that Phil Ochs' music is going to be part of the lives of a new generation who discover him through this film. He was one of the saddest and most truly brilliant singer songwriters of his era.