Showing posts from May, 2013


Korla Pandit: The Universal Language of Music Vol. 3 (1970s)

I very recently learned about Korla Pandit, from fellow pioneer of the mind Don Mangus -- check out Don's Pandit article on his blog, It Only Hurts When I Smirk. Pandit's story is interesting stuff (see Don's blog for the details), so when I found The Universal Language of Music Volume 3 in Vintage Freak's dollar room the other day, I jumped at it -- especially when I saw it was signed by the man himself, in black marker: "Best wishes to Ray/Korla Pandit/1979/Friday 13th." Cool! Funny enough, when I checked out the album on discogs, the comment/review, from 2011, said: "Does anyone know how common autographed copies of this record are?"To which someone responded: "Common enough - as a private release (usual trend to this homemade market) the items was "personalised" this way..."O well, I'm still proud of it, especially since it only has one skip, and was only a buck. You can buy it from Amazon "new" at $25 …

Spotify Mixtape

A Spotify mixtape by yours truly.

Wub-Fur's Mini-Podcast (2012)

Punk Gunk, Garage, and Wild Shit is the best room going on right now. Here's a rockin' podcast from one of it's members!

The Dying Seconds: Panacea EP (2013)

Here's the press release for The Dying Seconds' Panacea EP: "Panacea marks a slight departure for the band, with almost exclusive emphasis on acoustic instruments and live performance - for both the EP's tracks and the video for 10-4 where we recorded live vocals in the epic reverberance of the Greenwich Foot Tunnel under the Thames. The performances for Panacea were captured in our house in Brixton and our studio in New Cross, South London. We're delighted to follow up our sophomore album, Glimmerers, with this live EP, both as a sidestep in style and a stepping stone to our next full album which is due later this year."I like this EP. Pretty, mellow, short songs. Enjoy! Panacea by The Dying Seconds

David Wills: God Made The Woman, Devil Made The Man (1975)


We Are The West

We Are The West are a Los Angeles-based duo that play really pretty, laid back acoustic folk jams. They just released their second recording, EP II. Here's what WATW's website has to say about them: "We Are The West uses sound and space to create an experience that is welcoming and honest. The Los Angeles-based duo has recorded in storm drains and shipping containers, performed on sheep farms and in abandoned convents, and now hosts a concert series in the underground parking garage of an office building in Santa Monica the Saturday night before each full moon. This spring they release the second in a four-part album of recordings, this installment handcrafted with love and care in a barn in Western New York during the summer months. Next month they release the second in a four part album of recordings."The wife and I recently went to see James McCartney (Sir Paul's son), who is doing a tour with just himself and whom we assume is his man-servant. McCartn…