Friday, December 30, 2011

Chambers Bros - Uptown

A rare live clip of the Chambers Brothers' paean to New York living, "Uptown". This particular performance is notable for the appearance of Brian Keenan, their original, stellar --but rarely captured on film-- drummer.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gallagher & Lyle - Breakaway

Our good friend from the bay area, Tony Johnson, put us on to this recently. The original version of the hot Art Garfunkel song.

Charles and Ray Eames

Watch Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter - Preview on PBS. See more from American Masters.

Watch the full presentation on Looks like the Woody Allen one is there too.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I don't know much about graphic novels, but I just got this one by Craig Thompson and I'm really into it. Wiki delves into some of the controversy over the work, but I'm sold.

Japanese Razor

These were in our hotel in Osaka. I was happy they seemed to know that my life was fresh.

The Millionaires--And The Rains Came

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Music Machine - The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly

RIP Sean Bonniwell, Part 2. The (Bonniwell) Music Machine on Shebang, introduced by a young Casey Kasem.

The Music Machine -Talk Talk

RIP Sean Bonniwell, lead singer and songwriter, who died on December 20th.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Esmeray - Ayrilik Olsa Bile

I wish we could say we found out about this from one of our recent trips to Istanbul, but the truth is we heard it on Baris K´s incredible Istanbul 70 compilation. Stunning.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Yamasuki Singers - Aieaoa

Early work from Daniel Bangalter, pka Daniel Vangarde, who, along with Jean Kluger produced the pseudo-Japanese concept album, Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki in 1971. This song went on to be a hit for African band Black Blood as "Aie a Mwana", which in turn was an even bigger hit for Bananarama in the early 80s.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Who's Who - Hypnodance

This hot number brought to you courtesy of Daniel Vangarde, a legend in his own right, in addition to being Thomas Bangalter's father.