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SnC 074 – Wed 18 July 2007

I had to prep the show on Tuesday because I was out from midday until late. Found nothing I wanted to play you on the PMN – first time. So revisited Jamendo. Wow, what a treasure-trove. I’ve visited before but been put off by download regime This time got the hang of BitTorrent downloads.Late back night last night, not at a gig, but a day in the company of one of rock music’s greats along with his delightful family – to hang out and record an extended interview. Discovered some common experiences from a few years ago which were fun to recall. I’ll tell you more next week by when I’ll, hopefully, have something to play you.I did entail being driven around in a very, very smart Bentley car – which went like hell.And a very nice seafood restaurant right by the water. I was there with Tony Kavanagh who stayed over here when we got back at 3:30 this morning, having overtaken a milk-float as it was just getting light. We weren’t late; he was early! Tony seems to attract interesting things to happen!Live it up – Holly Woods (Ontario, Canada)With
a voice that is as sultry as it is powerful, Holly Woods captivates
with her passion…. soft or strong. As the former lead singer of
Toronto, Holly delivers with an experience that only comes from years
of doing it right.http://cyclonerecords/artists/hollywoods.htm Seaward Jack – Amee Chapman and the Velvet Tumbleweeds (California, USA) FIRST PLAYWith
a voice that conveys both the brutal honesty of a changing California
and the tender footed sweetness of its past, Amee Chapman maintains a
meandering love affair with the roots of American music and with the
oft times bitter realities of rural soul.Seaward Jack is one of a set of tracks on the PMN this week from her album Still Life – available from CD Baby and Miles of Music. Links on her site.www.ameechapman.com  Na Zdrowie – Smiley (Grenoble, France)The first of three very interesting tracks today from the Jamendo label. The
sleeve notes are all in French so I can’t read it fluently because, as
you know, I’m concentrating on my Catalan! However it does seem to the
group consists of four humans and contains references to several litres
of beer … so suddenly hands seem to stretch out across the water to
kindred spirits.Nico : guitare / Marie : voix, saxo / Pierrot : basse, sampler / Boeuf : batterie / Martin : son, effetsThe track is taken from their album Attention aux mélanges! (Pay attention to the mix)www.smileymusic.fr/Salsa Malikum – La Goutte au Nez (Tours, France)Imagine
yourselves in the streets of Chicago in full car chase then in the
infernal merry-go-round of a circus, to finish in the trance of an
overheated nightclub… La Goutte au Nez transports you from a universe
to the other one in flash: from the dub to popular waltz, of the
hip-hop in the klezmer, the jazz in the reggae, on bottom of jungle and
drum’n’bass. For several years already, these eight musicians surround
stages and public place, surprising a wide public. Accordéon : Florent SepchatSoubassophone : Carl CordelierCaisse claire : Gilles ChaupradeGrosse caisse : Jean-françois CaireSaxophone alto : Alexandre ZellnerSaxophone ténor : Pierre PoussinTrompette : Bertrand MargelidonTrombone : Simon DupireThere
is a remarkable live performance on video on their website – no, really
do go look it out. Don’t worry about the maintenance notice, click
below Retrouvez l’actualité… and then look out for the band’s name. You’ll be glad you did. This is music making.Salsa malikum is taken from their album Ouverture facile (easy opening).www.lagoutteaunez.com/www.myspace.com/lagoutteaunezEnglish – The Marble Tea (New Jersey, USA)The
Marble Tea creates whimsical music for sunny days, and introspective
music for days that are less than sunny. Children’s songs for adults. That’s
how Knight Berman Jr once described the music he writes and records as
the Marble Tea, but it doesn’t tell the full story. Grown-up topics
like hiding from the law, excruciating ennui, and impotence have all
found their way into songs in some fashion or another, and his
affirmation that "I haven’t met a child yet that I could sit and have a
smoke with" further distances us from that original statement.The I’m Batman EP
was selected as CD of the Year for 2004 at IndepenDisc.com, and the new
Fantastic Day EP presents more fanciful and reflective indie pop.You can buy that song direct from the web site so that all the cash goes to the artist.www.marbletea.com/www.myspace.com/marbleteaResponse from Kimo about the end of his tune Lullaby for Alia    Cule Cule Trombon (with intro from Big Bang) – Kepay (Guadalajara, Mexico)The band were formed in 1996. Cule Cule Trombon is actually a bonus track taken from from their album Desde el Fondo
(and fronted by the first few seconds of the title track) and it is
available from the band’s site or the entire album is free from jamendowww.kepay.netwww.jamendo.com

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