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Zaldor Unplugged for August 18, 2014!

Zaldor's World - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:48

Ok, more updates – updates on living situation, work, and my son Trent (of )!! Maybe will have another update episode soon!!

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Mirror Talk: 1997

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:00

Mirror TalkMirror Talk, a 4-piece synthesizer ensemble from LA who perform New Wave and R&B influenced pop music have just released a new single 1997.

They tell us that they’ve just released the vinyl for their 1st EP via Urban Outfitters and are about to drop a new EP that they have worked on with their friend Tony Hoffer, endeavoring to make a record that sounded equal parts Timbaland, Prince and The Clash.

Web Site (Tumblr) | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 145

Idiosyncratic Transmissions - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 04:33

Music from Mevio and the artists.  Theme song from Dan at

Idiosyncratic Transmissions is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting.  For more great independent music podcasts check out

Charlie Katt – Long Time To Be Nowhere
Deleveled – Hollywood
Ggoolldd – Younger Days
Smiling Cynic – And Then Nothing
The Deadline Shakes – Slipping From Your Heart
Happy Dagger – Indian Summer

AMPed Show #453

AMPed Weekly Show - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 04:00

Hosted this week by Graham Holland of It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast

Show: Cowboy Cantor
Song: Done (Will Phalen)

Show: Insomnia Radio: UK
Song: War Photographer (Victor Vendetta)

Show: The Bugcast
Song: Answer My Call (The Way I Am)

Show: Suffolk 'n' Cool
Song: Thank You England (Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank Jeremy)

Show: Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight
Song: The Heart Beats On (Adrian Nation)

Show: It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast
Song: John Ball (The Old Dance School)

Show: Insomnia Radio: Canada
Song: Gold Star (Goodnight, Sunrise)

Show: DarkCompass
Song: Void Traveller (The Scimitar)

Show: Insomnia Radio
Song: Voices of the Dead (Leptus)

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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 22nd August 2014

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 17:12

After their previous sell out gigs “sublime acoustic duo TJ & Murphy” (Jade Wright, Liverpool Echo) return to Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery on Friday 22nd August with new songs and old favourites. Expect interwoven vocal harmonies and a unique guitar style that can only be attributed to them. This is one of the must-see events of the Bank Holiday weekend and tickets are already selling fast.

Joining TJ & Murphy on the night will be Essex-based singer-songwriter Adrian Nation who recently had the honour of closing the 50th Cambridge Folk Festival. Completing the lineup are local group Mojo Storm who went down a storm (ahem!) at June’s Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon with their African inspired jazz/fusion sound.

Liverpool Acoustic co-organiser Graham Holland said “We’re delighted to welcome back crowd favourites TJ & Murphy for an intimate, acoustic set in the View Two Gallery’s performance space. These boys never fail to impress and I’m sure this night will be no exception. They will be perfectly complimented by the solo talents of Adrian Nation and the African-inspired sound of Mojo Storm. I can’t think of a better way to start the Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool.”

UPDATE: TJ & Murphy will be appearing live on Billy Butler’s BBC Radio Merseyside show from 2.30pm on Friday 22nd August to talk about the gig, their future plans, and to play a couple of songs. You can listen live at

  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live
  • Artists: TJ & MURPHY
    Adrian Nation (Essex)
    Mojo Storm
  • Date: Friday 22nd August 2014
  • Times: 7.45pm doors, 8.15pm start
  • Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street
  • Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the door
  • The facebook event can be found at
  • Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at
  • Press enquiries & guestlist email


Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 116

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 116 to download for free.

If you’re an acoustic musician from the Greater Merseyside area, or from further afield but play on the Liverpool scene, then feel free to send us your music for future shows. We can’t promise we’ll be able to play everything that’s sent to us, but we will listen to every track. Find out all about the show, how to submit your music, and the Terms of Use, at

1. TJ & Murphy - In Your Hands
Buy the album Hurricanes at

2. Adrian Nation – The Heart Beats On
Buy the album Live At Crossroads here

3. Mojo Storm – Soweto Blues
Buy the album Life here




TJ & Murphy


Duo TJ & Murphy are Thomas-Joseph Mealey (vocals, guitars) and David ‘Murphy’ Bower (vocals, guitars, piano). They joined together in 2008, releasing their acclaimed debut album ‘Weary Nights’ some months later. Since then they’ve toured Europe, Norway and England, and have released their second album ‘Hurricanes’ available to buy from

“Beautiful harmonies and superb guitar playing.” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

VIDEO PREVIEW - Here’s a live recording of TJ & Murphy performing Notes In The Wind last autumn.



With a new live album released earlier this year Adrian Nation is going from strength to strength gaining new followers across the UK and increasingly in Europe. “Live at Crossroads” perfectly captures the songwriting and guitar playing of the man that is described by Guitar and Bass Magazine as “a superior fingerstyle troubadour”. With appearances at festivals all over the country including most recently the 50th Cambridge Folk Festival where he closed the weekend, Adrian is considered to be among the best fingerstyle guitarists currently on the scene in the UK.

“One man with a guitar sounds like a simple idea, but to take that guitar and create a set containing a variety of textures, moods and atmospheres is the hard bit and only a few can truly carry it off. Adrian comfortably sits with the best at this game. ” Andy Craig, Rothbury Roots

VIDEO PREVIEW - Enjoy the blistering finger-picking from Adrian Nation as he performs the instrumental Five Finger Rapids live at A Feast Of Easter Folk in Gosport this year.



Combining Kevin Paton’s lilting West African twelve-string guitar and soulful conscious lyrics with Phil Hargreaves’ jazz/reggae inflected saxes and flute to produce an infectious, joyful sound that tempers an anger at injustice with a sense of delight at the beauties of the world, Mojo Storm are coming from Liverpool straight to your heart.

VIDEO PREVIEW - Here’s Mojo Storm performing live at Celtic Bazaar in June this year.




If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.




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Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 22nd August 2014

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Jo Mango: Evermore (The Cormorant remix)

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 14:00

Jo MangoFollowing on from her incredible 2012 sophomore album Murmuration, Jo Mango has enlisted the help of an excitingly unexpected grouping of international artists to remix all 10 tracks of that album to extraordinary effect.

The result is Transformuration which will be released as a limited edition tape as part of this year’s Cassette Store Day celebration on September 27th 2014 and then on full digital release through Olive Grove Records on October 13th 2014.

In addition, Glasgow’s The Cormorant also has a new EP coming out on the 1st of September, Kindly Treatments for Fragile Brains. This can be purchased through the BC links on his site linked to below.

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Roadhouse 494

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:22
With quite a few new blues tracks, a little more live blues than usual and a set that focuses on a real staple instrument of the blues, this edition shakes out as interesting, for sure. Rusty Zinn, John Mooney, Mike Zito, Elvin Bishop, and Eddie Cotton all lie within earshot of the hour and help provide the definition of the 494th Roadhouse - another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

Mount Sharp: Cold Hands

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 14:00

Mount SharpToday’s spotlight takes a look back at the first stellar demo from Gowanus, Brooklyn (via Maine) indie rock band MOUNT SHARP, in which Bryan Bruchman performs on drums & guitar, Sarah Wood on vox & guitar, and Ryan Zumsen on bass

We also hear the band has a new single out “Icarus”, the first release from their forthcoming EP, Weird Fears, which drops this month. You can check out the stunning video for this excellent new single embedded further below.


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IR: UK #111 – Some New, Some Old, All Good

Insomnia Radio:UK - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:00

Episode number 111 of Insomnia Radio: UK

Stuart back at the controls again. A mixture this time:

  • A normal episode, of six new tracks from UK Artists
  • Followed by the six tracks from IR: UK #11, because that was my first, in September 2006, and this is the 100th episode since that.
  • And a bonus track.

Recording Date: Saturday 16 August 2014

TRT: 56:14

Rating: Work Safe

Download IR: UK 111

IR: UK 111 Song Listing and Links IR: UK 11 Song Listing and still active Links
  • The Shakes – Liberty Jones
    London | No useful links
  • The Jinn – Feeling in the Sound
    Glasgow | MySpace (not much there)
  • The New Humans – Good Morning Japan
    Newcastle | MySpace (not much there)
  • The Pilots of Japan – Bulldog
    East Hertfordshire, now Michigan, USA | Web Site | Facebook
  • The Eisenhowers – Novelty Act
    Glasgow | MySpace
  • Kerbslider – Manufactured Me
    Ipswich | Last.FM
Bonus Track Other links

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the bugcast 326 – Nanu Night Night

The Bugcast - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 02:00

thebugcast326This week on The Bugcast: We discuss departures, searches, and we play 8 cracking tracks of independent and Creative Commons music!

Songs played

Intro: Chris Juergensen – Bug Lips
Outro: Mark Marshall – Man Walking


BBC News: Robin Williams, actor and comedian, found dead at 63
BBC News: US actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89
BBC News: Sir Cliff Richard’s Berkshire property searched by police
YouTube: Hillary Reynolds Band – Honey, Come Home (Official Music Video)

Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussed

Upcoming events

OggCamp ’14 – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October 2014 (more info)

Podcasts mentioned

Association of Music Podcasting
Made In The UK Show

Next week

The next live show will be episode 327, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 22 August 2014 from 21:30 (ish) UK time (UTC+1/BST).

Special thanks go to

The artists for allowing us to play their music.
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.
Internet Archive for hosting the podcast files
Ubuntu UK Podcast for the use of their Icecast server
Euterpia Radio for the use of their Shoutcast server
World Wide Indie Radio for relaying the live stream on their own service
Love Leeds Radio for replaying the show on their station

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Zaldor Unplugged for 8-14-2014! Updates!

Zaldor's World - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:35

Yeah, I’m back – updates!!

IR: Portugal 22

Insomnia Radio: Portugal - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:34

IR Portugal

The return of Insomnia Radio: Portugal brings you five of the hottest tracks in Portugal at the moment, including an introduction to the best 2013 Portuguese album, as well as great tracks for you to dance, enjoy the sunset and one of the most recent sensations in the country.

Enjoy the 22nd show of the finest independent Portuguese music, as Rodrigo welcomes you back.

1: Throes + The SineTriba Triba (buy from Bandcamp, or order the c.d. at

2: NoiservThis Is Maybe The Place Where Trains Are Going To Sleep At Night (buy from Bandcamp)

3: Johan RodriguesCoast (free download at Bandcamp)

4: Vira CasacaBetinhas de Santarém (free download at Bandcamp)

5: Thunder & Co. – O.N.O. (buy from iTunes or eMusic)

DOWNLOAD Episode 22 | SUBSCRIBE to IR: Portugal (RSS)iTunes (IR: Portugal)

Get in touch with Rodrigo at

Dave’s Lounge #291

Dave's Lounge - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:59

Dave's Lounge Music Podcast #291This week, we’re venturing into a variety of different styles, from straight-forward pop tunes to R&B to dubstep to latin-influenced music, and even a bit of spoken poetry to cap it off. Downtempo electronic music continues to evolve into new forms and absorb influences from all over the globe, and it’s all on display in this week’s mix.

Also, anyone who releases a song called “Time Will Wait” just ahead of the new season premiere of Doctor Who is a bloody genius. That is all.

Playlist for Dave’s Lounge #291:

  1. Submotion Orchestra, “Time Will Wait”  Buy from: iTunes
  2. Kawehi, “Anthem”  Buy from: iTunes
  3. Got A Girl, “I’ll Never Hold You Back”  Buy from: iTunes
  4. Tiffany Gouche, “Fantasy”  Buy from: iTunes
  5. Ogiyy, “Hot 4 U”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  6. Foreign Technology, “Strung Out”  Buy from: iTunes
  7. Demented Sound Mafia, “Down Time”  Buy from: iTunes
  8. Eddie Shinn, “Box Of Happiness”  Free download from: Bandcamp
  9. Zane Tate, “Getaway”  Buy from: iTunes
  10. DJ Pippi & Sandro S, “Fatal (Instrumental)”  Buy from: iTunes
  11. Wally Pish Posh, “Extra Ordinary”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  12. Dee C’rell, “The Ballad Of Love”  Buy from: iTunes
  13. Odesza (feat. Monsoonsiren), “Memories That You Call”  Buy from: iTunes

Don’t forget to tell me your favorite song from this week’s show in the comments below!

Take your place to chill on the go with the Dave’s Lounge App, which gives you to streaming access all the latest episodes of Dave’s Lounge, plus bonus mixes not available in the podcast, for only $1.99. The Dave’s Lounge App is now available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.

Enjoy the show!

Dave’s Lounge #291

Port Manteau: Nickels and Dimes

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:00

Port ManteauOttawa (Ontario, Canada) based Port Manteau released their second full-length album To Far Away Friends in July. Its available from the BandCamp link below on a Name Your Price basis, and is well worth checking out. Their sound has been described as “a merge of indie rock and grunge”.

They currently comprised of: Deryck Grekul – Vocals, Guitar; Aiden Robertson – Guitar; Brandon Blair – Keyboard, Trumpet, Violin and Bass; Alex Rankin – Drums

BandCamp | Facebook

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Live: The Justin Wayne Show with Tim Atlas at Main Street Studios

The Justin Wayne Show - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:44


Back in January, we had a unique chance to introduce an artist to Walla Walla at Main Street Studios. Tim Atlas came to us for two nights and someone had the crazy idea of kicking off a live version of The Justin Wayne Show on the first night. With the help of Michael Simon of Coffee Ring Studios dealing with all of the sound both on stage and recording, Nate Redford of Lumenate Design taking care of the set, lights and promo pieces, and Tim Atlas bringing his A game, we had a great time.


Tim Atlas moving his capo as he gets ready to show off his loop pedal

Other thank-yous going out to Alisa Gilbert, Kim Boyd and Rachael Buroker of Main Street Studios and all the rest of the crew and audience who attended and made this an amazing night.

You can listen to the entire show here in the podcast above. You can also view a few songs we got on video as well as Tim’s short loop pedal clinic he did on stage for me.


DC637 False Ring

Dark Compass - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00


Sanctorum: False Idols (UK)

Lizzard Wizzard: Game of Cones (Australia)

The Quarry: Insurgency (London, UK)

Byzanthian Neckbeard: Doppleganger (Guernsey, UK)

Moab: Made to Wait (USA, Scion Records)

 Identity Device: The Dreams That Affect Us (Ohio USA, Knox Asylum Records)

Driven Below: Legions of The Damned (Texas, USA, Knox Asylum Records)

Aliases: Exasperated (UK)

Slaughterday: Ravenous (Germany, FDA Rekotz, Clawhammer)

The Body Politic: Armature (Canada, Asher)

Wolf Blood: Witch (Minnesota, USA)

Unaussprechlichen Kulten: La Recta Provincia (Chili, Dark Descent, Clawhammer)

AOV: Suffer The Consequences (Helsinki, Finland, Inverse Records)

Atara: Hang Them (France, Kaotoxin, Clawhammer)

The Rough Boys: Hogtown (Ontario, Canada, Asher)


A Higher Demise: It’s a Trap (Bromley, UK, Ambicon Records)

Methedras: You Got It (Monza, Italy, Clawhammer)

The Royal Blasphemy: Corruption (Lisbon, Portugal, Submit Page)

Eden Circus: Devoid of Purpose (Hamburg, Germany, Life-force Records)

Laika: Escalation of Terror (Winnipeg, Canada, Filth Regime Records, Asher)

Corprit Convict: 3 Ring (Kentucky, USA, Email)


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Twin Ponies: Phallacy

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:00

Twin PoniesTwin Ponies is self-described as a progressive rock band composed of members of the defunct Tempe indie-alternative band, Tugboat. They came together in 2013 and released the EP “Pores” last September, engineered and mixed by Fred Huang and mastered by Fen Ikner.

While we couldn’t get enough of one of their signature tracks, “Willoughby,” from this release, “Phallacy” kept forcing us to come back and re-listen, especially after the final instrumental kicks off, wherein all hell breaks loose. This is one of my favorite tracks this year and comes highly recommended.

I’ve also been told they’ve made a run of cassettes so you may want to check out their BandCamp below as it includes a bonus track, “Pink Skin.”


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SnC 422 – A meeting place

Suffolk And Cool - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:45


A show of considerable contrast this week with more music than is probably good for you.  Like Benyoro (pic) it’s a bit of a meeting place.


Benyoro_AlbumCoverAn Sera – Benyoro (NYC, USA)

The band is, quite literally, a meeting place. Its name, taken from Mali’s Bamana language, means precisely that.

That the six-piece group would come together in NYC seems almost inevitable. The city is the polyglot home to a thousand different languages and dialects, where African music devotees can find their kindred spirits in recent émigrés from the continent. Where South African jit can nuzzle up next to merengue and the blues can sit next to Kenyan benga. And as the band shows on its debut album, Benyoro (July 8, 2014), it’s a place where the Mandé music of West Africa can thrive.

“What we really do is play praise music,” explains guitarist and ngoni lute player Sam Dickey. “We’ve just sped it up a little; it brings the music into a more dance-oriented context. Toumani Diabaté and his Symmetric Orchestra have been major innovators in this regard.”

The album is heavily weighted toward traditional Mandé songs, like the classic “Kulanjan,” but they sit with perfect ease next to three original compositions, and everything is given the Benyoro treatment.

“Listen to the first track, ‘An Sera,’” suggest Benyoro’s kora player, Yacouba Sissoko. “We make the connection with Congolese soukous there. That’s natural – soukous is hugely popular all over the continent, it’s informed every type of African music. But Africa is such a big continent, with so many different cultures, and we try to make music for all Africa, to put the different sounds together and create a new color.”

“We started out just playing traditional music, then we worked up some of our own material. A few of the arrangements pay tribute to Toumani in their style.



sugar plumMoment Of Fame (ft. Charlie Clark) – Sugar Plum Fairies (LA, CA, USA)

Sugarplum Fairies was originally founded by Ben Bohm (guitars, bg vocals) and Silvia Ryder (vocals). After the duo parted ways in 2013, Ryder assembled a rotating line-up of co-writers and guest musicians, culminating in the creation of ‘Godspeed & Silver Linings’, which was released June 10 on Starfish Records.

Somewhere between Hapsburg and Honkytonk, swaying palm trees and swirling dark espresso, airy minimalism and waltzing Americana, the Fairies play melancholic songs on sparkling instruments. Think of an evening gown captured in Kodachrome. Gustav Klimt on Route 66. This is music for when you’ve been up all night but are still in control. Reminiscent of Nico and Leonard Cohen singing duets on accordion and ’58 Les Paul out by the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

On the album, ‘Godspeed & Silver Linings‘, SPF has crafted another expansive collection of austere Angeleno pop. The album was produced by Marlon Rabenreither (Gold Star, Lael Neale), mixed by Todd Burke (Belle & Sebastian, Ben Harper), mastered by Pete Lyman (St. Vincent, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Dandy Warhols) and featuring guest performances by Charlie Clark (The Reindeer Section, Arab Strap, Snow Patrol) and RT Valine (RT n’ the 44s).


WryLadder – Wry Lion (UK)

As a dyspraxic asthmatic with Aspergers syndrome, it’s easy to see why Wry Lion has never tried to fit within the mould of a traditional emcee. Combining the technique and theatricality of Tech N9ne with the lyrical depth of Mos Def & Eminem, throw in a uniquely British quirkiness and a singing voice that is equal parts Mike Skinner, David Bowie & Ian Dury. Musically, he is one of the most dynamic artists working today, mixing his unmistakable vocal style with beats that mix rock, blues, funk, soul & jazz with a molten core of hip hop, combining these influences with a knack for pop songwriting that puts him light years ahead of most of his contemporaries on the UK Hip Hop scene.

Wry has just released his debut album Theatricks, an intimate look into the mind of an eccentric. Through a cast of colourful characters and esoteric storytelling mixed with a progressive political stance and emotionally charged perspective Wry Lion has created a work that deconstructs the tropes of Hip Hop while never losing sight of the need for a catchy beat.



Chromatisch Dee C'rellDays Like These – Dee C’rell (London)

From the new double A-side “Chromatisch” on Holm Records

Holm records present a new double A-side from Dee C’rell entitled, Chromatisch. A kaleidoscope of sound manipulation and vocals entwined with the trademark elements that define Dee C’rell’s understated music making, Chromatisch takes jazz and down-tempo lounge into new territory, gently implementing the audacious music making of contemporary electro-acoustic jazz.

Days Like These is a chill-out and down-tempo mixture of jazz, electronics and sound design, embracing the idiosyncratic characteristics of Dee C’rell’s sound. There is contemporary electro-acoustic jazz integrated throughout the compositions, with reshaped sound design and audio manipulation. With the interweaved sultry vocals of Alda Olafsdottir adding an air of suspense over a complex but sparse rhythm, Days Like These is a delightful track for those lazy summer days and beyond.

The recording is available on iTunes and other worldwide digital stores.


Beef Terminal - Canadian PatentCassettes – Beef Terminal (Toronto, Canada)

Named after a meat processing facility in the west end of Toronto, Canada, MD Matheson has been releasing albums under the Beef Terminal name since 2000. The latest, “Canadian Patent” is the first since 2011′s “Humidex” release.

“I wasn’t sure if I was going to bother to make another Beef Terminal album. After some bad experiences involving “Humidex” with labels, I contemplated just packing it in and making sounds on my own with no real intention to release it out in the world. I felt like I was just throwing more music on a massive pile of music that everyone else was making and just getting ignored, so why bother? But the point of this project has never been recognition or money, it has been about true fans of the music, who seem to somehow find it and get in touch, telling me how much it has meant to them.

Alex Chilton said: “Somewhere a long the line I figured out that if you only press up a hundred copies of a record, then eventually it will find it’s way to the hundred people in the world who want it most.” This has been my experience, and that’s the reason why I’m going to keep going and keep releasing music, no matter who is there to hear it. I’ve had times when what I was doing was popular and got some radio play, and times when I was completely ignored. But none of that matters.

I recorded the album starting in April of 2013 in Toronto and finished it up in Florida in early 2014. The name “Canadian Patent” comes from an old scaffolding company in Toronto, the name was painted on the side of a building (probably torn down now for condos) and I thought it might be a cool name for an album. It sounds kind of mysterious and weird to me, and as a proud Canadian I thought it might be cool to reference my country in the album name as well.”

–MD Matheson


ExtremelyThank You England – Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank Jeremy (London, UK) direct

Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank Jeremy are two, well-know (and loved) London buskers who spent years arguing with the authorities – in and out of court – about the right to perform on moving trains, have now recorded an album called, unexpectedly, “Away From The Tube Trains”.

I met them on a London Underground train, travelling from Earl’s Court to Kew Gardens six years ago. I bought their album and gave Jeremy my Suffolk’n’Cool card. Last month he got around to calling me with an apology for the delay! The result, two more deliciously quirky albums of songs with huge integrity and honesty.

This track evoke one aspect of English manners which may have been retreating for some years but remain as part of the nations expectations as ever, and it’s wonderful to hear this simple gratitude for a country and its culture, not for a politician, expressed like this.

The bulk of the material was recorded in far-away, sunny Macedonia, although the title track itself was created in more nearby and rainy, Surrey Docks.

Mainly ballads, with a folk/rock/country sort of feel, they feature Mike’s talents as street poet and vocalist and Jeremy’s finger-style work on banjo and guitar.

Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank Jeremy on iTunes


nealfox6Something’s Wrong – Neal Fox (Florida, USA)

An artist for whom I have huge respect. I played his track Swank-ay way back on Suffolk ‘n’ Cool 046 in December 2006 and a few others at improbable intervals since then.

At age 20 Neal had his first record deal. Three contracts, one music production company and 40 years later he is still producing great music. Only now, he’s doing it on his own terms and his own label. His sixth release Now it’s Personal came out in 2008.

Much of his work now is multi-media which creates even broader canvasses for his burgeoning creativity. Take a look at the video below.

Do pay a visit to his site if you have a few minutes, there’s loads to see and hear.


FreakGypsy Song – Freak Fandango Orchestra (Barcelona, Spain)

The Freak Fandango Orchestra is a multi-ethnic balkan-gypsy-punk band from Barcelona (Spain). The band exists since 2006 and is performing live since 2007. You can see them a lot around Barcelona but they also play at international venues, like for example at the New York Gypsy Festival 2011.

They are: Noe, Armin, Vitto, Jürgen, David, Xavi, Jordi, Alfonso (miembro de honor)

Their music is a explosive mixture of folk, polka, gypsy music from the Balkans and punk-rock. The band is composed by musicians with lots of different instruments (guitar, bass, drums, violin, saxophone, trumpet, accordion and percussion). They are influenced by artists like Emir Kusturica And The No Smoking Orchestra, Goran Bregović and Gogol Bordello.

In 2009 they published their first EP Love, Death And A Drunken Monkey

In 2009 they published their second EP Tales Of A Dead Fish with over 200.000 downloads (more than 120.000 downloads on Jamendo and 100.000 downloads on FMA).

The Freak Fandango Orchestra ( present their 3rd album “Wild Goats and Useless Heroes“.

Financed trough a crowd-funding campaign and finally released in May 2014 it’s again full of energetic songs with crazy lyrics.


JW Show 249: Shane Alexander and Planes on Paper

The Justin Wayne Show - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:33

Planes on Paper (Navid is in the middle) and Shane Alexander (on the right) finishing off their mini northwest tour.

In David Jordan’s words, from Beatnik Geek Records, “unmissable radio” today including a dual interview with Navid from Planes on Paper and Shane Alexander. Claire pulls out some great stuff from the submission box and I talk about my hair. Wait, what? Really? Yes, really.

Planes on Paper (Navid is in the middle) and Shane Alexander (on the right) finishing off their mini northwest tour.

Planes on Paper (Navid is in the middle) and Shane Alexander (on the right) finishing off their mini northwest tour.


The Playlist


Title Album Artist Isabella Where Fires Are Where Fires Are Old Man Yeti Love Yeti Love Kisses Three Kisses Yazzy My Young Love Was As Blind As Ray Charles And Half As Cold As Heat The Buddhist Kye Alfred Hillig Bloom Bloom The Morning Birds Tonight Electric Vibes EP The Supersonic Jets Week 52 Free Music Feature Frank Hamilton Goodbye My Lover Rise Up For Love Sister Speak Hold My Hand Natasha Davies Natasha Davies December Top Ten Song Wooden Arms Can’t Get Enough HELP ME! The Sweet Serenades Who Killed Smiley Culture? Emily Capell Interview with Shane Alexander and Navid from Planes On Paper Day Alone The East End Planes On Paper Skyway Drive-In Ladera Shane Alexander Let’s Pretend We’re Strangers Many Splendored Things James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys Relentless Delight Cajsa Siik Cajsa Siik


See you next week with Barra Brown from the Barra Brown Quartet!

~JW and CR

Strange Ideas: Empty

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:00

Strange IdeasToday’s Dose is from a three track demo by Oakland based Strange Ideas, the project of Matthew Hable. we recommend that you check it out at the BandCamp link below, its very interesting, and if this is a hint at his future work, he’s someone worth watching.

“It kicked off in the summer of 2013 like a rabid wildebeest: Primitive folk singer-songwriter Matthew Hable launched his latest musical vision, Strange Ideas, and hasn’t looked back. Though billed as a solo project, the Oakland-based performer usually enlists a drummer and bassist for his live shows.

“The Monterey native cites his influences in legit, record store-geek fashion: “psych folk (Kurt Vile, Syd Barrett), garage rock (The Velvet Underground, The Kinks, Thee Oh Sees), oldies soul (Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Fats Domino) and some traditional country influences (The Carter Family, Hank Williams).”

“For its first live performance on Jan. 25, 2014, at Pierce Ranch Vineyards in Monterey, Strange Ideas opened for Jake Bellows (Saddle Creek Records). The show sold out. The buzz was on.” [Bio]

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