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Exclusive US release on the bava: TINS “Spaceland”

Here’s a first for the bava, I get to introduce the Western hemisphere to a kickass band from Trento, Italia: TINS (a.k.a Tourists in Sunderland). “What the hell are you doing pushing music you philistine?!” you ask accusingly. “You’re a … Continue reading

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Leave me alone, I’m a family man, and if you push me too far I just might….

The I Love this World blog delivers the goods again, this time through the Hall & Oates music video for “Family Man.” After watching this video I kind of understand the current dangers of the rising amateur culture. With the … Continue reading

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A Song for our Times

Image Credit: “Sometimes pictures just compose themselves” by phxpma. Re-visiting my overflowing WFMU feed is always a pleasure, and last night I actually spent some time listening to The J’s with Jamie’s “Hey, Look Us Over!”, and while I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Twitter Country

Randy Thornton, proprietor of the Metamedia blog, rocks! He recently wrote and performed his own song about Twitter called “Still tweeting 4U”. I love this kinda stuff—this is who we are, damn it! It may be a country song, but … Continue reading

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I have been judged!

That damn Judges has posted a Lucio Battisti video before me, how good is he? So to teach that meddling kid a lesson, the bava gives you 3x the Judges. And I’ll one up Judges by throwing in a classic … Continue reading

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Music for the coming Depression

About a week or so ago I got Robert Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country which I have been totally digging. The book has been reinforcing an informal education I’ve been getting through my various conversations with Folklorist Gary … Continue reading

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Hank Williams in Sunset Park, PA

Dave the Spazz of WFMU’s Beware of the Blog just posted on Hank Williams, I can’t pretend to know too much about Williams, but what I’ve heard of him is pretty phenomenal.  So the recording of a live performance by … Continue reading

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The DeZurik Sisters

Thursday night I had the good fortune of spending an evening with Kent Ippolito, who is one of Fredericksburg’s foremost treasures. He is an amazing musician, cartoonist, and person. As is often the case, when we get together with Kent … Continue reading

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Jack Johnson’s Jazz Band

In stark contrast to the Uncle John Scruggs video, check out this video of Jack Johnson’s Jazz band performing “Tiger Rag” on December 21, 1929 in the great city of New York, NY. Now, I’m not sure how much you … Continue reading

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Uncle John Scruggs

The above footage was taken by the Fox Movietone News, in Powahatan, VA on November 8, 1928. According to USC’s Center for Southern African American Music: Uncle John Scruggs was born a slave, [and] is a good example of white-influenced … Continue reading

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