Friday, December 25, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 25th, 2009


Abacus - Pipedream Revisited (Part I & II) Walhalla CD
Ash Ra Tempel - Day-Dream (Ohr) LP
Association PC - Round A'Bout Nine (Munich) LP
Armaggedon - Open (Missing Vinyl) LP
Birth Control - Let Us Do It Now (XYZ) LP
Black Spirit - Punk (Kissing Spell) LP
Can - All Gates Open (Harvest) LP
Curly Curve - Queen Of Spades (Brain) CD
Cozmic Corridors - Dark Path (Psi-Fi) CD
Carol Of Harvest - Somewhere At The End Of Our Rainbow (Guerssen) LP
Dies Irae - Harmagedon Dragonlove (Orwaschal) LP
Eloy - Song Of A Paranoid Soldier (Philips) LP
Ego On The Rocks - Asylum (Second Battle) CD
Et Cetera - The Really Great Escape (MPS) LP
Embryo - Revolution (Materiali Sonari) CD
Eroc - Des Zauberers Traum (Brain) LP
Frame - All I Really Want Explain (Bellaphon) CD
Gila - This Morning (Warner) LP
Gomorrha - Lola (Spalax) CD
Hairy Chapter - There's A Kind Of Nothing (Second Battle) CD
The Inner Space - Apokalypse (Wah Wah) LP
Ikarus - Early Bell's Voice (Second Battle) CD
Jeronimo - End Of Our Time (Second Battle) CD
Jane - Hangman (Brain) CD
Kin Ping Meh - Rock Is The Way (Zebra) LP
Krokodil - Light Of Day (Liberty) LP
Light Of Darkness - Freedom Flight (Second Battle) CD
Mammut - Nahgarn Mammut (Long Hair) LP

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 18th, 2009

Roland Young - Crystal Motions (EM) LP
Janina Angel Bath - Every Day Is Different (Prophase) CD
Abbass Mehrpouya - Untitled track # 2 (Persianna) LP
OM - Meditation Is The Practice Of Death (Drag City) CD
Odyssee - Deliverance (Indie) LP
Nucleus - Song For The Bearded Lady (Vinyl Lovers) LP
Charlie Mariano - Brother Muthaiah (Catalyst) LP
Steve Reid - Odyssey Street (Universal Sound) LP
Weldon Irvine - Jungle Juice (BMG) LP
Plankton Wat - Song Of Winter Death (DNT) LP
Jozef Van Wissem - Son Of Dawn (Important) LP
Trembling Bells - Willows Of Carbeth (Honest Jon's) LP
Gary Higgins - 5 A.M. Trilogy (Drag City) CD
Rick White - One & Two (Blue Fog) LP
Dark Fog - Mesmerized (OSR) LP
The Devil's Blood - The Time Of No Time=Evermore (Van) LP
Zoroaster - Seeing The Dark/Spirit Molecule (Kreation) LP
Cain - Badside (Rockadrome) CD
K.Makoto & M. Shinsuke - Spider's Thread... excerpt (Prophase) LP
Moon Duo - Ripples (Sacred Bones) 12"
Nightstalker - Superfreak (Meteor City) CD
Saint Vitus - Born Too Late (SST) LP
Vilgot - Hejda Sovjet (Kommun) LP

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We're # 1...gee what a sooprize!

I have just been informed that Birdman Sound is the first retailer in Canada to receive the new vinyl version of Rick Whites 3rd long awaited album...mind you... according to every distro past or present, Birdman Sound has been on the extreme cutting edge and precedent setting in most of what we order and regularly carry....!!!!

Spring 2010 Ottawa Community Record Show

St. Anthonys Hall Off Preston Street, Ottawa, Sunday, March 21st
The 2nd Bi-Annual Ottawa Community Record Show

After the overwhelming turnout and dealer response at our first show in September this year at Sandy Hill Community Centre, we've decided that we needed bigger digs....
Just letting you know well in advance...more details to follow...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 11th, 2009

Jack Rose - Cross The Northfork (Three Lobed) LP
Jack Rose - Sunflower River Blues (VHF) LP
Jack Rose - St. Louis Blues (Tequila Sunrise) LP
Jack Rose - Cathedral et Chartes ( Three Lobed) LP
Jack Rose - Knoxville Blues (Tequila Sunrise) LP
Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers - Sail Away Ladies/I Shall Not Be Moved (Klang) LP
Sunn O)) - Alice (Southern Lord) LP
Current 93 - On Docetic Mountain (Coptic Cat) LP
Helios Creed - All Tomorrow's Parties (Noiseville) LP
Krokodil - The Creator Has A Plan (Second Battle) CD
Ghost - Rabi Rabi (Drag City) LP
Circuit Rider - Limousine Ride (Indie) LP
Moebius/Plank/Neumeier - Load (Bureau B) LP
Fire - Can I Hold You For A Minute (Rune Grammofon) LP
Major Stars - Rock Revival Theme (Twisted Village) LP
Pontiak - World Hide Prince (Thrill Jockey) LP
Blackwater Park - Rock Song (Spalax) CD
Shrinebuilder - Pyramid Of The Moon (Neurot) LP
Magic Lantern - Chance Encounters (Woodsist) LP
Comets On Fire - The Unicorn (BADA BING) LP
Haze - Fast Career (Second Battle) CD
Zoroaster - Undying (Kreation) LP
Gong - Zero The Hero & The Witch's Spell (Virgin) LP

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

JACK ROSE....Rest In Peace

Two people called me at home this past Sunday to let me know about Jack Rose passing from this earth. I hate those phone calls. I will pay musical tribute to Jack Rose with selections taken from a half dozen or so of his recordings that I have grown very fond of over the past few years. Check him out in a musical way this Friday morning at 9:30 am on "Friday Morning Cartunes" on 93.1 FM or . You should also check out this link...

Although I did not know him personally I will miss him nonetheless...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 4th, 2009

Sunburned Hand Of The Man - Sunshine Suit (Eclipse) LP
Azar Lawrence - Warriors Of Peace (Prestige) LP
MV & EE - You Matter (Three Lobed) LP
Eskaton - Dagon (WPFC) LP
AcidMothersGuruGuru - Underdogg Express Part 1 (Funfundvierzig) LP
Thee Hypnotics - Half Man Half Boy (Situation Two) 12"
Earthless - From The Ages (Tee Pee) LP
Miles Davis - Thursday Miles (Columbia) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Pathfinder Blues (demo) cdr
Robedoor - Indo Shadow (Not Not Fun) Lp
Last Exit - Panzer Be-Bop (Enemy) LP
Moon Duo - Love On The Sea (Sick Thurst) 12"
Ninni Morgia Control Unit - Lush Jungle (Ultramarine) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Lydia Lunch - Welcome To My Church... (Willie Anderson) LP
Shining Path - I Think I Am Becoming God (Holy Mountain) LP
Swara Samrat - Hippylisation (Coloured Rain) LP
Bushman's Revenge - Count The Holes In Your Head (Rune Grammofon) LP
Jesu - Opiate Sun (Caldo Verde) LP
Heads - Spliff Riff (Rooster) LP

Monday, November 30, 2009


It was probably last April or May when Paul Fenton rang me to ask if I would handle a reunion show for the fabled Canadian punk rock band the Action. As a fan of the quintet's minimal recording legacy and never having seen them perform (last gig 30 years ago) I jumped at the chance to be involved. Not wanting to put the cart before the horse we spent most of the last 5 months or so doing a minimal amount of "word of mouth" promotion and then of course the media hit hard and did the rest in the 2 weeks prior to this past weekend's spectacle. Despite some naysayer bullshit leading up to the big event I can safely say that the Dominion Tavern set a damn good stage for the triumphant return of one of Canada's 1st Punk Rock outfits...The fucking ACTION were GREAT!!!! Falling tightly between late 60's era Stones and Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers the guys were on top of their game...rawk solid, tight, pro playing, stage presence and a 10 outta 10 rock quotient! The response was awesome(kinda brought a tear to the eye if ya know what I mean?) The White Wires on Saturday and the Suppositories on Sunday were both killer, justifying why I asked them to play with the legends and their forefathers to begin with...thanks guys and girls!! I would just like to say thanks as well to Peter Simpson at the Citizen and to Bill Guerrero at CKCU and Aardvark at CHUO for spearheading the radio spots and of course to everyone else for helping with the push for the ACTION. To Paul, Michael, John, Scott and Ted I would like to say congratulations gentlemen you guys fuckin' RULE and I don't think anyone who witnessed one or both shows will ever forget them! Looking forward to your future...Thanks again! (above photo : Stephanie Kepman)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...November 27th, 2009

Current 93 - Not Because The Fox Barks (Durtro) LP
Hills - Death 1 (IGT) LP
Ash Ra Tempel - Amboss (Spalax) LP
Sabu Martinez - Afro Temple (Grammofon Verket) LP
Electric Orange - Koodu (Sulatron) CD
Mutantes - Jardim Electrico (Polydor) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Ojo Al Cristo De Plata (RLP)LP
Ararat - Dos Horses (Meteor City) CD
Flasket Brinner - Di Dumme Sma Bjornarna (Polydor) CD
Life On Earth! - Listen (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Eternal Elysium - Northern Smile (Electric Earth) 10"
Lowrider - Flat Earth (People Like You) LP
Reverend Bizarre - Strange Horizon/The Ambassador (Svart) LP

Sister Hyde - You Look Better On My Space (Indie) CD
Ted Axe Interview Live In Studio
Action - T.V. Is On The Blink (Rave Up) LP
Action - Do The Strangle (Rave Up) LP

Vee Dee - Blood Zombie (Criminal IQ) LP
Seeds - Fallin' (Get Back) LP
Ancestors - Mother Animal... excerpt (Tee Pee) CD
Mono Brow - Naught Witch (demo) cdr

M. Mucci...Live In Studio...
"I Should Have Guessed", "Untitled # 1", "Untitled # 2"

Out Of Focus - Fly Bird Fly/Television Program (Missing Vinyl(LP)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Pantheon Of Fuckery

Playing Current 93, Hills and the first Ash Ra Tempel LP at the same time produces an astounding sound collage...the soundtrack to my existence at this moment in time! "the band whose name is a symbol" are in the process of looking at/listening to, an enormous amount of recording that will culminate with the release of "Biker Smell" in the coming new year. Alternately titled "Pantheon Of Fuckery" the album will be "created" in the spirit of the aforementioned spontaneous mix which occured moments ago. I can only say that I think our next record will be a great listen for anyone with discerning musical inclination. The gal that will adorn the LP jacket will be annoyed and flattered in the same breath, but really, she brought it on herself and in the end it may well be her "5 Minutes of fame".

On another note... next week I will post, for you here, some and only some of my favourite records of the year....this will not include records I have not yet received in 2009 which will mean that the list will be updated every so often until the end of December. I am also working on a list of "best" reissues for 2009 which has become a laborious task given the magnitude of wicked items to much little time....!

Top Albums 2009

Trad Gras Och Stenar "Homeless Cats"
Kebnekajse "S/T"
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band "Bird Head Son"
Acid Mothers Temple "Lord Of The Underground..."
Serpent Cult "Weight Of Light"
Ancestors "Of Sound Mind"
Woods "Songs Of Shame"
Trembling Bells "Carbeth
Horisont "S/T"
Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls "S/T"
Current 93 "Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain"
Headdress "Lunes"
Omar Rodriguez Lopez "La Grup Neuvo"
Pontiak "Maker"
Arbouretum "Song Of The Pearl"
Sleepy Sun "Embrace"
Brain Donor "Wasted Fuzz Excess"
Astra "Weirding"
Sylvestor Anfang "II"
Bushman's Revenge "You Lost Me At Hello"
Baby Woodrose "S/T"
Church Of Misery "Houses Of The Unholy"
Firebird "Grand Union"
Motorpsycho "Child Of The Future"
Black Merda "Force Of Nature"
OM "God Is Good"
Leadfinger "Rich Kids"
New Christs "Gloria"
The Amazing "S/T"
Life On Earth "Space Water Loop"
Sienna Root "Different Realities"
Six Organs Of Admittance "Luminous Night"
Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh "Overloaded Ark"
Hills S/T"
Nebula "Psych Rock"
Eternal Tapestry "The Invisible Landscape"
Atavist "II:Ruined"
Sula Bassana "Night"
Circle "Triumph"
Acid Mothers Temple "Dark Side Of The Black Moon"
Black Sheep "Kiss My Sweet Apocalypse"
Cave "Psychic Psummer"
Weird Owl "Ever The Silver Cord Be Loosed"
Zoroaster "Voice Of Saturn"
Naam "S/T
Baby Woodrose "S/T"
Fire "You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago"
Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers "S/T"
Pontiak "Sea Voids"
Rick White "Album"
Gary Higgins "Seconds"
Neokarma Jooklo Trio "Time's Vibes"
Lisa O Piu "When This Was The Future"
Plankton Wat "Dawn Of The Golden Eternity"
Steve Gunn "Boerum Palace"
Polytoxicomane Philharmonie "Go Ape"
Eagle Twin "The Unkindness Of Crows"

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...November 20th, 2009

Popul Vuh - Die Umkehr (Brain) LP
CAN - Future Days (UA) LP
Sergius Golowin - Die Hoch Zeit (Wah Wah) LP
Kraan - Kraan Arabia (Spiegelei) LP
Gila - Around Midnight (Second Battle) LP
Wolfgang Dauner - Flute Woman (Brain) LP
Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins - Name Game (Ubiquity) LP
Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi - Su Derenin Sulari (WPFC) LP
Staff Carpenbourg... - P.A.R.T.Y. (Daily) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Perder El Arte De La Razon (RLP) LP
The Brimstone Solar Radiation Band - Medic (Karma) CD
Colour Haze - Love (Elektrohasch) LP
Hansi Biebl Band - Klunken-Soul (Nasoni) LP
Osibisa - Ayiko BIA (Decca) LP
Alain Kan - Speed My Speed (Born Bad) LP
Dionysus - La Colere (Jupiter) LP
Scorpions - I'm Going Mad (Brain) LP
Astra - Broken Glass (Rise Above) LP
Yahowa 13 - E Ah O Shin (Prphase) CD
Blues Control - On Through The Night (Siltbreeze) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Quo Raga (demo) cdr
Fiftymen - Shine A Light (Indie) CD
Fiftymen - Sick Of Being Tired (Indie) CD
Sleepy Sun - Sleepy Son (ATP) LP
Crooked Hook - Mystical Beauty (Safety Meeting) CD
Amon Duul II - Surrounded By The Stars (UA) LP

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...November 13th, 2009

Space Debris - Second Sight (Indie) LP
Grails - Outer-Banks (Temporary Residence) LP
Alumbrados - The Riddle Of Consciousness (Important) LP
La Ira De Dios - La Senal (Nasoni) LP
Helios Creed - Big Bang (Amphetamine Reptile) LP
Sun Araw - Hive Burner (Woodsist) LP
High Tide - Inflight (Akarma) LP
Sula Bassana - The Night (Pancromatic) LP
Terry Brooks & Strange - It's A Beautiful Day (Star People) LP
Vee Dee - Midnight Sun (Criminal IQ) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Fender Bender (demo) cdr
Marble Sheep - From The Centre (Captain Trip) LP
Zoroaster - Seeing The Dark (Kreation) LP
Niagara & The Hitmen - TV Eye (Steel Cage) CD
Naam - Kingdom/Stone Ton (Tee Pee) LP
Moon Phantoms - Departure To The Space (Important) LP
Hills - Ex Oblivione (Intergalactic Tactics) LP
Bush Pilots - Neopunk Postapocalyptic Girl (Burning Canoe) CD
M.Mucci - Fishing With Boston (Tall House Recording Co) CD
Mono Brow - Naught Witch (demo) cdr
The Action - Darts (Sudden Death) CD
Sienna Root - The Road To Agartha (Head Spin) LP

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...November 6th, 2009

Grobschnitt - Nickel-Odeon (Brain) LP
Steve Hillage - Light In The Sky (Atlantic) Lp
OM - Cremation Ghat II (Drag City) CD
Circle - Understanding New Age (No Quarter) CD
Polytoxicomane Philharmonie - Lokus Pokus (Nasoni) LP
Eloy - Illuminations (Harvest) LP
Julian Cope - Psychedelic Odin (Head Heritage) CD
Witchcraft - Lady Winter (Rise Above) CD
Jane - Daytime (bRAIN) cd
Gomorrha - Dance On A Volcano (Brain) LP
Acid Mothers Temple - Space Labyrinth or Eclipse On Friday (Important) LP
H.Espvall/M.Batoh - Vem Kan Segla (Drag City) CD
Swara Samrat - Mr.Rainbow (Coloured Rain) CD
CAN - Auf Der Einbahnstrasse Part One (indie) LP
Moon Duo - Killing Time (Sacred Bones) 12"
Eternal Tapestry - Night Realms (Not Not Fun) LP
Soft Machine - Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin' (Harvest) LP
Mike Mucci - The Red Pony (Tall House Recording Co.)
Guru Guru - Oxymoron (Brain) LP
Imaad Wasif - Priestess (Tee Pee) CD
Ancestors - Mother Animal (Tee Pee) CD
Mono Brow - The Man Time Forgot... (demo) cdr
Trouble - The Fall Of Lucifer (Banzai) LP

BIG THANKS to all who donated over the last 3 radio shows. A total of $ 4591.00 was collectivlly pledged !!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Biker Smell...

"the band whose name is a symbol" have just finished recording trax for their 3rd albumentitled "Biker Smell". The new album will be heavier, more fucked up and in yer face than "Superficial Marks" (some copies left...if you don't have it get it soon!). New compositions recorded include: "Nervous Pooch", "Once We Were", "Humidex", to name but a few. Several improv psych jams were laid down and there's probably enough killer material to release 4 albums(AMT anyone?). The idea for this album is to edit 2 complete, continuous sides of psych reverie so the lp will appear with only 2 tracks but contain "suites". Much fun was had and we'll post a few pictures when Nat decides to send some......Thanks to Andrew Carver for the pic above...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Oh Brother...!

Well you know yer in trouble or should be on "What Not To Wear" when the person who works next door dresses as YOU on Halloween...pretty funny actually but flattery will get you nowhere!

The Ottawa/Montreal Bi-Annual record show happened or did it this past Sunday? I ask this question, cuz in all honesty ya coulda fired a cannon through that room and not killed anyone ! As usual Aardvark, Ian Manhire Mr.Tierney and D.B. Schmirnoff and myself had the strongest 2 tables in the room...the kinda stuff you'd see at a "GREAT" record show. Speaking of such, check this article out sent to me yesterday by "...symbol" guitarist Nat Hurlow.

Records ???... oh yeah and Birdman is even more packed this week than last...tons of new 2nd hand wax and new wax from all over the galaxy !!! From Moon Duo (Wooden Shjips) to Moon Phantoms (Bardo Pond). Please come by for a visit and check it out...more stuff enroute as well. Thank god for overdraft!!!

"Friday Morning Cartunes" (9:30 am - 1:00 pm every fried-eh) tries to complete the hat trick this week by ending the funding drive run with a big one! So far the first 2 shows brought in pledges totalling nearly $ 3000. !!!!! That's great but we still need support so if you have not pledged for community radio to continue in the style you have become accustomed to please DIAL and DONATE.....locally 613-520-3920, long distance toll free at 1-877-520-3920 or online through , online pledge forms are available there. Over and out for now, hope to see you soon...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...October 30th, 2009

Vangelis - The Dragon (Oxford) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol"/Casor - Proglodyte Jam (Live) (demo) cdr
Sonic Assassins(Hawkwind) - Over The Top (Flicknife) 12"
Eno - Sky Saw (Island) LP
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Conductors Of His Mystery (Heavenly Sweetness) LP
Nomo - Brainwave (Ubiquity) LP
Mountain - Taunta/Nantucket Sleighride (Bell) LP
Tear Gas - I'm Glad (Regal Zonophone) LP
Dies Irae - Lucifer (Ohrwashchal) CD
The Dark - Live For Today (Akarma) LP
Amon Duul II - Hawknose Harlequin (UA) LP
Six Organs Of Admittance - River Of Heaven (Drag City) LP
Espers - I Can't See Clear (Drag City) LP
Gary Higgins - when I Was Young (Drag City) CD
Weird Owl - John's Spirit Guide (Tee Pee) LP
Nick & Nick and the Psychotic Drivers - Extasy Game In My Brain (Contempo) LP
Mike Mucci - Song For Vicki (Tall House...) CD
Mono Brow - Ministry Queen (demo) cdr
Sula Bassana - Meteorritt (Pancromatic) LP
White Hills - Red Sun (Thrill Jockey LP
Aera - Papa Doing (Long Hair) LP
Steve Hillage - The Glorious OM Riff (Virgin) LP

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Birdman is busting at the seams....New releases abound from the likes of Heavy Trash, Espers, Cococoma, Sylvester Anfang, Jesu, OM, Gary Higgins, Magic Christian, Big Boss Man, Ancestors, Califone, Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins, Eagle Twin, Motorpsycho, Evagelista and loads more...Reissues on wax from Shirley Collins, Black Sabbath, Elizabeth Cotton, Modern Lovers, Monks, Jeff Beck, Moving Sidewalks, Strawberry Alarm Clock and again loads more...some great used lps as of late and lots of stuff arriving daily.....don't be a stranger, come on in and check it out! Support your local indie vinyl vendor !

Don't Forget...Montreal/Ottawa Record Convention, Fenn Lounge, Carleton University
Sunday, Nov. 1st, 2009. Admission is $2.00 doors @ 10:00 AM./..see ya there!

Ottawa 70's Punk legends the Action... Live at the Domonion Tavern Sat Nov.28 and Sun. Nov. 29. Advance Tix available soon.....

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...October 23rd, 2009

Circle - Kekkone (Ektro) CD
Embryo - Amnesty Total (April) LP
CAN - Hallelujah (UA) LP
Sea Dog - Black Lotus (Stitchy Press) LP
Beasts Of Bourbon - Getcha Money Ready (Red Eye) CD
Current 93 - Not Because The Fox Barks (Durtro) LP
The Amazing - Dragon (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Egypt - Valley Of The Kings (Lyderhorn) LP
Horisont - Horisont Boogie (Crusher) LP
Prodigal Sons - Water Song (Void) LP
Baby Woodrose - countdown To Breakdown (Bad Afro) LP
Setting Son - I Lost Control (Bad Afro) LP
Lamp Of The Universe - Astral Planes Of Knowing (Astral Projection) CD
Krokodil - Watchin' Chain (Second Battle) CD
Little Free Rock - blud (Timeless) LP
Monobrow - From The Brown Sun (demo) cdr
Serpent Throne - Thirteen Mountains (Modus Operandi) LP
Oneida - Changes In The City (Jagjaguwar) LP
Black Sheep - Leila Khaled (Invada) LP
Castor - Foxwalk/Orange Grove (Lodge Facility) cdr
Trad Gras Och Stenar - Frihetsdans iD-moll (Subliminal Sounds) CD
Brain Donor - Death Becomes You (Brain Donor) CD
Quest For Fire - Strange Waves (Tee Pee) CD

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes... October 16th, 2009

Guest Host : Dick Altavista

Furry Lewis-Waiting On A Train (Blue Horizon) CD
Elmore James-The Sky Is Crying (Rhino) CD
Mississippi Joe Callicott-You Don”t Know My Mind (Blue Horizon) CD
Little Foot Long Foot-No Holiday (indie) CD
Mavis Staples-Jesus Is On The Main Line (ANTI) CD
Maggie Bell-Queen Of The Night (Atlantic) LP
Parliament-The Silent Boatmen (Sanctuary) CD
James Polk & The Brothers-Just Plain Funk (Quantic) CD
Bill Moss-Sock It To ‘Em Soul Brother (Nb) CD
Clutchy Hopkins-3rd Element (Ubiquity) CD
The Detroit Cobras-Green Light (Bloodshot) CD
The Unintended-So Long Goodbye (Blue For) CD
Quest For Fire-Strange waves (Teepee) CD
Chris Page-Unwind Unwind (Kelp) CD
Sleepy Son-New Age (Sol Diamond/ATP recordings) LP
Comets On Fire-Whiskey River (Subpop) CD
Pontiak-Maker (Thrill Jockey) LP
Howlin Rain-Goodbye Ruby (Birdman) CD
35007-Bad Altitude (Psychobable) CD
Pink Mountaintops-And I Think Of You (Jagjaguwar) CD
The Hoa Hoa’s-Circles (Optical Sounds) CD
Brant Bjork & The Bros-Lion Wings (Duna) CD
Six Organs Of Admittance-Strangled Road (Drag City) CD
"the band whose name is a symbol" – Proglodyte (Birdman Sound) LP
Castor-Equipment Jettison/Verde (Lodge Facility) CD
Kent McAllister & The Iron Choir-Memory Replacer (Rawlco) CD
The Withering Pines-Whisper In The Night (Casa Del Rico) CD
The Black Boot Trio-Let’s Get Happy (Hassan’s Rumpus Room) CD
The Bible All-Stars-Jolene (indie) CD
Giant Sand-Spiral (Yep Roc) CD

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...October 9th, 2009

Ararat - Gitanoss (Meteor City) CD
Dipsomaniacs(Norway) - In Syd's Garden (Apartment) LP
Glenn Jones - Dead Reckoning (Strange Attractors Audio) LP
Henry Flynt & Nova Billy - Portrait (Locust) LP
Wobbler - Imperial Winter White (Panchromatic) LP
The Wit - Hiss (Coarse Music) CD
The Amazing - Code II (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Imaad Wasif - Redeemer (Tee Pee) CD
Plankton Wat - Dawn Of The Golden Eternity (DNT) LP
Eternal Tapestry - Cosmic Dream (Not Not Fun) LP
Caspar Brotzmann Massaker - Tempelhof (Blast First) LP
Bushman's Revenge - Hell Is For Hello (Rune Grammofon) LP
Fire! - If I Took Your Hand... (Rune Grammofon) LP
Eagle Twin - Storytelling Of Ravens (Southern Lord) LP
Toner Low - Three (Free Bird) LP
OM - Cremation Chat I (Drag City) CD
Sunburned Hand Of The Man - wedlock (Eclipse) LP
H.Espvall/M.Batoh - Sham no umi (Drag City) LP
Evangelista - You Are A Jaguar (Constellation) CD
La Otracina - White Energy (GZD) CD
Ancestors - The Ambrose Law (Tee Pee) CD
Gong - A Sprinkling Of Clouds (Virgin) LP

Rawking My World This Week...

Eternal Tapestry - The Invisible Landscape LP
Destroy All Monsters - Double Sextet LP
Vibravoid - Distortions LP
Avarus - IV LP
Plankton Wat - Dawn Of The Golden Eternity LP
Glenn Jones - Barbecue Bob In Fishtown LP
Singapore Sling - Perversity Desperation and Death LP
Six Organs Of Admittance - Luminous Light LP
Horisont - Tva Sidor Av Horisonton LP
Ancestors - Of Sound Mind LP
Evangelista - Prince Of Truth LP
Motorpsycho - Child Of The Future LP
Wobbler - Afterglow LP
The Amazing - S/T LP
Acidmothersguruguru - Underdogg Express LP

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Shiver Me Timbers....

Wow, how time flys! Rocktober already a week stale and the weather she be turnin' soon!
Great record show a coupla' weeks ago with near 700 people payin' to swing elbows in some pretty ferocious competition for the wax goodies....from every perspective it was HUGE !!!! All dealers were happy and judging by the huge stax o' trax that people were towin', I suspect happiness abound.....I finally scored a copy of Soft Machine "Six" in perfect nick for a mere 10 bones....don't ask me why but after selling that 20 years ago a killer copy has evaded me seemingly forever...another chapter closes.

Speaking of Record Conventions the Bi-Annual Montreal/Ottawa record show is happening Sunday, November 1st at Fenn Lounge, Carleton University off Bronson here in Fat Cat city. Running 10 am 'til 4 pm there should be lots of great vinyl and cds....come out and see...admission is a mere $ 2.

Don't be like the cool cat above and miss pre-PROGFEST @ Irene's on Friday the 23rd of ROCKTOBER......Castor, the band whose name is a symbol, Black Feelings(Alien 8 Records) and Matt Oxley formerly of Nervous System will perform starting at 9 pm. $8.00 at the door with proceeds going to CKCU cuz FUNDING DRIVE STARTS that day ! Phone in yer support or email to give CKCU some skin ! Especially "Friday Morning Cartunes" !!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...October 2nd, 2009

Damnation Of Adam Blessing - Back To The River (Akarma) LP
Three Man Army - Flying (Castle) CD
Baker Gurvitz Army - Inside Of Me (Vertigo) LP
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Tomahawk Kid (Vertigo) LP
Thin Lizzy - Sha-La-La (Vertigo) LP
Atomic Rooster - Watch Out (Pearls From The Past) CD
Rush - Best I Can (Anthem) LP
On Trial - Parchment Farm (Freakophonic) 7"
Josiah - Got This Thing On The Move (Beard Of Stars) 7"
Grand Funk - Paranoid (Capitol) LP
Love Sculpture - In The Land Of The Few (Parrot) LP
Nebula - Pulse (Tee Pee) CD
Thundermug - Mickey Mouse Club (Axe) LP
Deep Purple - Black Night (EMI) 7"
UFO - Let It Roll (Chrysalis) LP
Radio Birdman - Crying Sun (Sub Pop) CD
Rose Tatoo - Astra Wally (Mirage) LP
Cherry Choke - The Lie (Elektrohasch) LP
Hellacopters - City Slang (Munster) 7"
Jimi Hendrix - EZY Rider (Reprise) LP
Stray - After The Storm (Mercury) LP
Hackensack - Up The Hardway (Red Fox) CD
Aunt Mary - Joinin' The Ground (Progressive Line) CD
Charlee - Lord Knows I've Won (RCA) LP
King Crimson - The Great Deceiver (Atlantic) LP
Excalibur - Light In The Dark (Retro Disc) CD
The Action - Waiting For The Man (Sudden Death) CD
Horisont - Nightrider (Crusher) LP
Stone Axe - SWALBR (Roadburn) 7"
Snail - Mental Models (Meteor City) CD
Judas Priest - Victim Of Changes (Koch) LP
Ancestors - Mother Animal (Tee Pee) CD
Eloy - Escape To The Heights (Heavy Metal) LP
The Storm - Woman Mine (Wah Wah) LP

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...September 25th, 2005

Circle - Mustavuori (Headspin) LP
Chrome - Armageddon (Cleopatra) LP
Kohoutek - Loss...excerpt (Prophase) LP
Current 93 - Poppyskins (Juana) CD
Evangelista - Crack Teeth (Constellation) CD
Ufomammut - Stigma (Supernatural Cat) CD
Vibravoid - Mother Sky (Nasoni) LP
Boris - Tokyo Wonder Land (Catune) LP
Wooden Shjips - I Hear The Vibrations (E-Z Version) (Mexican Summer) LP
Singapore Sling - Martian Arts (8MM) LP
Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls - Astro Blue (Ubiquity) LP
OM - Meditation Is The Practice Of Death (Drag City) CD
ST 37 - Fight Machine (Black Widow) LP
Nebula - The Dagger (Tee Pee) CD
Motorpsycho - Whole Lotta Diana (Rune Grammofon) LP
Trapeze - Back Street Love (Warner) LP
Moses - Changes (Shadoks) LP
Acidmothersgurguru - Underdog Express Part 1 (Funfundvierzig) LP
Ocean Chief - Tomrum (Electric Earth) LP
Quest For Fire - Hawk That Hunts The Walking (Storyboard) CD
Ross Neilsen - Early Grave (indie) cdr
Leadfinger - Fade Your Brilliance (Bang) CD
Baby Woodrose - Open Up Your Heart (Bad Afro) CD
Sula Bassana - Lost In Space (Sulatron) CD
Earthling Society - Tempel ov Flaming Youth (4Zero) CD
Amon Duul 2 - Kismet (Vinyl) LP

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...September 18th, 2009


El Amor (Mexico)- We Sing Together (Onda) LP
El Alamo (Peru) - Malos Pensamientos (GDR) LP
Congregacion (Chile) - Fantastico (Aroma) LP
Love Depression (Venezuela)- High Way Child (Shadoks) LP
Pax (Peru)- Dark Rose (Lazarus Audio) CD
Gerardo Manuel & Humo (Peru) - Flowers In The Morning (Lazarus Audio) LP
Climax (Bolivia) - Gusano Mechanico (World In Sound) LP
Almendra (Argentina) - Angus Dei (Agrecido) LP
Marconi Notaro (Brazil)- Sinfonia Em Re (Time Lag) LP
Satwa (Brazil)- Blue Do Cachorro Muito Loucho (Time Lag) LP
Lula Cortes (Brazil)- Balada Da Calma (Time Lag) LP
La Fachada De Piedra (Mexico)- Roaming / Everyday Face (Shadoks) LP
Ladies WC (Venezuela) - People (Shadoks) CD
Dias De Blues (Uruguay)- Toda tu vida (Akarma) Lp
Opus Alfa (Uruguay)- Blue de mi cuidad (World In Sound) LP
Sound Factory (Brazil)- Shanghai Noodle Factory (Shadoks) LP
Tarkus (Peru)- El Pirata (Lazarus Audio) LP
Dug Dug's (Mexico)- Voy Hacia El Cielo (RCA) LP
Los Flippers (Columbia)- Pronto Viviremos Un Mundo Mucho Mejor (Guerssen) LP
Impala Syndrome (Venezuela)- Too Much Time (Tapestry) LP
Bango (Brazil)- Rock Dream (Shadoks) LP
Traffic Sound (Peru)- Lux / El Gusano (Alice In Wormland) (Vampi Soul) LP
Som Imaginario (Brazil) - Super-God (Sweet Dandelion) LP
Ciruela (Mexico)- Peste (Onda) LP
Kaleidoscope (Mexico)- Hang Out (La Ciruela Electrica) LP
Blops (Chile)- Allegro Ma Non Tropo (Shadoks) LP

Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...September 11th, 2009

Guest Host : Dick Altavista

Meg Baird-Riverside In Tinicum (Drag City) CD
Judee Sill-The Archetypal Man (Water) CD
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs-I Let My Daddy Do That (Damaged Goods) CD
Julie Driscoll, Brain Auger & The Trinity-Goodbye Jungle telegraph (Sanctuary) CD
Mr. Airplane Man-Like That (SFTRI) CD
The Pack A.D-Blackout (Mint) CD
Pontiak-Wax Worship (Thrill Jockey) LP
35007-Powertruth (Stickman) LP
Baby Woodrose-In Your Life (Bad Afro) CD
Comets On Fire-Dogwood Rust (Subpop) CD
Adam Payne-Fruztration (Holy Mountain) LP
Sleepy Son-White Dove (Sol Diamond/ATP recordings) LP
Rick White-One And Two (Blue Fog) CD
Motorpyscho-Go To California (Stickman) CD
Assim Assado-Lunitica (Normal) LP
Blops-Pisandose La Cola (Normal) LP
Steve Wynn-Melting In The Dark (Zero Hour) CD
Arboretum-Another Hiding Place (Thrill Jockey) CD
Brian Olive-jubilee Time (Alive) LP
Box Elders-Death Of Me (Goner) LP
M. Mucci-For R.M. (The Tall House recording Company) CD
Brother JT-Medication (Birdman) CD
The Yum-Yums-Too Good To Be True (Screaming Apple) LP
Ty Segal-In My Car (Goner) LP
DM3-1*2* Devastated (Bomp) CD
Radio Birdman-Alone In The Endzone (Subpop) CD
The Scientists-Last Night (SFTRI) CD
The Allrights-Hear You Again (Indie) CD
The Flaps-Astrolabia (Kelp) CD
The Flaps-The Fuzzard (Kelp) CD
The Flaps-Haph Kok Wah (Kelp) CD
The Flaps-Fear (Kelp) CD
Ken Workman & The Union-Walk You Home (TVCD) CD
Ninety Pounds Of Ugly-Take Your Pants Off Johnny (TVCD) CD
Vapourizer-Amounts That Count (Indie) Dick Altavista’s iPod
Evil Farm Children-Greasy (dad’s favourite records) CD
The Bushpilots-Everybody wants What We Got (Burning Canoe Music) CD
"the band whose name is a symbol" – West Coast Rules (Birdman Sound) LP
Nick Cave-More News From Nowhere (Anti) LP
The White Wires-Girly, Girly, Girly (Going Gaga records) LP
The Nils-Daylight (Magwheel) CD
The Reigning Sound-banker And A Liar (In The Red) CD
Dead Moon-A Long Way To The Top (Empty) CD
MC5-Teenage Lust (Rhino) CD
Viva L’American Deathray Music-Miss America (SFTRI) CD

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...September 4, 2009

Earth - Engine Of Ruin (Southern Lord) LP
Wooden Shjips - Contact (Mexican Summer) LP
Yeti - Interstellar Biplane (Life Is Abuse) LP
Hypnos 69 - Nothing More & Nothing Less (R3) 10"
Comets On Fire - Blue Tomb (Sub Pop) LP
Six Organs Of Admittance - The Furnace & the Mountain... (PSF) LP
Nick Castro & the Young Elders - Sirens (A Silent Place) 10"
The Human Bell - The Singing Trees (Thrill Jockey) LP
Utopia - Nasi Goreng (UA) LP
Thirsty Moon - Morning Sun (Long Hair) CD
Annexus Quam - Kollodium (Wah Wah) LP
Zaphire Oktalogue - Intensified; Neon Light (Nasoni) LP
Sea Dog - Wizards Of The Coast (Stitchy Press) LP
The Devil's Blood - River Of Gold (Van) LP
Black Pyramid - Visions Of Gehenna (Electric Earth) LP
Acid Mothers Temple - Vishnu & The Magic Elixir...excerpt (Alien 8) LP
Cheater Slicks - Bats In The Dead Trees Pt. 1 (Lost Treasures...) LP
Hawkwind - Urban Guerilla (UA) LP
Luv Machine - It's Amazing (Rise Above) LP
Dragonwyck - Ancient Child (World In Sound) LP
Mandrake Memorial - House Of Mirrors (Poppy) LP
OM - At Giza (LIVE) (Important) LP
Thrash Peninsula - Coltrane (Look For The Flare) CD

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...August 28th, 2009

Embryonnck - Wieder das erste Mal (Staubgold) LP
Cloudland Canyon - Dambala (Holy Mountain) LP
Cellolitis - Orcheste Start (Indie) cdr
Acid Mothers Temple - Right About Rainbow Pt. 2 (Eclipse) LP
Neokarma Jooklo Trio - Night Revelation (Conspiracy) LP
Julian Cope - Leperskin (Island) CD
Sula Bassana - Vegetable Man (Nasoni) 7"
Capt. Beefheart & His Magic Band - Mirror Man (Buddah) LP
Kelley Stoltz - 1000 Rainy Nights (Corduroy) CD
Ricochets - Depressive Side Of Town (White Jazz) CD
Begushkin - Nightly Things (Locust) LP
Brethren Of The Free Spirit - Into The Dust Of The Earth (Important) LP
Adrian Shaw & Rod Goodway - Dog Fight (September Gurls) LP
Baby Woodrose - Changes Everywhere (Bad Afro) CD
Oresund Space Collective - Aqueduct Of Sylvius (Sulatron) CD
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Billy Bonkers (Birdman Sound) LP
Shogun Kunitoki - Riddarholmen (Fonal) LP
Sun Araw - Hustle & Bustle (Woodsist) LP
Alumbrados - The Psychology Of Sulphur (Important) LP
Litmus - Beyond The Sun (Rise Above) LP
Hawkwind - Spirit Of The Age (Charisma) LP
White Hills - Spirit Of Exile (Indie) CD
Out Of Focus - Whispering (Missing Vinyl) LP
Sylvester Anfang - Walpurgis (Aurora Borealis) LP

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Different Food

Just in case yer wonderin' what the fuck turn's John' crank at this moment in time,here's my diet over the last 48 hours which arguably is far better than
cheese, chocolate and hamburgers...

Adrian Shaw & Rod Goodway - Oxygen Thieves LP
Bobby Beausoleil - The Music Of... Box Set LP
Gnod - S/T LP
Steve Reid - Nova LP
Litmus - Aurora LP
Thin Lizzy - Black Rose LP
Shogun Kinotoki - Vinonaamakasio LP
Sylvester Anfang - II LP
Orange Goblin - Healing Through Fire LP
Sedatives - S/T LP
Black Sheep - Kiss My Sweet Apocalypse LP
Six Organs Of Admittanmce - Luminous Night LP
Espvall/Batoh - Overloaded Ark LP
Armando Piazza - Suan LP
Chrissy Zebby Tembo _ My Ancestors LP
Ornette Coleman - Love Call LP
New Christs - Gloria LP

Monday, August 24, 2009


"the band whose name is a symbol"

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photo by Andrew Carver

FREE SHOW.....Sept. 2, 2009

"the band whose name is a symbol" will commemorate the release of their 2nd vinyl only LP, "Superficial Marks", by playing a free show next Wednesday, Sept 2nd, 2009 at Irene's Pub, 885 Bank Street, Ottawa. The band will play 2 sets of original compositions beginning at 9 pm ending by 11. "Superficial Marks" is a ltd. edition of 100 hand made lps that will never be repressed, a third of this offering is already gone. On Sept 2nd the group will perform a number of new works for the first time as a warm up for the recording of their 3rd album the following weekend. TWBNS invite you to attend this commemorative event for FREE, have a beer, relax and enjoy a little midweek levitation. Records are and will be available for $ 20. "Superficial Marks" is exclusively available at Birdman Sound, 593 - B Bank St., Ottawa.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...August 21, 2009

The Fourth Way - The Sun & The Moon Have Come Together (Harvest) LP
Embryo - Entrances (Brain) LP
GNOD - track 2 (Gnod/Pariah Child) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Proglodyte (Birdman Sound) LP
Sean Smith - Prompter Of Conscience (Gnome Life) LP
My Sleeping Karma - Ahimsa (Elektrohasch) LP
RaTX - Money Will Roll Right In (Drag City) LP
Birds Of Avalon - Your Downtimes Up (Volcom) LP
Alice Cooper - Lay Down & Die, Goodbye (Warner) LP
Blue Oyster Cult - Before The Kiss A Redcap (Columbia) LP
Abramis Brama - Kylan Kommer Inifran (Transubstans) CD
Iron Age - The Sleeping Eye Of The Watcher (Tee Pee) CD
Thy Grief Eternal - On Blackened Wings (Rise Above) LP
Orange Goblin - Cities Of Frost (Mayan) LP
New Christs - Try Something (Impedance) LP
Yes Men - What's Wrong (Stolen) LP
Linus Pauling Quartet - Roll Out The Bong (September Gurls) LP
Burning Saviours - Dark Lady (Svart) LP
Six Organs Of Admittance - Bar-Nasha (Drag City) LP
H.Espvall/M.Batoh - Little Blue Dragon (Drag City) LP
White Hills - My Girl Soars Blind (indie) LP
Sedatives - Cannot Calm Down (Deranged) LP
Zoroaster - Spirit Molecule (Terminal Doom) CD
Sylvester Anfang - Satan Likt.../ Na Regen Komt... (Aurora Borealis) LP
Miles Davis - Yesternow (Columbia) LP

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes....another day off...Aug. 15th, 2009

Guest Host : Mary Mackinnon

Cecil Taylor: That’s What: Live at CafĂ© Montmartre; Debut (LP)
Fred Frith: Elegy for Elias: Back to Life: Tzadzik, CD
Kemiallisett Ystavat: Tassa Maassa Kun Nain Makailen: Sunroof Split FatCat (LP).
Steve Reich: Violin Phase: ECM 1168 (LP)
Nash the Slash: Un Chien Andalou:Dreams and Nightmares: Cutthroat Records (LP).
Ultravox: The Wild, The Beautiful and the Damned: Ultravox!: Island Records (LP)
Laurie Anderson: Born Not Asked: The Man I Want to Share My Money With: Giorno Poetry Systems: 1981 (LP)
Spires that in the Sunset Rise: Spike Fiddle: This is Fire: Secret Eye (LP)
Papa John Creach: Time out for Sex: Filthy!: Grunt (LP)
Television: Venus: Marquee Moon: Electra (LP)
Amon Duul II: Stumbling over Melted Moonlight: Tanz der Lemminge: (LP)
Kinski: Masters of the Universe: Sonic Attack/Lords of Light Trensmat (7”)
Faust: Lauft: Faust IV: Virgin (CD)
Spiritualized: Luminescence: Compilation Vol I (CD)
Bardo Pond: Moonshine: Ticket Crystals (CD)
Steve Hillage:UFO Over Paris: Green: Virgin (LP)
Allman Brothers: Hot ‘Lanta: Live @ Fillmore: Capricorn (LP)
Led Zeppelin: Wanton Song: Physical Graffiti: Swan Song (LP)
King Crimson: Starless: Red: Island: (LP)
Dick Dale and the Deltones: Ho-dad Machine: Checkered Flag: Capitol (LP)
So So Many White White Tigers: We Shoot Arrows: S/T: Weird Forest (LP)
Mummies: Stronger than Dirt: Never Been Caught: Telstar (LP)
JBs: These are the JBs: Food for Thought (LP)
Amboy Dukes: Prodigal Man: Migration: Mainstream (LP)
Oneida: Each One Teach One: Jagjaguwar (CD)
HRSTA/Bee Gees: You’re a Holiday: Ghosts will come and kiss our eyes: Constellation (LP)
David Crosby: Traction in the Rain: If I could only remember my name: Atlantic (LP)
The Cherry Blossoms: Dragonfly: So Much Fire to Roast Human Flesh: Bastet (CD)
Blues Control: Rest on Water: Local Flavour: Siltbreeze (lp)
Dead Meadow: Sleepy Silver Door: S/T (CD)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...July 7th, 2009

NVH/Chasny - Yours In Black (Yik Yak) LP
Current 93 - Poppyskins (Juana) CD
Gong - Flying Teapot (Virgin) LP
Espvall/Batoh - Tourdion (Drag City) CD
Sunburned Circle - Yksi hirvi, miljoona metsastajaa (Conspiracy) LP
Faust - No Harm (Polydor) LP
White Heaven - Fallin' Stars End (PSF) CD
Eddie Hazel - I Want You (Warner) LP
Ax Genrich - Fundador (Sunhair) CD
Yellow #5 - Moon Man (Scat) LP
Birds Of Avalon - I Never New (Volcom) LP
The Human Bell - Outposts Of Oblivion (Thrill Jockey) LP
Cave - Gamm (Important) LP
Woods - Angel's Trumpet (Shrimper) LP
ST-37 - I Let It Slip Away (Noiseville) LP
JW Farquhar - My Bundle Of Joy (Shadoks) LP
MU - Eternal Thirst (Akarma) LP
Cheval Sombre - I Get Around (Double Feauture) CD
Black Sheep - Ernesto (Invada) LP
Baby Woodrose - Countdown To Breakdown (Bad Afro) CD
White Wires - Ha Ha Holiday (Going Gaga) LP
Gunslinger - Shellshocked (Rock Saviour) LP
Gates Of Slumber - Trapped In The Web (Profound Lore) CD
Valkyrie - Man Of Two Visions (Kreation) LP
Zoroaster - White Dwarf (Terminal Doom) CD
Sienna Root - Long Way From Home (Headspin) LP

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Got Any Roger Whittaker ?...the open door theory...

That was the best question yesterday at Birdman Sound. As I'm a well seasoned record shop/trench warfare kinda guy, I gave a polite and somewhat bewildered no in response, as Wayne Rogers "Infraction" wailed away on the speakers. The "in their early 40's" couple who actually queried about old Roger were way more interested in 2of my dogs, splayed out behind the counter and paying no heed to them whatsoever. After a quick perusal of my cd bins with extreme blankness and screwed up brough action the two hastily exited. One would maybe presume or hope that at their age they were only perhaps looking for an unimaginative bit of music as gifting for someone who gives a shit about Rog. Intuition however told me no. Several friends and customers present were both shocked and humoured about the quest which leads me towards "the doors open" theory. When it's warm or humid the Birdman gate remains closed helping to give the illusion that the place stays somewhat cooler. As is the practice on cooler days, especially when there is a breeze, my big aged oak stump keeps the door wide open. Having been in this particular spot now for onto 19 years I've made some observations regarding "the door open vs. the door closed " thing. Here it is in a nutshell. When my door is closed, many who walk by the shop often stop and look at my window. I have always mostly never had much in the window that ever gives away the fact that inside is a world of wicked music. I currently sport a reclining mannikin wearing a gas mask, a tiki head, a hand painted half wooden door an old tube radio from the early 50's and a plastic lizard. I had for well over a year an old toilet with a turntable platter and tonearm attached. Many passersby luved that one as many photo ops took place on the sidewalk...."yep this is me in the nation's capitol on vacation, standing beside a toilet with turntable stuff attached in a window in some kinda store..neat eh?" I once had a sign in the window for a week that said "no one under 30 admitted without being accompanied by a brain"...don't ask! Generally speaking when the door is closed it creates for the "average" folk a bit of a fear factor I think. Frankly I don't mind that. When on the odd occassion some new face that opens the door and quite literally spends an hour or more pouring over every single piece in the entire shop, only then to approach me regarding the whereabouts of Beatles records? (I rarely do by the way),have any Beatles that is and always even after all the years of repition, wonder what the fuck is up with "that neverending same old shit different day search for sameness and mediocrity! Being relatively polite to all who enter, even the folk with pathetic and obvious quests included, I often fantasize about being the "locked iron gate, buzz me in" kinda joint. Like jewellery stores in big cities, in questionable know like in the movies....? That would be cool although likely self defeating no? When the door is wide open on those pleasant coolish days, you really lend the oppurtunity for some real show stopper, mutton head action to ensue and it almost always does! (enthusiasm) "Hey let's check this place out"...(dejected in seconds) "Oh, it's just records". I'd be ahead financially a bit if I had a buck every time I heard this uttered between the doltish masses who prowl the streets in search of open door curio! "Just records", "Got any Roger Whittaker?"...when does the quest for mediocrity end?...never! As I put on Loren Connors "Midnight Mary" and store regulars respond with enthusiastic glee and excitement I am pleasantly reminded that when "Birdman normal" returns, that in the end even when closed my door is actually always open...RAFR

Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...July 31st, 2009

Quad - Improvisation #1 (Acme) CD
Acid Mothers Temple - Space A Go Go (Important) LP
Guru Guru - The Meaning Of Meaning (Ohr) LP
Ya Ho Wa 13 - Raga Nova (Prophase) CD
Acid Jam - High (Rubric) CD
Can - Smoke (E.F.S.-Nr.59) (Virgin) LP
Espvall & Batoh - Overloaded Ark (Drag City) CD
Eroc - Horrorgoll (Brain) LP
Wolfgang Dauner - Brusch (ECM) LP
Earthling Society - Kosmik Suite No. 2 (Nasoni) LP
Brain Donor - Gates Of Skagerrak (Brain Donor) CD
Sleepy Sun - White Dove (ATP) LP
Baby Woodrose - Secret Of The Twisted Flower (Bad Afro) CD
Bobak, Jons, Malone - On A Medow-Lea (Timeless) LP
Electric Orange - Flurstuck (Sulatron) CD
Moon Phantoms - All Is Dyed In The Midnight...excerpt (Important) LP
Cave - High I Am (Important) LP
Litmus - Sonic Light (Space Music) CD
Vaka - Like An Astronomer (Murkhouse) CD
Wicked King Wicker - Black Death Upon The White Robe...excerpt (Magentica Nocturnus) LP
Witchcraft - The Alchemist (Rise Above) LP
Headdress - See Through (No Quarter) LP
James Blackshaw - Fix (Young God) CD

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...July 24th, 2009

Robin Trower - Victims Of The Fury (Chrysalis) LP
Deep Purple - Might Just Take You Life (Warner) LP
Status Quo - Big Fat Mama (Vertigo) LP
Firebird - Four Day Creep (Rise Above) LP
Humble Pie - Hot & Nasty (A&M) LP
Blues Creation - Tobacco Road (WBPM) CD
Black Merda - 18 For 20 Year (Vampi Soul) CD
Nathaniel Mayer - She's Bad (Alive) CD
Abramis Brama - Mjolk & Honung (Nasoni) LP
Josiah - Looking At The Mountain (Elektrohasch) LP
Acid King - 2 Wheel Nation (Kreation) LP
UFO - Natural Thing (Chrysalis) LP
Sun Dial - Around & Around (Acme) CD
Nebula - The Other Side (Tee Pee) LP
Astra - The Rising Of The Black Sun / The Wedding (Rise Above) LP
Biglietto Per L'Inferno - Il Tempo Della Semina (Trident) LP
Sun Araw - Get Low (Not Not Fun) LP
My Sleeping Karma - Intention (Elektrohasch) LP
Salmon - Licensed 2 Rock (Bang) CD
White Hills - Don't Be Afraid...excerpt (Thrill Jockey) LP
The Action - Midnight Rambler (Sudden Death) CD
Brain Sauce - Passage To Fortune (Indie) CD
Quest For Fire - Next To The Fire (Tee Pee) LP
Stray - All In Your Mind (Tranatlantic) LP
Oneida - Ghost In The Room (Jagjaguwar) LP
Grand Funk Railroad - Into The Sun (Capitol) LP

Monday, July 20, 2009

News From The Front...

1st Annual Ottawa Community Record Show

Saturday September 26th 200
Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. East
(near University of Ottawa, just off King Edward)
Doors open @ 2 PM ends 7 PM
Admission $2.00

contact us for info.......

Punk Rock Legends The Action have a new cd of old and rare material out now on Sudden Death records. Vinyl will see light of day in September on Italian label Rave Up Records.The Action play at the Dominion Tavern in Ottawa, Oct. 3rd(Saturday) and a matinee show Sunday October 4th. White Wires are on the bill Saturday and Sunday's opener will be announced shortly. Both shows will be recorded for future release and broadcast on CKCU-FM.

Hopefully Acid Mothers Temple will be playing in Ottawa in March 2010. We have requested their presence.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...July 17th, 2009

Brian Eno - Third Uncle (Island) LP
Circle - DNA (Ektro) CD
Singapore Sling - Guiding Light (8MM) LP
On Trial - Five Years Ahead Of My Time (Molten) CD
Castor - Champs Des Loups (Lodge Facility) cdr
Exploding Meet - Illusion/Mutants (Look For The Flare) CD
Ya Ho Wa 13 - Travelling OHM (Prophase) CD
Green Milk From The Planet Orange - A Day In The Planet Orange Part 1 (Beta-lactam Ring) LP
Nebula - Aphrodite (Tee Pee) LP
Church Of Misery - Blood Sucking Freak (Rise Above) LP
Edgar Broughton Band - Why Can't Somebody Love Me? (Harvest) CD
Boom Creek - Torn Genes (Indie) CD
Tlon - Lulu Esta Volando (Nasoni) LP
Oneida - What's Up, Jackal ? (Jagjaguwar) LP
Fripp & Eno - Swastika Girls (Island) LP
Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug (Polydor) LP
Trad Gras Och Stenar - Don't Fear The Northern Lights (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Sleepy Sun - White Dove (ATP) LP
Colour Haze - CO2 (Homegrown) LP
The Pack A.D. - Dannemora Blues (Mint) LP
Roky Erickson - Cold Night For Alligators...Oslo '07 (no label) LP
Quest For Fire - Hawk That Hunts The Walking (Storyboard) CD
Steve Tibbetts - Nine Doors/Breathing Spaces (ECM) LP

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...July 10th, 2009

Wooden Shjips - Down By The Sea (Holy Mountain) LP
Julian Cope - Psychedelic Odin (Head Heritage) CD
Brain Sauce - Theme From Antic Hay (Indie) CD
Pete Brown & Piblokto - Walk For Charity, Run For Money (Timeless) LP
Current 93 - Invocation Of Almost (Coptic Cat) CD
Amber Asylum - Twilight (Profound Lore) CD
Grail - Czechers (Timeless) LP
Alrune Rod - Her I Solen (Mandragora) CD
Spriguns - Time Will Pass (Acme) LP
Lisa O Piu - Cinnamon Sea (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Sleepy Sun - Lord (ATP) LP
Pontiak - Wax Worship (Thrill Jockey) LP
Warlocks - Standing Between The Lovers Of Hell (Tee Pee) LP
Sun Araw - Heavy Deeds (Not Not Fun) LP
Ya Ho Wa 13 - Sunshine Man (Drag City) CD
Ornette Coleman - Home Grown (Artists House) LP
Don Cherry & Latif Khan - Rhythm 58 1/4 (Heavenly Sweetness) LP
Subu Martinez & Sahib Shihab - Nus (Mellotronen) LP
Roscoe Mitchell Sextet - Ornette (Delmark) LP
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Vero (Heavenly Sweetness) LP
Causi Sui - Red Valley (Electrohasch) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Orbital Elevator (Transubstans) CD
Iron Age - The Sleeping Eye Of The Watcher (Tee Pee) CD
Brainbombs - Skinned Alive (Lystring) LP
Valkyrie - Running Out (Kreation) LP
Wino - Release Me (Southern Lord) LP
Flood - Water (Meteor City) CD
Acid Mothers Temple - Johnny Johnny Jerusalem (Riot Season) CD

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...July 3rd, 2009

James Blackshaw - Bled (Young God) CD
Christina Carter - Yellow Pine (Wholly) LP
Cowboy Junkies - I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive (Latent) LP
Loren Connors - Chant 5 (Family Vineyard) LP
Mighty Baby - Now You See It Part 1 and Part 2 (Sunbeam) LP
The Pyramids - Black Man and Woman Of The Nile (IKEF) LP
Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz Part 1 (Atlantic) LP
Circle - The Greatest Kingdom (Fourth Dimension) LP
Atom Rhumba - Eskimo Bones (Munster) LP
The Sunburned Hand Of The Man - The Rarakeet Beat (Smalltown Supersound) LP
The Gunslingers - Lighter Slinger Festival (World In Sound) LP
High Tide - Futilist's Lament (Psycho) LP
Truckfighters - The New High (Fuzzorama) CD
Electric Orange - Fleischzusatz (Sulatron) CD
Ufomammut - Odio (Supernatural Cat) LP
Lento - Currents (Supernatural Cat) LP
Acid Mothers SWR - The Harekaimogs Monstar (Magaibutsu) CD
Ya Ho Wa 13 - Fertility Dance (Drag City) CD
Sonic Flower - Going Down (Leaf Hound) CD
Deep Purple - You Fool No One...LIVE (Warner) LP

Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 26th, 2009

The Seeds - Nobody Spoil My Fun (GNP) LP
Oresund Space Collective - My Heel Has A Beard (Transubstans) CD
Trad Gras Och Stenar - Homeless Cats-Praises Of The Inconstancy (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Kraftwerk - Rueckstoss Gondoliere (private) cdr
MV & EE - Stateline (Three Lobed) CD
Bardo Pond - Inside (Matador) CD
Atavist - 7:05 (Aurora Borealis) LP
Grails - Burning Off Impurities (Temporary Residence) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Pawn Shop Blues (Willie Anderson) LP
Pink Mountain - Ditch Witch (Sick Room) LP
Heavy Winged & Inca Ore - Into The Fog (Not Not Fun) LP
Beld - Broken Kingdom (private) cdr
Sandy Bull - No Deposit, No Return Blues (Sutro Park) LP
Sir Richard Bishop - Tripurasundari (Locust) LP
Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers - Revolt (Klang Industries) LP
Lamp Of The Universe - Astral Planes Of Knowing (Astral Projection) CD
Burnt Hills - Microburst (Flipped Out) LP
The Social Icons - Lou Reed (Vollwert) CD
40 Watt Monkey - Go Where You Go (Indie) CD
Silver Lions 20/20 - Give Me Back My Whig (Classic Bar Music) LP
Sky "Sunlight" Saxon/Firewall - Spirit Of The Sixties (PVC) LP
Wo Fat - Shake 'Em On Down (Brainticket) CD
Stonebride - Bending Roads (Setalight Records) LP
Wino - Gods, Frauds, Neo-Cons and Demagogues (Southern Lord) LP
The Clear Spots - Roach Beef Sandwich (Deep Water) CD

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 19th, 2009

Heavy Winged - Morning Flesh (Aurora Borealis) LP
Reverend Bizarre - Dunkelheit (Spinefarm) LP
Jex Thoth - Kagemni (I Hate Records) LP
Arbouretum - Infinite Corridors (Thrill Jockey) LP
Jack Rose - Cathedral et Chartres (3 Lobed) LP
Land Of Kush - The Light Over The Ranges (Constellation) LP
Sunburned Hand Of The Man - Nice Butterfly Mask (Smalltown Supersound) LP
Roger Wooten & Piu - Out Of The Coma (Mellotronen) LP
Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love (Jagjaguwar) LP
Woods - Rain On (Woodsist) LP
Life On Earth - Watching The Shadows (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Headdress - The End (No Quarter) LP
George-Edwards Group - Easternia (GZD /Drag City) LP
Wayne Rogers - Autopia (Twisted Village) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Bells At The Slipstream (Willie Anderson) LP
Gomer Pyle - Mimesus (Roadburn) LP
The Machine - Solar Corona (Nasoni) LP
Groovegasm International - The Player (demo) cdr
Groovegasm International - Planetsoul (demo) cdr
Amalgamation - An Open Letter To Sweet (demo) cdr
The Social Icons - Pop Is Falling Apart (Vollwert) CD
Wooden Shjips - Motorbike (Holy Mountain) LP
Pink Mountain - Shelflife (Sick Room) LP
Ornette Coleman - Theme From A Symphony (A&M) LP

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 12th, 2009

Volker Kreigel - Slums On Wheels (MPS) LP
Wilkinson/Edwards/Noble Trio - P nut / Kwak'mbabali stomp (Bo'Weavil) LP
Wolfgang Dauner - Nothing To Declare (ECM) LP
Hugh Hopper - Nozzles Tecalemit (Atmosphere) LP
Isotope - Rangoon Creeper (Gull) LP
Soft Machine - Pataphysical Pt.1/Alphabet Pt.1/Hibou... (Probe) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Around Knuckle White Tie (GSL) LP
Golom - Orion Awakes (Caroline) CD
Lamp Of The Universe - Love Eternal (Astral Projection) CD
Cheval Sombre - It's A Shame (Double Feature) CD
Headdress - Lost White Brother (No Quarter) LP
Earth - Junkyard Priest(Live) (Southern Lord) LP
Mighty Baby - Now You See It (Sunbeam) LP
Trad Gras Och Stenar - Punkrockarn/Punkrocker (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Kebnekajse - Brudmarsch efter E. Eriksson(Subliminal Sounds) LP
Opal - People From Out The Space (Materiali Sonori) CD
Michel Magne - Grand Theme Malko (CDHW) CD
Georges Garvarentz - Le Temps des Loups (CDHW) CD
Group Doueh - Nabi El Mohamed (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Acid Mothers Temple SWR - Uzumgayu-Just George Benson (Magaibutsu) CD
Truckfighters - Last Curfew (Fuzzorama) CD
White Hills - Oceans Of Sound(Thrill Jockey) LP
Pontiak - Laywayed (Thrill Jockey) LP
Hawkwind - Steppenwolf (Charisma) LP

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Prog Fest October 2009

Prog Fest 2009 in Ottawa happens October 23-24th ...The main event which will be announced shortly as confirmed will go down on the Saturday (24th), at Carleton University Alumni Hall.

Irene's Pub, 855 Bank Street in Ottawa at will be the site for the "Official" Prog-Fest Warm Up Night........

October 23rd, Friday....

"the band whose name is a symbol"
Nervous System

3 groups..... $ 8.00 admission , $ 3.00 of which from each admission will go towards CKCU Funding Drive.

More info as unfolds shortly... stay tuned...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 5, 2009

Sergius Golowin - Die Weibe Alm (Wah Wah) LP
Association P.C. - Scorpion (MPS) LP
Soft Machine - All White (CBS) LP
Aethenor - I (VHF) LP
Black Math Horsemen - Deerslayer (Tee Pee) LP
Scorpions - Dark Lady (RCA) LP
Church Of Misery - El Padrino (Rise Above) LP
Wo Fat - Analog Man (Brainticket) CD
Alice Coltrane - Jaya Jaya Rama (Impulse) LP
Wolfgang Dauner's Etcetera - Yin (MPS) LP
Sir Richard Bishop - The Pillars Of Baalbeck (Drag City) LP
Beld - Not Enough Hootch (demo) cdr
Diagonal - Cannon Misfire (Rise Above) LP
Gila - Braintwist (Second Battle) LP
Reaction - Live Is A Wheel (Living In The Past) CD
Alunah - Show Me How (Nasoni) 10"
Heavy Hands - See Saw (Language Of Stone) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Orbital Elevator (Transubstans) CD
Burnt Hills - Over The Rainbow (Noiseville) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Billy Bonkers (pre-release) cdr
White Wires - Let It Go (Going Gaga) LP
Warpig - Tough Nuts (Fonthill) LP
Miles Davis - Great Expectations (Columbia) LP

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hot Tickets

Okay, summer slowly gettin' here but it's been HOT at Birdman for months !!

Our man Chetley Weise from Auburn, Alabama and formerly of Immortal Lee County Killers, Quadrajets and currently fronting the awesome San Fran based Silver Lions 20/20 played a deadly FREE set of electric blues in the shop this past Saturday ! Some wicked delta raunch which included songs by Burnside, Hooker and Howlin' Wolf to name a few. A crowd of about 25 folks witnessed how the spirit of Skip James is alive and well, residing in the body of the "Cheetah" ! Thanks dude, we'll have ya in our house anytime !

Lotsa cool used records making there way in to the shop these days and again I say feel free to trade stuff in for new tunes ! The better ya bring, the better ya git !

A shitload of new stuff 2 or 3 times a week as arrivals makes Birdman the happenin' spot in the hood for all the important musical scores...diggin' new stuff BIGTIME from the likes of Sir Richard Bishop, Church Of Misery, Trembling Bells, Life On Earth, The George Edwards Group, Black Math Horsemen, , Weird Owl and tons more !!

Here's our top seller's for the month of May, 2009...

The Heads / White Hills - Split Rocket LP
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound - When Sweet Sleep Returned Tee Pee LP/CD
Acid Mothers Temple - Lord Of The Underground Alien 8 LP/CD
Warlocks - The Mirror Explodes Tee Pee LP/CD
Weedeater - God Luck & God Speed Southern Lord LP/CD
Wooden Shjips - Dos Holy Mountain LP/CD
Booker T. - Potato Hole Anti LP/CD
Mahikari - S/T Birdman LP
Radio Moscow - Brain Cycles Alive LP/CD
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Grupo Nuevo ORL LP/CD
Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love Jagjaguwar LP/CD

In other news "the band whose name is a symbol" plays this Saturday, June 6th, at Carleton University outdoors by the unicentre as part of CKCU's Open Doors celebration...FREE to everyone it'll feature DJ's , 4 live bands, food and tours of the radio station. Black Ball, Mono Hum and Cosmic cousins also play. "the band whose name is a symbol" play at 4 pm.

"the band whose name is a symbol" who have a newly recording psych rocker on the upcoming Going Gaga vinyl comp, perform as part of the 2nd annual Gaga Weekend on Saturday June 13th at Yogi's Meat Locker on Main Street. "tbwnias" perform at 7 pm-ish.....hope to see you there. The band's own 2nd LP will be off to press this week. The album is called "Superficial Marks" and will be wax only and ltd to 100 copies.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...May 29, 2009

Plastic Crimewave Sound - End Of Clouds (Brah) LP
Astroqueen - Out Of This World (Pavement Music) CD
Chrome Locust - New World Disorder (Tee Pee) CD
Hellacopters - I'm Eighteen (Wild Kingdom) 7"
Cheval Sombre - Troubled Mind (Double Feature Records) CD
Life On Earth - There & Then (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Sula Bassana - Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major (Nasoni) LP
Helios Creed - The Things They Showed Me (Noisevelle) LP
Lava - Tears Are Goin' Home (Repertoire) CD
Anekdoten - Monolith (Virta) LP
801 - Lagrima T.N.K. (Polydor) LP
James Blackshaw - Cross (Young God) CD
Spindrift - Speak To The Wind (Tee Pee) CD
Euroboys -Scarborough Fair (Virgin) CD
Colour Haze - Aquamaria (Elektrohasch) LP
Witchcraft - Queen Of Bees (Rise Above) CD
Wo Fat - Enter The Riffian (Brainticket) CD
Nebula - I Need Somebody (Sub Pop) LP
Vee Dee - Glimpses Of Another World (Criminal IQ) LP
New Christs - We Have Landed (Citadel) CD
Celibate Rifles - Storm (Oracle) CD
The Heads - Quad (Cargo) CD
the band whose name is a symbol - Proglodyte (pre-release) cdr
Mother's Children - B'n'E (Going Gaga) LP
Botched Suicides - Nuthouse Inn (Going Gaga) LP
Gorilla - Come On Now (Go Down) CD
Stone Axe - Riders Of The Night (Roadburn) CD
Elder - Ghost Head (Meteor City) CD
Suma - Dominator (Sumaamus Recordings) LP

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes....May 22, 2009

Ananda Shankar - Romantic Rhino (EMI) LP
Lonnie Liston Smith - Astral Travelling (Flying Dutchman) LP
Passport - Tarantula (Atco) LP
Waniyetula - Lindis Farne (Garden Of Delights) CD
Guru Guru - Samantha's Rabbit (Brain) LP
Boris - You Were Holding An Umbrella + (live) (Conspiracy) LP
Mahikari - The Fog Peaks Of Nara (Birdman) LP
Warlocks - You Make Me Wait (Tee Pee) LP
Arbouretum - Thin Dominion (Thrill Jockey) LP
Trembling Bells - I Took To You (Like Christ To Wood) (Honest Jons) LP
Babe Ruth - Joker (Harvest) LP
Genya Ravan - I Hate Myself (Columbia) LP
Fraction - Come Out Of Her (Phoenix) LP
Weird Owl - John's Spirit Guide (Tee Pee) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - NST (Going Gaga) LP
Desert Dun - Uneasy (Meteor City) CD
Truckfighters - Analougus (Fuzzorama) CD
Lowrider - David William Hughes (Meteor City) CD
Acid Mothers Temple - Vishnu & The Magic Elixir (Alien 8) LP
Hawkwind - Master Of The Universe (United Artists) CD
Suppositories - Wires MKII (Going Gaga) LP
Weedeater - God Luck & God Speed (Southern Lord) LP
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound - Two Stage Rocket / Two Birds (Tee Pee) LP
Baby Woodrose - Everything's Gonna Be Alright (Bad Afro) CD
Wooden Shjips - Down By The Sea (Holy Mountain) LP

Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...May 8m 2009

Lightnin Hopkins - Mighty Crazy (Arhoolie) LP
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Red Cross Store (Capitol) LP
Rock Workshop - Theme For Freedom (Angel Air) CD
Soft Machine - Hope For Happiness (Probe) LP
Woods - Be Still (Troubleman) LP
Michael Yonkers Band - Thunder Speaks (Sub Pop) CD
Flipper - Talk's Cheap (Subterranean) LP
Dharma Warriors - Warriors Of The Dharma (Locust) LP
Ibliss - Margah (Wah Wah) LP
Hawkwind - Greenback Massacre (Dark Peak) CD
Deep Purple - Fireball...instrumental version (Harvest) CD
Blood Ceremony - Into The Coven (Rise Above) LP
Marissa Nadler - The Whole Is Wide (Kemado) LP
Arbouretum - False Spring (Thrill Jockey) LP
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Give My Compliments To The Chef (Vertigo) LP
Kebnekajse - Jag Alskar Sommaren (Silence) CD
Life On Earth - Watching The Shadows (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Acid Mothers Temple - Eleking The Clay (Alien 8) LP
Serena Maneesh - Montrose Cadaveric (Bad Afro) 7"
Randy Holden - Wild Fire (Captain Trip) CD
Stray - Time Machine (Walhalla) CD
Sun Araw - Hey Mandala (Not Not Fun) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Cryptomnesia (RLP) LP
The Heads - Camden Brain Slurry (Rocket) LP
Miles Davis - Prelude Part 1 (Columbia) LP

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...May 1, 2009

Weedeater - Gimmie Back My Bullets (Southern Lord) LP
Cozmic Corridors - Daruber (Psi-Fi) CD
Alunah - Spend My Time (Nasoni) 10"
Wooden Shjips - Fallin' (Holy Mountain) LP
Geronimo Black - Low Ridin' Man (UNI) LP
My Solid Ground - The Executioner (Second Battle) CD
Embryo - You Don't Know What's Happening (Materiali Sonori) CD
Amboy Dukes - Prodigal Son (Mainstream) LP
Ax Genrich - Blow Up (Sunhair) CD
Pontiak - Maker (Thrill Jockey) LP
Colour Haze - Get It On (Homegrown) LP
Tlon - La Cuidad Despierta (Nasoni) LP
Almendra - Parvas (Agradecido) LP
Gleemen - Spirit (Vinyl Magic) LP
Richard Bishop - Rasheed (Revenant) Cd
The Pyramids - Aomawa (Ikef) LP
John Surman - Iron Man (Antilles) LP
Black Merda - 18 For 20 Years (Vampi Soul) LP
Nucleaus - Torrid Zone (BGO) CD
Space Debris - Trip Vitesse (indie) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Trilateral Commission As Diner Guests (Stones Throw) LP
Atomic Workers - Third Disaster (Nasoni) LP
Grand Tuner - Commercial (Nasoni) LP
Vibravoid - Fantastic Party (Nasoni) LP
Amon Duul II - Kismet (Vinyl) LP

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...April 24, 2009

Ginger Baker - Ariwo (Atco) LP
Lonnie Liston Smith - Cosmic Funk (Flying Dutchman) LP
Roland Young - Row Land (EM) LP
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow (Westbound) LP
Hot Rattlesnakes - French Sweet Sugar House (Prphase) CD
Exploding Meet - Real Darwin (Look For The Flare) CD
Arbouretum - Down By The Fall Line (Thrill Jockey) LP
Woods - Walk The Dogs (Troubleman) LP
Marissa Nadler - Loner (Kemado) LP
Jack Rose - Cross The North Fork (3 Lobed) LP
Spriguns - Lord Lovell (Acme) LP
Keith Cross & Peter Ross - Peace In The End (Decca) LP
Groundhogs - Cherry Red (Liberty) LP
Hairy Chapter - It Must Be An Officer's Daughter (Second Battle) CD
Radio Moscow - No Good Woman (Alive) LP
Flower Travellin' Band - Shadows Of Lost Days (Won-Sin) CD
Bardo Pond - Silver Pavilion (3 Lobed) LP
Beld - Return Of The Cloaked Soldier/French Quarter Nightstalker (indie) cdr

Brendan McNally & Amanda Abdel Hadi....Live Reading from "Up The Ottawa, Without Despair" a book by Brendan McNally

Overhang Party - One's Double (Mutant Music) LP
Jex Thoth - Luna Moth Speaks (I Hate Records) LP
Alice Coltrane - Galaxy In Satchadinanda (Impulse) LP

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...April 17, 2009

The Dream - Ain't No Use (Whon) LP
Grand Funk - So You Won't Have To Die (Capitol)
Bliss - Cry For Love (Void) LP
Status Quo - (April) Spring, Summer & Wednesdays (Earmark) Lp
Luv Machine - Corupt One (Rise Above) LP
Sun Dial - Open Your Eyes (Acme) CD
Dragonfly - Blue Monday (Eroe Prog) LP
Light Of Darkness - Movin' Along (Second Battle) LP
Paul Chain - Sign From Space Part 3 (Beard Of Stars) LP
Achim Reichel - Tanz der Vogel in den Widen (Zebra) LP
Flaming Sideburns - El Hombre del Casco Dorado (Nomad/Fandango) CD
Los Flippers - Pronto Viviremos Un Mundo Mucho Mejor (Guerssen) LP
Dragontears - The River (Bad Afro) LP
Trees - The Great Silkie (Sunbeam) LP
Sean Smith - Topinambour (Gnome Life) LP
Abstract Truth - Coming Home Baby (Shadoks) LP
Vilgot - Guantanamo (Kommun) LP
Magic Lantern - Vampire In Heat (Woodsist) LP
Fantasyy Factoryy - The Bleeding Rose Of Arania (Ohrwaschal)
Aron - Morgendis/The Darkest Knight (Orpheus) LP
Gas Giant - Green Valley (Nasoni) LP
The Ethics -In Between (indie) CD
Mother's Children - Something About You That I Like (Shang-A-Lang) 7"
Delivery - Miserable Man (Tapestry) LP
Green Mist - Roadside Graves (Bang) CD
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Second Life Replay (Yep Roc) CD
Grateful Dead - Dark Star (Warner) LP

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Bird Is The Word...

Top Sellers...
Land Of Kush - Against The Day (Constellation) LP/CD
U.S. Music With Funkadelic (Westbound) LP
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Communion (Yep Roc) LP/CD
Jerusalem - S/T (Vintage/Rockadrome) CD
Plastic Crimewave Sound - Painted Shadows (A Silent Place) CD
Death - For The Whole World To See (Drag City) LP/CD
JT IV - Cosmic Lightning (Galactic Zoo Disc/Drag City) LP
Junior Kimbrough - First Recordings (Fat Possum) 10"
Six Organs Of Admittance - RTZ (Drag City) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez -Old Money (Stones Throw) LP
Vee Dee - Public Mental Health System (Criminal IQ) LP
Rose Kemp - Unholy Majesty (Aurora Borealis) LP

Birdman Favourites...
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba - Segu Blue (Out Here) LP
Life On Earth - A Space Water Loop (Subliminal Sounds) LP
U.S. Music With Funkadelic (Westbound) LP
Group Bombino - Guitars From Agadez (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Miles From India : A Celebration Of The Music Of Miles Davis (Four Quarters) LP
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Bird Head Son (Heavenly Sweetness) LP
Rose Kemp - Unholy Majesty (Aurora Borealis) LP
Vee Dee - Public Mental Health System (Criminal IQ) LP
Sean Smith - Eternal (Gnome Life) LP
Sunburned Hand Of Man - A Grand Tour Of Tunisia (3 Lobed) LP
Kebnekajse - S/T (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Leadfinger - Rich Kids (Bang) LP
Sun Araw - The Phynx (Not Not Fun) LP
Begushkin -Kings Curse (Locust) Lp
The Kings Of Frog Island - S/T (Elektrohasch) LP
Land Of Kush - Against The Day (Constellation) LP
Weird Owl - Ever The Silver Cord Be Loosed (Tee Pee) LP
Chatam Singers - Juju Claudius (Damaged Goods) LP
Black Merda - Force Of Nature (Vampi Soul) LP

Anticipated and Nearly Here...
Wooden Shjips - Dos (Holy Mountain) LP
Pontiak - Maker (Thrill Jockey) LP
Mighty Baby - Live In The Attic (Sunbeam) LP
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound - When Sweet Sleep Returned (Tee Pee) LP
Heads/White Hills - Split (Rocket) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Cryptomnesia (indie) LP
Crippled Black Phoenix - 200 Tons Of Bad Luck Invada LP
Booker T. - Potato Hole (Anti) LP

Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...April 10, 2009

Bob Belden - All Blues (Four Corners) LP
Teruo Nakamura - Unicorn Lady (Soul Brother) LP
Blue Mitchell - Beans & Taters (Mainstream) LP
Kebnekajse - Lekskands Skanklat (Subliminal Sounds) LP
The Soulbreaker Company - Elliptic Turns (Alone) LP
Begushkin - Convict's Lament (Locust) LP
Mythical Beast - Cycle/Circle / Black Walls (Not Not Fun) LP
The Devil's Blood - Voodoo Dust (Van) LP
Hawkwind - The Golden Void (UA) LP
Quest For Fire - Strange Waves (Storyboard) CD
The Cherry Valence - World Of Trouble (Estrus) LP
Circle - Sacrifice (Ektro) CD
Blood Ceremony - Return To Forever (Rise Above) LP
Floh De Cologne - Wir Brauchen Keine Millionare (ZYX) LP
Plasticland - Alexander (Pink Dust) LP
Bevis Frond - Wild Mind (Reckless) LP
Persian Rugs - What's A Girl Supposed To Do? (Screaming Apple) 7"
Booker T. - Pound It Out (Anti) CD
Black Merda - Stop The War (Vampi Soul) CD
Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins - Full Moon (Luv & Haight) CD
Brethren Of The Free Spirit - Into The Dust Of The Earth (Important) LP
Amon Duul - Snow Your Thurst Sun Your Open Mouth (Ohr) LP
Mother's Children - Dance To The rock 'N' Roll Band (Shang-A-Lang) 7"
Vee Dee - Wall Of Fire (Criminal IQ) CD
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - The Ego Delusion (Yep Roc) CD
Leadfinger - Rich Kids Can't Play Rock 'N' Roll (Bang) CD
The Kings Of Frog Island - Welcome To The Void (Elektrohasch) LP
ST 37 - Thirst (Noiseville) LP

Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...April 3, 2009

Tony Allen & The Afro Messengers - No Discrimination (P-Vine) LP
Mor Thiam - Ayo Ayo Nene (Jazzman) LP
Mulatu Astatke - Netsanet (L'Arome Productions) LP
Mack Sigis Porter - Miles To Go/Back Home (Shadoks) LP
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba - Sinsani/Lament For Ali Farka/Segu Blue (Out Here) LP
Sorry Bamba - Porry (Stones Throw) LP
Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats - Heavy Heavy Heavy (Sound Way) LP
Manu Dibango - Mwasa Makossa (Atlantic) LP
Ofege - Ofege (Academy) LP
Osibisa - Phallus C (Decca) LP
The Peace - Get On The Way (Indie) LP
BLO - Chant To Mother Earth (Shadoks) LP
Peter King - African Dialects (Strut) CD
Orlando Julius - James Brown Ride On (Vampi Soul) CD
Question Mark - Be Nice To The People (Shadoks) LP
Amanaz - Khala My Friend (Shadoks) LP
Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker - Let's Start (Capitol) LP
Sir Victor Uwaifo - West African Safari (Sound Way) CD
Lonnie Liston Smith - Footprints (Flying Dutchman) LP
Pandit Prannath - Raaga Bhoopali (Mississippi) LP
Sabu Martinez & Sahib Shihab - The Distorted Sioux Indian/A Memo To Art Blakey (Mellotronen) LP
U.S. Funkadelic - Rat Kiss The Cat On The Naval (Westbound) LP

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...March 27, 2009

Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Jungle (Heavenly Sweetness) LP
Sabu Martinez & Sahib Shihab - NUS (Mellotronen) LP
Ofege - Adieu (Sound Way) LP
Modern Jazz Quartet - Visitor From Mars (Apple) LP
Gary Burton - Vibrafinger (Atlantic ) LP
Zoffy - Light My Fire (Synesthetic) LP
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba - Bala/Segu tonjon (Out Here) LP
OPA - Back Home(The Inner Cry) (Vampi Soul) LP
Land Of Kush - Bilocations (Constellation) LP
Kebnekasjse - Polska fran Alfta (Subliminal Sound) LP
Black Merda - Get On The Same Road (Vampi Soul) CD
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - The Power Of Myth (Stones Throw) LP
Dimi Dero Inc. - Sleep Alone (Bang) CD
Morkobot - Morkobot Faces The 7th Mirror (Cynic Lab) LP
Shogun Kinutoki - Riddarholmen (Fonal) Lp
Neu - Neuschnee (Brain) LP
Joy Division - Isolation (Factory) LP
Strobe - Vicious Circle (Big Cat) CD
Roxy Music - Bogus Man (Atco) LP
Magic Lantern - At The Mountains Of Madness (Woodsist) Lp
Marissa Nadler - Conjuring Spirit Worlds (Eclipse) CD
Swara Samrat - Tuesday Morning Blues (Coloured Rain) CD
Rose Kemp - Nanny's World (Aurora Borealis) LP
First Band From Outer Space - Demons & Haze (Kommun 2:5) LP
Nightstalker - Galactic Revolution (Nasoni) LP
Thunder Taget - Hakkakarl (Razzia) CD
Bardo Pond - Euphrates (Camera Obscura) LP

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...March 20,2009

Land Of Kush - The Light Over The Ranges (Constellation) LP
Octopus Syng - We Could Be Everywhere (Nasoni) CD
Steve Hillage - Before The Storm (Virgin) LP
Golden Paliminos - Monday Night (Celluloid) LP
Circle - Mercy & Tuesday (Ektro) CD
Trapeze - Medusa (Threshold) LP
Thin Lizzy - Massacre (Vertigo) LP
Larry Coryell - Call To The Higher Consciousness (Vanguard) LP
Phil Upchurch -Fire & Burn (Blue Thumb) LP
Curtis Mayfield - Love Me(Right In The Pocket) (Curtom) LP
Traffic Sound - El Gusano(Alice In Wormland) (Vampi Soul) LP
Gal Costa - Namorinho De Portao/Saudosismo (4 Men With Beards) LP
Nucleus - The Addison Trip (Vertigo) LP
Liquid Sound Company - Sadhana Siddhi (Nasoni)
Weird Owl - Mind Mountain (Tee Pee) LP
Pretty Things - You're Running You & Me (Ugly Things) LP
Strollers - Bus Ride (Wohn) LP
Misunderstood - Children Of The Sun (Ugly Things) CD
Dead Moon - A Fix On You (Tombstone) LP
Blackwater Park - Indian Summer (Spalax) CD
Linus Pauling Quartet - History (September Gurls) LP
Devillaires - You're A Liar / Redline (Indie pre-release) cdr
Niela Miller - Baby Don't Go To Town (Numerophon) LP
Donald McPherson & Tetuzi Akiyama - Grotto (Bo'Weavil) LP
Peter Green - The Clown (Stoney Plain) LP
Vilgot - Hedja Sovjet (Kommun 2:3) LP
Amon Duul II - Surrounded By The Stars (UA) LP

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In Rock We Trust...

As spring approaches and the year is already gettin close to 3 months old I thought I should bring ya'll up to speed on Birdman's musical intake! I can't tell ya how nice it's gonna be to see green grass and feel a warm breeze as winter rears it's last gasps. Spring seems to be here early in Ottawa as it's been downright pleasant for the whole of March...very unusual. What isn't so unusual for this time of year is the bountiful music releases that have been pouring into the shop and the amount that are on the near horizon.

Stuff that's been most impressive as of late are new records from Omar Rodriguez Lopez and his album "Old Money" on Stones Throw. As always Omar stretches his guitar prowess to the max on a full on electric blitz of psych-funkiness and outer rim experimental onslaughts. The band is bangin' along in find style and this all instrumental forage falls musically between the recent "Absence" lp and the earlier "Apocalypse" record. "The Man From Mars" can do no wrong !
The new long player (ever wonder what LP stood for?), from The Soundtrack Of Our Lives called "Communion" comes in the form of a double cd and double lp(with download coupon and bonus tracks). TSOOL deliver their perfect blend of psychedelic pop punch and the fact that it's been 4 years !!!!! since their last recorded appearance, it seems like no time has been lost! Anthemic perfection is the order of the day and I can't imagine any fan of rock music would not love "Communion"!
I Really dig the 2nd album from Aethenor entitled "Faking Gold & Murder" on VHF records. Among the groups ranks is Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O), Alexander Tucker (renowned UK guitarist), David Tibet(Psychic TV, Current 93) and an all star cast. This highly creative record is hard to describe but to say outer worldly music with the punch of 2 insane percussionist drummers for propulsion this here pup takes you to many places. The vinyl version is lavish and worth the higher cost.

Other great new releases all here in magnificence include offerings from Arbouretum, the Black Lips, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Neko Case, Willem Maker, Loren Mazzacane Connors, The Drones, Robyn Hitchcock, Kid Congo Powers, Mystery Girls, Hunches, Zombi, 16, Wino and Brian Eno and David Byrne. Come in and check it out!

On the near horizon are new albums from John Doe with The Sadies, Wooden Shjips, Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, Warlocks, Heads and White Hills split, Pontiak, Bob Log III, Crippled Black Phoenix, Radio Moscow, Mono, Thermals, Sunn O, Marissa Nadler, Atavist, Church Of Misery, Cathedral, Litmus, Life On Earth! and so many reissues on vinyl of killer stuff from everywhere, anytime and all styles that it would make your head spin!!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...March 13, 2009

Hot Tuna - Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning (RCA) LP
Kaleidoscope - Beacon From Mars (Sundazed) LP
Ant Trip Ceremony - Elaborations (Guerssen) LP
Mick Stevens - I'm Going Home (Shadoks) LP
New Dawn - It's Rainin' (Akarma) LP
Agitation Free - Through The Moods (Garden Of Delights) CD
Circle - Virsi (Fourth Dimension) LP
Grand Funk Railroad - Inside Looking Out (Capitol) LP
Uriah Heep - Gypsy (Mercury) LP
Three Man Army - Another Day (Castle) CD
We - Carefree (Black Balloon) LP
Hawkwind - World Of Tiers (Samurai) LP
Toner Low - a & b (Freebird) LP
Ego On The Rocks - 7 To 7 or 999 To 99 Hope (Second Battle) CD
Frank Zappa - Cosmik Debris (Discreet) LP
Stray - Suicide (Mercury) LP
Zombi - Twilight Sentinel (Wabana) LP
Los Natas - Trilogia (Elektrohasch) LP
Nikki Sudden - Looking For A Friend (Munster) LP
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - The Ego Delusion (Yep Roc) CD
Pink Floyd - Burning Bridges (Harvest) LP
Running Man - Higher & Higher/Hope Place (Vinyl Lovers) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Orbital Elevator (Transubstans) CD
High Rise - Deateronomy (Squealer) LP

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...March 6, 2009

Oresund Space Collective - Good Planets Are Hard To Find (Transubstans) CD
Shakti - Joy...excerpt (Columbia) LP
Sienna Root - Waiting For The Sun (Headspin) LP
Mer-Da - Lying (Funky Delacacies) LP
Cannonball Adderley - Leo (Capitol) LP
Lonnie Smith - Afrodesia (Groove Merchant) LP
Ophelias - Mr. Rabbit (Strange Weekend) LP
Gentle Giant - Alcard (Vertigo) LP
Funkadelic - Slide On In (Westbound) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Population Council's Wet Dream (Stones Throw) LP
AEthenor - III (VHF) LP
Nadja - Twentynine:Thirtyseven...edit...excerpt (Kreation) LP
Alexander Tucker - You Are Many (ATP) LP
Begushkin - Death Valley (Locust) LP
Woods Family Band - Family (Time-Lag) LP
MV&EE - Tea Devil (Singing Knives) LP
Crazy Dreams Band - Asian Rollers (Holy Mountain) LP
La Otracina - Inner Mind Journey (Holy Mountain) LP
Acid Mothers Temple - In C (Eclipse) LP
Vilgot - Sjoman (Kommun 2:4) LP
Vee Dee - Into The Void (Crinal IQ) CD
"the band whose name is a symbol" - subterranean city (pre-release) cdr
AFCGT - Sunking (Uzu Audio) LP
ST 37 - The Phosphorescent Leviathan (indie) LP
Burnt Hills - over The Rainbow (Noiseville) LP

Monday, March 2, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes.....February 27,2009 hosted by Mary Mackinnon

Jethro Tull-Skating Away (On the Thin Ice) (Chrysalis) LP
Brian Eno-Caught Between Just another Day on Earth (Hannibal) CD
Thelonius Monk-Monk’s Mood (OJC) LP
Stars on the Lid-Requiem for Dying Mothers (Kranky) CD
Gutbucket-Money Management for a Better Life (Canteloupe) LP
Avarus-Side A (Arbor) LP
High on Fire-Blood from Zion (Tee Pee) LP
Earthless-Sonic Prayer (excerpt)(Tee Pee) LP
Joseph van Wissem How the Soul has Arrived (Incanabulum) CD
Ike and Tina Turner-Bold Soul Sister (Blue Thumb LP
Zephyr-See My People Come Together (Warner Bros) LP
Lonnie Liston Smith Cosmic Funk (Flying Dutchman) LP
Steve Hillage Electric Gypsies (Blue Plate) LP
Hawkwind-You know You’re Only Dreaming (United Artists) LP
Mike Gunn-Mr. Fogg/Uptight (Fleece) LP
Sir Douglas Quintet Don’t Matter (Smash) LP
Linus Pauling Quartet-Helicopters in Tunisia (Fleece) LP
Sapat-Fante (Indie) Lp
Spires that in the Sunset Rise-Little for a Lot (Secret Eye) CD
Meredith Monk Scared Song (ECM) LP
Espers Black is the Colour (Drag City) CD
Fairport Convention Come All Ye (A&M) LP
Six Organs of Admittance Creation Aspect Fire (Drag City) LP
Kemisiallisett Ystavat Hyvallisen Tydallista (Fat Cat) LP
Thin Lizzy Return of the Farmer’s Son (Deram) LP
Terry Riley Eastern Man (Kuckuck) LP

Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes ......The day off...February 27,2009

Over the past 20+ years as the host of "FMC" I have rarely missed a week. This week circumstances have prevented me from sharing a weeks worth of my life through music with the world. Fortunately we will all survive! I am lucky to have such a friend as like Mary Mackinnon who is covering for me this morning and I must say is presenting a perfectly challenging and wide array of music as I was sure she would. Mary knows her stuff and will give us all something to think about for the 3.5 hour duration of Friday Morning Cartunes this week. Mary, thank you for being there. I am digging the rock!

While we listen to Mary I think maybe it's time to let ya'll know that this year is already off to a wicked start with some fab new and old music, with a boat load of stuff com'n down the river 'o' rock. Here's some absolute killers that have been hangin' out in my hood as of late.....Circle have a new double lp out in the UK called "Triumph" which was born out of a WFMU session and is as always another great effort from this prolific group of Finlanders! While on the topic of prolifery there's another Omar Rodriguez Lopez lp entitled "Old Money" and damn if it ain't another total smoker. There's no stoppin' this man...awesome.
Got a knew Oresund Space Collective album on Transubstans yesterday and again, this mostly Scandanavian collective of Space rock worshippers have cracked my nut again with the perfect blend of psych, space, jazz, stoner and eastern edges...yowza!
Six Organs Of Admittance's "RTZ" triple on Drag City is amazing and as I owned none of the original rarites or unreleased music this ltd. triple contains I find it serves as either an important piece of documentation for a fan like me or for that matter a solid introduction to the uninitiated. Get yer feet wet with this either way! The group Death and their unreleased recording from back in the mid-70'(also from Drag City) is by 3 Detroit brothers and is a total ass-kicking Detroit pre-punk outing that reinforces the fact that there's a ridiculous amount of wicked, buried stuff that always needs to be dug up and released no matter from where or when!
MV & EE's "Drone Trailer" is a killer and the same goes for Rose Kemp (Daughter of Steeleye Span's Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp) and her album "Unholy Majesty". This is a wicked blend of sonic UK folk and doom rock...holy smokes!! I could go on cuz there's a ton more new and cool reissued stuff. Pop into the store and check for yourself or scope it out wherever you happen to be. Remeber to check out the radio show every Friday Morning at as it's all there to be heard...

On the imminent stuff from Wino, Sons Of Otis, Wooden Shjips, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Chatham Singers(Billy Childish), Jon Doe & The Sadies, Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, Weird Owl, Julie Doiron, Radio Moscow, Life On Earth and far more! Dig The Rock!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...February 20, 2009

John Coltrane - Ascent (Impulse) LP
Voltaire Brothers - Trouble Man Everyday (Fall Of Rome) LP
Kashmere Stage Band - Do Your Thing (Stones Throw) LP
Eddie Senay - Cameo (Sussex) LP
Sabu Martinez - Bernt (Mellotronen) LP
Can - Vernal Equinox (Virgin) LP
Sun City Girls - Nights In Tetuan (Eclipse) LP
Group Bombino - Boghassa (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Erkin Koray - Ankara Sokaklari (Turkuola) LP
HarYou Percussion Group - Ngoma (Cubop) LP
Anthony Joseph & the Spasm Band - Bird Head Son (Heavenly Sweetness) LP
English Gypsy - Turning Wheel (Decca) LP
Walpurgis - Queen Of Saba (Wah Wah) LP
Dungen - Det Tar Tid (Subliminal Sounds) LP
earthlings? - Saving Up For My Spaceship/Illuminate (Crippled DicK) LP
John Fahey - When The Spring Time Comes Again (Takoma) LP
Jack Rose - Revolt (Tequila Sunrise) LP
Jean Ritchie - The Churning Song (Pacific Cascade) LP
Baird/Espvall/Krauss - Bruton Town (Bo'Weavil) LP
Christina Carter - Moving Intercepted (Wholly Other) LP
Rose Kemp - Milky White (Aurora Borealis) LP
ST 37 - Surfin' With The Shah (Indie) LP
Linus Pauling Quartet - Roll Out The Bong (September Gurls) LP
Adam Payne - Never See You Anymore (Holy Mountain) LP
Ten Years After - Bad Scene (Deram) LP
Groundhogs - Daze Of The Weak (Imperial) LP
The Pretty Things - You're Running You & Me (Ugly Things) LP
Cruciferius - Big Bird (Barclay) LP
Quicksilver Messenger Service - The Fool (Capitol) LP

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Joe Strummer...ghost in the house

Los Mondo Bongo, a band named after the Strummer song "Mondo Bongo", will be performing Clash and Mescalero's tunes under the banner of "A Celebration of the Music of Joe Strummer".

The band is comprised of former Mescaleros and other
notable musicians.. Mike Peters - The Alarm ,
Pablo Cook -The Mescaleros,Smiley - The Mescaleros,
Derek Forbes - Simple Minds , Steve Harris - Gary Numan
and Ray Gange, star of The Clash movie "Rude Boy" as tour DJ.

Los Mondo Bongo play 5 shows in the UK,including
the Cavern in Liverpool and then a short Canadian
tour as follows:

March 12 Montreal - Les Saints
March 13 Ottawa - Zaphod Beeblebrox
March 14 Sudbury – The Townehouse
March 15 Toronto - Horseshoe Tavern
March 16 Hamilton – The Casbah
March 17 London ON – Call the Office
Everything is posted on this website

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...February 13, 2009

Suishou No Fune - Becoming A Flower (Holy Mountain) LP
Mooseheart Faith - The Space We're In (September Gurls) LP
Zone Six - Hidden World (Sulatron) CD
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Proglodyte (pre-release) cdr
Circle - Steel Torment Warrior (Latitudes) LP
Dwell Within - Open The Floodgates (I Hate Records) LP
Rose Kemp - Nature's Hymn (Aurora Borealis) LP
Suarasama - Zapin Shirat/Ghazal Ingatan Diri (Drag City) LP
John Klemmer - Excursion #2 (Cadet Concept) LP
Noah Howard - Ole Negro (Bo'Weavill) LP
Agitation Free - Laila Pt's 1 & 2 (Vertigo) LP
Frank Zappa - The Gumbo Variations (Reprise) LP
Nebula - Strange Human (Sweet Nothing) LP
Judas Priest - Victim Of Changes (Koch) LP
Earthride- Weak End (Land O Smiles) 10"
Litmus - Far Beyond (Rise Above) CD
Toner Low - 1 (Freebird) LP
Sonic's Rendezvous Band - City Slang (Devil's jukebox) LP
Illusion - Man (Steed) LP
RTX - Mr. Wall (Drag City) LP
Quest For Fire - Next To The Fire (Storyboard) CD
Grand Funk Railroad - Into The Sun (Capitol) LP

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...February 6, 2009

Marcus Belgrave- Space Odyssey (Universal Sound) LP
Terje Rypdal - Bleak House (Polydor) LP
Tangle Edge - Dance Of The Cantharides (Synesthetic) LP
Sunburned Circle - Variksenpelatin (Conspiracy) LP
Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins - Bill Blows It (Ubiquity) CD
La Otracina - Zunblazer (Holy Mountain) LP
Loop - Straight To Your Heart (Reactor) LP
Singapore Sling - Song For The Spirit (8MM) 7"
Cramps - Human Fly (IRS) LP
Chrome - 3rd From The Sun (Cleopatra) LP
Velvet Underground - The Gift (Verve) LP
MV&EE - Weathered Hollow (diCristina) LP
Rose Kemp - Dirty Glow (Aurora Borealis) LP
Jenks Miller - Babylon Destroyer part I (New Americam Folk Hero) CD
Mills Of God - Call Of The Eastern Moon (Modus Operandi) LP
Pandemonica - Bonehead (Pan) 12"
Alice Coltrane - Isis & Osiris (Impulse) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - ...Is Pushing Lucky (N20) LP
Morkobot - Morkobot Pt. I (Supernatural Cat) CD
Los Natas - Gitanoss (Buzzville) 10"
Quest For Fire - Strange Waves (Storyboard) CD
Atomic Workers - No Reaction (Nasoni) LP