Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 30th, 2011

Hebden /Reid/Gustafsson - The Sun Never Sets ((SMJZ) LP
Circle - Pelkka Meno/Lautstarha (Svart) LP
Annapurna Illusion - Black Drop (Group Tightener) LP
Burnt Hills - Herb Saint Part A (Flipped Out) LP
Sungrazer - Behind (Elektrohasch) LP
Arbouretum - Empty Shell/Song Of The Nile (Thrill Jockey) LP
Sky Picnic - Universal Mind (Nasoni) LP
My Brother The Wind - Electric Universe (Transubstans) LP
Rspt - The Demands Of Levitating Heavy Stones (Dronehenge) LP
Elder - The End (Headspin) LP

Bang - Death Of A Country (Ries Above Relics) LP
Six Organs Of Admittance - Maryam (Pavilion) LP
BILL - The Thrower (Klangbad) LP
Expo 70 - Moon Odyssey (Sonic Meditations) LP
Koolaid (Global Tyranny) - Intercity Firm (Agitated) LP
Acid Mothers Temple - Chinese Flying Saucer (Riot Season) LP
Master Musicians Of Bukkake - Neo Necro Patriarch (Important) LP
Wight - Cosmic Rhythm #1 (Kozmik) LP
White Hills - Paradise (Thrill Jockey) LP

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 16th, 2011

Elektrodiesel - ?? (Sinesthetic) LP
Mugstar - Distant Sun II remix (Agitated) 12"
You - Slow Go (Bureau B) LP
Electric Orange - Columb (Catweezle) LP
Hebden/Reid/Gustafsson - People Be Happy (Smalltown Superjazzz) LP
Jooklo Quartet - Crossing (Troglosound) LP
Acid Mothers Temple - Back Door Man Of Ghost Raills Inn (Riot Season) LP
Hedvig Mollestad Trio - The Dead One/Sidetracked (Rune Grammofon) LP

Cornucopia - Spots On You, Kids (Brain) LP
GAA - Welt Im Dunkel (Garden Of Delights) LP
Annapurna Illusion - Blood Dive (Group Tightener) LP

Will's 78 Quarterly....guest DJ Will Desjardins

Seven Gallon Jug Band - Wipe 'Em Off (Parlophone) 78 rpm
Washboard Rhythm Kings - Call of The Freaks (Victor)78 rpm
Benny Goodman's Boys - Shirt Tail Stomp (Brunswick) 78 rpm
Annette Hanshaw - My Sin (Velvet Tone) 78 rpm
G.B. Grayson - Ommie Wise (Victor) 78 rpm
Blind Joe Taggert(and Emma) - I Wish My Mother Was On That Train (Vocallion) 78 rpm
Peg Leg Howell - Papa Stobb Blues (Columbia) 78 rpm
Washington Phillips - Demonition Blues (Columbia) 78 rpm
Kalama's Quartet - Lei E (Okeh)78 rpm
The Ticklers - Glamour Gal (MRS)78 rpm
Ya Gazayal - Nights Of Happiness Al Chark) 78 rpm
Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet - Jonah (Bluebird)78 rpm

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tis The Season...

Tis the season…! I wish I could say that Birdman Sound’s 20th year was it’s finest hour, but I cannot! 22 weeks of road construction took the piss out of the situation in every respect. I want to thank those of you that walk the plank every single week in the quest for the very best that music has to offer and we can deliver! I look to your continued support to finish 2011 in some form of dignified fashion. Birdman is stocked to the hilt as usual and GIFT CERTIFICATES are always available and big at this time of the year. I hope you keep us in mind over the next few days avoiding the usual trappings and ridiculousness of big box stores and shopping malls. I would be remiss to say that shopping independent is going the way of the dinosaur and as trenches go ours is still just deep enough to continue the “good fight”.

Seasons best to everyone, however you deal with it...John

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 9th, 2011

The Keith Tippet Group - I Wish There Was A Nowhere (Akarma) LP
Jack Bruce - HCKHH Blues (Polydor) LP
Chico Hamilton - Volvo's (Flying Dutchman) LP
Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin - The Life Divine (CBS) LP
Owl Xounds - Inner (Blackest Rainbow) LP
Seven That Spells - Bolero Love Grind (Beta-Lactam Ring) LP
Daturana - Secrets Of Purple Sky (Nasoni) LP
Heldon - Ouais Marchais, Mieux Qu'en 68 (Wah Wah) LP
Colour Haze - Sun (Elektrohach) LP

On Trial - Kolos/Kosmonaut (Freakophonic) LP
Far East Family Band - Transmigration (Phoenix) LP
A Bolha - 18.30 Part 1... (Groovie) LP
El Gusano - Road To Nirvana (Heavy Light) LP
Hedvig Mollestad Trio - For The Air (Rune Grammofon) LP
Fire w/Jim O'Rourke - ...please, I Am Released (Rune Grammofon) LP
Les Rallizes Denudes - Blind Baby Has It's Mother's Eyes (Phoenix) LP
Boris W/ Merzbow - Jane (Daymare) LP
Stonebride - Mute Heart Rivers (Setalight) LP
Elder - Gemini (Headspin) LP
Graviators - Planet Gone (Headspin) LP

Save The Internet

Go to this link and sign the petition.....crazy what governments think they should do.....

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 2nd, 2011

Expo 70 - Amplifying Umbras (Beta-lactam Ring) LP
Eloy - Age Of Insanity (Artist Station) LP
Jussi Lehtisalo - Ei Siin Mitaa (Full Contact) LP
Langsyne - Medina (Garden Of Delights) LP
MV & EE - You Matter (3 Lobed) LP
Cave - This Is The Best (Drag City) LP
Sunburned Hand Of The Man - Wicked Passenger (Ecstatic Yod) LP
Sun Araw - Impluvium (Sun Ark) LP
Hawkwind - Stonehenge Decoded (Flicknife) LP
Graviators - Druid's Ritual (Transubstans) LP
Grandloom - The Holy Letter (Rockzilla) LP

Wo Fat - Company Man (Nasoni) LP
Dataschock - Der Frobelturm (Dekorder) LP
Cranium Pie - Mechanisms (Regal Crabomophone) LP
GA'AN - Living Tribunal (Captcha) LP
Oneida - Shahin's Bong (Rocket) LP
GAA - Uranus (Garden Of Delights) LP
Brainticket - Intro/Egyptian Kings (Cleopatra) LP
the band whose name is a symbol - Talk Back Fatherland (Birdman Sound) LP
Diza Star & Pink Lady Blues - Viva Utopia (Fractal) LP
My Brother The Wind - Karmagrinder (Transubstans) LP

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Few Favourites from 2011.......

Since I was a kid there has never been a year that a mind boggling amount of stellar albums have not been released. Every genre from around the globe, year in and year out and to date has never stopped. Anyone out there, (and I'm sure we all know someone)who constantly utters the line; "there hasn't been a good album released since______", is clearly a fucking moron who lives with their head firmly up their ass! By and large as I've said before, there is actually an overwhelming amount of mind blowing releases 24-7 and it's virtually impossible to keep up with any of it. My list to the left here is barely touching some of my stellar and repeated listening adventures of the past year. My "tops" lists are always based on records released in the year in question and usually also based on the repeat factor or "go to" categorization. It ain't scientific, it's always from the heart. In all honesty, the vast majority of my listening time this and every year for that matter (which I know is far more than most) has been spent listening to a large variety of music recorded and released prior to 1975. I am not stuck there by any stretch but I will say that although I like a lot of newer artists (look at what I play on the radio) I will say that my criteria for "great" new shit is that it must exhibit for me a reverence and understanding of it's own existence in history and part and parcel, it’s very presentation. Sound strange? Maybe, but always remember, that a person’s tastes in music is nothing but their very own business. There's lots to discover out there, old and new and it seems to never end.....bring it on I say!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...November 25th, 2011

Second Family Band - Good Blood (alt.vinyl) LP
Annapurna Illusion - Devil's Eyes (Rocket) LP
Sean Smith - Huge Fluid Freedom (SAAH) LP
Ivy Garden Of The Desert - I (Nasoni) LP
Expo 70 - Hypnotic Brain Cloud Float (Aguirre) LP
Helios Creed - Galactic Center (Transparency) LP
Edgar Wappenhalter - Hence I Surmise The Sordid Lights (Morctapes) LP
Umberto - In The Name Of Zuel (Permanent) LP
Dead Meadow - The White Worm (Tolotta) LP
Slussenanalys - Tomma Skallar (Ektro) LP
Circle - Hermes/Styx (Keno) LP

Mugstar - Sunburnt Impedance Machine (Agitated) LP
My Brother The Wind - Death & Beyond (Transubstans) LP
Magic Lantern - Friendship (Not Not Fun) LP
Wayne Rogers - Fire (Twisted Village) LP
King Blood - Sinful Woman (Permanent) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Reintroduce The Snakes To Ireland (SRP) LP
Bong - Onward To Perdondaris (Roadburn) LP

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...November 18th, 2011

Be Bop Deluxe - Axe Victim (Harvest) LP
Dragonwyck - Ideas Within You/Fire Climbs (World In Sound) LP
Status Quo - Someone's Learning (Pye) LP
Electric Moon - Brain Eaters (Nasoni) LP
Hawkwind - Gimme Shelter (Essential) LP
Cloudland Canyon - Silver Tongued Sisyphus (Holy Mountain) LP
Embryo - Es Ist, Wie's Ist (Schneeball) LP
Orange Sunshine - Demon's Eyes (Motorwolf) LP
Deep Purple - Pictures Of Home (Warner) LP
UFO - Doctor Doctor (Chrysalis) LP
Burning Saviours - Silent Prayer (Svart) LP

Guru Guru - Baby Cake Walk (Brain) LP
Hardal - Bir Yagmur Masali (Shadoks) LP
Erkin Koray - Krallar (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Thin Lizzy - Diddy Levine (Decca) LP
Three Man Army - See What I Took (Pegasus) LP
Nazareth - Empty Arms, Empty Heart (Pegasus) LP
Graveyard - Rss (Stranded) LP
Cosmic Jokers - Galactic Joke (Klimt) LP
Frank Zappa/Beefheart & The Mothers - Advance Romance/
Man With The Woman Head/Muffin Man (Discreet) LP
Captain Beyond - Dancing Madly Backwards (Capricorn) LP
Arenna - Receiving The Liquid Writings (Nasoni) LP
Acid Maso Temple - Drug Death Driver (White Noise) LP
Paul Chain Violet Theatre - Voyage To Hell (High Roller) LP
Arabs In Aspic - Megalodon (Panorama) LP

Monday, November 14, 2011

LIVE GIG - "the band whose name is a symbol"

the band whose name is a symbol will perform at Irene's Pub, 885 Bank Street on Saturday December 10th, 2011. The Boogiemen are also on the bill. Tickets are $20.00 advance and it's a Benefit for Prostate Cancer.

On that night in honor of Frank Zappa, TBWNIS will render their 20 minute interpretation of "Willie The Pimp" (to date their only cover). Hope too see you there! Tickets are available at Irene's Pub.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...November 11th, 2011

Anekdoten - Sad Rain (Virta) 12"
Brian Davison - Bed Ain't What It Used To Be (Longhair) LP
Jungle - House Of Rooms (RD) LP
Dream Syndicate - John Coltrane Stereo Blues (A&M) LP
Primordial Undermind - I Am Afraid Of You (SAAH) LP
Neokarma Jooklo Trio - Night Revelation (Conspiracy) LP
High Wolf - Kenya Sunset (Holy Mountain) LP
Space Debris - Long Distance Voyageur (indie) LP
Hawkwind - Images (GWR) LP
Dragontears - Masters Of War (Bad Afro) LP
Robert Calvert - The Aerospaceage Inferno (U.A) LP
Been Obscene - Endless Scheme (Elektrohasch) LP

Bob Theil - Yesterdays (Golden Pavilion) LP
Parzival - Empty Land (Sireena) LP
The Amazing - Gentle Stream (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Carleton Melton - Full Moon Revisited (Mid-To-Late) LP
Causa Sui - Garden Of Forking Paths (El Paraiso) LP
Frank Zappa - Willie The Pimp (Reprise) LP
Garaga - Maybe (indie) cdr
Danava - I Am The Skull (Kemado) LP
Premonition 13 - Clay Pigeons (Volcom) LP
Guru Guru - Ooga Booga Spezial (Think Progressive) LP
Peacepipe - The Day The War Has Ended (Shadoks) LP

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...November 4th, 2011

Status Quo - I Saw The Light (Vertigo) LP
Five Horse Johnson - It Ain't Easy (Vinyl Matters) LP
Plan 9 - Opium Night (Pink Dust) LP
Julian Cope - Out Of My Mind On Dope & Speed (Zippo) LP
Soft Machine - Slightly All The Time (Columbia) LP
CAN - Butterfly (Spoon) LP
Pere Ubu - Go (Rough Trade) LP
Snakefinger - Golden Goat (Ralph) LP
Steve Hillage - Hurdy Gurdy Man (Virgin) LP
Black Angels - The Sniper At The Gates Of Heaven (LITA) LP
Roky Erickson - Cold Night For Alligators (CBS) LP
Blue Oyster Cult - Harvester Of Eyes (Columbia) LP
Thin Lizzy - Genocide (Mercury) LP
Ten Years After - Bad Scene (Deram) LP
Scientists - Set It On Fire (Big Time) LP
Open Mind - Magic Potion (Sunbeam) LP
Pretty Things - Stone-Hearted Mama (Harvest) LP
Plasticland - Alexander (Pink Dust) LP
UIC - Strange Sin (Fringe) LP
Resin Scraper - Duh Factor (Mag Wheel/test pressing) LP
Status Quo - Down Down (Vertigo) LP
Hellacopters - Hopeless Case Of A Kid In Denial (Sweet Nothing) LP
Alice Cooper - Long Way To Go (Warner) LP
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Mantra Slider (Stickman) LP
Clearlight - Symphony excerpt (Virgin) LP
Slim Cessna's Autoclub - Unto The Day (Alt. Tent.) CD
Garaga - Spiderwolf (Indie) cdr
Motorpsycho - California (Stickman) LP
Monster Magnet - Gods & Punks (Napalm) LP
Black Sabbath - Wheels Of Confusion (Earmark) LP
Deep Purple - Strange Kind Of Woman (Warner) LP

CKCU Annual Funding Drive Show # 3...
42 people pledged $ 2775.00 in support.....thanks ....John

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...October 28th, 2011

Lamp Of The Universe - Our Celestial Flow (Clostridium) LP
Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Never Collapse, Always Dazzle ! (Staubgold) LP
Umberto - It Came From The Swamp (Permanent) LP
Agitation Free - You Play For Us Today (I.R.I.) LP
Phantom Band - I'm The One (Bureau B) LP
Bombino - Lyat Idounia Ayasahen (Cumbancha) LP
Monomono - Make Them (You) Realise (Soundway) Lp
Master Musicians Of Bukake - Prophecy Of The White Camel/Namoutarre (Important) LP

"the band whose name is a symbol" - West Nile Curiosity (Birdman Sound) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez & Lydia Lunch - Welcome To My Church... (Willie Anderson) LP
You - Son Of A True Star (Bureau B) LP
Grand Funk Railroad - Inside Looking Out (Capitol) LP
Premonition 13 - Clay Pigeons (Volcom) LP
Arabs In Aspic - Shelobs Cave... (Pancromatic) LP
Woodenshjips - Looking Out (Thrill Jockey) LP
Oresund Space Collective - High Pilots (Kommun) LP
Eloy - The Light From Deep Darkness (Harvest) LP
Oneida - The Beginning Is Nigh (Jagjaguwar) LP
Gosta Berlings Saga - 354 (Diskret) LP
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - This Plain City (Captcha) LP
Weltraum - Kallileo In Taiwan - (Nasoni)

CKCU Annual Funding Drive Show # 2...
24 people pledged $ 1144.50 in support.....thanks ....John

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes....October 21st, 2011

Black Sheep - War! Peace! (Invada) LP
Current 93 - Sunflower (Coptic Cat) LP
Organisation - Milk Rock (RCA) LP
Sun Araw - Crown Shell (Sun Ark) LP
Pheeroan Ak Laff - 3 In 1 (Universal Sound) LP
Maurice McIntyre - Life Force (Delmark) LP
CAN - (My) Connection (no label) LP
Jane - Redskin (Brain) LP
SOS - Calypso (Ogun) LP
Hawkwind - Valium Ten (Flicknife) 12"
Grandloom - Orbit Wobbler (Rockzilla) LP
ST Mikael - Syrnx (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Stone Coal White - Hell Below (Sure N' Tell) LP
Fort Mudge Memorial Dump - The Singer (Mercury) LP
Fire - Flames (Killjoy) LP

Hawkwind - Motorhead (Flicknife) 12"
Subarachnoid Space - Melted (September Gurls) LP
Kuhn-Corea-Kuhn - Houndhouse Rock (Acanta) LP
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Bye Bye Baby (Inner City) LP
Edibles - Rad Trip (DNT) LP
Cranium Pie - Mechanisms (Regal Crabomophone)) LP
Dataschock - ChiaHonania LeDer BOOTS (Dekorder) LP
Gomorrrha - Dance On A Volcano (Brain) LP
Mugstar - European Nihilism (Rocket) LP

CKCU Annual Funding Drive Show # 1...
19 people pledged $ 1485.00 in support.....thanks ....John

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I got the shit........

Monomono X 2 LP's, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Tom Waits, Gene Clark, Mekons, Pentagram, Oneida/Mugstar, John Mayall, Human Instinct, Electric Wizard, Meg Baird, Barn Owl, Scott H. Biram, Black Sabbath, High Wolf, Television Personalities, Kool & Together, Omar Souleyman, Yob, Saviours, Bonnie Prince Billy, Carl Perkins,Bill Orcutt, Sun Araw, Yob and an endless list of must haves.......yes there is still no road open out front of my shop and yes, I still need your support! Like new never seems to end!

Word Up......

I’d like to remind everyone that CKCU-FM’s funding drive starts this Friday! As most things good in life seem to go to “hell in a hand cart” at some point these days. My show, Friday Morning Cartunes (actual “now” free form radio!!!) is into its 23rd year; same time, same day, same place on the mighty 93.1 FM on your radio dial and on the addict box. I strive too always keep it as real as it gets. It does not matter a damn that you may or may not know what spins! You can put the trust factor on me that I’ll give you a 3.5 hour musical ride of a lifetime every single week ! Speak positively with some financial support and dial and donate for the preservation of real live, in the trench, hands on radio programming. “FMC” is about a lifetime of serious PHD level investigation and study and understanding. It’s never accidental. It’s purely old school and delivered from the heart, week in, week out. The pledge line locally is 613-520-3920….toll free long distance is 877-520-3920. Advance pledge forms are online at: . I hope to thank you personally on-air for any donation you deem appropriate over the course of my funding drive programs on Friday, October 21st, 28th and November 4th. Please keep tradition and reality alive in 2011!

My soundtrack today (which is ongoing) has thus far been provided by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Grandloom, Amina Claudine Myers, Gunter Hampel, Maurice McIntyre, Owl Xounds, Terje Rypdal, Kuhn-Corea-Kuhn, Pharoah Sanders and exmagma. To say the day has been a good one is vastly understated….

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...October 7th, 2011

Baby Grandmothers - Bergakungen (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Marble Sheep - Hello ! Hello ! (Funfundvierzig) LP
Gong - The Isle Of Everywhere (Virgin) LP
Klaus Schulze - Ways Of Changes (Virgin) LP
P.I.L. - Four Enclosed Walls (4MenWB) LP
Kollektiv - Forsterlied (Brain) LP
Tractor - All Ends-Up (Dandelion) LP
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Warner) LP
Ancestors - Invisible White (Tee Pee) 12"
Bert Jansch - Where Did My Life Go (Kicking Mule) LP
Fraser & Debolt - David's Tune (Columbia) LP

Mandra Gora Lightshow Society - Floating At The Gate Of Dawn (Psych-Out) LP
Hawkwind - Star Cannibal (RCA) LP
Scorpions - Drifting Sun (RCA) LP
Damo Suzuki & Cuzo - Tiempo Que No Tiene...(Alone) LP
Monobrow - Troubled Apostle in The Chamber (Indie) LP
....interview with Monobrow's Brian and Sam + rough demo new cuts
TBWNIS - 7 White Guys And An Arab (pre-release) cdr
Church Of Misery - Lucifer Rising....Live (Rise Above) LP
Tangerine Dream - Poland ...excerpt (Jive) LP

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pentangle's Bert Jansch

Legendary and godlike British guitarist, Bert Jansch has passed our world at the age of 67.. Bert’s highly influential guitar playing received high praise and critical acclaim globally. A leader of the Brit folk revival of the 60’s both as a solo artist and with his phenomenal group Pentangle, he leaves behind a vast catalog of essential and exceptional music (20+ solo albums!!!). His last studio album “The Black Swan” from 2006, featured a who’s who ofyoung contemporaries who by any measure must have been awed to be in presence. I was lucky enough to have seen Bert Jansch play several times in the late 1980’s and I can tell you, it was magical.

Below is a quote taken from The Gaurdian
*According to fellow guitarist Johnny Marr: "He completely reinvented guitar playing and set a standard that is still unequalled today … without Bert Jansch, rock music as it developed in the 60s and 70s would have been very different."

* © 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...September 30th, 2011

My Sleeping Karma - Sarasvati (Elektrohasch) LP
Sun Araw - At Delphi (Sun Ark) LP
Expo 70 - Primus Adrift (Sonic Meditations) LP
High Wolf - Fuji Descent/The Dawn Of Man (Holy Mountain) LP
Circle - Satatuhatta (Full Circle) LP
Sean Smith - I Know You're Tired, But Come. This Is The Way (SAAH) LP
Vibravoid - What You Want (Anazitisi) LP
Three Seasons - Each To Their Own (Headspin) LP
Cave - WUJ (Drag City) LP
Trad Gras Och Stenar - Punkrockarn (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Mopar Mountain Daredevils - Tiger's Pause (El Suprimo) LP

Glitter Wizard - Mirror Man (Archers Guild) LP
Saviours - Fire Of Old (Kemado) LP
Eleven Twenty-Nine - Eyes Of Jewels, Mirrored Bodies (Northern Spy) LP
Monobrow - Low Water (Indie) LP
Scorch Trio - Graps (Rune Grammofon) LP
Owl Xounds - Complex (Blackest Rainbow) LP
Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw - Night Gallery I (Thrill Jockey) LP
Dull Knife - Plastic People (Philips) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Born Between Stars (Kommun) LP

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This Week @ Birdman Sound

Lots of Killer lps wax from Bill Orcutt, Wilco, James Leg,
Dum Dum Girls, Dave Alvin, John Doe, High Wolf, Saviours, Yob, Cave, Meg Baird, Sean Smith, Buffalo Killers, Barn Owl and Wooden Shjips....Great vinyl reissues back instock from Neu!, Brainticket, Black Sabbath, Anne Briggs, Elizabeth Cotton, Modulo 1000, Flower Travellin' Band, Yu Uchida & The Flowers and tons more! All stock ltd. so don't delay !

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...September 23rd, 2011

Gunter Schickert - Apricot Brandy (Wah Wah) LP
Klaus Schulze - Synphara (Brain) LP
Thirsty Moon - The Jungle Of Your Mind (Brain) LP
Weltraum - Dieterminated (Nasoni) LP
Wooden Shjips - Flight (Thrill Jockey) LP
Master Musicians Of Bukake - Ban A Chu (Translinguistic Other) LP
Eternal Tapestry - Chrome Forest (Translinguistic Other) LP
Suma - War On Drugs (Throne) LP
Flying Hat Band - Coming Of The Lord (ANM) LP
Second Life - Second Life (Metronome) LP

Barn Owl - Devotion II (Thrill Jockey) LP
Sun Araw - Crete (Sun Ark) LP
Cluster - Sowiesoso (4Men With Beards) LP
Rob - Forgive Us All (Analog Africa) LP
Zodiac Free Arts Club - Clephais (Permanent Vacation) LP
Ian Carr's Nucleus - Roots (Vertigo) LP
Cranium Pie's Baking Research Station - Blacksand (Fruits de Mer) LP
Wicked Minds - Un Posto (Black Widow) LP
Gift - Drugs (Telefunken) LP
Analogy - Indian Meditation (AMS) LP
Sungrazer - Sea (Elektrohasch) LP
Carleton Melton - Bottle Of Heat (Agitated) LP
Purling Hiss - Walking Down The Street (Permanent) 12"

Slim Cessna's Auto Club....Ottawa......2 Nights !!!!!

Birdman Sound, Off The Beaten Track, spectrasonic and present

TWO NIGHTS with ....

SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB (Denver alt-country/rock, Alternative Tentacles recs)

Friday November 4 AND Saturday November 5 @ The Dominion Tavern (33 York St.)
Licensed 19+ - 9pm doors - $20 advance + service charges

Saturday evening show also features "the band whose name is a symbol"

tickets available at Sat Sept 24 at NOON at Birmdan Sound, Vertigo Records and, or by phone at 888-222-6608

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...September 16th, 2011

Pharoah Sanders -Harvest Time (India Navigation Co.) LP
People Of The North -The Vastest Island (Brah) LP
Krokodil - Dabble In OM (Second Battle) LP
Group 1850 - Circle (Discofoon) Lp
Liquid Zoo - Galaxy Voice (Swamp Room) LP
Sungod - Inkalimeya (Cyclopean) LP
Cave - Encino Mang (Important) LP
Carleton Melton - Found Children (Mid-To-Late) LP
Baroque Bordello - I'm God (Qbico) LP
Stomu Yamashta - One By One (Island) LP
Osanna - Non Sei Vissuto Mai (Fonit) LP
Buffalo - 'Till My Death (Akarma) LP
Stone Coal White - You Know (Cali-Tex) LP

White Heaven - Snow (P.S.F.) LP
Datashock - Der Frobelturm (Dekorder) LP
Starfuckers - Dead Metal City Blues (Holy Mountain) LP
Powder Monkeys - Get The Girl Straight (White Jazz) LP
Brutus - Spirit Of Time (Svart) LP
Goatsnake - Mower (Man's Ruin) LP
Hawkwind - Night Of The Hawks (Flicknife) 12"
Michael Yonkers Band - Boy In The Sandbox (Destijl) LP
Burnt Hills - Rise Above #2 (Flipped Out) LP

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Releases...HOT and Instock NOW !!!

Bill Orcutt - How The Thing Sings LP
Rocket From The Tombs - Bar Fly LP
Human Instinct - Pins In It LP
Human Instinct - Burning Up Years LP
Bloody Hollies - Yours Until The Bitter End LP
Michael Yonkers Band - Micro Miniature Love LP

Josef Van Wissem & Smegma - Downland LP
Josef Van Wissem & United Bible Studies - Suite the Hen's Teeth LP
Kourosh Yaghmaei - Back From The Brink(Irananian Psych) LP
Fred McDowell - Alan Lomax Recordings LP
Fanafody Vol. 2 - Madagasgar Field Recordings LP
Sugar - Copper Blue LP
The Pack A.D. - Unpersons LP
Dave Alvin - Eleven Eleven LP
Sadies - In Concert (OOP) LP
Sean Smith - Huge Fluid Freedom LP
Clap - Have You Reached Yet LP
John Doe - Keeper LP
Neil Young - Live In Chicago 1992 LP

Friday, September 9, 2011

Okay...once again, here's the deal

Look, I'm just a dog also. Like my sister Clio, (remember John’s post back on August 8th on this blog?)I too am driven by the need to eat and just like her I'm always on the hunt (yes I know I look even sillier than my sister!). John (my master) made me a deal I couldn't refuse, so here's the thing, I'm here to equate the similarity between filling the void in one's gut and in one's soul cuz in all honesty things here in the last month have not improved one little bit so now I’m taking the shot. If this verbal exercise is successful, I get extra rations so pay attention, it only takes a moment.

As you know, when you're hungry you eat, you get filled up and feel better. So, If you need to nourish your soul, you buy music. Seems pretty simple to me, even though I'm just a dog! So if you think I'm kinda cute (mind you, like Clio, I was laid off back in May as well, due to the never ending road construction, so I'm not around much these days either), come check out Birdman Sound for the most eclectic record selection around with smokin' new arrivals every week(this never changes as John always says “there’s no rest for the wicked” !

By the way, my brother still won’t wear this get up and as always he’s too busy lickin' his balls to get his shot at stardom. Oh well, me and Clio get our legs up on any situation at hand, especially the nourishment thing...see ya! By the way, the name’s Fiesty

PS…if you haven’t checked this article out yet you should, it’s pretty swell I think…

Friday Morning Cartunes...September 9th, 2011

Miles Davis - He Loved Him Madly (Columbia) LP
Neu! - Hero (Brain) LP
Tracker - Window Shopping (Sulatron) LP
Vocokesh - The Mummer's Lullaby (Pure Pop...) LP
Eloy - Thoughts Of Home/The Zany Magician (Harvest) LP
Dzyan - The Wisdom (Long Hair) LP
Tony Conrad with Faust - The Side Of Man & Womankind (Virgin) LP
acidmothersguruguru - Underdogg Express Pt.2 (Funfundvierzig) LP
Oneida - Caesar's Column (Jagjaguwar) LP
Chrome - March Of The Chrome Police (Touch & Go) LP
Franz K. - Sensemann...excerpt (Ohrwaschl) LP
UFO - Flying (Decca) LP
Brave New World - The End (indie) LP
Chillum - Yes We Have No Pajamas (Sunbeam) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Sno-Cave Movement (pre-release) cdr
Chicken Bones - I'm Falling (Amber Soundroom) LP
Dies Irae - Red Lebanese (Ohrwaschl) LP
OM - At Giza (Holy Mountain) LP

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...September 2nd, 2011

Holger Czukay - Boat-Woman-Song (Music Factory) LP
Nik Turner's Sphynx - Pyramid Spell (Charisma) LP
Deuter -Der Turm/Fluchtpunkt (Missing Vinyl) LP
Umberto - Shower Scene (Permanent) LP
Expo 70 - Prisms Adrift (Sonic Meditations) LP
Pandemonica - Mekombina (Pan) 12"
BILL - The Thrower (Klangbad) LP
Moebius - Plank-Neumeier - Recall (Bureau B) LP
Circle - Peruuttamaton (Conspiracy) LP
Weltraumstaunen - the Universe (Nasoni) LP
Vibravoid - Wonderful Wizard Of Oz (Nasoni) LP

Ancestors - Orcus Avarice (Tee Pee) LP
Seven That Spells - Erotic Meltdown (Beta-lactam Ring) LP
Boris w/ Merzbow - Naki Kyoku (Daymare) LP
Terje Rypdal - Electric Fantasy (ECM) LP
Life - Sailing In The Sunshine (Golden Pavilion) LP
Wobbler - In Orbit (Panchromatic) LP
Eskaton - Attente (Musique Post-Atomique) LP
Zartong - Dzamone (Still Looking) LP
Embryo - Entrances (Brain) LP

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dog's Fuck'n Life...

Heard this morning that my street remains closed to traffic until November...WOW...
the disrespect is overwhelming...! Continuous thanks to those who support Birdman Sound in these extremely dark days....

On a brighter note, one of the only groups in Ottawa that actually play original rock based music: Kaffe 1870 in Wakefield on September 17th and back to the spider pit @ the National Gallery, Thursday, October 13th for an outdoor show (I guess we'll need a lighting rig and long underwear ?). In the meantime, check out this link for a visual,(cut and paste in yer browser) ,captured by Ian Manhire of White Wires, the night I turned 50, last July (too bad I wasn't abducted by aliens!)

"Punks, Twats and Urban Cowboys" LP from TBWNIS coming soon.....(yep #5)

Best LP's I heard today so far......Acid Mothers Temple - Born To Be Wild In The USA, Circulus - Clocks Are Like People, Starfuckers - Metallic Diseases and Lloyd Arthur 3 - Spheres Of Nothing.........

Peace out motherfuckers...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...August 26th, 2011

Earth - Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I (Southern Lord) LP
Current 93 - Persimmon/Cuckoo (Coptic Cat) LP
A Tree Of Night - Candidate/Raga (Orpheus) LP
Datashock - Das Marchen Von Zauberbergi (Dekorder) LP
Beld - Preset M-500 (demo) cdr
Cloudland Canyon - Krautwerk (Kranky) LP
Gila - The Gila Symphony (Second Battle) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Endless Boogie (demo 2011) cdr
Hawklords - I Am The Reptoid/Seven By Seven/Sonic Attack (Black Widow) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Red Earth Calling (Kommun) LP

Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw - Night Gallery II (Thrill Jockey) LP
Sun Araw - Trireme (Sun Ark) CD
Weltraum - Determinated (Nasoni) LP
Suishou No Fune - On A Beach Of Crystal Sand (8MM) LP
Up-Tight - She's So Heavy (Sloow Tapes) LP
Reverend Bizarre - Aleister (Svart) LP
White Hills - Return Of Speed Toilet/Visions Of The Past, Present & Future
(Thrill Jockey) LP
Gong - Aleez Ali Baba Blacksheep Have You Any Bullshit? (LTM) LP

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...August 19th, 2011

Julian Cope/Black Sheep - Preaching Revolution (Head Heritage) 7"
Michael Chapman - Stranger In The Room (LITA) LP
Mary Butterworth - It's A Hard Road (Rockadrome) LP
Lula Cortes & E Ze Ramalho - Nas Paredes Da Pedra Encantada (Mr. Bongo) LP
Miguel Cantilo Y Groupo Sur - La Leyenda Del Retorno (Guerssen) LP
John Fahey - Thus Krishna On The Battlefield (Sonet) LP
Alice Cooper - Below Your Means (Warner) LP
Pere Ubu - Final Solution (Rough Trade) LP
Sonic Youth - In & Out (3 Lobed) LP

Henry Flynt & C.C. Hennix - Warriors Of The Dharma (Locust) LP
Groundhogs - Eccentric Man (Liberty) LP
Cold Sun - Fall (World In Sound) LP
Devil's Kitchen - Eartfields (Lysergic Sound Distributors) LP
Motorpsycho - The Other Fool (Stickman) LP
Daturana - The Sea (Nasoni) LP
Sun Araw - Fit For Caesar (Sun Ark) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Rising Tides & Floating Nebulas (Kommun) LP
Deep Purple - Pictures Of Home (Warner) LP
New Christs - We Have Landed (Bang!) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - NST 2011 (demo) cdr
Huggorm - Intro/Fade Away (Kommun) LP
Burnt Hills - Rise Above(side A) (Flipped Out) LP
JPT Scare Band - Acid Acetate Excursion (Monster) LP
The Heads - Motorjam (Sweet Nothing) LP

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol....Upcoming Gig....

TBWNIS will play Kaffe 1870, Wakefield Quebec, Saturday, September 17th. The group is joined by Hollow Bodies whom they shared the venue with back in the spring. This set will be the first without founding member Mark Alexander McIntyre (Bass), who has departed the region for what the rest of the group hopes to be "greener pastures". I would like to take this time to wish Mark the best in future endeavours and to say that we miss you as a friend and bandmate already! We (Mark included) collectively decided not to bring any "outsiders" into TBWNIS but instead look inward. Nathaniel and Bill who are both wicked bass players (and let's not even mention Mr. Reford)will be switching off on bass and some great new material; "The Circus Has Left Town" is already in full balls out "go mode".

Bill this week, presented us the preliminary mix on a session we recorded last month at Bearhill with the original 4-piece group which appeared on "Superficial Marks" and all I can say is "the fucker RAWKS"!! It's TBWNIS in punk-psych mode....! We will do something with this soon. Our new record which will be out in the fall, "Punks, Twats and Urban Cowboys", has been greeted with major enthusiasm by those that have heard the finished master. It features 6 new compositions recorded live in one take with nothing added to it whatsoever! It plays the same way as our 3rd oop record "Biker Smell", as in, 2 side long excursions into psychedelic skull-fuckery... it freaking kills.....the best yet!! There's even singing on the opening track by Hesham (Oud) who will be back from Kuwait in time for our show at the Kaffe. Okay...enough of this breast beating! Let's just say we all hope to see you soon...RAFR !

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Remember This ?

.......and yes despite this never ending mother&*#$%#% road construction, still 20 years and 5000 middle digits strong!! Thanks to you that have been supporting and to the rest the latter aspect. Buckets of killer shit in as per usual as there's no rest for the wicked......20th Anniversary T-Shirts and 1 of 2 new "the band whose name is a symbol" LPs coming soon...

PS.....10 reasons why my day was KILLER....New Christs, Oresund Space Collective, Norman Connors, Hairy Chapter, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Faust, Huggorm, Marijata, Devil's Kitchen and Michael Chapman...put that on yer freakin' I-Pod !

Oh yeah I almost forgot.. big shout outs to all the tourists that have been in Birdman today (a rarity this summer due to road FU%#ERY) and bought lots of great stuff and mused about "how they wish they had a store like this where they for thought..... later...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...August 12th, 2011

Second Family Band - Night Graces Of The Morning Temple (alt.vinyl) LP
Amon Duul II - All The Years Round (U.A.) LP
Zodiac Free Arts Club - Sonntags In Altona (Permanent Vacation) LP
Rspt - Leopard Slug Love Song (Dronehenge) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - 7 White Guys & an Arab (pre-release) cdr
Opal - Soul Giver (Rough Trade) LP
Black Angels - Manipulation (LITA) LP
Joy Division - Transmission (Factory) LP
Heldon - Moebius (Wah Wah) LP

Weltraum - Teatime Tsunami (Nasoni) LP
CAN - Animal Waves (Virgin) LP
Sungrazer - Behind (Elektrohasch) LP
Colour Haze - CO2 (Homegrown) LP
Flower Travellin' Band - Kamikaze (GRT) LP
Mopar Mountain Daredevils - Breathe (El Suprimo) LP
Eleven Twenty-Nine - Let The Good Work Go On (Northern-Spy) LP
Wayne Rogers - Dead & Rising (Twisted Village) LP
Comets On Fire - Return to Heaven (Ba-Da-Bing) LP
Ahkmed - Distance (Elektrohasch) LP
Faust - Munich/yesterday (Recommended) LP
Tangerine Dream - Madrigal Meridian (Virgin) LP

Monday, August 8, 2011's the deal.......

Look, I'm just a dog. Driven by the need to eat, I'm always on the hunt (yes I know I look silly). Tell ya' what, John (my master) made me a deal I couldn't refuse, so here's the thing, I'm here to equate the similarity between filling the void in one's gut and in one's soul. If this verbal exercise is successful, I get extra rations so pay attention, it only takes a moment.

As you know, when you're hungry you eat, you get filled up and feel better. So, If you need to nourish your soul, you buy music. Seems pretty simple to me, even though I'm just a dog! So if you think I'm kinda cute (mind you, due to construction I was laid off back in May, so I'm not around much these days), come check out Birdman Sound for the most eclectic record selection around with smokin' new arrivals every week!! As John always says, "sharks get the best stuff".

By the way, my brother should have been wearin' this get up but he was way too busy lickin' his balls to get his shot at stardom. Oh well, I'll usually do anything to get a leg up on any situation, especially the nourishment thing...see ya!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...August 5th, 2011

Solidarity Unit, Inc. - Beyond The New Horizon (Eremite) LP
Sun Araw - Horse Steppin' (Not Not Fun) LP
Popul Vuh - Vuh (Pilz) LP
Cheater Slicks - Bats In The Dead Trees Pt. IV (Lost Treasures...) LP
MV & EE - Anyway (DiCristina) LP
Thee Hypnotics - Soul Trader (Sub Pop) LP
La Otracina -Incendiary Mind Delay (indie) LP
Mugstar - Subtle Freak (Critical Mass) LP
The Fort Mudge Memorial Dump - Crystal Forms (Mercury) LP

Circle - Nopeuskuningas (Full Contact) LP
Sylvester Anfang - The Devil Always Shits In The Same Graves Pt. I (Aurora Borealis) LP
Purling Hiss - Midnight Man (Mexican Summer) LP
Burnt Hills - A (Holy Room) LP
Solar Fire Trio - Breakthrough (Invada) LP
M. Mucci - A Day Like Any Other (The Tall House Recording Co.) LP
BILL - Miles 2001 (Klangbad) LP
Tetragon - Dragon Song (Garden Of Delights) LP
John Coltrane - The Father And The Son & The Holy Ghost (Impulse) LP

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

FREE SHOW.....CASTOR....AUGUST 4th.......

Okay, here's the deal! Tomorrow night outside the National Gallery of Canada, you should come see Castor; purveyors of organic, psychedelic improv stoner rawk. Hidden away in the Gatineau park, deep within the bowels of Chelsea, Quebec, Castor have woven their homegrown web of sounds for over 15 years!!! If you have not seen them or heard of them and been in the National Capitol region for the duration thus far in their existence, then you can be proud of the fact that like most human beings, you've had your head up your ass! Now's your chance...see you there!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...July 29th, 2011

Roy Brooks - Basketball (Sagittarius) LP
Nomo - All The Stars (Ubiquity) LP
Akeeb Kareem - Awa Na Re (Hot Casa) LP
Musi-O-Tunya - Dark Sunrise (Now Again) LP
Mahmoud Ahmed - Abbay Mado-Embwa Belew (L'Arome) LP
Anak Bayan - Ang Probinsiyana (GDR) LP
Expo 70 - Hypnotic Brain Cloud Float (Aguirre) LP
Spacemen 3 - Rollercoaster (Fire) LP
Pharaoh Overlord - Revolution (Svart) LP
Vibravoid - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Anazitisi) LP

Lamp Of The Universe - Freedom To Godliness (Clostridium) LP
Castor - Mist Across The Meech (Lodge Facility) cdr
Jacks - Marianne Sweet Dandelion) LP
Edibles - Tranced Encounter (DNT) LP
Seven That Spells - Towards The Planet Of Love (Beta - lactam Ring) LP
Castor - In The Lap Of The Dragon/Champs Des Loup... excerpt (Lodge Facility) cdr
Drugi Nacin - Na Mom Dlanu (SL) LP
Sproton Layer - In The Sun (New Alliance) LP
Blues Creation - Sooner Or Later (SL) LP
Chick Corea - Is (Blue Note) LP

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pedestrians Use Other Sidewalk...

Here’s the crux of the situation and I hope you can help. It has become so dead down here due to the road construction over the past month that financially Birdman Sound is slipping away to oblivion. Turning 20 years old this coming weekend, seems more a time for sorrow than celebration!

I know, as has been the case since 1991 that summertime causes a general slowdown and that everybody spends less time indoors with their music and more time outdoors. Going on vacation, going to the cottage and generally just hangin’ out in the backyard is what folks do this time of year. Sadly, and I am going to state the obvious here, Birdman Sound exists on a 12 month basis, being here to present some of the most eclectic music on the face of the planet and let me tell you that costs money. There is of course, a handful of diehard weekly regulars that keep the ball in motion but the reality is that a huge amount of music lovers appear to have fallen off the face of the planet!

I really just want to remind everyone that despite it being summer and coupled with the fact that I have NO FUCKING Road running by my front door, that Birdman Sound is here 6 days a week and packed to the gills with the most eclectic, critically analyzed and expertly handpicked music selection in the nation’s capitol. Every week there are new arrivals and this week is no exception…! From Mississippi Fred McDowell to Jackie-O Motherfucker and music from Java to Mali, Ethiopia to Iceland , we got it! Do you love Music ? Are you a critical thinker? Are you bored with the cultural pablum you get hand fed everyday ad nauseum by people who are about as deep as a puddle of dog piss ? Ask yourself these questions and consider supporting an entity that has always been driven to make you happy by fighting the aforementioned.

Birdman Sound needs and appreciates your support, I hope to see you soon.

“What Are You Doing To Participate”? (Young Lions Conspiracy)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...July 22nd, 2011

Vangelis - Stuffed Tomato (Oxford) LP
Abbass Mehrpouya - Untitled (Persianna) LP
Ginger Baker - Tiwa(It's Our Own) (Atco) LP
Marijata - No Condition Is Permanent (Voodoo Funk/Academy) LP
Orchestre-Poly-Rythmo - Yeye We Nou Mi (Analog Africa) LP
Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Psychles (Now Again) LP
Jarka - Popiada (Wah Wah) LP
Harvey Averne Barrio Band - Para It Heavy Duty) LP

Norman Connors - Dance Of Magic (Cobblestone) LP
The Headhunters - Here & Now (Arista) LP
Jack Bruce - HCKHH Blues (Polydor) LP
Colosseum - The Kettle (Vertigo) LP
Analogy - The Year's At The Spring (AMS) LP
Plastic People Of The Universe - Magic Nights (S.C.O.P.A.) LP
CAN - Don't Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone (U.A.)
Good Morning - Sister Rain (Kommun) LP
Aron - Testament (Orpheus) LP
A Tree Of Night - Absent (Orpheus) LP
Klaus Schulze - Ebene (Ohr) LP
Agitation Free - Through The Moods (Amber Soundroom) LP
Scorch Trio - Graps (Rune Grammofon) LP
Dzyan - Magika (Long Hair) LP
Psychic Paramount - RW (No Quarter) LP
Archie Shepp - Money Blues (Impuse) LP

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...July 15th, 2011

Wendell Harrison - Consciousness/Rebirth (Tribe)LP
Frank-O-Fest - Excerpt Side 1 (Father Yod) LP
ST37 - Section 37 (Lost Records) LP
Barn Owl - Voice Of The Other (Not Not Fun) LP
Wayne Rogers - Zero Freedom Now (Twisted Village) LP
BILL - Under Water (Klangbad) LP
Joshua Abrams - Abide In Sunset (Eremite) LP
Evan Caminiti - Woven Into The Moon (Handmade Birds) LP

Master Musicians Of Bukake - Prophecy Of The White Camel (Important) LP
Pari Zangeneh - Shekar Ahou (KS) LP
Rail Band - Jurukan (Superfly) LP
Donald Byrd - The Emperor (Blue Note) LP
Harmonia - Walky-Talky (Lilith) LP
Kool Aid(Alien Ballroom) - Da Funk (Agitprop) LP
Miles Davis - Turnaroundphrase (B 13) LP
Causi Sui - Waiting Call (El Paraiso) LP
Hills - Rise Again (Intergalactic Tactics) LP
Hawkwind - Magnu (U.A.) LP
Holy Cobras - Take My Soul (Telephone Explosion) LP
Primordial Undermind - Driftglass (September Gurls) LP
Herbie Hancock - Quasar (Warner) LP

Thursday, July 14, 2011

TBWNIS @ National Gallery Of Canada

"the band whose name is a symbol" will play a free show outside the National Gallery Of Canada on Thursday, July 28th, 2011. Come check it out in the pit by the giant spider, facing the gallery, for some fresh air and sonic psych evening vibrations. The show will run from 6-ish to 8-ish and is free.

The following Thursday, August 4th, same time same place, Chelsea, Quebec's CASTOR perform.....another night of sonic psychedelic tripping....

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 8th, 2011

Seven That Spells - III (Beta-Lactam) LP
Ufomammut - Mars (Supernatural Cat) LP
Hash Jar Tempo - Well Oiled #4 (Drunken Fish) CD
Rubble - Tom Of Midland (Latino Buggerveil) LP
Heads - Born To Go (Rocket) 10"
Reverend Bizarre - The Festival (Svart) LP
Acid Mothers Temple - Julia Dream (Important) LP
Thin White Rope - Disney Girl (Zippo) LP
Zodiac Free Arts Club - Lindos Express (Permanent Vacation) LP

Circle - Saarnaaja (Conspiracy) LP
Causi Sui - Masted Milk (El Paraiso) LP
Lento - Still (Denovali) LP
Monobrow - Troubled Apostle In The Chamber (indie) LP
Tempest - Gorgon (Bronze) LP
Stray - Jericho (Mercury) LP
Possessed - The Love That You Gave (Rise Above/Relics) LP
Residual Echoes - California (Holy Mountain) LP
Vincent Black Shadow - Ain't No Law (Heart Break Beat) LP
Earthride - Watch The Children Play (Doomentia) LP
Blood Ceremony - The Witch's Dance/Daughter Of The Sun (Rise Above) LP
Puffy Areolas - My Hell (Permanent) 12"
Radius - To The Moon I'm Going (Sony) LP
White Hills - H-p1 (Thrill Jockey) LP

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Now I Feel It.....! Why I always loved the title and now in 2011 it is simply a case of more truth than met the eye at the time......

"The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks" is an album by UK anarcho-punk band Flux Of Pink Indians. It was great when it came out and the title says alot ! At this point in the here and now, it can be applied handily to the present situation ....figure it out !

What are you doing to participate ?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...July 1st, 2011

Hosted By : Bijon Roy (Sunday Night Mind Melt)

Gnod - Vatican (Rocket) LP
Ghost - Rabirabi (Drag City) LP
MV&EE - Crash Palace Of Records (Three Lobed) LP
Daniel Higgs - Hoofprints On The Ceiling Of Your Mind (Thrill Jockey) LP
Alexander Spence - Books Of Moses (Columbia) LP
Tim Buckley Lorca (Elektra) LP
King Crimson - Red (Atlantic) LP
Hawkwind - Levitation (Bronze) LP
The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol Humidex (Birdman Sound)LP
Brian Eno - Third Uncle (Island/EG)LP
Soldiers Of Fortune - Yes To Everything (Mexican Summer) LP
Do Make Say Think - The Landlord Is Dead (Constellation)LP
USA Is A Monster - Dynamite Day (Northern-Spy) LP
M. Mucci - Moments Between (Tall House Recording Co.)LP
Aritomo - track B1 (Blackest Rainbow) LP
Harris Newman - Golden Valleys As Seen From The East (SAAH)LP
Steve Gunn - House Of Knowledge (Three Lobed)LP
Jackie-O Motherfucker - Bone Saw (ATP) LP
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Eternity's Breath Pt. 1 (Columbia)LP
Fuzz Against Junk - Trane To Neptune(Invada)LP
Pharoah Sanders - Astral Travelling Impulse! LP
Sun Ra - That's How I Feel (Philly Jazz) LP
Sabu Martinez - My Christina (Grammofon Verket)LP
Airto - Fingers Fingers (CTI) LP
Bonfa - Sun Flower (Ranwood) LP
Masabumi Kikuchi - Circle/Line (Columbia) LP

Friday, June 24, 2011

Free Show........?

Not really, but, we got gigs comin' up and next weeks fucked for rehearsal, as Mark 'n' Bill are in Cape Breton. Some of us are gonna rehearse in the shop, tomorrow, June 25th, starting at 4 pm .....if yer in the hood, pop by and dig the vibes......We have a new album totally ready to go(different than the other album mentioned yes we actually have 2!). This album is called "Punx, Twats and Urban Cowboys". We're aiming for early August release and once again, 100 vinyl only LP's. It's so freakin' weird, heavy and intense (and although it sounds like us), it can still be considered alarmingly different by the same token......maybe tomorrow......we'll see you ?

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 24th, 2011

Les McCann - The Lovers (Atlantic) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Melting Chariots (Infrasonic) LP
Sigi Busch - Silver Sickle (MPS) LP
Embryo - No Place To Go (BASF) LP
Uli Trepte - United Dish (Tripkick) LP
Armaggedon - rice Pudding (Missing Vinyl) LP
Damnation Of Adam Blessing - Morning Dew (Akarma)
The Corporation - I Want To Get Out Of My Grave (Capitol) LP
Friedhof - Orgasmus (private) LP
CAN - Mother Sky / She Brings The Rain (U.A.) LP
TBWNIS - Inertia Syndrome /Gatineau Breakdown Pt.2 (pre-release) cdr
Sun Araw - Harken Sawshine (Not Not Fun) LP
Trad Gras Och Stenar - Life Force #3 (Subliminal Sounds) LP
Loop - This Is Where You End (Rough Trade) LP
Starfuckers - The Right Side (Holy Mountain) LP
White Hills - The Condition Of Nothing (Thrill Jockey) LP
Vibravoid - No Silver Bird (Fruits Des Mers) LP
Pontiak - Comecrudos Pt. III (Thrill Jockey) LP
T2 - T2 (Acme) LP
Barn Owl - Infinite Reach (Thrill Jockey) 12"


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top Sellers & New Arrivals

Lotsa movers as of late here at Birdman Central...Flying hard and fast.....
Jerusalem - S/T (Vintage)
Master Musicians Of Bukake - Totem 3 (Important)
Woods - Sun & Shade (Woodsist)
Oneida - Absolute II (Jagjaguwar)
Acid Mothers Temple - Pink Lady Lemonade (Alien 8)
Evan Caminiti - When California Falls Into The Sea (Handmade Birds)
Religious Knives - Smokescreen (Sacred Bones)
Human Eye - They Came From The Sky (Sacred Bones)

New Arrivals....
Les Rallizes Denudes - Great White Wonder (Phoenix)
Hawkwind - Distant Horizons (Atomhenge)
White Hills - H-p1 (Thrill Jockey)
Pontiak - Comecrudos (Thrill Jockey)
Barn Owl - Shadowland (Thrill Jockey)
Marissa Nadler - S/T (Box Of Cedar)
Cian Nugent - Doubles (VHF)
Blood Ceremony - Living With The Ancients Rise Above)
Old Calf - Old Horse (No Quarter)
Starfuckers - S/T (Holy Mountain)
Sorry Bamba - Volume One 1970-1979 (Thrill Jockey)

plus shit loads more and restock.....fight the construction, support your best local independent retailer!

Monday, June 20, 2011


We had a blast Saturday night at Birdman Sound, as part of the "Ottawa Explosion". The inaugural set by Matt Oxley's new outfit Human Being was just dandy, and despite being together for only a few weeks they turned in a raw, edgy and inspirational(short)set. We will play with them again, Yeah Hup! A solid crowd turned up with brews in tow and I must say I wish now I'd done more live shows in the store cuz it's a way wicked environment, it kinda seeths and spits the RAWK. TBWNIS was stripped to a six piece on this occassion as our oud player Hesham is at home in Kuwait for the summer and our violinist Jan, resides in the bush way outta town and had mucho car issues and could not make it. Both were missed, however as periodically has been known to happen, we have rehearsed the odd time as only a 3 piece and no matter who comes to the fucking parade we will always deliver! We twigged the set to "smoke" style and likely played a more "in yer face" show, more akin to what we did 3 or so years back. We had fun and the humans in attendance seemed to "get it". Thanks for comin'! For proof of the existence of the show, Andrew Carver took some WICKED pics which you can view by checking out this link....

Me, Jason, Mark and Bill spent 4 hours yesterday, post show, putting together our next 2 LP' working title is "Ladies Cheese Making Atellier" (don't ask...) Both these new albums kick ass and hopefully 1 will be out in time for the Birdman Sound 20th Anniversary on August 5th or 6th. We will be playing a show to commemorate that event and more on that later. Not sure coming up which Thursday yet, but we'll also freak the tourists out as we we're gonna play a free outdoor show at the National Gallery in the "Spider Pit" in late July or early August. Maybe you can pay close attention to this blog (as in watch for the date at the gallery once set) and come see a free show instead of getting sucked into the "Ottawa vortex of overated, way to expensive, every weekend's a fuckin' excuse for a festival depression", which seems now to be the sign of summer every year here now. By my estimation, this is far more ho hum than the never ending road construction that historically has defined Fat Cat city.

On an entirely different note, I just gotta say that The Starfuckers album
(just out on Holy Mountain)kicked my ass right up over my shoulder (and made my tired back feel better) !!! Geez Louise, how did I miss that mother 20 years ago...YOWZA!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 17th, 2011

Miles Davis - Dark Magus-Tatu (Columbia) LP
Joe Farrell - Great Gorge (CTI) LP
N.E.W. - Crossfire (Bo'Weavil) LP
Decoy - Aces High (Bo'Weavil) LP
Noble/Edwards/Wilkinson - P nut (Bo'Weavil) LP
Ninni Morgia - Misty Space (Ultramarine) LP
Don Cherry & Latif Khan - One Dance (Europa) LP
The John Betsch Society - (Strata East) LP
Juju - Make Your Own Revolution Now (Black Fire) LP
Scorch Trio - Orita (Rune Grammofon) LP
Weldon Irvine - Cosmic Vortex (BMG) LP
Yusef Lateef - A Long Time Ago (Atlantic) LP
Eddie Gale - Fulton Street (4 Men With Beards) LP
John Coltrane & Rashied Ali - Venus (Impulse) LP
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Reese & The Smooth Ones (BYG) LP
Fire - If I Took Your Hand (Rune Grammofon) LP
Ornette Coleman - Bells & Chimes (Impulse) LP
Hugh Masekela & Hedzoleh Sounds - Yei Baa Gbe Wolo (Blue Thumb) LP
Sun Ra - On Jupiter (Kindred Spirits) LP
Pyramids - Queen Of The Spirits (IKEF) LP

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ottawa Jazz Festival 2011.......?

It's game on for the Ottawa Jazz Festival 2011(June 23 through July 3rd. I've decided (and...just moments ago, thanks to Last Exit) that this Friday, June 17th on Friday Morning Cartunes, to pay tribute of sorts, to that,(in the spirit of the theory, of "A" Jazz Festival). It's my personal "get ya in the mood" thing and I'll be playing a challenging blend of vinyl only releases from my own private collection. Largely a full on, "free", "spiritual" and progressive mode will be the opporundi(this, my own word !), which will also feature a few actual performers appearing in some form in this years festival. Hope you can join me, June 17th, 9:30 AM-1:00 PM (my time)on CKCU-FM 93.1 locally or

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...June 10th, 2011

Anekdoten - Monolith (Virta) LP
The :Egocentrics - Off The Center (Nasoni) LP
GA'AN - Living Tribunal (Captcha) LP
Exploding Meet - New Tangiers N.B. (Look For The Flare) CD
Hawkwind - Mask Of The Morning (Castle) CD
Dream Syndicate - Halloween (Slash) LP
Circus - Change Of Scene (Pseudonym) LP
Zakarrias - Country Out Of Reach (Tapestry) LP
Steel Mill - Green-eyed God (Penny Farthing) LP
Blood Ceremony - The Great God Pan (Rise Above) LP
Thin Lizzy - Soldier Of Fortune (Mercury) LP
Keith Law - Sometime In The Night (Anazitisi) LP
Felt - The Change (Akarma) LP
Sterling Roswell - V.U. Meter The Measure Of Kicks (Vinyl Lovers) LP
Anders - Hello Friends Again (Kommun) LP
Deadpeach - Universo 7 (Go Down) LP
Vee Dee - Gypsy Iron (BLVD) LP
Lost Goat - Golem (ISO/LIA) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Rolling (Transubstans) CD
Oneida - Absolute II (Jagjaguwar) LP
ST 37 - Cold Night For Alligators (Black Widow) LP
Adrian Shaw & Rod Goodway - Oxygen Thief (September Gurls) LP
Carleton Melton - Use Your Words (Mid-To-Late0 LP
Good Morning - House Carpenter (Kommun) LP
Embryo - Kurdistan (Schneeball) CD