Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...January 28th, 2011

Don Cherry & Latif Khan - Untitled (Heavenly Sweetness) LP
The Pharoahs - In The Basement (Luv & Haight) LP
Unity - Kitty Bey (EPI) LP
Universal Congress Of - Bermuda Blues (Enemy) LP
Michael Urbaniak Group - Lato (Catalyst) LP
OM - Excusa No. 1 (Wah Wah) LP
Ian Carr - Beladonna (Vertigo) LP
Bar-Kays - Baby I Love You (Volt) LP
Agitation Free - Mickey's Laugh (Garden Of Delights) CD
TBWNIS - Humidex (pre-release) cdr
Carlangas - Night Stalker (indie) CD
Alasehir - Fire Crack (Important) LP
Tiger B. Smith - These Days (Total Recall) LP
Pagan Altar - Sentinels Of Hate (BBTAD) LP
Truth & Janey - Remember (Rockadrome/Lion) LP
Electric Wizard - Nightchild (Rise Above) LP

SPECIAL GUEST : Will Desjardins (Castor/Veo/Carlangas)

Moses Juma Ali - Untitled trad. Sudan 2010 Field Recording (Will Desjardins)
Nayomo Village Group - Untitled trad. Sudan 2010 Field Recording (Will Desjardins)
Bapere circumcision ritual (DRAE) 78 rpm 1934
Rita Abatzi - Rebetika trad. (Columbia) 78 rpm 1932
Pete Johnson - Death Ray Boogie (Brunswick) 78 rpm 1941
Bukka White - Pinebluff, Arkansas (Columbia) 78 rpm 1937
Baby Doo - I'm Gonna Walk Your Log (Decca) 78 rpm 1940
Cab Calloway - Some Of These Days (Perfect) 78 rpm 1930
Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet - Gabriel Blows His Horn (Bluebird) 78 rpm 1937
Blind Willie Johnson - -Lord I Just Can't Keep From Crying (Columbia) 78 rpm 1928
Woody Guthrie - Ranger's Command (Asch) 78 rpm 1945?
Blind Mamie Forehand - Honey In The Rock (Anchor) 78 rpm 1927
Ravi Shankar - ??? trad. (HMV) 78 rpm 1952?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...January 21st, 2011

Miles Davis - Gondwanaland Pt. 1 (Columbia) LP
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Jaz-Per Usual (demo) cdr
Association P.C. - Ecnelis (MPS) LP
Dirtbombs - Sharivari (In The Red) CD
Ash Ra Tempel - Laughter Loving (Metronome) LP

Wolfgang Dauner - Flute-Woman (Brain) LP
Embryo - Dun Dun Mix (Transdisc) LP
CAN - Tony Wanna Go (no label) LP
Electric Moon - Hotel Hell (Nasoni) LP
Ghost - Bad Bone (Drag City) LP
Kim Salmon & The Surrealists - Order Of Things (Bang) LP
White Boy & The Average Rat Band - Neon Warriors (Roach) LP
Death - Views (Drag City) CD
Fille Qui Mousse - L'eau Etait Vitale (Bichon) LP
Faust - J'ai Mal Aux Dents Virgin) LP
Fractal Mob - Om Berserk (Psych-Out) LP
Amon Duul - Broken (BASF) LP
Brave New World - The End (GL) LP
Gilmer Ditch - Grey Winter Greyhound (Meatlocker) CD
Carlangas - Begin To Rise (indie) CD
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Sno Cave Movement..excerpt (demo) cdr
Gunn-Truscinski Duo - Outro (3 Lobed) LP
Steel Mill - Green Eyed God (Penny Farthing) LP
Jane - Daytime (Brain) LP
Birth Control - Pandemonium (ZYX) LP

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New on The Horizon At Birdman Sound...


Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011...State Of The Nation

As we're into another year I'll take the opportunity to share some thoughts with those of you might read this. Birdman Sound is officially 20 years old as the physical existence of the shop began on August 1st in 1991(mail order in 1988). Having gone through at the very least, 15+ pairs of Converse high tops during this period (just got a new pair a coupla week's ago)it dawn's on me that a "20 year address" is in order. Way back in the 60's when I was bangin' a stainless steel pot with a wooden spoon, my path was pretty clear. By the time I was 7 I already had a record collection. As a little kid I spent a lot of time playin' with toy soldiers, blowin' shit up (something frowned upon today!) and creating battle scenarios to the vinyl sounds of CCR, Lighthouse, Iron Butterfly, Alice Cooper, Mountain and Frijid Pink. The color purple was the total shit for me in 1968(same purple the shop is today!) and Nag Champa was ingrained in the nose hairs and my entire record collection to this day is still incense permeated! Having spent my entire early teens hunting records down wherever they existed and occasionally flipping them in the quest for more, the course had been charted and not much has changed in that respect. Aside from runnin' through the con's I've retailed records now for 32 +years, owned more records than most of you could ever dream of, buried 20 some cats a number of dogs and drank more Keiths beer than just about anyone on the planet. To date since Birdman opened I've shelled out close to $ 325,000.00 just to keep a retail roof over my head. I won't bore you with the rest of the exorbitant financial overhead in running this shop for 2 decades, but suffice to say it's an exercise in "cluster-fuckery" of the highest order!! All this has been done while selling absolutely zero mainstream music!! Have I paid a toll? You fuckin' bet I have! Luckily though at the end of the day the greatest satisfaction has sweet F.A. to do with $$$, cuz... it's all about the music. I feel privileged beyond belief to have led the life I have so far (THANK YOU CAROL!). I listen to awesome music 6 days a week, play in yet another great band: TBWNIS (even if you don't know it) and I’ve continued to plunder the airwaves for over 30 years by way of community radio programming (the show for the past 22 years is on CKCU-FM 93.1 / every Friday at 9:30 AM and for awhile now has been known as "Friday Morning Cartunes"…what a privilege!). I know I'm goin' somewhere with all this but as the human attention span is pathetically short , I'll cut to the chase.... I pledge to push the "word" on tunes till the day I die. It will eventually be the case though, as I am thoroughly fucking sick of payin' the piper to have an albatross with a death grip tied securely round my neck, that Birdman Sound "the location"(albatross around neck) on Bank Street, meets Armageddon on June 1st 2012, (providing the Mayan predictions don't beat me to the punch!) Sad as it may seem and believe me, I will miss the store atmosphere, the floor and the ceiling have grown far to close for comfort if you know what I mean! Here's the deal...after the shop is gone, I will still continue to provide you and yours with the goods (home delivery will become our specialty). A new secure on line website will go into operation this year(later), the blog, radio show, record conventions and live music promotion will continue. Birdman Sound will go vehicular and you will see us at shows and wherever, pushin' the rawk to the man wherever it may take us. 2011... NOW... until June 2012 Birdman needs your continued support so make sure you come by regularly so the rock continues to roll, send me emails so I can start keeping the database for intergalactic contact and may the force be with you all. RAFR... John

Friday, January 14, 2011

IN ACTION...The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol

TBWNIS and Carlangas play the Clocktower Brew Pub on Bank Street in Ottawa Sat. Feb. 12th.

Carlangas are Montreal based but feature members of Castor from the Chelsea, Quebec area. Lead by Charlie Brooks, Carlangas have 4 albums to their credit including their latest entitled "Soul Stalker" released in December of 2010. Carlangas have recently sold a song called "Condor Eyes" which will be featured in an episode of the Showtime hit TV series "United States Of Tara".

TBWNIS have 2 new albums enroute. "TBWNIS vs. The Purveyors Of Conspicuous
Authenticity" & "Stupidity Helmet". Both recordings will be ltd. run vinyl LP's of 100 copies each. Live action Feb 12th is $5.00 @ the door & festivities kick at 10 pm.

Friday Morning Cartunes...January 14th, 2011

Expo 70 - Temple Of The Shadow (Beta-lactam Ring) LP
Current 93 - The Inmost Light (Durtro Jnana) LP
Cosmic Trip Machine - Son Of Lord Space Devil (Nasoni) LP
Dragontears - No Salvation (Bad Afro) LP
Muslimgauze - Muslim Brotherhood (Staalplatt) LP
Deuter - Der Turm/Fluchtpunkt (Missing Vinyl) LP
Kraftwerk - Tongebirge (Vertigo) LP
Ilyas Ahmed - Silence The High (Immune) LP
Dzyan - back To Where We Come From (Long Hair) LP
Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses - Garp Gadriel (Latitudes) LP
Rotor - Drehmoment (Elektrohasch) LP
Grand Funk Railroad - Anybody's Answer (Capitol) LP
Gravy Train - Dedication To Sid (Akarma) LP
Fuzzy Duck - More Than I Am (Akarma) LP
Irish Coffee - Hear Me (Akarma) LP
Finchley Boys - Restrictions (Eva) LP
Nick & Nick & The Psychotic Drivers - Car In The Ditch (Contempo) LP
The Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane - Grio's Wisdom (Pastabase) LP
Steve Gunn - Imi The King (Harvest) LP
Gilmer Ditch -Solar Star Decay (Meatlocker) CD
Carlangas - It Burns In My Side (indie) cdr
Schizo - Schizo(and the little girl) (Wah Wah) 7"
Wino - Yen's Sleep (Roadburn) LP
Lonely Kamel - Wasted Time (Kozmik Artifact) LP
Raw Material - Empty Houses (Akarma) LP
A Bolha - Sem Nada (Groovie) LP
Ayers/Cale/Eno/Nico - Baby's On Fire (Island) LP

Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Morning Cartunes...January 7th, 2011

Rush - 2112 Overture (Anthem) LP
Caspar Brotzmann Massaker - The Tribe (Blast First) LP
Vespero - Lino/Turquoise (Golden Pavilion) LP
Epidaurus - Actions & Reactions (Garden Of Delights) LP
Mother-Unit - From The Source -Into The Mind (Stickman) LP
Farflung - The Dead Sea (Alone) LP
Gong - What Do You Want (Mercury) LP
Cruciferius - Big Bird (Barclay) LP
Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet (Sub Pop) LP
Nazareth - Morning Dew (Pegasus) LP
Hypnos 69 - The Empty Hourglass (Elektrohasch) LP
Mick Karn - Passion In Moisture (Virgin) LP
Magical Power Mako - Silk Road (Phoenix) LP
Ruts D.C. - Fools (Virgin) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Victimas Del Cielo (ORLP) LP
Ilyas Ahmed - Shumsun (Immune) LP
Electric Wizard - Black Mass/Venus In Furs (Rise Above) LP
Eternal Elysium - Blues For Third Stone (Headspin) LP
High Rise - Whirl (Squealer) LP
Strawberry Path - Woman Called Yellow "Z" (Phoenix) LP
Tapiman - Diving Shadow (Guerssen) LP
The Storm - It's All Right (Wah Wah) LP

Monday, January 3, 2011

Free Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll !!!!

Fuck that weak shit loser... and now that I got your attention, the best album of 2010 is
Electric Wizard's "Black Masses" !!! YOWZA !
Better late than never...thanks ATH! While we're on the topic of best albums of the year(I know I already posted my top 30), a bunch of stragglers finally arrived. Moon Unit's "Hell Horse and Heady Stratus" on Blackest Rainbow is a fucking monster as well! I also have to add these forgotten gems....Dragontears "Tune In, Turn On Fuck Off" on Bad Afro, Mother-Unit "Brain-Massage" on Stickman, Voice Of The Seven Thunders LP on Holy Mountain, Samsara Blues Experiment's "Long Distance Trip" on World In Sound and Rotor's 4th album on Elektrohasch aptly titled "4".