Sammie America's MAM - Live Vara's Popkaravaan 1983 
Monday, November 21, 2011, 09:59 PM - Music, - NL, English

A lot of 'mechanical' bands existed around 1980 in the Netherlands. Sammie's MAM was imho one of the best. More musical and less artificial than the rest. Although a bit dated, Sammie still sounds fresh nowadays.

Vara's Popkaravaan (yes, MAM had to play on a campground, one of those lame ideas Dutch broadcasters come up with during summers)

1 Your world far world (partial) [1:53]
2 It's slipping away [5:26]
3 The Stockhausen sound [5:40]
4 Life is life [4:09]
5 Wat is dit [4:48]
6 This is the moment [9:11]

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Doc Severinsen and The Now Generation Brass - Doc Severinsen's Closet (1970, US, Big Band) 
Monday, October 31, 2011, 04:52 PM - Music, - US, English
I mainly bought this lp recently because it includes a big band version of The court of the Crimson King. The rest of this record is also not bad, big band wise.
It reminds me of the Quincy Jones lp Walking in Space: the music ranges from trippy to kitschy.
The recording contains covers of the Beatles and Beach Boys as well.
I wonder how it managed to escape from my attention for 40 years...

Side one:
1 The court of the Crimson King [7:31]
2 Bottleneck [3:14]
3 Surfer girl [2:44]
4 Give me just a little more time [2:57]

Side two:
1 Footprints of the giant [9:42]
2 Power to the people [2:55]
3 Abbey road medley [6:06]

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The Burbank Philharmonic (1970, US, Dixieland) 
Monday, October 17, 2011, 09:52 PM - Music, - US, English
Three brothers doing dixie versions of more or less well known tunes.

Side one:
1 Big noise from Winnetka [2:23]
2 You've lost that lovin' feeling [3:02]
3 These boots are made for walking [2:42]
4 Italian village [3:08]
5 Banjo city [2:41]
6 Hey Jude [3:13]

Side two:
1 King of the road [2:30]
2 Spinning wheel [2:16]
3 Michelle [2:12]
4 Light my fire [3:04]
5 The happy whistler [2:38]
6 My special angel [2:45]

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Ht Vi Qu Hng (1982, DE/VN, new wave) 
Sunday, October 16, 2011, 04:38 PM - Music, - DE, - VN, English
Ht Vi Qu Hng was a one time project of Holger Hiller and Walter Thielsch (both: Palais Schaumburg) with three Vietnamese refugees singing traditional songs.
Walter Thielsch died January 13th 2011 at age 60 in Hamburg.

Side one:
1 Ht Vi Qu Hng [3:12]

Side two:
1 Saigon ep Lăm [2:16]
2 Trng Cm [3:23]

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Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls - Live Paradiso, Amsterdam NL, 1981-03-05 
Thursday, June 2, 2011, 10:11 PM - Music, - UK, English, who has many live recordings of bands around 1980, asked who owned the recordings of this concert.
Me! Who else?
I never published them before because the quality is not so good (crappy basf cassette).

Here they finally are:
1 Screaming in the darkness [3:31]
2 Searching for heaven [2:54]
3 Time slipping [3:43]
4 Dream sequence [3:13]
5 Two shots left [3:25]
6 When will we learn / Mr. X [7:37]
7 Animal crazy [2:53]

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Gershon Kingsley - Much Silence 
Thursday, March 18, 2010, 01:31 AM - Music, - US, English
After a very long time, finally a real music upload again. I do it more or less to get some attention (at least I hope getting it) for my new travelers site. See the banner on the right, look at the cute creatures, can you resist clicking on them?

About the share:
This is not the happy and cheerful sound Kingsley made in cooperation with Jean-Jacques Perrey. On this record just slow piano pieces or, as he calls it, electronic New Age music. If you listen very carefully, you can sometimes hear bits of Popcorn, although in a much slower tempo.
Not For Sale, as the back cover states.

Side one:
1 Illumination [5:17]
2 Beyond destiny [5:36]
3 Quiet descent [6:59]
4 Infinitude [5:07]

Side two:
1 Eternal moment [5:56]
2 Rim of vision [5:30]
3 Much silence [3:37]
4 Reconciliation [4:34]

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Sunday, February 21, 2010, 08:21 PM - Personal, English
I made a site for travelers.
The search of locations on this site is based on GPS coordinates: longitude and latitude. You indicate where you want to stay by double clicking on the map (or dragging the marker) and the system will tell you what is nearby. You even get a street view, if available, thanks to Google Maps.

It's a site for traveler friends. Here you can find places to stay, eat, drink or see, which other travelers find worthwhile and were kind enough to leave this information on the site.

I hope you will find the time to insert some of your favorite spots.

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