Stephane Gasparini - La lecon de chant Electro-Magnetique (1983, IT/FR, electronic/opera) 
Friday, June 29, 2007, 07:44 PM - Music, - FR, - IT, English
How did an adjective like Electro Magnetic, which only originated in 1823, germinate in the minds of J. Offenbach and E. Bourget, so that today it has become a common term.
Just imagine an Italian singing teacher in 1983 with his own recording studio comprising numerous electro-magnetic instruments, intent on promoting a reticent singing student who he must back up with synthesizers and sound mixing panels. We must jump a century to react with the same enthusiasm.
(from the sleeve notes)

I found this on the market. If you dislike opera voices, like I do, skip to side two, there you find the instrumental rendition. That synthesizer only version is not available on cd.

Side one:
1 Introduction [2:10]
2 No 1 Andante - Tout zante sur la terre [4:24]
3 No 2 Tarentelle - C'est la vive tarentelle [1:13]
4 No 3 Ensemble - Apôtre de la foi magnétique [7:34]
5 No 3 bis La Bigornoise - Ronde (extraite de l'Ensemble) [5:13]
6 No 4 Final [1:31]

Side two:
1 Introduction [1:14]
2 No 1 Andante [1:52]
3 No 2 Tarentelle [1:12]
4 No 3 Ensemble [4:05]
5 No 3 bis La Bigornoise [3:59]
6 No 4 Final [1:31]

The uploads where damaged, I re-uploaded them again.

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The Dead Beatle 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 07:55 PM - Music, - US, English
I got a message from Alleee of Mondo Diablo. My Silly Beatles post inspired her to make a podcast with some of my shared music. She combined it with a lot of other worthwhile Beatles covers and a radio broadcast of a syndicated special detailing the Paul is Dead phenomenon, which is a funny idea: Paul is with Ringo the only Beatle who survived. The radio recording can be found on the 365 Days Project.
Alleee had so much material, she made two podcasts out of it: Two hours of silly Beatles and even sillier comments.

And while you are there, try the other episodes, they all have nice surprises.

Sjardin's Terrible Surprise - Live First (1981, NL, speed pop) 
Thursday, June 14, 2007, 04:27 PM - Music, - NL, English
Years after Group 1850 disbanded, Peter Sjardin tried to take a more commercial line with this Terrible Surprise. The music was a kind of speedy rock 'n' roll in Herman Brood and Gruppo Sportivo style. Herman Brood later took over the female background singers.
The critics were merciless. Not quite rightly, I think. The music is not bad, but don't expect Group 1850.

Ella Elbersen: vocals
Wouter Planteydt: guitar, percussion
Peter Sjardin: lead vocals, organiser
Robbie Smits: vocals
Kees van der Vooren: fender bass
Wilfrid Snellens: drums, percussion

This is the only recording they made. After this failure, Peter stopped making music and retreated anonymously in a basement in Amsterdam.

This is a hand-numbered edition, from 1 to a 1000. (NR 315)

Side one:
1 Rip off love [5:27]
2 Time killer [2:34]
3 One [3:15]
4 Collage castrate code [3:38]
5 Tokyo [3:05]
6 The wrong information [3:31]

Side two:
1 Can't control [3:32]
2 Unknown queen [2:46]
3 Raped [1:52]
4 The dutch scene [4:23]
5 Sun is coming [5:56]

Put your head on the cover between Robbie and Ella, everybody is a star

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The Who Boys (UK, plunder/mashup) 
Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 07:18 PM - Music, - UK, English
Six albums full of cleverly combined songs of others and some originals. All downloadable!
They call it Mashup pop.

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The Silly Beatles (weird) 
Wednesday, June 6, 2007, 09:18 PM - Music, Fun, English
A colleague of mine asked me to make a compilation for her of the silly covers I have of Beatles songs. While busy with that, I thought by myself: why not sharing this? So here it is.
I must admit, I took a lot from the fabulous the Exotic Beatles compilations of Jim Phelan.

01 Intro
02 The Squirrels - Let It Be
03 Akiko Kanazawa - Yellow Submarine Ondo
04 Die Beat Oma - Ich Bin die Beat Oma
05 Joah Valley - I Saw Her Standing There
06 William Shatner - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
07 Arthur Mullard - Yesterday
08 Helmut Zacharias - Ob-la-di ob-la-da
09 First Moog Quartet - Eleanor Rigby
10 Lord Sitar - I Am The Walrus
11 Kathy Berberian - I wanna hold your hand
12 Don Bowman - The other Ringo
13 Geesin's Mahogany's Ministrels - Lady Madonna
14 The Ladmo Trio - Michelle
15 The Pickin' On Pickers - Yellow Submarine
16 The Templeton Twins - Yesterday
17 Frank Sidebottom - Flying
18 Gershon Kingsley - Paperback Rider
19 The Folkswingers - Norwegian Wood
20 Tiny Tim & Brave Combo - Girl
21 Reverend Floyd Hazen
22 Teddy Lee - Maxwells Silberhammer
23 Margarita Pracatan - From Me To You
24 Sweet Sixteen - We love you Beatles
25 John Otway - I'm the Walrus
26 Peter Sellers - She Loves You
27 R.A.M. Pietsch - Piggies
28 Gordon Langford - Yellow Submarine
29 The Travellers - Hoppla-di Hoppla-da
30 Mae West - Day Tripper
31 Dread Zeppelin - Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End

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Fair in my birth town (a week after Whit Sunday, NL) 
Friday, June 1, 2007, 11:37 AM - Personal

I couldn't find a streaming link, so I used a javascript trick:
<script language="JavaScript">
function reloadMarktImage() {
var mynow = new Date();
if (document.images) {
document.images.Roermond.src =
+ mynow.getTime();
<img src=""
name="Roermond" width="484" height="396"
onLoad='setTimeout("reloadMarktImage()", 50);'
Markus Kison (DE) made an installation with this and three other webcams. See a description and explanation here and on the related link.
See the Markt in Roermond on Google Earth.
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Gil Trythall - Luxikon II/Echospace (1980, US, electronic) 
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 09:37 PM - Music, - US, English
Original music from the man who covered lots of country hits on his moog: Country Moog & Nashville Gold. Thanks to Vasco who sent me this gem.
Both compositions were made for a dance performance.
Principal instrumentation includes: Moog IIIc modular, two interconnected Micromoogs, EML 400 Sequencer, Multivox Analog Echo and a Farfisa combo organ.

Luxikon II [14:36]
Echospace [12:30]

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